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BW 44-44 to BW 44-45 Swap

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Moparman16, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Lyle Longboat

    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    Would this switch from a 44-44 to 44-45 work on a 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport? I need a new t case as mine just started making some ridiculous noises earlier today. Searched about this swap and found it here on the forum.
     
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    I believe the answer is yes, but I'm not sure about the Alfaobd end of it...
     
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    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    Hmm, now from the 44-45s I have saw searching around for all lost them for the 3.6L. Is this standard for the 44-45 TC, 3.6L and not a 5.7? I have no clue about these TCs. Thanks for the direction as well. I may have to end up with the clutches that I hate with a passion. I already replaced the clutches in my current TC.
     
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    As I understand it, the 44-45 is the "base" tcase and the 44-44 is the "premium" tcase, which engine it's equipped with doesn't make a difference. Basically they put the 44-45 on base model trucks and the 44-44 on the higher trimmed trucks except for the Rebel which got the 44-45.

    The only thing you might want to check in is if the 44-45 electrical connections are different than the 2011 & 2012 trucks vs the 2013-2018 trucks...
     
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    The BW44-44 is a Full-time transfer case(Auto 4x4) which as you know utilizes a clutch to transfer power to the front wheels. The BW44-45 is a Part-time time transfer case that doesn't have the "clutch" to drive the front axle.
    It shouldn't matter which engine it was on, just which transmission.
     
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    Worked for me. Used a 44-45 from a 2015 on my 2012. No issues at all.
     
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    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    I have the 545RFE trans. If it worked on the 2012, should work on the 2011.
     
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    since the snow, today I found the 4WD lock and 4WD low is not working of my RAM1500 2013 HEMI 5.7, no any alarm, I already bought a ELM327 USB OBD2 tool and download the AlfaOBD 2.2.4.0 (registered), tomorrow I will drive to a service shop to check what is happened, maybe this is why the precious 5 owner sell the truck. if possibe, I will replace the 44-44 to 44-45.
     
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    Send @Brandon-w a PM before you do that
     
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    OK, I will, tomorrow I will check it what is happened for the tc.
     

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