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Old 12-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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Default Auto Trans Band Adjustment

Here is some info on how to adjust the bands on our transmissions:
Band adjustments for each model year:

1994
Front Band - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2-1/2 turns
Rear Band
32/42RH - Tighten to 72 in-LB, back off 4 turns
36/37/46/47RH - Tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2 turns
1995
Front Band
42RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2-1/4 turns
46RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2-7/8 turns
47RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 1-7/8 turns
Rear Band
42RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 4 turns
46RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2 turns
47RH - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 3 turns
1996
Front Band - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2-7/8 turns
Rear Band - tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2 turns
1997
Front Band
46RE - tighten screw to 8N.m or 72 inch pounds, back off 2 7/8 turns
47RE - tighten screw to 8N.m or 72 inch pounds, , back off 1 7/8 turns
Rear band
46RE - tighten screw to 8N.m or 72 inch pounds, back off 2 turns
47RE - tighten screw to 8N.m or 72 inch pounds, back off 3 turns
The adjustment screw inside the case is a square head bolt. You will need a special 1/4 square head socket to fit your torque wrench.
1998 unknown
1999
Front Band
47RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 1 7/8 turns
42 RE - The final adjustment for the front band has been changed to:
back off 3 turns. (TSB 21-16-98)
Rear Band
47RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 3 turns
The 47RH rear band requires a 1/4" hex driver, the front band requires a T-30 Torx driver, the filter is held in place by two screws which require a T-20 Torx driver
2000-2001
Front Band
42RE - Tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 3 turns
44RE - Tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 1 7/8 turns
46RE - Tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 2 7/8 turns
47RE - Tighten to 72 in-lb, back off 1 7/8 turns

From Bill Konolday's 47RE notes: I usually go a little looser than factory specs on this front band - backing off the adjustment screw 2 or 2 1/4 turns. Depending on the circumstances I have backed off the band up to 2 1/2 turns.

Rear Band
42RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 4 turns
44RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 4 turns
46RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 2 turns
47RE - tighten band adj. screw to 72 inch pounds, back off 3 turn
94+ Automatic Transmission Bolt and Nut Torque Specs

Front band adjustment locknut - 30 ft-lb
Rear band adjustment locknut - 25 ft-lb
Transmission pan bolts - 13 ft-lb


Here is another place that has a lot of good info: http://www.dodgeram.org/tech/transmi...T_band_adj.htm
Quote:
Originally Posted by dodgeram.org
Recommended Intervals for Band Adjust, Fluid Change, Filter Change:

  • 24,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first
Automatic Transmission Band Adjustment:
The front band controls the 2nd gear cluster. The rear band controls the 3rd gear cluster and reverse. For a 2-3 shift, the transmission shifts back to 1st gear with the front band while the rear band engages 3rd gear. If the front band does not release the 2nd gear clutches before the third gear clutches engage, the transmission binds, which shortens the life of the transmission clutches. If the front band releases too early in the shift, the engine will overspeed (sounds and feels like a slip) during the 2-3 shift.
1. Loosen band adjusting screw locknut. Then back locknut off 3-5 turns. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in case. Apply lubricant to screw
threads if necessary. The front band adjuster is on the outside of the transmission and the locknut requires a 3/4" wrench.
2. Using Inch Pound Torque Wrench C-3380-A, a 3-in. extension and appropriate Torx socket (T-40), tighten adjusting screw to 72 in-lb. CAUTION: If Adapter C-3705 (from SPX Miller) is needed to reach the adjusting screw, tighten the screw to only 47-50 in. lbs. torque.
3. Back off adjusting screw the number of turns listed below for your transmission.
4. Hold adjusting screw in place and tighten lock-nut to:
41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.) for the front band
34 Nm (25 ft. lbs.) for the rear band
The adjustment screw inside the case is a square head bolt. You will need a 1/4 square head socket to fit your torque wrench.
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