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Joined: 07/05/2014 19:14:43
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It appears at 115, 000km my 545rfe has thrown a thrust washer and cooked 4th gear, 4th gear out of ratio and fault immediately after shift were the codes thrown, inspection of the fluid revealed one large metal shard that had obivously run thru a gear, at this point its cheaper to replace the transmission with a low mileage used unit than have a shop tear it apart. The question looming, is the crd 545rfe the same as units used in the ram 1500 hemi's or are there internal differences? Dealerships in a city of 1.2million seem to be suffering from generalized retardation quoting "ive never even seen one before" >
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joined: 02/08/2009 00:51:33
Messages: 4
My understanding is that the internals of the transmission are the same as those used in the Ram and gas powered Jeeps. It is the case itself that is different. The starter in the CRD is apparently on the opposite side of the transmission relative to those in the gas powered vehicles. If you look on www.car-part.com, you can find listings for used Liberty transmissions. Back when mine took a dump, due to torque converter as it turns out, I explored this option too. I think your options come down to another gently used CRD tranny or getting one rebuilt. Chrysler does sell remanufactured ones now. I think they were around $1800 (don't quote me on this) on moparpartsamerica.com a few weeks ago. Good luck.

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