ATSG Chrysler 45RFE Transmission Repair Manual - Beginning at the start of production for the 1999 model year Chrysler Corporation has introduced a brand new rear wheel drive transmission for the 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 4.7L engine, and scheduled for the Ram Pick-up for the 2000 model year. This is the first completely new rear wheel drive automatic transmission from Chrysler in more than thirty years. The 45RFE designation tells us that this new unit has 4 forward speeds, a relative torque rating of 5, is for Rear drive vehicles and is Fully Electronic controlled. Refer to Figure 1. The 545RFE was introduced in 2003 in 3.7 and 5.7 engines. There are few differences in the components between the 45RFE and the 545RFE, although the main difference is the addition of a fifth ratio, which is electronically controlled.
Chrysler 42RE Automatic Trasmission Repair Manual - The Chrysler 42RE (A500SE) is a 4 speed automatic transmission. Mechanical and hydraulic components in the 42RE are similar to those found in the 42RH (A500) transmissions. The major difference between them involves the method they use to produce governor pressure for shift control. The 42RE (A500SE) uses electronic components to create governor pressure and the 42RH (A500) uses a mechanical governor to create governor pressure. First through third gear in the 42RE (A500SE) are provided by the clutches, bands, low roller clutch and planetary gear
sets located in the transmission main case. Fourth gear is provided by the overdrive unit, located in the extension housing and contains an overdrive clutch, overdrive direct clutch, overrun roller clutch and overdrive planetary gear set. The 42RE (A500SE) Overdrive Unit is shorter than the 42RH (A500), resulting from elimination of the mechanical governor, governor support and governor oil tubes. The 42RE valve body transfer plate is completely new. It is redesigned to accommodate a new governor body and different hydraulic circuitry. The governor pressure solenoid and governor pressure sensor are mounted on this body. It also channels governor pressure from the solenoid into the governor pressure circuit for the 1-2 and 2-3 shift valves in the valve body. The 3-4 shift is activated electronically with a shift solenoid.
Chrysler 46RE, 47RE, 48RE Automatic Trasmission Repair Manual - The 46RE, 47RE and 48RE family of transmissions by the Chrysler Group, are fitted behind a wide variety of engine sizes, including diesel, and across various vehicle lines. They are also available in 2WD and 4WD configurations. Beginning at the start of production for model year 2005, Dodge trucks equipped with the 5.9L diesel and 48RE transmission were equipped with an electronically controlled Transmission Throttle Valve Actuator (TTVA). This Actuator has replaced the previous Throttle Valve Cable and all associated linkage. A push-in Transmission Range Sensor was implemented in model year 2002 to replace the screw-in Park/Neutral switch.