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If you use the truck for anything other than just driving it around town or slow higway driving, I would get rid of the auto and swap a manual in. I own a 98 ram and use it as a hunting truck and mostly offhighway venihclebut take care of it and don't rag on it, but I'm still on my 4th transmission.

Im swapping in amanual this time. I should have done it right the first time it went out and got rid of the auto then.

stick with the auto. The amount of work involved in conversion would be too much. Plus cost of a flywheel,clutch assy, and trans would be huge.

Be sure to have trans codes checked before a overhaul. Once in a great while I fix a Dodge because it needs a sensor or such. Dan the tranny man

Well i have a 96 dodge 1500, and depending on what the trans is doing it could also be the relays in the transmission. If it seems like it won't shift into the higher gears or like its slipping that could be the problem. To say the least I'm just a mechanic wana be lol.

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