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I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 single rear wheel, automatic,

I have a 2008 Dodge...
I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 single rear wheel, automatic, 4X4, mega cab. The truck has approximately 200,000 miles. I believe I need to replace the transmission. I've been told by many that the six speed transmissions used in the first 6.7 diesel trucks we're not very good. However it appears that they've improved them in later years. No my question is will I be able to swap in a liter year transmission into my truck? Would there be any issues regarding the control computer?
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You can update to a newer transmission, but only the dealer can tell you what transmissions will work. The TCM or transmission control module will need to be re-flashed with the software for the transmission that is going in the truck too. Yo won't need a new TCM, just a re-flash.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
By problem is that my local dealer informed me that if I put a transmission in from a different model year it would be considered a modification and they don't work on modified vehicles. Did I just get the wrong guy at the dealership? I mean It seems to me that if the transmission has not been changed mechanically it should work and if it's a Dodge transmission they should be able to reflash the computer. What do you think?

I think that guy was wrong, you're not putting a Ford transmission in there.

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