Remanufactured 48RE Transmissions

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Ship Direct To Repair Shop
We provide an out-the-door price, with shipping, for a replacement remanufactured 48RE transmission direct to the repair shop.

48RE Transmissions At Wholesale Prices
At Street Smart, we provide remanufactured transmissions shipped factory direct at wholesale prices to save you money.

Ships with Synthetic Fluid
Ships with Pennzoil Platinum LV Multi-Vehicle ATF Synthetic Transmission Fluid

Buy Factory Direct and Save!

Save an average of $350 – $1200 than buying through a dealer or repair shop!

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How Street Smart Transmission Works

1. Request An Estimate

Select your vehicle above to receive estimate. We will display an out-the-door price for a replacement remanufactured transmission, along with local installation estimate, shipped free to one of our recommended installers or your mechanic.

2. Order Factory Direct & Save

Buy factory direct wholesale and save an average $350 to $1200 vs. buying through shops or dealers. Special Financing available through PayPal Credit. All transmissions come with a 3 year, unlimited mile, parts and labor, nationwide warranty.

3. Free Ship + No Core Charge

Always free shipping to any commercially zoned address in the continental US*.  No up-front core charges.** At Street Smart, we do not charge you hundreds of dollars extra for core charges.
*Residential delivery add $200. We do not ship to AK, HI, PR or International. 
**Excluding Dodge Diesel 48RE, 65RFE & 68RFE models.

4. Free Core Pickup

Your mechanic installs your new transmission, and places your old transmission (core) into our reusable shipping container. You let us know when your vehicle is done, and we’ll send a truck to pick up the core free, within 24 hours.

Our 48RE Updates and Upgrades

► Fully remanufactured valve body includes updated throttle valve, manual valve, 4-spool switch valve, and pressure regulator valve for improved shifting, lubrication, and performance.
► Modified valve body allows torque converter charge in park to increase durability and enhance gear engagements.
► Completely remanufactured pump provides consistent internal pressures, eliminating slippage and delayed engagement.
► Overdrive (OD) direct clutch updated to 8-plate clutch with new thrust plate for increased durability.
► Overdrive (OD) clutch updated to 4-plate clutch for increased durability.
► Overdrive (OD) planetary assembly upgraded to a 5-pinion unit for increased durability.
► Oversized Low/Reverse brake band strut maintains correct band clearance to eliminate drum slippage and No-Reverse condition.
► Custom-machined output shaft to fit both late- and early-style driveshaft yokes.
► New external fluid cooler provided to improve cooling and prevent fluid contamination.
► All-new custom-spec bushings improve internal fluid flow control and pressures.
► Bushings and machined surfaces polished to a mirror-like OE finish of 16 RA or less.
► Fully remanufactured torque converter is tested for leaks, lockup, concentricity, and balance. Upgrades exceed OE requirements and eliminate the possibility of front seal leaks, premature bushing wear, and vibration. Diesel and heavy-duty gasoline applications include new lock-up lining.
► Complete road simulation using a dynamometer testing program called C.A.R.S. (Computer Aided Road Simulation). Every transmission is cold and hot tested before shipment.

48RE Vehicle Applications

How Many Variations of the 48RE?

There are many different variations (so we have over 60 different part numbers!). Each one for a different engine size (bellhousing) and varying electronic and solenoid systems for different years.

Only certain models will interchange with others, which is why we ask for your 17-digit VIN# when you order so we are 100% sure it is the matching unit for your vehicle!

Remanufactured 48RE vs. Rebuilt or Used

Reman 48RE vs. Rebuilt 48RE?
Both are good options but the best option for you depends on the transmission problem, the year, make and model of vehicle, the mileage and the vehicle value. What kind of warranty coverage are you looking for? Remanufactured transmissions carry a longer, 3 year, nationwide warranty with additional upgrades while a rebuilt unit generally carries up to a 1 or 2 year warranty and upgrades vary from shop to shop.
Reman 48RE vs. Used 48RE?
Buying a used 48RE transmission may save you money. However, if the unit does not work properly after installed, you will more than likely have to pay the labor again for removal and reinstall of the transmission PLUS the freight to ship the transmission back to the salvage yard. The additional cost may be higher than installing a reman or rebuilt transmission–not to mention the extra downtime. Warranties for a used transmission is only 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or 6 months. Used transmissions, since there is no way to know how many miles are on them, may fail at any time.

3 Year, Unlimited Miles Nationwide Warranty
Parts & Labor Coverage

Our commitment to delivering excellent service doesn’t end at the closing of the sale! Should you have any questions or concerns about your Street Smart transmission, our Product Support Team is only a phone call away.

So what does a No Hassle Warranty really mean?

• You’re covered for 3 years, unlimited miles.
• Your warranty attaches to your vehicle and transfers to new owners.
• You’re covered anywhere in the continental United States.
• You’re back on the road fast; we send you a replacement transmission. as soon as your warranty diagnosis submitted!
• We pay labor to the shop installing your replacement transmission.

Labor Warranty Defined: Up to $50/hour MItchell book hours for removal and re-installation. Must be initially installed at an auto repair shop for labor warranty to be valid. Auto repair shop is defined as repair shop whose primary business is automotive repair and provides auto repair service to the general public, and the initial install is done on a repair order.

Commercial Application Defined: Vehicles of larger than one ton (F450/F550, 4500/5500 series, motorhomes), transportation for hire (taxis, shuttles, bus,  limo) delivery service, business-owned commercial-use vehicles, police/emergency vehicles, tow trucks.

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48RE Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Trouble CodeDescription
P0700Transmission Control System (MIL Request)
P0711Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0720Output Speed Sensor Circuit
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0741Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
P0742Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On
P0743Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical
P0744Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent
P0748Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Electrical
P0751Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P07833-4 Shift
P0814Torque Converter Overstressed
P0814Transmission Range Display Circuit
P1864Torque Converter Enable Solenoid Electrical Fault
P1873Torque Converter Clutch Stator Temperature Switch Circuit Low Voltage
P1874Torque Converter Clutch Stator Temperature Switch Circuit High Voltage
P1887Torque Converter Clutch Release Switch
P2756Torque Converter Clutch Press Ctrl Solenoid
P2757Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
P2758Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Stuck On
P2759Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Electrical
P2760Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Intermittent
P2761Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Open
P2762Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Range/Performance
P2763Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit High
P2764Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Low
P2769Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Low
P2770Torque Converter Clutch Circuit High

48RE History

The 48RE is an electronically governed, ECU controlled, four-speed heavy-duty overdrive automatic transmission, that is stronger than its predecessor, the 47-series. The base design from the original Torqueflite remains largely unchanged and the addition of a 2-speed output shaft (overdrive unit) that is bolted to the back of the 3-speed transmission has only two ratios: direct (1:1) and overdrive (.69:1).

While lubrication to the overdrive unit was a challenge early on, this challenge was later overcome with factory improvements and/or aftermarket valve body kits.