Chrysler TorqueFlite A727

TorqueFlite 727 Automatic Transmission Specs & Ratios

Chrysler's TorqueFlite 727 three speed automatic transmission was developed in the early 60's for a variety of car and pickup applications. The roots of late model Chrysler overdrive transmissions can be traced to the design of the original 727. Its strength, availability, and aftermarket support make it a suitable transmission for a variety of applications.

The TorqueFlite 727 is a three speed automatic transmission developed and produced by Chrysler. Since 1962, this transmission has been used in a variety of Chrysler vehicles as well as some AMC engines. Behind the AMC 304 and 360 CID V-8 engines, the transmission was marketed as the "Torque-Command 8". It is praised for its strength, endurance, and simplicity. A testament to its strength lies in the fact that this transmission was used with nearly every small and big block V-8 engine that Chrysler had, including the powerful 440 Magnum and 426 Hemi engines. As such, it remains extremely popular in drag racing and off-road vehicles, which demand a transmission that can be affordably built to take punishment after punishment in grueling conditions.

The 727 was eventually renamed and divided into the 36RH and 37RH transmissions, where "3" designates it is a three speed transmission, "6/7" are strength designations (on a scale of 1-9, with 9 being the strongest), "R" identifies it is intended for rear wheel drive applications, and finally the "H" designated that it was hydraulically controlled. The transmission's final year was 1991, but its basic architecture evolved into the TorqueFlite A518 and later 46RH transmission, which featured a 0.69 : 1 overdrive.

TorqueFlite 727 Specs & Ratios

Type 3 speed automatic
Applications Various Chrysler and AMC, 1962 - 1991
1989 - 1991 Dodge D250, D350, W250, W350
Case Material Cast aluminum with integrated bellhousing
Case Length 34.39 inches
Weight ~ 130 lbs
1st gear ratio 2.45 : 1
2nd gear ratio 1.45 : 1
3rd gear ratio 1.00 : 1
Reverse Ratio 2.20 : 1
Fluid Type MOPAR ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid [1]
Fluid Capacity 14.5 - 16.5 quarts total capacity, ~4.0 quarts service refill capacity
Filter P/N MOPAR 3515996
Fluid Pan Gasket P/N MOPAR 0246 4324AC
Service Intervals [2] Replace transmission fluid and filter every 30,000 miles
Adjust bands every 24,000 miles/24 months
Identification Chrysler 727 transmission pan ID

[1] MOPAR ATF+4 supersedes all previous (and defunct) automatic transmission fluid specifications
[2] Service intervals as identified by the 1989 - 1993 Dodge service manual; recommend servicing transmission at band adjustment intervals for convenience.