5th Gear Failures

Common to the Dodge NV4500 manual transmission

Published in the August 2008 Issue August 2008 Build, Products

The popular New Venture (NV) 4500 5-speed manual transmission is well known for its strength, durability, and drivability as the 5-speed manual found in late model Chevy ('92 and up) and Dodge ('94 and up) trucks. These are great transmissions. However, their Achilles Heel is in 5th gear. Take a look at these photos we took of an NV4500 from our 1998 Dodge Cummins.

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