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|MASTERTECH No. 11 November 1998 - Page 3|
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As stated earlier, the NV5600 transmission has a lifetime lubrication system, but that's not to say that you, as a service technician, will never have to drain or add lubricant.
The NV5600 uses Mopar Manual Transmission Lubricant, part number 4874464, and its capacity is about 9 1/2 pints. The lubricant drain is the bottom bolt hole for the PTO cover (Fig 13).
Remember that sealant must be applied to the bolt threads before reinstalling the bolt and filling the transmission.
|The fill plug is located on the driver's side of the main case (Fig 14). The proper lube oil fill level is the bottom of the fill hole. And you probably already know how to check the lubricant level while the vehicle is on a level surface, in order to get an accurate reading.|
When it comes to in-vehicle service of the NV5600, there's really not a whole lot you can do. You can however replace the rear seal without removing the transmission from the vehicle. The only other serviceable item while the transmission is in the vehicle is the shift tower. Remove it before removing the transmission.
Before removing the NV5600, you should be aware that it is very heavy, and you might need some assistance handling it. You must use a heavy-duty scissors-type transmission jack for removal, and always use the safety chains to secure the transmission to the jack (Fig 15).
|Lifting the NV5600 requires the use of special tool 8241, which is a transport fixture. You'll also need to use special tool 8230, which is a fixture that adapts an engine stand to hold the NV5600 transmission (Fig 16), which facilitates disassembly.|
Thanks to Bob Bergevin for his help with this page.
Last Update: September 6, 1999