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1994-2001 Ram NV3500 Specs
Used in All 1500 and 94-95 2500LD Models
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      The NV3500 is a medium duty, 5-speed, constant mesh, fully synchronized manual transmission. The NV3500 is used with 3.9L and 5.2L engines and is available in 2WD and 4WD configurations.
      The transmission gear case consists of two aluminum housings. The clutch housing is not a removable component. It is an integral part of the transmission front housing.
      A combination of roller and ball bearings are used to support the transmission shafts in the two housings. The transmission gears all rotate on caged type needle bearings. A roller bearing is used between the input and output shafts.
      The NV3500 has a single shaft shift mechanism with all three shift forks mounted on the shaft. The shaft is supported in the front and rear housings by bushings and one linear ball bearing. Internal components consist of the forks, shaft, shift lever socket, and detent components.
       The transmission is disassembled and serviced by unbolting and splitting the case into a front half and a back half.

Wide ratio
Used in 1500 
Narrow Ratio
Used in 2500LD
Gear Ratio 
1st 4.01
2nd
2.32
3rd 1.40
4th 1.00
5th 0.73
R
3.55
Gear Ratio 
1st 3.490
2nd
2.160
3rd 1.401
4th 1.000
5th 0.729
R
3.55
  • Manufactured by New Venture Gear
  • Order code: DDC
  • Input torque rating: 300 ft-lb
  • Max GVWR: 7,200 lb
  • Max GCVWR: 11,000 lb
  • Fluid Capacity: 4.8 pints to the bottom of the fill plug 
  • Weight (with oil): 110 lb
  • Mopar Manual Transmission Lubricant (PN 4761525) is the ONLY lubricant recommended for the NV3500.
  • Fill Plug: Front housing on passenger side
  • Drain Plug: Bottom of the front housing
 
NV3500HD FWIW: A HD version of the NV3500 has these specs (not used in the Ram)
Gear Ratio 
1st 3.49
2nd
2.14
3rd 1.38
4th 1.00
5th 0.73
R
3.55

 

  • Manufactured by New Venture Gear
  • Input torque rating: 340 ft-lb
  • Max GVWR: 7,200 lb
  • Max GCVWR: 11,000 lb
  • Fluid Capacity: 2.0L
  • Weight (with oil): 110 lb

 


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