New Venture NV3500 Manual Transmission

NV3500 5 Speed Manual Transmission Specs & Information

The NV3500 is a light duty, 5 speed manual transmission designed and manufactured by New Venture Gear. The most common application of the NV3500 was 1993 to 2001 fullsize GMC/Chevrolet and Dodge Ram pickups. A more robust version of the transmission, the NV3500-HD, was used exclusively in the Dodge Dakota midsize pickup from 1994 to 2004 model years; it features a slightly higher input torque rating. The NV3500 has a two piece case that must be "split" in order to perform repairs on the internal components and does not have any other access point to the inside of the transmission. The front section of the transmission case contains an integrated bellhousing. At approximately 110 lbs, the NV3500 is relatively light weight.

New Venture NV3500 Transmission Ratios

Model/Type

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

R

Wide ratio NV3500 (GM fullsize & Ram 1500)

4.02 : 1

2.32 : 1

1.40 : 1

1.00 : 1

0.73 : 1

3.55 : 1

Close ratio NV3500 (GM midsize & Ram 2500 LD)

3.49 : 1

2.16 : 1

1.40 : 1

1.00 : 1

0.73 : 1

3.55 : 1

Close Ratio NV3500-HD (Dodge Dakota)

3.49 : 1

2.14 : 1

1.38 : 1

1.00 : 1

0.73 : 1

3.55 : 1

 

New Venture NV3500 Manual Transmission Specs

Transmission:

NV3500 & NV3500-HD

Type:

5 speed synchronized manual transmission

Manufacturer:

New Venture Gear

Model Years/Applications:

1993 - 2006 GMC/Chevrolet C/K pickup (4.3L V-6, 5.0L V-8, 5.7L V-8)
1993 - 2003 Chevrolet S10 (4.3L V-6)
1994 - 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ( 3.9L V-6, 5.2L V-8)
1994 - 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 LD
1994 - 2004 Dodge Dakota (NV3500-HD only)
2002 - 2004 Jeep Liberty (3.7L V-6)

GM RPO Codes:

MG5 - wide ratio, fullsize GM trucks
M50 - close ratio, midsize/compact GM trucks

Dodge Order Code:

DDC

Synchronization:

Synchronized in all forward gears and reverse

PTO Provisions:

None - no PTO or other access cover on transmission housing

Case Material:

Aluminum 2 piece transmission case with integrated bellhousing

Max Input Torque:

NV3500

~ 300 lb-ft

NV3500-HD

~ 340 lb-ft

Weight:

~ 110 lbs with oil

Oil Capacity [1]:

4x2 NV3500

2.4 qts (4.8 pints)

4x4 NV3500

2.1 qts (4.2 pints)

NV3500-HD

2.1 qts (4.2 pints)

Fluid Type/Spec:

GM Syncromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (ACDelco 10-4014, GM 12377916, GM 88900399))
MOPAR NV3500 Manual Transmission Lubricant (MOPAR 4874464)
Amsoil Syncromesh Manual Transmission Fluid

Drain Plug Location:

Bottom of transmission (torque to 14-20 lb-ft)

Fill Plug Location:

Front, passenger side of transmission (torque to 14-20 lb-ft)

Shift Pattern:

New Venture NV3500 shift pattern

[1] Dry fill capacity, service refill may be marginally lower; fill transmission to bottom of fill plug with vehicle parked on level surface.