We offer a number of different service publications for most Dodge, Plymouth, and Ram 4x4s. For both the DIY truck owner and professional Techs, our step by step, color illustrated printed manuals written by Dan the Gear Man® provide easy to follow, highly detailed coverage of specific service procedures. We also have Chrysler authorized, PDF format, complete CD versions of Dodge Factory Service Manuals for most older truck models. Last, but not least, our Dan the Gear Man® Video Service Guides make complex jobs look easy and they are the perfect companion to our printed manuals.
Our Axle Service Publications detail specific service procedures for your Dodge or Ram truck.
TM4400 Pinion & Differential Bearing Service on Dana-Spicer Monobeam Axles When hard working Dana-Spicer drive axles exceed 125,000-150,000 driving miles, it is time to perform a re-bearing job on the pinion and differential bearings. Covers step-by-step service procedures for performing a complete pinion and differential rebearing job on Dana Model 30, 35, 44, 50, 60, 70, 70HD, and 80 solid drive axles. Includes over 75 Color Photographs, Torque Charts, and Tool Recommendations! Fold-flat, 26 page, 8½" x 11" printed publication with plastic covers.
Link to TM4400 Catalog Page.
TSB4008 1994-2002 Dodge Rear Wheel Bearing Adjustment shows you with photos and detailed text how to properly adjust the rear wheel bearings on your Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x2 or 4x4 Truck. Covers wheel bearing adjustment procedures for all 1994-2002 Dodge 3/4 Ton and 1 Ton Dodge Trucks equipped with Dana 60, Dana 70, or Dana 80 Full Float Rear Axles with either Single or Dual Rear Wheels and stock spindle nuts. 2 pages, 10 Color Photos.
Link to TSB4008 Catalog Page.
TSB4515 1994-1999 Dodge Ram Front Hub Replacement for 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 front axles. Includes detailed service procedures, tool recommendations, and Torque specifications, for 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 4x4 trucks with Dana-Spicer Model 60 front drive axles. 4 pages, 16 color photos.
Link to TSB4515 Catalog Page.
TSB4586 2003-2011 4x4 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Ball Joint Service (9.25" AAM Axle) is a color illustrated, 7 page, job specific, Technical Service Bulletin written by Dan the Gear Man® that explains in photos and step-by-step text the service procedures you will use to replace the pressed in Ball Joints on the American Axle Manufacturing AAM 9.25 front drive axle in your 2003 or newer Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 truck. Includes tool recomendations and torque specs. 7 total pages,and 22 color photographs.
Link to TSB4586 Catalog Page.
TSB4597 2003-2011 Dodge Truck AAM 9.25 Front Axle Shaft Service Explains in text and photos how to Replace the Axle Universal Joints on your 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 truck in 4 pages and 14 Color Photographs. TSB4597 includes detailed Axle shaft removal/reinstallation steps, axle u-joint replacement procedures, tool recommendations, and torque specifications that you need to correctly perform axle shaft and u-joint service on your 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 truck with the AAM 9.25 front drive axle.
Link to TSB4597 Catalog Page.
TSB4620 Front Axle Shaft Seal Replacement for 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Dana 60 Front Axles is an easy to understand, color illustrated, step by step guide. This Tech Service Bulletin takes the mystery out of the disassembly and reassembly procedures you will need to perform when replacing the Axle Shaft Oil Seals on Dodge Ram 4x4 trucks with vacuum controlled Central Axle Disconnect (CAD) systems. See Catalog Page for specific applications.
Link to TSB4620 Catalog Page.
VSG4506 Model 60 Open Knuckle King Pin Service Video includes step by step coverage of servicing the King Pins on 1975 to 1993 Dana Spicer Model 60 and Model 61 King Pin type open knuckle front drive axle used on 1975-1993 Dodge W200, W250, W300, and W350 4X4 trucks. This is one of our early videos that was made in the days before high definition video and huge TV screens, but the image quality is plenty good enough for all but the largest screen sizes.
Link to VSG4506 Catalog Page.
Dodge Factory Service Manuals on CD are your source for complete service, maintenance, and overhaul information for your truck. Our Chrysler authorized reproduction Factory Shop Manuals cover almost everything you may need to service on your truck from alternator testing to wheel bearing replacement. Dodge Factory Manuals include hundreds of black and white illustrations, service procedures, torque specifications, and troubleshooting charts. Factory manuals include coverage of axles, body, brakes, clutch, drive shaft, engine, electrical, exhaust, frame, transfer case, transmission, steering, and suspension. Many manuals also include wiring diagrams.
Factory Shop Manuals are excellent sources of information, but they are written by highly skilled tech teams for the professional automotive technician with good reading and comprehension skills. The service procedures often skip over small steps that the pro performs without even thinking about it. The illustrations are usually good, but lack fine detail that would help the first time or Do-It Yourself (DIY) mechanic. As an example, my TM1003 NV4500 Transmission Service Manual has 116 pages and over 400 color photographs plus very detailed rebuild and technical information to cover rebuilding a NV4500 5 Speed Manual Transmission. The Dodge Factory Service Manual coverage includes a few dozen line drawings spread over about 40 pages. On the other hand, the Dodge Factory Manual pages include transmission removal and installation information which my TM1003 does not.
1989-1993 Dodge factory Shop Manuals on CD provide front to back service and technical information on the last five years of 1st gereration Dodge Ram pickup. Major changes were the introduction of gasoline fuel injection, the Cummins Diesel Engine, and 5 speed manual tranmissions.
1994-2002 Dodge factory Shop Manuals on CD provide front to back service and technical information on the all new for 1994, radically redesigned Ram full size pickup that received cab and front fender styling cues from the original WWII era Dodge Power Wagon. Some major changes to what is often referred to as the 1994-2002 "2nd Generation Ram Truck" included the 4 Door Quad Cab® (1998), NV5600 6 Speed Manual Transmission (1999), High Output Cummins Diesel (2001), New Body Style for Ram 1500 (2002).
We have both year/model specific and general Driveshaft Manuals.
TM3000 Driveshaft and Universal Joint Service Manual explains in detailed text and with color photographs how to service most 4x4 and 4x2 driveshafts in domestic vehicles built from the 1940s to present. Sixteen chapters totaling 74 pages of technical content cover driveshaft history, inspection, service, exploded views, and more. TM3000 is available in a complete printed hard copy or you can order specific chapters from one or more of our 12 TSB3500 to TSB3511 Tech Service Bulletins.
Link to TM3000 Catalog Page.
TM3304 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1994-1998 Dodge 4x4 Trucks with 26 pages of technical content and over 100 color photographs tells you in step-by-step detail how to rebuild your Double-Cardan Constant Velocity Joint and replace the front universal joint. Also included in the 25 pages of technical content are safety warnings, inspection points, shop notes, color exploded view, and tool recommendations.
Link to TM3304 Catalog Page.
TM3305 1975-1993 Dodge Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1975-1993 full size Dodge 4x4's with original equipment Double-Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshafts. Step-By-Step printed instructions featuring color exploded views and over 70 color photos! Subjects covered include rebuilding the oem Saginaw Constant Velocity joint, replacing the front universal joint, and servicing the slip joint. 22 pages.
Link to TM3305 Catalog Page.
TM3316 External Snap Ring Single Cardan U-Joint and Driveshaft Service Manual uses over 80 color photographs to show you how to replace the universal joints and center bearing plus service the slip yoke on most rear driveshaft with u-joints retained by external snap rings. 8-1/2" x 11" format printed manual is comb bound with plastic covers so you can lay it flat on your workbench.
Link to TM3316 Catalog Page.
TM3317 1999.5-2002 Dodge Ram Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1999.5-2001 Ram 1500 and 1999.5-2002 Ram 2500, Ram 3500 4x4 Trucks with 25 pages of technical content and over 100 color photographs tells you in step-by-step detail how to rebuild your Double-Cardan Constant Velocity Joint and replace the front universal joint. Also included in the 25 pages of technical content are safety warnings, inspection points, shop notes, color exploded view, and tool recommendations.
Link to TM3317 Catalog Page.
TM3318 2003-2009 Dodge Ram Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 This excellent printed publication written and illustrated by Dan the Gear Man®, features color exploded views and over 100 color photographs with step-by-step instructions. The manual is specific to Dodge Type 1 Front CV Driveshafts, but the service procedures are equally applicable to 2006-current Type 2 Dodge CV front driveshafts. Also included in the 26 pages of technical content are safety warnings, inspection points, shop notes, color exploded view, and tool recommendations.
Link to TM3318 Catalog Page.
Our NP205 Manuals cover all New Process NP205 Transfer Cases.
TM2000 New Process NP205 Transfer Case Shop Manual covers all NP205 Transfer Cases including 1969-1974 Dodge Remote Mount and 1980-1993 Dodge Direct Mount models. Because the basic NP205 layout dates back to WWII, rebuilding the NP205 is not a job that requires a Rocket Scientist, but there are enough quirks in the disassembly and reassembly to make having our full color, step-by-step TM2000 NP205 Transfer Case Shop Manual a necessity to keep your blood pressure down! To help keep your parts in order, our TM2000 Manual includes 5 pages of color Exploded Views for both Direct and Remote Mount NP205 Transfer Cases.
Link to TM2000 Catalog Page.
TM2002P NP205 Exploded Views and Parts Guide covers all New Process NP205 Models including 1969-1974 Dodge Remote Mount and 1980-1993 Dodge Direct Mount versions. Fully Illustrated with dozens of crisp color photographs for EASY Parts Identification! This Manual includes 10 page Parts Identification Guide and full color Exploded Views, including Right Drop and Left Drop Models plus GM Specific Parts.
NOTE: The entire content of TM2002 is included in TM2000 Shop Manual
Link to TM2002 Catalog Page.
The NV4500 5 speed was the base transmission on many Dodge full size models from 1992 to 2005. Rebuilding the popular New Venture NV4500 5 speed manual transmission is a straight forward job if you have quality parts, a few special tools, and accurate technical information. Our highly detailed, color rebuild manuals and videos take the mystery out of NV4500 transmission service by covering each step of a typical rebuild in an easy to follow, step-by-step progression from start to finish.
TM1003P Color Illustrated NV4500 Shop Manual Our all inclusive service and repair manual has 116 Tech Pages and is lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photographs. Covers step-by-step disassembly, inspection, and reassembly; including Top Cover Service and Torque King installation. Five pages of full color Exploded Views. Contains color parts Identification Guide, Specifications, Frequently Asked Questions, and Tech Articles. Provides Tool and Torque Specifications. Absolutely the best NV4500 technical publication for both first time rebuilders and experienced drivetrain specialists! Covers Service Procedures for GM and Dodge NV4500, NV4500LD, and NV4500HD manual 5 speed transmissions. TM1003P has plastic covers and will open flat so you can have the manual right next to you as you rebuild your transmission! NOTE: TM1003 includes the entire content of TM1004 Exploded Views and Parts Guide.
Link to TM1003 Catalog Page.
TM1004P NV4500 Exploded View and Parts Guide is High Quality, full color printing on 8-1/2" wide x 11" high paper. Has plastic covers and will open flat so you can have the manual right next to you as you compare your parts! For all New Venture 5 speed NV4500 and NV4500HD manual transmissions in GM or Dodge 4x4 and 4x2 trucks and SUV's. Five pages of color Exploded Views and Descriptions, three page color Gear and Shaft Guide, 5 page color Small Parts Guide. NOTE: The ENTIRE content of TM1004 is included in TM1003 Service Manual.
Link to TM1004 Catalog Page.
VSG1003DVD NV4500 Overhaul Digital Video Disc is an Exceptionally detailed video showing step-by-step disassembly and reassembly of the popular NV4500 5 speed transmission. Full color with close-ups of tricky service operations. 54 Minutes. Digital image quality recorded using DVD-R/+R format for use in DVD-R or DVD+R compatible computers and video players
Link to VSG1003DVD Catalog Page.