QK1127 Dodge NV4500 Shift Tower Kit


QK1127 Dodge NV4500 Shift Tower Kit is an exact fit replacement for Dodge 1998-2002 NV4500 and it will also fit 2003-2005 Dodge NV4500 transmissions. Includes genuine New Venture Shift Tower, metal/rubber Spacer Plate, 4 bolts, 4 bushings, and RTV sealant. 14 mm coarse thread shifter connection. USA made.

1998-2005 Dodge NV4500 Transmission Shift Tower Kit
* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
QU10047 Shift Tower will fit all 1998 to 2005 Dodge NV4500 series 5 speed manual transmissions. The exact replacement tower for 2003-05 Ram trucks is no longer available, but you can use this Kit on the 2003-2005 transmissions because the only difference is the threaded stub length on QU10047 1998-2002 tower is longer compared to now discontinued QU10714 2003-2005 tower. Except for the stub length difference the two towers are identical. QK1127 replaces QK1133 Kit which included the now discontinued 2003-2005 short stub shift tower.

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
The Component Parts of QK1127 Dodge NV4500 Shift Tower Kit are:
QU10047 Shift Tower
(4) QU10155 Spacer/Bushing
(4) QU10156 Bolt
QU10157 Metal/Rubber Tower Spacer Plate
QU90005 RTV Sealant

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
All 1998-2005 Dodge with 14mm coarse thread shift stub and 1995-2000 GM with 16mm fine thread shift stub NV4500 Shift Towers are physically interchangeable on the covers. In 2001 GM introduced the GMT 800 2500HD and 3500HD Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. Vehicle Identification Number based (VIN) GM electronic parts books show two shift covers and towers for 2001-2002. The difference is the height of the cover shift tower base and length of the shift tower stub. The early cover as used for year 2000 and prior plus some 2001-2002 has a shift tower base that is about 3/4" high and it uses a short shift stub. The 2001 and later cover has a base that is approximately 1" high, accepts towers with a longer stub, and it was used on all the 2003-2007 Silverado and Sierra trucks. The Dodge and early GM towers are not interchangeable with late GM shift towers.

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 4:
The Matching Parts for QU10047 Dodge NV4500 Shift Tower are:
QK1012 Shift Tower and Lever Kit
QK1025 Shift Lever Kit
QU10706 Shift Cover Assembly

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 5:
Need Torque Specs or Rebuild procedures? Order my 116 page, full color illustrated NV4500 Rebuild Manual.

You will need some special tools to correctly service your NV4500 Transmission. The chart below lists our current NV4500 Special Tools for popular models.


Component 23 Spline
Dodge 4x4
29 Spline
Dodge 4x4
30 Spline
Dodge 4x2
31 Spline
Dodge 4x2
32 Spline
GM 4x4
35 Spline
GM 4x2
Mainshaft Nut QT2002 QT2001
QT2002 QT2001
1-1/2" Hex
Mainshaft Holding NLA QT2000 NLA QT2011 N/A N/A
5th Gear Nut
Torx® Cross Bolt
N/A QT9205 N/A QT9205 N/A N/A
Output Seal Installer N/A QT1801 N/A QT2058
Not Used Not Used
Tailshaft Bushing Remover and Installer Not Used Not Used Not Used QT2044 Not Used Not Used


Front Bearing Cup Installer
QT1802 Use with QT1101 or QT1119 Driver Handle. Also can use flat side to install Dodge 4x4 Rear Output Seal
Countershaft Front Bearing Installer QT2004 Can also use to press 3-4 Synchro Hub on original equipment mainshafts
Input Bearing & Countershaft Rear Bearing Installer QT2005 Can also use to install Input Seal
Input Bearing Cup Installer QT1801 Use with QT1100, QT1101, QT1116, or QT1119 Driver Handle.
Countershaft Support QT2006 Use to support front of countersahft when installing countershaft rear bearing
1-2 Synchronizer Support QT2008 Use to support 1-2 synchronizer hub during synchronizer assembly
10mm 1/2" Drive 12 Point Socket QT1020 USA Made Impact Socket for Factory Tailshaft Housing Bolts
Long Shank Punch for Shift Lug QT9300 3/16" x 8" Shank for 5th Gear Shift Lug Roll Pin


1998-2002 Direct Replacement for Ram 2500, Ram 3500 with NV4500 5 Speed 
2003-2005 Optional Replacement Ram 2500, Ram 3500 with NV4500 5 Speed