QU10099 28 Tooth 3rd Gear


QU10099 28 Tooth 1992-1994 GM NV4500 3rd Gear  Fits your 1992 to 1994 GM New Venture NV4500 5 speed manual transmission with 6.34:1 1st/reverse gear ratios. A quality reproduction gear with a welded clutch ring like the original. Your matching countershaft 3rd gear must have 32 teeth. Imported.

28 Tooth 3rd Gear
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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
QU10099 is a  28 tooth, bearing supported mainshaft 3rd gear that is ONLY compatible with 1992-1994 GM New Venture NV4500 5 speed manual transmissions with 6.34:1 1st and reverse gear ratios. Matching NV4500 countershafts have 32 3rd gear teeth. QU10099 is NOT compatible with medium ratio 1995-2007 GM or 1992-2005 Dodge NV4500 models with the 5.61:1 1st gear ratio. 

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
3rd Gear tooth failures in New Venture NV4500 5 speed manual transmissions are commonplace in transmissions mated to enhanced horsepower Diesel engines. For stock or near stock power applications, 3rd gear failures are usually a lubrication related failure that damages the bearing bore. Another failure is synchronizer clutch tooth wear and or synchro cone wear caused by incorrect lubricant or the use of cheap imported bronze synchro rings instead of OE style lined steel rings. Problems with your clutch not fully releasing or crankshaft pilot bearing/bushing dragging can also lead to clutch teeth wear from "grinding" the gears during shifting.

There are claims that cryogenically treating NV4500 gears will increase gear strength as much as 30%. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any peer-reviewed documentary evidence to support those claims. Cryogenically treating gears is primarily a cold-hardening process that changes the molecular structure of steel to decrease wear while retaining or increasing hardness. If properly done, it is probable the cryogenic treatment process does slightly increase the impact and fatigue resistance of NV4500 gears, but not enough to significantly increase the ability of an NV4500 transmission to reliably handle more than 600 Lb.-Ft. of input torque especially considering the maximum factory torque rating of the  GM NV4500 transmission is only 450 Lb.-Ft..

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
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
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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 7:
Other Matching Parts for QU10099 3rd Gear:
QU10135 Bearing, 3rd Gear
QU10004 Synchronizer Friction Ring
QU10301 Snap Ring, 2-3 Gear Thrust Washer Retaining
QU10302 Thrust Washer (between 2nd and 3rd Gear)
QU10313 Teflon Bearing Spacer for 3rd Gear
QU10316 Pin, Thrust Washer Anti-Rotation
QU10094 Countershaft 3rd Gear
QU10001 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1992-1996 Dodge
QU10005 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1997-2005 Dodge
QU10061 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1992-1995 GM 4x4
QU10062 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1996-2005 GM 4x4
QU10063 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1992-1995 GM 4x2
QU10064 Premium Bearing and Seal Kit 1996-2007 GM 4x2
QU90020 NV4500 Manual Transmission Oil
TM1003 NV4500 Shop Manual
V1003DVD NV4500 Overhaul Video


Chevy and GMC:
1992-1994 All with 6.34:1 Low Gear Ratio New Venture NV4500 5 Speed Manual Transmission