QU10135 NV4500 Mainshaft 3rd Gear Bearing


QU10135 NV4500 Mainshaft 3rd Gear Bearing Quiet running, Torrington original equipment Bearing with split plastic cage makes installation easy. Fits all 1992-2007 New Venture NV4500 5 Speed Manual Transmissions in Chevy, Dodge, GMC, and conversion applications. Use one Bearing per transmission. Made in Germany.

NV4500 Mainshaft 3rd Gear Bearing
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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
One QU10135 Bearing is used per transmission.

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
Soak QU10135 Bearing in QU90020 NV4500 GL-4 75w85w Manual Transmission Oil or other approved NV4500 lubricant before assembly.

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
Matching parts for QU10135 Bearing:
QK1104 Cast Iron Thrust Washer Kit for 3rd Gear, 5th Gear and Reverse Gear
QU10055 NV4500 Mainshaft 1st or 2nd Gear Bearing (uses 2)
QU10141 NV4500 Countershaft 5th Gear Bearing
QU10058 NV4500 Mainshaft Reverse Gear Bearing
QU10018 1992-1996 NV4500 Reverse Idler Gear Bearing (uses 2)
QU10019/QU10170 1997-2007 NV4500, Double Row Reverse Idler Gear Bearing
QU10134 NV4500 Input Thrust Bearing
QU10133 NV4500 Input Pocket Bearing
QU50155 GM 4x2 C-Truck NV4500 Tailshaft Support Needle Bearing
TK1182 1992-1996 NV4500 Premium 9 Piece NV4500 Needle Bearing Kit
TK1180 1997-2007 NV4500 Premium 8 Piece NV4500 Needle Bearing Kit
NV4500GME Bare NV4500 Transmission Case for 1992-1995 GM
NV4500L Bare NV4500 Transmission Case for 1997-2007
TM1003 116 Page NV4500 Shop Manual with over 400 color photographs
Gears and Shafts: See our NV4500 Parts Web Page

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Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 4:
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 5:
Lubricants, Sealants, Threadlockers:
Early production NV4500 Transmissions used an anaerobic sealant (QU90003) to seal between the main case and input bearing retainer, top cover, and rear housing. Mid-production units used anaerobic sealant just on the input retainer and RTV for everything else. Later production transmissions used black RTV Sealant (QU90006 or QU90005) for everything. Either type of sealant works fine (except the PTO covers ALWAYS should be sealed with RTV), but I prefer RTV for all components. Regardless of which sealant you use, make sure excess sealant does not block the lube access hole at the top of input retainer pilot that fits into the transmission case. Also, the threaded holes in the main case for the four retainer bolts and 12 PTO bolts are open ended, so you must use new bolts with factory applied threadlocker or apply Threadlocker (S24200) to your existing bolts to prevent oil seepage past the bolt threads. See my TM1003 NV4500 Shop Manual or V1003DVD NV4500 Overhaul Video for more information.

Lubricant and Chemical List for NV4500 Transmissions
QU90020 NV4500 Manual Transmission Oil
QU90003 Anaerobic Sealant
QU90006 3.35 oz Ultra Black RTV Sealant
QU90005 0.5 oz Ultra Black RTV Sealant
S24200 6ml Threadlocker
S9978 1 gram Threadlocker
QU90003 Anaerobic Sealant
QU90006 3.35 oz Ultra Black RTV Sealant
QU90005 0.5 oz Ultra Black RTV Sealant
S24200 6ml Medium Strength Blue Threadlocker
S9978 1 gram Medium Strength Blue Threadlocker
S9979 1 gram High Strength Red Threadlocker
S24026 High Temperature Threadlocker for Mainshaft Nut


Chevy and GMC:
1992-2007 New Venture NV4500 5 Speed Manual Transmissions

1992-2004 New Venture NV4500LD and NV4500HD 5 Speed Manual Transmissions