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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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NV4500 Q\'s , fluid and stiff shifting

I bought the fluid that they say needs to be put in this thing, $116, but the tranny is already full. Do I need to change it with the fluid I bought? If so, how do I drain it? I only see one plug about half way up on the passenger side. Also, it is real tough to shift. On, off, clutch in, out. Not just a little, I have to pull/push real hard to get in gear. What could that be? Thanks
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Re: NV4500 Q\'s , fluid and stiff shifting

The factory fill is 'supposed' to last a long time.
You did good getting the correct fluid though.
Anything else is not so hot.
I would not relace the fluid until you find out what's wrong.
It shouldn't be hard at all to shift.
Make sure your clutch completely disengages before you start blaming the trannie.
It's used, isn't it???
If you have to rebuild it you will want to save the new fluid until then.
I bought mine used and had to go through it.
The first to second and second to third syncros were gone.
Even then, it wasn't hard to shift ... just grindy.


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Re: NV4500 Q\'s , fluid and stiff shifting

Thanks. I'll try bleeding the clutch again. It has a little play at first before it feels like it's pushing in the clutch. And I'm not so sure about the way I put on the end they sent for the slave cylinder rod.
BTW, Thanks for the pic of your tranny mount. That's just what I needed.

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Re: NV4500 Q\'s , fluid and stiff shifting

When I got my 4500, it had packing fluid in it.. if its not red, its not right... Mine was alittle stiff, at first. Remember, its a 1 ton tranny, it shifts harder tha you old one. Also keep in mind that you will have some syncro noise, it is normal.. it seems loud, but its just like that.
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Re: NV4500 Q\'s , fluid and stiff shifting

Red fluid? It's a clear light brown color that's in it now, and so is the fluid that I got from the dealer. Are you sure you're not thinking of the ATF fluid for the x-fer case? It is a lot louder than the old one, but I still have the floorboard wide open. I finally got to drive it around the block once. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I only have the front driveshaft, so I just used 4 hi. It definately drives a lot different than before. My steering is still of from the lift, but I cant tell yet how much is from driving in front wheel drive and how much from the alignment being off. And the new teraflex springs and shocks are a lot stiffer. It bounces a lot more now.

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