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Old 08-05-2012, 01:48 PM
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I now have to under go the 5th gear nut repair again,,Although it has been 5 years since I last repaired with Dodge's split nut fix. I guess it has to be done every 5 years HAHA ,168.000 miles since repair.,,. The dealership i borrowed the special tool WRENCH, 5TH GEAR LOCKNUT from has lost that tool,So I am getting ready to buy one, But was wondering if anyone out there had one they either wanted to sell or lend, I am going to order it Monday if needed,
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98.5 Ram 2500 just turned 300.000 miles still going strong in 4th,,

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You just need a good Square pin spanner wrench. Should be able to borrow one from Autozone. And a cheater pipe.
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You just need a good Square pin spanner wrench. Should be able to borrow one from Autozone. And a cheater pipe.
I will make sure I use a padded cheater pipe so when it slips off trying to get to that 300Ft Lbs it does not hurt to bad when it hits me in the face,,,,, hahahaha

Calling to order the $67.00 wrench now.

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Yep , it can give you some boo boo's! Seriously though i use a hydraulic jack to push up against the trucks weight. It works.
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Yes ,That is the way to tighten,
Ordered wrench today,Hopefully have it by the weekend, Gettin tired of driving in 4th at 60Mph on the interstate,,
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Hi ALL, Has anyone out there tried one of these yet?
Looks like it could work.

http://fifthgearrepair.com/nv4500repair.html
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Hi ALL, Has anyone out there tried one of these yet?
Looks like it could work.

http://fifthgearrepair.com/nv4500repair.html
I've got one running, a couple others here now. Mine was the fully splined mainshaft and lost it, I guarantee you it won't ever come loose again with this fix unless it manages to twist the 4 tabs off, not much chance of that. The only bad thing is it will only work with the 4X4 units.
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Hi ALL, Has anyone out there tried one of these yet?http://fifthgearrepair.com/nv4500repair.html
I'm running one of those......so far so good. Approx 10k miles on the repair (stock shaft), with @3k miles towing an 8k trailer. No problems as yet......
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Thumbs up Ordered

Just Ordered the retainer, The company (Jeff) told me they made a total of 1100 retainers They have 200 well 199 left, after that they are not making anymore,so if you need one,, GET IT NOW.
We will see how it works,
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