About G56 Transmission
Your Ram 2500 is always ready for work and if you have an eye on your bottom line, you need to make sure it stays that way. Maintaining the G56 transmission keeps the reliable part in good shape so you can shift gears smoothly and keep your business running successfully. The G56 is a manual transmission specially manufactured for full-size pickup trucks. Its first appearance was in the 2005 model year for Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, when it replaced the New Venture transmission. It also became a fixture in Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks in 2008. The G56 has an aluminum construction that is much lighter than the cast iron NV5600 that was also available in the 2500 and 3500 in 2005. It also has a high input capacity. It is imperative to service the G56 regularly to ensure it performs well under heavy loads. There are various recommendations of which gear oil to use for lubrication, with Chrysler advocating ATF+4 and Mercedes-Benz voting for a thicker 75W or 90W product for their G56 trucks. Regardless of how you care for your G56 transmission, you can find all the replacement parts and gear oil you need among the large inventory on eBay.