Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Shift Tower

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Removal & Installation



Ax-15 Transmissions
  1. Remove the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Remove the release bearing, lever and fork from the clutch housing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clutch housing.
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  7. Remove the backup light switch and drain plug.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shift tower bolts and the tower.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the tower bolts to 13 ft.lbs. (18 Nm).
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Except Ax-15 Transmissions
  1. Shift the transmission into neutral.
  2.  
  3. Unscrew and remove the upper end of the shift lever.
  4.  
  5. Dakota: remove any floor console components necessary to access the transmission shaft tower.
  6.  
  7. Ram: remove the screws attaching the shift boot to the floorpan. Slide the boot upward and off.
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  9. Remove the bolts holding the shift tower to the isolator plate and transmission gear case.
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  11. Remove the shift tower and isolator plate.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten tower bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs. (8-10 Nm).
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