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Chrysler FAQ, Updated and Modernized

In 1995, when the World-Wide Web was still new, I led the creation of the rec.autos Chrysler newsgroup. Part of that effort was writing an FAQ, or Frequently Asked/Answered Questions list, hosted by an automated MIT system which automatically posted the FAQ every two weeks. Recently, to preserve it, I updated the FAQ (trying to keep its original flavor), made it machine-readable, and brought it here, to motales.com. I won’t say it’s error and bug free; I will say it’s pretty close to what it was, warts and all.

— David Zatz, creator of rec.autos.makers.chrysler

Introduction to the Chrysler FAQ

The last official version of part 1 (there were originally six parts) was modified on 9/5/2018. The form at Allpar is no longer functional.

FAQ

In this FAQ, "Chrysler" refers to the full Chrysler Corporation or Chrysler Group (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Plymouth, DeSoto, Eagle, Simca, Rootes Group, Maxwell, Sunbeam, Singer, Hillman, Humber, AMC, etc). "Mopars" (slang) generally refers to cars made by the core American brands, while some call AMC and such "adopted Mopars." Legally, Mopar is the trademarked name for Chrysler's parts brand.

DISCLAIMER: The author and contributors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information or opinions contained herein. Some of the information is opinion rather than fact. Information below may be reproduced in any way IF credit is given to the writers and maintainer; and it is not published in book or magazine form without the prior written permission of the maintainer; that the maintainer receives, without asking, a free copy of the final material; and that no changes are made (except for formatting) without the permission of the maintainer (David Zatz).

FAQ: Preliminary

What are some related resources?
https://www.stellpower.com/ news site
https://www.motales.com historical/rumors site
https://www.allpar.com/ - massive site but now you have to search for the articles
https://www.plymouthowners.club Plymouth Owners Club (global, Plymouth and Fargo)
https://www.chryslerclub.org/ WPC Restorers' Club (Walter P Chrysler Club)
https://www.nationalchryslerproductsclub.org/ NCPC -- National Chrysler Products Club (East Coast USA)
https://www.cemaclub.org/ Chrysler Employees Motorsports Assoc
Newsgroups: rec.autos.makers.chrysler, rec.autos.makers.jeep+willys
When were the Chrysler FAQ and rec.autos.makers.newsgroup first created?
Chrysler was the first make in the rec.autos.makers.* hierarchy, and had a rec.autos newsgroup before GM or Ford. The first request for discussion was filed on July 28, 1994.

Corporate issues

How can I reach Chrysler?
1-800-992-1997 Chrysler Customer Service - USA
1-800-361-3700 Chrysler Canada (recently updated; 3700 is the metric size of the 225 slant six).
1-800-890-4038 Service publications
Adapting vehicles for people w/disabilities.
See Stellantis’ contacts page for an updated list with links to forms
When was Chrysler created?
The Chrysler car was first sold in 1924 by Maxwell Motors, which had been founded in 1904. Chrysler Corporation was created in 1925 as a holding company.
What do FCA, DCX, and STLA mean?
FCA is still used for FCA US, FCA Canada, etc. and stands for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. DCX was the stock symbol for DaimlerChrysler. STLA is the stock symbol for Stellantis, the current company combining the former Chrysler, Fiat, and Peugeot.
Was Chrysler really owned by Mercedes (Daimler-Benz)? How did that work out?
In 1998, Daimler-Benz acquired a profitable Chrysler Corporation, changing the combined entity’s name to DaimlerChrysler (ticker symbol DCX). Chrysler’s cash reserves were raided and its product development was slashed. Market share fell dramatically as retail sales plummeted; incentives grew as public desirability of vehicles fell. Chris Theodore and the Plymouth Prowler team, which had developed expertise in aluminum, moved to Ford because of the takeover, resulting in the aluminum F-150 and new Bronco. Daimler reportedly siphoned off Chrysler revenues via accounting tricks to make Mercedes look more profitable. Daimler sold off plants and Huntsville Electronics and then sold the remains to Cerberus, a private capital group, in 2007.
How did the Cerberus buyout work out?
The leader of Cerberus said his main goal was to get Chrysler Financial, which stayed with Cerberus when, in 2009, Chrysler Group LLC went into a controlled bankruptcy. Cerberus started well but quickly put cost-slashes in charge while it tried to find a new buyer for the car making part of the company.
How did Fiat get control of Chrysler?
When the government bailed out Chrysler in 2009 on the condition a competent company take it over, only Fiat was interested. Magna had wanted to buy Chrysler in 2007, but was not able to do so in 2009. The U.S. and Canadian governments arranged for Chrysler’s assets to be purchased by a new company controlled by Fiat but with the government owning large nonvoting shares. In early 2014, Fiat bought the rest of Chrysler and renamed itself Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Chrysler became FCA US and Fiat became FCA Italy.
What's the deal with the 2009 government bailout?
Chrysler went into controlled, fast-track Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The U.S. and Canadian governments financed the creation of a new company which acquired most of Chrysler's core assets.

Fiat was to get 35% of Chrysler in return for its technology and leadership. Much of the company was owned by the VEBA in exchange for giving up billions of dollars of unfunded pension and benefits obligations; the VEBA had no voting rights. Eventually Fiat bought the entire company, creating Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The bailout reportedly saved the government billions of dollars in unemployment, prevented supplier bankruptcies that would have knocked out Ford and GM, and avoided the loss of a large part of America's manufacturing base.
What is Chrysler's e-mail address? (Or What is Dodge's email address? and so on)
Contact Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep via a Web form - see "contact us" on their brand web sites (e.g. dodge.com, chrysler.com, jeep.com). They no longer have an email address because it was relentlessly spammed by people objecting to their allowing domestic partners to have health benefits (which also affected GM and Ford).
What was the relationship with Chrysler and Mitsubishi?
In the 1960s, Chrysler owned part of Mitsubishi and was planning to buy the full company. Chrysler started selling rebadged Mitsubishis, such as the Colt, in the early 1970s; they later sold restyled cars from Mitsubishi’s American factory (e.g. as the Eagle Talon and Plymouth Laser), and used Mitsubishi engines in their own cars, especially the 2.6 four-cylinder and 3.0 V6 (later re-engineered to the 2.5 V6). Partnerships with Mitsubishi ended completely, then came back. Fiat and Ram started using the Mitsubishi L200 (Ram 1200, Fiat Fullback) in the late 2010s, but this deal is already ending.
How reliable are Consumer Reports' ratings?
See the discussion at https://www.stellpower.com/news-2023/consumer-reports-vs-jd-power-quality-rankings/
How can I get help for problems Chrysler won't fix?
See https://www.allpar.com/threads/solving-car-problems-and-warranty-disputes.237485/ and keep trying the Chrysler Customer Center. Keep trying and keep your cool. "Secret" warranties are described at https://www.acarplace.com/2017/12/warranties/ - avoiding scams at https://www.acarplace.com/2006/07/maintenance/
What's the deal with Chrysler Europe, Simca, and Talbot?
Chrysler owned Simca and Rootes until the late 1970s, but sales kept going up and down (usually down). Peugeot bought them and sold the Omni as the Talbot. They had Simca/Sunbeam engines (Lloyd Parker). The Centura sold in Australia was a Simca. Rootes Group brands included Singer, Sunbeam, Hillman, and Humber.

Cars, trucks, and technical

Should I use high octane gas?
Only if your car was designed for it (see your owner's manual) or if you've advanced the timing on a classic car, or if your engine is knocking (unleaded gasoline has a slightly lower octane rating than leaded, so some pre-1974 cars may need midgrade fuel). Many high-octane gasolines have a low driveability index, which can cause long cold start times, warm-up sags, hesitations, and driveway die outs. All gasolines sold in the US meet the same standards for detergent. SRT engines and most turbos use premium fuel. The 3.5 V6 and 5.7 Hemi required midgrade and the 392/6.4 Hemi required premium. Most other "Mopar" engines of the 1980s through today take regular fuel.
Is X good for my engine? (including Slick50)
The Toyota FAQ (Todd Haverstock): "Independent labs ... rendered a verdict that Slick 50 and similar oil treatments are useless." The Gasoline FAQ says most gasoline additives are useless. Additives are usually frowned on by manufacturers and may void your warranty. There are some exceptions for vintage cars which are beyond this FAQ's scope.
Did the first-gen Mini really use a modified Neon engine?
Yes, it's a smaller version of the Neon engine designed for European Neons and a small Chrysler that never materialized, since Mercedes already had a small car. The factory was a joint venture with Rover. Fiat bought that plant and used modified versions of the same engines for many years in South America.
What kind of oil should I use?
CHECK YOUR MANUAL. Manuals for reasonably recent cars are available free on-line at mopar.com. Most or all current FCA vehicles have an oil change computer that tells when you should change the oil but you still need to make sure to change it at the right calendar intervals!
What is a Mopar?
Mopar is slang for a Chrysler-produced car. Some use the word for AMCs and Jeeps, as well, while some restrict it to high performance cars only. Legally, it is the name of Chrysler's parts division and a registered trademark; it stands for MOtor PARts.
What were Diamond Star cars?
Diamond Star models, including (but not only) Eclipse, Sebring Coupe, Avenger Coupe, and Talon, were built by the Diamond Star (DSM) plant in Illinois. This was a joint venture but is now closed. The Stealth, Colt, Sapparo, Ram 50, and front-drive Challenger were re-badged Mitsubishis made in Japan. There are no current Mitsubishi cars or trucks sold by Chrysler in the United States or Canada.
What were K-cars?
The original K platform cars were the Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries, which were promoted "K-cars" by Chrysler itself, the first time it used a platform code with the public. Chrysler later built cars with similar dimensions and designs, creating what some call "EEKs" or extended K-cars, and which others incorrectly refer to collectively as K-cars. Most of these share struts (Lancer is one exception), for example. The full list of K-based cars is:
Chrysler Laser/Dodge Daytona (G)
Shadow/Sundance (P)
Caravan/Voyager/Town & Country, 1984-95
LeBaron/New Yorker/Saragota (J)
Pre-1990 LeBaron sedan/Lancer (H)
Dynasty/New Yorker/Imperial (C)
Acclaim/Spirit/LeBaron sedan (AA).
Each of these car groups had a different wheelbase and floor pan. Suspensions generally shared similar architectures but differed in tuning. The minivans had a completely different rear suspension due to the much higher load.
How often should I change my transmission fluid?
Check your service manual. The severe service definition means that the vehicle is operated *primarily* in one of those conditions. Many newer transmissions say that the fluid should last for the life of the car, but some suggest changing it every 100,000 miles regardless (the dealership should usually do this on newer cars). Transmissions can be destroyed beyond repair by the wrong fluid. Some older 3-speed transmissions are not compatible with Dexron I, II, or III.
Does Chrysler make a lot of lemons?
To quote the rec.autos FAQ -- every auto manufacturer has made a lemon or two. Please don't waste everyone's time by announcing to the world that your `brand x' automobile is terrible, so all brand x automobiles are terrible, so no one should ever buy a car from the brand x company. Such articles are worse than useless, because they cause wasted bandwidth while carrying little or no useful information.
Is there anything special I should do if I have ABS? (antilock brakes)
Today all cars have ABS. In the 1990s, some recommended more frequent fluid changes, e.g. every 2-3 years, to avoid ABS problems. Use only the brake fluid the car maker recommends! Fully depressurize the system before adding or changing brake fluids. The primary source of ABS failure in some cars, including the Neon, was dirt in the sensors.
Did Mercedes improve Chrysler quality?
Mercedes, if anything, damaged those efforts by emphasizing an "expert" approach rather than an inclusive/participatory approach to quality. Before the acquisition, Chrysler generally ranked far higher than Mercedes in quality reports.
What is engine sludge?
Early 2.7 liter engines in some models had a more than normal chance of oil degredation resulting in a thick substance called "sludge" which can cause major engine damage. This problem also affected some Toyotas, Hondas, and other makes at around the same time. If you have a 2.7 made before 2004, you may want to use synthetic oil. The problem appears to have been resolved in the 2.7 as of 2005.
Do turbo engines have oil problems?
Owners of cars with turbochargers should be careful about "coking" of oil in the turbo unit. Two ways of dealing with that are letting the car idle for ten to twenty seconds before shutting the engine, if you have been pushing the engine, and using synthetic oil, which is far more resistant to "coking" and cuts wear to turbocharger bearings.
All other questions.
Check the computer codes or replace the ballast resistor (if you have one!).

Other Material From the FAQ

Remember, the FAQ was meant as something people would read before posting in the rec.autos.makers.chrysler newsgroup. At least one of these sections is only reproduced out of historical interest.

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BEFORE POSTING WITH COMPLAINTS/QUESTIONS

1. Check the FAQ. Most answers are there.

2. Please don't post messages like "this broke and I will speak to the dealer about it sometime." Go to the dealer first; if they cannot fix it, and it is not in the FAQ, THEN go to the newsgroup.

3. If you are having problems with Chrysler, and have not yet read the relevant FAQ section, please do so. At least call them (800-992-1997).

4. If you are having problems with Chrysler and are angry and bitter at them, an angry message or two is fine. But you won't help anyone by going overboard.

Note: this is not just valid for newsgroups but for automotive forums.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH CHRYSLER CORP. [Written before 1998]
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(Note: Thanks to Dan Adams for his help with parts of this)

* The order in which you should deal with a problem is something like this:
1. Speak politely but assertively with the service writer.
2. Ask to go for a ride with the mechanic and discuss relevant issues with them.
3. Service manager.
4. Call the company.
5. Write to the company.
6. Deal with the local zone (voluntary "lemon law" buyback negotiations if applicable)
7. Arbitration / Consumer Affairs / Attorney General if applicable AND needed.

[Editor's note: The following was, again, originally written in 1994 and last updated in 2018.]

* Be *polite* and *calm* but assertive at all times. Do not take"no" for an answer but do *not* act angry or make threats. Chrysler often helps, even out of warranty, but they need to be gently pushed; and some Chrysler employees have the strange impression that dealers are wonderful and honest while most customers are liars. The Customer Center reps are often not experts, so elaboration may help. If all else fails, call back and speak to someone else. Always take down their name for your reference!

* Know what you're talking about. Check the FAQ, TSBs, your computer codes, and recalls before you visit the dealer with a problem.

* Don't expect Chrysler to change something because it's listed in a TSB (technical service bulletin). TSBs describe solutions to problems which may not apply to your car; they are *not* recalls, though Chrysler often fixes cars out of warranty if there is a known problem and TSB on it.

* Even if you are in an adversarial relationship, act in a friendly, nonthreatening, non-adversarial manner. It works better and makes both parties less angry.

* Daniel Adams writes: Chrysler corporate headquarters does tend to back the field reps but a good service writer can get to them and help you more than you would believe. Don't take your frustration out on the service writers, they carry quite a bit of pull behind the scenes. [And sometimes it helps to know who the good service writers are.]

* Don't take "no" for an answer. Call Chrysler at 800-992-1997 from a pay phone if you have to. They will call the dealer. Often, the dealer will discover they don't need to charge you or keep your car after all!

* If your dealer keeps fixing the same thing over and over again, get another dealer. Or try the newsgroup. Or write to the CEO. The letter will get to someone in dealer relations or customer service, which has been working well to take care of issues quickly. [last updated 2016; may no longer be valid]

* If your dealer treats you badly, lies to you, refuses to do the work, etc., get another dealer.

* Consider service BEFORE buying the car when you choose a dealer. Also consider asking the salesman who the best service writer is, and only using that service writer. If you always use the same service writer, he will get to know you and you may slowly start to find that you are getting the best mechanics. Also, he will recognize you if you come back often.

* It does help to have oil changes and other maintenance done by the dealer, because you will establish a closer relationship with the service writers, and also, soemtimes, because they are more likely to actually use the right parts and fluids.

* If you have a continuing problem, speak to the people at the Customer Center. You may need to deal with a zone rep, but we recommend that you write to the Auburn Hills headquarters first. Some reps are good. Others are useless. There have been many reports that the reps in some areas are overly sensitive and defensive. (See message about service writers above -- they can often get action where ordinary mortals cannot).

* Note: if your dealer or a subcontractor for your dealer should crash your car (as Chrysler of Paramus, now part of DCH, did to my car), immediately ask a lawyer what your options are. Examine the damage personally before they have a chance to cover it up. Do not "take their word for it." In this case restitution may be more than a quick bang-and-repaint. Some shops will do the right thing, but if you have the kind of shop that won't (as I did), it is important that you immediately deal with the situation and do not provide an opportunity for lingering disputes.

****** NON-CHRYSLER SOLUTIONS ****** (after internal solutions fail)

* Contact your local consumer affairs department. Note: Will not work in states with a predominantly anti-government attitude.

1. File an official lemon law complaint with your state. This will get their attention and help negotiation. You can usually get a better deal through negotiation than in court. Hiring a lemon law specialist may help - good ones will offer to negotiate *first.*

2. Go through the Customer Arbitration Board. Results with this group have been mixed.

* Most lawyers don't know the first thing about lemon law! A good one will know the people at the zone office and will try to talk nice to them to solve the problem. If negotiation is not their first move, they are not the right lawyer.

* Your chances of getting cash are slim. You will usually get a credit (buy-back). You will not usually get all of your money back. Chrysler follows state laws; most impose a penalty on each mile of use before the first lemon-type complaint.

* Go through the latest TSBs again. Something new might have come up.

*Whenever your dealer lies to you or is too incompetent, send a letter to Dealer Agreements or the Customer Center (current addresses are on-line and are in your owner's manual if your car is new enough to be under warranty).

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE THE FOLLOWING CAR/ENGINE?

Carbureted V-8/slant six engines
-- clean the crankcase inlet air filter
-- keep a spare ballast resistor in your glove compartment if you have electronic ignition
-- make sure the stove and damper (vacuum-powered valve) are working for cold weather starts
-- check/replace vacuum tubes as needed (often neglected)
-- make sure float level is adjusted
-- lubricate the distributor oil pad periodically with 1-2 drops of engine oil
-- on older engines, valves must be manually adjusted from time to time

Any engine with a distributor ---
-- Problems may be caused by low quality rotor or distributor cap.

**** CHRYSLER ENGINES 1966-2022********

Original from Lloyd Parker. Info on many of these engines is at http://www.motales.com/engines/
Mitsubishi-only engines (only used in Mitsubishis) removed.

4 cylinders

1.3 (FCA joint design) - turbo, Jeep Renegade and Compass, Fiats
1.4 (Neon-2.0-based joint venture) - BMW Mini
1.5 (Sunbeam) -- Cricket (British)
1.5 (FCA joint design) - turbo, Dodge Hornet, Alfa Romeo Tonale
1.6 (Peugeot) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
1.6 (Neon-2.0-based joint venture) - Mini, export Neons, Fiats (as e.TorQ)
1.7 (VW) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
1.8 (CC) -- Neons outside the US
1.8 (WE) -- World Engine - Caliber, more (2006+)
2.0 SOHC -- Neon
2.0 DOHC -- Neon, Sebring, Avenger, Talon, Stratus/Cirrus/Breeze
2.0 (WE) -- World Engine - Caliber, more (2006+)
2.0 GME / Hurricane - 2019 and newer cars, joint FCA design; 4xe in PHEV form
2.2 -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo, Aries, Lancer, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, 400, 600, Caravelle, Caravan, Voyager, LeBaron, Laser, Daytona, New Yorker, E-Class, Executive, Limousine (note: TBI and carb versions)
2.2 turbo -- LeBaron, New Yorker, Limousine, Laser, Daytona, Lancer, TC, 600, Shadow, Caravelle, Sundance, Omni, Charger, E-Class, Shelby (note: MPI)
2.2 DOHC turbo -- Spirit, Daytona (joint venture with Lotus)
2.2 DOHC turbo -- TC (joint venture with Maserati)
2.2 (Renault) -- Medallion
2.4 DOHC (CC) -- Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze, 1996+ minivans, PT
2.4 Turbo (CC) - PT GT, SRT-4, Mexican Stratus R/T
2.4 (WE) -- World Engine - Caliber, Compass, Patriot, more (2006+)
2.5 (CC) -- minivans, Aries, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, Duster, 600, Lancer, Dynasty, Daytona, Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron, Caravelle, Dakota (to 1995)
2.5 turbo (CC) -- minivans, Spirit, Acclaim, Shadow, Sundance, LeBaron, Daytona (Note: MPI)
2.5 (AMC) -- Wrangler, Cherokee, Premier, Dakota (96+)
2.6 (MMC) -- New Yorker, E-Class, Executive, Limousine, LeBaron, 400, 600, Aries, Reliant, Caravan, Voyager
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V-6:

2.5 (MMC) -- Sebring, Avenger, Cirrus, Stratus (based on 3.0)
2.7 LH series (1998-2001), Stratus/Sebring
3.0 (MMC) -- LeBaron, TC, minivans, New Yorker, Spirit, Dynasty, Daytona, Stealth, Shadow ES, Acclaim, Duster
3.0 (PRV) -- Premier, Monaco
3.0 "Pentastar" V6 (not used in North America)
3.2 LH series (1998+)
3.2 "Pentastar" V6 (Jeep Cherokee)
3.3 New Yorker, Dynasty, LH series, minivans
3.5 LH series (1998+), Prowler (steel and aluminum versions) - Chrysler considers the aluminum version to be entirely new
3.6 "Pentastar" / "Phoenix" V6: Challenger, Charger, 300/300S/300C, minivans, 200, Durango, Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, Cherokee, Wrangler, Gladiator; in heavily modified Ferrari form, Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte
3.7: trucks and Jeeps, 2002-?
3.8: New Yorker Fifth Avenue, Wrangler, minivans, etc - bored 3.3
3.9: trucks (based on the 318) until 2002
4.0: enlarged, modified version of the 3.8 (minivans) not to be confused with 4.0 I-6

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The SLANT SIX (share basic design)

2.8 (170) -- Dart, Valiant, Lancer, Barracuda (Canada), A100, D100
3.3 (198) -- Barracuda, Challenger, Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp
3.7 (225)-- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Mirada, Diplomat, St. Regis, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Barracuda, Valiant, Duster, Scamp, Volare, Lancer, Australian Valiant series, multiple Dodge/Fargo trucks and commercial vans

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OTHER STRAIGHT SIXES

(flat head) - original type Power Wagon only
215 - Australian Valiants (Hemi design)
245 - Australian Valiants (Hemi design)
265 - Australian Valiants (Hemi design)
4.0 (AMC) -- Cherokee, Wagoneer, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee
4.2 (AMC) -- Jeeps and AMC cars (before 4.0)

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V-8s

4.5 (273) -- Dart, Valiant, Barracuda, Coronet, Belvedere, Satellite
4.7 -- 1999 Grand Cherokee, Charger R/T (CNG), Ram 1500
5.2 (318) -- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, St. Regis, Magnum, Mirada, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Valiant, Scamp, Duster, Volare, Cordoba, LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, Gran Fury, Imperial, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Diplomat, Demon, pickups and SUVs thru 2001.
5.6 (340) -- Charger, Challenger, Dart, Barracuda, Duster, Road Runner, Ramcharger
5.7 Hemi (345) -- Pickups, Charger, Challenger, Magnum, 300C, Grand Cherokee, Durango, Wagoneer
5.9 (360) -- LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, 300, Cordoba, Diplomat, Polara, Monaco, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Gran Fury, Barracuda, Duster, St. Regis, pickups and SUVs thru 2002.
5.9 (361) -- Coronet, Charger, Belvedere, trucks
5.9 (360-AMC) -- Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, AMC cars
6.1 Hemi - SRT8 models pre 2011
6.2 -- Supercharged Hemi ("Hellcat "): Charger, Challenger, Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 TRX
6.3 (383)-- Newport, 300, Town & Country, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Dart, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Magnum
6.4 (392) Hemi - SRT8 models 2011+
6.6 (400) -- Newport, New Yorker, Town & Country, Monaco, Fury, Road Runner, Gran Fury, Charger, maybe Cordoba, Magnum, trucks, RVs
7.0 (426, Hemi & Wedge) -- Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Challenger, Charger, Coronet, Daytona, Superbird
7.2 (440) -- Newport, New Yorker, 300, Town & Country, Imperial, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Daytona, Superbird, trucks, RVs

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8.0 V-10 -- Viper, Ram trucks (two versions, fairly different)
Truck version (cast iron) ended in 2002.

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DIESELS

1.6 I-4: Perkins (European production cars, retrofits)
1.9 I-4: Detroit Diesel/VM engine, used in export cars
2.1 I-4: Renault, used in export Cherokee
2.5 I-4: VM engine, used in export cars, minivans, Jeeps
2.7 I-5: Mercedes engine, export Grand Cherokees
2.8 I-4: VM engine, used in export cars, minivans, Jeeps
3.0 I-4: Fiat engine, used in early Ram ProMaster
3.0 V-6: VM (Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, export cars)
3.0 V6: Mercedes (Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, Sprinter)
3.1: I-5 Detroit Diesel/VM (export Jeeps)
4.0: Mitsubishi 6DR5, used 1978-? in trucks
5.9 I-6: Cummins (trucks, 1989-)
6.7 I-6: Cummins (trucks, replaced 5.9)

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CAR BODY TYPES

Because the list of car body types was getting rather confusing we have taken this out of the FAQ.
We refer you instead to full, informative lists of cars by body type at:
https://www.motales.com/cars/rwd-codes.php (rear drive cars)
http://www.allpar.com/model/fwdbodies.html (front drive).

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