Dodge Caravan 1992 Service Repair Manual PDF

LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE
CON T EN T S
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CHASSIS AND BODY .................... 19
DRIVETRAIN ........................... 15
ENGINE ................................ 8
GENERAL INFORMATION .................. 1
GEN ERAL I N FORM AT I ON
INDEX
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Classification of Lubricants ................... 1
Fuel Usage .............................. 1
Hoisting Recommendations .................. 5
Introduction .............................. 1
Jump Starting Procedure .................... 2
Parts and Lubricant Recommendations .......... 1
Parts Requiring No Lubrication ................ 2
Severe Service ........................... 1
Towing Recommendations ................... 6
INTRODUCTION
Chrysler Corpor a t ion h a s compiled recommended
lubrica t ion a n d main t en a n ce schedu les and pr ocedures
to h elp redu ce pr em a t u r e wear or failu r e over a broad
range of oper a t ing con ditions. When select ing th e
pr oper ma in t en a n ce sch edule, the climate an d operat-
ing conditions m u st be con sider ed. A veh icle su bjected
to severe u sa ge r equ ir es service m or e fr equ en t ly t h a n a
vehicle u sed for gener a l t r a n spor t a t ion .
PARTS AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS
Wh en ser vice is requ ir ed, Ch r ysler Cor por a t ion r ec-
ommends t h a t only Mopa r ! br a n d pa r t s, lu br ica n t s
and chem ica ls be u sed. Mopa r ! provides the best
engin eer ed produ ct s for ser vicin g Ch r ysler Corpor a -
tion veh icles.
SEVERE SERVICE
If a veh icle is opera t ed un der an y of th e followin g
condition s, it is con sidered sever e ser vice.
Extremely dusty areas.
50% or more of veh icle oper a t ion in 32°C (90°F ) or
higher temperatures.
P r olon ged idlin g (su ch as, veh icle oper a t ion in stop
and go t r a ffic).
F r equen t sh or t r u n n in g per iods. Not a llowin g en -
gin e t o wa r m t o oper a t in g t em pera t u r es.
P olice or ta xi u sa ge.
FUEL USAGE
All Ch r ysler Cor por a t ion en gin es r equ ir e th e use of
unlea ded fu el t o r edu ce exh a u st em ission s. See E n gin e
sect ion of th is gr ou p for F u el Recommen da t ion s.
CLASSIFICATION OF LUBRICANTS
Only lubr ica n t s t h a t a r e en dor sed by th e followin g
orga n iza tion sh ou ld be u sed t o ser vice a Ch r ysler
Corpor a t ion veh icle.
Societ y of Au t om ot ive E n gineers (SAE)
Am er ica n P et r oleu m Inst itute (AP I)
N a t ion a l Lu br ica t in g Gr ea se In st it u t e (NLGI)
EN GI N E OI L
SAE GRADE RATING INDICATES ENGINE OIL VISCOSITY
SAE 30 = sin gle gr a de engin e oil.
SAE 5W-30 = m u lt iple gr a de engin e oil.
API QUALITY CLASSIFICATION.
SG ser vice en gin e oil is a h igh qu a lit y cra n k ca se
lu br ica n t design ed for u se in a ll n a t u r a lly aspir a t ed
en gin es.
SG/CD ser vice en gin e oil is a h igh qu a lit y cr a n kca se
lu br ica n t design ed for u se in most na t u r a lly a spir a t ed
and t u r boch a r ged ga solin e or diesel engin es.
GEAR LU BRI CAN T S
SAE ra t in gs also a pply t o mult iple gr a de gear lu br i-
cants. In addit ion , AP I classification defin es t h e lu br i-
cants u sage.
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