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
page page
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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LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCECON T EN T Spage pageCHASSIS AND BODY .................... 19DRIVETRAIN ........................... 15ENGINE ................................ 8GENERAL INFORMATION .................. 1GEN ERAL I N FORM AT I ONINDEXpage pageClassification of Lubricants ................... 1Fuel Usage .............................. 1Hoisting Recommendations .................. 5Introduction .............................. 1Jump Starting Procedure .................... 2Parts and Lubricant Recommendations .......... 1Parts Requiring No Lubrication ................ 2Severe Service ........................... 1Towing Recommendations ................... 6INTRODUCTIONChrysler Corpor a t ion h a s compiled recommendedlubrica t ion a n d main t en a n ce schedu les and pr oceduresto h elp redu ce pr em a t u r e wear or failu r e over a broadrange of oper a t ing con ditions. When select ing th epr 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 bjectedto severe u sa ge r equ ir es service m or e fr equ en t ly t h a n avehicle u sed for gener a l t r a n spor t a t ion .PARTS AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONSWh 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 sand chem ica ls be u sed. Mopa r ! provides the bestengin eer ed produ ct s for ser vicin g Ch r ysler Corpor a -tion veh icles.SEVERE SERVICEIf a veh icle is opera t ed un der an y of th e followin gcondition s, it is con sidered sever e ser vice. Extremely dusty areas. 50% or more of veh icle oper a t ion in 32C (90F ) orhigher temperatures. P r olon ged idlin g (su ch as, veh icle oper a t ion in stopand 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 USAGEAll Ch r ysler Cor por a t ion en gin es r equ ir e th e use ofunlea ded fu el t o r edu ce exh a u st em ission s. See E n gin esect ion of th is gr ou p for F u el Recommen da t ion s.CLASSIFICATION OF LUBRICANTSOnly lubr ica n t s t h a t a r e en dor sed by th e followin gorga n iza tion sh ou ld be u sed t o ser vice a Ch r yslerCorpor 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 LSAE 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 selu br ica n t design ed for u se in a ll n a t u r a lly aspir a t eden gin es. SG/CD ser vice en gin e oil is a h igh qu a lit y cr a n kca selu br ica n t design ed for u se in most na t u r a lly a spir a t edand t u r boch a r ged ga solin e or diesel engin es.GEAR LU BRI CAN T SSAE 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." LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE 0 - 1