Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

MODEL IDENTIFICATION

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The Chrysler, as well as the Eagle, Dodge and Plymouth, front-wheel drive cars equipped with 6-cylinder engines are grouped according to their body designations. The body models from the Chrysler cars are denoted by a letter. There are 7 letter designated body styles, plus the few cars which do not fall into this categorization. Since it is often the case that Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and Eagle share general car designs, the cars fall into categories together with often only very slight differences between them. The body style can be ascertained from the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate located on the upper edge of the left-hand side of the dashboard (by the windshield). The 5th position (a letter) will read as either A, C, G, J, P, Y, or B for all vehicles except for Chrysler's TC by Maserati.

The AA class (all Chrysler vehicle model designations are preceded by the letter A, therefore the J class vehicles are actually AJ class vehicles) body designation cars are the Chrysler LeBaron, the Dodge Spirit and the Plymouth Acclaim. The A bodies are 4-door sedans. The LeBaron was also available as a 2-door coupe or convertible, however the 2-door LeBaron was classified in a different model category. The Spirit and the Acclaim were available with 6-cylinder engines from 1989-95. The 4-door LeBaron was equipped with the 6-cylinder engine from 1990-94.

The AC class bodies include the Chrysler New Yorker and the Dodge Dynasty, both of which are 4-door sedans. These cars came equipped with V6 engines from 1988-92.

AG class automobiles, namely the Dodge Daytona, came as a 2-door hatchback model. The Daytona was equipped with a V6 engine from 1990-93.

The 2-door LeBaron coupe or convertible was classified as a AJ type body. The 2-door LeBaron was equipped with a V6 engine from 1990-95.

The Dodge Shadow and the Plymouth Sundance came from the factory as either 2-door or 4-door hatchbacks. These vehicles came equipped with 6-cylinder engines from 1993-94 and were classified as AP class body styles.

The last letter-designated category of body styles is the AY class bodies. The Chrysler Fifth Avenue and the Chrysler Imperial are both AY class automobiles. These 4-door sedans were both equipped with 6-cylinder engines from 1990-92.

The Monaco and the Premier are both 4-door sedans. While the Monaco was equipped with a V6 engine from 1989-92, the Premier was equipped with the 6-cylinder engine from 1988-92. The V6 3.0L engine in the Premier and Monaco is different from the 3.0L engine found in all other models covered in this information. The Premier and Monaco 3.0L engine is a 90° V6, whereas the other vehicles are equipped with a 60° V6. In mid-1991 the engine components and fuel system were changed on the Premier and Monaco engines. Throughout this repair guide, engines from late 1991 and 1992 are referred to as late Premier and Monaco. The engines from 1988 to early 1991 are referred to as early Premier and Monaco. The Dodge Monaco and Eagle Premier are designated in the VIN by the letter B (AB).

Chrysler's TC by Maserati was a 2-door convertible equipped with a V6; it was available in model years 1990-91.

 
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