Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

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The 2.5L (153 CID) 4-cylinder engine used in the base Dakota model is an in-line, Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) design. The cylinders are numbered 1-4 from front to rear.

The 3.9L (238 CID) 6-cylinder engine is a V-type, single camshaft, overhead valve design. The cylinders are numbered from front to rear, 1, 3, 5 on the left bank and 2, 4, 6 on the right bank.

The 5.2L (318 CID), and 5.9L (360 CID) 8-cylinder engines are of a V-type valve-in-head design. The cylinder block and heads are made of iron. The cylinders are numbered from front to rear, 1, 3, 5, 7 on the left bank and 2, 4, 6, 8 on the right bank.

The 5.9L (359 CID) 6-cylinder diesel is an in-line, valve-in-head design manufactured by Cummins. The cylinders are numbered from front to rear, 1-6.

The 8.0L (488 CID) 10-cylinder engine is a V-type, single camshaft, overhead valve design with hydraulic roller tappets. The cylinders are numbered from front to rear, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 on the left bank and 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on the right bank.

 
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