Dodge Aspen/Volare 1976-1980 Repair Guide

Engine

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Engine mounts used on the 225 cu. in. 6-cylinder engine



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Fig. Fig. 2 Engine mounts used on the 318 and 360 cu. in. 8-cylinder engines



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Fig. Fig. 3 Rear engine (transmission-to-crossmember) mount used on all vehicles

There are two methods of engine removal. The first is to remove the transmission from the car, then take out the engine. The second is to remove only the engine, leaving the transmission in place.


WARNING
If the car has air conditioning, detach the compressor from the engine and set it aside. Do not disconnect any refrigerant linesrefer to air conditioning in . Keep the compressor upright. On reinstallation, turn the compressor pulley by hand a few turns to make sure that all the compressor oil is in the sump.

Transmission and Engine
  1. Scribe the outline of the hood hinge brackets on the bottom of the hood and remove the hood.
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  3. Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator.
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  5. Remove and plug the fuel lines from the pump. Remove the air cleaner.
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  7. Being sure to take note of their positions, remove all wires and hoses which attach to the engine (except air conditioning hoses). Remove all emission control equipment which may be damaged by the engine removal procedure. Remove the emission canister, coolant reservoir, and any other interfering items.
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  9. If the vehicle is