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Dodge D450 (1978 - 1981)

Dodge D450 1978-1981

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Dodge D450, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Dodge D450. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Dodge D450 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Dodge Full-size Pick-ups Haynes Repair Manual for 1974 thru 1993 covering Ramcharger and Trailduster

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications and do not cover diesel models unless specifically stated. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not include information specific to diesel engines

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Inline six-cylinder engine
Chapter 2: Part B: V6 and V8 engines
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems: carbureted and fuel-injected
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems
Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmissions, transfer case
Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring Diagrams

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The Dodge D450 1978-1981 was a third generation, medium-duty chassis cab pickup truck. Part of the Chrysler-supported D-Series of pickups, the D450 featured options of 3.7 liter single barrel carburetor slant-6, or 5.2 liter two-barrel V8 and 5.9 liter four barrel carburetor V8 engines. The D450 also featured beefed-up suspension and structural reinforcements. Three speed automatic transmission was standard and the vehicle came with options of power assisted brakes and cruise control.

The maintenance routine includes engine oil and filter changes and tire rotation every six months, as well as annual brake lining inspection. A Dodge D450 1978-1981 repair manual from Haynes features detailed mechanical guidance for all experience levels, and includes over 600 photo illustrations.