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Plymouth Trailduster (1974 - 1981)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Plymouth Trailduster, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Plymouth Trailduster. 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 Plymouth Trailduster can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered: 

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 Plymouth Trailduster was the company’s only SUV, and was a sister car to the Dodge Ramcharger. It was constructed between 1974-1981 and was available with four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive. The Trailduster was a decidedly utilitarian vehicle, with very little standard equipment. Engines were all V8s, ranging in size from 5.2 liters up to 7.2. The Trailduster was revised for the 1981 model year, but was culed after only a year. At Haynes, we have Plymouth repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. Our Plymouth Trailduster/Dodge Ramcharger manual will be able to help whether you're servicing or repairing your car.