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Dodge D450 (1978 - 1981) Chilton

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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What's covered: 

Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-88 covering Dodge/Plymouth 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton Pick-Ups, Chassis Cab, Ramcharger and Trail Duster (2 and 4 wheel drive, gas and diesel engines)

Table of contents

Chapter 1: General Information and Maintenance
Chapter 2: Engine Performance and Tune-Up
Chapter 3: Engine and Engine Overhaul
Chapter 4: Emissions Controls
Chapter 5: Fuel System
Chapter 6: Chassis Electrical
Chapter 7: Drive Train
Chapter 8: Suspension and Steering
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Body and Trim Glossary and Master Index

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8.5 x 11


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.