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Plymouth Trailduster (1974 - 1981) Chilton


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: 

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 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.