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It is an incredibly courageous (and maybe foolish) undertaking, I attempted to publish more or less the entire contents of the 1987 Chrysler Motors Rear Wheel Drive Service Manual, covering (according to the cover) the Chrysler Fifth Avenue and Newport, Dodge Diplomat and Plymouth Gran Fury. Information from this service manual widely applies to all Mopar "M' body cars from 1980-1989, and to a slightly lesser degree the Mopar "M" body cars from 1977-1979. In the middle of this project, however, I switched employers and was unable to complete the project (lost access to scanner and text-recognition software). One day I hope to complete it, but for now what is done is done, and I apologize that it is not complete.
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All pages of this section are Copyright 1986 Chrysler Motors. No specific denial of permission or directions for obtaining permission to reproduce this material were found in the book.
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
1987 PASSENGER CARS
ALL SERVICE AND REBUILDING INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED HERE-IN ARE APPLICABLE TO, AND FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF, THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE ONLY. All test and repair procedures on components or assemblies in non automotive applications should be repaired in accordance with instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the total product.
Proper service and repair is important to the safe, reliable, operation of all motor vehicles. The service procedures recommended and described in this publication were developed for professional service personnel and are effective methods for performing vehicle repair. Following these procedures will help assure efficient economical vehicle performance and service reliability. Some of these service procedures require the use of special tools designed for specific procedures. These special tools should be used when recommended throughout this publication.
Special attention should be exercised when working with spring or tension loaded fasteners and devices such as E-Clips, Circlips, Snaprings etc. as careless removal can cause personal injury. Always wear safety goggles whenever working on vehicles or vehicle components.
It is important to note that this publication contains various Cautions and Warnings. These should be carefully read in order to minimize the risk of personal injury, or the possibility that improper service methods may damage the vehicle or render it unsafe. It is important to note these Cautions and Warnings cover only the situations and procedures Chrysler Corporation has encountered and recommended. Chrysler Corporation could not possibly know, evaluate, and advise the service trade of all conceivable ways that service may be performed or of the possible hazards of each. Consequently Chrysler Corporation has not undertaken any such broad service review. Accordingly, anyone who uses a service procedure or tool that is not recommended in this publication must assure oneself thoroughly that neither personal safety nor vehicle safety be jeopardized by the service methods they select.
The information contained in this service manual has been prepared for the professional automotive technician involved in daily repair operations. Information in this manual is divided into groups. Each group covers a general vehicle system (brakes, steering, body, etc.). Each group is further divided to address individual components or systems within the group.
These groups contain general information, diagnosis, testing, adjustment, removal and installation, assembly and disassembly procedures for the components.
The diagnosis charts are designed to help you locate and correct problems with a systematic approach.
The tab locator at the right side of this page will help you to quickly locate the first page of each group. The first page of each group contains an alphabetical index to assist in the location of the component or system.
The information, descriptions, testing procedures and specifications were in effect at the time this manual was released for printing.
Information describing the operation and use of standard and optional equipment is included in the operating instructions and product information manual located in the glove box.
Introduction , General Information
Lubrication and Maintenance
Front Suspension and Steering Linkage
Rear Axle Assembly (7-1/4" and 8-1/4")
Sure Grip Differential
Hydraulic System Control Valves
Power Brakes (Bendix)
Braking Disc (Rotor)
Body and Frame Alignment
Propeller Shaft and Universal Joints
Shock Absorbers and Rear Springs
Wheels and Tires
Heaters and Air-Conditioning
Emission Control Systems