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Introduction, General Information

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CONTENTS

BODY CODE PLATE
BODY CODE PLATE INTERPRETATION
ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.)
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
GENERAL DATA
INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
MODEL CHART
SPECIFICATIONS
TIRE INFLATION LABEL
TORQUE REFERENCES
TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (T.I.N.)
TRANSMISSION SERIAL NUMBER
V.I.N. CODE CHART
VEHICLE AND COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.)
VEHICLE SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABELS

VEHICLE AND COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION (back to CONTENTS)

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.) (back to CONTENTS)

The V.I.N. will consist of 17 elements (numbers and letters) embossed on the upper left corner of the instrument panel, near the windshield (Fig. 1).  Refer to Diplomat VIN and Tag Decoding for more information and interpretations.

FIG. 1 - Location of V.I.N. plate

ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.) (back to CONTENTS)

All engine assemblies carry an engine identification number.  On all eight cylinder engines, the E.I.N. is on a pad located on the right side of the block to the rear of the engine mount (Fig. 2).

FIG. 2 - 318 C.I.D. Engine E.I.N. Location

V.I.N. CODE CHART

Please refer to Diplomat VIN and Tag Decoding.

MODEL CHART

Please refer to Diplomat VIN and Tag Decoding.

ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER (PARTS REPLACEMENT INFORMATION) (back to CONTENTS)

In addition to the previously covered E.I.N., each engine assembly carries an engine serial number which must be referenced when ordering engine replacement parts.  On 318 C.I.D. (5.2 liter) 8 cylinder engines, the engine serial number is located on the left front corner of the block, below the cylinder head (fig. 3).

FIG. 3 - 318 C.I.D. Engine Serial No. Location

TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (T.I.N.) (back to CONTENTS)

When transmissions are installed in vehicles during production, a transmission identification number is stamped on a pad located on the right side of the transmission housing (Fig. 4).

FIG. 4 - Torqueflight Transmission T.I.N. Location

TRANSMISSION SERIAL NUMBER (PARTS REPLACEMENT INFORMATION) (back to CONTENTS)

In addition to the T.I.N., each transmission carries an assembly part number which must be referenced when ordering transmission replacement parts.  On automatic transmissions, the assembly part number is located on the edge of the oil pan flange, on the left side of the transmission.

BODY CODE PLATE (back to CONTENTS)

(author's note - this section is reprinted as it appeared.  It almost certainly was prepared in error, and it is not clear in which way this information is actually supposed to be presented.)

Note that there are seven (7) lines of information on the plate.  Each line provides for 23 code positions (letters, numbers, blank spaces).  Information reads from left to right, starting with line 1 at the bottom of the plate.

Lines 1 thru 3 of the body code plate will consist of the constant date shown on the attached proposal.

Lines 4 thru 7 of the body code plate will consists of all required codes shown in alpha numeric order, left to right, starting on line 4 thru 7 and on 2nd plate if required.  The sequence of codes on the plate will be:
    A. 3 digit sales code.
    B. 3 digit numeric code.
    C. 6 digit SEC codes.

When there is an SEC code to be punched on the body code plate and there is not enough room left on the line to punch the full 6 digits of the SEC code, the balance of that line will be left blank and the SEC code will be punched on the next line.

The last nine positions of line #7 will contain a two digit species, when applicable, and a six digit gateline sequence number.

The last code shown on either plate will be followed by "END".

When two plates are required, the last code space on the first plate will show "CTD" (for continued).

When second plate is required, the first four spaces of each line will not be used due to overlap of plates.

FIG. 5 - Body Code Plate

BODY CODE PLATE INTERPRETATION (back to CONTENTS)

Please refer to Diplomat VIN and Tag Decoding.

VEHICLE SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABELS (back to CONTENTS)

A vehicle safety certification label (Fig. 6) is attached to the rear facing of the driver's door on all Chrysler-built passenger vehicles (Fig. 7).  This label reflects the month and year of manufacture in the upper right hand corner; gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR); gross axle weight rating (GAWR), front and rear; and vehicle identification number (VIN).  As a manufacturing control, a month-day-hour (MDH) number is included in the lower left corner of the label.

FIG. 6 - Vehicle Safety Certification Labels FIG. 7 - Vehicle Certification Label Locations

When applied, this label verifies conformity with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date of manufacture.

The Canadian National Safety Mark (see center exhibit in Fig. 6) is applied next to the vehicle safety certification label on all vehicles sold in Canada, regardless of manufacturing plant location.  A number designation, appearing in the center of the Safety Mark, is assigned by the Canadian Ministry of Transport authorizing Chrysler to apply these Safety Marks to their vehicles.

All communications or inquiries regarding vehicles should include the month-day-hour (MDH) number and the vehicle identification number (VIN).

TIRE INFLATION LABEL (back to CONTENTS)

Recommended tire pressures are indicated on a label which is affixed to all Chrysler Corporation passenger cars.  The label is located on the facing of the body pillar at the rear of the opening for the driver's door (Fig. 8).

FIG. 8 - Tire Inflation Label Location

TORQUE REFERENCES (back to CONTENTS)

HEAD MARKINGS - Head marking identification will consist of radial lines on the top of the bolt head (Fig. 9).

FIG. 9 - Bolt Marking Identifications

  GRADE 5 GRADE 6
 Size In./Ft. Lbs. Newton
meters
In./Ft. Lbs. Newton
meters
1/4-20 95 In. Lbs. 11 125 In. Lbs. 14
 1/4-28 95 In. Lbs. 11 150 In. Lbs. 17
5/16-18  200 In. Lbs. 23 270 In. Lbs. 31
5/16-24 20 Ft. Lbs. 27 25 Ft. Lbs. 34
3/8-16 30 Ft. Lbs. 41 40 Ft. Lbs. 54
3/8-24 35 Ft. Lbs. 48 45 Ft. Lbs. 61
7/16-14 50 Ft. Lbs. 68 65 Ft. Lbs. 88
7/16-20 55 Ft. Lbs. 75 70 Ft. Lbs. 95
1/2-13 75 Ft. Lbs. 102 100 Ft. Lbs. 136
1/2-20 85 Ft. Lbs. 115 110 Ft. Lbs. 149
9/16-12 105 Ft. Lbs. 142 135 Ft. Lbs. 183
9/16-18 150 Ft. Lbs. 156 150 Ft. Lbs. 203
5/8-11 115 Ft. Lbs. 203 195 Ft. Lbs. 264
5/8-18 160 Ft. Lbs. 217 210 Ft. Lbs. 285
3/4-16 175 Ft. Lbs. 237 225 Ft. Lbs. 305
NOTE: The Torque References shown on these charts are general usage grade 5 and 8 for standard equipment.

REAR-WHEEL- DRIVE VEHICLES GENERAL DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS (back to CONTENTS)

Please refer to Basic Diplomat Specs.

INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS (back to CONTENTS)

Some of the International Symbols shown below are used to identify controls and displays in this vehicle.  This symbol is applicable to those controls which are displayed on the instrument panel, or in the immediate vicinity of the driver.

FIG. 10 - International Symbols

 

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