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1998-2003 Dodge Durango Specifications

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Specifications In inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. Built in Newark, Delaware, starting Fall 1997.

Model and Power Train Availability (1998 models)

Engine Transmission Transfer Case Axle Ratio SLT SLT+
3.9 L V6** 42 RE 4-Speed Automatic NV 231 Part-Time 3.92 * NA
5.2 L V8 44 RE 4-Speed Automatic NV 231 HD Part-Time 3.55*/3.92

*

Opt

*

Opt

NV 242 Full-Time 3.55*/3.92

Opt

Opt

5.9 L V-8 46 RE 4-Speed Automatic NV 231 HD Part-Time 3.55*/3.92

*/Opt

*/Opt

NV 242 Full-Time 3.55*/3.92

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

· = Standard. Opt = Optional. NA = Not available. *= Standard ratio. ** = Late Availability.

 Weight

Engine Curb Weight, lb Payload, lb (2)

3.9 L V6 4,568 1,935
5.2 L V8 4,689 1,787
5.9 L V8 4,736 1,752

(1) GVWR for all models is 6,400 pounds. All weights are estimated. (2) Payload includes the weight of passengers, cargo andoptional equipment.

Trailer Towing

Engine Axle Ratio Gross Combined Weight Rating (1) Trailer Weight Allowance (2)

3.9 L V6 3.92 9,200 lb (4,173 kg) 4,400 lb (1,995 kg)

5.2 L V8

 

3.55/3.92

 

9,200 lb (4,173 kg)

10,500 lb (4,763 kg)

4,300 lb (1,950 kg)

5,600 lb (2,540 kg)

5.9 L V8 3.55/3.92

10,500 lb (4,763 kg)

12,200 lb (5,443 kg)

5,600 lb (2,540 kg)

7,200 lb (3,314 kg)

(1) Gross combined weight rating is the maximum allowable combined weight of loaded vehicle and trailer. It includes the weight of passengers, cargo and fuel in the vehicle and cargo in the trailer.

(2) Trailer weight allowance is a guide based on an unloaded truck with standard equipment. It must be reduced by the weight of GVWR package, optional equipment, trailer hitch, passengers other than the driver, cargo and fuel in the truck. Load equalizing hitch recommended for trailers over 2,000 pounds.

Engines

5.9-Liter OHV SMPI V8

Type and Description

8-cylinder, 90° V-type, liquid cooled

Displacement

360 cu in (5,895 cc)

Bore x Stroke

4.00 x 3.58 (101.6 x 90.9)

Valve System

OHV, 16 valves, roller followers, hydraulic lifters

Fuel Injection

Sequential multipoint electronic

Construction

Cast-iron block and heads

Compression Ratio

8.9:1

Power (SAE net)

245 bhp (183 kW) @ 4,000 rpm (estimated)

Torque

335 lb-ft (454 N·m) @ 3,200 rpm (estimated)

BHP/Liter

42.4

Max. Engine Speed

5,250 rpm

Fuel Requirement

Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity

5 qt (4.7 L)

Coolant Capacity

14.3 qt (13.6 L)

Emission Controls

3-way catalyst, heated oxygen sensors (2), engine modifications

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)

12/16 (estimated)

 5.2-Liter OHV SMPI V8

Type and Description

8-cylinder, 90° V-type, liquid cooled

Displacement

318 cu in (5,208 cc)

Bore x Stroke

3.91 x 3.31 (99.3 x 84.1)

Valve System

OHV, 16 valves, roller followers, hydraulic lifters

Fuel Injection

Sequential multipoint electronic

Construction

Cast-iron block and heads

Compression Ratio

9.1:1

Power (SAE net)

230 bhp (174 kW) @ 4,400 rpm

Torque

300 lb-ft (407 N·m) @ 3,200 rpm

BHP/Liter

44.2

Max. Engine Speed

5,250 rpm

Fuel Requirement

Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity

5 qt (4.7 L)

Coolant Capacity

14.3 qt (13.6 L)

Emission Controls

3-way catalyst, heated oxygen sensors (2), engine modifications

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)

13/17 (estimated)

3.9-Liter OHV, SMPI V6

Type and Description

8-cylinder, 90° V-type, liquid cooled

Displacement

239 cu in (3,906 cc)

Bore x Stroke

3.91 x 3.31 (99.3 x 84.1)

Valve System

OHV, 12 valves, roller followers, hydraulic lifters

Fuel Injection

Returnless sequential multipoint electronic

Construction

Cast-iron block and heads

Compression Ratio

9.1:1

Power (SAE net)

175 bhp (130 kW) @ 4,800 rpm

Torque

225 lb-ft (305 N·m) @ 3,200 rpm

BHP/Liter

44.9

Max. Engine Speed

5,250 rpm

Fuel Requirement

Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity

4 qt (3.8 L)

Coolant Capacity

14.0 qt (13.3 L)

Emission Controls

3-way catalyst, heated oxygen sensors (2), engine modifications

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)

15/18 (estimated)

 Transmissions

46 RE - Automatic 4-Speed Overdrive

Hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor, overdrivelockout and converter clutch

1st 2.45
2nd 1.45
3rd 1.00
4th 0.69
Axle 3.55 - sth, 3.92 - opt
Overall Top Gear 2.45 - sth, 2.70 - opt

Transmissions: 42 RE and 44 RE - Automatic 4-Speed Overdrive

Hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor, overdrivelockout and converter clutch

1st 2.74
2nd 1.54
3rd 1.00
4th 0.69
Axle 3.55 - sth, 3.92 - opt
Overall Top Gear 2.45 - sth, 2.70 - opt

Transfer Cases

NV242 HD

Type Full-time
Operating Ranges 2WD; 4WD High full-time; 4WD High part-time; Neutral; 4WDLow part-time
Low Range Ratio 2.72
Center Differential Type Planetary w/lock in 4WD Low & High
Torque Split, Front/Rear 48/52

NV231 and NV231 HD

Type Part-Time
Operating Ranges 2WD, 4WD High, Neutral, 4WD Low
Low Range Ratio 2.72
Center Differential None

Other

Generator 117 A - sth, 136 A - opt

Battery Maintenance-free 600 CCA - sth, 750 CCA - opt
Wheelbase 115.9 (2,944)

Track
Front 62.0 (1,575) w/15 x 7-inch wheels; 63.0 (1,600) w/15 x 8-inchwheels
Rear 61.5 (1,562) w/15 x 7-inch wheels; 62.5 (1,588) w/15 x 8-inchwheels
Overall Length 193.3 (4,910)
Overall Width(1) 71.5 (1,816)
Overall Height(2) w/o rack 70.2 (1,783); w/rack 72.9 (1,852)
Load Floor Height(2) 31.8 (808)
Sill Step Height(2) 20.1 (511)
Ground Clearance(2)
Front Axle 9.2 (234)
Rear Axle 7.9 (201)
Running 7.9 (201)
Approach Angle 28.4°
Ramp Breakover Angle 19.5°
Departure Angle 26.3°
Interior Volume
All Seats Up 18.8 cu ft (532 L)
Third Seat Folded 51.3 cu ft (1,453 L)
All Seats Folded 88.0 cu ft (2,482 L)
Width Between Wheelhouses 46.3 (1,176)
Fuel Tank Capacity 25 gal (95)

(1) At seating reference point. (2) Base model at curbweight w/standard tires.

Dodge Durango Accommodations

Seating Capacity, Front/Rear

3/3 - sth, 3/3/2, 2/3 and 2/3/2 - optional

Front
Head Room 39.8 (1,012)

Leg Room 41.9 (1,063)

Shoulder Room 57.3 (1,455)

Hip Room 56.7 (1,440)

Seat Travel 8.6 (219)

Recliner Range 27°

Second
Head Room 40.6 (1,031)

Leg Room 35.4 (898)
Shoulder Room 57.5 (1,461)
Hip Room 56.0 (1,422)
Third
Head Room 37.9 (963)
Leg Room 30.7 (779)
Shoulder Room 57.5 (1,461)
Hip Room 45.2 (1,148)

Dodge Durango Seat Adjustments

Driver Manual: horizontal, recliner, lumbar - sth, power: 6-waycushion, manual: recliner, lumbar - opt

Passenger Manual: horizontal, recliner
Front

Driver and passenger: air bag,(1) knee blocker, 3-point beltwith adjustable turning loop; center: lap belt

Rear

Second, outboard: 3-point belt w/adjustable turning loop,center: lap belt; third, outboard: 3-point belt

Instrumentation

Instruments Oil pressure, temperature, voltmeter, odometer, trip odometer,110-mph (180-km/h) speedometer, tachometer

Warning Lamps Check engine, low oil pressure, low fuel, low washer fluid,air bag,(1) antilock brakes, parking brake, seat belts, high beam, emissionsmaintenance, 4WD part-time, 4WD full-time (where used), liftgate ajar, doorajar

Body/Frame

Layout Longitudinal front engine, Hotchkiss drive, transfer case
Construction Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on 12 rubber isolators

Suspension

Description
Front Upper and lower "A" arms, torsion bars, gas-chargedshock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear Live axle, 4-leaf longitudinal springs, gas-charged shockabsorbers, stabilizer bar

Steering

Type Power recirculating ball
Overall Ratio 15.43:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 38.9 ft (11.9 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.15

Dodge Durango Tires and Wheels

Tire Size Type Style Model Name Wheel Size, Type and Material
P235/75R15XL A/T OWL Wrangler RT/S 15 x 7-inch forged aluminum
31 x 10.5-inch R15 A/T OWL Wrangler RT/S 15 x 8-inch cast aluminum

Brakes

Front Standard Optional
Size and Type 11.3 x 0.9 (287 x 24) vented disc Same as standard w/ABS
Swept Area 214 sq in (1,381 sq cm) Same as standard
Rear Standard Optional
Size and Type 11.0 x 2.25 (279 x 57) drum w/passive ABS Same as standard w/active ABS
Swept Area 155.5 sq in (1,003 sq cm) Same as standard
Power Assist Type Tandem-diaphragm vacuum Same as standard

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