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Engine 3.7L 6-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-20

  • Oil certification: API

  • Drain plug torque: 25 ft-lbs

  • Oil capacity: 5.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.7L 6-Cylinder:0.044’’

Engine 4.0L 6-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 10W-30

  • Oil certification: API

  • Drain plug torque: 20 ft-lbs

  • Oil capacity: 5.5 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 4.0L 6-Cylinder: 0.052’’

Fuel

  • Capacity:

  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models: 20.5 Gallons (77.6 Liters)

  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models: 20.5 Gallons (77.6 Liters)

Coolant

  • Capacity:

  • 2.4L Engine and Single- or Dual-Zone Climate Control System:10.7 Quarts ( 10.1 Liters)

  • 2.4L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System: 11.6 Quarts (11.0 Liters)

  • 3.6L Engine and Single- or Dual-Zone Climate Control System: 13.1 Quarts (12.4 Liters)

  • 3.6L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System: 14.5 Quarts (13.7 Liters)

Automatic Transmission

  •  Type: MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4 product. Power 

Transfer Unit (PTU)

  • Type:  MOPAR Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent.

 Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) 

  • Type: MOPAR Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent. 

Brake Master Cylinder 

  • Type: MOPAR DOT 3, SAE J1703, or equivalent should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids. 

Power Steering Reservoir 

  • Type: MOPAR Power Steering Fluid + 4, MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4 product.

Powertrain


Engine

  • 3.7 L (226 cu in) PowerTech V6

  • 4.0 L (241 cu in) SOHC V6

  • 2.8 L VM Motori I4 Diesel (export only)

Transmission

  • 6-speed NSG-370 manual (2006–2008)
  • 4-speed 42RLE automatic
  • 5-speed A580/5G-Tronic Mercedes automatic

Fuel Consumption

Safety Ratings


References


  1. 2012 Dodge Nitro Owners Manual 

  2. Dodge Nitro - Wikipedia.org

  3. US Department of Energy - FuelEconomy.gov

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTSA.gov.

Lights

Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 2504

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb:

    •  3157-SCK

    • 3157AK

  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H13.

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb:

    •  3157-SCK

    •  3057K

  • Brake Light Bulb:

    •  3157-SCK,

    • 3057K

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168

  • Parking Light Bulb:

    •  3157-SCK

    •  3157AK

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 

    • 3157-SCK

    • 3057K

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 

    • 3157-SCK

    • 3057K

  • Tail Light Bulb:

    •  3157-SCK

    • 3057K

Interior Lights

  • Ash Tray Light Bulb: 161

  • Courtesy Light Bulb: 906

  • Dome Light Bulb: 578

  • HVAC Temperature Control Bulb: 74

  • Instrument Panel Light Bulb: 103

  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 578

  • Map Light Bulb:576