Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant K-Cars

  • Date added: 13 February, 2020
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The K-cars saved Chrysler, but so did cutting 70,000 jobs and huge cost cuts, which dictated using the K platform for many models including Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant.

The original Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant used only Chrysler’s new 2.2L or Mitsubishi’s G54B I4 2.6L engines mated to a 4/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission. Both cars had a solid feel and smooth ride.

If you are in the market for a used Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant you can find mint condition examples between $5,000 and $7,500 depending on the condition of the vehicle.

If you're buying a used Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant you need to make sure that the following components are replaced recently or you have to replace them. We created a list of parts that are essential to be replaced after buying a used Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant.

  1. Cooling System.
    Coolant / Antifreeze - VALVOLINE Regular Green between $6.72 and $10.39;
    Radiator Cap - between $2.10 and $5.18 depending on the brand: MOTORAD, STANT, ACDELCO, GATES;
    Radiator - APDI/PRO between $67.89 and $84.79; Thermostat - between $1.33 and $7.61. We strongly recommend Premium or Heavy Duty thermostats from MOTORAD, STANT, GATES, ACDELCO;
    Water Pump - GMB, AIRTEX, US MOTOR WORKS or DAYCO between $12.51 and $21.79; Temperature Sensor Standard Replacement. We recommend STANDARD or FOUR SEASONS. Price range from $8.78 to $9.16;
  2. Belt drive.
    Belt - DAYCO, ROADMAX, CONTINENTAL, GATES, and ACDELCO are available from $1.64 to $10.50;
    Idler Pulley - GATES, CONTINENTAL, FOUR SEASONS, HAYDEN and ACDELCO are available from $12.37 to $15.61;
  3. Fuel & Air
    Air Filter - between $1.27 and $5.74 available from FRAM, ACDELCO, HASTINGS, WIX, API, VALVOLINE, PRO-TEC, BOSCH, and PUROLATOR;
    Fuel Filter - WIX, HASTINGS, ACDELCO, WIX, GK INDUSTRIES and PUROLATOR from $0.41 to $4.08;
  4. Transmission. It is very important to change the automatic transmission fluid before adding serious miles to the vehicle. To ensure proper operation of the transmission you need to change the transmission fluid, transmission filter, and oil pan gasket.
    Transmission Fluid - LIQUI MOLY 20018 Top Tec ATF 1200; 1 Liter $8.46;
    Transmission Fluid - LIQUI MOLY 20020 Top Tec ATF 1200; 5 Liters $50.79;
    Transmission Fluid - LIQUI MOLY 20022 Top Tec ATF 1200; 20 Liters $136.79;
    Transmission filter - between $0.40 and $5.84 from FRAM, GK INDUSTRIES, POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS, PUROLATOR, TRW, and ATP ;
  5. Literature. Last but not least you need proper literature for DIY maintenance of the vehicle. You can choose from DETROIT IRON or DAVE GRAHAM auto literature available on CD.


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