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2008 Dodge Nitro CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Dodge REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Chatter -> Brake Drag -> Brake Fade -> Brake Pull -> Brake Squeal Or Squeak -> Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort -> Low Pedal -> Pedal Falls Away -> Pedal Pulsation -> Rear Brake Grab Or Pull -> Spongy Pedal
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0 V6 GAS

Pedal Falls Away

  • System leak at brake line, fitting, hose or caliper/wheel cylinder.
  • Internal leakage in master cylinder caused by worn or damaged piston cups.
  • Internal leak in ABS or RWAL system.

Low Pedal

  • Worn brake linings.
  • Worn drums or rotors.
  • Rear brakes out of adjustment.

Spongy Pedal

  • Air in hydraulic system.
  • Thin brake drums.
  • Substandard brake lines and hoses.

Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort

  • Linings that are water soaked, contaminated or glazed.
  • Faulty power booster or check valve.

Pedal Pulsation

  • Disc brake rotors have excessive lateral runout or thickness variation.
  • Out of round brake ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Install -> Rear -> Remove
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS

Front

Remove
  • With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
  • Mark an installation reference line across the front propeller shaft CV joint and transfer case flange.
  • Mark an installation reference line across the front propeller shaft flange and axle flange.
  • Remove axle flange bolts.
  • Remove CV joint bolts and retainers.
  • Compress propeller shaft enough to remove shaft from flanges.
Install

Clean all propeller shaft bolts and apply Mopar® Lock AND Seal Adhesive or equivalent to the threads before installation.

  • Compress propeller shaft enough to install shaft into axle and transfer ca...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections -> Tire Pressure Sensor Check
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification

Refer to Fig. for diagnostic trouble code identification.

Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector), and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Intermittent & Poor Connections

Intermittents

Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:

  • Wiring broken inside insulation.
  • Poor connection between m...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Unsnap plastic insulator cap from B+ output terminal.
  • Remove B+ terminal mounting nut at rear of alternator and disconnect terminal.
  • Disco...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> All Wheel Drive (AWD) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0 V6 GAS

This light monitors the AWD system. The light will turn on for a bulb check when the ignition switch is turned to the on position and may stay on for as long as three seconds. When the lamp is illuminated solid here is an A...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedu...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove combination washer reservoir/coolant recovery container and move aside.
  • Rotate belt tensioner until it contacts stop.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Carefully return tens...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Body Components Diagram for 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GASBody Components Diagram for 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Right Vanity Lamp
  • Left Vanity Lamp
  • Sunroof Switch
  • Sunroof Motor
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Door Components Diagram for 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0 V6 GASDoor Components Diagram for 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Power Window Switch
  • Left Rear Tweeter Speaker
  • Left Rear Window Motor
  • Connector C310
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Stop Lamp Switch
  • Speed Control Switch
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Electronics
  • Run/Start Relay
  • 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • Electronics
  • Trailer Tow 7 Way Wiring
  • Totally Integrated Power Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Hard To Fill Or Fuel Nozzle Shuts Off Repeatedly
    Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Document: RECALL - Emissions Recall J19 California Emissions Warranty Addendum
    Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Emission Controls, Vacuum Hoses
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2008 Dodge Nitro AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2008 Dodge Nitro cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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