Chrysler PowerTech 2.4L Inline-4 Engine

The Chrysler PowerTech 2.4L engine was an Inline-4 engine developed from 1994 to 2010. The engine was used and developed by Chrysler for the Dodge and Plymouth Neon compact cars and used for a few years in early 2000s Jeeps.

This engine was used in a variety of vehicles in Chrysler’s lineup including but not limited to the PT Cruiser, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Neon, and Chrysler Sebring. It was used in two Jeep models:

  • 2003-2006 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2002-2006 Jeep Liberty

Oil Types and Capacities

ViscosityAbove 0°F: 10W-30
Below 100°F: 5W-30
Capacity5 qts (4.75L)
Oil FilterWIX 51348
Drain Plug Torque25ft-lbs (34N-m)
2002-2006147hp @ 5200rpm165lb-ft @ 4000rpm

Common Problems

High Oil Consumption

According to reports by owners of this engine, higher oil consumption at higher mileage is a concern. One might expect up to a quart of oil every 1000 miles. If you own a high-mileage PowerTech 2.4L, be sure to check your oil regularly.


The PowerTech 2.4L had a naturally aspirated and a turbo’d version. While it’s not common to upgrade this engine, performance modifications are available. There have been reports of some people swapping in the turbos from 2.4T implementations in vehicles such as the Dodge Neon Turbo.


Engine Fluids

EngineFluid TypeCapacity
AMC 2.5L I4Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 60°F: 5W-30
4.0 qts
AMC 4.0L I6Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 32°F: 5W-30
6.0 qts
GM 2.5L I4Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 0°F: 5W-30
3.0 qts
Renault 2.1Ltbdtbd
VM Motori 2.5Ltbdtbd

Transmission Fluids

TransmissionFluid TypeCapacity
Chrysler A904 3-Speed
Aisin-Warner AW-4 4-Speed
Chrysler 30RH 3-Speed
Borg-Warner T-4 4-Speed ATF Dexron II1.75qts
Aisin-Warner AX4 4-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.7qts
4WD: 3.5qts
Borg-Warner T-5 5-SpeedATF Dexron II1.75qts
Aisin-Warner AX5 5-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.7qts
4WD: 3.5qts
Peugeot BA-10/5 5-Speed
Aisin-Warner AX15 5-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.32qts
4WD: 3.27qts
New Venture Gear NV3550 5-SpeedMopar MT Fluid
SAE 30W Oil

Axle Fluids

AxleFluid TypeCapacity
Dana 3075W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Dana 3575W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Dana 4475W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Chrysler 8.2575W-90
75W-140 (towing)

Transfer Case Fluids

Transfer CaseFluid TypeCapacity

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