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
|Viscosity||Above 0°F: 10W-30|
Below 100°F: 5W-30
|Capacity||5 qts (4.75L)|
|Oil Filter||WIX 51348|
|Drain Plug Torque||25ft-lbs (34N-m)|
|2002-2006||147hp @ 5200rpm||165lb-ft @ 4000rpm|
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.