Chrysler A588

Chrysler A588The Chrysler/Dodge A588 is a 2.0 l (1998 cc, 122.0 cu.in.) natural aspirated four-cylinders four-stroke gasoline engine from Chrysler. This engine was manufactured from 1995 up to 2005.

The Chrysler A588 features a cast-iron cylinder block and an aluminum alloy cylinder head with a single overhead camshaft and four valves per cylinder (16 valves in total). The Chrysler A588 engine is equipped with a Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection system and a Direct Ignition System (DIS).

The compression ratio rating is 9.3:1. The cylinder bore and the piston stroke are 87.5 mm (3.44 in) and 83.0 mm (3.27 in), respectively. It produces 133.0 PS (98.0 kW; 132.0 HP) at 5,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 175 N·m (17.8 kg·m, 129 ft·lb) at 4,600 rpm of maximum torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine modelA588
LayoutFour stroke, four-cylinders, inline
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Production1995-2005
Displacement2.0 L, 1,998 cc (122.0 cu in)
Fuel systemSequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection
Power adderNone
Power output133.0 PS (98.0 kW; 132.0 HP) at 5,600 rpm
Torque output175 N·m (17.8 kg·m, 129 ft·lb) at 4,600 rpm
Firing order1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The A588 engine has a cast-iron block with a five-bearings crankshaft supported system. The cylinder bore is 87.5 mm (3.44 in), piston stroke is 83.0 mm (3.27 in) and the compression ratio rating is 9.3:1. This motor has aluminum alloy pistons with two compression and one oil control rings. The crankshaft main journal diameter is 52.0 mm (2.04 in) and the crankpin diameter is 48.0 mm (1.89 in).

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloyAluminium
Compression ratio:9.3:1
Cylinder bore:87.5 mm (3.44 in)
Piston stroke:83.0 mm (3.27 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2/1
Number of main bearings:5
Cylinder inner diameter (standard):87.4924-87.5076 mm (3.4446-3.4452 in)
Piston skirt diameter (standard):87.4630-87.4810 mm (3.4434-3.4441 in)
Piston pin outer diameter:21.000-21.003 mm (0.8268-0.8269 in)
Piston ring side clearance:Top0.025-0.065 mm (0.001-0.0026 in)
Second0.025-0.065 mm (0.001-0.0026 in)
Piston ring end gap:Top0.230-0.520 mm (0.0091-0.0205 in)
Second0.490-0.780 mm (0.0193-0.0307 in)
Oil0.230-0.660 mm (0.0091-0.026 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter:51.9924-52.0076 mm (2.0469-2.0475 in)
Crankpin diameter:47.9924-48.0076 mm (1.8895-1.8901 in)

Cylinder head

The cylinder head is made of aluminum alloy. The engine has a single overhead camshaft (SOHC). The Chrysler A588 engine is equipped with hydraulic lash adjusters.

Cylinder head
Block head alloyCast-iron
Valve Arrangement:SOHC, belt drive
Head surface flatness
Valves:16 (2 valves per cylinder)
Intake valve timing207°
Exhaust valve timing:229°
Valve head diameter:INTAKE32.120-33.370 mm (1.2646-1.3138 in)
EXHAUST28.570-28.830 mm (1.1248-1.135 in)
Valve length:INTAKE114.690-115.190 mm (4.5153-4.535 in)
EXHAUST116.940-117.440 mm (4.6039-4.6236 in)
Valve stem diameter:INTAKE5.934-5.952 mm (0.2336-0.2343 in)
EXHAUST5.906-5.924 mm (0.2325-0.2332 in)
Valve spring free length:46.75 mm (1.8405 in)

Maintenance data

Compression pressure
Standard15.5 bar (15.8 kg/m2; 225 psi)
Minimum11.0 bar (11.2 kg/m2; 160 psi)
Oil system
Recommended engine oilSAE: 10W-30
Oil type APIAPI: SH or SH/CD
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity)4.3 L (4.54 US. qt, 3.78 Imp. qt.)
Oil pressure Idle speed: 25.0 kPA (4 psi)
At 3,000 rpm: 170-550 kPA (25-80 psi)
Ignition system
Spark plugChampion RC12YC5
Spark plug gap1.2-1.3 mm (0.047-0.051 in)
Spark plug tightening torque28 N·m (2.9 kg·m, 20.6 ft·lb)

Vehicle applications

ModelYears Produced
Dodge Neon1995–2005
Plymouth Neon1995–2005
Dodge Stratus1995–2000
Plymouth Breeze1995–2000
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