Dodge Lancer

Introduced in 1955, the Dodge Lancer was a full-size passenger car manufactured by the Dodge brand of Chrysler Corporation. This vehicle was re-launched in 1985 and ended production on April 7, 1989. The Dodge Lancer was replaced by the Dodge Spirit.

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Car Batteries
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What causes the alternator on a 1986 Dodge Lancer to overcharge?

Most likely a bad voltage regulator--on any vehicle. The regulator is supposed to control alternator field current for a charging voltage of 14.5 volts more or less, and may have up to 16 volts. More than 16 volts is hazardous to the electrical system (viz boiling the battery dry or burning out other components). (A fully charged 12-volt battery should show 12.6 volts at rest, the charging voltage with engine running is higher in order to push electrons back into the battery against that.)

Unfortunately, voltage regulators are virtually never owner-fixable (epoxy-encapsulated invisible mystery circuit board with no adjustments!) except to replace with a new one. The only good news is that they sell for around $10, compared to an alternator at about $200!

Car Starting Problems
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Why would a Lancer run for 3-8 seconds after it is turned off when it is warm?

Your car is dieseling. Air is still entering the engine even though you shut it off. Check the Idle Air Control. There might be some sort of deposits which is not allowing the Idle Air Control to fully close. Remove and check to see if it's clean. If not, you'll have to clean it of the carbon deposits.

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Why would none of the electronics work in a 1986 Dodge Lancer?

First take the battery cables off and clean both ends. Next look for bad fuseable links at the starter solonoid.

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Timing Belts and Chains

How do you change the timing belt on a 1986 Dodge Lancer and is it a difficult job?

You are asking the hardest question here. First buy a manual to guide you. It says to set the engine at TDC seen through the timing mark window on the tranny. Notice the mark on your cam to the side of the head and the rotor position. These should all remain the same when the new belt is in place. Next remove every belt in order to get to the timing belt. You need a special spanner type wrench to hold and adjust the tensioner pulley. After loosening the pulley take it off an make sure it is smooth rolling. Install in reverse order. Should take you about 3 hours with special tool.

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Why might a 1986 Dodge Lancer be idling too fast?

the idle speed motor is stuck if it is a turbo, take it out, clean it and re-install, plus loosen tps screws, wiggle and re-tighten. if non turbo, probably vacuum leak at egr valve the idle speed motor is stuck if it is a turbo, take it out, clean it and re-install, plus loosen tps screws, wiggle and re-tighten. if non turbo, probably vacuum leak at egr valve

Car Fuses and Wiring
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Where can you get a wiring diagram for an 88 Dodge Lancer?


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How To

How to you remove and replace an exhaust manifold for a 1984 Dodge Lancer 2.2L Turbo?

fist undo all fuel lines and electrical leeds. it is optional to take off the carby but doesn't make much of a difference. now undo all your bolts on the top and bottom, now simply remove, best to have someone hold it up while you undo last few bolts. remove remembering to take the gasket with you.

Fuel Pumps
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Does a 1988 Dodge Lancer have a fuel pump reset button and if so where is it located?

No, Dodge does not use reset switches.

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What does a Code 52 mean on a 1987 Dodge Lancer?

Code 52 on a Dodge Lancer 2.2L turbo means the oxygen sensor signal input indicates a rich air/fuel mixture ratio condition during engine operation.

Brake Pads and Rotors
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How do you replace brake rotors on a 1986 Dodge Lancer?

Remove wheels

Remove caliper mounting bolts

Slide caliper off rotor

Rotor should slide of center hub

Starters and Ignition Systems
Turbo and Superchargers
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What must be removed to get the starter off of a 1987 Dodge Lancer L2.2 Turbo engine?

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What type of freon do you use in 87 dodge lancer?

1987 Dodge Lancer's came equipped with R-12 freon in the air conditioning system.

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Where is the voltage regulator on a 86 dodge lancer?

It's built into the alternator.

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How do you re-install anti-rattle clips on the front brake pads of a 1986 Dodge Lancer?

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Where is the fuel filter located on a 2002 Dodge Lancer?

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Fuel Filters
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How do you fix a 88 Dodge Lancer that is still spraying too much gas out of the injector after the fuel pressure regulator has been changed?

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Where is transmission fluid on a 1986 dodge lancer?

drivers side, in the transmission. The dipstick may be broken or Missing. Look for a tube the size of a pencil.

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Where is the fuel filter on a 1986 dodge lancer?

Under the car, passenger side, next to the outboard frame. It's fairly easy to change out. Best to also replace about a 12" section of hose both in and out as the existing hose will be rusted and nearly impossible to remove without cutting the existing hose. Remember this is a pressurized fuel system and you need to purchased the correct hose with a minimum rating of 50 psi. Your auto parts store has it, and sells it by the foot. If you decide to follow my recommendation, you will also need two (2) hose connectors and four (4) hose clamps.

The filter is held by a bracket and this bolt will also most probably be rusted tight. I had to cut the bracket off and used plumber strapping to remount the filter. All-in-all it took about 2 hours. Jack up the left rear tire so it is easier to get under the vehicle - and use safety jack stands to support the load, not your jack!

There are two fuel lines - a supply and return line. The supply line is the larger of the two.

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Can you use the spare tire from your neon on your dodge lancer?

as long as they are both atleast 14 inches and both 5 lug .. yes

Car Sounds
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Have a 87 lancer 2.2 bad knocking noise?

well depending on how bad, rattling - Possible worn lifters

Sounds like a monkey with a hammer under the hood? bent rod, mains etc.

First does it sputter? dont rev it just let it idle and listen, also a few other ideas could be stuck valves.

Change your oil, check for metal shavings in the oil. If there is none

Check for gasoline in the oil, if there is none continue changing the oil but replace one quart of oil with one quart of Rislone.

if there is gas in the oil you have further issues

if there is metal in the oil, you have problems.

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Should you buy a 86 dodge lancer it has 200k miles on it needs a new battery and some work put into it and hes selling it for 400 bucks?

Buy buy buy!

Auto Parts and Repairs
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What does a 1986 dodge lancer alternator look like?

Like a typical alternator and is located on the left front of the engine block (as you are standing in front of the car). You will see a serpentine belt driving the pulley. If the car has air conditioning, it is below the a/c unit, same side.

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What does the ecu on the 86 dodge lancer have to do with the charging system?

The engine computer is the voltage regulator.

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How do you put tranny fluid in 87 dodge lancer?

Locate the dipstick for the tranny fluid. It should be on the right side of the engine near the radiator cooling fan. This is where you put the fluid in. That's it. You just need a long skinny funnel to get to it. Always remember to check while the engine is running after you've driven it a few miles and don't over fill.. N.S.


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