Dodge Avenger Coupé — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Dodge Avenger Coupe, originally known as Dodge Avenger, is a sports car (D-segment in Europe) manufactured and marketed by the American marque Dodge.

The Dodge Avenger was introduced in 1994 as a two-door sedan, although in North America it was called a “coupe”. The vehicle was manufactured by Diamond Star Motors (DSM), a joint venture of Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors. It was built on the Mitsubishi Galant platform. The Japanese, in turn, also used this base for the Mitsubishi Eclipse, hence its resemblance. The Avenger was designed to fill the gap of the discontinued Dodge Daytona, as it was about the same size and the same price. The Avenger Coupe was discontinued in 2000, but Dodge reused the name for the Dodge Avenger Sedan in 2007. Hence, we differentiate between the two models.

The Avenger Coupe was equipped with either a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine (Chrysler 420A) or a Mitsubishi-designed 2.5-liter V6 engine. The four-cylinder engine was paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 engine was only available with the A604 automatic transmission.

In 2000, the V6 and automatic transmission became standard on all Avengers, and ABS became an “option” for ES models. The four-cylinder engine was no longer available and several previously optional features, such as power windows and power locks, became standard. ES coupes now came with standard leather upholstery, remote keyless entry and power driver’s seat. However, the Avenger failed to achieve strong sales figures and was discontinued later that year. Shortly thereafter, the model was replaced by the Dodge Stratus coupe in 2001. The Stratus coupe was also manufactured at Mitsubishi’s former Diamond Star plant, using the Eclipse platform and architecture.

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Dodge Avenger Coupé. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Dodge Avenger Coupé models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Dodge Avenger Coupé.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Dodge Avenger Coupé I – First Generation (1994)


Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Dodge Avenger Coupe Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • ECF 2.0 141 CV (1994 – 1999)
  • EEB 2.5 166 CV (1994 – 2000)

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