Intake Manifold Torque Specifications

Intake Manifold Tightening Sequence 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 4.7L Dodge Durango And Dakota.

Above is the suggested tightening sequence for the lower intake manifold to avoid vacuum leaks and premature intake gasket failure.

NOTE: Install the intake manifold gaskets dry. In other words, don't coat them in any type of sealant (like RTV Silicone). Installing them dry will ensure a job that won't come back.

Intake Manifold Torque Specifications
2000-2003
Torque 105 Inch Lbs. (12 N.m)

Cylinder Head Torque Specifications

Cylinder Head Tightening Sequence

Above is the suggested tightening sequence for the cylinder head bolts to avoid premature gasket failure.

NOTE: The following torque specs apply to: 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 4.7L Dodge Dakota and Durango.

Step 1
Bolts 1-10 15 Ft. Lbs. (20 N.m)
Step 2
Bolts 1-10 35 Ft. Lbs. (47 N.m.)
Bolts 11-14 18 Ft. Lbs. (25 N.m.)
Step 3
Bolts 1-10 Turn Bolts 90°
Bolts 11-14 22 Ft. Lbs. (30 N.m.)

IMPORTANT: The cylinder head bolts are ‘torque to yield’ bolts and should be replaced when the cylinder head gasket is replaced.

AC System Specifications Dakota Only

Refrigerant Capacity (R-134a) Dakota
2000-2003 32 ozs.
Refrigerant Oil Type Dakota
2000-2001 SP-20 PAG Refrigerant Oil
2002-2003 SP-15 PAG Refrigerant Oil
AC System Oil Capacity Dakota
2000 6.1 ozs.
2001-2003 7.1 ozs. (System Total)
AC System Operating Pressures Dakota
2000
High Side 190-220 PSI
Low Side 32-40 PSI
2001-2003
High Side 200-300 PSI
Low Side 25-35 PSI

AC System Specifications Durango Only

Refrigerant Capacity (R-134a) Durango
2000
With Rear AC 30 ozs.
Without Rear AC 28 ozs.
2001-2003
With Rear AC Specs Not Available, See Underhood AC Specs Label
Without Rear AC Specs Not Available, See Underhood AC Specs Label
Refrigerant Oil Type Durango
2000-2001 SP-20 PAG Refrigerant Oil
2002-2003 SP-15 PAG Refrigerant Oil
A/C System Oil Capacity Durango
2000
With Rear AC 8 ozs.
Without Rear AC 5.5 ozs. (4.7L Only)
2001-2003
With Rear AC 10.1 ozs.
Without Rear AC 7.1 ozs.
AC System Operating Pressures Durango
2000
High Side 135-185 PSI
Low Side 20-30 PSI
2001
High Side 200-300 PSI
Low Side 25-35 PSI
2002-2002
High Side 200-300 PSI
Low Side 20-30 PSI

Where To Buy The Tune Up Parts

The following links will help you comparison shop for the ignition coil and serpentine belt:

More 4.7L Dodge Tutorials

You can find a complete list of 4.7L Dodge tutorials in this index:

  1. Dodge 4.7L Index of Articles.

Here's a small sample of the tutorials you'll find in the index:

  1. How To Test The MAP Sensor (2000-2001 4.7L Dakota, Durango).
  2. How To Test The Throttle Position Sensor (2000-2007 4.7L Dodge).
  3. How To Test The Fuel Injectors (Dodge, Jeep 4.7L V8) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
  4. How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (4.7L Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
  5. How To Test The COP Ignition Coils (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 4.7L) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
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