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1989 Dodge Ramcharger Sports Utility Vehicle

Information and photos of a 1989 Dodge Ram Charger. 

The Dodge Ramcharger is considered a sports utility vehicle.

The Ramcharger was first introduced in 1974. The Ramcharger had a successful  19 year run in the United States. 1974 to 1993.

The 1974 to 1980 have a removable hard top.

What makes the 1974 Dodge Ramcharger distinct to the other years is that its door pillar post were removed with the hardtop roof. This was only true for the 1974 Ramcharger.

The most common engine found in the Ramchargers was the 318 cubic inch engine. The 318 is a (5.2 L) V8.

Facts on 1989 Dodge Ramcharger 1st Generation

The platform for the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger?  Chrysler AD Platform.

The engines available for the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger?

225 cubic inch 3.7 liter engine

318 cubic inch  5.2 liter engine

360 cubic inch 5.9 liter engine

400 cubic inch 6.6 liter engine

440 cubic inch 7.2 liter engine

Transmission, available for the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger?

4 speed manual

3 speed TorqueFlite automatic

The 1989 Dodge Ramcharger was produced as a full-time four-wheel drive.The Front axle is a Dana 44. Rear axle 9 1/4''.

Wheelbase 106.0 inch

Dodge Ramcharger

1989 Dodge Ramcharger equipment identification tag

The photo to your left is the equipment identification tag that describes what the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger is equipped with. The tag was a little faded, but I was able to zoom in and get some information from the tag. Below I will give you in order what I could make out on the tag.


Descriptions are in order as was on the tag:

STD duty 3 speed Auto Transmission

A727 Automatic Transmission

3000 pound Front Axle

3.2 Axle Ratio

Chrysler-8.25 Axle Catalytic Converter


Specifications on the  Dodge Ramcharger

Below is a bullet list of specifications and other interesting facts and numbers on the Dodge Ramchargers

  • The Ramcharger during its development was also known as the Rhino for its massive body.
  • Ramchargers 1974 to 1980 had removable hard top
  • Most Ramchargers had the 318 cu-V8  (5.2L)
  • Optional was the 360 cu-V8 (5.9L)
  • Early years the 400cu-V8 (6.6L) and 440cu-V8 (7.2L)
  • In the year of 1988 the 318 had the throttle body fuel injection
  • 318 had around 230 horsepower
  • 360 had 240 horsepower
  • Transmissions found in the Ramcharger were A-230 manual 3 speed and the A-535 five-speed In 4wheel drives the most common was the NP435 four-speed
  • Axles for the Dodge Ramcharger were the Dana 44 front and 9-1/4 rear

Pictures of the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger-Frame-Decals under the hood and other views

Top view of the 1989 Ramcharger. I don't know if these vents had a problem with leaking or not.The owner of this one had no problems with any kind of leaks. I'm sure some did.
This Diagram is located under the hood of the Ramcharger. It illustrates were dodge recommended jack placement when a tire change was needed.
Passenger side rear Frame rails under the 1989 Ramcharger. Also if you look closely, a leak of some sort is noticeable on the ground. I will let the owner know.

Reports from SafeCar.Gov on the 1989 Dodge Ramcharger

Reports to view on the 1989 Dodge RamCharger--- View Here