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Chrysler 3.7L V6 PowerTech Engine (Design, Issues & Reliability)

Updated: Feb 2

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The Chrysler 3.7L V6 PowerTech is a six-cylinder gasoline engine producing around 210 hp and 319 nm of torque, it was made by Chrysler from 2002 to 2012. It is also referred to as the 3.7 EGK and the Dodge 3.7L Magnum.

This 3.7L engine, which was previously only offered in the Dodge Ram pickup truck, is now also offered in the Jeep Liberty/Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Dakota.

PowerTech engines were never installed in passenger cars; instead, they were solely used in trucks and SUVs. 

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Chrysler 3.7L V6 PowerTech Engine

Chrysler 3.7L V6 PowerTech Engine Design

The 3.7L V6 engine has a cast-iron cylinder block with a 90-degree angle between the cylinder banks, similar to the PowerTech 4.7L V8. In order to merge two engines and reduce production costs, this angle was kept.

A problem with the crankshaft arrangement affects all 90-degree V6 engines. A V8-style crankshaft can be created by using one crankpin for two cylinders that are opposite each other.