Chrysler A588

Chrysler A588The Chrysler A588 is a 2.0 L (1,998 cc, 121.93 cu·in) natural aspirated, four-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled internal combustion gasoline engine, manufactured by Chrysler Corporation since 1995 to 2005 .

Cylinder bore and piston stroke are 87.5 mm (3.44 in) and 83.0 mm (3.27 in), respectively. The compression ratio rating is 9.8:1.

The Chrysler A588 engine produced 133.0 PS (98 kW; 132.0 HP) at 5,600 rpm of maximum output power and 175 N·m (17.8 kg·m, 129 ft·lb) at 4,600 rpm of peak torque.

The Chrysler A588 features:

  • Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
  • 4 valves per cylinder (16 valves in total)
  • Distributorless Direct Ignition System (DIS)
  • Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection system
  • Cast-iron cylinder block
  • Aluminium cylinder head

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model A588
Engine type 4-stroke, SOHC, four-cylinder
Displacement 2.0L, 1,998 cm3, (121.93 cu·in)
Max. horsepower 133.0 PS (98 kW; 132.0 HP) at 5,600 rpm
Max. torque 175 N·m (17.8 kg·m, 129 ft·lb) at 4,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Forced lubrication
Ignition system Distributorless Direct Ignition System (DIS)
Fuel system Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection system
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Dimensions (L x W X H)
Dry weight

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloy: Cast-iron
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Cylinder bore: 87.5 mm (3.44 in)
Piston stroke: 83.0 mm (3.27 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard): 87.4924-87.5076 mm (3.4446-3.4452 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter (standard): 87.4630-87.4810 mm (3.4434-3.4441 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2/1
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard): 20.960-20.980 mm (0.8252-0.826 in)
Connecting rod center distance: 50.9910-51.0050 mm (2.0075-2.0081 in)
Piston pin diameter: 21.000-21.003 mm (0.8268-0.8269 in)
Side clearance (Top): 0.025-0.065 mm (0.001-0.0026 in)
Side clearance (Second): 0.025-0.065 mm (0.001-0.0026 in)
Ring end gap (Top): 0.230-0.520 mm (0.0091-0.0205 in)
Ring end gap (Second): 0.490-0.780 mm (0.0193-0.0307 in)
Ring end gap (Oil): 0.230-0.660 mm (0.0091-0.026 in)
Ring width (Top): 1.170-1.180 mm (0.0461-0.0465 in)
Ring width (Second): 1.170-1.108 mm (0.0461-0.0436 in)
Ring width (Oil): 2.854-3.008 mm (0.1124-0.1184 in)
Number of main bearings: 5
Crankshaft main journal diameter: 51.9924-52.0076 mm (2.0469-2.0475 in)
Crankpin journal diameter: 47.9924-48.0076 mm (1.8895-1.8901 in)
Crankshaft center distance: 41.5 mm (1.635 in)
Cylinder head
Cylinder head alloy: Aluminium
Valve arrangement: SOHC, belt driven
Valves: 4 (16 valves in total)
Intake timig: 207°
Exhaust timig: 229°
Valve head diameter (INTAKE): 32.120-33.370 mm (1.2646-1.3138 in)
Valve head diameter (EXHAUST): 28.570-28.830 mm (1.1248-1.135 in)
Valve length (INTAKE): 114.690-115.190 mm (4.5153-4.535 in)
Valve length (EXHAUST): 116.940-117.440 mm (4.6039-4.6236 in)
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE): 5.934-5.952 mm (0.2336-0.2343 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST): 5.906-5.924 mm (0.2325-0.2332 in)
Valve spring free length (INTAKE): 46.75 mm (1.8405 in)
Valve spring free length (EXHAUST): 46.75 mm (1.8405 in)

Service Data

Compression pressure
Standard: 15.5 bar (15.8 kg/cm2; 225 psi)
Minimum: 11.0 bar (11.2 kg/cm2; 160 psi)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Forced lubrication
Recommended oil: SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: 4.3 L (4.54 US. qt, 3.78 Imp. qt.)
Oil pressure: 25 kPa (3.6 psi) at Idle speed
170 kPa (24.7 psi) at 3,000 rpm
Ignition system
Type: Distributorless Direct Ignition System (DIS)
Spark plug: Champion RC12YC
Spark plug gap: 1.2-1.3 mm (0.047-0.051 in)
Spark plug torque: 28 N·m (2.9 kg·m, 20.6 ft·lb)


Model Years Produced
Dodge Neon 1995–2005
Plymouth Neon 1995–2005
Dodge Stratus 1995–2000
Plymouth Breeze 1995–2000
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