50 Series Operator’s Handbook
The Dodge 50 Series, later known as the Renault 50 Series were light commercial vehicles produced in the UK by Chrysler Europe and later Renault between 1979 and 1993.
This Operator’s Handbook is intended to give the fullest information about your Dodge/Renault Truck, and it is divided into convenient sections in the table of contents.
• Vehicle Identification
Unit Codes, Data Plates, VIN Plate, Equipment Identification Label, Brake Data Plate, Engine Number Location and Chassis Number
• Instruments, Warning Lights and Switches
Instruments (Speedometer, Tachograph, Fuel Gauge, Vacuum Gauge, Air Pressure Gauge, Temperature Gauge, Oil Pressure Gauge, Voltmeter) Warning Lights (Direction Indicator Warning Light, Oil Pressure Warning Light, Headlamp Main Beam Warning Light, Brake Fluid Warning Light, Low Vacuum and Handbrake Warning Light, Rear Fog Guard Warning Light, “No Charge” Warning Light, Choke Warning Light, Parking Brake Warning Light/Buzzer) Switches (Ignition/Steering Lock, Starter/Steering Lock, Combination Switch, Side and Headlamp Switch, Windscreen Wash/Wipe Switch, Headlamp Wash/Wipe Switch, Blower Switch, Hazard Warning – Switch and Indicator Lamp, Rear Fog Lamps Switch and Door Switches
• Cab and Body Fittings
Keys (Ignition/Starter/Steering Lock Key and Tachograph Key) Doors and Windows (Door Locks, Door Windows and Sliding Windows) Door Locks and Hinges (Van Rear Doors and Cab Door Stays) Seats (Fore and Aft Adjustment, Height Adjustment – Fully Adjustable Drivers Seat and Back Rest (Rake) Adjustment) Mirrors (Internal Mirror and External Rear View) Convenience Fittings (Sun Visors, Interior Lights, Door Pockets, Cigarette Lighter, Ash Tray, Grab Handles, Coat Hooks and Loading Light – Van Models) Safety Belts (Inertia Reel Type, Lap Time and General)
• Driving Controls
Hand Controls (Gearchange Lever, Choke Control (Petrol Models), Stop Control (Diesel Models), Handbrake, Parking Brake and Auto-Release Valve) Foot Controls (Clutch Pedal, Brake Pedal and Accelerator Pedal) Automatic Transmission, Driving, Hill Starting, Manually Controlled Changes, Manoeuvring, Emergency Starting, Towing and Fluid Cooler.
• General Information
Starting Procedure, Warning Light Checks, Petrol Models, Diesel Models, Running-in, Heating and Ventilation (Distribution Controls, Temperature Control, Face Level Vents, Heater Blower Switch and Foot Level Vents)
• Occasional Attention
Cooling System (General, Radiator External Cleaning, Draining the Cooling System, Flushing the Cooling System, To Refill, Hoses, Frost Precautions, Anti-Freeze Recommendations) Fuses, Bulb Renewal (Warning and Instrument Lights, Heat Control Panel Illumination, Number Plate Lights – Truck Model, Headlamps, Headlamp Adjustment, Side Lamps, Hazard Warning Light Switch, Internal Lamps, Rear Lamps – Truck Model, Rear Lights – Van Model, To Renew Selector Level Bulb, Side Repeater Flasher Lamps and Front Flasher Lamp) Wheels (Tool Location, To Remove Spare Wheel – Truck Model, Spare Wheel – Van Model, Changing the Wheel, Wheel Balancing, Wheel nuts, Tyres, Inflation Pressures and Examination of Tyres) Windscreen Wipers and Washers (Wipers, Washer Reservoir, Washer Jets and Headlamp Wash Wipe) Body and Trim Care (Paintwork, Chrome and Bright Metal, Windows and Trim)
• Routine Maintenance
Engines General, Cooling System, Fan Belt Coolant Level, Drive Belts Adjustments, Valve Rocker Adjustment, Engine Lubrication, Changing the Engine Oil, Changing the Oil Filter, Accelerator Linkage, Petrol Engines, Fuel System, Crankcase Ventilation, PCV Valve, In Line – Fuel Filters, Carburettor, Air Cleaners, Fuel Lift Pump, Electronic Ignition System, Spark Plugs, Diesel Engines, Priming and Venting, Fuel Injection Pump, Final Fuel Filter Element, Hydraulic Clutch, Propeller Shaft and Rear Axle, Wheel Hubs, Gearbox, Automatic Transmission, Suspension, Manual Steering, Power Steering, Fitting New Belts, Power Steering Reservoir, Wheels and Tyres, Brake Systems and Electrical Systems
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