Interchange Exchange: Chrysler Wheel Cylinders


A swap guide to Chrysler wheel cylinders

As stopping technology improved, Chrysler braking systems— along with those from other manufacturers—went through various design changes over the decades. Early prewar front brakes used a single dual-piston wheel cylinder, expanding one end of the brake shoes for stopping power. After World War II, Chrysler adopted a modified hydraulic brake arrangement with four similar, but different, wheel cylinders up front, while still employing only one cylinder per wheel in the rear.

Prewar wheel cylinders are often difficult to find and can be expensive. Knowing which other cylinders you can use allows you to find rebuildable used replacements and the necessary repair kits to restore them, to get your car stopping as it should, once again. Notice in the late 1970s and early ’80s, many of the rear cylinders for Chrysler products were also found on AMC and Ford vehicles.

Front cylinders—left and right do not interchange

  • 1934-’38 Chrysler, Dodge, De Soto; 1934-’39 Chrysler Imperial
  • 1940-’42 Chrysler and Imperial eight-cylinder; 1942 Chrysler seven-passenger sedan and limousine
  • 1942 Chrysler six-cylinder; 1940-’42 De Soto, Dodge, Plymouth
  • 1946-’55 Chrysler and Imperial, Dodge; 1948-’58 Dodge ½-ton trucks; 1948-’56 ¾-ton trucks, except 4x4s; 1946-’55 De Soto, except heavy-duty brakes; 1956 Dodge, except heavy-duty brakes; 1946-’56 Plymouth (upper/lower, left/right)
  • 1953-’54 De Soto with heavy-duty brakes (U/L, L/R)
  • 1956-’59 Chrysler, Imperial, De Soto; 1956-’59 Dodge with heavy-duty brakes; 1957-’59 Plymouth (U/L, L/R)
  • 1959-’62 Chrysler, except police car, Imperial, De Soto, Dodge, Plymouth; 1962 Dodge 880 (U/L, L/R)
  • 1962 Chrysler Newport police car
  • 1962 Dart; 1962-’69 Polara; 1963-’69 Chrysler Newport, New Yorker; 1963-’66 Imperial; 1963-’65 Dodge 880; 1965-’69 Dart, Valiant with eight-cylinder; 1966-’69 Barracuda; 1962-’69 Plymouth Satellite, Fury, GTX, Road Runner, Belvedere
  • 1961-’62 Lancer; 1963-’66 Dart six-cylinder; 1960-’66 Valiant; 1966 Barracuda; 1960-’62 Rambler, American
  • 1970-’71 New Yorker, Newport, Town & Country; 1970-’72 Dodge Challenger, Charger, Coronet, eight-cylinder Dart, Monaco, Polara Dodge ½- and ¾-ton vans, Plymouth Barracuda, Belvedere, Fury, GTX, Road Runner, Satellite; 1972 Dodge ½-ton pickup; 1970-’73 Valiant, Duster, eight-cylinder Scamp

Rear wheel cylinders— left and right will interchange

  • 1934-’39 Chrysler, Dodge, De Soto, Imperial
  • 1940-’42 Chrysler and Imperial eight-cylinder; 1942 Chrysler seven-passenger sedan and limousine 1942 Chrysler six-cylinder; 1940-’42 De Soto, Dodge, Plymouth 1946-’55 Chrysler and Imperial, Dodge; 1956-’52 De Soto; 1953- ’55 De Soto, except heavy-duty brakes; 1956 Dodge, except heavy-duty brakes; 1946-’56 Plymouth
  • 1953-’54 De Soto with heavy-duty brakes
  • 1956-’62 Chrysler, except police car, Imperial; 1956-’61 De Soto; 1956-’61 Dodge with heavy-duty brakes; 1957-’61 Plymouth; 1962 Dodge 880
  • 1960-’62 Rambler, American; 1960-’65 Falcon; 1960-’64 Comet; 1960-’76 Valiant; 1961- ’62 Lancer; 1963-’76 Dart with six-cylinder engine; 1967-’74 Barracuda; 1972-’76 Gremlin; 1975-’76 Plymouth Duster; 1971-’76 Scamp; 1978-’83 Ford Fairmont, Mercury Zephyr; 1979 Mustang, Capri; 1980-’82 Thunderbird, Cougar; 1981- ’82 Granada; 1983-’86 LTD, Marquis
  • 1961-’62 Dart; 1962-’64 Dodge Polara; 1963-’64 Chrysler Newport, New Yorker; 1963- ’64 Dodge 880, Imperial, Plymouth Fury, Sport Fury, Belvedere
  • 1962 Chrysler Newport police car
  • 1962-’64 Dodge, Plymouth police car
  • 1965-’67 Imperial; 1965-’69 Chrysler, Monaco, Polara; 1965-’69 Dart, Valiant with 10-inch brakes; 1965-’69 D-100 trucks
  • 1969-’70 Belvedere; 1969-’71 GTX; 1969-’73 W-100 trucks; 1969-’74 Satellite; 1970-’73 Dodge Polara, Imperial, Barracuda; 1970-’74 Dodge Challenger, Road Runner; 1970-’82 Chrysler New Yorker; 1970-’81 Chrysler Newport; 1970-’78 Dodge Charger, Monaco, Plymouth Fury; 1970-’76 Dodge Coronet, Dart, Duster, Valiant; 1970- ’93 ½-ton pickups; 1971-’76 Scamp; 1973-’83 Dodge and Plymouth vans; 1975-’83 Chrysler Cordoba; 1975-’89 Gran Fury; 1976-’80 Volaré, Aspen; 1977-’81 LeBaron; 1977-’83 Imperial; 1977-’89 Dodge Diplomat; 1978-’79 Dodge Magnum; 1978-’93 ¾- and 1-ton pickups; 1979-’81 Dodge St. Regis; 1980-’83 Dodge Mirada; 1983-’89 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

For original Chrysler and aftermarket part numbers for these wheel cylinders, please contact the Hemmings Parts Locator Service.


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