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2006 Dodge: where the engine block heater is located

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I have a 2006 Dodge 3500 tbo dsl and am trying to find out if it has or where the engine block heater is located.

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

HEATER-ENGINE BLOCK

REMOVAL
5.9L DIESEL

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  1. Disconnect the battery negative cables.
  2. Drain coolant from radiator and cylinder block.
  3. Unscrew the power cord retaining cap and disconnect cord from heater element.
  4. Using a suitable size socket, loosen and remove the block heater element.

INSTALLATION

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  • Clean and inspect the threads in the cylinder block and heater element.
  • Coat heater element threads with Mopar Thread Sealer with Teflon.
  • Screw block heater into cylinder block and tighten to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.) .
  • Connect block heater cord and tighten retaining cap.
  • Fill cooling system with recommended coolant.
  • Start and warm the engine.
  • Check block heater for leaks.
  • LOCATION: The 5.9L diesel engine has the block heater located on the right side of the engine below the exhaust manifold next to the oil cooler (1).

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    Customer: replied 8 years ago.
    Reply to Super Mechanic's Post: what side of the motor is it on?

    If you have the 5.9 L engine then it would be on the right side.

    The 5.7L engine has the block heater located on the left side of the engine below the exhaust manifold in the rear of the engine and is not immersed in engine coolant but makes direct contact with the block.

    The 5.9L diesel engine has the block heater located on the right side of the engine below the exhaust manifold next to the oil cooler.

    The 3.7L/4.7L gas powered engines have the block heater located to the rear on the right side of the engine.

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