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1970 DODGE MODEL TSBs Index
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Car TSBs Truck TSBs Date Description Models Pages
CHAPTER 1 - ACCESSORIES
D70-1-1   1-14-1970 Radio warranty repair stations All models so equipped 1
for now
  70DT-1-1 1-21-1970 Model 707 radio exchange program 1969 Dodge light & medium duty trucks 1 2
CHAPTER 2 - FRONT SUSPENSION
D70-2-1   11-22-1969 Lower ball joint replacement All Dodge models 1 2
  70DT-2-2 5-20-1970 Correction to Dodge shop manual B100, 200 & 300 trucks 1
CHAPTER 3 - REAR AXLE
D70-3-1   11-26-1969 Incorrect fluid level (Dana 60) Challenger R/T with 9 3/4" axle 1
D70-3-2   4-4-1970 Rear axle identification All 1970 Dodge 1 2 3 4
D70-3-3 70DT-3-1 5-6-1970 New 8 3/4" pinion spline All 1970 models so equipped 1 2
D70-3-4 A & B   5-6-1970 "A" - 9 3/4" axle on Challenger & Coronet "B" - All models 1 2
D70-3-5 A, B & C   5-6-1970 A" - 8 3/4" replacement wheel bearings. "B" - Loose pinion nut. "C" Ring gear to case assembly   1 2
D70-3-6   7-1-1970 New differential bearing cup All models with 7 1/4" axle 1
D70-3-7   7-8-1970 8 3/4" rear axle shaft oil seal replacement Dodge models so equipped 1
CHAPTER 5 - BRAKES
  70DT-5-1 3-11-1970 Incorrect bolt for air brakes compressor 1969 & early 1970 trucks with 361 & 413 engines with air brakes 1
D70-5-1   4-15-1970 New safety warning switch & bypass valve All 1970 Dodge cars with disc brakes built after Jan. 1, 1970 1 2
D70-5-2   4-29-1970 Master cylinder warranty procedure change All Dodge models 1
D70-5-3 70DT-5-2 5-13-1970 Wheel cylinder warranty procedure change All Dodge models 1
D70-5-4 70DT-5-3 5-27-1970 Brake drum service All Dodge models 1 2
D70-5-5   6-10-1970 Master cylinder identification All 1970 Dodge models 1
CHAPTER 6 - CLUTCH
D70-6-1   10-29-1969 Slow or no clutch pedal re-turnability 1970 Challenger with 318, 340 & 383 engines 1
  70-DT-6-2 11-4-1969 Improved clutch torque shaft 1970 D300 & W300 trucks 1
D70-6-2 70-DT-6-2 9-30-1970 Clutch rattle 1970 models with 6 cylinder engines & Auburn clutch 1
CHAPTER 7 - COOLING
D70-7-1   11-22-1969 Unnecessary replacement of water pumps All 1970 Dodge models 1
  70DT-7-1A 7-7-1970 Perry cooling system filter All trucks with diesel engines 1 2 3 4 5 6
D70-7-2 70DT-7-2 7-1-1970 Coolant additives All car & truck models 1
  70DT-7-3 8-26-1970 Overheating due to front mounted spare tire All truck models 1
D70-7-3   9-16-1970 Service manual corrections All 1970 318 & 340 models with power steering 1
D70-7-4 70DT-7-4 10-14-1970 Coolant loss All 1970 cars & 1970 B, D, W P100, P200 & P300 trucks 1
CHAPTER 8 - ELECTRICAL
D70-8-1   10-22-1969 Ignition distributor breaker point dwell check 1970 cars with 383 & 440 engines with solenoid distributors 1
D70-8-2   11-22-1969 Alternator replacement All 1970 Dodge models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
D70-8-3   11-22-1969 Constant voltage limiter All 1970 Dodge models 1 2
D70-8-4   11-22-1969 Fuel tank sending unit All 1970 Dodge models 1 2
D70-8-5   11-22-1969 Windshield wiper motors All 1970 Dodge models 1 2 3
D70-8-6   11-5-1969 Starter relay wire routing 1970 Polara & Monaco 1 2
D70-8-7   11-19-1969 Inoperative starters All 1970 Dodge models 1
D70-8-7A   2-18-1970 Inoperative starters (supplement to D70-8-7) All 1970 Dodge models 1
D70-8-8   11-19-1969 Shop manual correction 1970 Dart with 198 cu. in. engine 1 2
D70-8-9 70DT-8-2 3-4-1970 Short in distributor ignition lead All 1970 cars & light trucks with solenoid retard distributor 1
D70-8-10 70DT-8-1 2-4-1970 Point dwell & timing on solenoid distributors 1970 cars with 383 & 440 and trucks with 383 1
D70-8-11   9-16-1970 Alternator pivot bolt failure All 383 & 440 models without AC except Polara & Monaco with 383 1 2
D70-8-12   6-17-1970 Instrument damage due to poor ground All models 1
D70-8-13   10-21-1970 Battery All Dodge models 1
D70-8-14   11-4-1970 Fuel gauge not reading full 1969 & 1970 Charger & Coronet sedans 1 2
D70-8-15   11-4-1970 Self blowing horn All 1970 models with Rim Blow horn 1
CHAPTER 9 - ENGINE
D70-9-1   11-26-1969 Rod & crankshaft bearing cap markings All 1970 engines 1
D70-9-2 70DT-9-1 1-21-1970 Oil pump & distributor oil seal All 1970 cars & trucks with 318 engines 1 2 3
D70-9-3 70DT-9-3 6-10-1970 New rubber crankshaft seal All engines except 426 Hemi 1 2 3 4 5
D70-9-3A   2-17-1971 New rubber rear oil seal for cranckshaft All Dodge models with 426 cid engine 1 2
D70-9-4 70DT-9-2 3-11-1970 Engine oil leaks All cars with 318 or 340 & all trucks with 318 1
D70-9-5   4-15-1970 Cast crankshaft 1970 models with 383 2-BBL engines & automatic transmissions 1
D70-9-6   5-6-1970 440 engine piston & pin assemblies All 1970 models with standard and Magnum 440 engines 1
D70-9-7 70DT-9-4 4-22-1970 Used car cleaner air package All models from 1955 forward without factory emission controls 1 2 3 4
D70-9-8 A & B   7-15-1970 "A" High oil consumption in 1969 & 1970 440-6 engines - "B" New intake manifold gasket package for 340 engines   1 2
D70-9-9 70DT-9-6 8-26-1970 Cylinder head bolt torque change Cars with 318 engine & trucks with 318-1 engine 1
D70-9-10   7-1-1970 360 CID engine 1970 Polara 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D70-9-11 70DT-9-7 9-30-1970 Oil pump failure Cars & trucks with 361, 383, 413, 426 & 440 engines 1
CHAPTER 10 - LUBRICATION
D70-10-1   7-15-1970 Oil additive for Hi-Performance engines 340, 383 HP, 426 Hemi, 440 HP, 440-6 & 440 Police engines 1
D70-10-2 70DT-10-1 10-7-1970 New engine oil designations All models 1 2 3
CHAPTER 11 - EXHAUST
D70-11-1   10-22-1969 Inoperative manifold heat control valve All 1970 models except 426 Hemi 1
CHAPTER 13 - FRAME
D70-13-1   11-19-1969 Incorrectly installed shipping brackets 1970 Challengers 1 2
D70-13-2   2-11-1970 Removing or installing front body isolators 1970 Polara & Monaco 1 2 3 4 5
  70DT-13-1 4-22-1970 Transmission accessibility M300 & M375 motor homes 1
CHAPTER 14 - FUEL
D70-14-1   10-15-1969 Fuel tank vent tube connection kinking 1970 Challenger 1
D70-14-2   11-19-1969 Difficult & unable to start when cold 1970 Dart & Challenger with 340 engines 1
D70-14-3   12-17-1969 Correction for engine surge 1970 Challenger, Coronet & Charger with automatic transmission 1
D70-14-4   12-17-1970 Front carburetor idle balance setting 1970 cars with 426 Hemi 1 2
  70DT-14-1A & B 3-11-1970 Two service manual corrections Trucks with 549 & 361 engines 1
  70DT-14-4A & B 3-18-1970 New return spring & service manual correction Trucks with 318 & 413 engines 1
D70-14-5     Wanted - please inquire!    
D70-14-6     Wanted - please inquire!    
D70-14-7   4-29-1970 Difficult to fill fuel tank to rated capacity All 1970 Polara & Monaco except wagons 1 2
D70-14-8 70DT-14-5 4-15-1970 Carburetor performance corrections 383 2bbl with BBD4725S, 4726S, 4727S, 4728S & 4894S carburetors 1 2
D70-14-9 70DT-14-2 4-15-70 Poor idle, stumble, surge or whistle All 1970 cars & trucks with heated air carburetor intake 1
D70-14-10 70DT-14-6 6-10-1970 Choke vacuum kick adjustment All cars & light trucks with automatic well type choke 1
CHAPTER 17 - SHOCK ABSORBERS
D70-17-1   11-22-1969 Unnecessary replacement All Dodge models 1 2
  70DT-17-1 9-16-1970 Shock absorber to sway bar clearance D100 & D200 Dodge trucks 1
CHAPTER 19 - STEERING
D70-19-1   11-22-1969 Power steering gear replacement All 1970 Dodge models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
D70-19-2   11-19-1969 Torque fastener screws 1970 Polara & Monaco with tilt steering columns 1
D70-19-3   12-17-1969 New end cover plate retaining ring 1970 Dodge models with 1.06 roller pump 1
  70DT-19-1 1-21-1970 Seal package for Ross HF-54 steering gear M300 - M375 motor homes 1
  70DT-19-2 2-4-1970 Saginaw power steering pump drive belt 1969 M300 & M375 motor home chassis 1
D70-19-4   2-4-1970 Repair procedure for energy absorbing columns All 1967 through 1970 Dodge models 1 2
D70-19-5   7-1-1970 Changes in power steering gear 1970 Dodge models so equipped 1
D70-19-6   9-9-1970 New ignition key warning buzzer switch 1970 Polara & Monaco with tilt steering 1 2
CHAPTER 21 - TRANSMISSION
D70-21-1   11-22-1969 Torque converter test procedures All Dodge models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
D70-21-2   11-12-1969 Transmission cooler tube location 1970 Challenger 1
  70DT-21-1 2-4-1970 New cross member necessary for rear PTO D300 & W300 trucks after serial number  1-887000 1
  70DT-21-2 2-25-1970 New manual transmission assemblies Conventional cabs & LCF models as specified 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  70DT-21-3 4-15-1970 Transfer case lever boot W100, W200, W300 trucks with single lever transfer case 1
D70-21-3 70DT-21-4 5-13-1970 Front pump seal leaks All models equipped with automatic transmission 1
D70-21-4   5-6-1970 New Torqueflite transmission feature Polara & Monaco built after 4-27-1970 at Belvidere assembly plant 1 2
  70DT-21-5 6-17-1970 Incomplete low gear engagement 1970 light & compact trucks with A-250 transmission 1 2
D70-21-5   8-12-1970 Change in maintenance intervals All models equipped with automatic transmission 1 2
  70DT-21-7 9-30-1970 Model 205 transfer case jumping out of gear W100, W200 & W300 trucks 1
D70-21-6 70DT-21-6 10-14-1970 New repair packages 1967 - 1970 cars & trucks with 727 transmissions 1
CHAPTER 23 - BODY
D70-23-1   9-17-1969 Standard colors (Rinshed-Mason paints) All 1970 models (1970 Dodge Rinshed- Mason paint chips wanted!) 1 2
for now
D70-23-2   10-15-1969 Standard colors (Ditzler paints) All 1970 models (1970 Dodge Ditzler paint chips wanted!) 1 2 3
for now
D70-23-3   10-10-1969 Standard colors (DuPont paints) All 1970 models 1 2 3
D70-23-4   3-4-1970 Glove box pop open spring 1970 Dart 1
  70DT-23-1 3-4-1970 Matching paint for Dodge Trucks All 1970 Dodge trucks 1 2 3
D70-23-5   4-1-1970 Door latch lock 1970 Challenger 1 2
D70-23-6 A & B   4-1-1970 A - New paint colors, Green Go & Panther Pink B Air leak at dash panel - 1970 Polara & Monaco 1
D70-23-7   3-11-1970 Stripped movable window plastic fastener repair 1969-70 Monaco & Polara & 1970 Challenger 1 2 3
D70-23-8     (Unused number)   None
D70-23-9   4-8-1970 Unnecessary vinyl top replacement All models 1
D70-23-10   7-14-1970 Inoperative front door locks 1970 Polara & Monaco 4-doors between VINs 0F252140 & 0F257616 1
  70DT-23-2 9-30-1970 Door lock operation & adjustment procedures B model compact trucks 1 2 3 4
D70-23-11   11-4-1970 3rd seat back / cargo latch service procedure Polara & Monaco wagon models 45 & 46 1 2
CHAPTER 24 - AIR CONDITIONING
D70-24-1   11-5-1969 Pilot operated evaporator pressure reg. valves 1970 Polara, Monaco, Coronet & Challenger with std. AC 1
D70-24-2   11-12-1969 Condensate leak Early production 1970 Challengers with AC 1 2
D70-24-3   2-4-1970 System noise correction 1970 Challengers with factory AC 1
D70-24-3A   2-27-1970 System noise correction, supersedes D70-24-3 1970 Challengers with factory AC 1
D70-24-4 A & B   3-4-1970 A - Improper hose clamp on 318 & 340 engines B - Service manual correction 1 2
D70-24-5   4-29-1970 Loss of heat diagnosis 1969 & 1970 Polara & Monaco with manually operated factory AC 1 2 3 4
D70-24-5A   8-26-1970 Loss of heat diagnosis - supplement 1969 & 1970 Polara & Monaco with manually operated factory AC 1 2
D70-24-6   9-16-1970 Expansion valves All models so equipped 1
CHAPTER 25 - MISCELLANEOUS
D70-25-1   9-10-1969 1970 Vehicle Identification Numbers All 1970 vehicles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  70DT-25-1 2-18-1970 Special warranty extension Dodge Post Office trucks 1
  70DT-25-2 5-13-1970 Vehicle serial number & engine identification All 1970 Dodge trucks 1 2 3 4
  70DT-25-2A 9-30-1970 Correction to TSB 70DT-25-2 above All 1970 Dodge trucks 1 2
D70-25-2   5-20-1970 Specifications & service information 1970 Challenger T/A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  70DT-25-3 6-17-1970 Service operation time schedule D500 modified to 940 & 945 Wayne Sweeper 1 2 3
1970 DODGE CAR TSB INDEX   12-1-1970     1 2 3 4
 
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