2018 Dodge Challenger Repair Manual

Today we find ourselves troubleshooting a 2018 Dodge Challenger RT.  With it’s 5.7L V8 engine and 840 horsepower, this is a car that was not made to sit in a shop when the open road calls… and call it does!  However, as can often be a challenge, we are seeking out the correct literature for the job – a 2018 Dodge Challenger Service Manual.  Given that there appear to be some possible electrical issues as well, we may also need to find a 2018 Dodge Challenger Electrical Wiring Diagram and Diagnostics Manual.  Either way, learning more about the vehicle specs overall is always a wise choice and below we offer some helpful information.

2018 Dodge Challenger Repair Manual

2018 Dodge Challenger Overview

The 2018 Dodge Challenger declares itself “a man-made muscle masterpiece, and a few minutes behind the wheel quickly explain why.  The Challenger is the only sport coupe produced by Dodge after they halted production of the Viper in 2017, so Dodge made sure to keep the Challenger 2018 fast and powerful, with many available trim options, for those loyal Mopar fans out there. It is one of the only two non-SUV cars with a starting price tag below the Dodge Charger sedan. It now happens to be Dodge’s most sporty car that comes with an extensive variety of models, limited editions, and appearances.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is ranked #2 in 2018 Affordable Sports Cars by U.S. News & World Report, with Dodge delicately balancing the Challenger’s raw power with an affordable price tag.  The Challenger was produced in China and in contrast to the competing muscle cars, the 2018 Dodge Challenger serves extremely powerful engine types. This model provides deep rear seats and a spacious trunk. It has a remote anti-theft alarm system to avoid burglars. The Challenger leaves behind Mustang and Camaro in its bigger size, spacious trunk, retro-modern appearance, and cruiser outlook.

Upgrades:

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is king for its spacious room. In addition, it has a variety of powerful engines, wide-body vehicles, spacious trunks, larger standard touch screens. All these variants come with a rearview camera, apple car play, and android auto. Its ride is comparatively comfortable than other muscle cars. Rooftops are optional.

Supercharged engine:

The 2018 Dodge Challenger provides a Demon supercharged engine in addition to the options of the previous four engines. The Demon engine only works with a v-6 to an 8-speed automatic transmission. While the other previous engines have an option of an only 6-speed manual.

Added safety :

  • Has the addition of lights on both of the Challenger’s mirrors that light up when a vehicle is near any of its blind spots.
  • Has an alarming sound in case it detects an accident.
  • The NHTSA (National Highway Transport Safety Administration) analyzed it independently to test its safety.

Interior:

  • It has a roomy interior with comfortable back seats.
  • Has a spacious trunk.
  • U-connect
  • Comes with a heated steering wheel

Competitors:

Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are its top class-competitors

ProsCons
Offers a variety of powerful engines including 840hp Demon.The body is bigger and heavier which makes it tough to handle.
They have spacious car cabins that can accommodate up to four people.Its massive body sometimes results in blind spots.
Numerous variants allow a high degree of customization.Absence of convertible
Provide a comfortable rideDifficult to park in tight parking slots because of the bigger doors

2018 Dodge Challenger Model, Package and Trim Options:

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is a two-doored, five-seated sports car that has several package and trim options for Mopar enthusiasts. The seven major variants of the 2018 Dodge Challenger are; SXT model, GT model, R/T model, R/T 392, SRT 392 model, SRT Hellcat model, and SRT Demon model. The SXT model and GT Challenger are power-driven by V6. Other variants are powered by V8 and the final and most powerful is 840-hp Demon.

Some distinct features of its variants:

SXT Model:

This is a 3.6 liter V-6 powered engine with 305 horsepower and 268-pound ft. of torque with 8-speed automatic transmission. The features include:

  • 18inch wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Antifog/ heated mirrors
  • Button start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

TECH CHART

Bluetooth connection 
Touchscreen7 inches
Rearview/ reverse camera 
Apple and Android integration 
USB ports(two)
Sound System(Six speaker)

GT MODEL:

This model has a V-6 engine and is the only Dodge Challenger with 4 wheel drive. It has;

  •  19-inch wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats

TECH CHART

Bluetooth connection 
Radio(satellite and HD)
Touchscreen8.4 inches
Rear parking sensors 
Apple and Android integration 
USB ports 

R/T MODEL:

This model is the most economical among V-8 Challengers. It comes with a 5.7-liter engine with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • 20inch wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Active sport exhaust with a limited-slip differential

TECH CHART

Bluetooth connection 
Touchscreen7 inches
Rearview/ reverse camera 
Apple and Android integration 
USB ports(two)
Sound System(Six speaker)

R/T 392 MODEL:

It comes with a massive 6.4-liter V-8 engine. It has the following features:

  • Brembo performance brakes.
  • A sporty suspension
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sports seats made of cloth

TECH CHART

Sound systemAn alpine system with HD satellite radio
Touchscreen8.4 inches with a new version of U-connect
Rearview/ reverse camera 
Performance-related in-car apps 
USB ports 

SRT392 Model:

This model is based on the features of the R/T392 model. Features that distinguish it are:

  • Xenon headlights
  • Special air intake
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Beefier front Brembo brakes
  • Adaptive suspension dampeners
  • Configurable driving modes

TECH CHART

Sound system18 speaker Harman Kardon
Navigation 
Blind-spot monitoring(Rear cross-traffic alert)
Touchscreen8.4 inches with a new version of U-connect
Rearview/ reverse camera 
Performance-related in-car apps 
USB ports 

SRT Hellcat model:

This model is considered to be all about speeding. It is supported by a 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine.

  • Has unique exterior style than other models
  • Sportier suspension
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • High beams and vipers are automatic in nature.

TECH CHART:

Bluetooth connection 
Radio 
Touchscreen 
Rear parking sensors 
Apple and Android integration 
USB ports 

SRT Demon model:

SRT Demon marks history for being the most powerful muscle car. It is an 840hp vehicle.  It only comes in 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Purposely designed for drag racing
  • Numerous cooling systems
  • Street permissible drag slicks
  • The adaptive suspension (with drag mode and launch control)
  • Lightweight 4-piston brakes

TECH CHART:

RadioSatellite and HD
Sound insulation 
Sound system(2 speaker stereo)
Touchscreen 
Navigation system 
Apple and Android integration 
USB ports 

So now that we have all the basics about the 2018 Challenger and available options, we need to source the Dodge Challenger Repair Manual

Thankfully, we were able to find the 2018 Dodge Challenger Service Manual on CD, as well as many other types of 2018 Dodge Challenger Manual products for nearly every model year, trim and/or package option, and manual type.

Soon this ‘tough and timeless’ 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T will be where it should be – cruising the roads at top speed and rounding another autumn corner!