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    What ratchet size do I need?

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Most Chrysler products (Excluding the diesel engines) have either 13mm or 15mm. Since this is a car, I would say 13mm. Just about everything on the car is in Metric sizes so if you get yourself a wrench roll in metric you should be able to do the normal driver maintenance and routine things like oil changes.

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Remove the four front skid-plate bolts holding the front skid plate, using a ratchet and socket. Remove the skid plate.

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  • Connect the oil level sensor and the nut retaining the transmission cooling lines, using a wrench.
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