Clean the motor well. Start the truck and turn the steering wheel back and forth hard multiple times while checking to see if it leaks. These trucks have a bad rap for leaking from the seal right behind the pulley. If it is lower than that inspect your rack and pinion steering if it is 2000 or above.
How to separate steering yoke from rackpinion with out removing rackpinion from truck 1992 Dodge Dakota 2-wd sport
The fuse box on the Dodge Dakota Sport (1998 model) is to the left of the steering wheel and is accessible only when the drivers side door is open.
Regular power steering fluid.
Where can I get a free copy of a 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport Owners Manual
Most likely cause is that the intermediate steering shaft has a bad Joint(s). Replace the steering shaft and you'll be good to go. This shaft is connected to the steering gear box on one end and the steering colum at the other.
You have to get a punch and a hammer and drive out the roll pin from the clevis on the shaft of the imput steering gear and then tap it off with a hammer
A 1999 Dodge Dakota does not have an inertia switch. The fuel system is computer controlled with relays.
In the oil pan
Yes it does.
Rated at 230hp. The HO version that came out in 2002 was rated at 265hp.
Dodge doesn't use inertia switches.
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