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Dodge Dakota

The Dodge Dakota is a mid-size pickup truck manufactured by Chrysler since 1987. The Dakota has been commonly used by many fire and police departments as bush truck, patrol car or off-road vehicle.

Asked in Timing and Firing Orders, Dodge Dakota, Ford Explorer XLT

What is the firing order of a 4.0L OHV - 4.0L SOHV - 5.0L 1991 through 2007 Ford Explorer all models?

Firing order for the 4.0 liter OHV V6 is * 1-4-2-5-3-6 Firing order for the 4.0 liter SOHV V6 is * 1-4-2-5-3-6 Firing order for the 5.0 liter V8 is * 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 When standing in the front of the vehicle the cylinders are numbered 1-3 up the passenger's side and 4-6 up the driver's side. When standing in the front of the vehicle the cylinders are numbered 1-4 up the passenger's side and 5-8 up the driver's side. ...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango

How do you change a 2003 Dodge Durango tire?

either take it to a tire shop and pay them to do it in about 15 minutes, or spend about 18 hours with two screw drivers trying to pry the tire off of the rim yourself ...
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, Antifreeze and Engine Coolant, Dodge Dakota

If you find oil leaking from the bottom of a car could it be from the head gasket or the transmission?

The leaks could start from anywhere due to wind blowing through the engine compartment while driving. Try to trace the source and identify whether it is oil (gold/brown color), or tranny fluid (usually dark red). head gasket? that's the top end..oil pan is probably it..either the gasket is pinched, the bolt isn't tight..or one of your seals is bad If its oil its either gold or black and like above probably the oil pan. Transmission fluid is generally red. A very simplistic way to...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Dakota

Is there anything special to do when changing the rear brakes on a 99 Dakota truck?

I have a 99 Dakota and when I changed the rear brakes there was noting special I had to do to them. just remember with any rear "drum" brakes. you need to make sure when you replace the shoes that you also replace the hardware (tension springs, hold down springs). If you go to any auto part store and ask them for the rear brake hardware kit they will know what you are talking about. ...
Asked in Car Computers and Sensors, Dashboard Lights and Gauges, Acura RL, Dodge Dakota

How do you reset the maintenance required light on a 1992 Dakota 5.2L?

The maintenance light,You will need to take it to a Dodge dealer to reset it. Or get a DBR-2 code scanner.BIG $$$ ...
Asked in Dodge Dakota

What type of oil for a 1995 dodge Dakota?

It depends on the climate of your area. You can use SAE 5W-30 in any climate. But you can only use SAE 10W-30 in climates 0 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Celsius and up. If you can use 10W-30 use it. If you have to use 5W-30 because it's really cold where you live then do. But never use 5W-30 if you don't have to. ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Dodge Dakota, Fuel Economy and Mileage

Is it better to fill up a gas tank when it reaches half or almost empty?

Another thing to know is that most modern vehicles have the fuel pump in the gas tank and the gas is what keeps the fuel pump cooled. When you let the tank go to almost empty the fuel pump is not kept cool and this will cause it to fail prematurely. Always, always fill the tank at 1/4. And get your gas from a name brand station. Never get the cheap stuff from an off brand station unless you will run...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Car Starting Problems

Would a iat sensor make a car not start?

My 2000 Dakota would not start unless i gave it gas until it was warm. And it was the IAT. So try giving it gas until it warms up and see if it will run ...
Asked in Car Computers and Sensors, Dodge Dakota, Ford F-150

How do you change the speed sensor?

It kind of depends on what type of car/truck you have. Most fwd vehicles have the speed sensor in the transaxle above one of the axles. To change it usually requires removing a bolt and pulling out the sensor. Rwd vehicles either have the sensor in the transmission, transfer case(4x4) or in the rear differential. The replacement procedure is similar. ...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Locks and Latches

Hood latch cable broke on 89 dodge Dakota how can you open the hood?

we tried using a offset screwdriver to fix it but it won't work it is so hard to get to, we got the grill off but the radiator is in the way, we tried putting a screwdriver up in the hole to pop it it won't budge. help please ...
Asked in Water Pumps, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 dodge Dakota with a 5.2 liter engine?

Water Pump Replacement Some would say this is too involved to explain in a forum like this. An excellent step by step replacement procedure is given in the "Dodge Durango & Dakota Pickups" Haynes Repair Manual. Complete with pictures. (That is for 1998-1999.) I have replaced several and would advise using a factory replacement part. The reason I have replaced several, relates directly to using "rebuilt" pumps. Also, spend the money on the correct dealer replacement hoses. They are expensive but they fit, first time....
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Dodge Trucks

Used dodge trucks average price?

The Price of used Dodge trucks varies by year,condition and where are are to purchase said truck.A Used Dodge truck from 2010 goes for an average of $24,999 this value decreased for every year and mile put on the truck. ...
Asked in Radiators, Dodge Dakota, Chevy Trailblazer

Where is the drain plug for the radiator in a 2000 Dodge Dakota?

I think its at the very bottom right hand corner of the radiator. It is a small plug looking jobber. Access is very very tight. Basically, lift the hood, take a flashlight and look along the drivers side of the radiator at the bottom. You'll find it right below a small nipple looking jobber. --- That's pretty much where mine is on my '02, but I have a small & short hose that connects right above and below it. I disconnected both ends...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, OBD Diagnostic Codes

What is Trouble code p 1862?

P1682 Charging System Voltage Too Low
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Golf, Golf Equipment

What swing faults cause shafts to break from the club head at the hosel?

Assuming the broken club is a driver, the area on the shaft just above the hosel impacts at a teed up ball rather than the club face. The stationary weight of a golf ball is sufficient to strain the tensile strength of a graphite shaft. With a club head attached at the very end of the club, it further increases the momentum of a downswing. This is mostly caused by addressing the ball too close to the body and an incorrect...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Clutches and Flywheels

When will a bad throw out bearing make noise?

A bad throw out bearing will make noise when the clutch pedal is pushed down. ...
Asked in Spark Plugs and Wires, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Dakota

Firing order for spark plugs 3.0 dodge caravan?

1-2-3-4-5-6, but the cap is not in that order.
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Mufflers and Tailpipes, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Dakota

How can you make a single exhaust into a dual exhaust if there is not room to run pipes on both sides of the car?

If there is not enough room for dual exh. because of transmission cross member. Do as I did . Take out cross member weld thick piece of metal about 9" long where exh. will be then cut a notch in cross member for exhaust. IT works wonderful! ...
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Dakota

What carburetor should be used in a Dodge Dakota that has a Dodge Caravan engine in it?

best bet, bet the oem number off of the carb that is on the vechile. Your local parts store should be able to locate the correct replacement with this number. The number should be on a metal tag on the carb, or stamped in the side of the carb. Mike.C. Says; Make sure the carb is the one from the caravan engine, whenever you get any engine parts you'll want to use the model and year of the engine unless the...
Asked in Car Computers and Sensors, Crankcases and PCV Valves, Dodge Dakota, Crankshaft Sensors

Where is the crankshaft sensor on a 1991 Dodge Dakota?

the 3.9,5.2&5.9 all have a crank sensor. It is mounted to the bell housing over the flywheel at the rear of the engine. You can back trace the wiring from the distributor to find it. 3.9 does not have one. If I remember the v8s dont have one also, [Edit] '87 through '91 'LA' V8 and V6 use a hall-effect cam position sensor in the distributor and have no crank sensor, '92 and up 'Magnum' use a crank sensor which will...
Asked in Serpentine Belts, Dodge Dakota

How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 2000 Dodge Dakota V6 diagram?

You need to remove the fan shroud. Put a 3/8" socket wrench into the square hold in the auto tensioner (the arm with the pulley on the left side of the engine, as you are facing it.) Rotate the arm with the wrench (counterclockwise, I believe) and slide the belt off. It helps to have another person help you. Before you do it, make a note of the routing of the belt so you know how to install the new one around...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger XLT

Two wheel drive traction in snow?

Throw something heavy in the bed of a truck, or trunk of a car. Just put enough in so your front bumper remains level or slightly above level with your back bumper. That way you have down force on your rear and retain steering control. This works well for trucks and rear wheel drive cars. I'm aware of that, but it has heavy duty supension, I addes 400 lbs, with good tires and it has posi=traction, still to light in the...
Asked in Dodge Dakota

Is 10W40 a good oil for a Dodge Dakota V6 engine?

It's probably not bad in warmer climates (say above freezing), and maybe even beneficial in southern USA summers, but ultimately depends on the operating environment. If you live in a particularly cold climate, 10W40 definitely wouldn't be the best choice in the winter. Many newer Dakota engines call for 5W30 across the board, but check with your local Dodge dealer for the best choice for your operating environment. ...
Asked in Chevy Trucks and SUVs, Dodge Dakota, Chevy Camaro RS

How do you repair a broken speedometer on a '92 Chevrolet truck?

that is still a cable so chances are the end that goes into the tranny tail is loose or stripped its for the most part a plastic component so durability is a factorit is a easy fix so if it where me id start with a connection check then determine if i need to buy a 20.00 dollar cable .... hope it helps chris in dayton Ohio ...