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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 marked the final year of production for Dodge’s venerable Dakota pickup truck. It was a compact pickup, not quite the size of the Ram, and competed with similar models like the Chevy...

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What voltage should your output sensor be at?
The speed sensor will output less than 1.5 volts since it is a voltage generator and will vary with vehicle speed. If speed output is erratic then you may have to replace the sensor and then see if readings are...
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Are both wires on the output speed sensor hot?
This would depend on how you are connecting your multi-meter to the wires. If you are connecting both leads to the wires you will see a voltage either way you connect them. However, if you connect the red lead from...
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My truck says code p0700 but my code reader says p0720 which one do I go by? Also can the tcm screw with the output speed sensor?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The P0700 is a generic code telling you there are issues with the transmission control module. This can mean issues with the module itself, or any of the various sensors that are connected to...
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Oil pressure light is on
The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or not pumping oil sufficiently or the oil pressure sending...
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I have an 01 Dodge Dakota quad cab with a 4.7L V8 engine. Can I put a 5.2L V8 that's in my 99 Dakota Sport?
Unfortunately yourmechanic.com does not offer engine replacement or conversion services due to the limitations of our technicians being mobile. We do not have readily-available information as to what engines can be used in place of others.Off the top of my...
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my 2005 dodge dakota makes a clinking sound when i hit bumps or push down on some of the fender wells, what would your guess be? A
Hi there. In most cases, when you hear creaking sounds when you drive or press down on the fenders, it's caused by worn out struts, shocks or bushings that are worn out. I wouldn't suspect this would be a mechanical...
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My truck runs rough/stalls when I turn at low speed and low rpm.
Hi there. In most cases, this will occur due to an obstruction of fuel or the inability to correctly mix the right ratio of fuel to oxygen. This could be due to dirty or clogged fuel injectors, throttle body or...
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What cause your transmission to not shift right?
Transmission shift problems can be caused by simple faults, such as a low fluid level, plugged filter in the pan, bad shift solenoid, faulty throttle position sensor or speed sensor, but shift problems can also be due to serious problems...
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My dodge Dakota revs rpms extremely high when I start the truck vacume lines are good what else might it be?
Hi there. Typically a high engine RPM is caused by a vacuum leak or idle control valve failure. Although you've indicated that the vacuum lines and throttle control sensor are good, you might want to verify all vacuum line connections...
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My radio and a/c turn off randomly. When I hit the steering wheel really hard, they come back on. What is my issue?
There is an electrical malfunction in the circuit(s) and a possibility is a loose or high resistance connection. A bad ground connection is a possibility, too. Whatever the cause, a Mechanic would simply trace the circuit, using the wiring diagram...
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Truck keeps overheating even after replacing thermostat.
Hi Bryce. Thanks for writing in today. What you are describing is often an indication of some sort of obstruction in the coolant system. In many cases, especially on a Dodge Dakota V8, the root issue tends to be an...
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Overheating going over 65mph on interstate.
It sounds like you may possibly have a clogged radiator or potentially cooling fans that may not be coming on at the correct times. I would suggest having the radiator flushed and checking the cooling fan relay to be sure...
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sensor cause the camshaft position sensor go bad?
You need to replace the connector and repair the wiring first and then retest to see if you still have cam shaft sensor codes. You may have damaged the sensor or computer internal circuit if code does not clear after...
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What transmission solenoid controls the kick down on the gears?
The transmission is controlled by engine speed, vehicle speed and throttle opening. The computer determines the gear to up or downshift to. If you are having a shift concern then the computer system should b checked for codes and pinpoint...
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What cause transmission to go slow when foot in gas and times it will get to speed fast?
Hi there. A transmission works best when the internal hydraulic lines are clear and free of debris. When the inner hydraulic lines become clogged with dirt, debris or transmission fluid that is thickening, the transmission tends to slip - causing...
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When bleeding coolant system do I re tighten the bleeder valve bolt tight?
Hi there. Yes, to correctly bleed the cooling system on the Dodge Dakota or any newer (post 1990) vehicle, you want to close the bleed valve tight before beginning the process. This video is a good one to follow on...
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Can the output speed sensor cause the my truck RPMs to go up but speed drop down when I put my foot into gas?
This may or may not be caused by the output speed sensor. There are other things such as low transmission, a faulty shift solenoid or burnt transmission clutches that may also cause this. A faulty throttle position sensor may also...
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How many bolt does a 2005 Dodge Dakota 6 speed have 4.7L transmission
The best way to figure this out would be to take a good look at the new clutch to determine if any other connection points are visible. It is possible that you need a puller to remove it.
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What cause your RPMs to go up but speed to drop down when putting your foot into the gas padel to accelerate quickly?
The transmission is slipping if the rpms go up and vehicle slows down. You should check the transmission fluid to make sure it is full. If it is full then you have internal transmission problems and should have a transmission...
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Output speed sensor
This sounds like a faulty transmission speed sensor. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the transmission. The speed sensor also controls the anti-lock braking system. Driving with a bad speed sensor usually causes...

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