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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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Hi Steve I have 2002 Dodge Dakota and the serpentine belt seems to be overlapping the grooves down were the harmonic balancer is n
The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer assembly can sometimes separate and as a consequence the crankshaft pulley can get out of plane relative to all of the other driven pulleys and accessories. Similarly, it is possible that a pulley,...
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Need help finding wiring diagram for DLC
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not able to help you here - as this is something that even a professional mechanic would have to reach out to a Dodge dealership or download from a Dodge website to obtain. That is...
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Engine shuts off
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Question about wheel size
You want a wheel that has the same offset, backspacing, and width as your existing wheels in order to avoid handling problems. If you had OEM wheels, I could tell you the offset but inasmuch as you have aftermarket wheels,...
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Truck still won't stay running when you push the gas to go ?
Hi there. Of the parts you listed, the only parts that might have contributed to this problem is the throttle position sensor. In most cases, this is a fuel delivery problem, caused either by a dirty fuel filter, fuel pump...
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What causes the mileage area to blink then say no bus?
Hi there. The No Bus message is actually a pretty major issue that is common with late 1990's and early 2000's Dodge vehicles. It's actually telling you that there is a communication error to the ECU, or the Engine Control...
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Truck does not start
Hi There, A number of things may cause the truck no to start. In the case of a fuel delivery problem, this may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air...
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Evap major problem
Hello, It sounds like you have covered the most common things to check when receiving this code. You may also want to check the gas cap filler neck to see if it may have any small pinhole leaks in it...
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Does Blue Devil work?
Using any kind of head gasket sealer will not ever replace a new head gasket replacement. These sealers just pack themselves into the leaking gasket and then harden. They may clog other passages at the same time in the heater...
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A/C wires under pass. Dash are burnt and the wire wraps are hard
If the damaging wiring is in the A/C control circuit, the condition of the wiring that you are describing might be relevant to the problem you are having. Burnt wires mean high resistance in the circuit, so maybe there is...
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Power steering and overheating
Hi There, This may be related to a failing power steering pump or low power steering fluid levels. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies pressure as it...
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Can I take the factory air box off an put aluminum 3 1/2 tube instead?
Hello, This should not affect the running condition of the truck. Many aftermarket intake systems require the removal of the factory air box to be replaced by aluminum intake tubes to improve air flow and performance. As long as the...
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I have a 2000 dodge dokota 3.9l v 6 with 4 SPD auto my check engine light came on an the codes reads cyl misfire po300 po301po305
Hello and thanks for writing in. These codes relate to misfires as you know, which can be caused by many different reasons beyond spark plugs and wires. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused...
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Pcm throwing codes
Hi there. In order to truly understand what the P-0300 OBD-II error codes mean, what causes them and possible solutions, I would highly recommend reading this great article on these error codes.
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Hello. My 2005 Dakota makes a loud thud about part of the time half way through braking and sometimes when accelerating.
Check your suspension on your front of the vehicle. It seems that the control arm bushings are worn or damaged and the bolts could be loose causing the suspension to move around when the vehicle is under a load. If...
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My truck seems like it loses fuel or has lack of fuel well I drive I have to pump on the gas to keep it going it doesn't die thoug
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you feel the engine has a lack of fuel, trust your gut and start there. This means you need to test the fuel pressure available to the engine, which in turn will test...
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Auto trans - overdrive not working 1993 Dodge Dakota
Hello - there are a number of possible causes for this behavior, which I will list in approximate order of hassle and expense to check out: after making sure transmission fluid is at the proper level and condition (slightly pink,...
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No fire motor turns over. Changed ignition coil crank shaft position sensor and idol air control sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. If you have a slow crank, then the engine is not able to start because the starter is not going fast enough. Next you will...
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I am having trouble starting my car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you know that there is not fuel going to the engine, the new pump must be tested first. To make sure the pump is working, turn the key to the "On" position and...
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Front Differential housing
Hi there. Unfortunately, we can't review pictures to diagnose a problem through this platform. However, in general, suspension bolts can brake rather easily when the vehicle is driven off-road. Although the automotive manufacturers build trucks and SUV's with 4WD, they...

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