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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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Transmission mount
Hi Danny. Thanks for contacting us. I'm not sure if we can complete this service for you with existing parts, but you can click this link to begin the estimate.
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Differential gasket
Hi Danny. Using RTV is a good product to use. This video is a great one to show you how to correctly apply.
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But I allready have the differential gasket so what kind of sealent should I use now
Hi Danny. Mopar makes a pretty good all-purpose sealant for their OEM gaskets. You can find it here but honestly, with an existing gasket, any high-quality gasket sealer will work.
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Exhaust manifold gaskit
To start with, it will make your car sound like a trash truck. If it allowed to leak for a long time, the hot exhaust gasses will burn the metal surfaces of the manifold and even the cylinder head. So...
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Intake manifold
Hi Danny. Thanks for the question. You should probably read this article on the symptoms of bad or damaged intake manifold gaskets, as leaking gaskets or a crack in the manifold will typically display the same symptoms. The article has...
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Exhaust manifold
If there is no remaining bolt or stud to grip to attempt an extraction, the broken segment must be drilled out and the hole possibly re-tapped or a heli-coil installed. If there is access to work, the repair can be...
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Exhaust manifold head
You can attempt to force high temperature exhaust cement in the crevice between the manifold and the head but that is truly only an emergency repair, if that. The material won't stick and will just eventually be blown out or...
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Idle
A faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can cause the IAC motor to malfunction, leading to a higher than normal engine idle speed. Other possible causes of a high idle include vacuum leaks, a malfunctioning throttle (throttle...
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Idle up and down
The broken exhaust bolts may be causing a slight exhaust leak, which could in turn be causing a an issue related to the proper reading of the exhaust gases by the oxygen sensors. As you may know the oxygen sensors...
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When I come to a stop my truck will lunge forward and sound like it revs up a little
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Exhaust manifold
You may have broken bolts or studs in the engine head that would cause an exhaust leak. You may need to remove the manifold and extract the broken off bolts from the cylinder head by drilling them out and using...
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Exhaust manifold
These manifolds have 4 bolt holes and may have two bolts and two studs that have nuts with washers.
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Idle problems
If the throttle body is leaking vacuum on the throttle shaft then it should be replaced. If you are just getting a noise of sucking air through the throttle plates then it can be caused by carbon build up on...
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Vacume leak
Engine speed should not change when you apply the brakes. Disconnect the vacuum line to the brake booster and plug the connection to the intake manifold. Step on the brake pedal with the engine running. If engine speed does not...
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Iac valve
Like I said before the IAC is totally computer controlled and the computer program will move it according to how the computer is programmed to move it to prevent too high or low idle. If you have a specific problem...
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Oil additives
Hi Danny. Thanks for submitting your question. To be honest - I'd recommend no additives for an engine lifter that is ticking. The reason lifters tick or make a ticking sound is due to being loose. A lifter tick is...
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Iac
When you open the throttle the IAC will go toward the closed position and when you let off of the throttle it will open to pass air flow so the engine will not stall and then will slowly start to...
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I have no codes but when in park car idles up and down and allready changed tps
You need to have the engine idle relearned by disconnecting the battery for two minutes and then starting and idle engine in park and then drive for two minutes each and then do same with a/c on and blower on...
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When the iac valve extends is that open or closed
When the valve is fully extended, that closes off idle air. As the valve retracts, more air is admitted to the intake, raising engine speed. The valve is subject to carbon contamination, which can cause faulty operation. You can make...
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Truck doesn’t overheat but I can see coolant in the overflow steaming and my heater will change from hot to cold all the time.
Hi Bryce. Thanks for contacting us today. An overheating issue like you're describing is often caused by some sort of obstruction in your heater core - especially if the air is cool instead of hot sometimes. However, it is more...

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