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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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Rattle noise
Hi there. Either the engine's timing tensioner is loose and not pressurizing up when the engine is started up or the camshaft variable timing solenoid is sticking when the engine oil is thick - cold. I recommend putting in an...
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Doesn't stay running when I hit 35 mph.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The vehicle cutting off will likely be related to a couple of things. Weak fuel pressure (could be caused by a faulty fuel filter or fuel pressure regulator) bad crank position sensor,...
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Why won't my 204 Dodge Dakota start
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. It does concern me that the oil light came on. If the engine oil was low it is possible that the pressure dropped low enough and caused engine damage. If...
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Car won't go into gear.
If the pedal is going all the way down and the shifter is hard to put into gear, then the clutch is not disengaging. Go under the vehicle and see if the clutch fork is moving all the way when...
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Hi. I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota. First start of the day is kinda rough after that it starts fine
If the charging system is not recharging the battery and the battery cannot hold a load then it will cause the hard or slow cranking condition. First have the battery checked to see if it is able to hold a...
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Is it possible to put a newer Dakota engine into a 1987 Dodge Dakota?
Depending on the year of the vehicle will depend on how much equipment that will need to be adapted to your vehicle. It is possible to take an OBD 1 or OBD 2 system engine and install it into your...
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4x4
Hi there. When you engage the four wheel drive, a corresponding light is illuminated on the dash. Vehicles with multiple gear ranges will also indicate what range has been selected. However, it shouldn't illuminate inconsistent as you've described above. In...
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No bus error message on the dashboard.
No Bus refers to the data bus by which the computer (ECM) in the vehicle communicate with each other and with the various components which they read and control. There could be a broken wire, a corroded or loose connection,...
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Loud noise like metal to metal
Hi there. Usually if the brake pads are good, this type of noise is an indicator of damaged wheel bearings. It might be time to replace your wheel bearings, especially if they have not been done before. They should be...
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What should I change out along side a radiator hose
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us. The first thing I would recommend to do is not drive your vehicle until a professional mobile mechanic comes to your location and completes an overheating inspection. This will allow them to not only...
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Abs, brake lights are on, and the check engine light is on. Code PO500 came up. I changed our speed sensor on the back axle as well.
There could be a wiring issue with the vehicle speed sensor from the computer to the speed sensor pigtail. If the wiring is good, then the PCM may not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle. If...
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Do cold air intakes make d difference in mileage on pick up trucks?
Hello, Yes, a cold air intake will help to increase fuel mileage to the extent that it is delivering cooler air into the motor than the normal stock intake would be. In general, air cleaners and breathers do not affect...
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I have 2006 dodge Dakota just put a transmission in. I have 4 of them and got one that works. Had to put the PCM computer in.
If you used a computer (PCM) to run the transmission from a different vehicle, then you will have to get the computer flashed to the vehicle that you are fixing. The program is not matching the VIN on your vehicle...
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2004 dakota 3.7 v6. I want to put a cummins diesel 5.9 from a 97 ram
Hi there. Rhode Island is pretty strict on emissions standards and completing this type of full system swap. Usually if this is completed, you have to re-register the vehicle under the different engine configurations, ensuring that it has the corresponding...
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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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