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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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There is a circuit bored chip underneath the distributor rotor in my 1992 dodge Dakota is it suppose to be loose
Hi there. The plate inside the distributor is typically held down by the rotor on your particular year of Dodge, but to my knowledge there is not a screw that keeps it down. So, if it's loose, it's likely that...
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Truck is a 98 dodge dakota went in for a clutch only no other past problems now new clutch is in want start from the ignition
Hi....if you experiencing an occasional no start condition, as well as stalling once underway, I would suggest that you request a diagnostic, such as a check engine light diagnostic. During such a diagnostic, the mechanic will first attempt to download...
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I have three cats on my truck 2 up by both exhaust manifolds and 1 right before muffler can I take the one by muffler off n have n
Hi there. Your message was a bit hard to understand, but I think I know what you're getting at. On most trucks like yours, with the tri-catalytic converter set up, in some cases, the issue is with the rear or...
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2002 dodge Dakota head & tail lights won't come on
Hi there. Typically when you flip the switch and headlights or tail lights will not illuminate, it's either the switch that is damaged or the main electrical relay that is faulty. It is also possible that a ground wire connection...
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Car won't start
Hi there. Although the voltage looks good on the battery, the unknown is the cold cranking amps; which is what is important asset of the battery for start up. If the AC was serviced yesterday, the battery cables would have...
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My cell only comes on when the fuel pump is on for low fuel, but I read two obd codes, p031and p0157
Hi there. The oxygen sensor that trouble code P0157 refers to, is located in the rear of the exhaust and behind the catalytic converter. It’s main function is to regulate the amount of oxygen that comes from the catalytic converter....
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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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If a coil burns out on a 2010 Dodge Dakota, is it advisable to change the spark plugs and ignition wires just because of the age o
Since you have 100,000 miles and if you have not serviced the transmission or tune up items I would recommend having them serviced. A coil can go bad if it has to overcome worn out plugs or wires and is...
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Will not shift from second gear unless i let of gas
Hi there. Usually when your car shifts after releasing the throttle, it's due to a shift solenoid that is damaged. However, it may indicate that it's time to flush your transmission fluid and change the transmission filter, as low transmission...
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Can I put a 3 inch diameter tubing for air intake even thought the throttle body has a 3 1/2 inch diameter opening?
If you try and put a smaller tube than the throttle body size, then you will be restricting the airflow into the throttle opening.
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Oil leaking from back of motor.
Hi Grace. We answered the previous question for you, but in case you didn't receive the message, here is what we sent. It’s quite possible that this is a rear oil seal or oil pan gasket that is leaking; or...
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'98 Dakota 2wd-rear..with Air. Oil leaking in back of engine and above tranny. Leak is right around d-cap and a sensor post.
Hi there. It's quite possible that this is a rear oil seal or oil pan gasket that is leaking; or perhaps a transmission oil tube seal that is leaking. The problem with trying to diagnose an oil leak is that...
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i have a few question
A dirty throttle body can affect idle controls and accelerator response. The transmission output speed sensor must have a complete, low resistance connection to the engine computer to function properly. Without a proper connection, and a properly functioning ECM, even...
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Brake drum wear.
From the picture, it doesn't look like much damage has been done to the brake shoe. The shoe isn't brand new so you may experience some amount of noise or vibration coming from them. For the absolute best results, it...
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A fuse keeps blowing on my 2005 Dodge Dakota and I don't know if it's my wiring or the fuse box itself
Hi there. If there is a fuse that is blowing then that means that you have a short circuit. That can be anyplace in the electrical system which also includes the fuse box. I would need to know which fuse...
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After everytime i fuel up, my truck wont start but then hours later it will. Im currently waiting on itto start again. Any ideas
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of an EVAP system leak or failure. The EVAP system is designed to remove excessive gasoline / diesel vapor that is trapped in the fuel cell. It also filters these...
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When i turn the key in my 2000 dodge dakota, all the power comes on but the engine won't crank over.
Starters sometimes develop intermittent faults due to bad spots on the armature. Try hitting the starter with a rubber mallet. If the car starts, the starter is probably defective. A more scientific approach is to test for power to the...

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