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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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My brake lights and head lights won't come on. It's not a blown fuse.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If all of these lights stopped working at the same time then you either have a main switch problem or a voltage issue from the fuse box. From my experience with this vehicle it is...
engine will start and idle but when I depress the accelerator it bogs out
It sounds like you have replaced the majority of the main components that would normally otherwise cause this kin of symptom. You may want to also check the mass airflow sensor which can also cause this same type of problem....
I put new coolant in my truck and as I was driving it started smoking and smelled like coolant and sprayed all over under my hood,
If you have a lot of pressure on your upper radiator, you have likely come across a thermostat issue. Did you put the wrong color of antifreeze in your truck? If you did, this is the problem, but I'd still...
Brake bleeding problems
You are going to need to have the ABS module put into bleed function using a scanner that can enable this function or have a mechanic that has a scanner (with this function) and a pressure bleeder to pressure bleed...
no oil pressure
It sounds like you may have a wiring issue with your oil pressure sensor. I would recommend inspecting the wiring yourself or having the wiring inspected professionally to determine if the circuitry is causing any issues. If any wiring requires...
Cabin fans not functioning properly.
Hi there. If the blower motor is coming on and you can hear it change speed but the air does not change then you may have a restriction in the air ducts. If the blower is not turning on or...
Need to replace clutch but also looks like bell housing cracked around the starter to transmission?
Hello there. Clutch replacement in your 2006 Dodge Dakota is a large job. To replace the clutch, many components such as the transmission and driveshaft must be removed. If you are unsure at all about doing this job, it should...
2003 Dodge Dakota still won't start after replacing battery
The starting system is rather simple. The battery, the starter, and the ignition are the only major components. There are a few sensors related to the system that may need to be checked. The first thing you should do is...
Engine overheats, heater blows out cold air, coolant boils in radiator
Sounds like multiple problems here. I would first correct the "no heater" scenario. This is likely the heater control valve not allowing what is clearly hot water into the heater core. The reason for correcting this first is that it...
Tranny erratic shift if the problem is in the tcm would it throw a faulty tcm code ?or not all the times this happens.
Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. The code P0760 means that the shift solenoid "C" is operating irregularity. The code P0870 means that the transmission fluid pressure is not determined at its specified pressure. Check the harness to...
wonderig the difference between the two diff types of radiators an some info on what will work, and ow to identify wich radiator i
Hello and thank you for your question. When it comes to determining what radiator is best for your vehicle, always the OEM radiator is recommended for it is designed for the vehicle. If you are unable to afford OEM parts...
Bubbling battery
Hi, thanks for your question. This may be likely related to the voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When this is not working properly, it can undercharge or overcharge (this...
Switched to synthetic high mileage (5w-30) for the first time and have noticed power loss and faint smoke coming out of tail pipe?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The smoke coming from the tail pipe is not from the oil you are using. The fuel pressure and computer should be checked to see if there is a fuel pressure or computer problem. You...
Low idle, sometimes stall, lack of power, putting sound.
Depending on the size of the crack in the manifold, this could potentially cause something like this to happen, however it may also be related to other issues as well. Stalling and lack of power may be also caused by...
My truck turns on then dies while idling
Hi there. You may be on the right path with the throttle body. If it is really dirty on the inside, if the idle control valve is failing, or of the throttle position sensor is failing then this will occur....
I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota that needs the front wheel hubs changed. It is 4wd with all wheel ABS. I need some tips.
When I replace a hub, I don't necessarily remove the CV joints. I do, however, remove the nut that is holding the CV joint onto the hub. You will need to remove the brakes and rotor, the upper and lower...
Blower motor resistor melted, replaced it turned on blower motor and it melted again in seconds.
The blower motor that is drawing too many amperes will melt the resistor and wiring. Anytime the resistor is melted you should replace the blower along with the resistor and connections that show any heat damage. If you need assistance...
When I make a sharp turn I hear a grinding like noise coming from the hood of my truck ddo I need to replace power steering pump
Hi, thanks for writing in. The first thing to check is the level of your power steering fluid. Is the fluid full and in good condition? If the pump is worn out, or has been run dry, it may need...
Fuel vacuum line
We would need to know the exact code your vehicle is setting. The code should have a complete pinpoint test done to locate the problem. Once the tests are done, then the system can be fixed. Driving the vehicle with...
Misfire rough idle
Changing the radiator should not have caused a misfire. Replacing the plugs and the MAP sensor was a great idea. What we commonly refer to as the O2 sensor is not located in the fuse box. There are two O2...

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