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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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Thermostat leak
The leak may be related to the gasket not sealing properly around the housing or potentially due to a cracked thermostat housing. I would suggest checking the housing for cracks. Try removing the housing and checking the gasket to be...
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I have a 2001dodge sport after driving for 15 minutes car began smoking from under the hood prolifically. I pulled over, checked
The orange stains are from coolant from the engine and is an indication that the engine has leaked out coolant from the system. It may be from a leak or the cooling system overheated. I would recommend not driving the...
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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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Horn goes off while truck is off, I replaced the horn relay to no avail. Truck is a 2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6
It first has to be determined if the horn malfunction is possibly tied a security system (alarm) malfunction. If not, something like this would be resolved via a circuit trace and inspection using the Factory Service Manual wiring diagram. Obviously...
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This is for the question Kevin answered
The recommended procedure to is disconnect the booster vacuum line at the intake and plug the intake. Engine speed cannot change, upon pushing the brake pedal, once you plug that vacuum line. Conversely, with everything connected, if the idle speed...
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I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota I just changed the oil and now the oil pressure seems to go too high
Check to make sure that you have the correct oil filter on the car and that the oil you put in the engine is of the correct viscosity recommended in the manual. If these things are correct you might have...
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Iac
This can be caused by the main engine computer has the IAC shorted full open or there is a short in the wiring to the IAC that holds it open. If you do not get any codes or do get...
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How can I check the wiring to the iac can I use one of them lights that a red light comes on
Hi Danny. Thanks for contacting us today. You can find the instructions and steps for testing and check an Idle Air Control valve by clicking this link. You can also access steps specific for your Dodge Dakota by referring to...
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Pc reset
the check engine light is an indication there are stored codes in the computer and disconnection of battery will not clear memory. You will need to have a scanner hooked up and then can clear and retest for codes. This...
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Tps sensor
Hi Danny. Unfortunately, I don't think you're able to complete this step on your own without a professional digital scanner. If you'd like to have one of our mechanics come to your location to help with this, we'd be happy...
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Iac valve
Danny. We appreciate you contacting us and asking questions - but this issue with your Dakota is something that we really can't "guess" at what might be normal or is wrong with your Dakota. Any responsible mechanic would insist on...
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I figured out the problem, now I need a solution
Hi Danny. Without completing an actual inspection, it's impossible to tell you for certain.
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Where is the main power relay I can’t find nothing that says it
It is called the ASD short for automatic shutdown relay. It is in main fuse box in engine compartment.
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Transmission
Depending on how strong the lunging forward feeling is, this may be related to the AC compressor kicking on and off. When this happens, the motor will increase in RPM slight to make up for the additional power needed to...
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My 2006 dodge dakota has stared making a clunking or poping noise when i turn
If the rubber boot on the ball joint is torn, that boot, or the entire assembly, should be replaced promptly as the ball joint will deteriorate quickly if exposed to the elements, dirt, and so forth. You can schedule a...
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Car dies and restarts by itself
The total loss of power may be the main fuse box main power relay or a defective totally integrated power box is defective and need replaced.
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On the recent question I asked
You should have the computer scanned for codes to see if the codes may be for a cam or crankshaft sensor or ignition problems. The codes stored may isolate the possible cause of the problem.
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Car doesn’t and restarts
Hi Danny. Thanks for sending in your question. It's quite possible that you have a few issues going on with your Dodge Dakota. First, when a car starts then dies, the root issue is likely the inability to correctly mix...
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Transmission just stopped working after 2min of being in gear no slipping just nothing shut it off and for 1 min work's for 2 min
You should first check to make sure the transmission is not low on fluid? If it is then top off fluid and check for cause of fluid loss. If transmission is not low on fluid then you will need to...

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