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1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 25 reviews
Do pickups have mid-life crises? Somewhere between 1991 and 1992, the Dodge Dakota woke up believing it was a Mustang. As if adding a V8 engine in 1991 wasn't enough, the Dodge Dakota delivered even more power in 1992. A re-engineered fuel injection system gave the 3.9-liter engine an incredible boost of horsepower from 125 to 180 (that is not a typo), which is more than the 1991 V8 even rated. Not to be outdone, the V8 received its own boost, going from 170 to 230-horsepower. The 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder remained at a respectable, if not quite practical, 116-horsepower.
This new series of engines warranted its own name, something large, powerful and solid, yet with a bit of class. Hmm, the Magnum Series works nicely. Paired with the 5-speed manual transmission, the V8 was clocked at 0-60 in 8 seconds. What does the Dakota think it is, some kind of muscle car?
Not surprisingly, most owners were blown away by the speed and power of what, on the outside, appeared to still be a mid-size pickup. The roomy cab and cargo room was also a selling point. A bad paint job still haunts the Dodge Dakotas, and though they praise its durability, owners seem to rack up quite a list of repairs.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
So I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 with the 4 speed auto which has been leaking for quite some time and the shop said it was just the pan gasket. I'm finally replacing it tomorrow after a year and...
1992 Dodge Dakota 4x4 Le 5.2l Stalling Issues
"I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota 4x4 LE 5.2L. I bought this truck super cheap about a month an a half ago. It seemed to run good( only has 180,000km ) up until last week, when it stalled while I was drivin...
Misfires At 1800 Rpm
overdrive is not working have no engine breaking till i disingage od scan showed tps changed it twice as well as ohming it showed good change engine sensors, spark plugs and wires, distributer cap a...
As the owner of a first gen Dakota I am in a constant struggle to stop my paint from peeling so does anyone have an idea to stop it?
What Year Ram 1500 V6 Ecu Fits 92 Dodge Dakota V6 M/t
I understand putting a ram 1500 ecu into a dakota is supposed increase performance but unclear what years are compatable