1992 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab LB
2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr LE Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr LE Standard Cab LB
2 Dr LE Standard Cab SB
2 Dr S Standard Cab SB
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
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2 Dakotas, 10 Plus Years by Flatfender
 — my first Dakota I had was a 95 sport club cab 4x4 that I bought in 96 with 40k, I sold it with great sorrow in 06 due to increasing rust (she spent all but the last year in N.H.) I left her with almos... Read More
Lil Ol Dodge Puts Ford To Shame by Beverly
 — this was an awesome truck... very tough even with over 228k original miles on it (no major engine work or transmission work), it still pulled a brand new (2007) Ford powerstroke with duallys and a tan... Read More
It's Not What You Got, It's What You Do With It. by William
 — I got this truck in 2001 and it looked like something grandpa would drive around town, it came fully equipped with a camper shell. Since then I have made a lot of changes, those changes include: 3" T... Read More

1992 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1992 Dodge Dakota

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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1992 Dakota Club 318 - Engine Spins Great But No Voltage On Either Wire At ...

Loaned my just service 92 Dakota to my guitar player to move some equipment. Radiator drain plug loosened and all the water drained out of course causing the v8 to run extremely HOT, never noticed b...

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erichpdavis
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Dodge 92 Dakota Brakes Pump Up When Turn Off But When Turn On Lose All Pres...

brake has no perssure when turn on

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Flat Towing A 1992 Dodge Dakota Automatic 4x4. Yes Or No

In question !!

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Anybody Know Where I Can Get A Set Of Rubber Bumpers For The Fuel Door On M...

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jeanofarc
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1992 Dodge Dakota With A Fuel Problem.

It was running fine then coughed and sputtered and stalled and wont restart. Could have been small backfires as it was stalling like as if it jumped the timing? Where should I start with diagnosis?...

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