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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
Truck Shakes At About 60mph
Been trying to figure this out for a while now. Here are the details: At about 60mph my truck starts to vibrate really really bad. It does have a slipping tranny. Here is what I have replaced so f...
Underneath the driver side floor panel there is what looks like a master cylinder and it is leaking. No one know what that part is. What is it?
Hi I Have A 92 Dodge Dakota With The 3.9 L. I Was Wondering If You Can Fit ...
Will A 1995 Dodge Dakota Driver Side Door Fit A 1992 Dodge Dakota Drivers D...
Ok guys I've got a hard one for ya. My 1992 Dodge Dakota passenger side window will not go down, now here's the odd part it will got up. I just got back from the salvage yard where I tried putting new...