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Based on 26 reviews
1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 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
Car Dying, Now Not Starting. What Is Happening?
I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota v8 with 162k miles. Recently it started randomly dying while driving. It would usually start up right away, but sometimes I would have to let it sit a bit. Come this morn...
Anybody Know Where I Can Get A Set Of Rubber Bumpers For The Fuel Door On M...
Gas Tank Size
Does anyone know what size gas tank a normal 1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L V8 4x4 would have
How To Fix 4x4 And Speedometer
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...