1992 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab LB
2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr LE Extended Cab SB
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
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2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
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Based on 26 reviews

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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Dodge Dakota Questions

Dakotacolin
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Gas Tank Size

Does anyone know what size gas tank a normal 1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L V8 4x4 would have

215 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
jimmejamma
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Do I Have To Take Fender Off To Replace Door On A 1992 Dodge Dakota???

im changing a door on a 92 dakota ,do i have to take fender off to access bolts

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Dakotacolin
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Window Motor

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...

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kgregory88
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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...

11 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
kgregory88
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Brake Leak!!

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?

6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)