1993 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
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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 Standard Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab LB
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Based on 16 reviews

The Primer Duece by Shawn
 — Its stock but fast for a v6 i have a 318 v8 im building for it it handles like pump truck but thats alright i love a challenge. The body needs to be finshed i need new front fenders rear quaters and a... Read More
Great For Son by don1985
 — My son wanted a truck for his first vehicle. We ended up helping him by a 1993 Dodge Dakota 8' bed. He loves the truck and it has not rust and it offers alot of options for him to upgrade. No doubt th... Read More
93' Dodge Dakota by Daniel
 — I bought my truck with a 144 thousand on it with no transfer case in it. It was a damn good buy in my mind cuz for a 93 dakota with a 144 on it and not a spec of rust on it, its doin damn good so far.... Read More

1993 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1993 Dodge Dakota

The Dodge Dakota dealt in firsts.  It was the first pickup with rack and pinion steering.  The first mid-size pickup with a V8 engine.  And in 1993, the first pickup of any size to get four-wheel anti-lock brakes.

Other than the optional ABS and resdesigned front seats, the 1993 Dodge Dakota didn't mess with the success it had with its 1992 models.  Available in both regular cab (6.5-foot and 8-foot beds), extended Club Cab (6.5-foot bed), and Sport models, characterized by a roof-bar with lights and body-colored fenders and grille, all models came standard 2WD and 5-speed manual transmission, with optional 4WD and 4-speed automatic.  

Engine choices ranged from the 2.5-liter, 99-horsepower, to the 3.9-liter, 180-horsepower, to the mopar-like V8, which rated at 230-horsepower, guaranteeing drivers to be first off the line not only against any full-size pickup, but, with a little tuning, many a street racer out there today.

Owners love the handling and sturdiness of the Dakota pickup, as well as the power of the V8.  The 3.9-liter gets some complaints of sluggishness.  And while they praise the comfort of the roomy cab, most feel the rear back seat (a generous term) is cramped and not made for human use.


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Dodge Dakota Questions

Pat Woodcox Conley

1993 Dodge Dakata Truck

My truck ,i have put a new fuel pump,gas lines , plugs, plug wires, roter cap,water pump,all new sentors,gas regulator,all new pulleys,new battery,,distubutor,But it still back fires ,first start up...

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Problem Starting

i have 93 dakota with a mysterious problem.my mechanic can not seen to find the problem.THE truck will run for a while any were from 5min to an hour the all of a sudden it will quit,you leave it for a...

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Ernie Herrera

Trans Misfire

I have a 1993 Dodge Dakota with 150,000 it ran well until the trans went out, I rebuilt and since then it has had a misfire after 20 miles, runs great until then, I have had all the sensors and the co...

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Can I Swap A 1992 Transmission On A 5.2 Engin Into 1993 5.2 Engin Dakota Bo...

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I Have A 1993 Dodge Dakota 4x4 And It Needs Another Transfer Case, What Kin...

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