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1999 Dodge Dakota Overview
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The 1999 Dodge Dakota, like its predecessor, kept the four trim models -- base, Sport, SLT, and R/T. The R/T, the "sports truck," broadcast its performance image by sporting race-car striping and body-colored bumpers. All models came in regular or extended Club Cab, with a standard 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, with options for a 3.9-liter V6 that put out 175 horsepower, a 5.2-liter V8 that put out 225 hp, or the burly 250-hp, 5.9-liter V8. The R/T model came standard with the 5.9-liter engine.
All trims except the R/T received 15-inch wheels (the R/T had 17-inch) and improved brakes for 1999. AWD models came with a redesigned rack and pinion system. The Dodge Dakota was the first pickup truck to feature rack and pinion when it was introduced in 1987.
Most changes to the 1999 Dodge Dakota were in its option package, including a redesigned overhead console, an express driver's side power window, and a second set of radio controls on the steering wheel.
The Dakota remained popular as both a truck and a second family car, since it combined the comfort and easy drivability of a compact truck with the power and hauling capacity of a full-size. Although the back seat can really only fit children, animals, or additional cargo, the front of the cab is spacious, with a well-laid-out dash featuring large controls. Drivers love the power of the 5.9-liter V8 engine, though not the gas mileage, and there have been reports of numerous repairs, particularly with the ball joints. That said, many drivers keep their Dakotas for a long time.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
piece of metal at the end of fuel line goes into pipe along head gasket
Why Would My Oil Pressure Drop While Braking
while braking my oil pressure drops to zero and the check engine light comes on. it doesnt affect the actual running ability of the truck. what could be the cause?
1999 Dodge Dakota Began Missing Suddenly. Checked Compression, Spark Plug...
I was at gas station and while idling the trucked started to miss. I checked what I stated above. I had head redone in shop.Replaced head and truck still missing. 4 Cyc
Why Does My 1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2l Engine Surge At Idling Speed.
when I let off the gas to come to a stop...just before I touch the breaks, the engine surges around 300-400 rpm up and down as it idles along to stop at the stop sign.
Why Is My Truck Squealing When I Hit The Gas?
I replaced the serpentine belt so its not that, but when im in neutral and rev up the engine or when im driving something starts squealing. Very annoying and if you have any ideas please throw them m...