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1999 Dodge Dakota Overview
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Based on 43 reviews
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
I Replaced My Thermostat Due To An Overheat. (idler Pulley Let Go And Belt ...
I replaced My thermostat due to an overheat. (idler pulley let go and belt came off. After replacing the belt the temp would get to between about 160ish on the dash. I replaced the thermostat and no...
What Does This Code Mean...is09141
1999 Dakota Sport 2wd Ext Cab 3.9 V6 No Fuel
Was driving this truck today, drove fine, gave no indication of anything going out, came to a stop sign and the engine died, thinking it was out of gas even though the gauge read 1/2 tank i put a few...
Po308 Code Misfire On #8 Cylinder.
I've read other posts and changed the plugs, wires, distributer cap and rotor. I even made sure the wires were positioned as to keep from wear and tear. I erased the code and started new . Shortly aft...
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...