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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
No Running Lights Or Dash Lights
my life's work my brake lights but my running lights license plate lights and dashboard lights are out I don't have a diagram for the fuse box under the dashboard
I Have A 99 Dodge Dakota That I Just Put A Crate Motor In. It Runs Grear Th...
I've changed the computer, the map sensor, throttle body sensor, the catalytic converter, cap and rotor. Had a stage 2 programmer chip hooked to the 1st computer and not the new one, still d...
1999 Dodge Dakota Driver Front Door Trim Panel Has Come Loose And Is Stuck
First, it was cold & my window wouldn't roll down. I turned the crank to much & the window came off the track. I tried to take off the Door Trim Panel but, was stuck when it came to removing the windo...
What Does This Code Mean...is09141
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...