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4.15 stars

Based on 18 reviews

I Love My Truck by Ellery
 — I really like my truck. Crew cab is the only way to go. Fun to drive with manual trans. I like the look of the 2nd Gen Dakotas alot more than the ugly new ones. Really awesome truck. The only thi... Read More
Best Dodge Dakota Ever Made by Danieljay
 — I love my truck the only thing wrong is I didn't get the tow package with it but oh well, I got the 4.7L V8 which is an awesome motor and it was under $20,000 for my truck, it is also a 4X4 which is w... Read More
Sweet Dodge Dakota by wes604
 — This truck has exceptionally low miles for a 2004 truck (less then 9,000 miles avg. per year) and has every extra you could want with the addition of an after market exhaust. It's in excellent mechani... Read More

2004 Dodge Dakota Overview

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Based on 18 reviews

2004 Dodge Dakota

Poor fuel economy probably ended the life of the R/T performance trim.  Its 5.9-liter, 250-hp engine was discontinued in the 2004 Dodge Dakota, though speedy drivers and tuners loved that extra power in a mid-size truck.  More practical, yet still packing a wallop, was the top of the line 4.7, 235-hp V8.  It could haul like the full-size pickups and was fun to drive on open roads (or off-roading as well).  The 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6 was updated to a 3.7-liter, 210-hp V6 as the standard engine on all models.  

Introduced midyear in 2003, the Stampede package returned, available on both regular and extended cab Sports trims.  The name is probably more exciting than the features, which included rear stabilizer bar, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and a Tire and Handling package.  All models came with ABS standard, 2WD, with 4WD optional.  Bed sizes hadn't changed.  Regular and Club Cabs featured a 6.5-foot bed, while the 4-door Crew Cab had only a 5.3-foot bed, to account for the 13 inches of extra space in the cab for rear bench seats.

The 4-door Dodge Dakota was definitely the most successful pickup in its class, offering comfort and personality, a family car dressed up in a powerful pickup truck package.  Though roomy and burly, resembling the larger Dodge Ram, the 2004 Dakota handled easily like a car, and with the 4.7 V8 and an empty bed, could kick up some considerable dust.  High marks for the look, suspension, engine power, and the easy access to seats and storage in the 4-door models.  Low marks for gas mileage (15/20), pricey options, and repair records.

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Dodge Dakota Questions

Hinkle361
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My 2004 Two Wheel Drive Dodge Dakota Has 100,000 Miles And Has Major Steeri...

Replaced rack/pinion, steering pump, all fluids as well as the steering hoses, not once, but twice in the past two weeks. Steering is still whining, and now when i go to turn the truck keeps on turni...

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scruff57
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Lost Power Steering

install new rack and pump primed the pump then turn steering to bleed the air out worked great for about 5 minutes then lost power steering tried cracking the lines that i could get at till fluid ca...

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chocolatejeebus
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Parking Brake Not Fully Disengaging.

2004 Dodge Dakota, 2WD, 3.7L, V6, Manual. Hi everybody, here's the problem - When I pull up on the parking brake release lever, the pedal pops up a little but not enough to fully disengage so the bra...

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trafficpappy
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Brakelights Not Working

all lights work but brake lights .all three of them

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NLant2014
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Can't Find Engine Block Coolant Plugs. One On Each Side Of Oil Pan, Suppose...

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