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ba1927
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1993 Dodge Dakota 2x - Are All 3 Different Coil Spring Application's The Sa...

I want to install the 4 cyl front coil springs in my V8 Dakota if the dimension's are the same and I do understand the spring rate's are different

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Jnew28
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What Would Cause This

I have 1992 dodge dakota 5.2 4wd i have changed the plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, airfilter, module, crankshaft sensor, and fuel filter. The problem i am having the truck will start and run dece...

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Pepper Sullivan
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Interior Lights Stay On

Switch to interior lights is turned off but there still on

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Blazermancan
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95 Dakota 3.9v6 How Do You Test The Egr System?

failed smog in Ca. NO[PPM] 15mph max 508 meas 611 25mph max 533 meas 699 exhaust & cat are good o2 sensor new what else can I check ?

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cleve80
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The Transmission Shifts Fine Until About 55mph Then If Feels Like It Needs ...

94 Dodge Dakota 4x4, 5.2 motor, previous owner claimed to have replaced the transmission prior to selling it.

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Older Dodge Dakota

1991 Dodge Dakota Overview
1991 Dodge Dakota
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1991 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1990 Dodge Dakota Overview
1990 Dodge Dakota
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1990 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1989 Dodge Dakota Overview
1989 Dodge Dakota
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1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
1988 Dodge Dakota
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1988 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1987 Dodge Dakota Overview
1987 Dodge Dakota
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1987 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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About the Dodge Dakota

As Goldilocks would say, the Dodge Dakota is just right.  Dodge introduced it as a compromise between their compact trucks, which had limited hauling capacity, but were easy to handle, and it's full-size Ram, which had the powerful towing and hauling capacity, but could feel bulky and unwieldy behind the wheel.

Enter the Dodge Dakota in 1987, which fell somewhere in between.  The first pickup to feature a V8 engine, and the first to offer rack and pinion steering, the Dakota's horsepower, 4WD option, and aggressive styling suited those who used it as a workhorse, but its durability appealed to families looking for an alternative to a minivan.

Over the years, the Dakota evolved into more of a family truck without giving up any of its engine power, available in a V6 or a V8. The cab had always been roomy for front seat passengers, with controls that were easy to read and operate and storage room between and under seats.  The introduction of a four-door Dakota and a lengthened cab (achieved by shortening the bed length) to seat three people comfortably in back placed it firmly in the family car realm.  The heavy-duty suspension, precise handling, and unpenetrable sturdiness of the Dakota made it comfortable for transporting family, while the V8 engine and the 6.5-foot bed made it ideal for transporting cargo.

Owners love their Dakotas for the combination of look, feel, reliability, and strength.  The biggest gripe is with the poor gas mileage, but really, it is a truck after all.