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Dodge Dakota Questions

Wendy Lewis
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I Have A 1996 Dodge Dakota 4 Wheel Drive And I Rit Also Backfires Unit Actu...

do you think it might be the computer or the coil or the timing changes because stretch today finding different Signils to the computer to turn it on auto shut off relay off

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tjp993
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My Dakota Will Not Start Unless Gas Is Poored In The Intake Wonder If Lack ...

The truck has fuel pressure to the fuel rail , i checked all fuses and nothin is blone, the only thing that has changed since i drove it is i put a muffler and tailpipe on it and had to remove the b...

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chenson93
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2005 Dodge Dakota V6 Idling High, Dying At Stops

I have an 05 Dodge Dakota V6 that has a new IAC Valve and new Connectors for it. It doesn't want to start from cold unless I pump the gas a few times and it wants to stall at stops and sometimes ...

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Susan Carroll
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Truck Well Not Start, Changed Plugs Wires Coil Pack...

Changed plugs wires coil pack, Parked it then 20 minutes later would not start

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Johnny Griffin
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Will The Front Cap From 1998dakota. Fit A 1994 Dakota

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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
40 pictures
1990 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1989 Dodge Dakota Overview
1989 Dodge Dakota
55 pictures
1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
1988 Dodge Dakota
16 pictures
1988 Dodge Dakota reviews:
4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars
1987 Dodge Dakota Overview
1987 Dodge Dakota
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1987 Dodge Dakota reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

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.