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zcholla
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Hard Shifting - 2004 Dodge Dakota - 3.7l Uad Cab 4x4 - Automatic Transmissi...

My truck is shifting very hard from 1st to 2nd gear. The other gears seem to be working fine with no trouble in shifting. When shifting into 2nd it is very rough but seems pretty normal going throug...

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moron
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Truck Won't Start {4.7} Fuel Gage Shows Empty - But Full.

My odometer reading changes to - No bu5 & the check engine lite & low fuel lites come on. Any idea what the No bu5 code means ? I'm getting ready to drop the tank & change out the sensor/ pump unit...

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Will Phillips
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Vine Plate Doesnt Match Title Vin Please Help

I traded my car for a 89 dakota. I got the truck titled and registered and insured. But 2 months later when i try to trade it me and the guy realize the vins dont match. The vin plate is a 87 dak...

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woodsrat
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Trouble Getting Transmission Out Of Park

I have trouble getting transmission out of park. The problem is sporadic and Im afraid it will not work at all some time. What could be causing this?

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beedubs
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1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9l V6 4x4. When Accelerating, Engine Quits And Sputters...

I am unsure what to do and am stumped right now. I have replaced fuel filter, fuel pump, rebuilt carb, fixed the cat converter, changed the oil, hall effect switch, distributor, spark plugs although...

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Older Dodge Dakota

1993 Dodge Dakota Overview
1993 Dodge Dakota
61 pictures
1993 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
1992 Dodge Dakota
82 pictures
1992 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1991 Dodge Dakota Overview
1991 Dodge Dakota
15 pictures
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
58 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
18 pictures
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.