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Dodge Dakota Model Overview

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2010 Dodge Dakota Overview
Used 2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
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Dodge Dakota Questions

bristclair777
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98 Dakota 3.9l 160k , Just Dies At Idle Or When Rpms Are Slowing Down To Id...

Symptoms 1.No check engine light on .(currently) 2.Check engine light will come on if lower than 91 octane is used (everytime) 3.Dies at idle (sometimes) 4.idles rough (sometimes) Parts Replaced s...

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Douglas McMillan
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Will A 46re Work In A 1998 Dodge Dakota Slt 5.2 V8, Pick Up?

I have the truck and the transmission is blown. I got a 46RE out of a 2000 dodge van with a 360. Will this transmission work with my truck?

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jtaylor35
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Why My Fuel Wont Turn On When I Turn The Key

checked the relay when i turn the key it's only sending 1.2 volts to my fuel pump, changed relays, I can put a paper clip in my holder and my fuel pump will come on but cannot smell gas and it still ...

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Ironbear
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Will A 2001 Dakota 318/360 Fit Back Into A 2001 Dakota That Had A 4.7 V...

I am wanting to put the less expensive Dodge 318 or 360 back into the hole of a 2001 Dakota that originally had a 4.7 eng. ... The truck is an automatic , 4x4 , Quad cab . ???

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JerryKaye
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Knocking Noises .......5.9 Rt/ 2002 Dakota

I am getting a knocking noise(in Park ONLY )...My Performance/gas Mileage/etc. are NOT affected...!!! I have been told by one Mechanic that it is a main Engine bearing...therefore I need a NEW engine....

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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
47 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:
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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.