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I Have A 05 Dodge Dakota V8 4.7, I Have A Couple Of Issues, 1) Going Around...

in question. keep blowing transfer case switching unit, goes in to 4 wheel drive around corners. Went to start in one day went into neutral and would not come back out.

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1997 Dakota W/ 318 Runs Rough When Cold. Once It Warms Up It Runs Great. Wh...

Replaced map sensor, iac valve, tps sensor, new distributor, cap, rotor, wires and plugs. did a compression check 125 psi each cylander. Still runs rough when cold. After it warms up runs great. any ...

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Piece At The End Of Fuel Line Goes Into Pipe Along Head Cover

metal piece of metal that goes inside pipe along head cover

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piece of metal at the end of fuel line goes into pipe along head gasket

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What Is The Piece That Is Attached To Fuel Line Into Carbueator

it seems to control pressure of gas into carbueator my truck will run and stop every so often. if I lossen clamp it will run . Or use starting fluid

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Older Dodge Dakota

1993 Dodge Dakota Overview
1993 Dodge Dakota
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1993 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
1992 Dodge Dakota
96 pictures
1992 Dodge Dakota reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
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
42 pictures
1990 Dodge Dakota reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1989 Dodge Dakota Overview
1989 Dodge Dakota
67 pictures
1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 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.