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Dodge Dakota Questions

Kittycat97
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Why Can't I Get The Check Engine Light To Turn Off N Stay Off

2001,Dakota just had to replace computer been idliling high most of the time light goes on and off went to autozone they tested it said a sensor was bad changed it and that made it worse. I unplugge...

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wbolton59
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My Dodge V6 3.9 Liter When I Give It Gas In Drive It Stalls ?

JUst replaced the fuel pump and filter and carburetor and choke spring any suggestions

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Lance Martin
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Can I Put A Dodge Dakota Magnum V8 Intro Dodge Ram 1500

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kolak
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97 Dodge Dakota 4x4 It Has Random Misses On 3 And 4 Os Autozone Says But On...

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jili
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What Is Largest Size Wheels & Tires I Can Put On A 1998 Dodge Dakota?

I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport, and with the standard lift (no increased coil springs or anything else): What is the largest size wheel size and tire size I can put on it without adding a lift ki...

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Older Dodge Dakota

1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
1992 Dodge Dakota
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1992 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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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
67 pictures
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.