1991 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1991 Dodge Dakota Overview

Part of Dodge's aim in creating the mid-size Dakota was to give drivers the best of both worlds -- a pickup big enough for carrying lots of cargo, but not too big and unwieldy to drive comfortably. Owners did love the way the Dakota handled and its roomy options, but complained about the relatively weak 3.9-liter engine. They wanted full-size power in a mid-size package.

The Dakota actually was the first mid-size pickup with a V8 back in 1989, with the limited edition Shelby Dakota, but in 1991 Dodge made its own offical V8. The 5.2-liter engine reached 170-horsepower and gave the Dakota the extra pickup (oh yes, very bad pun intended) it needed and drivers craved. In addition to the 3.9-liter, 125-horsepower, the standard 2.5-liter engine got a 17-horsepower boost to 116.

Minor body changes appeared in the 1991 Dodge Dakota, including a retooled grille and bumper. The nose was extended to make room for the bigger engine block. In Sports models a painted grille and a roof bar with lights were added. Club Cabs now had a 4WD option in addition to the standard 2WD.

Besides the reliability and good value for the money, Dakota owners love the solidity of the pickup, particularly that it takes hits and bumps and never flinches. A lot of complaints center around the exterior paint peeling and flaking off.

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Engine Swap

I have a 91’ dodge Dakota and I’m woundering what engines I could swap in it that would have a lot of horsepower

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Fuse Box 1991 Dodge Dakota Pickup

The ac was running on the pickup but has stopped the compressor is not coming on thought it might be the fuse but cannot locate the diagram for the fuse box under the dash. Coulld you send me an ac...

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1991 Dodge Dakota Pickup Having Trouble Removing Spark Plug Wires

having a hard time removing the spark plug wires from the spark plugs is there a special way to remove them

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How Can You Test A Voltage Reulator On 1991 Dodge Dakota Pickup Having The...

having the alternator rebuilt on my pickup and I need to know how to test the voltage regulator

WHAT IS RESISTOR IN WIRING FOR BRAKE SWITCH

FRIEND CUT RESISTOR OUT OF WIRING TO BRAKE LAMP SWITCH ON 91 DAKOTA , WHAT IS RESISTOR FOR ON THIS APPLICATION , BRAKE LAMPS WILL WORK WITH WIRE CUT , BUT NOT IF CONNECTED