1994 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1994 Dodge Dakota Overview

Once again, the Dodge Dakota has to be first at everything. Rack and pinion, V8 engine, anti-lock brakes. In 1994, the Dakota is the first pickup to install a driver's side airbag. Additional safety measures included side door guard beams and extra knee padding. Not that the Dakota necessarily needed it. Most drivers proclaim its sturdiness, both truck and passengers able to emerge unscathed from accidents and collisions with animal, vegetable, or mineral.

The 1994 Dakota's engines had a slight decrease in horsepower, with the 3.9-liter V6 reduced from 180 to 175-hp, and the V8 down ten horsepower to 220-hp. The V8 is still the favorite, despite its poor fuel economy. It turns this mid-size truck into a full-size cargo hauler, able to compete with the big boys. And it's fun to drive. The roomy cab makes for a comfortable ride, with optional bucket and split-folding seats. The rear bench is cramped, but offers extra storage under the seats. New this year is a high-mounted center brake light in the rear. WS trim (Work Special) replaced the SE, and the LE trim was renamed SLT.

2WD comes standard and 4WD is optional, and Dakota drivers compliment its off-road handling. Along with high marks for safety, comfort, and dependability, low marks were given for the wide turning radius and repair record.

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    Towing/hitch Question '94 Dodge Dakota Xlt V6

    Who do I go to, and what is the best way to check the integrity of (the part of my truck that is responsible for connecting a hitch and trailer to), I don't know what it's called. I mean, the bumpe...

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    Dodge Dakota Idling And Dying

    My dakota will start then idle down and die. I can pump the gas and it will stay running but if i hold the peddle down or let off it will die. I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, and the idl...

    47,535 views with 72 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Compass Repair Or Replacement

    My compass has died. "cal" always displayed. Direction stays as it was when turned on.Temp portion works fine. Does anyone repair these? Where can I buy a good used one?

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    1994 Dodge Dakota Stalling

    My dodge Dakota stalls when I slow down to turn. I have let it run to warm up and it still does this. I can't have heat on when lights are on or the radio on. The battery power shows at over half ...

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    4x4 Front Drive Won't Engage

    Accommodated a truck and 4x4 shaft was removed and I installed back in and nothing then found a wire under housing of stick shift unplugged reconnected it then 4x4 felt like it was engaging but s...

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