2002 Dodge Dakota Overview


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2002 Dodge Dakota Overview

Dodge Dakotas continue to be not only one of the most popular pickups on the market, but one of the most popular vehicles, period. It is the perfect compromise for couples where the guy wants the macho power of a truck and the woman wants the safety, dependability, and handling of a car. It has the storage capacity of a minivan, but guys don't have to be embarrassed to be seen driving it.

In fact, all owners, both male and female love their Dodge Dakotas for both the comfort and the power. Aside from the sluggish base model 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, the most popular models are those with either the 3.9-liter V6 or the powerful 4.7-liter V8 (for those who would love to have, but can't afford a sports car as their second car). The R/T performance model boasts the rumbling 5.9-liter V8, topping out at 250-hp, but the 4.7's 235-hp is more than enough for most drivers. The big hit that drove up sales for Dakotas was the introduction of the quad-cab, a four-door Dakota with car-like rear seating, available only in regular cab models. It has more legroom, but a smaller bed.

New for the 2002 Dodge Dakota is an SXT trim, available only in the 2-door regular or extended Club Cab. This sportier-looking model comes standard with a few extra features than the base model, including 16-inch wheels, bucket seats, and a rear stabilizer. New for the limited R/T models is optional chrome wheels. An electronic brake apportioning system (EBA) enhances braking precision and durability.


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    Front Dtive Shaft

    Can i run my 2002 awd truck without front drive shaft? It fell out. There is still the piece inside the transfer case cani pull it out and drive the truck without damaging transmission?

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    02 Dodge Dakota 3.9l V6 Stalling

    To start, 5 days ago I was seeming to lose power around 45 mph but it would pick back up and id be done. 3 days ago woke up for work and truck immediately stalled. Can keep it going by keeping foo...

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    2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8

    My 02 dakota 4.7 v8 has been stalling or having a rough low idle when I come to a stop and light and also I've been having very sluggish performance lately. Where it doesn't want to accelerate lik...

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    My 02 Dodge Dakota Slt 4.7l (headgasket Blown)with The Trans 45rfe Can I Ge...

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    I keep getting p0441 incorrect purge flow an have gone thru 3 from junkyard an checked all emission hoses .i also sometimes smell raw fuel near gas tank.New gas cap too.what do I need to try?

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