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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    Swapping A 318 Into A 4.7

    I have 2002 dakota 4wh dr automatic.The motor blew on my stock 4.7 and i DO NOT want to put another 4.7 in it do to the problems they have (timing chain &guides go bad,head gaskets etc.)I want to kn...

    1,773 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    My Idle Fluctuates And Goes Up High With The Ac Turned On

    My 2002 Dakota /4.7 runs at a high idle (2000 rpm)when I turn on my a/c .when I shut it off she drops to 1400 (still high). I've changed the TPS,TCS,IACV, Installed a new exhaust system still hav...

    2 views with no answers yet

    Front End

    2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7L 4x4, when I'm driving below about 10 or 15 I hear a clunk like noise from the passenger side front end but after 15 I don't hear anything, and if I push on the tire while th...

    3 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    2002 4.7 V8 Idling Low And Stalling.

    I own a 2002 4.7 L Dakota quad cab. For probably 6 months I have been having some troubles with the idle. The idle constantly changes from 700 to 500 RPM, and sometimes lower. At some points it will...

    630 views with 7 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Why Does Water Drip From Under The Dash On The Passengrt Side When The Ac I...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)