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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    Nape1981
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    4wd Fuse Keeps Blowing

    My 2002 Dodge Dakota v6 automatic keeps blowing the fuse to the 4wd. Any suggestions on what to check or what could be causing it to keep blowing the fuse?

    21 views with 10 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
    Jaynanmoss
    0

    Air Conditioner Resister Has Been Replaced Now It Has Quit Again

    9 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Scho1ryan
    0

    5.9 Magnum Loses Oil Pressure

    I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota with a 5.9 360 magnum. It burns some oil(about 1 quart a month) and has almost 170000 miles. After working hard i.e pulling a trailer or romping it and the rpm drops the...

    6 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    jo1030
    0

    2002 4wd Dodge Dakota Not Good On Snow...

    I'm currently driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota. It's a rear wheel drive but has the switch to go four wheel drive. 4WD seems to be working because the switch light is steady (and doesn't blink like some ...

    156 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    TinCanJim
    0

    Truck Idle

    My '02 Dodge Dakota idles rough and wants to die at any stop. While driving, it'll sputter and choke unless I pump the gas or I stomp on it.

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