I have a 98 Dakota with the 318 engine, with a couple different mods. The steering wheel has play in it and I did replace everything but the steering box. Any suggestions?

35

Asked by Oct 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM about the 1998 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

35

Anything other then replacing the steering gear box itself?

15

is it 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive. it could be the idler arm and pitment arm or it could be the steering gear box.

it could also be balljoints and wheels. if you have wheels with the wrong offset, your balljoints will wear really quick and then get a loose steering wheel and they will pop out regardless of 2x2 or 4x4

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • dodge dakota idling and dying 74 answers

    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...

    1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why Is My Truck Squealing When I Hit the Gas? 22 answers

    I replaced the serpentine belt so its not that, but when im in neutral and rev up the engine or when im driving something starts squealing. Very annoying and if you have any ideas please throw them m...

    1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • binding 4x4 dakota 5 answers

    My Dakota binds in 4x4 and I have put new half shafts and checked all the fluids, Transfer, and axle. Is this a transfer case problem or a differencial problem?

    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my Dakota "kick" really hard into reverse when idling high? 10 answers

    1992 Dodge Dakota idles high (2.2-3K rpm) for about five minutes until it warms up. If I don't let it sit for five minutes, when changing my automatic transmission into reverse, the truck kicks incr...

    1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dakota engine swap 2 answers

    I have a 1999 dodge dakota it has a 3.7l v6 manual and i want to put in the 5.7l v8 but was wondering if i cud keep the same trans? Any suggestions?

    1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Car Customization

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,883 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,199.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,030
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,000
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
453 Great Deals out of 11,387 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,268 Great Deals out of 209,448 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
521 Great Deals out of 39,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,742 Great Deals out of 169,935 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Ranger
187 Great Deals out of 6,009 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Frontier
340 Great Deals out of 26,858 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 Great Deals out of 1,360 listings starting at $1,595
Used GMC Sierra 1500
804 Great Deals out of 67,044 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Durango
263 Great Deals out of 23,213 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
289 Great Deals out of 18,693 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 120 listings starting at $4,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $7,999
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 296 listings starting at $4,888
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 371 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 604 listings starting at $1,500