I have an '01 dakota, reverse started to not work hardly at all It goes into gear, and starts rolling backwards but if i apply the gas it just revs and doesn't have any power AT ALL.

Aron Clark

Asked by Apr 21, 2013 at 07:09 AM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

There is a thread at: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0bb58b/618 about troubleshooting your transmission.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Make sure your transmission is full. Try to avoid backing up and this free revving in reverse, this is slipping clutch bands inside the transmission and your gonna burn reverse out. It's Not developing enough pressure on the clutch packs for enough friction to Move your vehicle. Put a new transmission filter/fluid in there and 're-torque the bands. And hope transmission isn't fried already.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I had a similar problem and expected the worse like the transmission problem which I knew I had no money to spend on so took it to a friends mechanic and checked out fine. So, I reset the computer by disconnecting the battery and made sure the trans. oil is full and when the truck is cold I would go through the gears to make sure the gears are oiled up. I haven't had any problem since. I hope its not the transmission but it might be but try it out and hope the best for you.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 4,812 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $900.


Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
Reputation 940
#2 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 890
#3 Snidely
Reputation 810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500"
536 Great Deals out of 13,918 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford F-150"
3,237 Great Deals out of 216,704 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma"
628 Great Deals out of 30,449 listings starting at $2,850
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,455 Great Deals out of 144,272 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger"
266 Great Deals out of 7,819 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Frontier"
468 Great Deals out of 20,719 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet S-10"
9 Great Deals out of 1,813 listings starting at $1,749
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,054 Great Deals out of 56,406 listings starting at $2,400
Used Dodge Durango"
403 Great Deals out of 22,711 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Tundra"
631 Great Deals out of 26,615 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
159 Great Deals out of 5,799 listings starting at $2,289

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 131 listings starting at $7,950
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 324 listings starting at $3,495
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 397 listings starting at $2,488
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $2,499