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Dodge Dakota Questions

Where Is The Fuel Filter Located?

where is the fuel filter located on a 1994 Dodge Dakota?

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2002 Dakota 3.9l V6 Automatic

My transmission when put in drive hesitates to shift through the gears. But if I do it manually 1st,2nd, then drive it does fine. What is my problem and how do I fix it? Automatic tranny. 2wd.

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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 Sport Transmission Compatibility

I need a new transmission for my 2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 Sport. I can't find any near me. What other transmissions would be compatible?

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Flywheels

I'm working on a 1993 dodge dakota will a v8 flywheel work with a v6 transmission

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Why Does My 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7 4x4 Shake When Shifting Into 2nd Gear?

it only shakes when going into 2nd gear. it shifts perfect going into the other gears.

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Older Dodge Dakota

1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
1992 Dodge Dakota
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1992 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1991 Dodge Dakota Overview
1991 Dodge Dakota
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1991 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1990 Dodge Dakota Overview
1990 Dodge Dakota
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1990 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1989 Dodge Dakota Overview
1989 Dodge Dakota
89 pictures
1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
1988 Dodge Dakota
50 pictures
1988 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1987 Dodge Dakota Overview
1987 Dodge Dakota
54 pictures
1987 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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Dodge Dakota Overview

As Goldilocks would say, the Dodge Dakota is just right. Dodge introduced it as a compromise between their compact trucks, which had limited hauling capacity, but were easy to handle, and it's full-size Ram, which had the powerful towing and hauling capacity, but could feel bulky and unwieldy behind the wheel.

Enter the Dodge Dakota in 1987, which fell somewhere in between. The first pickup to feature a V8 engine, and the first to offer rack and pinion steering, the Dakota's horsepower, 4WD option, and aggressive styling suited those who used it as a workhorse, but its durability appealed to families looking for an alternative to a minivan.

Over the years, the Dakota evolved into more of a family truck without giving up any of its engine power, available in a V6 or a V8. The cab had always been roomy for front seat passengers, with controls that were easy to read and operate and storage room between and under seats. The introduction of a four-door Dakota and a lengthened cab (achieved by shortening the bed length) to seat three people comfortably in back placed it firmly in the family car realm. The heavy-duty suspension, precise handling, and unpenetrable sturdiness of the Dakota made it comfortable for transporting family, while the V8 engine and the 6.5-foot bed made it ideal for transporting cargo.

Owners love their Dakotas for the combination of look, feel, reliability, and strength. The biggest gripe is with the poor gas mileage, but really, it is a truck after all.

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