Dodge Dakota Model Overview
Used Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Questions
Idele And Start Problem
Wont stay idling. And when running and you step on the brake it dies. Is it the Idele controll valve or fuel pump or something else.
Dodge Dakota Sport 96 V6 2 Wheel Drive Automatic Transmission Overheated Lo...
had a kink hose coming off of radiator have to fix that but still no reverse all other gears came back when cool
Whats My Names
My 01 dakota sport keep stalling out and eating my 2nd fuel injector its not my iac sensor or fuse or relay
Dodge Dakota 318
My 97 dodge Dakota was running great when I traded it off I got it back don't run so good sitting and idle but when Im going down the road I can barley give it gas for it to run and pull when I pu...
Dodge Dakota Idling And Dying
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...
Older Dodge Dakota
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.