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Twiddy418
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I Have A 97 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 318 Slt Does Anyone Know How Big The Gas Ta...

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Mathewf150
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I did a engine swap on my 2003 dodge Dakota from a 3.9 v6 to the 318 5.2 v8 and got the pcm from a truck with a 318 in it wired the injectors in two the harness. As per the diagram and so engine ...

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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...

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How Do I Change Out My Driver's Side Mirror W/assembly On My 2006 Dodge Dak...

My mirror & the housing on the mirror were knocked off leaving a stub sticking out from the door of where the mirror & its housing were held. Does this stub also come out or how do I replace the mirro...

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Amateur_auto_guy
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(4 cylinder, 5 speed manual) Mainly happens directly after I fill up my gas tank (at any gas pump). Symptoms is that it Will start just fine and then first gear seems ok but once I get into second ...

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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
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1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
1988 Dodge Dakota
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1988 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1987 Dodge Dakota Overview
1987 Dodge Dakota
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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.