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  1. 96 Dakota 2wd, 3 inch leveling kit

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    In the process of adding a 3 inch leveling kit with a 2in add a leaf (rear) and 3in steel spacer (front). The add a leaf went just fine. The question is.. with the 3in spacer on the front springs, do I need a longer sway bar end link to keep the sway bar from snapping, or is there enough play in...
  2. 2001 dodge dakota rear brakes

    Dodge Ram Truck 1st Gen (88 - 93) Forum
    I cannot figure out why my back brakes lock up when coasting then touching the brake pedal. Both lock up at the same time. They release just fine.
  3. 1995 3.9 help needed

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    I recently bought a 95 Dakota with the 3.9 auto. Previous owner was told it was going to need engine work when they bought it. They did nothing and drove it. Told me it just died on them while driving so they had it towed home. My brother is a mechanic and he noticed the oil district was...
  4. Transmission issue?

    2G Dodge Dakota Performance Talk
    Hey! I have an 03 Dakota base model crew cab. 335000 kms on it. I recently discovered some issued shifting from 4th-5th. The RPMs stay at 3000 and the spedometer stuggles to get past 60. it is occasionally happening and wondering if anyone knows what is worng with it. thanks! appreciate any help...
  5. Transfer cases

    2G Dodge RAM - General Talk
    Ok transfer case blew out of my 99 dodge Dakota the tag says 231d HD I bought one but it’s a 231d no HD and will not go into the transmission any help please
  6. Transfer case stuck to transmission

    2G Dodge RAM - General Talk
    99 Dodge Dakota transfer case is stuck to the transmission. I have all the nuts off everything unhooked I’ve pried it hit it pulled on it put a jack under it just about everything still nothing. Any ideals maybe heat with some torches
  7. Transfer case stuck to transmission

    2G Dodge RAM - General Talk
    99 Dodge Dakota transfer case is stuck to the transmission. I have all the nuts off everything unhooked I’ve pried it hit it pulled on it put a jack under it just about everything still nothing. Any ideals maybe heat with some torches
  8. 87 dakota 3.9l need help putting back together

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    Hey guys, I did the unthinkable and didnt label or take good enough pictures of my engine before tearing it apart for a head gasket rebuild. It's been a long process and I'm stuck at putting some brackets back where they belong to get the air pump/ alternator/ and ac pump back in. If anyone can...
  9. 5.2L engine 94 - 99

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    Does anyone know if a 5.2L engine from a 99 Dakota 4x4 will fit into and bolt up with little issue into a 94 Dakota?
  10. Transmission issues. NEED HELP!!!

    3G Dodge Dakota General Talk
    I was leaving for work this morning and when I started my truck up it started out in a higher gear. Im not sure what gear but i know as i pulled out it ran about 2500 rpm for a very slow take off. I turned around to come back home and manually shifted into 2 and even first and the transmission...
  11. 87 Dakota sputtering at 40 mpg

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    I have a 87 Dakota with the 3.9L V6 2 Barrel Carburetor and it starts spitting and sputtering when I hit about 40mph. The truck runs great at speeds under 40. I just bought this truck a couple weeks ago for a great price. This happened when I drove it home so I figured bad gas. Drained the...
  12. Headlights shut off and on with low gas notification

    2G Dodge Dakota General Talk
    I have a 2002 dodge Dakota that seems to have a mind of its own. While I am driving at night my low fuel indicator light and signal came on dinging continually. While this was going on the headlight would shutoff with the dings and come back on in sync with the dings. I filled up the gas tank...
  13. Club Cab Rear Door Panel

    3G Dodge Dakota - Interior/Exterior
    I have a 2005 Dakota Club Cab. The rear door on the driver's side won't open. I've found that the cable that connects the lower door release has either broken or become disconnected at the latch. I think in order to fix the issue, I need to remove the inside door panel, but with the door...
  14. Motor mount bolt won't budge

    2G Dodge Dakota - Drivetrain Talk
    Trying to replace freeze plug behind passenger side motor mount on 2001 Dakota Quadcab 2wd. I've pulled plastic wheel well cover for better access, removed both bottom mount bolts and top rear bolt but that top front one just won't budge. The motor is supported with jack and 2x4, the bolt has...
  15. Timing Chain | How To Install It From Scratch??

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    Hey guys, I need help with setting the timing on my 95 3.9l V6. I overhauled the engine so I am putting everything back together; not just installing a new timing chain. I know that the two dots from the sprockets have to line up, the rotor needs to point to the #1 spark plug cable, the #1...
  16. Parts interchange?

    3G Dodge Dakota General Talk
    New to this forum but I have been searching the interent for answers about my truck, I recently "acquired" a 2011 Dakota Big Horn from my passing uncle now heres the background the truck wich was originally my grandfathers and my uncle "acquired" it after his passing and abused the truck and i...
  17. Rear Diff Swap

    2G Dodge RAM - Drivetrain Talk
    Im thinking about converting my Factory Stock Rear Differential (98 Dakota 3.9L V6 with manual 5 Speed. 3.93 rear ratio) to a Auburn Gear ECted Max Selectable Locker. I need to Know If my truck will have enough power to keep the tires spinning while the Diff is locked in mud and on steep climbs...
  18. Sudden drastic change in fuel economy... HELP!!!

    2G Dodge Dakota General Talk
    So Ive had my 01 Dakota QC 4x4 with the 4.7 for almost 2 years now. I was constantly getting around 17 mpg highway, and 12-14 city. however recently I have noticed a huge drop in mpg, about 50%. the only modification the truck has had recently was a new dual exhaust setup. The pipe size has not...
  19. My 95 Dakota Wont Start! - Video Attached

    Dodge Dakota 1st Gen (87 -96) Forum
    Hey guys. I have a 95 3.9l V6 Dakota that I overhauled quite a while ago, and I am still having trouble trying to start it up. I already tried pouring some gas on the intake. There's spark and fuel in the rail, and I just changed the crankshaft position sensor. It sounds like it wants to start...
  20. NEED HELP Chirping Noise - Drive shaft?

    2G Dodge Dakota - Drivetrain Talk
    I own a 1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 with about 156000 miles. I recently have had front drive shaft issues where it was making a grinding noise whenever the vehicle was moving. There wasn't an intense vibration but I did notice there was vibration in the mirrors and other parts of the truck. I took...
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