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  1. Troubleshooter's Forum
    Hello all, hoping to get troubleshooting advice on a strange issue I’m having w/ my HVAC. Truck is a 2003 Dakota Quad Cab 4.7. The issue I’m having is that only sometimes, the airflow out of the vents will be weak/nonexistent. Essentially, it feels like the HVAC gets “stuck” in a place where...
  2. Troubleshooter's Forum
    I bought a Dakota rt 3 months ago and after 2 months of driving it I got a hole in the radiator. I have been busy with school so I didn’t fox it until this morning. I went to pick and pull and found a radiator from a 04 4.7 Dakota. When I was installing it I tried to remove the transmission...
  3. 2.5L/3.7L/3.9L Engines
    Hello! I'm planning on replacing my heater Core in my 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 2WD this weekend but was surprised when a friend of mine was sure that I had to recapture the AC coolant and remove the AC hoses. Since I'm not planning on doing any work on the AC, can't I just remove the dash and...
  4. Engine Modifications
    I live in Arizona where summer temps hit about 110, and it doesn’t cool down. Plus with having a darker color, I can’t drive my truck in the summer with the ac on, without it pushing over 210 (got a 192 thermostat). Rest of the year, and when it’s under 100 degrees, it’s completely fine and I...
  5. General Parts Inquiries
    So I’m looking to do an efan conversion, it’s a 97 so having the pcm control it is out of the picture. What I’m looking for is what size of fan do I need? I don’t drive fast, this truck is mostly for off-roading/camping, and I’m looking to take out the mechanical fan cause it’s so bulky...
  6. Interior Parts
    I have a chance to pick up some heated seats (factory) from an 08 DAK to install in my 10 DAK, I can get everything, seats and dash switches to operate them. My question is will the wiring a;ready be in place and if so will the computer let them work or will it have to be flashed to turn on the...
  7. Troubleshooter's Forum
    I don't know how many people on here still own older Dakotas, but if you do, you're probably well aware of the problem with burned up blower resistors. I've put 3 resistors, 2 pigtails and 2 blower motors in my truck and as of last week, my blower completely stopped working. I read a lot about...
  8. General Parts Inquiries
    hey anyone got any ideas on finding a new door for a 96 dakota extended cab? i bought this truck 3 years ago and until recently i didn't realize at some point in the past the driver door had broken off at the bottom hinge and someone did a very poor repair and now either my door wont close or it...
  9. 4.7L/4.7L HO/4.7L Gen II Engines
    I was so not expecting this but we just found a 2004 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab with a 4.7 V8, no rust, repainted, and has a lot of new parts like an alternator, belt 4 wheel alignment, inner and outer tie rods, front upper and lower ball joints, new tires, all for $3700. The guy selling it is a body...
  10. Transmissions
    I have an ext cab rwd 95 dakota that drives forward while the shifter is in neutral. I can shift it in and out of gears while driving and putting In reverse just kills the motor when you let the clutch out. I was under the impression the Trans grenaded itself cause it happened coming off the...
  11. General Automotive Discussion
    Hey. I just recently bought my first Mopar a few months ago! 2000 Dakota Sport 3.9L 261K Miles and still running strong! Amazingly enough the Owners Manual AND the original widow sticker was in the glove box when I got it. But here's the thing, the only mechanical experience I have is all body...
  12. General Automotive Discussion
    So I just bought a 1998 dodge dakota slt with a 318 last week. I've noticed some electrical problems. The most concerning is that none of the gauges work. I ordered a new cluster for 80 bucks and slapped it in. The gates still don't work. No tack, speedo, odometer, gas gauge, voltage, oil...
  13. Engine Modifications
    I am doing the 3.9 to 5.9 swap with a 2001 v6 and using a rusted out 2000 Dakota RT. Im adding the 2 injector wires plus the negatives, instead of swapping harnesses. I have my 2001 5.9 RT pcm and i have the pins for the pcm plug for the 2 injector missing. I have those pin numbers. I just dont...
  14. New Member Introductions
    1992 dakota brakes went out and my son tried to put in park. Now no forward gears only reverse and it seems to be way off on the gear selector. Reverse doesn't engage until the selector is in 1st gear position. I fear the worst amd need a rebuild. Wondering if there may be another possibility...
  15. Troubleshooter's Forum
    Hello, I am new to the forum. I have bought two dakotas so far and will probably buy another. Good pickups. I am usually pretty good at diagnosing issues with the 3.9 magnums but this current issue has me stumped. It is a crank/ no start situation. I have tested my relays, tested my crank sensor...
  16. General Automotive Discussion
    Hello all, I just recently purchased a 03 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad cab 4WD. The truck itself is in great condition, however the motor is a lil more worse for wear then the seller let on. Its not that big a deal because im a mechanic at Midas so I can fix it. Ive completely torn down the...
  17. Engine Modifications
    Hey I'm new here and wanted to ask a question I've got a 2000 Dakota 2wd with a 3.9 and the 4 speed auto that's been in the family since new with 260,000 miles, I have a 2012 dodge challenger that was totaled but the 5.7 in it is still good. I've seen a few people do this swap but I would really...
  18. Gen II Dakotas
    While slowing down and going into and then out a turn, or going over a small dip up and then down a hill (a small hill, a hump, changing from pointing up and then down quickly) and turning (letting off the throttle, and continuing once the vehicle is positioned correctly to continue traveling)...
  19. General Parts Inquiries
    Alright. I give up. I can't find a matte black grille and trim for my 08 Dakota. Can't even find info on what other models (Durango, Ram, etc..) have compatible parts... should i order that plexi dip spray stuff and just cover the one I have? Or use real paint? Or learn how to Google better...
  20. Troubleshooter's Forum
    I just recently bought and installed Spyder Halo Headlights for my 03 Dodge Dakota. The headlight assembly only uses one of the two turn signal/drl bulb assemblies, and because of this, my turn signals hyperflash. Anyone know of a fix to this?
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