» » » 1991

Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Dodge Dakota

1991 Dodge Dakota

Image for car images Dodge 1991 1996 Dodge Dakota size thumb

1991 Dodge Dakota Problems

Brakes -- Verified

If the threads strip where the front brake caliper mounts to the steering knuckle, a steering knuckle repair kit is available. A new steering knuckle is not normally necessary.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The distributor pickup plate commonly fails causing intermittent stalling, or the engine may not start (usually when the engine is hot).

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Various drivability problems can be caused by vacuum leaks. This engine has plastic tubes that become brittle and crack over time. These tubes can be replaced by normal vacuum hose but be careful when changing the Tee fittings or hose connectors because some have built in restrictor orifices (usually color coded). If the restrictions are missing, drivability problems will most likely result.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Fuel pump failures are common on higher mileage models, Resulting in a crank no start condition.

1991 Dodge Dakota Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, February 3, 1992

Summary: THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE HOSE MAY RUB AGAINST THE TIRE DURING A FULL LOCK LEFT TURN, WHICH MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE WEAR THROUGH OF THE BRAKE HOSE ON THE RIGHT FRONT SIDE.

Learn more »

Drive Train, June 5, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A500 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. INADVERTENT PLACEMENT OF THE SHIFT LEVER IN REVERSE CAN OCCUR WHEN THE DRIVER BELIEVES THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN PLACED IN PARK.

Learn more »

Engine, April 15, 1991

Summary: STEEL BRAIDED FUEL HOSE ROUTING MAY ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE HOSE AND TRANSMISSION WIRING HARNESS.

Learn more »

Suspension & Steering, December 20, 1995

Summary: THE STEERING WHEEL ARMATURE STAMPING CAN CRACK DUE TO FATIGUE AND SEPARATE FROM THE CENTER HUB ATTACHMENT TO THE STEERING COLUMN.

Learn more »

1991 Dodge Dakota Questions and Answers

docadams, 1991 Dodge Dakota, 5.2L V8, Burkburnett, TX

when I turn corners the front end rattles real bad. behind the wheel is a grease fitting, i noticed that the rubber boot is blown out is this the tie rod assembly and is that my problem.

dodgedakota, 1991 Dodge Dakota, 5.2L V8, Mc Gaheysville, VA

I have a 91 dodge dakota truck with a 318 motor, 249,000 miles, it will start up then shut right off when I take my foot off the gas pedal, I had a tune up a month ago. I wire the throttle back...

leep1957, 1991 Dodge Dakota, 5.2L V8, Malone, NY

Hello a few weeks ago my engine light came on and then went back out. After this happened my truck started acting up. It idles very rough,and when driving it either shifts very hard or not at all. ...

Jason_J19, 1991 Dodge Dakota, 5.2L V8, Rapid River, MI

I have been pulling my hair out with computer issues, I have 3 computers sitting here, on is the original, the voltage regulator went in it about a month ago, the next one will start and charge the...

Visitor, 1991 Dodge Dakota, 3.9L V6, Winnsboro, TX

Battery is good, altonator is good, connections all seem good. just bought truck with this problem.

Write a Review About Your Car

1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

I just bought this 91 Dakota truck for 950.00. I have always been a Dodge truck fan. The truck needed some minor things and I fixed them. I am now so happy with this truck. I could notand still can not believe how nice this truck runs and how sturdy it is. I love it! One small problem though, a small ticking noise around engine. I have yet to check it but will soon. Over all nice truck. I would definitely buy another Dakota of any year.

I have a 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.2 which has been amazing. I
bought it as a demo with 5K miles on it. Local auto parts
counter guys laughed at me when they seen me driving it to their
business. They said they beat the hell out of it, and did break
torque starts with it. I did bring it back to the dealer several times in 91-92 for ticking noises and I found it was just dirty
oil in a lifter as they never changed the oil in the first 5200
miles even after I bought it. I've had 3000 lbs of cement bags
and numerous other heavy stuff in the back in the 20 years I've owned it. Mostly all normal maintenance except Left rear seal leak
caused breaking problems. Computer changed when my daughter used it and it wouldn't start using a booster charger the dude blew the computer ( voltage regulator ) and the alternator and wiring into
the alternator and recently after 18 years AC blew a seal at the
condenser as my daughter used the truck during the winter and had
the compressor switch engaged all winter. I was away and had my jeep to drive at the time.everything else works fine and nothing
else has been replaced or worked on. Original engine ( burns no
oil in my 1 year oil changes( "Amsoil of course" since new )original trans and rear end ( Amsoil in there too ) I have 150 K
showing on odometer but odometer wasn't working for 5 years before
I fixed it. Sorry to all the people that have trouble with American metal. I don't baby this truck either. I'll stick with mopar forever!

Recent Repair Estimates