1992 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Dodge Dakota

1992 Dodge Dakota Problems

Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.

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.

On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

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1992 Dodge Dakota Questions

Okay, I have a 92 Dodge Dakota 5.2 automatic. I have replaced the coil (had a crack in it), the distributor cap and rotor as well as the pickup, we checked the ASR and swapped the fuses around seemed fine. When I turn the power on I hear a click from the fuel pump but not the actual pump pushing ...

a couple of years ago my fuel pump on my 92 Dakota 3.9 went out. I put a new one in it from advanced auto and when its warm outside it starts right up but when it gets cold out my relay takes awhile to kick in as soon as the relay stops clicking my fuel pump kicks in then the truck starts and whe...

coil, pickup, wires, relays, crank sensor, all replaced. turns over with out clutch pushed in. dash gauges dont work and warning light out so i cant read any codes.

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1992 Dodge Dakota Recalls

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.

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