1992 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Dodge Dakota
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1992 Dodge Dakota ProblemsCoolant Loss and Engine Overheating
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.
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.
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.
1992 Dodge Dakota QuestionsWhen in first gear or reversing my Kota seems like shutter for a few second which caused the entire truck to shake. What could be causing this. I did a full tune up yesterday and that didn't help. Could this be a fuel issue? (2 answers)
What could be causing this. I did a full tune up yesterday and that didn't help. Could this be a fuel issue? I read that this could be caused by the C Converter or possible fuel issues, going to also replace the fuel filter soon. Once rev the truck up in first and let out the clutch it stops...
was repair in the past had a leak in line never worked since need to know trouble tree what to check and diagnosis
I've replaced plugs & wires, coil, distributor cap,rotor, ignition coil.
What should I replace now please help