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

can the steering column shaft seal (where it enters the steering gear)be replaced without removing the steering gear?

The truck is a 1992 dodge dakota 3.9l v6 4wd. Upon reaching operating temp the truck will just shut off. It happens at various speeds. Ive had the truck worked on. And the oil pressure and fuel pressure are fine. Egr valve and oil sending unit replaced. Any help would be appreciated

replaced water pump and radiator, still leaks, discouragement

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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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