1993 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Dodge Dakota

1993 Dodge Dakota Problems

Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

On 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 engines the camshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft position sensor will require replacement.

Steering Knuckle Repair Kit Available if Threads Strip Near Caliper Mounts

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.

Multiple Coolant Leaks

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.

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1993 Dodge Dakota Questions

93 Dakota with 5.2L won't start in cold weather. (1 answer)

My truck will crank but will not start. It is getting plenty of fuel. We have replaced the battery, ignition coil, crank sensor and still will not start when temps are below 30 degrees. Once the temps rise above 30 degrees it will start. When we go to see if it gets spark by pulling #1 plug wire ...

My truck turns on but as soon as I put it on drive it shut off on me ? (1 answer)

bought my daughter this for her first vehicle and had it recently inspected (1 answer)

Had to bring back for blown brake hose, and now see still has leak just inside drivers front tire. Had seals changed by them too but leaks show in driveway. Could be anything else before I go give them heck for not fixing properly

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1993 Dodge Dakota Recalls

Recall 93V082000
SOME OF THE ABS EQUIPPED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN UNDERSIZED BRAKE RETURN CHECK VALVE. IN INCIDENTS WHERE HARD BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT IS APPLIED ON LOW FRICTION ROAD SURFACES, LIKE RAIN COVERED STREETS, THE VALVES MAY FAIL, CAUSING THE ABS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. THIS CREATES EXCESS BRAKE PEDAL TRA...

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1993 Dodge Dakota Reviews

I bought my 1993 Dodge Dakota 6 cylinder 3.9 almost a year ago and have never been happier with a used vehicle. I can not stop myself from saying out loud that, " I fricken love this truck" nearly every time I drive it. I have had to do the little things, serpentine belt, plugs & wires, cap & rotor, nothing big. I am certainly no mechanic, but have had no problem working on this truck. The engi...
I freakin love this truck. Bought it off my grandpa for $500 summer 07, 116k miles. Now spring '11, almost 150k and engine still running strong- 180hp V6 beats my boyfriend's 410hp supercharged V8 2001 Tundra off the line but he's got me on top speed. Hauled about 1000lbs in the bed thru the NC/TN mountains like it was nothing, Drove nonstop loaded down 26hrs from NC to CO when I moved and it h...
My dad bought it off a Texan in Fresno, CA back in 2000 for $950. The a/c and radio on it were broken when he bought it. For a truck three months older than me it's taken a lot of abuse and has a ridiculous amount of dents to prove it. The paint has a lot of sun damage as well and it's almost all dull (It used to be a dark green/blue), but it's no surprise as we live in a desert. We to...

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