1993 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

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

1993 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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1993 Dodge Dakota Questions

Ireplaced cranksensor an it started run like crap an replace sparkplug &wires co2sensor allsensors around the carb. still runs bad.HELP ME

In the last few years I have had a problem with my 93 Dakota (318),not wanting to start. At times I could move the shifter out of gear than back and it would start. After taking to mechanic(s) I had the coil changed, new batteries and new battery terminals. Today was no different. Went and exchan...

Replaced the fuses, all fuses are good now. Replaced the brake light switch and still nothing. At a loss now as where to go from here. I have a trailer I pull and only the turn signals(and hazards) work on that when connected to the 4-flat. Any help is greatly appreciated

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1993 Dodge Dakota Recalls

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...

4x4 HD v8. AC failed at under 100K. Current mileage 204,000. original engine/trans. No major drive train problems. Radio failed at about 100K. Mechanically very reliable. Steering very loose since about 125K.

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