1995 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Dodge Dakota

1995 Dodge Dakota Problems

Engine problems due to intermittent connection in crank position sensor wire connector

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, an intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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.

Mis-Indexed Distributor May Cause Surging/Bucking During Acceleration

A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the oil pump drive gear can cause similar symptoms because it allows excessive free play in the distributor drive. The distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced if the rotor tip moves back-and-forth more than 3/16th of an inch when checking drive gear free play.

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1995 Dodge Dakota Questions

Can I use a different years fuel pump with a 1995 dodge dakota v8 Magnum (2 answers)

If so someone please let me know asap... please

Start and idle at 200 to 300 rpm but when under load it stalls or pops 95magnum6 (1 answer)

I've changed my sensors on engine not the tranny and no chk engine light

5.2L automatic, pings under hard acceleration? (1 answer)

I have tried fresh spark plugs, high octane fuels, new distributor cap & wires. Still pings?

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