1995 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

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

1995 Dodge Dakota Problems

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.

Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets

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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1995 Dodge Dakota Questions

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

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

I need a conputer for my 1995 dodge dakota 2.5 liter 5 speed. (1 answer)

I need a conputer for my 1995 dodge dakota 2.5 liter 5 speed. Can any other dodge interchange?

my driver side turn signal will light up but it will not blink (1 answer)

but the passenger side works fine. so i swap them out and still the driver side will not blink.

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