1996 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Dakota
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1996 Dodge Dakota Problems
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.
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.
clearcoat coming off have noticed quite afew dodge dakotas with this problem
1996 Dodge Dakota Questions
There appears to be no loss of coolant in normal driving, but when going up a long grade ... it spews and the temp indicates ... it HOT!
will not charge with new alternator
shifter is in 'P' or 'N' and key is turned, starter will not engage or even click. seems the 'P' sensor is not making connection.
1996 Dodge Dakota Recalls
The power brake booster vacuum hose may become disconnected, which can cause a high idle speed and loss of power brake assist. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the power brake vacuum hose to make sure it is fully seated and clamped at the brake booster.