1997 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Dakota
The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Dodge Dakota is between $392 and $479 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.
Repair Cost Index Score
1997 Dodge Dakotascores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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Annual Repair Cost
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 timi...
A clunk or popping sound heard while turning may mean the intermediate steering shafts need realignment. Replacement of the upper intermediate shaft may be necessary.
There is alot of excess play in my steering wheel. I had new tires installed and hat the tie rods...
when i first crank it no problem,take off in 1st go to 2nd then 3rd before i get the rpms hi enou...
I put gas inside throttle but still won't start
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS. SOUND DEADENER MATERIAL INSIDE THE STEERING WHEEL COULD BEC...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS WITH A 131-INCH WHEELBASE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE ...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS BUILT WITH 2.5L ENGINES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT W...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
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Exhaust & Emissions
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Suspension & Steering
December 19, 2011
1997 Dodge Dakota
No need for me to say much about my dakota 4x4. It has the 318cu that you have to shoot to end its reliability. Although it now has some issues I just turned 223K miles and it still runs like its...
April 13, 2009
Put a bed liner in the day we bought this. We have hauled just about everything including a 20' boat and trailer. We have it serviced every 3,000 miles and we finally had to spend some money on thi...