2004 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Dodge Dakota
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2004 Dodge Dakota ProblemsCoolant Loss and Engine Overheating
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 HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drain tube can be modified to prevent further water entry.
On 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 engines the camshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft position sensor will require replacement.
2004 Dodge Dakota QuestionsWhere do I plug in an OBD device (1 answer)
I just purchased an OBD device and I don't know where to lug it in
Truck runs great. But idle is really rough when I start it first thing in morning rpm's never go above 7000 and when warm stays at 7000, when driving, everytime at an idle it's rough. I have the magnum v6 3.7 liter. Really bugged. Is my truck self timed or do I need to have mech time. Don...
Was working on and off. Now nothing on any fan settings. Is that still the resistor? Or something much bigger?
2004 Dodge Dakota RecallsChrysler Recalls 2002-2004 Dodge Models Because the Windshield Wipers May Stop Working
Chrysler is recalling certain 2002-2004 Dodge Dakota and 2002-2003 Dodge Durango models because the front windshield wipers may stop working. This is a result of corrosion in the wiper motor due to water intrusion. Failure of the windshield wiper may result in reduced visibility, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module to correct this concern.