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2005 Dodge Dakota

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2005 Dodge Dakota Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. The leaky pinion seal and differential fluid will need to be replaced.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

If the vehicle has been parked for an extended period, and the transmission takes a few seconds to engage when shifting into gear from park, it may be caused by the torque converter draining back into the transmission. If the fluid level is correct, a "drainback relief valve" is available that installs in the oil cooler pressure line.

2005 Dodge Dakota Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 17, 2005

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The side curtain air bag fasteners may not have been properly tightened. This could result in improper side air bag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will tighten the side curtain fasteners to the proper specification.

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Drive Train, November 28, 2005

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On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.

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2005 Dodge Dakota Questions and Answers

eringobreagh, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 3.7L V6, Pompano Beach, FL

I just changed the brake pads yesterday but when I finished my brake pedal is hard as a rock. When I apply the brakes they don`t engage.
I did bleed them.

B1G AL, 2005 Dodge Dakota, Houston, TX

what causes vibration when i drive at 50 mph+ on a smooth paved highway?

Visitor, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 4.7L V8, Garland, TX

Where do you fin d the repair estimate for this repair?

Visitor, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 3.7L V6, Tollesboro, KY

where is oil drain plug located

rdsarge, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 4.7L V8, Deltona, FL

A couple of years ago i noticed that when i had a load in the bed or pulling my 19' boat and i hit a large bump in the road the speedometer would bounce and sometimes the ABS light would come ...

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2005 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab 4x4 the only problem I have is the transmission runs at higher RPM when truck warms up. If the truck has to run @2000RPM check engine line will come on and transmission will get hot.

I own a 2005 dodge Dakota&a2007 dodge caliber front end parts for these vehicles are inferior as I have replaced all front end parts om caliber twice,which is very expensive.my dodge Dakota wont go into gear after sitting idle for a month.As far as I am concerned all DODGE PRODUCTS ARE JUNK & Iwill never own one again.I cant even sell them without losing thousands of dollars,Icant even give them away.I think people are getting wise to dodge & their junk....

What a piece of junk. This the last dodge I will ever buy. I'm constantly having to take it to the shop for something. It only has 70,000. I dread what it's going to be like if it makes it to 100,000

I have had my Dodge Dokota 4X4 Crew cab for 4 years now and thoroughly enjoy driving it. It has been a fantastic truck and plan to keep it for at least another 5 years or so.

I bought this truck in 2006 off the show room floor with 15 miles on it over all the truck is everything I need it to do. The Goodyear tires that were on the truck only lasted 20000 miles and had to put some other ones on, one of my friends has the same truck and has to put tires on every 15 to 20 thousand miles always goodyear. so I put yokahama tires a little loud but so far 35000 miles on them with tread left. the engine could have a little more power, and the hauling load in the box could be a little higher. I do all of my service work other than the warranty work that was done but never in the garage for any thing. my sway bar linkage just broke on the drivers side going to replace both of them

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