2005 Dodge Dakota Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Dodge Dakota as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
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.
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.
Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. The leaky pinion seal and differential fluid will need to be replaced.
Various drivability problems can be caused by vacuum leaks. This engine has plastic tubes that become brittle and crack over time. These tubes can be replaced by normal vacuum hose but be careful when changing the Tee fittings or hose connectors because some have built in restrictor orifices (usually color coded). If the restrictions are missing, drivability problems will most likely result.
If a belt chirp is heard when the steering wheel is turned all the way to the left or right, a revised alternator pulley was released to solve this issue.