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Newest reported 2005 Dodge Dakota problems

 

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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