Report: Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
Dodge Dakota Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 4.7L V8
Average Mileage: 59,748,124 mi (13,000 mi - 2,147,483,647 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Dakota, 110,000 mi
I heard a ticking in the engine and after closely looking at it, I discovered that the bolts had broke off. So I just carefully removed them and replaced them myself. Not a big deal.
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Dakota, 141,000 mi
maifold bolts o noth sides are rusted and about to snap. The gasket on the LH needs to be replaced to stop exhaust leak. Valves could possibly become warped from issue
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 62,250 mi
same problem with exhaust manifold bolts breaking needed repair is 800+ why wont dodge warrenty this problem?
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Dakota, 220,000 mi
Bolts broke off manifolds replaced them and it did it again!
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 45,000 mi
I replace the bolt ,and the gasket
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 55,000 mi
BOTH GASKETS LEAK AND BOLTS BROKEN REQUIRES LIFTING ENTIRE ENGINE AWAY MOTOR MOUNTS HUGE REPAIR BILL I HAVE SPENT OVER 3000 DOLLARS TO KEEP THIS TRUCK ON THE ROAD ALL DUE TO MANUFACTURER CAUSED PROBLEMS.
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 65,000 mi
truck made a loud ticking sound when starting it up and then would only hear it when hitting the gas peddal...found out it was the manifold...found out there was two sides (driver and passenger side) and that it was going to cost me close to 300 bucks to fix! GREAT!!!!
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 105,000 mi
broken exhaust manafold bolts
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Dakota, 180,000 mi
runs awesome except them two rear bolts snapping off it is a serious health hazard
2 Exhaust Manifold bolt broke, paid $ to have it fixed.
Now other side broke bolts, possible law suit.