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The neutral safety switches are different. 2000 tranny has 3 prongs and 2001 has 5 wires

i have followed these instructions
OIL PAN REMOVAL
(1) Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
(2) Remove engine oil dipstick.
(3) Raise vehicle.
(4) Drain engine oil.
(5) Remove exhaust pipe.
(6) Remove left engine to transmission strut.
(7) Loosen the right side engine support bracket cushion through-bolt nut and raise the engine slightly. Remove oil pan by sliding backward and out.
(8) Remove the one-piece gasket."

and i'm unable to get the oil pan out past the transmission and front cross-member i need about another 1/8 of clearance to remove the pan. any help appreciated

Wires. Purple. Pink. PinkDblue black blackOrgStp green white blkstp what numbs please and ty

It cranks but won't start it isn't the cankpoistion sensor it gets spark has gas

what would cause temp gauge to go straight to hot even after vehicle has sat all for day or so on 2001 dodge Dakota 3.9 L V6, but didn't do this until I change the alternator. Today have changed the thermostat and coolant temp sensor and still no change to the gauge.

sometimes the shifting problem will go away, but chattering and squeaking stay.

Want to buy a 02 dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 V8 4.7 liter but the owner told me it needs Oil sending sensor changed. I need information on where its located? What tools will i need? And is it easy to change?

I have done O2 Sensors, TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), Plugs 2X, Wires 2X, Cap Rotor 2X, Coil, and a lot of other new parts however my truck will not turn over. I am at a complete stand still trying to figure out where to go next. I have replaced everything and then some of what any code has ever come up (Which was always with the O2 Left Upstream, and 5 & 6 Misfire). What Now?

Front-end Collision on passenger side crashing the headlight on the passenger side did not deploy airbags at 30 miles an hour

There is alot of excess play in my steering wheel. I had new tires installed and hat the tie rods and all the front suspension components checked out and everything was reported as normal. The steering shaft was replaced a few years ago. When setting still there is about two inches of play in the steering wheel to the left and to the right. Could this be a steering box issue? ... Thank you!

do I have to pull the manual transmission when I pull the 4 cylinder engine from a 97 dodge Dakota sport truck

I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota that I have put into a 1997 truck without replacing the computer and my first gear now is not shifting could it be that I need to replace the computer or what else could be my problem? The truck work great before I put it into the 97 body?

It seems as though my headlights will just shut off intermittently as well as the radio and the interior dash lights. This may only happen when all are on. Voltage regulator????

It will stay in gear if I hold it. If I let off the clutch it will pop then stay in and I also can smell gear oil in the cab
Of the truck sometimes

The battery was dead and had to be jumped. How do I get the computer to do the self test so I can get my certificate and complete my registration?

What could make this happen. It's not Everytime you start it. Sometimes weeks can go by before it happens again.

Vehicle is in 4WD and cannot disconnect because the shift lever is disconnected, how can I reconnect it?

Truck shuts down while driving

Everything works good,except for the gages in cluster

I just changed out my serpentine belt with a brand new one, new tensioner, pulleys and belt as old one skipped. Now the new one is skipping as well. why?

Won't start not getting any gas or fire

Can hear blend door moving I think. Can hear blower speed up inside dash like right behind radio just nothing out floor duct

minor crash with truck, damaged front end and replaced front clip . had it running drove a couple miles. Parked overnight and wont start again.

have to press brake really hard

Truck started and ran normally. After driving thirty minutes, engine lost power, sputtered then shut off. Restarted engine, ran rough (loping) then shut off. Will not run after trying to restart it.

I changed the coil pack and it started right up the next day I went out to start it and it just cranked and cranked I can hear the fuel pump kicking on so I can't think of what else it could be.

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota with a bent valve (?) that has 120k miles on it. Should I repair the valve or replace the whole engine with a remanufactured engine? What should I expect to pay for both scenarios?

what replacement fuel pump module will fit this dakota with 3.9 engine. direct replacement not available. thanks

I'm not getting any throttle on my gas pedal. The speedometer isn't working either. It will go just getting no gas is seems. Got the pedal to the the floor and got nothing.

when i first crank it no problem,take off in 1st go to 2nd then 3rd before i get the rpms hi enough i have to let off gass or down shift,it acts like dont want to take the gas./
it just started this last night