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2005 Dodge Dakota Problems

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Most Common 2005 Dodge Dakota Problems

3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.
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 ...
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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0 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Brakes Problems

2 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Drive Train Problems

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

1 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Electrical & Lights Problem

The transfer case in the Dodge Dakota has multiple gear ratios, which can be selected by moving the switch in the cabin to 2Hi, 4Hi, or 4Lo. It has been known to shift to 4Lo without warning, at an...

1 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Engine Problem

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.

3 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Exhaust & Emissions Problems

3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.
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 ...
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 w...

0 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Miscellaneous Problem

2 Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Suspension & Steering Problems

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.
The upper ball joints may fail due to moisture damage. Our technicians tell us 2000-2001 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»

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Known 2005 Dodge Dakota Problems & Complaints

3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.
The transfer case in the Dodge Dakota has multiple gear ratios, which can be selected by moving the switch in the cabin to 2Hi, 4Hi, or 4Lo. It has been known to shift to 4Lo without warning, at an...
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 ...
The upper ball joints may fail due to moisture damage. Our technicians tell us 2000-2001 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»
Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. The leaky pinion seal and differential fluid will need to be replaced.
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.
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 i...
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 w...
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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