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2006 Dodge Dakota Problems

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Most Common 2006 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 ...
Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timi...
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0 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Brakes Problems

1 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Drive Train Problem

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

1 Known 2006 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...

2 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Engine Problems

Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timi...
One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, t...

2 Known 2006 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 ...

0 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Maintenance Problems

2 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Miscellaneous Problems

If the HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drai...

1 Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Suspension & Steering Problem

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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Known 2006 Dodge Dakota Problems & Complaints

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 ...
One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, t...
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...
Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timi...
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 HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drai...
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