Dodge Dakota Problems

Front/Rear Differential Pinion Seal Leaks are Common on Dodge Dakota

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Dodge Dakota Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 100,184 (20,006–212,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
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just noticed rear diff pinion seal leaking, it was making a loud grinding noise for about 15 miles, so I'm kind of worried that it did permanent damage.
pinion seal rear differential leak discovered when getting trade-in value..having fixed.
The rack and pinion was replaced due to pinion seal leaking. Now at 128,500 miles the same thing has happened again, this should be a major recall.