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Forum: Driveline 01-15-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By oldmarine
Here's a YouTube video on the job (seal and...

Here's a YouTube video on the job (seal and bearing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEaxMq8_I1I
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 01-13-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By oldmarine
According to the FSM, that power outlet plugs...

According to the FSM, that power outlet plugs into a 2-pin or a 10-pin connector (depending on whether you have heated seats or not). You should be able to access the connector by removing the base...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 01-13-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By oldmarine
See the link below (last chart on the page). The...

See the link below (last chart on the page). The maximum trailer weight and maximum combined gross weight (CGWR) depend on your axle ratio and transmission. With 3.92 gears, your maximum is...
Forum: Driveline 01-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By oldmarine
See the following YouTube link for some good...

See the following YouTube link for some good pointers. I replaced the clutch on my 2003 Dakota (2WD), and it's pretty much the same except for the transfer case. I did find the crossmember a bear to...
Forum: Driveline 12-12-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By oldmarine
Your build sheet shows a 9.25" rear axle with...

Your build sheet shows a 9.25" rear axle with 3.55 gear ratio and antispin.

The 9.25" rear axle has an octagonal shaped rear cover with 12 bolts. The 8.25" rear axle has a round cover with 10...
Forum: Driveline 12-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By oldmarine
From the 2003 parts manual (should be the same...

From the 2003 parts manual (should be the same for 2004), these are the axles for 4wd Dakotas. The tag number on the rear end indicates gear ratio and anti-spin. Tag numbers are as follows:

8.25"...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Heating & Cooling Problems & Questions 12-09-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By oldmarine
There are several videos on heater core...

There are several videos on heater core replacement in 2nd generation Dakotas on YouTube. Seems it will take a lot of time and effort. One guy said his was 12 hours. Search on "Dakota heater core...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By oldmarine
Even if all four tires were the same diameter, do...

Even if all four tires were the same diameter, do not run your Dakota in 4WD on hard pavement. There is no differential between the front and rear drive shaft (as in AWD), and this will put a lot of...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 11-23-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By oldmarine
Yes. It's integral with the heavy cable that runs...

Yes. It's integral with the heavy cable that runs from the alternator to the main distribution panel (MDP). If you follow the positive battery cable to the MDP, the fitting where it bolts to the MDP...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 11-16-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By oldmarine
The cruise control is powered by vacuum at the...

The cruise control is powered by vacuum at the servo, and controlled by the PCM. The fact that your light comes on indicates that the system is getting power. But you may have a bad servo or a vacuum...
Forum: Driveline 11-16-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By oldmarine
I don't know what the OEM driveshaft costs, but...

I don't know what the OEM driveshaft costs, but RockAuto has front drive shafts for $200 to $250 depending on whether you have an automatic or standard transmission. Not OEM, but your truck is...
Forum: Driveline 11-09-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By oldmarine
Does it change noticeably when you engage 4WD?...

Does it change noticeably when you engage 4WD? Possibly something in the transfer case? (be sure you're not on hard dry surface when checking)
Forum: Driveline 11-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By oldmarine
I would be looking elsewhere in the drivetrain -...

I would be looking elsewhere in the drivetrain - u-joints, cv joints, carrier bearing mounts, etc. Maybe even engine mounts. In third gear, you were applying some torque to the drivetrain...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 11-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By oldmarine
Small leaks are usually due to cracked or loose...

Small leaks are usually due to cracked or loose fitting vacuum lines in the evaporative emission system. The purge valve is located in the engine compartment on the firewall near the power brake...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 11-04-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By oldmarine
How did you get that code? According to my...

How did you get that code? According to my references, P0469 means "Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Intermittent". In the 2005 Dakota FSM, the codes for evaporative emission system LEAKS are P0442 (medium...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Body and Interior Problems & Questions 11-03-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By oldmarine
Didn't have much luck finding new replacements...

Didn't have much luck finding new replacements available - no one sells just one panel of glass, you have to buy the entire window assembly. One possibility was priced at $444, but stated it was for...
Forum: 2.2L/2.5L I4 Specific Topics 11-03-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By oldmarine
I apologize. I was not aware that there were two...

I apologize. I was not aware that there were two 2.5L engines used in the Dakota. The Chrysler developed 2.5L (sister to the 2.2L) engine was used in a lot of Chrysler models, and did use a timing...
Forum: 2.2L/2.5L I4 Specific Topics 11-02-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By oldmarine
As I confirmed before, the marks should be lined...

As I confirmed before, the marks should be lined up with each other. The manual states that to VERIFY timing, do the second procedure. See attached images from the FSM.
Forum: 2.2L/2.5L I4 Specific Topics 11-02-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By oldmarine
Yes. The timing marks should be on a line with...

Yes. The timing marks should be on a line with the centers of the crankshaft and the camshaft. The manual further states that to verify correct timing, you should rotate the crankshaft until the cam...
Forum: Wheels, Tires & Brakes 11-01-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By oldmarine
Do a search on just the numerical portion of the...

Do a search on just the numerical portion of the part number. The alphabetic suffix indicates a version of the part. AF on your part number means it's the latest version. I also see AB, AC, AD and AE...
Forum: Driveline 10-23-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By oldmarine
Are you rotating the input shaft while you try to...

Are you rotating the input shaft while you try to engage the gears? There should be no reason that the gears won't engage through the synchro rings and clutches if the mainshaft is rotated slightly....
Forum: Intake & Exhaust 10-22-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By oldmarine
Two sensors unless you have a California...

Two sensors unless you have a California emissions system, then four sensors.
Forum: Dodge Dakota Knowledge Base 10-21-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By oldmarine
FSM says 58 +/- 2 psi for fuel system pressure.

FSM says 58 +/- 2 psi for fuel system pressure.
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 10-15-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By oldmarine
So you didn't change the fuel pump module (which...

So you didn't change the fuel pump module (which includes the fuel pressure regulator)?

If you have a scanner that can read live data, check your fuel trims. If they are very negative (-10 or...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 10-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By oldmarine
As the fuel pressure regulator is part of the...

As the fuel pressure regulator is part of the fuel pump module, inside the fuel tank, and requires removal of the fuel tank to change, you had opportunity to check all the fuel lines near the tank....
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