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  1. Engine overheating issue

    Dodge Dakota Heating & Cooling Problems/Questions
    Had this issue at only select moments. When I am on a downhill off ramp from the freeway, my engine overheats. This is the only time I have this issue. I have replaced the thermostat, and cannot find any leaks. Any thoughts on this? I have a 1987 4x4
  2. NEWBIE 1987 Dodge Dakota, 4x4 V6 3.9L

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys! My name is Zach, and I bought my Dakota a couple of months ago! Has about 140k original miles, engine somewhat rebuilt. So far I have replaced the CV joints and the thermostat. I know I have some work ahead of me, and am excited to see the help you all have to offer! Anyone else have...
  3. 87 Dakota turns over, not starting

    3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    Hello, My 1987 Dodge Dakota SE (3.9L, v6) won't start up. At first I thought it was a battery because it has been getting a bit chillier but I tried to jump it with 2 vehicles. I neglected to check if I had gas and it was pretty low. I put a jerry can of gas in the truck and tried again...
  4. 1987 Dakota carb rebuild confusion... extra gasket, missing idle mixture screws

    3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    So, my 1987 Dakota 2WD SE was purchased a few months ago and has been running great up until the last week or so. It started bogging under acceleration. It would start good, then loose all power until the throttle was pushed far enough open after which power kicked back in, tires squealed and...
  5. 1987 Dodge Dakota engine and transmission swap!

    Driveline
    I have a 1987 Dakota 4x4 with a 3.9 V6 and automatic transmission. I want to swap in a 318 with a manual transmission, but I am not sure what transmission I should use.
  6. Brake lights

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    My Dakota is having issues with the brake lights. they stay on even when i'm not pressing on the brakes and the parking brake is on, but i don't think that is the issue.
  7. Missing parts

    2.2L/2.5L I4 Specific Topics
    I'm missing parts from my 1987 Dodge Dakota, which I recently bought. the engine was disassembled, and I have reassembled it within the last month and a half. where could I possibly find parts for my truck?I am missing pieces from my carburetor, and a few others from my engine. I have already...
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