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  1. Humming/whining in 4WD

    I have an 04' dakota 4x4 with the 4.7L. I noticed over the past few months that there is a humming/whining sound when driving in 4high. It is loudest at about 35 mph and does not change when I shift to neutral at that speed. It does not seem to be tied to load on the engine or RPM, but rather...
  2. Dakota Durango chassis swap

    Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    I have a 03 Dakota 2wd and I want to convert it to a 4x4 by what iv read it's borderline impossible to just simply convert it so my next thought is putting it on a 4x4 chassis but I can't seem to find any for a reasonable price for what I want but I found a 4x4 Durango for pretty cheap so my...
  3. 06 dakota 3.7 4wd - transmission removal tips

    Unfortunately my transmission went out last week. The problem I'm having is, I can find very little on the 42rle trannies. Other than I should have had a 2nd Trans cooler installed with it. I have a guy that is gonna rebuild it for 900. I'm taking it out and to him, I have a Trans jack. I've...
  4. "Service 4WD" Light is on

    My lights/radio etc were left on until my battery ran dead. After jumping it and starting my truck the Service 4WD light was on and it will not shift into 4WD. Where do I start diagnosing this? Could this be related to the dead battery or was that just a coincidence? Many thanks for your help...
  5. Dakota stalls out when I engage 4wd

    Hey all, I just purchased a 1997 Dodge Dakota recently for $700. It is absolutely beautiful and body is in perfect condition. Now when I got it the transmission had gone out on the last owner. He did have a new tranny for it but it was in the bed and the old had already been removed. Well I...
  6. Transfer Case?

    Hi i have an 02 Dodge Dakota, recently i get a clicking noise when going in reverse here and there. My dad who used to be a mechanic thinks that the computer for the 4wd is having a mind of its own and cant decide whether to put it in 4wd or 2wd... is this it? I unplugged the actuator today...
  7. need a little help please

    I have an 02 Dakota 4x4 manual trans 3.9 v6. My service 4wd light is on and 4 wheel is inop also no lights on the switch. I have read on a few forums about the problem. some point to the transfer case control module the others point to the timer control module. if anybody could help it would be...
  8. 2wd off road upgrades

    Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    I have a 2wd 03 dakota quad cab 4.7 liter. Everything on my truck is basically stock. I go hunting and I am always worried about getting stuck. I do mostly city driving and i also hunt. I only put 10,000 miles a year on my truck. I read about limited slip diff and locking diff. Would either...