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  1. Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    1994 Dakota Sport-- First time anything happened I was decelerating to take a turn, downshifted to third. All of a sudden my oil light came on my pressure gauge bottomed out like I had dropped the pan. Didn't hear anything and it was night and I was in the middle of nowhere so I had to keep...
  2. 3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    I have an 02 dakota that over time has been gradually losing oil, and just recently it's been smelling like burning oil bad at the exhaust manifold. My valve cover gasket does look like its leaking a bit. But my dad is a mechanic and said its leaking way more than it should just from the gasket...
  3. 3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    Many people choose to change their own oil in their vehicles to save on money, decide which oil and filter gets installed, and to learn a little more about their vehicle. The design of the oil filter location for the 4WD Dakota wasn't thought through entirely as it is a rather large pain to...
  4. Dodge Dakota General Discussion
    My 96 Dakota, with its 3.9L V-6, holds only FOUR quarts of oil. In the last few years, oil has been sold in 5+ quart bottles. I actually use a little less than 4 qts, because I add a bottle of STP at each oil change. (yes, it's old-school, but it works!) So I keep a bottle for the leftover...
  5. Driveline
    Hey guys, So I just got done replacing my oil pan gasket since the other one totally gave out and oil pressure dropped to 0! Drove it around after the replacement and all was fine for about 5 minutes. Leaking again (not as bad as first time) but I think it is because I didn't tighten the bolts...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Just bought a 99 Dakota that needs help and I'm not sure what this piece went to but I know it being open to the engine compartment is not correct. If you know what this goes to I would appreciate the help.
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