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  1. Steering knuckle

    3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    I recently changed my ball joint but got the join stuck in the steering knuckle, can anyone help me find an oem steering knuckle or any kind of replacement?
  2. Inner tie rods or replace whole steering rack?

    The outer tie rods are bad and need to be replaced, was also going to do the inner also because they have never been replaced. Iv seen people say that you cant change the inner tie rods on 2001 4wd dakota. Is this true? Can i not change the inner tie rods? The other thing is there is a leak in...
  3. Front steering knuckles

    Hello! Recently the holes for the caliper pins stripped out on my steering knuckle,. To repair them my dad and I were going to use heely coils, but he tapped the hole the wrong way, and unless I take it to a machine shop I don't know if Ill be able to repair it. I looked for an OEM part, but...
  4. luv my Dakota

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everybody, just new to this forum and just luv my Dakota, I'm the original owner, it's had a few small problems but thats to be expected. I have a concern maybe some one can advise me. I have tilt steering and when bring the tilt steering down it shuts of the blower motor, I have also...
  5. Diagnostics - Suspension

    Diagnosing suspension issues, among all of the other procedures in finding out why a vehicle isn't doing what it should, is much easier. In suspension and steering, figuring out the problems are pretty easy since there are only a few variables that can cause a component to work incorrectly...
  6. 2003 Dakota Intermediate Arm Replacement

    Good Afternoon, this is my first post after having read a number of them on a bunch of issues that my '03 has been having this year. I tackled the loose steering today. I ordered a Dorman replacement intermediate column from Amazon (half the price of Autozone or Advance, my two local big...
  7. Advice for removing 3" Body Lift

    Suspension - Lifting
    Hey all, I just bought a 99 Dakota Sport, it has a 3" lift on it that I would like to remove. My main concern is the steering column/shaft. Are they normally lengthened when a body lift kit is applied or Is the shaft telescopic? Any other tips would be appreciated as I am a first time Dakota...
  8. Newbie with a steering problem

    New Member Introductions
    Good Afternoon! Im here in Chicago with a 2002 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad cab 4.7L V8 2WD that was passed to be within the last year when my dad passed. Well about 5 months ago I found out that my sway bar cracked right at the drivers side end link as well as the end link cracked. I found out my...
  9. Need a little advice in So Cal

    New Member Introductions
    Hello guys! This is the first forum I've ever joined. From what I've seen so far it seems that this was the best one for Dakota lovers. I have a 4 door 2wd 2000 Dakota with a 4.7. I bought it used and it came with a Flowmaster and a 3 inch Fabtec lift. It also has a sunroof, which I found out...
  10. Got my first Dakota today!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all. Just drove home my first Dodge Dakota. I got a 2002 extended cab 4x4 sport with the 4.7L. It has some issues but a solid body and that's hard to come by in Pittsburgh with all the snow and salt. This weekend I have to investigate what the liquid is on the front cross member. Looks...