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#351 of 374 Traded 2000 Dakota V8 5 speed Quad cab
Nov 11, 2007 (5:36 am)
After almost 8 years as a well satisfied Dodge Dakota owner, I have traded in my truck for a new 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4X4, with manual transmission (6 speed), limited slip and the tow package. Since moving to Florida (we spend 7 months here, and 5 months at the NJ shore) I have been longing for a convertible. We still have my wife's 1999 Wrangler which stays in FL and her Jeep Liberty that we leave in NJ. This forum has always been so very helpful from the very beginning when we were chasing down delivery information through the period where there were many questions and bright guys like Bruce Peebles (among others) who always seemed to provide answers. It has always been a pleasure. Thank you.
#352 of 374 Re: Traded 2000 Dakota V8 5 speed Quad cab [bookitty]
Nov 11, 2007 (6:30 pm)
All good things come to an end. We will miss you Bookitty.
BTW: Did you ever notice that we became members of Edmunds on the VERY SAME DAY!!
#353 of 374 Re: Traded 2000 Dakota V8 5 speed Quad cab [bpeebles]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Nov 12, 2007 (6:08 pm)
April 13 2001 is the date the current database started keeping track - there are a lot of us with that date
kcram - Pickups Host
#354 of 374 So Long Dakota...
Nov 15, 2007 (5:50 pm)
After 6 years and 88K miles of faithful service, my 02 QC, 4x4 is being replaced by an 08 Nissan Titan SE, 4x4, Crew Cab, long bed. The family is just outgrowing the QC. The back seat and bed are just getting too small. So, it's on to something larger and hopefully as fun as my Dakota has been. This forum has been great and I'll miss all the helpful discussions.
#355 of 374 1993 Dodge Dakota with a few problems
Dec 07, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I've been searching for years and years for answers to these questions.
When taking off from the house down the road I put my foot on the gas pedal and the truck rpms rev up real high and it doesn't change gears until I let off of the gas pedal. Then it shifts into gear.
This happens all the way down the road going up to 70mph.
Also, my cruise control doesn't work. I checked the fuse and it's fine.
Does anyone have any clues as to why I'm having these problems.
Please advise and thanks for your help.
#356 of 374 need owner's manual info.
Dec 30, 2007 (9:46 am)
I just bought a '99 Dakota from an auction that didn't come with an owner's manual. I would like to get a manual for free and was wondering if anybody had a line on any thing like that. For the mean time, I was wondering if I could get the process to take it into four-low. I had a Durango years ago and I kind of remember there being certain gears and speeds associated with the process. I would be greatly appreciative if I could get this information about four-low.
#357 of 374 93 Dakota voltage spike
Jan 14, 2008 (10:51 am)
93 Dakota 4X4 V8. I have a very frustrating intermittent electrical problem. I get a voltage spike on the meter, the fan etc rev's up and the check engine light comes on. I happens about once a day and lasts only a few seconds. THE ALTERNATOR HAS JUST BEEN CHANGED. So that isn't it. My mechanic (who I do trust) says it is a "wiring problem" and is at his wits end. It spikes for a few seconds and then runs just fine. (The computer has also just been changed too for a different reason.)
This is a very low millage vehicle which did a lot of "sitting in a garage" before I got it two years ago. It runs like a dream otherwise.
Any help would be appreciated.
#358 of 374 Re: 93 Dakota voltage spike [probertson]
Jan 14, 2008 (11:46 am)
The computer (ECU) has been changed too
#359 of 374 Re: Traded 2000 Dakota V8 5 speed Quad cab [bookitty]
Apr 14, 2008 (2:51 pm)
hey, haven't been here in a while! oilfield's been real busy lately. gonna miss bookitty's wit and wisdom, as he's gone the way of andy_jordan - andy and i got roped into the 'co-hosts' spot on this forum wayyyy back in, what, mid-late 99 or so. bpeebles will remember, he's always great with the little details...
anyway, just dropped by to say hi! we still have the 2000 quad which we got the day before thanksgiving in 99! it has gone over 200k with nary a visit to the shop yet. only parts replaced (by me) are the usual mobil 1 with the k-n filter, and 5 sets of tires to date, except for the set of rt's i used to autocross it back in 2000. they're hanging on the wall and the truck will go to my daughter in 3 years when she can drive. just graduating the oldest one now, and i bought her a chevy cobalt.
she's the reason for my absence these past years, as she was dx with an inoperable brain tumor (craniopharyngioma) a few years ago. it's the same tumor that lou gramm from foreigner and scott hamilton the skater both had. you just radiate and hope for the best. we believe she's going to live a normal life now, but she'll be short at around 5', as all of her hormone sites were damaged.
anyway, just dropped by to say hello, and i'll check back in from time to time to see how things are going. glad to see so many of the old familiar handles still around!!!
looking forward to the new dak diesel model, since there's been a couple running around the firestone test track down this way for some time now. i'm sure ya'll know a lot more about that stuff these days than i do, since i spend most of my time in a motorhome either trying to keep all your tanks full or going to classic rock concerts. will have our website up soon, and again, i'll start checking in a bit more often.
vaya con dios muchachos,
jack b in
midland, tx usa
#360 of 374 Re: Traded 2000 Dakota V8 5 speed Quad cab [themacguy]
Apr 14, 2008 (4:20 pm)
Hi themacguy !
Thanks for the kind words.
WOW-- your 2000 has over 200K miles on it!!
If you recall, I took delivery of my 2000 about a month before you did. However, I only have about 85K miles. I look forward to another 100K miles (if the body holds together)
Can you tell us more about the Diesel Daks? Is it the 4-cylinder DetroitDiesel that has been used in Daks from Brazil?
I have a Diesel VW and LOVE the 56MPG. (that is over 700 miles per 14-gallon tank!!!)