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#4353 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [bpeebles]
Sep 25, 2006 (3:48 pm)
Yes, not sure what the configuration rules are. Perhaps engine/transmission combinations or a variety of other reasons...one, as Dusty alluded to having perhaps something to do with the GVW rating or towing capabilities of the vehicle or something like that?? or simply just using up the inventory stock of what's on hand at the time of assembly, perhaps?
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Sep 26, 2006 (4:59 am)
I have a 2K Dak 4.7 5 speed with 70K miles, which has been relatively problem free. Recently the A/C went out and it was diagnosed as a bad evaparator, which required removal of the dashboard. The bill (mostly labor) was a little over $1000. Luckily my extended warranty picked up almost all of it. I am wondering how common a problem this is, has anyone else had this problem?
#4355 of 4362 Dull Groaning sound when Truck stops
Sep 30, 2006 (10:19 am)
I have a 2001 Dakota Quad with 90.000 miles. For some reason every 25,000 miles or so the truck starts to get a dull groan in the front area when the brakes are applied, usually in conjunction with taking a slow turn. I believe in the past the dodge service department has replaced worn sway bar bushings to correct the problem at a tune of $123 (parts and labor).
My question is how often should bushing wear out and is it safe to keep driving the truck if you don't replace bushings? I do ZERO off road driving and the truck has pretty much had an easy life. I'm starting to get tired of having to take the Dakota in every 2 years to have bushing replaced. Anyone else have this problem and is it normal for most trucks or a Dakota suspension problem?
Thanks for info/Brake4me
#4356 of 4362 Re: What's that smell? [peppe]
Sep 30, 2006 (11:25 pm)
Dennis, have you learned what is the cause of the smell? My daughter is driving a 1990 Dakota and has noticed an exhaust smell developing the past few weeks. I wonder if it has something to do with the weather getting colder (it is now October and she is up in high altitude).
#4357 of 4362 Re: Dull Groaning sound when Truck stops [brake4me1]
Oct 01, 2006 (3:39 pm)
You are getting rooked.
The sway bar bushings are just rubber thingies that can be replaced with the truck sitting on the ground using a wrench. Most folks DO NOT replace them and instead just use some rubber-lube and re-assemble.
Also, squeeky swaybar bushings do not constitute a "problem". At the worst, they are an annoyance.
#4358 of 4362 Re: A/C Repair [ronslakie1]
Oct 01, 2006 (4:49 pm)
Ron see post 4115. Didn't cost me additional $ from my warranty direct warranty. I did not expect repairs at my mileage either..2001 quad cab 76k miles now, 4.7l 5sp, 3.92rear bought from flemington NJ dealer.. Ger
2 People make it common..>?...Who else?
#4359 of 4362 Re: A/C Repair [dodgetrukn]
Oct 02, 2006 (9:36 am)
I also have warranty direct and they covered all but $71, dealer said that they had a disagreement with WD on the amount of labor required and that was what the $71 went for. Mine happened at about 80 months into service.
#4360 of 4362 Re: Speed sensor [pentastar]
Oct 06, 2006 (7:31 am)
Tried to look up "Tenefly. The part # they sent was 05013660AA" on internet and can't find anything. Took the message to two auto repair places and they both said, "I don't want to fool with this problem" ... any suggestions on how to get this fixed? I hate taking it to a Dodge dealer.
#4361 of 4362 Condensation from A/C
Oct 06, 2006 (7:59 am)
I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota, 4X4, 6 cyl., club cab
After extended use of the Air Conditioner I have lots of condensation dripping onto the floor mat on the passenger side. Any suggestions on how to fix this mess? One guy trying to blow out the tube, but didn't help.
Oct 18, 2006 (8:06 pm)
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