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#3306 of 4362 Re: 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab [jphilpo]
May 06, 2005 (1:49 pm)
Well, I've been in several "rental cars", some 'cheap', some not so 'cheap'. I would rather drive my '05 dak than any of them.
Certainly, there is a possiblity that you have gotten hold of a problematic vehicle out of the bunch, but what you are stating is not by any means what has proven to be the norm.
And, most certainly, I have not experienced any of the things you quip about in either of my Dakotas.
#3307 of 4362 Re: 03 Dakota Rear Caliper! [sdol]
May 06, 2005 (3:19 pm)
EIther stuck caliper or pads not sliding on the guides. Sice this is REAR, it could also be emergancy-brake cable issue.
I wonder if there is a REASON that the Dak has reverted back to rear drums starting in 2005?
#3308 of 4362 Clutch slave cylinder
May 08, 2005 (5:07 pm)
Hi folks, I'm a newbie here and this is my first post. Now here is my dilemma.
while replacing my clutch, I snagged my clutch slave cylinder and broke that fantastically "strong" plastic fitting where the line connects to it. No problem, so I thought, until I found out that Dodge charges $200 for the unit (master and slave in a sealed unit) Ouch!!! not good! So I obtained a third party unit that turned out to be only the slave cylinder.... My problem is how to remove the old cylinder---anyone have any tips??
#3309 of 4362 air cond always on!!
May 08, 2005 (6:56 pm)
I purchased a 2000 4.7 Dakota about 4 weeks ago and love it soo far,but i'm already having a problem.In any vent position other than off the air cond comes on.Took me a while to figure out why the electric fan was always running,even after first starting up in the morning.It is still pretty cool here being early spring.I also have an erratic idle which could be the compressor cycling but it jumps from 700 to 1500 rpm and constantly goes up and down which seems strange.It seems to be fine with the AC off.Is there a solenoid that could be stuck on?This forum is great, it helped in my decision to buy the Dakota.Thanks
#3310 of 4362 Re: air cond always on!! [gt6spitfire]
May 09, 2005 (1:24 pm)
That is one of my only gripes about my 2000 Dak. The AC compressor is "on" in all except 2 switch positions. I have always wanted to install a pushbutton switch so I can tell the system when to enable the AC compressor.
Virtually ALL non-US named vehicles have a pushbutton so the driver can control when the AC compressor is enabled.
May 10, 2005 (10:17 am)
I am new to this (bought an 05 Laramie this weekend) and may have missed this.
The book says that you can change whether the power outlet is on 24x7 or only when the truck is on. (I think it said you can do it to both plugs in one thing I read)... But I cannot find anything that tells me how to do it.
How is this done? (I need to change my dahs outlet to "always on"
#3312 of 4362 Re: air cond always on!! [bpeebles]
May 10, 2005 (5:25 pm)
I'm not sure when they changed the heater controls on Dakota, but my '03 has a twelve-position mode control switch that operates the blend door. The AC compressor is engaged in only four of those positions. These are the four in which some amount of air is directed to the defroster ducts. The AC select button is a separate control.
#3313 of 4362 Re: Power Oulet [theemike]
May 10, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Hmmm, interesting. My '03 Dakota service manual states that power is available to the power outlets at "all times." Except, I know that this is not the case on my truck. There is only power there when the ignition is on. I've looked at the wiring diagrams (for my '03) and I'm suddenly suspicious that full-time power may be accomplished by moving a jumper in the Power Distribution Center.
Needed something to do tonight!
#3314 of 4362 Re: Power Oulet [dustyk]
May 11, 2005 (7:36 am)
Let me know what you find. I will take a look as well.
May 11, 2005 (12:32 pm)
I have a problem in my Dakota 1999 V6 3.9.
The alert light of the rear ABS is on and the speedometer only begins to work starting from 60 MPH.
I believe that the problem is in the speed sensor.
Am I correct?
Which the difficulty of changing that sensor ?