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#3406 of 4362 Re: 2005 dakota with a shimmy [scott96929]
Jun 13, 2005 (3:56 pm)
I have a 99 dak extra cab 3.9 v 6, that peice of junk!
Well I bought it with 80,000 mi. & at 105,000 I have had to replace the control arm bushings & all 4 ball joints then 4 new tires and after all that I had had the tires spun balanced on the wheel this helped get rid of 95 % of vibrations.
Now it only has 128,000 mi. and it dont idle smooth , I have replaced both oxygen sensors, catalytic converter, plugs wires , rotor button , plugs ,fuel sending unit in the tank wires & distributor cap, The dealership screwed me for $ 485.00 for so called fixing this problem and the junk still dont have the get up & go or smooth idle.
not counting counting what I spent on the above mentioned parts.
Please sell you're junk dodge and buy Toyota truck i think this will help.
#3407 of 4362 02 dakota quad 4.7 hard starting
Jun 14, 2005 (3:52 am)
my 02 dakota dont want to start on the first try usually i have to turn the key two times to start, but when it is warm and only been shut off a short while it starts on the first try.... could it be the fuel pump or the injectors losing pressure?? and how can i check them myself? i love the truck but have had a few problems latley.
Jun 14, 2005 (8:26 am)
What steps do I need to do, to better my gas mileage. I have a 2001 Dakota club cab with the 4.7L. It has about 65,000 miles and gets about 13mpg in the city. On the highway it gets about 16mpg. this is about the same mileage I get with my 72 Gran Prix with a 455. Shouldn't I be getting better mileage? I know a bit about cars, but my experience has been with models from '64 - '74, nothing with a "modern" vehicle. I bought it used 1 year ago.
#3409 of 4362 Re: complicated & lame [georgian1]
Jun 14, 2005 (10:11 am)
I seem to have the same problem as you. I had my truck scanned but no codes came up, how did you know it was the rear diff sensor.
#3410 of 4362 Re: Poor gas milage [mrs_maggied]
Jun 14, 2005 (11:20 am)
I've got a '01 quad with 4.7l engine with the 3.92 lsd rear and 5 sp manual trans. Just turned 66,700 miles. I generally drive ~ 50 miles a day in combination of stop and go traffic and manage to get an average of 16.2 mpg with A/C on or off. I generally use a mild-medium acceleration most of the time, and maintain a clean throttle body and air filter. When was the last time the spark plugs were checked/replaced? Idling ok? I've been getting that gas mile avg for over 3 yrs now..
Your mileage sounds a bit under the norm..
#3411 of 4362 Re: Need Help on Transmissions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [codyadodgeman]
Jun 14, 2005 (7:11 pm)
#3412 of 4362 Re: 02 dakota quad 4.7 hard starting [rich14]
Jun 14, 2005 (7:19 pm)
It could be an intermittent Automatic Shutdown Relay (ASD) or the associated fuses.
#3413 of 4362 CD/radio wiring harness
Jun 15, 2005 (9:32 am)
I have an '02 Dakota that has the "old style" connectors for the CD/radio, with two 7-pin connectors on the back. The CD player died and I want to replace it with another Dodge factory radio/CD player (which are easy to find used for under $100). But since '02 the new ones have a single 22-pin connector. I have looked all over for a wiring harness adapter that will go from the dual-connector to the single-connector, without any luck. I saw one a while back on ebay but I was outbid. Since then, nothing. Surely such a thing must be on the market somewhere. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
#3414 of 4362 Re: Need Help on Transmissions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [dustyk]
Jun 15, 2005 (3:55 pm)
Thanks for the help!!!!!!!
Do you happen to know where i can get any performance parts for this transmission like a shift kit????????
Any help would be greatly apperciated!!!!!!!!!!