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#3470 of 4362 Ball Joints & Brakes
Jul 01, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Running out of free time I had my dealer replace the front pads and rotors on my 2003 Club Cab at 45,000 miles. This is the first time in twenty years someone else has done a brake job for me.
Anyway, I mentioned to them that I was getting some "clunking" noise from the front end, always when making a left turn and going over a bump or dip of some type. I told the service writer that I thought it might be the right upper ball joint.
A few hours later I got a call that my truck was ready. When I got there I was told that the right upper ball joint was definitely bad, but they changed both since they are under extended factory warranty. I was pleased to learn that they also did a complete front-end alignment, also under warranty. The Dakota drives solid and straight, just like new.
Anyway, here's a pitch for a job well done by a dealer:
Marina Dodge, Webster, New York.
Jul 01, 2005 (8:27 pm)
I believe I have the 45RFE tranny. I will check fluid level tomorrow. I've owned it for only almost 5 months now and this just started happening only recently.
#3472 of 4362 Re: Transmission??? [dustyk]
Jul 02, 2005 (12:20 pm)
Just checked fluid, it looks fine, coating on both sides of the dipstick up to "Hot". Maybe it has something to do with the torque converter. I'll have to take it to the dealer and have them check it out. Luckily my warranty will cover it.
Thanks for your help'
#3473 of 4362 Re: Transmission??? [moabovepar]
Jul 02, 2005 (12:31 pm)
A bad Throttle Position Sensor will produce the same symptoms.
#3474 of 4362 03 4.7L rev limiter
Jul 02, 2005 (5:05 pm)
If I stand on the accelerator in park the rev limiter cuts the engine in 1000rpm increments starting at 2500rpm drops to a 1000rpm then goes to 3500rpm drops to 2500rpm then 4500rpm drops to 3500 so on and so forth. Never held it long enough to really know what "red line" is. This seems kind of unusual to me. Anybody else notice this . Also this is a Sport Plus straight model and it runs ok but it won't hardly turn the tires over. Whats up? wheelsss
#3475 of 4362 1995 dakota
Jul 03, 2005 (11:29 am)
I have a1995 dakota that wont idle when it warms up gos up and down and gets rough and dies runs great down the road and when cold idles good i have changed o2 sensor iac valve temp sensor egr valve and transducer coil plugs wires cap and rotor button can anyone pleeeeezzzz ! help me. its a 3.9 magnum with 46000 actual miles thank you skip .
#3476 of 4362 Re: 1995 dakota [skipt]
Jul 04, 2005 (11:05 am)
Could be the Throttle Position sensor, cracked vacuum line, or a bad intake manifold gasket.
#3477 of 4362 Re: 1995 dakota [dustyk]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jul 05, 2005 (9:52 am)
I sent you an email awhile ago and have not received a reply. When you get a chance, drop me an email. Address is in my profile.
#3478 of 4362 Re: 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab [jphilpo]
Jul 05, 2005 (10:04 am)
We purchased a 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab in December and have had nothing but trouble since the day we got it. It has been at the dealership atleast 15 times since then. One of our problems is a bad vibration, they have put new front rotors on it three times, front brake shoes two times and a new set of rear drums and shoes twice and the vibration is still present. We also have problems with all of the seats in the truck if the door is opened up and it is raining and any water gets on the seats it leaves a big white mark kinda like when salt gets on something. And we also have a major issue with the paint; I don't know how many people hand was their vehicles anymore but if you own a 2005 Dakota Quad Cab you should and pay special attention to the bottom portion of the doors between the front and rear tires. Our paint is all chipping away and when we showed this to the dealership they said that the body style and tires are creating like a sandblaster by picking up all of the debrise off the road and blasting it into the side of my truck. Does anyone else have these same problems
Jul 05, 2005 (1:33 pm)
i'm new here so, please bear with me. can anyone tell me where the low pressure port is for a 98 dakota sport with a 2.5 L engine. i have conflicting data on which port is the low pressure one.