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#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.
#3480 of 4362 Re: a/c problems [reddakota]
Jul 05, 2005 (2:33 pm)
I have no clue what your specific setup is... but if you follow the plumbing, it should be apparent. The LOW pressure side is commonly between the reciever/drier jar and the compressor.
#3481 of 4362 Re: a/c problems [bpeebles]
Jul 05, 2005 (2:54 pm)
thank you. ithink i have it figured out now!
#3482 of 4362 Re: CEL Code [moabovepar]
Jul 05, 2005 (2:55 pm)
unless you already got it fixed and you have a very good extended warranty the problem lies in the processor assembly. i have the problem with my durango. and i have a very good extended warranty but the brains of the damn truck aren't covered. but i got lucky and my uncle hooked me up with a very good guy he knows to fix it for half of what a dealer charges.
#3483 of 4362 Re: a/c problems [reddakota]
Jul 05, 2005 (5:34 pm)
has anyone had a problem with their a/c? my seems to work off and on. some days it blows super cold and on others it blows warm air. has this happened to anyone else?
#3484 of 4362 Re: 2001 Dak. QC power locks/dome light malfunction? [68valiant]
Jul 05, 2005 (8:10 pm)
Problem solved! The CTM (Central Timer Module)was bad. I put a new battery in and the problem persisted, so I took it back. Ordered a new CTM from my dealer. The part number has been superceded 4 times. That should tell you something. The total (without installation since I put it in myself in the parking lot) was $220. Then all that I needed was to have the keyless entry remotes programed which they did for free. As an added bonus for me, the Daytime Running Lights are not activated on the new CTM so now I no longer have them. That has been a minor victory for me as well.
Anyone who has a 2001 Quad Cab (can't guarantee that they are all the same) that experiences this problem, the CTM is the module that is behind the DRIVERS SIDE kick panel. It has 3 multi-wire plugs in it. Three screws hold it in. All you have to do to change it is disconnect the battery and unplug the plugs. Remove the old one, install the new one, and reverse the rest of the process. Simple and fast.
#3485 of 4362 Re: 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab [slimjim]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:06 am)
Hmmmmm....well, we got our '05 quad in November, and have had none of the problems which you list.
Why did they replace the brake components so many times? They are easy enough to check wear/warp/round.
I wouldn't know about the seats. On any new vehicle (or even used one) one of the very first things we do is cover the seats, with a towel or blanket if nothing else.
Replacing the factory 'mud flaps' on the front with larger ones should help with the beating of your paint (another one of those things we always see to on our vehicles). If one travels rocky or other 'debris' strewn roads, without good flaps the paint in the area you mention is always going to be beaten.
The only 'vibration' I noticed on ours, was when the brakes are applied. After checking with the dealer, and them checking, we found that the anti-lock is set to operate at a lower pressure than previous models (which is what it felt like).
However, all that stated, we have the ol' plain jane version, wheels, tires, etc.
Which is one of the things I have found over the years, is that the base models tend to be less problematic overall. Part of that could just be somewhat due to my particular lack of fondness for whizgitchits on a vehicle.
Jul 06, 2005 (10:19 am)
My 2003 Dakota is a 6 cyl and it does pretty good with gas. Recently however its been going threw gas like nothing, and using more than my 8 cyl Durango if not twice as much. I checked for leaks, and there aren't any, and I don't really know what to do. Any Ideas?
#3487 of 4362 brake, ABS light on
Jul 06, 2005 (2:33 pm)
I think that my speed sensor is out but I don't know. When I slow down below 30 mph the speedometer falls and if I stop the truck stalls. Any Ideas before I spend $ 70 on a diagnostic test?