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#3569 of 4362 2005 Dodge Dakota hollow noise in rear
Aug 02, 2005 (7:47 pm)
This noise sounds as if the spare tire is loose and banging on the bottom of the pickup bed. Somewhat of a hollow thumping noise. Checked brake cables under bed, they seem tight. Spare tire is tight also, cannot even wiggle it by hand. Makes the hollow noise when hitting bumps in road, or vibrations on a semi smooth surface, such as concrete. Salesman heard the noise on a test drive with me, But service techs 2 different appointments can't hear it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 1600 miles, 4 wheel drive Laramie, Club cab, bed liner from Dodge. $30,000 truck shouldn't do this.
#3570 of 4362 Re: 2005 dakota with a shimmy [mysty]
Aug 03, 2005 (2:44 pm)
I have read all the reply's with much interest. I took home an 05, quad, 4x2 V/6, on 7/23/05, don't do much towing. After a few days the wife and I felt a vibration or shimmy, what ever you call something thats not right. Took to dealer who diagnosed both (goodyear) left tires as bad. They were replaced, but I still fell as if at times I'm riding over small speed bumps. Only have 600 miles on it and already I hate going back to the dealer like going to the dentist. I think my next step will be an independent inspection by a local alignment shop to check the other tires and rims.I'll be keeping a close I eye on this topic.
Aug 04, 2005 (1:56 pm)
Took my 05, 4x2 V6, to investigate vibration. Not able to do a test ride, one service tech said check tir PSI, and set to whats on sticker on inside of driver door.
Came with Goodyear 245/R70/16. Tire shows PSI 44, sticker on door shows 35 PSI. Any suggestions?
#3572 of 4362 Re: Tire Inflation [birdmandave]
Aug 04, 2005 (3:35 pm)
The 44 pounds listed on the sidewall is the maximum cold inflation pressure at which the tire's construction can withstand. Above that the tire becomes susceptible to cord separation and ultimately failure.
The tire pressures listed on the manufacturers tire placard are the correct pressures for safe vehicle operation. Over inflation will cause rapid center wear and overcome the tires ability to absorb road shocks as well as causing directional instability problems. High tire pressures will also cause oscillations in the front suspension that will be transmitted through the steering system as hyper-feedback to the driver.
Always refer to and abide by the tire pressures listed on the vehicle. I see trucks occasionally where the driver has intentionally over inflated the tires to 44 lbs. in an attempt to get better fuel mileage. On transport or truck tires, that's fine. But not on passenger car tires, which is what you have.
#3573 of 4362 2001 Dodge Dakota
Aug 04, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Hey, I have a 2001 dodge dakota sport and when i turn the air on anything but high, there is hardly any air at all coming out. What do I need to do to fix this. Thanks- Stephen
#3574 of 4362 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota [abba85]
Aug 04, 2005 (5:09 pm)
Replace the blower resister located behind the glovbox..
#3575 of 4362 Re: Tire Inflation [birdmandave]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:37 am)
Since my '01 quad, I have had the 'dilemma' of tire pressure. We (me and my chassis specialist of 20+ yrs) have been working with it since to determine the best pressure to run.
My wife's PT and previous chrysler have also been under the same 'inspection'.
With the tires that have come with the vehicles (same 44 lb limit Goodyear basic tires), we have found that the best response and wear is 39 lbs. That is currently what is being run in my '05 quad and my wife's PT.
Since we (chassis guy and I) have been watching closely for that, he has also found that (they also sell/install tires...Remington tires predominantly) pressure has been working out best for most of their work, too.
#3576 of 4362 3.7 power out in reverse Dakota 5a 2005
Aug 05, 2005 (4:20 pm)
I have a 3.7 in my Dakota 4x4 and have had some problems backing up. The truck powers out and does not spin the tire when trying to climb a moderate grade in the gravel. In forward this does not occur the truck will climb the same grade with little effort or spin the tires trying. The transmission is not slipping the engine just powers out at 2000 rpm and the tires do not move. I have taken it to the dealer and they are going to compare it to another truck and see what happens but they do not have an answer for me yet. Has anyone else experienced a similar issue.
Aug 08, 2005 (7:54 pm)
Hello again ! I was leaving for work this morning and noticed my CEL was on again! I checked for a code and got P0455, so I ran inside to find out what that was at allpar.com and it said "Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected". It doesn't sound like a big thing, but does anyone know what that could be?? Someone told me I could just be water in my intake. It's an '02 QC 4.7L Auto.
#3578 of 4362 transmission downshift at highway speed
Aug 08, 2005 (7:27 pm)
when i have driven the truck for 30 minutes or so and am going at highway speed, if i let off the gas the transmission will downshift from overdrive to the next lower gear and the rpm's go up to 3000 or more. the truck sould not downshift at speeds of 60 mph when i let off the gas. has anyone else had this problem ? and if so what was the cause ? i have a 99 dodge dakota 4x4 sport.any help will be greatly aprecceated