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#4062 of 4362 Dakota Recall
Feb 15, 2006 (9:53 am)
2006 DODGE DAKOTA SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
FEB 09, 2006
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (ABS), THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) MAY CAUSE A LOSS OF FRONT TO REAR BRAKE BALANCE, AND THE REAR BRAKES COULD LOCK UP PREMATURELY DURING CERTAIN BRAKING CONDITIONS.
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS ECU. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION F05
#4063 of 4362 Re: RE Engine Pinging and others [ron35]
Feb 16, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Ron, what store did you find BGK 44k at? I'm in Michigan and the only places that have BG products are car dealers who only sell the services.
#4064 of 4362 Re: Stripped Dakota Brake Caliper Bolts [mikemomd]
Feb 16, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Just a note, at least as applied to 1997 Dakota, the caliper bolt threads were British Fine (BSF). Had difficult time finding so ordered off web.
Replacement thread coil worked fine.
#4065 of 4362 Re: Vibrations with 05 Dodge Dakotas [airborne82]
Feb 17, 2006 (10:07 am)
A week after they replace the axles I notice a quarter size spot on my driveway. It seems that the tech managed to rip the head off one of the rear diff bolts. Well we all know when something isn't sealeed correctly. Nice work eh? Shaking is gone though.
Truck alignmnet was also not fixed first time. This time they over correct the problem and truck pulls left. Truck just feels out of balance. Tires have been rotated and balanced. Maybe it's the wheels and/or tires themselves.
Back to Ford?
#4066 of 4362 Re: Window Repair for a '98 Dakota [rm_trek]
Feb 17, 2006 (10:41 am)
I HAVE A 95 DODGE DAKOTA. I need some help replacing a broken passager window.... Can ANY ONE OUT THERE HELP..
#4067 of 4362 Re: 4.7L Ignition Noise [bpeebles]
Feb 18, 2006 (6:39 pm)
The COP system you describe above might explain why I can't FIND the plugs in my 2004 Dakota with the 4.7 V8! I bought some new platinum plugs today to dutifully replace the plugs at the prescribed 30K miles. I see what looks like the COP system attached to tubes that disappear into the manifold. If I remove that, will I find the spark plugs inside those tubes? Where's the spark plug wires?
#4068 of 4362 Re: 4.7L Ignition Noise [timweidner]
Feb 18, 2006 (8:43 pm)
There are NO SPARKPLUG WIRES on the 4.7L. Each sparkplug has its own coil fitted directly on it....thus COP (Coil On Plug)
To replace the sparkplugs, follow this procedure for each plug. (you may have to remove intake plenum to access some plugs)
1)remove electrical connector and holddown screw
2)gently pull the coil out of the hole.
3)Remove old sparkplug
4)USE ANTISEZE COMPOUND ON NEW PLUG THREADS (not too much!)
5)Install new plug and torque to specification
6)Apply LIGHT coating of silicone grease on rubber seals of coil. (one seal where coil fits over sparkplug insulator and the other is an o-ring where the coil seals to cylinder-head.)
7)re-install coil, screw and connector.
[REPEAT 8 times]
While you are under the hood.... make sure there are NO wires nor hoses lying on the valve-covers. The valve-covers of the 4.7L engine are MAGNESIUM to reduce the weght of the engine... but magnesum is kinda soft so vibration can can wear a hole right thru it. (This warning is right in the factory service manual)
#4069 of 4362 Re: 4.7L Ignition Noise [bpeebles]
Feb 19, 2006 (6:46 am)
Thanks much for the great directions!
I have a service manual on order, but don't have it yet. You wouldn't happen to know the torque specs for the plugs, would you?
Thanks in advance for the info!
#4071 of 4362 Re: 4.7L Ignition Noise [timweidner]
Feb 20, 2006 (7:19 pm)
SparkPlug = 20 ft-Lbs
Coil Mounting stud nut = 70 in-Lbs
The Factory service manual has a BOLD WARNING about using the correct type of copper-core sparkplugs. It goes on to warn about PRE-ignition if incorrect sparkplugs are used.
Also, The factory service manual suggests using compressed air to blow away any debris from around the coils BEFORE removing them to keep crud out of the sparkplug holes.