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#4323 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [dataguru]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:40 pm)
I am not aware of any TSB on it. Not all LSD rear differentials will have this problem. Check out other Dodge Dakota and Dodge Ram forums. The C-clips for the LSD will come loose or fall out and cause damage. Will usually happen under 20K and differential will fail after warranty is up. The only way to know for sure is with a visual inspection with the rear housing cover off. This is a problem in the current and past years.
#4324 of 4362 Re: 2000 Dakota running rough... [bpeebles]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:39 pm)
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. I just hopped on here to find that someone gave a false explanation of the MAP/BARO system as well as the MAF. THanks for putting it straight. Have been ASE certified for years now and am considering a Dakota. I have read all about the brakes, etc and wonder mostly about fuel consumption / mileage. WHat are you guys getting for mileage on the 4.7, the 3.7 and the HO 4.7/5.2 motors. Would appreciate info.
#4325 of 4362 Re: rear window defroster [broph]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:47 pm)
THere are no rear defroster kits any longer that are worth a crap. It used to be that you could install a kit from Frostemp, Winzer, Clardy, Borg Warner or Wurth, but none produce it any longer.
I was the service manager at an quto-electric repair facility for 4 years and we installed defrost, cruise, seat heaters, obstacle sensing systems, etc along with severe diagnosis and full scale repairs. Believe me, you would be much better off with a new window.
Once you consider, really consider the costs, of an aftermarket kit, the wiring, relay, switches and blank fuse panel wiring and location for the load of 10-20 amps, then it is not even worth it. Besides, here in the NW, I have yet to see a parts store offer such a thing. Their repair kits, which are avail. for cracks less than 1 inch long on a grid line, are made by Permatex (c)and are junk as well. Try to stay far away from A/M kits for accessories such as you mentioned, if you don't want a migraine headache.
#4326 of 4362 A/C pulley bearing
Sep 09, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Has anyone been able to replace just the bearing on the A/C pulley? I have a loud grinding/squeaking noise on my '00 quad cab that spray lube won't quiet.
#4327 of 4362 Re: rear window defroster [modanncnr]
Sep 12, 2006 (5:24 pm)
modanncnr - thanks for the input, after much consideration I have decided it would be better to just leave well enough alone. I lived this long without a rear defroster.
#4328 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [mike133]
Sep 13, 2006 (9:43 am)
mike133 - thanks for the feedback and tips. The clutch retainer clips were replaced under warranty; however, I had to pay a $100 deductible fee to offset the repair costs.
Has anyone heard of such a requirement for rear-end differential repairs under factory warranty?
#4329 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [dataguru]
Sep 13, 2006 (12:17 pm)
It depends upon whether or not you're still under the 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty. I believe the 7/70 powertrain warranty carries with it a $100 deductible, while the B2B warranty does not.
#4330 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [dataguru]
Sep 13, 2006 (4:48 pm)
Was yours the 8.25 or the 9.25 axle?
#4331 of 4362 Re: 2003 QC 4.7L 2WD 3.92 - LSD Rear Diff Problems [dustyk]
Sep 13, 2006 (6:06 pm)
"Was yours the 8.25 or the 9.25 axle?"
HINT: Count the bolts on the differential cover the 9.25" has 12 bolts while the 8.25" has only 10 bolts holding the cover on.
BTW: I beleive that the 9.25 was only delivered on 4X4 Dakotas
#4332 of 4362 Turn signal problem
Sep 14, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I have a 2000 Dakota with a turn signal problem. Passenger side works fine but the drivers side blinks very fast.
there are no bulbs burnt out. What could be the problem?