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Dodge Dakota, Truck
Dec 30, 2004 (7:15 pm)
I'am new to this form but not new to dodge dakota's I now have a 2004 4.7l 5 speed . Here's the problems #1 up shift light is inop . I was told by the dealer the light will come when you turn the key on but it's not suppose to work . Can any one confirm this????. The second problem is with the heater controls . When i select floor heat only. I get heat out of the defrost vent and the floor . The service rep said that all dakota's do that . Neither of these answers sound right. any help will be welcome thanks
Dec 30, 2004 (11:12 pm)
I think the dealer may be telling the truth.
My 2000 Dakota Quad with the 4.7 5 speed manual did not have the upshift light either. I believe that was used on the 4 or 6 cylinder motors only.
When my heater was set for on the floor I remember heat still coming from the defroster vents for the side windows.
I traded for a Ram 1500 in 2003 so I'm working from memory. Rick
#145 of 243 Re: [rebel1]
Dec 31, 2004 (8:25 am)
I can't comment on the manual upshift lamp since I have an automatic.
In my '03 Dakota there is a small amount of air movement coming from the side window demisters when the heater mode switch is in the 'floor heat' position. At the moment I'm not sure about air coming out of the windshield defroster outlet, but let me say that I've found the Dakota is very quick to have the windshield mist up when in the floor heat mode. I usually run it in the floor-defroster split mode to prevent this. Maybe on the 2004s they increased some air movement through to the windshield to eliminate this problem.
Dec 31, 2004 (8:27 am)
Rick is correct. i wondered where the upshift light was when I received my 2000 QC, 4.7 5 speed. I had one on my 1995 Extended Cab, 318 5 speed. I checked with Dodge and it was not available with my present configuration. Happy new year.
#147 of 243 Re: [rebel1]
Jan 01, 2005 (7:06 am)
Upshift light was operatable when you got the 2.5L I-4 engine with its 5 sp manual (no auto). I'm looking at my 2000 sales brochure - fun what you save.
Jan 03, 2005 (10:39 am)
Iowabigguy,dustyk,bookitty,and spike50 .Thanks for your come back on the up shift indicator and the heater questions. This is my second Dakota, and about my 8th chrysler product.I've had more odd ball problems on the two Dakota's than the other 7 cars and trucks. I like the truck it has 7800 miles on it. I'am now wondering if i should try another make of truck ????
Happy New Year to all, and the best of luck for the coming year.
#149 of 243 security light in my 1998 Dakota
Mar 02, 2005 (7:42 pm)
Just drove it home. When you start it up, the info center has a light that has SECURITY. I only got a key, no manual. Light goes out like the other check lights. Am I missing a remote? Does the key have a chip? If I am missing something, where can I get it?
#150 of 243 Re: rebel1 [iowabigguy]
Apr 10, 2005 (10:06 pm)
hey I have 2000 dodge dakota and i have a noise that sounds like a grind knockong sound like it coming for the motor sounds like a know but it only dose it when you hit the gas really quick and it seems to come frow the pasenger side i was told it was some kind of a pump just wondered if you here it in you truck if you could email me at StudlyGT500cs.com
#151 of 243 Re: rebel1 [studlygt]
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Apr 11, 2005 (10:56 am)
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#152 of 243 Water leaking in brand-new Dakota
Apr 13, 2005 (9:08 am)
My husband bought a 2005 Dakota SLT Quad Cab that he absolutely LOVES. Or at least he did, until he discovered water leaking from under the dash onto the passenger side floor. We've had the truck a month. The dealer told us that this model is not intended to be parked on an incline; if it is and it rains, the truck will leak. Since we live in Seattle, where it's very hilly and rains 9 months of the year, this is not an acceptable answer. Has anyone out there heard of anything so ridiculous?
We're getting the truck back tonight. Supposedly, they've made and installed some sort of baffle that will deflect the rainwater out to the sides and keep it from coming into the truck. I don't even know where to go with this. Thanks for any advice/information!