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#234 of 243 2001 dakota check eng light
Mar 18, 2007 (1:11 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge dakota sport quad cab with over 100,000k mi now. My Check eng light came on about 5 or 6,000 back. I haven't done anything quite yet with it but figured i find out if anyone could help me before i start looking at basic troubleshooting procedures. Thanks
#235 of 243 Re: 2001 dakota check eng light [fiafia6]
Mar 18, 2007 (3:23 pm)
You can start by retrieving the OBD codes with the ignition key trick. Turn the ignition key from "off" to "on" three times ending in the "on" position. The OBD codes will display in the odometer ending with "Pdone". It may time a couple of tries to get it just right (at least it does with me!)
#236 of 243 Re: 2001 dakota check eng light [sunburn]
Mar 18, 2007 (4:18 pm)
HINT: Do not start the engine when you are pulling the codes... you just want to go to the "on" position 3 times then stay there on the last time.
Then go to this website or here, or here to look up what the codes mean.
#237 of 243 Re: Rear End Ratios [andy_jordan]
Jul 24, 2007 (8:12 am)
and there's also a 3.21 ratio rear end. i have a 99 dakota 3.9 sport with it.
#238 of 243 performance problems
Aug 25, 2007 (5:00 pm)
When I excellorate with my 2002 dakota it revs up and then goes, even though it is all the way in gear. any one know the problem I have an automatic
#239 of 243 Dakota Axle Size
Dec 30, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I'm getting ready to order a 2008 TRX4 Dodge Dakota (crewcab) with towing package, 3.92 gears, and full time 4 wheel drive. While looking at the Dakota brochure, it looks like if you order the part-time 4 wheel drive system you get the 9.25 axle and if you order the full-time 4 wheel drive, you get the 8.25 axle.
Does anyone know why you would get a smaller axle size with the full time 4-wheel drive as compared to the part-time 4-wheel drive? The dealership doesn't know exactly why this appears to be the case.
#240 of 243 Re: Dakota Axle Size [shoto1]
Dec 31, 2007 (3:13 pm)
I'm not sure. In the past the differential gearset size was dependent on the GVW rating of the vehicle.
#242 of 243 Ram Wheels on Dakota
Dec 27, 2009 (6:40 pm)
I put 2007 chrome 20" Ram wheels on my 2005 Dakota club cab. I love the look. ust wondering if anyone else has tried this? And if so what size tire did you use. I got 285/50/20. They only rub barely in a deep turn but otherwise I love the look.
#243 of 243 Re: pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota [smithmr]
Apr 22, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I cant seem to pull the PCV valve out. I turned it 1/4 turn and pulled it up at all angles. It wont budge. There is a flange thing that sits on top of the valve cover that the pcv valve goes into...I am hesitant to mess with that ... I thought the pcv valve should just pull up. Any ideas?