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Dodge Dakota, Truck
Aug 19, 2005 (3:38 am)
I own a 1998 Dakota Club Cab w/ a 318 under the hood. So far I have put dual straight pipes on the back from the cat and a K&N FIPK Intake. I am interested in all of these Hypertech Dodge Dakota Power Programmer III and the JET Dodge Dakota Performance Chips Power Control Module (PCM). Has anyone applied one of these to their Dakota?? Which is the best, or if you have any suggestions for incresing HP/TQ/MPG, please throw them my way.
#477 of 512 Non-reclining passenger seat
Aug 20, 2005 (6:36 pm)
What moron engineer decided that the front passenger seat should not fully recline? The seat will only recline to about a 45 degree angle. Ever try sleeping on a long road trip at that angle? I have a 2004 Club Cab and sure enough that is the one item I failed to check. I traded in an old 1996 SLT Dakota with great, full-recline seats and fully expected the 2004 to be designed the same. But heck no! Some guy decided to change it, WHY? Any suggestions out there other than asking my wife to take her naps in the bed of the truck?
#478 of 512 Re: Non-reclining passenger seat [dsatlle]
Aug 21, 2005 (5:30 am)
It is not safe to be in a reclined position when vehicle is in motion. Try sleeping in the bed or on the hood 8-)
I have gone on many, MANY roadtrips that last well over 18 hours.... no one has ever needed to recline a seat to sleep. Youd Dak is no worse than an airplane. Many folks find a way to sleep without reclining.
To please your wife (which is what it is all about anyway) I guess you could look into installing seat from older Dak.
I know that a Futon -matress fits perfectly in the bed of my Dak. With the cap on my Dak., it is a GREAT way to go camping.
#479 of 512 Re: Non-reclining passenger seat [bpeebles]
Aug 22, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I see your point if the seat reclined to 180 degrees but this is not the case. If the seat went back to a full 45 degree angle I'd be amazed and happy.
Aug 31, 2005 (6:06 am)
I didn't realize this until about a month after I had my 04 Quad. Doesn't make sense to me either. If it's unsafe to have seats that can fully recline in a vehicle, why do so many other cars have them?
#481 of 512 question on mopar bedliner
Sep 11, 2005 (5:30 pm)
I recently had the dealer install the mopar bedliner in my 2005 dakota (I got them to throw it in with the deal, but had to wait for it to come in). Where the rubber plugs are, there are round covers over them in the liner. Where the rear tie downs are, on either side of the tailgate, there are no covers, just sort of rectangular openings exposing the tie downs. Is this the way it's suppose to be or did the installer forget to put on the covers? I emailed dodge to ask them and they emailed me back (get this) that they didn't have a clear picture of a bedliner to answer my question and i should check with the dealer.
#482 of 512 Re: question on mopar bedliner [vinny7]
Sep 11, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Yep. That's the way they are on my '03 Mopar bedliner.
#483 of 512 2003 Dakota w/4x4 problems
Oct 24, 2005 (3:54 pm)
Anyone having problems w/ their 4x4 systems on their truck?
Is Dodge known to have problems with their systems?
I just bought an 03 x-cab 4x4 2 months ago. Today while I was driving to work, the "service 4wd" light came on. Never used the 4x4 yet.
Could it be a vacuum problem?
#484 of 512 Re: 2003 Dakota w/4x4 problems [bgpmpn]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:23 pm)
Have you owned GM products in the past? They use vacuum on some models with 4x4 (S-10s especially). Dodge is electronic transfer case control.
Because of the year I'd recommend checking the electrical connections at the transfer case for corrosion. If it is, clean up the contacts and the rubber connector cover and pack the heck out of it with wheel bearing grease. Then reseat the connector.
The "Service 4x4" lamp is illuminated anytime the Transfer Case Control Module defects a fault. There are electric motors internally that do the shifting. these could be bound. But if you haven't even used the 4x4 position yet, I'd bet on the connector or a defective control module.
#485 of 512 blower motor resistor block location?
Jan 14, 2006 (12:44 pm)
I own a 2003 club cab dakota and my blower will only work on high.I think the resistor block went bad does any one have a clue were I would find it? and is it hard to replace?