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#16 of 25 Re:Re:2002 Dodge Dakota A/C Leaking
Aug 10, 2003 (9:51 am)
Chrysler has used AC compressors from a number of suppliers. Dakota compressors have been made by Sanden for a while and these appear to be fairly reliable. The older Dakotas used compressors made by White and the division of GM that was Frigidaire.
I'm not sure what the mini-van series have been using.
#17 of 25 Turn signal problems
Aug 28, 2003 (5:51 pm)
On three occasions soon after starting our 2001 quad cab the Left turn signal "malfunctioned". When we used the L turn signal, both lights on the dash flashed as if the emergency flashers were on. I don't know what lights were flashing on the back of the truck. Turning it off and then back on eventually "corrected" the problem.
With a 36000 mile warranty and 35000 miles on the truck, we contacted the dealer. We were told to bring it in just before the 36000, but said if they couldn't find a problem at that time it would not be covered by warranty.
My 2 questions: 1) has anyone had or heard of such a problem? and 2) did I miss read my warranty? I thought it was "3yr or 36000, which ever came first", not "3yr or 36000 assuming we can find the problem" .
#18 of 25 mk39 Re: Warranty
Aug 29, 2003 (6:09 am)
Bring your truck into the dealer, with your complaint (preferably in writing) describing the problem. If they cannot discover and/or resolve the problem at that visit, then you will have a record of the complaint and can return the truck at a later date. Most state laws cover this, as do most reliable dealers. My wife had an ongoing problem re-occur years and miles after the warranty was expired. The dealer took care of it. They did so, because first, they were a reliable dealership. Second, they would have no choice under state regulations had they not chosen to do so. Keep all documentation in the event that this must be carried forward either via the manufacturer or otherwise.
#19 of 25 turn signal problem?
Aug 29, 2003 (6:30 am)
I've had that happen several times on my 2001 Quad. The turn signal and the radio didn't work.
I banged on the steering wheel and they worked again. I've been told it might be the "clock spring" that make various electrical contacts in the steering assembly? The problem hadn't happened
again in the past 6 months.
Latest intermittent problem is my gas gauge.
At the 1/4 full area, gauge goes to empty and the warning beep and empty indicator comes on. Turn the key off/on, it might read correctly. Probably faulty sending unit in tank? I'm making notes for
when I decide to take it to dealer.
I've got 7/75 extended warr. Just don't have time to leave truck for repairs.
Yes, front end pops!
Other than that, we love our Quad Dakota!!!!!
4.7V8,auto,2wd,lim-slip,advance bed cover.
#20 of 25 Stereo speakers
Aug 29, 2003 (10:59 am)
Just picked up '03 Dak 2 door club cab SLT. It came with base 4 door speakers. I intend to add a pair of Neodymium satellite tweeters. I saw a '02 Dak 2 door club SLT that had the Infinity stereo upgrade; the satellite tweeters were right where I wanna put mine; upper door panel on the "A" pillar side. MY QUESTION: are the wires there waiting (pre-wired)? or, am I gonna tap into the door speaker? Has anyone popped the door panel?
#21 of 25 Brettski1..................
Aug 29, 2003 (1:17 pm)
Just a guess, but I would bet that there is no wiring to support the addition of the high door panel tweeters. Wiring the tweeter in parellel to the woofer should be fairly easy, though, since everything is on the door panel.
If this is helpful, those speakers are 2.75 inch diameter (6.9cm) and rated for 160 watts -- with, of course, the factory Infinity amplifier.
#22 of 25 Thanks for the input, Dusty....
Sep 08, 2003 (10:45 am)
when I get into it, I'll letcha know what is (or isn't) hiding behind door #1 and door #2
#23 of 25 turn signal problems, continued
Oct 21, 2003 (7:48 am)
Took our Dakota in for the intermittant turn-signal problem at 35,990 miles. They couldn't duplicate the problem (neither can I - it just happens) and couldn't find any clues as to what the cause was. Told me to bring it back when I can make it happen.
Read in the newspaper about a recall on 01-03 Dakota's with manual transmissions (ours is) where the clutch rubs the wires that control the turn signals, horn, and headlights and can cause them to fail. Sounded suspiciously like it could be related to our problem. According to the dealer, our VIN is not on a recall list and I need to just wait to see if a recall notice shows up in my mailbox. Also got an "I'm sure they did" answer when I asked if they had checked that particular wire. Let's just say I wasn't convinced. They say there are only 150 trucks nationwide on that particular recall list. Does anyone know of a phone number for more information on this recall?
#25 of 25 Thanks, Dusty
Oct 22, 2003 (4:55 am)
Thanks for the info. I found the recall - 50,082 trucks affected. Could be mine is one of them. I'll call today -