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Dodge Dakota, Brakes, Engine, Suspension, Transmission, Truck
#1 of 25 2000 dakota quad / frontend noise
Apr 01, 2003 (7:45 am)
I have 2000 dakota quad that when i make a tight turn it makes a ( clunking ) noise, a had it at
the dealer they greased the bushings helped for a while but returned it also makes alot squeaking noise when going over bumps ( thinking cheap shocks ) anyone out there have similar problems???
#2 of 25 frontend noise
Apr 01, 2003 (10:45 am)
I have a 2001 quad cab 4x4 which made similiar noises. I greased the end links of my front sway bar which seemed to reduce the squeaks.
#3 of 25 Re: sway bar links
Apr 20, 2003 (5:10 pm)
Maybe they've changed something on the sway bar links, but after 8700 miles on my 2003 I'm not experiencing any suspension noise.
#4 of 25 front end noise
May 10, 2003 (3:43 pm)
i have an 01 qc 4.7 auto slt+ and had a knocking in the front left when i would go over a large bump new upper control arm fixed that. also had a knocking comming through steering wheel when making left turns new steering shaft fixed that if it helps any.
#5 of 25 water leak in cab
May 25, 2003 (2:31 pm)
i have 91 dakota leaking water into cab floor does anyone have any tips on how to find the leak?
#6 of 25 Front end clunk while turning and on uneven road
May 25, 2003 (3:26 pm)
On my '00 quad, there are two large rubber sway bar bushings that attach the sway bar to the truck frame. I've loosened these enough to squirt lithium grease in between the bar and rubber bushing then re-tightened. This fixed my problem. A better solution would be to drill through the bushing cap and the bushing until you reach the sway bar. Add a grease fitting which will allow routine lubrication and address the source or noise (my case).
#7 of 25 No AC this summer
Jun 24, 2003 (12:51 pm)
Just got my 98 Dakota back from the shop and found out the evaporator (I think thatís what he said) is shot. This unit is behind the dash and is a $650.00 repair. This is the first problem that I have had with this truck that would make me think twice about getting another one. Any one else have this problem?
#8 of 25 leak in cab harold 91
Jun 24, 2003 (7:21 pm)
Had the 1 inch puddle of water in my 91 six cyl dakota after a storm. Sold the truck to a mechanic friend..His toyota 4 cyl-8sparkplug truck just hit too many deer and at >250k miles decided to move forward. He found some firewall grommets cracked, and water ran down the wires, cables right into the cab. He also changed the door seals. He also sealed up the windshield. That was my 6 month temp truck after my 98 sport extended cab 318v8 got smashed. Running a 4.7L 2001 quad now. Good luck with the leaks. Ger
#10 of 25 Starting and idling
Jul 23, 2003 (1:40 pm)
I have 96 dakota, 3.6. Sometimes it will not turn over as if the battery is weak. (Brand new battery) Then the vehicle will not hold idle in park or neutral. If I get the truck into gear and drive it a while the problem corrects itself. Somedays it will start and hold idle as if there was never anything wrong. Is anyone aware of any computer module or wiring that would cause this?