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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#69 of 108 Newly Purchased 2002 issues
Aug 17, 2009 (4:44 pm)
I recently purchased a 2002 Quad 4x4 with 4.7 and 45000 miles. I have a clunking sound coming from the front when I brake heavy. The dealer has replaced rotors, lines and pads (and DS front axle seal). I don't feel the clunk in the pedal, just in the front end. Also, today it was raining pretty heavy. Decided to try out the 4 hi. It would not disengage out of 4hi until I turned the truck off. BTW - the light did change from 4 hi to 2. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
#70 of 108 Light for 4 wheel drive on 98 Dakota
Aug 21, 2009 (1:40 pm)
Just bought a used 98 Dakota Sport 4 x 4
Where is the light when in 4 wheel drive on the 98 Dakota.
The manual says it is on the shifter bezel. I don't see any light.
#71 of 108 Re: 4X4 Will not engage/Makes noise [ckmoe]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:20 am)
I had the same noise Took it up to the mechanic and he said that my front drive shaft needs to be rebuild. New front drive shafts from the dealers are about $500.00 Mike
#72 of 108 2005 Shiting in & out of 4WD
Oct 16, 2009 (3:30 am)
My 2005 with 76K miles on it has started shifting in and out of 4WD. It does this while it is being driven and while it is shut off. Now it has taken to locking into 4WD while it is shut down. I have tried unplugging the switch but it still does it. It has me baffled as it should not be getting power with the switch unplugged. Any help would be greatly apppreciated, Thanks.
#73 of 108 Re: Newly Purchased 2002 issues [jdrmm8400]
Oct 22, 2009 (4:46 pm)
They told me it was because I had 2 different brand tires on the truck. Dealer did replace transfer case motor before they put 2 new tires on to make all tires same brand.
#74 of 108 1988 dakota
Oct 23, 2009 (12:44 pm)
i can get it to shift into low range four wheel drive, but not high range. anyone have any ideas?
#75 of 108 Re: Light for 4 wheel drive on 98 Dakota [denp44]
Oct 24, 2009 (8:39 am)
Den44, I also have a 98 Dakota 4X4 SLT and my Part-Time 4WD indicator is in the instrument panel cluster(to the right of the Low Wash light) Mine did not light up the other week when I shifted the lever into 4Hi. Thinking it might be the bulb, I proceeded on Tuesday of this week to pull the instrument cluster from the dash. It was not as bad a job as I thought it would be, but it was all for nothing anyway. It was NOT the bulb(it's a real tiny one, FYI) so the issue must be with the position switch on the Transfer Case. Guess I should have checked that first, huh? Auto Zone has this switch for around $18 bucks. I'll use my meter to check for continuity and go from there.
#76 of 108 Re: tires size for stock truck [dustyk]
Oct 24, 2009 (9:09 am)
I know this post is old, but my '98 Dakota 4X4 SLT came from the factory with 31-10.50R15 tires in place of the 235/75R15 which I believe is the stock size.
#77 of 108 Re: Light for 4 wheel drive on 98 Dakota [shopdog97]
Nov 05, 2009 (10:47 am)
Just wanted to post an update on the Transfer case switch on my 98 Dakota. It was indeed the vacuum switch on the Transfer case that was bad. It is located on TOP of the case(mine is the NV231 model) at a slight angle. There is a 2 wire connector on it and a 7/8 deepwell socket worked just fine. The part cost $19.07 at Auto Zone compared with nearly $40 from the dealer. Took all of 5 minutes to change.
#78 of 108 05 dakota making steering noise
Dec 28, 2009 (11:21 am)
can anybody help if i not moving and i turn the wheel to the right sounds fine when i turn it towards the left it makes a sound like unscrewing a rusted bolt if im driving once in awhile when i drive over a bump you can hear it sometimes i kicked the wheel and i heard the noise again some tell me its the wheel bearing then some one told me its the steering box and the last one told me its the ball joint ....has anybody had the same problem???