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#1015 of 1024 Re: rattling and brake click [magnumcaper88]
Sep 04, 2012 (3:20 pm)
That rattling could be the start of losing one of your gears. Because you hear it when you put it it reverse or drive, I assume it would mean that it's the reverse gear going out (or one of the bearings or bands) and when you put it back into drive, it rattles "out of the way" and continues to "function". if you're mechanically inclined (and have a spare vehicle to drive around in) then I would suggest getting a Chilton's or Haynes book for it- and getting ready to replace a transmission. If you're not up to doing such a job on your own- I would strongly suggest taking it to your nearest transmission shop or Dodge Dealership (which will be pricier). While it is not effecting the driving performance YET- it soon will. And then you'll be on the side of the road somewhere calling a tow-truck. 150k on the truck- when is the last time the transmission fluid & filter were changed? For that matter, since it's over 100k- when's the last time the timing chain in the engine was replaced?
As for the clicking noise- I'm not sure what to tell you on that- one of those things I'd have to be there for. It COULD be a lot of things- ranging from something in the brake system- to pieces of a bad gear clicking around inside the transmission. Again- best bet- get a book, and about a case of ATF+4 because there will come a time in the not-so-distant future...when you're going to need it. Good luck!
#1016 of 1024 Re: 2008 dodge dakota 3.7L v6 [mark280]
Sep 07, 2012 (12:07 pm)
Mark280 did manage to get the trans problem fixed? If so what was the problem?
#1017 of 1024 Re: water in transmission [Leegas]
Nov 07, 2012 (6:31 pm)
are you sure it had water in it it could be the radiator leaking coolant into the transmission cooler lines look at the coolant in your radiator if it is getting transmission fluid in the coolant then i would replace the radiator flush the coolant and change the transmission fluid and filter.
#1018 of 1024 Re: 2000 dakota tranny issue [lhendrickson]
Nov 16, 2012 (9:11 am)
lhendrickson, what did you find out about your transmission issues??? I also have a 2000 Dakota pick-up 3.9L 2-WD and have had similar problems, it seemed as though it would not change from 1st gear to second. It would rev up pretty high and then engage pretty hard when it finally did shift gears. It seemed to do it more when the engine was first started in the morning or when the engine was not warm. The funny thing is, it went away and I have not heard/felt it for a while, I'm just thinking that it's probably going to come back and I want to know what it is.
#1019 of 1024 bearing issues
Dec 22, 2012 (8:50 am)
2000 Dakota 4x4. Is the bearing at the front of the rear axle punkin a press on bearing or does it just slip on the shaft. Any tricks to this repair job.
#1020 of 1024 Re: 97 dakota manual trans problems [tjames1984]
Dec 22, 2012 (10:25 am)
Good luck fillin up that torque convertor on a manual trans... O.o
And most vehicles you check while still running, not shut off, in park or neutral, for obvious reasons.
You cant realy check until the vehicle has been warmed up, you need to pretty much go out and give it a good drive for 20-30 mins...
If you wana get right technical, most dodges you want the fluid at around 80 degrees to check it.
if its about 1L below the "Full" mark, when cold and fillin it up, its prolly pretty close to the right spot, maybe a lil too much, maybe a lil too less..
Most trannies, the "Add" and "Full" mark is about 1/2L.. it doesnt have to be RIGHT AT THE FULL, so long as its in that range.. too much is almost worse than not enough..
Of course this is all Automatic tranny stuff, and has nothing to do with a manual tranny..
#1021 of 1024 Re: Transmission Problems [colkd2002]
Mar 16, 2013 (9:27 am)
I cant get my 2001 dakota out of park without really wiggling hard. Once it is out of park it goes into and out of all gears smoothly including park until i turn the key off. On the next start it wont come out of park again. I have already changed the brake light switch that didnt work. someone please help
#1022 of 1024 Re: Dakota automatic gear shifter stuck in park [stealthb2]
Apr 02, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2002 DAKOTA. I CAN'T GET THE SHIFTER OUT OF PARK. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO stealthb2 PICTURES. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET TO MEMBERS TO RETRIVE THEM.
Apr 09, 2013 (10:08 am)
my 1989 dodge dakota v6 2 wheel drive its ideling high but when i put it in gear it goes ok for awhile but then when i push gas pedal it starts slowing down but i can put it in nuetral and press gas pedal and it will race the motor fine then when i put it in gear it only wants to go at about 25 miles an hour but it doesnt never completely dies im at a loss can you help me please im stumped. thanks linda
#1024 of 1024 Re: 1993 Dodge Dakota Transmission Problem [dewitte]
May 07, 2013 (9:14 am)
Hello I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 4 Door Quad cab. The exact same thing has been happening to me . also had the noise of going over rumble strips but there were no rumble strips growling and not up shifting into higher gears. I just dropped it off to my Tranny guy last week. He said the celluloid valve body was stuck closed. Also he put in a shifter kit and i haven't picked it up yet but he says its shifting and running perfect so i'll see when i get done working today don't know how much it cost yet im guessing 500.00 bucks Hope this helps . Good Luck !! Pat