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#53 of 94 Re: 2000 Dodge Dakota [bridledspirit]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2009 (9:28 am)
When the tank fills to the point where it kicks the pump out instead of stopping normally, that's usually a tank ventilation problem - in this case, the vent is continuing to release air and thus the tank doesn't think it's full. This is considered an emissions problem.
The loss of radiator coolant sounds like a heater core or water pump problem where it's primarily leaking while you're actually moving at speed. You probably need to have your truck on a dyno or on a lift where someone can simulate driving while another tech checks for leaks while the engine is well above idle.
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#54 of 94 Water pump issues 06 dakota quad cab
Aug 13, 2009 (8:18 am)
#55 of 94 Water pump issues 06 dakota quad cab
Aug 12, 2009 (8:24 am)
Help...I have a 06 dodge dakota quad cab it has the 4.7 v-8 magnum.My problem is that it is going through water pumps.I have replaced the water pump twice and this morning I go out and it's leaking again.The pumps are lasting about 3000 miles then they go out.I had everything checked to make sure nothing was warped on the last installation and mechanic said everything checked out ok.If anyone has an Idea of why my truck is eating water pumps please let me know.I'm installing pump 3 this week.Thanks
#56 of 94 Re: Water pump issues 06 dakota quad cab [cuttdog]
Aug 13, 2009 (8:18 am)
My '05 QC, same engine as yours needed new head gaskets last month, at 18,000 miles! When the dealer was looking at it, he mentioned that there was coolant leaking leaking from the water pump, so it was replaced as part of the head gasket job. I had not noticed any leaking up to that point.
Where is the leak? From the weep hole at the bottom of the pump, or someplace else?
If it's leaking from the weep hole, it probably means the bearings and/or seal is gone. The question is why? What coolant are you running? Is your drive belt for the water pump on correctly and not skewed?
#57 of 94 help my son's dakota is leaking
Nov 11, 2009 (9:06 am)
help my sons Dodge Dakota is leaking cant figure out from where he said he notices water by passengers side : ; : 1999 Dakota
#58 of 94 2001 Dodge Dakota Cooling Problems
Nov 20, 2009 (2:10 pm)
I recently change out the top hoses because there was a crack in middle section that has the radiator cap . Now I am going through a lot of anti freeze and am not seeing it leaking out any where . I thought maybe the problem was that I did not bleed the air out of the hose but am not sure if it will fix the problem . I have to re fill the resevior everytime I travel over 60 miles. Help?
#59 of 94 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota Cooling Problems [tonie234]
Nov 21, 2009 (3:13 am)
Even if you have some air in the system, that would not explain the loss of coolant.
Though, if when you filled it back up there was lots of air in the system, it could take a while for all the air to percolate to the highest point in the system, which would make it look as if the coolant level was dropping.
How much coolant have you had to add after replacing the hose?
Nov 28, 2009 (10:58 am)
hey everyone. can anyone tell me why i would have coolant smell/smoke comin out of my middle vents. on a 2000 dodge dakota sport.
#62 of 94 Poor heat 2000 Dodge Dakota 4x4 sport
Dec 05, 2009 (3:27 pm)
Hello to all, I got a heat issue with my 2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L. The truck puts out warm heat. I checked the anti-freeze, put in new thermostat and checked the heater core. They all seem to be working fine. The hoses that go to the heater core are warm, where I think they should be hot. The truck is running at operating temperature. Water pump sees like it is working fine and circulating the water.