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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#65 of 94 Re: 2000 Dodge Dakota [trapezecdn]
Dec 11, 2009 (3:11 pm)
thank you for the reply. I just bought a new aluminum one and going to put it in tonight. Ya its not a fun job thats forsure!
#66 of 94 Re: help my son's dakota is leaking [sme192281]
Dec 26, 2009 (10:29 am)
wanting to know if anybody had a fix for your problem cause i have that same problem with my 98 dakota
#67 of 94 Evaporating Radiator Fluid
Jan 01, 2010 (2:10 pm)
I am having issues with a bad burning smell of radiator fluid, but I cannot locate a leak. I have a feeling that it may be related to my heater core as I can smell it through the vent in my cab but regardless, fluid level is consistantly draining and now the truck is having problems idling (maybe as a cause of this radiator fluid problem.) Cab floor is dry (as I have noticed that a bad core may leak on the cab floor.) Oil has a good consistancy, (no froth.) Anyone have an idea?
#68 of 94 Re: Radiator On Dodge Dakota is Holding Pressure
Jan 05, 2010 (7:52 pm)
Can someone help me please? Does anyone know what would cause the radiator in a Dodge Dakota to hold pressure even when it has been turned off all night long? And also, is the water pump supposed to be turning clockwise or counter- clockwise when it is turning? Thanks to all for your help. - Wayne
#69 of 94 Re: Radiator On Dodge Dakota is Holding Pressure [peanutstoday]
Jan 06, 2010 (4:57 am)
Not sure about what direction the water pump should turn.
On the radiator pressure - keep in mind that much/all of the pressure increase in the cooling system is due to the coolant heating up when the engine runs. Once the engine is off and cools down, the pressure should pretty much return to what it was before. That's why there are warning notices posted around the radiator to not remove the cap unless the engine is cool.
#70 of 94 overheating on 2001 dakota with the 4.7L
Aug 15, 2010 (1:03 am)
yes, i have a 2001 dakota with the 4.7 its a quad cab and 2wd, it has an overheating problem. ive replaced the thermostat 2 times, water pump, caps, belts, fan clutch. its weird because it only overheats when going below 40 mph but when you speed up it cools off to normal temp range. im wondering if my electric fan on my radiator is going out or maybe ive blown a head gasket, any ideas how to check the fan? ive already looked for leaks or coolant in my oil and found nothing out of the ordinary. its also been starting rough, its only rough at start then it idles smooth. any ideas?? thanks
#71 of 94 Re: overheating on 2001 dakota with the 4.7L [dizzledeez]
Aug 15, 2010 (7:45 am)
To check the fan, disconnect the connector to the fan and CAREFULLY apply 12V across the input terminals to the fan using a battery charger set on low (couple of amps max output) or a current limited power supply
Could also be the fan relay.
#72 of 94 Re: overheating on 2001 dakota with the 4.7L [srs_49]
Aug 15, 2010 (3:27 pm)
ok got tht knocked out, fan and relay were workin like they were designed to do, any other ideas??
#74 of 94 Re: overheating on 2001 dakota with the 4.7L [dizzledeez]
Aug 21, 2010 (6:40 am)
Could be a head gasket. I had to get mine replaced on my 2005 Dakota with the same engine as yours, with only about 20,000 miles on the truck. Though if it were a head gasket, I don't think it would cool down when you were moving.
I would poke around the fan control stuff a bit more. Maybe let the engine warm up and, with it idling and parked (in your driveway or on the street), try to get the temperature up and see if the fans kick in or not. If not, it could be the module the controls the fans, ECU or PCM??? You will probably need a wiring diagram in order to probe back into the connector coming out of the control module.