Last post on Oct 01, 2013 at 3:11 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Transmission, Truck
#5 of 9 Re: 2005 dodge dakota 4wd engages by it's self [carverman]
Dec 06, 2011 (6:02 am)
It is odd. I did try turning the engage knob off several times, but a few days later, it will start doing it again. I pulled the 25 amp fuse out for serveral months, and the engagement noise went away. I put the fuse back in and it is back, but this time, I am sometimes getting a 4wd fail light while driving with the fuse in.
#6 of 9 Re: 2005 dodge dakota 4wd engages by it's self [pj56]
Dec 06, 2011 (6:09 am)
If you pull the 4WD unit's fuse, it will not engage, so no matter what state it is
in (or what the 4WD encoder in the unit thinks it's in) nothing happens until
you put the +12 volt fuse back in which starts the process all over again.
If the 4WD fail indicator is coming on...the PCM is posting a P-xxxx code
and you need an ODBII code reader to read the code. If you don't
own one (and I highly recommend with computerized vehicle controls that
you get an inexpensive one ($60 or so), you will need to take it to
an Auto Zone or some such place that will pull the code from the computer
and you will (hopefully have a better indication where the problem lies).
Without doing that..you are just guessing.
#7 of 9 Re: 2005 dodge dakota 4wd engages by it's self [pj56]
Mar 02, 2013 (7:11 am)
i have the same problem with my 2005 dakota were you able to fix your problkem and if so could you shed some light on this for me thanks andy
#8 of 9 Re: 2005 dodge dakota 4wd engages by it's self [andysemple]
Sep 15, 2013 (5:22 pm)
I have a 2005 Dakota and I have the exact same problem, does anybody know what is causing it, if you can help it will be awesome. Thanks
#9 of 9 Re: 2005 dodge dakota 4wd engages by it's self [pj56]
Oct 01, 2013 (3:11 pm)
I am having the same problem and have had this issue for the last year. It is intermittent, and like the description in the original post, it occurs whether the ignition is on or not.
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated as I took it to the dealership today and they can't get the problem to occur, therefore they are unable to diagnose and repair the issue.