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1996 Dodge Dakota CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Dodge REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Heater/A/C Control Unit, Replace -> 1996 -> 1997 -> Cherokee & Wrangler -> Dakota -> Full Size Pickups -> Full Size Vans -> Grand Cherokee -> Minivans
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

Cherokee & Wrangler
  • Remove instrument panel bezel using a suitable wide blade flat tool and pry bezel away from instrument panel, then lower down the glove box door.
  • Reach through glove box opening and disconnect the vacuum harness .
  • Remove the control panel attaching screws and pull the control unit far enough away to disconnect electrical connectors and control cables.
  • Remove control unit.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Dakota
1996
  • Remove steering column cover, then the instrument cluster bezel.
  • Rem...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> Chrysler -> Brake Service -> 1992-93 Full Size Pickup & 1992-95 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> 1994-96 Full Size Pickup -> 1996 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Brake Shoe, Replace -> Inspection -> Installation -> Models w/ 9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums -> Models w/12 Inch Drum Brake -> Ram 50 -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Brake Shoe, Replace

Prior to removing brake shoes it is recommended that a suitable clip or restraining device be applied to the wheel cylinders to prevent wheel cylinder pistons from being pushed out of their bores.

Do not intermix automatic adjuster components from side to side.

Models w/ 9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums
1992-93 Full Size Pickup & 1992-95 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
Removal
  • Raise and support rear of vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove brake drum, noting the following:
    • If brake lining is dragging on brake drum, lift auto adjuster lever off star wheel, the...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> B Series Vans, Dakota, Durango, D & W Series, Ramcharger, Ram Truck 1500-3500 & Ram Van 1500-3500 w/Fuel Injection -> Less Fuel Pressure Test Port -> Multipoint Fuel Injection -> Throttle Body Fuel Injection -> With Fuel Pressure Test Port
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive st...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

Front

  • Position transmission and transfer case to their neutral positions. Raise and support vehicle. Remove skid plate, if equipped.
  • Mark a line across transfer case flange and CV for installation reference.
  • Mark a line across propeller shaft flange yoke and front axle companion flange for installation reference.
  • Remove companion flange bolts.
  • Remove transfer case flange bolts and remove propeller shaft.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Align reference marks.
    • Torque companion flange and flange yoke bolts to 80 ft. lbs.
    • Torque transfer case companion flange bolts to...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Remove pivot and mounting bolts, then position alternator for wire connection access.
  • Remove harness hold-down, battery terminal, ground terminal...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp -> Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

The amber lamp monitors anti-lock brake system condition. The lamp should be on during engine starting, but should go off when the self-diagnostic system determines proper system operation. If the lamp remains On, a fault in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. After diagnosis and re...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

  • Disconnect battery ground cable, then drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove throttle cable at fan shroud, then unsnap and remove overflow tank from shroud.
  • Remove two fan shroud retaining clips and move toward engine. Shroud does not have to be removed...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Removal

  • Attach a suitable wrench to automatic tensioner pulley mounting bolt
  • Rotate tensioner assembly clockwise until tension has been relieved.
  • Remove belt from idler puller, then from vehicle.

Installation

Serpentine belt must be routed correctly. If routed incorrectly water pump will rotate...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota  5.2 V8 CNGEngine Compartment Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

Components on diagram:
  • Washer Pump
  • Wiper Motor
  • Right Side Marker Lamp
  • Speed Control Servo
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • Door Panel Splices Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota  5.2 V8 CNGDoor Panel Splices Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

    Components on diagram:
  • Splice S-301
  • Splice S-302
  • Splice S-303
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Dodge Dakota  5.2 V8 CNG Wiring Diagram1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Controller Anti-Lock Brake
  • ABS Warning Lamp Relay
  • 1996 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • TCC Solenoid
  • Ignition Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Electronic Transmission Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHOR INSTALLATION - REV
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
  • Document: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSTIC TEARDOWN PROCEDURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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