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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

    Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Dakota, Full Size Vans & Ram 1500-3500 Pickup -> Component Diagnosis & Testing -> Blower Motor -> Blower Motor Relay -> Blower Motor Resistor -> Blower Motor Switch -> Blower Relay Circuit -> Compressor -> Compressor Clutch Coil -> Compressor Clutch Relay -> Compressor Clutch Relay Circuit -> Dakota & Ram 1500-3500 Pickup -> Expansion Valve -> Fin Sensing Cycling Clutch Switch -> Front -> Front & Rear A/C -> Front A/C -> Full Size Vans -> Full-Size Van -> High Pressure Cutout Switch -> Low Pressure Cutout Switch -> Rear -> Refrigerant System Sight Glass -> Thermal Limiter Switch
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Blower Motor

    If blower motor does not operate, check for following:

    • Blown fuse.
    • Open power circuit.
    • Open ground circuit.
    • Faulty blower relay.
    • Faulty blower resistor.
    • Faulty blower switch.
    • Faulty heater-A/C control switch.
    • Faulty blower motor.
    Blower Motor Relay
    • Remove blower motor relay from Power Distribution Center (PDC).
    • Check continuity between terminals 87A and 30, and 87 and 30, Fig. . If there is continuity between terminals 87A and 30, but not between 87 and 3...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Replacement -> 1992-95 -> 1996 -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Cherokee & Comanche -> Chrysler -> Except Cherokee & Comanche -> Full Size Truck, Van/Wagon & Dakota Less RWAL -> Full Size Truck, Van/Wagon & Dakota w/RWAL -> Jeep -> Less Aluminum Master Cylinder -> Master Cylinder -> Ram 50 -> With Aluminum Master Cylinder & Manual Brakes -> With Aluminum Master Cylinder & Power Brakes
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

    Master Cylinder

    Chrysler
    Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
    1992-95
    • Disconnect and plug brake tubes from master cylinder. Cap master cylinder ports.
    • Remove master cylinder attaching nuts.
    • Remove master cylinder from power brake unit.
    • Reverse procedure to install. Master cylinder should be bench bled before installation, using bleeding tubes tool No. C-4546, or equivalent.
    1996
    • With engine not running, pump brake pedal four or five times to deplete vacuum in power booster.
    • Thoroughly clean all surfaces of filler neck, brake fluid reservoir and area where master cylinder assembly attac...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> 2005-06 Liberty w/2.4L & 3.7L Engines, 2005-06 Grand Cherokee, 1998-06 Durango, 1994-06 Dakota (Except 1994 2.5L), Ram Truck 1500-3500, Ram Van 1500-3500
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

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

    DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> With Universal Joint Replacement Tool -> Without Universal Joint Replacement Tool
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 CNG

    With Universal Joint Replacement Tool

    Disassemble
    • Place driveshaft in a vise, using care to avoid damaging it.
    • Remove bearing retaining snap rings. Some universal joints use injected nylon retainers in place of snap rings. During servicing, snap rings supplied with replacement universal joint assembly must be used.
    • Position tool on shaft and press bearing out of yoke. If bearing cannot be pressed all way out, remove it using vise grips or channel lock pliers or strike center yoke with hammer. Mark yoke and shaft to ensure they will be reassembled in their same relative p...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 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 -> All Wheel Drive (AWD) Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

    This light monitors the AWD system. The light will turn on for a bulb check when the ignition switch is turned to the on position and may stay on for as long as three seconds. When the lamp is illuminated solid here is an A...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water pump inlet tube.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump inlet tube and from vehicle.
    • Reverse proc...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 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 Front Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota  2.5 L4 GASEngine Compartment Front Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • DRL Module
  • A/C Low Pressure Switch
  • Radiator Fan Motor
  • Lo-Note Horn
  • Connector C-107
  • Transmission & Transfer Case Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASTransmission & Transfer Case Components Diagram for 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Back-Up Lamp Switch
  • 4WD Switch
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor
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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  3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn Relay
  • Hazard Flasher
  • Turn Signal Flasher
  • Buzzer Module
  • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp Relay
  • 1996 Dodge Dakota  2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Door Lock Switch
  • Left Door Lock Switch
  • Left Door Lock Motor
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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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