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1998 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 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Water Pump, Replace -> 2.4L Engine -> 2.5L Engine -> 3.0L Engine -> 3.3L & 3.8L Engines -> 3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L Engines -> 4.7L Engine -> Cherokee & Wrangler -> Dakota & Durango -> Diesel Engine -> Full Size Pickups & 1998-99 Full Size Vans -> Gasoline Engines -> Grand Cherokee -> Minivans
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Cherokee & Wrangler

All engines have a reverse rotating (counterclockwise) water pump. The letter "R" is stamped into the back of the water pump impeller to identify this style of pump. Engines from previous model years, depending upon application, may be equipped with a forward rotating water pump. Installation of the wrong water pump will cause engine overheating.

  • Drain coolant into suitable container.
  • On models equipped with 2.5L engine, loosen but do not remove at this time, four hub to water pump pulley mounting bolts.
  • On all models, remove acc...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Adjustments -> Adjustment -> Except FWD Models -> FWD Models -> Parking Brake -> Self-Adjusting Brakes -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Service Brake

Except FWD Models
Self-Adjusting Brakes

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining to drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the car is moving rearward.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary when the brake shoes have been relined, replaced or when the length of the star wheel adjuster has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent the automa...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 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: 1998 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove skid plate, if equipped.
  • Remove cotter pin, nut lock, and spring washer from stub shaft.
  • Remove hub nut and washer from stub shaft.
  • Remove brake caliper and rotor.
  • Remove ABS wheel speed sensor, if equipped.
  • Remove hub bearing bolts and hub bearing fr...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

  • Remove battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Remove alternator pivot bolt and mounting bolts and nuts.
  • Remove upper alternator mounting bolt, lower mounting bolt and nut.
  • Remove wiring harness hold down and battery positive terminal retaining nuts.
  • Remove ground terminal and field t...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Check Engine Lamp -> Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Plymouth Except Ram 50
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

On models less OBD II, the Check Engine lamp should light for approximately 3 seconds after the ignition has been turned On as a bulb inspection. If improper or no signals are received by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) from various sensors and monitored systems or if the PCM enters its Limp-In mode, the PCM will light the Check Engine lamp. On Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth models, After diagnosing and servicing the vehicle, the PCM memory will be cleared after approximately 40 to 100 ignition key On-Off cycles or by using a suitable scan tool. ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
  • Disconnect heater outlet hose from heate...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1998 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 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Data Link Connector (DLC) Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota  2.5 L4 GASData Link Connector (DLC) Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • 16-Way Data Link Connector
  • Liftgate Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASLiftgate Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Liftgate Ajar Switch
  • Rear Wiper Motor
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Liftgate Disarm Switch
  • Liftgate Lock Motor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Dodge Dakota  2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Generator
  • Engine Starter Motor
  • 1998 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Trailer Tow Relay
  • Stop Lamp Switch
  • Electric Brake
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - Mopar Value Line Catalytic Converters
    Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Emission Controls, Vacuum Hoses
  • Document: CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHOR INSTALLATION - REV
    Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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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