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2003 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 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Cooling Fans -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

    Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming proced...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> Parking Brake Cable
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

    Brake Drums

    Any time the brake drums are removed for brake service, the braking surface diameter should be inspected with a suitable brake drum micrometer at several points to determine if they are within the safe oversize limit stamped on the brake drum outer surface. If the braking surface diameter exceeds specifications, the drum must be replaced. If the braking surface diameter is within specifications, drums should be cleaned and inspected for cracks, scores, deep grooves, taper, out of round and heat spotting. If drums are cracked or heat spotted, they must be replaced. Minor sc...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 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: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 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 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    • Remove battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove front axle skid plate and skid plate crossmember.
    • Remove nut and lock washer from starter mounting stud.
    • Remove screw from upper starter mounting flange hole, then slide transmission cooler tube bracket forward for clearance.
    • Move starter towards fr...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Air Bag Indicator Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    The air bag indicator lamp lights for 6-8 seconds each time the ignition is turned On. The lamp indicates a system self-test is being performed by the air bag co...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 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 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    Removal

    The automatic tensioner is equipped with an indexing arrow on the back of tensioner housing. If a new belt is being installed, arrow must be within approximately 1/8 inch of indexing mark. If an old belt is being used, it must not pass the indexing point.

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

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 2003 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Engine Compartment Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GASEngine Compartment Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Washer Fluid Level Switch
  • Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Washer Pump
  • Speed Control Servo
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • Lower Body Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GASLower Body Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • Ground G-305
  • Connector C-323
  • Connector C-325
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Airbag Control Module
  • Driver Seat Belt Tensioner
  • Passenger Seat Belt Tensioner
  • 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Wiper Switch
  • Data Link Connector
  • Central Timer Module
  • Front Washer Pump/Motor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Flash: PCM to Allow The Generic Scan Tool To Properly Report Catalyst Monitor
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSTIC TEARDOWN PROCEDURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 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 2003 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 2003 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 2003 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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