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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

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    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Brake Service -> 12 Inch Drum -> 9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums -> Brake Shoe, Replace -> Caravan, Dakota, Durango, Town & Country & Voyager -> Full Size Pickup -> Inspection -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    Brake Shoe, Replace

    Do not intermix automatic adjuster components from side to side.

    9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums
    Caravan, Dakota, Durango, Town & Country & Voyager
    Removal
    • Raise and support vehicle, then remove rear wheels.
    • Remove drum retaining nuts if equipped, then the drums. If drum will not separate from brake shoes or axle, proceed as follows:
      • Ensure parking brake is disengaged.
      • Remove adjuster hole plug from backing plate.
      • Insert small screwdriver or equivalent, through adjuster hole, then push and hold self adjuster lever off adjuster screw assembly,. Fig. .
      • Back off adjuster screw as...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Dakota & Durango -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace as ...

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

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 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 C/V 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 t...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

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

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

    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 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 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 thermostat housing.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from thermostat housing and from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure ...

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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+.

    Airbag Control Module Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASAirbag Control Module Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Airbag Control Module
  • Passenger Airbag ON/OFF Switch
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Wheel Speed Sensor/Tone Wheels Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GASWheel Speed Sensor/Tone Wheels Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Hub
  • Wheel Shield
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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  4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Oxygen Sensor 1/2 Downstream
  • Oxygen Sensor 1/1 Upstream
  • Oxygen Sensor 2/1 Upstream
  • Oxygen Sensor 2/2 Downstream
  • 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Central Timer Module
  • Driver Door Module
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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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    Click here to view more details2002 Dodge Dakota Oil Pressure Switch, 1/8 in. x 27 NPT thread size; Pin type; 2-prong male terminal; A high quality, direct fit OE replacement oil pressure switch; With 2 years limited Trustbuilt warranty..

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    $37.56

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    $16.45

    Click here to view more details2000 Dodge Dakota L4, 2.5 L, 2507 CC, 153 CID Rebuilt Engine, Warranty: 3-Year/100,000 Mile, .

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    $2,920.00

    Click here to view more details2000 Dodge Dakota Used Exhaust Manifold, 8-318 (5.2L), L., Very Good.

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    $80.00

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