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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

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup, Full Size Van, Grand Cherokee, Liberty & Wrangler -> Heater Housing, Replace -> Dakota & Durango -> Full Size Pickups -> Full Size Vans -> Grand Cherokee -> Liberty -> Wrangler
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

Liberty

  • Remove instrument panel as outlined under "Instrument Panel, Replace."
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Disconnect liquid line refrigerant line fitting from evaporator inlet tube, plug all open lines.
  • Disconnect accumulator inlet tube refrigerant line fitting from evaporator outlet tube, plug all open lines.
  • Drain cooling system, then disconnect heater hoses from heater core tubes plugging all open tubes.
  • Disconnect heater and A/C system vacuum supply line from tee fitting near heater core tubes.
  • Disconnect heater and A/C unit wire harness fastened to housing next ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Dakota & Durango -> Brake System Bleed
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

Refer to. "Hydraulic Brak... "

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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 4.7 V8 GAS

Normal Service

Replace as ...

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

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

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 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 -> Emission Maintenance Reminder Indicator -> Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

This Emission Maintenance Reminder System (Maintenance Required Lamp) is incorporated into the engine controller. The controller stores vehicle mileage into its memory every eight miles, then at 60,000, 82,500 or 120,000 miles it will light the EMR (Maintenance Required) lamp. When the indicated mileage is reached or the EMR lamp is on at all times, the following components must be replaced and the EMR lamp reset:

  • At 60,00 miles, proceed as follows:
    • Replace EGR valve.
    • Clean EGR passage.
    • Replace PCV valve.
  • At 82,500 miles, replace oxygen sensor.
  • At 120,000 miles, proceed as ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

Inlet

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

Outlet

  • D...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

Belt tension is not adjustable. Belt adjustment is maintained by automatic (spring load) belt tensioner. Do not let tensioner arm snap back to freearm position, severe damage may occur t...

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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+.

Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Connector Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASRight Front Wheel Speed Sensor Connector Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Speed Sensor Connector
  • Air Cleaner Box
  • Transmission Line Pressure Sensor Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GASTransmission Line Pressure Sensor Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Line Pressure Sensor
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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  3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Airbag Control Module
  • Driver Seat Belt Tensioner
  • Passenger Seat Belt Tensioner
  • 2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Driver Door Module
  • Passenger Power Mirror
  • Driver Power Mirror
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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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