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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Air Bag System Precautions -> DaimlerChrysler -> Disarming -> 1990-97 -> 1994-96 Cherokee -> 1998-2004 -> Except 1994-96 Cherokee -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Passenger Cars
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

1990-97

It may be required to access and record all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) prior to disarming the air bag system.

  • Place ignition switch in Lock position.
  • Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
  • Wait at least two minutes after disconnecting battery ground cable before doing any further work on vehicle. The air bag system is designed to retain enough voltage to deploy air bags for a short time even after battery has been disconnected.
1998-2004

It may be required to access and rec...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Dakota & Durango -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Chatter -> Brake Drag -> Brake Fade -> Brake Pull -> Brake Squeal Or Squeak -> Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort -> Low Pedal -> Pedal Falls Away -> Pedal Pulsation -> Rear Brake Grab Or Pull -> Spongy Pedal
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

Pedal Falls Away

  • System leak at brake line, fitting, hose or caliper/wheel cylinder.
  • Internal leakage in master cylinder caused by worn or damaged piston cups.
  • Internal leak in ABS or RWAL system.

Low Pedal

  • Worn brake linings.
  • Worn drums or rotors.
  • Rear brakes out of adjustment.

Spongy Pedal

  • Air in hydraulic system.
  • Thin brake drums.
  • Substandard brake lines and hoses.

Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort

  • Linings that are water soaked, contaminated or glazed.
  • Defective power booster or check valve.

Pedal Pulsation

  • Disc brake rotors have excessive lateral runout or thickness variation.
  • Out of round bra...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1996-04 Dakota All Models & 1994-95 w/3.9L & 5.2L Engines
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy.

The fuel filter/pressure regulator is located at t...

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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

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 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

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Check Gauge Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

When the ignition is turned On, the lamp will light for approximately 2 seconds as a bulb inspection. The PCM continually monitors the engine oil pressure, engine coolant temperature and electrical system voltage. The check gauges lamp w...

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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 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

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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+.

Instrument Panel Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GASInstrument Panel Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Glove Box Lamp
  • Glove Box Lamp Switch
  • Amplifier
  • Combination Flasher
  • Instrument Panel Connectors, Grommets and Splices Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GASInstrument Panel Connectors, Grommets and Splices Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Central Timer Module
  • Speaker
  • Seat Belt Tensioner
  • Connector C-301
  • Connector C-248
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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
  • Passenger Airbag ON/OFF Switch
  • 2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Central Timer 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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