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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

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Dakota & Durango -> Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Mechanical Problems -> Obstructed Coolant Flow -> Performance Test -> Temperature Control
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

Performance Test

Before performing output test, inspect radiator coolant level, serpentine drive belt tension, radiator air flow and radiator fan operation. Also ensure accessory vacuum supply connector is connected at the power brake booster.

  • With engine idling at normal operating temperature, set temperature control to full Hot position, mode control switch to Floor position and blower motor switch to highest speed position.
  • Test temperature of air being discharged at heater-A/C floor outlets using a suitable thermometer.
  • Compa...

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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 3.9 V6 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 4.7 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 5.9 V8 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

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 -> Check Gauge Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 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 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+.

Clutch Interlock Switch Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASClutch Interlock Switch Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Clutch Interlock Switch
  • Connector C-200
  • Clutch Interlock Switch Jumper
  • Brake Lamp Switch Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASBrake Lamp Switch Diagram for 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Brake Lamp Switch
  • Brake Lamp Switch Connector
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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:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Clockspring
  • Central Timer Module
  • Right Remote Radio Switch
  • Left Remote Radio Switch
  • 2003 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Front Park/Turn Signal Lamp
  • Right Front Park/Turn Signal
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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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