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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks from 1990+

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Dakota & Durango -> Component Diagnosis & Testing -> A/C Compressor Clutch Coil -> A/C Compressor Clutch Relay -> A/C Compressor Noise -> Additional Relay Circuit Testing -> Blower Motor -> Blower Motor Relay -> Blower Motor Resistor -> Blower Motor Switch -> Dual Function High Pressure Switch/High Pressure Cutoff Switch -> Low Pressure Cycling Clutch Test -> Motor Inoperative -> Motor Noise -> Motor Vibration -> Relay Circuit Test
Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Blower Motor
Motor Inoperative
  • Fuse or faulty blower motor wiring or wiring harness connectors.
  • Blower motor resistor.
  • Blower motor relay.
  • Voltage reduction relay.
  • Blower motor switch.
  • Heater-A/C mode control switch.
  • Blower motor.
Motor Vibration
  • Improper blower motor mounting.
  • Improper blower wheel mounting.
  • Blower wheel out of balance or deformed.
  • Blower motor faulty.
Motor Noise

To verify that blower motor is the source of the noise, unplug motor conn...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Combination Valve Test -> Fixed Proportioning Valve Test -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve Test -> Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test -> Power Booster Check Valve Test -> Power Booster Vacuum Test -> Pressure Differential Switch -> PT Cruiser
Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test

  • Start engine and inspect booster vacuum hose connections for leaks.
  • Stop engine and shift transmission into neutral.
  • Pump brake pedal until all vacuum reserve in booster is depleted.
  • Press and hold brake pedal under light foot pressure. Pedal should hold firm. If it falls away master cylinder is faulty.
  • Start engine and note pedal action. Pedal should fall away slightly under light foot pressure, then hold firm.
  • If no pedal action is felt, the power booster, vacuum supply or vacuum check valve are faulty. Proceed to "Power Booster Vacuum Test."
  • If p...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Dakota & Durango -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7 V8 GAS

Normal Service

Replace as ...

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

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks from 1990+.

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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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7 V8 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

The cap used on this valve stem contains an O-ring seal to prevent contamination and moisture from entering the valve stem. Retain this valve stem cap for reuse. Do not substitute a regular valve stem cap in its place.

The valve stem used on this vehicle is made of aluminum and the core is nickel plated brass. The original valve stem core must be reinstalled and not substituted with a valve stem core made of a different material. This is required to prevent corrosion in the valve stem caused by the different metals.

Removal
  • Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
  • Raise...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 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 two field terminal nuts.
  • Remove wire connectors, then remove alternator from vehi...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> All Wheel Drive (AWD) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

This light monitors the AWD system. The light will turn on for a bulb check when the ignition switch is turned to the on position and may stay on for as long as three seconds. When the lamp is illuminated solid here is an A...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks from 1990+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery negative cable.
  • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
  • Remove hose clamps and hoses from radiator.
  • Disconnect coolant reserve/overflow tank hose and washer bottle electrical connector and hose.
  • Remove upper fan shroud mounting screws Lift upper fan shroud assembly up and out of engine compartment.
  • On models with automatic transmission, disconnect transmission oil cool...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Dodge Dakota cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 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

Serpentine belt must be routed correctly. If routed incorrectly water pump will rotate...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

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

LH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota  3.9 V6 GASLH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch
  • Idle Air Control
  • Fuel Injector No.5
  • Instrument Panel Diagram for 2008 Dodge Dakota TRX 4.7 V8 GASInstrument Panel Diagram for 2008 Dodge Dakota TRX 4.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Sun Sensor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

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

    2002 Dodge Dakota  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Driver Door Module
  • Left Rear Power Window Switch
  • Right Rear Power Window Switch
  • Passenger Door Power Window Switch
  • Driver Door Power Window Motor
  • 2004 Dodge Dakota  4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Central Timer Module
  • Driver Cylinder Lock Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: EXTERIOR LAMP - LENS FOGGING
    Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Dakota Laramie 4.7 V8 FLEX

    Auto Systems:
  • Lighting, Horns, Turn Signals, Steering Column
  • Document: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSTIC TEARDOWN PROCEDURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 GAS

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

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