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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+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Cherokee, Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup, Full Size Van, Grand Cherokee, Liberty & Wrangler -> Heat/Defrost Door, Replace -> Dakota & Durango -> Full Size Pickups & Grand Cherokee -> Wrangler
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Full Size Pickups & Grand Cherokee

  • Remove heater and A/C unit as described under "Heater Housing, Replace," then invert unit and separate door pivot from pivot pin.
  • Disconnect vacuum line, then separate halves of heater and A/C unit and remove center adapter heat duct and screw.
  • Remove door from bottom half of heater and A/C unit.
  • Reverse procedure to install. Ensure door pivot pins align with holes when assembling heater and A/C housing.

Dakota & Durango

  • Remove heater and A/C housing as outlined under "Heater Housing, Replac... "

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Chrysler LLC -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> Parking Brake Cable
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.7 V6 GAS

Brake Drums

Any time the brake drums are removed for brake service, the braking surface diameter should be inspected with a suitable brake drum micrometer at several points to determine if they are within the safe oversize limit stamped on the brake drum outer surface. If the braking surface diameter exceeds specifications, the drum must be replaced. If the braking surface diameter is within specifications, drums should be cleaned and inspected for cracks, scores, deep grooves, taper, out of round and heat spotting. If drums are cracked or heat spotted, they must be replaced. Minor sc...

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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 Pressure Relief -> B Series Vans, Dakota, Durango, D & W Series, Ramcharger, Ram Truck 1500-3500 & Ram Van 1500-3500 w/Fuel Injection -> Less Fuel Pressure Test Port -> Multipoint Fuel Injection -> Throttle Body Fuel Injection -> With Fuel Pressure Test Port
Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota 5.9 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 st...

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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: 2002 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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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+.

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota SXT 4.7 V8 FLEX

The Low Tire Pressure indicator lamp will flash slowly and sound a single tone when tire pressure is low. If tire pressure drops lower, the indicator lamp will flash rapidly and the tone will be continuous. When the tire is inflated to the proper pressure the lamp and tone will ...

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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+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 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 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: 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7 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+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • 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 ve...

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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
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7 V6 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 Dodge Dakota AUTOMOBILES

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

Engine Compartment Splices Diagram for 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.2 V8 GASEngine Compartment Splices Diagram for 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.2 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Splice L-7
  • Splice Z-1
  • Splice L-3
  • Splice L-4
  • Splice C-25
  • Battery, Generator, and Starter Diagram for 2006 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7 V6 GASBattery, Generator, and Starter Diagram for 2006 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • Connector C-305
  • Connector C-323
  • Connector C-325
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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.

    1995 Dodge Dakota  5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Control Module
  • Transmission Oil Temperature Sensor
  • Ignition Switch
  • 4WD Indicator Switch
  • 4wd Indicator Lamp
  • 2008 Dodge Dakota Laramie 4.7 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram2008 Dodge Dakota Laramie 4.7 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Relay
  • Clutch Interlock Switch
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Integrated Power Module
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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: CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS
    Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
  • Document: FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY
    Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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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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