So guys, what's your input? Mech said there was zero compression on the 2 cyl, so I pulled the valve cover. The 2008 Dodge Dakota is supposed to be a mid-size truck. Dealers are telling owners new software is being written to correct the problem. I'm weighing my options on either an engine change or just a rebuilt cylinder head or two. My questions are; 1 You 3.
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In regard to rollover resistance, the Dakota garners four out of five stars. Two body styles are offered: extended and crew cab. The first thing you'll notice is the more angular Nitro-ish exterior that features better fit and gap management. Last year's 235 horsepower has increased to 302, while torque has increased to 329 pound-feet. The anti-roll bar has also been removed.
Some owners have been waiting months. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015. However, the V-6 in this Dodge Dakota 2008 comes with either manual or automatic, says ConsumerGuide. The rack-and-pinion steering is a quick-ratio, and needs only 3. As for handling, the Dakota certainly feels more responsive than a full-size crew cab truck. Four-wheel anti-lock control is optional.
The 2008 Dakota's optional V-8 is a fully modern 302-horsepower, 4. The new fenders dramatically change the truck's profile, which now includes a rear spoiler--a genuine aero feature. The supersizing of America is certainly at play here. Access is improved now that the Extended Cab's Full Swing rear access doors open nearly 170 degrees--almost flat against the bed. Has anyone found a solution? Sport models are upgraded with unique two-tone fabric seats and chrome textures.
P 1 Post a reply to this message: Username Registration: All visitors are allowed to post messages Name: Email: Notify me when I get a reply to my message: Yes No Icons: Subject: Message:. Four-wheel anti-lock control is optional. Still comes on when engine is warm when accelerating from stop. I love the truck and it runs great 60mph and up,but it's amazing how much city driving falls in this rpm range and the engine just quits pulling. Despite mixed feelings on last year's V8, the new offering is well liked. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
The variances here are really between transmission type, engine type, and two- or four-wheel drive. Sharp noise like the belt snapped under the hood at 25 mph, but power steering, etc was fine. There are also other problems listed with this engine. A five-speed automatic is the only trans to back this engine. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. While the engine benefits from fully modern technology and delivers up to 7,000-pound towing capabilities , the brakes are pure old school: discs in front, drums in the rear with rear-wheel-only anti-lock brakes. If anyone has any cures for this rough idle, pass them along! The vehicle currently has 6,000 + miles on it and as far as I know has no other issues with the rotors, ball joints, etc.
After all, a Dakota like our tester tips the scales at a full-size truck weight of 4,500 pounds. Opt Opt Engine: V6, 3. Thanks guys for your input. A five-speed automatic is the only trans to back this engine. The 2008 Dodge Dakota has undergone significant changes compared to its predecessors.
Maximum capacity can increase to 1,710 pounds depending on trim level. But while it may be the largest, the second whistle stop on the annual international auto show tour doesn't usually pack all that show floor space with a glut of spanking new…. Outside, inside, and under the hood, every model shows significant changes for 2008, but it's not an all-new truck. Two- and four-wheel-drive models are offered. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Revisions have been made to the springs and shock tuning.