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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
175,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. idle control valve needs to be relaced (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082010

Dakota Sport 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Only complaint I had was be able to see the back of the throttle. I had to twist and turn my head and bend over the hood to get to the back of it.

- , Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 022008

Dakota SLT 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

My truck will run fine for days. Then I'll be stopped at stop light and it will just idle down and die. I have to two-foot it for a about 5 minutes and everything is fine. Other times it will idle up to 2000rpms. I changed the throttle position sensor. (no luck)

- , Arnold, MO, USA

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