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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Dodge Dakota cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012012

Dakota V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My Dakota had the thermostat changed last year, because it wouldn't get up to proper temps. My Dakota will start to overheat after a few miles of driving. It will overheat for about 5 seconds or so and then the temp will come back down slightly for a half a minute or so. It does this back an forth. The radiator is full and isn't leaking. I can smell that the engine is getting hot. I am baffled as to what might be causing this? Any suggestions?

- , Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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