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Average Mileage:
1,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Dodge Dakota AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 191998

Dakota LX 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


Air conditioner is terrible. In a cool garage it will put out 60 degrees only while driving on freeway, at stoplights it jumps to 80+. degrees. I Live in Arizona. I replaced the whole unit after two times bringing it to the dealer who always tested in mornings and in cool garage and said it was fine no matter what I told them. The vehicle still only has 96k miles and not worth driving in summer. I have kept it in mint condition. New tranny 100k warranty old one had metal. Follow scheduled maintenance. Auto zone said artic freeze won't help.

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

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