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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 182005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles

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

Loud rear axle noise....brought to dealer.........replaced pinion and carrier bearings in axle.......cause was because maufacturer changed tow capacity on rt's after owners manual was published....I bought used truck at 40,000 miles and has no idea it could only tow 2,000 lbs vrs owners manual said 6,000...an 8cyl truck and can't toe boat.....how week for dodoge!

- Aviston, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 182005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles
Loud rear axle noise....brought to dealer.........replaced pinion and carrier bearings in axle.......cause was because maufacturer changed tow capacity on rt's after owners manual was published....I bought used truck at 40,000 miles and has no idea it could only tow 2,000 lbs vrs owners manual said 6,000...an 8cyl truck and can't toe boat.....how week for dodoge!

- Aviston, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 252001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Rearend has failed twice, first at 20,000 miles and again at 25,000 later due to bearing and ring/ pinion failure.

- Cloverdale, CA, USA

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