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1998 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012002


  • miles


No summary listed for above vehicle.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022001


  • miles
Driveshaft disconnected while traveling at highway speed of 75 mph, causing damages to transmisson and engine block. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty, and nothing would be done. Consumer complained not about warranty, but damage of driveshaft at less then 19,000 miles of wear. Asking for NHTSA to look into this matter. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Piqua, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 071999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Atf leaking onto catalytic converter -smoldering/smoke from under truck. Leaks appear to be from transmission tail shaft /driveshaft yoke and fling atf onto converter 3 repairs no success a this time - repairing dealer not selling. Dealer I believe this to be a fire hazard, poor shift quality due to loss of fluid.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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