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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace steering column (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012010

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


we got a 98 dakota sport and bought it brand new in 98. it now has 70,000 miles on it and the steering shaft has got play in it to the point u can feel it when u drive. had it priced out to fix it and it costs over $400 for the repair.I'm afraid to go to a recycle yard because ill get the same thing,dealer wants $375 for the part and i put it in. never in my life did i have to change a steering column for loose steering......this truck has been a pain in my behind since day 1 but cant afford to keep it and cant afford to sell it

- , Clinton Twp, MI, USA

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