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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$75.00
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace timing chain (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152008

Dakota SLT 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

I WAS HEARING A TICKING SOUND THAT I THOUGHT WAS THE LIFTERS OR ROCKER ARMS. TOOK VALVE COVERS OFF CHECKED IT OUT WASN'T THAT. CHECKED FOR EXHAUST LEAKS COULDN'T FIND ANY. GOT A SECOND OPINION. HE SAID IT WAS A SLOPPY TIMING CHAIN BUT IT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE IT TO ME. WASN'T SURE WHAT TO DO SO I REPLACED TIMING CHAIN AND GEARS MYSELF BECAUSE THAT TICKING DROVE ME BONKERS. THAT FIXED THE TICKING PROBLEM,I WAS SUPRISED THAT WAS THE PROBLEM I WOULD OF NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS IT JUST DIDN'T SOUND LIKE IT. IWAS A LITTLE EMBARRESED BECAUSE I HAVE REBUILT 5 OF MY OWN ENGINES IN THE PAST AND THOUGHT I UNDERSTOOD ENGINES PRETTY GOOD.

- , Bedrock, IN, USA

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