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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
76,487 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace throttle position sensor (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 072013

Dakota Sport 3.9L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,000 miles


What would cause this problem? The high revving idle occurs when you step on the gas to shift but when you release the gas pedal the engine is still revving too high and very slowly lowers to a fluctuating Idle. The problem lessens after running for a few miles.

- , Bryan, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 142009

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,937 miles

I have only had the truck 3 months, and already have replaced the alternator, water pump, rear breaks, transmission and had to unplug the heater core.

- , Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

problem #3

Sep 152008

Dakota SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Does anyone know what the problem is and how to correct it?

- , Ft. Calhoun, NE, USA

problem #2

May 312007

Dakota 4DR,2WD V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,496 miles

The problem settled down whenever I considered taking it in. Recently had a tune-up and the problem has come back. Seems to happen more when the air conditioner is on.

- , Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Nov 242004

(reported on)

Dakota SLT

  • 73,000 miles

Idles up quick when starting, 1600-2000. Fluctuating idle. On highway driving RPMS jump 200-300 rpm while at steady speed with or without at cruise on.

- , Maumelle, AR, USA

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