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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
113,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012012

Dakota 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


My truck logs less than 100 miles a year. I turn it on biweekly to ensure the battery does not go dead. The truck has run without a hitch since I bought it at a used car dealer. The previous owner took good care of the truck and change oil periodically, as required. I change the oil & filter every 12 months or 200 miles. After more than 5 years of flawless performance the oil pressure drops to 0 in idle and sets off the check gauges red idiot light, then peaks the low "L" end of the gauge with an annoying ticking sound. I changed the oil and filter and it stopped briefly but then resumed with the tick, tick, tick all the way home. "Houston we have a problem".

Whats it going to cost me to have the oil pump changed?

Is there a recall for this obvious workmanship problem.?

- , Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072007

(reported on)

Dakota 3.9V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

Sometimes at idle oil pressure gauge drops to zero. Rev engine and oil pressure gauge returns to normal.

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302007

(reported on)

Dakota SLT 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

Engine low oil pressure alarm/check gauges sounds at idle after engine is at temperature. Dealer indicated the oil pressure OK and believed it to be an electrical problem but refused to fix it.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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