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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152009

Dakota 3.9L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

Truck runs fine idling, and has plenty of power in gears 1, 2, and 3. If I really tromp on it, I hear a slight tick under the hood only if it is under load (may be an exhaust leak, not sure). Truck cannot keep 70 mph on the highway in 5th gear up hill. To keep 70, I need to downshift and put the pedal to the floor. All 6 cylinders work fine, all have compression. If anybody has any ideas, please let me know.

- , Milford, PA, USA

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