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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. gasket and manifold replaced (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Dakota exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152008

Dakota SLT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


My truck makes a putter sound. It will still drive but eventually cold air will get into the exhaust causing more problems especially affecting the mileage.

- , Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Sep 022007

(reported on)

Dakota Quad Cab SLT 4.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles

I started my motor one morning. It sounded like an exhaust manifold leak so I took it into my mechanic. He did an diagnosis on the truck and found that 2 of the exhaust manifold bolts were broken on the passenger side exhaust manifold. He took off the manifold and found it to be warped. He also found that the exhaust manifold on the drivers side was also warped. He removed both manifolds and removed the bolts. He replaced the manifolds and the truck runs great. I notice a big difference in performance. I think there was a problem for awhile but there wasn't any noise coming from the exhaust manifolds. Cost of this repair was $900. Has anyone had this problem?

- , San Jose, CA, USA

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