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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,000.00
Average Mileage:
82,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new bearings, seals, ring and pinion, crush sleeve, and pini (1 reports)
  2. replace all bearings and seals (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182007

Dakota Sport 4.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 71,500 miles

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

MY WIFE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!!! came apart at highway speed beside a tractor trailer. Dodge wouldn't help us at all, we were 1500 miles over the warranty, and i have an Issue with my 2001 ram dash, which hundreds of others do also, NOW IM PISSED AND LEADING A CAMPAIGN TO FILE A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST DODGE.....EMAIL ME PHOTOS AND DETAILED INFO ABOUT YOUR ISSUES......JAYW1017@AOL.COM, IM SICK OF CORPORATE AMERICA TRYING TO F*CK THE LITTLE MAN. LETS TAKE A STAND AT MAKING THEM STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCTS THAT WE PAY SOOOOOO MUCH MONEY FOR, AND DEPEND ON DAILY!! EMAIL ME EMAIL ME EMAIL ME!

- , Laplata, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 172008

Dakota SXT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

There was a whining noise that starts as you accelerate. The faster you go the worse it gets. 60 mph and you have to increase the volume on the radio to drown it out. Take it to Dodge dealer and they tell me this is not a common problem. Then I ask them about what happened and they tell me the bearings inside disintegrated and spread throughout the rear diff causing more problems.

At 30,000 miles i had my entire rear diff replaced (under warranty) because I had water instead of oil inside because one of the pressure release hoses was not hooked up correctly.

So now the second one has all the bearings destroyed inside.

Not a happy dodge owner.

- , Hamburg, NJ, USA

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