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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,154 miles

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2003 Dodge Dakota exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 032007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,857 miles


Replace exhaust manifold gaskets, screws and studs on right and left sides of engine.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
As truck pulls out (1-5min.)it slows down and backfires real loud. Doesnt stall out, but no power. When you step on the gas nothing happens it still is crawling around 5mi.this will happen about 1-3mminutes then it automatically picks up by itself and resumes speed. Happening every 2wks then every wk. Sometimes a day apart.had co-Pilot on twice but results were O. nothing shows on the dashboard when it happend, but the backfiring is getting louder. Called consumer around 5 times but I am right where I started.

- Hazleton, PA, USA

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