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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 172004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


Loud thunking noise comes from the transmission when attempting to stop. Rep from Chrysler stated this was coming from the gas tank. There is a vibration between 30-45 mph coming from the drive train. Rep stated this was "normal".there is also a loud whirring noise coming from the fuel pump. Rep also states this is normal.bearing nosie is coming from the power steering pump. My 2004 Dodge Dakota SXT has been to the dealer 5 times and the dealer still cannot fix. The rep from Chrysler stated this is the "best" truck Dodge has ever built. I'd hate to see the worst! so far the dealer has replaced the ac condenser, complete rack & pinion steering system, complete drive shaft, rear differential housing, rear swaybar links, the brakes shudder when attempting to stop, left front brake squeal, front end needed aligning after rack & pinion steering replacement. Transmission fluid leaking from tail shaft seal.

- Spring Lake Hgts, NJ, USA

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