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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
111,042 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace spring (3 reports)
2004 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 182016

Dakota SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles


third spring replacement in the transfer case since new

- , Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 082015

Dakota SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,003 miles

Had this spring replaced last year back at it again

- , Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 212014

Dakota SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,123 miles

This truck has been a pos since new. Had transmission reprogrammed twice in the first 10k, Had new exhaust manifold at 27k a new engine at 32k new front hubs/bearings at 45k, 90k 107k have had the transfer case rebuilt by two different shops in 3 years ( not off road ever) same issues the chain spring falls apart Now in the shop for a rebuild on the transfer case, broken spring.

- , Harker Heights, TX, USA

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