pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
129,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. changed spark plugs, wires, cap & rotor (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 162010

Dakota 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


i tried to find out what the problem was, everything from a standard tune up to auto choke (if it has one) to the float, i was trying everything i could afford and nothing worked, than i found you guy's and was able to have it fixed for just the price of parts, needed new spark plugs wires, distributor cap and coil wire, thanks if tina hadn't had the same problem, i would still be pulling my hair out (what little i had)

- , Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 210,000 miles

I've got a 2000 Dodge Dakota 3.7 V8. About two months ago, it wouldn't start if I turned it off after driving it, then tried to turn it back on again. After 45 minutes to an hour it starts up again on the first try. I've asked around and some people think pressure building up against the pistons, others think it has something to do with the temperature. Any ideas? If so where can I get this problem fixed?

- , Texas, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 112007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

I had changed the plugs in my truck at about 33,000 miles. A few weeks ago it started not starting on the first try. It sometimes would take 3 or 5 times. So I went out and got new plugs so they could be changed again. I went out Sunday and it would not start at all. So in changing the plugs we found that I needed new wires, cap, and rotor. It starts on the first try now.

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

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