hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,650 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 172004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,800 miles


I just replaced the ball joints on my 2001 Dakota. They were very loose and had alot of "play". I'm lucky I got mine repaired before it caused an accident like others I've recently heard about. I've also replaced the front drive shaft, rear U-joints and rear differential all within the last year. I have to believe that all this is related. I'm probably up over $3,000 in repairs for these things.

- Freeland, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 212004

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles
Noticed a squeaking noise coming from the rear wheels of my 2001 Dodge Dakota. Dealer stated that both rear U joints failed. The truck has only 42000 miles on it and should not have this kind of failure. In addition, I was informed that the extended warranty that I had purchased was no longer valid because that particular warranty company had gone out of business. I had to pay for the cost of the repair out of pocket!

- Worcester, MA, USA

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