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10.0

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

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2005 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013

Dakota

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Dakota club cab. Consumer writes in regards to problems with vehicle gears and rear axles. The consumer stated when he applied the accelerator, from a stopped position, the vehicle lurched slightly forward and a high pitched whining sound emitted from the vehicle. The consumer then realized, he didn't have any gears. He was able to drift the truck off the road, since he was on a slight upgrade. The truck was towed to a repair shop. An inspection revealed, the pinion gear had metal fatigue and fractured on the shaft behind the spline and ahead of the gear.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282008

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a 2005 Dodge Dakota V6 4 X 4 less that three months ago. The power steering pump went out. I bought a new pump at the dealership for $172 & put it in. The truck is still not working. I believe the new pump is also shot now. The hoses have been cleaned out & the rack is not leaking. There was always fluid in the power steering reservoir. None of the fluid is circulating.

- Kings Beach, CA, USA

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