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The ac clutch kicks on and off in sync with the radiator fan. This is definitely not right. Whats wrong?

I checked ALLDATA. The A/C switch grounds the AC SELECT input at the Powertarain Control Module (PCM). The high (normally closed) and low (normally open) pressure switches in series (may be the ...
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93 Dodge Dakota ATF cooler line

The best way to fix this is to use flared butt ended fittings, or to replace the line whole. The rubber, while it will hold, is still the weak link in the chain. Over time it will weaken and wear, and ...
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The front of my 2001 Dakota apparently has been wrecked. I've found out that I have two different sized front brake pads

You should make sure that both sides are identical, from suspension arms to hubs, brake discs, calipers and pads. If not, then eccentric braking may be the cause of an accident and you may be liable ...
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1996 dodge dakota 4 cylinder 5 speed

Here are the pinouts for the truck harness side of the O2 sensors, upstream and downstream. This should give you a sense of wire color and clock location in the plug. You may need to go to the parts ...
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2010 Dodge Dakota Big-horn: Engine sputters when accelerating from stop

The P2096 is very likely related to your issue, it indicates that the fuel system is running too lean, i.e. there's not enough fuel in the fuel/air mix. One of the symptoms of this is can be hesitant ...
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I Dropped My Phone In My Windshield Vent

Lolly stick with sticky tape... but look at the grille - there may be plugs or the edge shape may indicate it is held down by hidden clips. Make one stick with the tape securely connected with a long ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 power steering pump failed multiple times

A common cause of multiple pump failures is debris in the system. The first pump fails depositing shrapnel in the fluid. Without a complete flush of the system the debris will contaminate and destroy ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

It's also possible that there are two leaks. Do the two fluids smell the same? Definitely not likely, but possible. Short of that, based on the pics I'm going to say it's likely a power steering ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

It looks like it may be transmission or power steering fluid. Both of which are oil-based and similar in color. Coolant may also be red or pink but is not oily. Check your power steering pump and ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

I dont know, but if you said you had fix a leak before in the steering system which liquid is pink, and the fluid that spill out every where is pink, most probably is steering fluid, unless you have a ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 gets stuck in first or reverse gear, then stalls

Check the slave cylinder, and specifically the fluid in the clutch master reservoir. It may be leaking, or simply low on fluid. A bad slave cylinder (or even master cylinder) piston seal may be ...
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Does a '99 Dakota brake lines use a bubble flare or a double flare?

If your truck has bubble flare type terminations, you need to use same same for the replacement. If you don't, you have to know it will leak. It really doesn't matter what the "book" says when what's ...
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93 Dodge Dakota ATF cooler line

You can use proper hose without a problem. Just make sure it's SAE J1532 or J1019 hose - it should be stenciled on the sides - most auto parts stores sell this "transmission cooler line hose" by the ...
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Will Driving 100 Miles With a Misfire Damage My Car?

I know it's a little late, but for anyone looking with a similar condition. Chrysler engine software will shut down the injector on a missing cylinder once it meets the threshold to turn on the MIL (...
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