Dodge Dakota (1987 - 1996)
Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Dodge Dakota, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Dodge Dakota. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Dodge Dakota can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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Dodge Dakota Pick-up Haynes Repair Manual for 1987 thru 1996
PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications and do not cover diesel models unless specifically stated. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Four-cylinder OHC engine
Chapter 2: Part B: Four-cylinder OHV engine
Chapter 2: Part C: V6 and V8 engines
Chapter 2: Part D: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions control systems
Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmissions & transfer case
Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
The Dodge Dakota was a mid-sized pickup truck that was launched in 1987. Under the hood lay a selection of engines ranging from a 2.2-liter four-cylinder up to a 5.2-liter V8. The Dakota was two-wheel drive as standard, although buyers could have four-wheel drive if they went for the 3.9-liter V6 model. A Club Cab model appeared in 1990 with the ability to carry six people. The following year a facelift comprised a new hood and grille, which allowed Dodge to fit a 170hp 5.2-liter V8 engine. Further tweaks over subsequent years concerned the headlights and the fitment of extra safety equipment. The first-generation Dodge Dakota was deleted in 1996. Haynes has an extensive range of Dodge repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Dodge Dakota repair manual will be able to help whether you're servicing or repairing your car.