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Dodge Dakota repairs by problem area

Chart based on 88 repairs.

Dodge Dakota suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Dodge Dakota

Engine not specified

126000 mi

US $167
needed new front struts, both sides. 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57559 mi

US $315
RH outer tie rod end replaced, front end realigned.  
72122 mi

US $215
Replace LH outer tie rod end and realign -- at tire shop 
74800 mi

US $72
Replace RH front swaybar endlink - DIY in family farm's shop. 
76236 mi

US $192
Replace LH front swaybar endlink - serviced at dealer.  
78153 mi Noticed noise from steering column, tightened pinch bolt on steering shaft located above brake pedal. Noise went away.  
116000 mi

US $2250
Brought in for suspected failing ball joint in left front and wanted new shock absorbers. Shocks, left lower ball joint, right lower control arm replaced, steering aligned. (LCA due to shock pivot bushing not serviced separately) 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

13000 mi

US $180
Right front wheel bearing was replaced. 
21000 mi

US $319
left front wheel bearing replaced 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

63000 mi

US $25
Squeaky suspension, greased ball joint 
64000 mi

US $400
Replaced the driver side ball joint (loose). Replaced leaf spring bushings (squeaking). Had replaced the passenger side ball joint soon after buying the truck in April 2011. 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

48000 mi

US $75
Replaced rear shock absorbers. Replaced front struts. 

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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45000 mi

US $300
steering wheel linkage 

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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

117783 mi

US $125
Broke front sway bar link due to hitting large pothole. 
130278 mi

US $408
Replace left & right outer tie-rods, front shocks, and perform front end alignment. 
137110 mi

US $289
Clunk and snaps in steering column when turning. Replace left & right inner tie-rods. Perform front end alignment. 

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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

175-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

60000 mi

US $100
Driver's side front wheel bearing replaced. Bearing made audible clunk at slow speeds over bumps when turning.  
90000 mi

US $200
Upper ball joints replaced. 

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2002 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

101000 mi

US $800
Replaced all shocks and steering bushings. 
106000 mi

US $200
replaced swaybar bushings 

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Dodge Dakota Suspension Problems

221 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Dakota. 18 of these members (8.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 29 suspension repairs to Dodge Dakotas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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