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That's interesting. I have a 2005 Dakota with the 4.7L and it of course only has 8 plugs. That's why I was puzzled.
Yes. In 08 Dodge added 8 more spark plugs. There are 8 plugs (primary) by the intake valves with an ignition coil on each plug. Then there are 8 plugs (secondary) by the exhaust valves. A spark plug wire runs from the respective ignition coil to these plugs. The 8 primary plugs need to be changed every 30,000 miles while the secondary plugs get changed every 120,000 miles.
16 spark plugs ?
4.7 liter V8, 4x4, automatic, 60,000 miles. Stalls whether idling or traveling down the highway at 70. No idiot lights come on. While coasting or stopped, cycle key from run to start and engine starts and dies. While stopped, put in park, turn key off and then normal starting procedure and engine starts and runs. Have had automatic shutoff relay replaced (only code that appears), all 16 spark plugs replaced, all ... Read More
Mark280 did manage to get the trans problem fixed? If so what was the problem?
You didn't mention the model and I assume you have the automatic transmission with your 4x4..in which case you will hav either the NV233HD or NV244HD transfer case, both are electronically shifted by the TCCM (Transfer Case Control Module)...so you may have a selector switch (dash) or mode sensor issue, that needs replacing on the encoder motor in the transfer case. Read this article for a better description on how it ... Read More
Just bought my truck a month ago and feel a slight miss in the tranny when i take off, feels like a little slip, more when it warms up, also seems to pulsate a little when you stop and take your foot off the brake. Feels like its not running on all cylinders, but it runs fine and the rpm is between 6-700, any suggestions. The truck has 63,500 miles on ... Read More
Hello everyone!! I have a 2008 Dakota TRX4 4.7L engine. Only has 30,000 miles. Bought the truck used at 27,000 miles. I have just noticed that the truck Jolts forward while idling with and without the AC on. Also, at times when shifting into Reverse the truck Jolts and makes a loud sound. I don't know if anyone has had this issue before. Took the truck to the Dodge Dealershipt for ... Read More
The truck was sent back to a dodge dealer, they found a bad bushing that was pushing the rear seal out, they replaced the entire rear tailshaft housing and yep it was covered under the powetrain. They said it wasn't a common problem, but they had seen it before in that tranny.
Greetings. I recently bought a 2008 Dodge Dakota SXT. Was cleaning out the truck went to vac the front and noticed that the drivers side floor felt wet. Took the trim off and lifted the carpet. The jute is soaked, only on the drivers side. Starts at the tranny hump. Anybody have issues like this and if so what have you done to fix the problem? Thank, Birk
Is that why on 2008 dakota there's a lifetime, unlimited miles warranty on their powertrain? I noticed it's not there anymore, probably too expensive. I wonder if they'd even honor that now with troubles and Fiat taking over. Maybe Dodge will get on board with a small deisel or gas saving engine by 2012. If not they'll be left behind. The Ram is awesome now for 2009, but those of us ... Read More
Lost my 2008 Dakota key, @ dealer is over $250 dollars to get another one, could i just have one made with a regular locksmith? or do i have to really buy the one from the dealer??? HELP
Are you in a cold weather part of the country? Well that depends. I wouldnt consider it a consistent cold weather part of the country. I live in New Jersey. And lately it's been cold. We had less than 10 degrees F 2 months ago. Now were in the high teens to low 50's. F. Is your question related to my problem possibly being poor performance of the IAC during cold ... Read More
I'm getting ready to order a 2008 TRX4 Dodge Dakota (crewcab) with towing package, 3.92 gears, and full time 4 wheel drive. While looking at the Dakota brochure, it looks like if you order the part-time 4 wheel drive system you get the 9.25 axle and if you order the full-time 4 wheel drive, you get the 8.25 axle. Does anyone know why you would get a smaller axle size with ... Read More
2008 Frontier quote Truckin- All in all, the Frontier is easily one of the strongest contenders in the midsize class in my book. Though the Toyota Tacoma certainly has its fans, and is a formidable competitor in most respects, it lacks the eagerness and responsive, sporty edge that the Frontier has. Even with the Dodge Dakota offering an optional V8, and the Chevy Colorado about to, the 4.0L VQ engine provided ... Read More
After almost 8 years as a well satisfied Dodge Dakota owner, I have traded in my truck for a new 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4X4, with manual transmission (6 speed), limited slip and the tow package. Since moving to Florida (we spend 7 months here, and 5 months at the NJ shore) I have been longing for a convertible. We still have my wife's 1999 Wrangler which stays in FL and ... Read More
"The Dakota pickup is not going anywhere in the near future. Chrysler just did a redesign for 2008 and a big horsepower jump for the available 4.7 V8 engine. What is Ford doing with the Ranger though? They have been running redesigns on that truck for 24 years now! Time for an all new Ranger." Yes, as I mentioned the Dakota was restyled with still an over-sized grill, in my opinion, ... Read More
The Dakota pickup is not going anywhere in the near future. Chrysler just did a redesign for 2008 and a big horsepower jump for the available 4.7 V8 engine. What is Ford doing with the Ranger though? They have been running redesigns on that truck for 24 years now! Time for an all new Ranger.
Sunburn, The first one or two years of the 4.7 in a Dakota they used a 47 or 48mm throttlebody. In 2002 or 2003 that was increased to a 50mm. The camshafts are different for each year up to 2003. The 2003/2004 camshaft duration was changed to 243.5 degrees intake, 253.7 exhaust. I think that fuel delivery and timing algorithm changes permitted a decrease to valve overlap (17 degrees) for an ... Read More
Check out my message 14394 in the Honda Accord prices paid section. All ya need to know. Email 10-30 dealers for quotes end of the month. All the full size pickups -Tundra, f series Silverado wholesale about 10k off MSRP year one. They will not move without sizeable incentives. Obviously for a good deal you want a considerable amount off. You want about 7-8k+ off a 30+ k Silverado for a ... Read More
How in the world would they put a v8 into a chassis that they had to compromise and put a 5 cylinder in as it is? No other mid size (tacoma, frontier, possilbly ridgeline) has anything said about a v8 and they have bigger dimensions and possibly just barely the space for a small one. The Dakota is the only one with a v8 and it is the biggest of the ... Read More
I was in the fleet management business for a number of years and are very high on Dodge trucks. The Dakota has experienced a varied quality history over the years, with the first generation being very good, then a slip, then an upswing. A number of local companies use the Dakota along with S-10s and Rangers, as well as Time-Warner and Rochester Gas & Electric Co. From the reports that I've ... Read More
Dodge Reveals New 2008 Dakota Restyled Dodge Dakota offers more power combined with bold styling, versatility and capability • New 4.7-liter V-8 engine with 290 horsepower (25 percent increase) and 320 lb.-ft. of torque (10 percent increase), with better fuel economy and increased refinement – the only V-8 option available in the segment • First-for-the-segment standard remote starter • All-new exterior in Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles • New ... Read More
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2008 Dodge Dakota in WA is: