2004 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Engine Replacement

2004 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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SXT Club Cab (3.7L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual 6.5 ft. Bed)

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Engine Replacement
By roguedogg420 on


2004 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab SXT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


I can't believe that no one else mentioned this. After 16,000 the check engine light came on...brought the truck back to the dealership who told me the head was cracked. Ordered a new head (took a month) and it was replaced. 2 days later check engine light is back on and vehicle has no compression. Engine had to be replaced (took a month because they were on backorder due to several similar cases). New engine has a constant ticking sound. Saw another Dakota owner who told me the SAME THING HAPPENED TO HIS!!! 2 Dakotas in the same area!!!

Best Features

Always liked the Dakotas, this is my 3rd one but will be very wary about getting another.

Worst Features

Gas Mileage, more comfortable seats, more room in the back.
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