01-04 Dakotas!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GSO LAWNEN4CER, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Ya it looks like miniature one. I'm pretty sure I have 2 small ones not remembering what other one was for possibly power steering? But I do know that my tranny one is bottom left like I said and if that's where yours is I would imagine they would keep it the same on Dakota. Could be wrong
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    It runs the full length of the radiator
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  3. Mrkomedy

    Mrkomedy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have heard to stay away from the 4.7 engine ck out some sources online most will tell you they have a sludge problem the ones I cked out at 100k they had to replace the engine .
  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    I've had one with 201k and current is on 130k not worried about that
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  5. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    dont know if it will help you much but i have an 05 with tranny cooler and the 4.7l and i pull 6,5x12 open landscape trailer closing in on 100,000 miles I also have a ram 1500 5.2l it has 135,000 i'd rather tow with the dakota because of manueverability gas mileage is about equal. my dad also owns an 02 dakota with the v6 motor and he tows one of my trailers during leaf season not sure the mileage he gets but does not have power to pull the trailer when its only loaded with leaves and a blower. they no longer make the dakota but will bring it back in a year or two but it will be on the same line as the honda ridgeline so my next vehicle will def be a full size truck

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