If you replaced the clutch master cylinder there is a possibility that you may have to readjust the clutch safety switch in order to make it work to allow the engine to crank. Two tsbs, 6089740 and 6089792 were issued on this failure. I'm not sure if its the gear box or the clutch, but its very frustrating. I'm not interested in performance upgrades, and would want to maintain the stock look if possible. This truck has a sport package with alloy wheels. In other words, it goes in and out of 4-wheel drive randomly and on its own when the selector is set to 4-wheel drive.
Buying a used 1998 Dodge Dakota transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. I sent arbitration papers to Chrysler twice with no response. It's very hard to put it in first gear and the car gets stuck in the middle of the road. They ajusted the throttle pressure cable. On July 7, 2009 I took my vehicle to my local mechanic for diagnosis and repair.
Buy a recycled 1998 Dodge Dakota transmission and save thousands of dollars. Its Manual transmission and Gas V6 3. I would like to find a 5. Have a nice day, -Steve Dec 06, 2009 you have to replace the master and slave. It had done 75k miles.
I've looked at two Dodge Dakota 4 cylinder trucks with manual transmissions. A comfortable ride with plenty of style! For all you know I could be a professional mechanic with little experience in Dodge Dakotas. After looking at forums and blogs, I see this is common in standard transmissions for this truck. I purchased it brand new. If you use the filler plug method you will have to attach a tube to the oil bottle and squeeze it into the transmission as there may not be ample room to tilt the bottle and use gravity. Thanks from 7 years later!!! Since this is such a dangerous problem I felt a report is in order.
Can the clutch be adjusted to bite lower on the pedal travel? They said it was a bearing in the clutch assembly. The car had 116k on the clock. Dealership was currently taking the transmission apart , but indicated that the failure may be due to a bad flywheel. I didn't have a problem getting the fluid in. It has 118,000 miles on it, never changed or drainded the Manual Transmission Fluid, sounds like I should. The system is sealed and even to do a clutch or trans, you shouldnt have to take it apart.
I to was concerned about the pilot bearing but all I had to do was install one the crank was machined. Like i said pain in the ss. Your drain plug will be on the bottom of the transmission. The seat belts come off entirely too easy. He printed out the recall information for me, which I have in my possession. I have picked helluva helpful tips out of this source. When stationary, it was difficult to get the car into either first or second gear.
There is no weight for the fluid, its just one type. The last time this happened, sept. It has happend 3 times since then. I have had numerous problems with my 1998 Dodge Dakota. You should not need anything else to complete the job unless you dont have a oil pan to drain the oil into, and you will also need a floor jack since yours is a 2 wheel drive and they sit pretty low.
Made it much much easier. I drove back to the dealer, the check the truck and said the something was wrong with the trani, would not let me drive vehicle, given rental. When the tow truck arrived consumer was able to change gears with 2 fingers. Is it even worth considering, or, on the flip side, a total bolt on job? There is a plug in the side of the transmission as well that is the filler plug, however it is more convenient to pour through the shifter once you remove it. When I put it in reverse it kind of grinds a little.
It just wont shift into first gear you can be there for about 5 minutes trying to put it in first gear, and this causes a traffic jam behind me. They told me that my vehicle is not related to the previous recall item. It seemed to take care of the problem for approx 1 week. The check engine light came on several times. Pretty easy to drain, but a pain in the butt to fill with those bottles with the cap with the fill nozzle on it. The clutch wasn't dragging, though.