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Dodge Dakota Replacement Driveshaft Information

The driveshaft for the Dodge Dakota is a shaft that connects two other shafts: the transmission output and the differential pinion. Without the driveshaft, your truck's transmission may not be powering to the differential properly. There's a universal joint on either end of this part, which makes it relatively easy to repair if you know what you're doing. Even if you don't know what you are doing, you can buy the part online and then take it to a mechanic so you pay for labor only.

Parts Geek makes it easy to find the driveshaft for your model year truck and any other Dodge part you need to power your transmission and other systems. With cheaper parts, you can make cheaper repairs and still have the quality you need to get long-term use out of your truck for as long as you wish to drive it.

Dodge Dakota Driveshaft They are available for the following Dodge Dakota years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87. This part is also sometimes called Dodge Dakota Driveshafts. We stock driveshaft parts for most Dodge models including Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Durango, Ram 1500, Sprinter 2500, Nitro, Sprinter 3500, Magnum, Charger, W250, W350, Ramcharger, W100, Journey, W200, W150, Challenger and W300.

We stock these Driveshaft brands for the Dodge Dakota: Replacement, A1 Cardone, Dorman, DIY Solutions and SKP.

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Many parts of the Dodge Dakota work together so these vehicles can operate smoothly. The Dodge Dakota rear drive shaft is an example of this. It is a component on these trucks which help connect parts of the drivetrain to transmission system. Some trucks will have more than one drive shaft placed on them. Consumers should also be aware the drive shaft is usually found on those vehicles which have rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive systems. It might not be apparent to everyone about the way some vehicles are designed. The drive shaft is required to connect certain components of an automobile together when they are not in close proximity to each other. The drive shaft will not only connect parts together, but it must be sturdy and flexible to withstand the movements of the truck. This is why a drive shaft is created with a variety of joints to compensate for movements of the vehicle. Keep in mind that the drive shaft is also tasked with the important job of delivering power or the torque to the wheels, and without proper care and maintenance the Dodge Dakota can experience drive shaft problems.

Some Problems Associated With Dodge Dakota Driveshafts

The Dodge Dakota drive shaft problems, can vary and will mainly manifest with strange noises or weird movements from the Dodge Dakota. Truck owners have noticed a Dodge Dakota driveshaft noise when there is a problem. The weird noise produced can be anything from a scraping sound to a clunking or clinking noise. The noise can become so bad that it bothers the driver and passengers. The cause of the noise is sometimes attributed to stiff drive shafts which have lost their joint flexibility and rotation. It will be a noise the driver has not heard before. In some cases, problems with the drive shaft can result in a shaking or rattling of the truck as it is driven. The rattling and shaking when there is a drive shaft problem can suggest a worn out bushings or joints. When this happens, it is of the utmost importance of the truck owner to take the vehicle in to be assessed and serviced because driveshaft problems might lead to further problems with the transmission system. The Chrysler automaker has had to issue a recall in the past in regards to the components associated with the Dodge Dakota driveshaft. The recall was issued in 2012 for model years 2009-2010 in regards to pinion nuts which can become loose and cause Dodge Dakota front drive shaft removal with loss of control. At least 48,000 Dodge Dakota and Dodge Ram trucks were affected. A second recall was issued in 2013 for model years 2009-2012 for the same problem affecting approximately 8,000 Dodge Dakotas and 266,000 Dodge Rams.

Does it Cost to Replace the Dodge Dakota Driveshaft?

If your drive shaft is not affected by the recall, it can cost quite a bit for 2001 Dodge Durango front drive shaft replacement. Estimated prices can range from $450 to $1000, including the costs of the parts and labor. This cost can be reduced by using an affordable parts supplier such as for all your replacement parts.

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