Common Dodge Dakota Problems: 2nd Generation 1997 to 2004

2nd generation Dodge Dakota 
1997 to 2004

Like many vehicles, the 2nd gen Dodge Dakota has its own common faults that owners have run into. This post covers the most common Dodge Dakota problems on the 2nd generation, years 1997 to 2004.

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Common Ford F-350 Problems: 4th Generation 2017 to 2020

Ford F-350 Problems

Ford’s venerable F-series has been a popular and top selling truck series for decades. But like all trucks and cars, they have typical issues owners run into. Here are the top 5 most common Ford F-350 problems of the 4th generation, years 2017 to 2020 in no particular order.

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Common 11th Gen F-150 Problems (2004-2008)

Mechanic showing 11th Gen F150

The Ford F-150 is one of America’s best-selling trucks, and for good reason. But like many models, the 11th gen F-150 has its own common problems. Learn the top 5 problems of the 11th generation Ford F-150, years 2004 to 2008, with this list.

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How to Perform a Radiator Pressure Test

Radiator Pressure Test

If you want to find a coolant leak or test the pressure of the cooling system after a coolant flush, you can perform a radiator pressure test, also known as a coolant pressure test. The test requires connecting the pressure tester to the coolant reservoir or the radiator and pumping the tester to pressurize the system, which can help find coolant leaks. These steps explain how to use a coolant pressure tester and perform a coolant or radiator pressure test.

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Power Liftgate Problems: How to Diagnose the Switch and Latch

Mechanic reviewing power liftgate problems - how to diagnose the switch and latch

Common power liftgate problems include the switches or the latch not working. If the liftgate is stuck closed and won’t open, and you can’t open it after pressing the liftgate button on the key fob or the power buttons, the switches or the latch might be defective. This guide and the video below explains how to diagnose the liftgate switches and the liftgate hatch for a liftgate not working on the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, and the Chevy Uplander.

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How to Test the Liftgate Switch and Hatch

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Common Ford Crown Victoria Problems: 2nd Generation (1998 to 2012)

Crown Victoria Problems

The Ford Crown Victoria is a popular daily driver and fleet vehicle used by law enforcement, taxi companies, and the like. Of course, a large number of owners offers a large opportunity for reported problems. These are the top 5 problems owners have reported to experience on the 2nd gen Ford Crown Victoria, years 1998 to 2012.

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How to Fix Stripped Lug Nuts

Mechanic showing how to fix stripped lug nut

Sometimes you might remove a bolt or lug nut and find that the threads are stripped or have build-up. Rethreading might fix this. You can rethread bolts with a small bit rethreader or a tap and die. This article explains how to fix a stripped lug nut with a bit rethreader and how to clean bolt threads.

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How to Clean Dirty Bolt Threads and Repair a Stripped Lug Nut

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