Dodge Dakota Coolant Leak Repair - Including Bypass Hose, Thermostat, Water Pump, etc.
To get to what turned out to be a Thermostat leak we had to remove the
The Serpentine belt, the fan, the Air Conditioning Compressor, the
Alternator and the A/C and Alternator Bracket.
This way you can easily access the bypass hose, the thermostat housing, and
the upper heater hose (or otherwise called the heater to engine hose).
This also gives you free access to the water pump if you were going to
replace it. This is actually the easiest way to access the water pump as
opposed to the way the service manual describes removing it (without
removing the A/C and Alternator bracket).
However, after doing the job we discovered a second leak on the lower
heater hose (or the heater to water pump return hose). Which also needed
to be corrected.
04 RAM SRT VS DAKOTA RT
Me in my 04 srt-10 against my buddy in his dakota r/t. Mine has K&N and
magnaflow. He has a ton of stuff done but the most recent addition is the
tremec t-56 tranny installed like the one's in the ram srt.
How to Flush the Coolant and Replace the Thermostat in a 2002 Dodge Dakota
This vehicle had one of the worst cases of rusty coolant I've ever seen, so
I demonstrate how to drain the cooling system, flush all the old coolant
out, then backflush the radiator and the engine to clean the rust out of
the cooling system, and then replace the thermostat and bleed the cooling
FYI: I needed 1 1/2 jugs of concentrated coolant when I flushed the system,
so be sure to buy enough
I am not responsible for any mishaps that may have occurred from following
these procedures. I do this to help you, the car owner, and cannot assume
responsibility for any problems. Please use this information to help
yourself, good luck, and take care.
Dakota RT crash
Many of you have already scene my first two videos of the Sniper RT. Well
many of you also wandered what happen to it and asked. I could only tell
you about it before. Well here are some pictures to show exactly how it
went down. This is a collage of the first two videos and new footage from
what happen to the Sniper RT.
Dakota RT 3rd Tune
99 dakota RT 600+ lift compcam, 3rd Tune from HemiFever, testing at the
track. With and without Nos
7.50 E/T 1/8 mile fastest time of the night.
11 second Dakota R/T ... 2007
This video was shot at Atco, NJ 11/16/07. It was my best pass at the time.
I have since run in the 10s several times. The video will be up soon.
This truck is completely street legal, is still running the stock short
block, and even passes local emissions testing.
Dakota R/T email@example.com
Dakota R/T drag race after being told to slow it down untill the truck gets
a roll cage. Keep it over 12.00! OK, is 12.09 OK?