Consumer Review Video - 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2005 Dakota

The 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT is a relatively easy vehicle to maintain, and a good choice for the average vehicle owner. Checking the transmission fluid level with reliability is no problem, as the dipstick is easily accessible in the engine bay. Not every model includes this dipstick. Changing the engine air filter is easy to do, as you only have to disengage a few fasteners for access to the filter. These fasteners are easy to disengage. The brake fluid reservoir is easily visible in the engine bay. This will make it easy to check and replenish the fluid level on a regular basis.

Some things are problematic on the 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT. You will have to lower the tire from under the vehicle for access to it. The lowering mechanism can grow rusted to the vehicle and be difficult to turn. Changing the headlight bulb will require you to completely remove the housing first. You will also have to remove the tail light housing for access. The tools necessary for these repairs may not be readily available for a repair.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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