Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
P0841 is a transmission fault code. It is usually a bad sign on the dakota and means that the transmission will likely need to be replaced. The first thing to do is to check the fluid level and make sure that low fluid isn't causing the code. This transmission is checked with the vehicle idling in neutral (with the parking brake set).
Check the fluid level first, if it's not low and it smells burnt or looks dark in color, it is probably time to start shopping for a new transmission.
Here is the diagnostic sheet directly from Dodge:
Also, if the fluid level is OK, remove the transmission pan and inspect the filter O-ring for damage. Make sure the filter is not loose. If this happens the transmission pump will be allowed to suck in air and the transmission will not operate correctly and will set the p0841 code.
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