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2000 Dakota: reliable..What issues are found with 4X4 being

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How reliable is the 2000 Dakota? What issues are found with 4X4 being on all the time?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.

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I practically never see any questions on here about the transfer case or differentials on those. They seem to be very reliable with a much lower than average failure rate. I would not be worried about that at all unless there is some reason to be concerned like odd noises and such.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Neal:

Thank you for your response. Is this a good vehicule for traveling long distances?

What other major maintenance can I expect to see?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Neal:

What about the A/C and the rear end differential, are there any problems? How much would these repairs go for?


Thanks Renee

Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.

I almost never hear anything about the rear differential, and the best solution for a bad one is a good used unit with parts and labor less tha $800, and the a/c seems to be a non-issue but if a compressor needs to be replaced the bill is also going to be around $800 for compressor, drier, refigerant and labor.