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Cars > redpsycho3’s Garage > Blog > 1988 Dodge Dakota (Red Bucket)

 

For Sale!!

By redpsycho3

Filed under: 1988 Dodge Dakota (Red Bucket)

So I may have found a car. If it pans out then I'll be selling my truck, no idea what price but heres the info:

1988 Dodge Dakota SE 3.9L V6 auto 4WD
188k miles

Bought it a couple months ago and have driven it plenty of times between Boston and Torrington, CT. I can't say that it runs perfect but it has yet to let me down. No real options, has a 6' bed, nearly new Goodyear Wrangler tires. So far I've replaced both wheel bearings ($150 ea), inner and outer tie-rod ends on BOTH sides, air filter, plugs, cap and rotor. I also replaced the rear shoes and the truck came with new wiper motor, battery, pads, rotors, master cylinder and brake lines. Just replaced the oil and filter today.

Like I said, it doesn't run like new but it is almost 20 years old. It will need an alignment, but I've driven it a LOT since I bought it, 300 miles round trip to school 5-6 times, and it starts up everytime and gets me where I need to go. Lil extras with the truck are tinted windows and diamond plate around the bed and on the ends, foglights, as well as having a rubber bed protector.

More work!

By redpsycho3

Filed under: 1988 Dodge Dakota (Red Bucket)

On Friday I replaced the pass. side wheel bearing and inner and outer tie rods, so now the truck drives a helluvalot better, steerings actually responsive, almost handles as good as my car did. So now it just needs an alignment and to change the oil sometime this year. I'll be putting on foglights later too.

Wheel bearings and tie-rods and brakes, oh my!

By redpsycho3

Filed under: 1988 Dodge Dakota (Red Bucket)

The Saturday before last I spent a good six hours replacing the drivers side wheel bearing and inner and outer tie-rod ends. The following day I spent a few hours doing the rear brakes in the rain. Well I have yet to get an alignment, so it's real fun driving the beast, but on turkey day i get to do the pass. side.
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