1998 Dodge Dakota Transmission Service

Show Your Dodge Dakota’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Dakota’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Dodge Dakota transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Dodge Dakota transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Dakota at all.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Dakotas

Your Dakota’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Dodge. For example, your Dakota differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Dodge-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 Dakota up to Dodge-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Dakota’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Dodge Dakota Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Dodge Dakota transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Dakota’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 Dodge Dakota’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Dodge? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Dodge? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Dakota's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Dodge Dakota transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Dodge's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.