2004 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.

Why is Your 2004 Dakota’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Dodge Dakota transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Dodge Dakota transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Dakota’s not even driveable.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 2004 Dakotas

According to Dodge, your Dakota’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Dodge recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2004 Dodge Dakotas at certain intervals with Dodge-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2004 Dakota services and perform them according to Dodge-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Dakota’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Dodge Dakota Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Dodge Dakota transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. 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 transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2004 Dodge Dakota’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Dodge? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Dodge? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. 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.
  • Does my Dakota's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2004 Dakota’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Dodge, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.