Dodge Dakota ForumDodge Dakota PhotosDodgeDakota.net Membership
  Forums   Forum Tools
12:32:39 - 08/20/2014

V6 Dakotas
FromMessage
Fred
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/27/2003
01:41:19

Subject: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
I just bought a 95 Dakota SLT V6 with a flakey gas gauge (it bounces quite a bit). I'm trying to figure out the size of the gas tank. So I put a 2 gallon gas can in the bed of the truck and decided to drive until I experienced performance problems. After 210 miles I started to get bad vibrations and a loss of power.

I dumped the 2 gallons of gas into the tank and drove back to town. The power was fine but the vibrations continued. I filled up the tank with 10 gallons of gas. The truck has been running fine for the last week since this experiment.

I want to know if I really have a 12 gallon tank (that just seems too small for a pickup truck) or do I have a fuel system problem that needs to be resolved? Which size tanks are used in the V6 Dokotas.

Thanks!
Fred



RobJen
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/27/2003
03:53:32

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
It should be approx. 16 gals. If you take your VIN # into your local Dodge dealer they can give you a print out of every option on your truck



daddio
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/27/2003
11:11:27

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
i have a '00 QC Sport that has a 24 gallon tank.





chop
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/27/2003
20:04:38

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
My ram has a tank that last about 525 to 600 miles, depending on the kind of driving before I have to fill up.



JEA
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/28/2003
10:58:21

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
I can put a tad over 17 gallons in the tank when I run it till the gas light comes on in my '92 V6



99DAK
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/28/2003
12:36:43

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Standard tank is 15 gal. - optional is 22 gal.



mhall02
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/28/2003
12:59:28

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
My '91 has a 22 gallon tank and like JEA said, run it till the light comes on and add 16-18 gallons (at around 300 miles). Gas gauge does not work until about 1/4 of a tank left, jumps all over till then, sounds like this gas gauge thing is not uncommon.



JEA
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/28/2003
14:27:11

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
YEP, when the light comes on, I am usually around 300 miles on the tank.

I had a gas gauge problem too, but kinda opposite though. Would register full tank, but read dead empty with in 80 miles. The warning light operated correctly though (thank god). Ended up being a bad part of the fuel pump that was discovered while fixing another problem. Was talked into a new fuel pump, but that didn't fix the origional problem >:



jason gaines
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/28/2003
16:20:01

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
my 95 dakota v6 has a 15 gallon tank, it was the standard size then



draugluin
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/28/2003
17:14:41

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
97's come with either 15's or 20's.



wrong
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


10/28/2003
17:20:16

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
15 or 22



Gary Calderon
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

3/24/2008
23:50:55

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
I have a 95 dodge dakota,Just about 3 weeks ago
I put a new fuel pump and sending unit in truck
because fuel gage was not working. I thought the fuel tank was 15 gallons, but when I filled up
the gage at the pumps said that I took 17 gallons
whats up with this



GB2000
GenIII
 User Profile


3/25/2008
03:30:25

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Didn't you notice the large puddle forming underneath the truck...?



daddio
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

3/25/2008
07:33:25

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Gary, when you pulled the old unit from the tank, did you not the position of the fuel sending unit? if you didn't pu the new onw in the same position it will be off.

as for the 15 gallon tank. you might have a sticker on the glovebox lid or you could contact a dealer with your VIN and they could tell you for sure what size your tank is. might be an 18 gallon.



pete
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


3/25/2008
08:59:42

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Heres another example posting from 10/27/03 why are these old postings coming back lot of us including myself in the past never looked at post date just assumed current?? that blows my mine sure with others?? but anyone cares from 2003 to present 87-96 dakotas standard tank was 16 gallon with optional 22 galllon tank. Daddio you are the one if iam correct i responded to old post with some good humor in there not knocking you by any means we need a good laugh and not be so serious in life



Tyler
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


3/25/2008
21:18:33

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
My 2000 V-6 Has a 21 gallon tank.



Matt McCraney
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/09/2014
22:59:10

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Anybody have a 2006 Dakota club cab 4x4 with 4.7 v8 need
info on size of fuel tank capacity



Matt McCraney
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/09/2014
23:18:02

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Anybody have a 2006 Dakota club cab 4x4 with 4.7 v8 need
info on size of fuel tank capacity



daddio
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

4/10/2014
13:38:58

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
A quick search of the interwebz says 22 gallons on a CC. The internet is an amazing thing.



Colby Jack
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/11/2014
10:57:36

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
Interesting! Please tell me more of you amazing story!



daddio
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/12/2014
13:36:17

RE: Gas Tank Size
IP: Logged

Message:
What else would you like to know?



   P 1


Post a reply to this message:

Username Registration: Optional
All visitors are allowed to post messages


Name:
Email:
Notify me when I get a reply to my message:Yes  No

Icons:            

          

Subject:
Message:
 



Home | Forums | Members | Pictures | Contact Us

This site is in no way affiliated with Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries.