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The Dodge Dakota, produced from 2005 to 2011, continued to build upon its reputation as a mid-sized pickup truck that balanced utility, performance, and style. This generation of the Dakota featured a more modern and refined design compared to its predecessor, making it more competitive in the market. It was available in extended and crew cab configurations, providing options for work and family use. One of the key highlights of this Dakota generation was its smooth ride and well-appointed interior. Dodge paid attention to creature comforts, offering a comfortable cabin with ample legroom and upgraded materials. The Dakota also boasted competitive towing and payload capacities, making it suitable for various tasks. Its available V6 and V8 engines provided sufficient power for various needs, from daily commuting to towing and hauling. Overall, the 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota was a versatile choice in the mid-sized pickup truck segment, appealing to those who required practicality without sacrificing comfort and style.

Dodge Dakota specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 3.7L 6-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-20
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Drain plug torque: 25ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 8.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  •  3.7L 6-Cylinder: 0.044’’

Engine 4.7L 8-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 5W-20
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 25ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 4.7L 8-Cylinder: 0.039’


  • Capacity: 22 Gallons (83 Liters)

Cooling System (Includes 2.1 Quarts/2 Liters for Coolant Bottle)

  • Type: 3.7L Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
  • Capacity:13.3 Quarts (12.5 Liters)

  • 4.7L Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
  • Capacity: 13.3 Quarts (12.5 Liters)

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.

Transfer Case

  • Type: MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.

Front Axle

  • Type: SAE 75W-90 Multi-Purpose Type, GL-5 Gear Lubricant (MS-9763) or equivalent.

Rear Axle

  • Type: SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant (MS-8985). Limited-slip rear axles require MOPAR Limited-Slip Additive (MS-10111) or equivalent. Whenever a fluid change is made, 4 oz (118 ml) should be added to the gear lubricant.

Brake Master Cylinder

  • Type: MOPAR DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is unavailable, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.

Power Steering Reservoir

  • Type: MOPAR Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.



  • 3.7 L (226 cu in) Magnum V6
  • 4.7 L (287 cu in) Magnum V8


  • 4-speed 42RLE automatic
  • 5-speed 545RFE automatic
  • 6-speed Getrag 238 manual

Fuel Consumption

Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 2504
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157NAK
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    •  3157-SCK
    • 3157NAK
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H13

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb :
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157K
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    •  3157-SCK
    •  3057K
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 921
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157NAK
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 168
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    •  3157-SCK
    • 3057K
  • Tail Light Bulb: 
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3057K

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 578
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 194
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 912
  • Map Light Bulb: 192