You may begin to notice, while you have your Dodge Dakota’s air conditioner on, the system is blowing out warm air or taking a long time to cool the inside of the vehicle. These are signs that your Dakota’s AC unit is low on refrigerant, also referred to as coolant, which is the chemical responsible for cooling the air before being blown through the vehicle vents. You can choose to bring your Dakota to a local professional to recharge the system; however, this can be very costly. To save money, you can recharge the air conditioner with refrigerant yourself using a R134a refrigerant recharge kit, which can be purchased at any local auto part store.
Allow the Dodge Dakota to cool down for a half hour. This will prevent any injury or burns while working under the hood of the vehicle.