Home › Forums › Stay Dirty Lounge › Service and Repair Questions Answered Here › 2000 Dodge Dakota making weird engine noise. › Reply To: 2000 Dodge Dakota making weird engine noise. May 3, 2020 at 6:13 pm #954651 Michael GrayParticipant Not that anyone cares, it seems, but it turned out to be the alternator. Locked up the other day, and had to have the car toed. A replacement is on the way.