Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
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1992 Dodge Dakota
1992 Dodge Dakota Problems
If the threads strip where the front brake caliper mounts to the steering knuckle, a steering knuckle repair kit is available. A new steering knuckle is not normally necessary.
On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.
On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
The distributor pickup plate commonly fails causing intermittent stalling, or the engine may not start (usually when the engine is hot).
1992 Dodge Dakota Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A500 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. INADVERTENT PLACEMENT OF THE SHIFT LEVER IN REVERSE CAN OCCUR WHEN THE DRIVER BELIEVES THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN PLACED IN PARK.Learn more »
1992 Dodge Dakota Questions and Answers
truck bucks, surges and stall intermittently. tach will drop to zero, you think truck stalled but when trying to restart starter grinds. this can happen frequently or not for hundreds of miles. som...
throtle positioning sensor has been changed, oxigen sensor has been changed, timing geers has been changed, still the same problem
My truck will randomly stall whether I am driving down the road idling. The check engine light has never come on and I've replaced the fuel pump,pump relay as well as the auto shut down relay....
Whenever it gets cold the car fails to start; she'll turn over but will never catch. However, if the key is left in the run position for some time the auto off relay and fuel pump relay begin ...