1993 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
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1993 Dodge Dakota ProblemsOil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets
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.
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.
The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops. There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.
1993 Dodge Dakota Questions93 Dakota with 5.2L won't start in cold weather. (1 answer)
My truck will crank but will not start. It is getting plenty of fuel. We have replaced the battery, ignition coil, crank sensor and still will not start when temps are below 30 degrees. Once the temps rise above 30 degrees it will start. When we go to see if it gets spark by pulling #1 plug wire ...
Had to bring back for blown brake hose, and now see still has leak just inside drivers front tire. Had seals changed by them too but leaks show in driveway. Could be anything else before I go give them heck for not fixing properly