1995 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Dodge Dakota

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1995 Dodge Dakota Problems

Oil 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.

Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating

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.

Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.

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1995 Dodge Dakota Questions

Can I use a different years fuel pump with a 1995 dodge dakota v8 Magnum (2 answers)

If so someone please let me know asap... please

Start and idle at 200 to 300 rpm but when under load it stalls or pops 95magnum6 (1 answer)

I've changed my sensors on engine not the tranny and no chk engine light

5.2L automatic, pings under hard acceleration? (1 answer)

I have tried fresh spark plugs, high octane fuels, new distributor cap & wires. Still pings?

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