1995 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Dodge Dakota
1995 Dodge Dakota Problems
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.
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.
1995 Dodge Dakota Questions
Could there be any other issues that may cause this
I as well have replaced every sensor under the hood and checked the wiring in the harness only to track it down to a loose plug at the PCM after it warms up a bit and i start going down some rough road. Really stinks spent about 300 on just little stuff but fingers crossed this was the real reason.