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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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).
1995 Dodge Dakota Questions and Answers
Where do i find the plug in for a scanner so i can look up codes and clear them.... i have a 1995 dodge dakota V8 318
My truck will not start.When I turn the key I hear a hum and a click.Charged the battery, will clean the posts tomorrow, but I wanted to check the starter. However, I cannot locate it. Can you tell...
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why is my dome lighttaying on after i get out . Light switch is turned off . Fuse is not sticking . COULD A FRAYED WIRE BE CAUSING THIS ?