Dodge W150 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge W150
Dodge W150 Problems
Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gasket, intake manifold gasket, distributor o-ring, and rear main seal area are common. The leak at the rear main seal area is generally not the seal itself but the bearing cap to the engine block seal. An oil leak could also be internal to the distributor, if oil is found inside the distributor then the distributor should be replaced.
Vehicles equipped with 12" diameter rear brakes may encounter premature rear brake shoe wear. If it is found the brake system is functioning as designed our technicians tell us revised brake shoes are available for this concern.
The automatic transmission may fail due to a pinched or restricted transmission oil cooler. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection and flushing of the transmission cooler and lines if this type of failure is noted.
Dodge W150 Questions
The truck run when first started, will idle for about 30 seconds and then dies. I have my Genisys hooked up and the coolant temp and air charge temp will go from normal to -198 degrees, the battery voltage will drop to 0 and the RPM will drop to 0 then they all go back to normal, then drop again....
The truck will run for a little while then stall out. with my genisys hooked up I can watch the data stream and the battery volt will drop to 0, the RPMs drop to 0 the air intake temp and coolant temp bounce from normal temp to -198, have replaced the pickup coil in dist, coolant temp sensor, O2 ...
it has always been very dependable util last week