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Engine oil leaks at distributor may be misdiagnosed on Dodge Dakota

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.

Problem Data
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12 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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Started to leak when I pulled something heavy