Various Engine Oil Leaks on Dodge Durango

External oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front or rear), and the rear crankshaft seal area are common. The rear main seal is an unlikely source. Normally, leaks in this area are from the bearing cap mating surfaces as well as the sealing surface between the oil pan and bearing cap.

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Average mileage: 112,666 (78,000–150,000)
Engines affected: 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
10 people reported this problem
problem details
2003 Dodge Durango - 4.7L V8 78,000 mi,
need to install new valve cover gaskets
Oil leaking from valve cover and dripping underneath truck. Have to add oil every 3 weeks
1999 Dodge Durango - 5.2L V8 110,000 mi,
valve cover gaskets leaking