Report: Oil Leaks at Valve Cover/Intake Gaskets and Rear Crankshaft Seal Area Are Common
Dodge Durango Problem
Engines Affected: 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8
Average Mileage: 94,000 mi (78,000 mi - 110,000 mi)
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.