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.
Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets on Dodge Ram 1500
Average mileage: 156,000 (51,000–264,000)
Engines affected: 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V6130,000Visitor
Leaking behind rear main seal
1996 Dodge Ram 1500Visitor
all the same leaks
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