Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets on Dodge Ram 1500

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.

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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
10 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009
17 people reported this problem
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V6130,000
Leaking behind rear main seal
4.7l leaking oil behind the timing cover
all the same leaks
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