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Dodge Dakota Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets

Dodge Dakota Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8

Average Mileage: 160,176 mi (105,000 mi - 265,000 mi)


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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