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.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Dakota Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets
Dodge Dakota Problem
Engines Affected: 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8
Average Mileage: 175,119 mi (112,000 mi - 238,238 mi)