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  1. 02 dakota 3.9 burning oil smell and leak

    3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    I have an 02 dakota that over time has been gradually losing oil, and just recently it's been smelling like burning oil bad at the exhaust manifold. My valve cover gasket does look like its leaking a bit. But my dad is a mechanic and said its leaking way more than it should just from the gasket...
  2. Cooper filings in coolant plus heavy leak

    Dodge Dakota Heating & Cooling Problems/Questions
    I have a 2003 4.7L 4x4 dodge dakota it has 240000 k on it. I recently replace the top rad hose which was very stretched. But the leak was still there. Then I went to top up the coolant and I noticed cooper like filings in the coolant. The coolant some how leaks onto the fan which spreads it...
  3. Blown head? crack? Coolant system issues

    3.7L V6 Specific Topics
    Hello All, I am new to the forum and looking for some advice. I have an 04 Dakota, 3.7L v6. 114,000miles About a week ago, the trucks check guages light came on and My temp was very high. This had never happened before. I pulled over and let it cool down and noticed my coolant was...
  4. Cooling

    3.9L V6 Specific Topics
    My radiator just recently started leaking and most likely needs replaced. TYC Part # 981 More Info {#52029145AC} Complete Radiator Assembly Accessories Included: OC Pipe ( diam 8 ) and ( diam 1 ) Straight x 2; Bottom Header: 2 7/16" x 23 1/16"; w/o AC; Core Size: 21 9/16" x 1 7/16" x 17...