Q: My 1997 Dodge Dakota is leaking oil from the oil filter housing

asked by on

So there the oil filter | then there the mettle plate (oil filter houses) well I have a dodge dokota sport 1997 v6 4wd its leaking oil auto g there two ? What that part called and does it take an O-ring?

My car has 217000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello. I would have to see the vehicle to know for sure but it sounds like you have a leak from the oil filter housing. Most of the time it leaks here when the o-rings wear out though it is also possible that the housing has warped from heat. I would usually replace the seal first and if that does not solve it I replace the housing. If you need assistance with this leak, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [fix your oil leak] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oil-fluid-leak-inspection

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 1997 Dodge Dakota is leaking oil from the oil filter housing

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: There is a rattling noise coming from my exhaust when my car is idling.

Hello, the exhaust system noise can be created from a heat shield (light tin type sound). Rattling could be from a hanger which support the system. A muffler and catalytic convertor can internally make a rattle type noise. The vehicle...

Q: My car is pouring coolant out does a bad water pump pour coolant out

It can, but there are many parts of the cooling system that can do this. If it is the water pump, the coolant or water will be coming from the front of the motor and behind the timing cover. The...

Q: think i put wrong oil in car went few miles lose power car dies oil in spark plugs still starts low oil blinking light before die.

Hello. If you put too thick of an oil in the car, then you may have damaged the engine bearings but this should not have caused oil to get in to the spark plugs unless the oil got into the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.