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DODGE DAKOTA ENGINE PROBLEM

1998 Dodge Dakota • 133,000 miles

I had just gotten rolling down the interstate going about 70 mph when my truck started a loud clacking sound & the torque shot up, engine light came on and started loosing power.
I thought it might be a rod because of the knocking noise. The oil is clean with no signs of water so it didn't go through the block. The local mechanic says I need a new engine. I just got back from vacation & haven't talked to him so I don't know if he took off the valve cover to check the rods. If it's not the rods could it be the harmonic balancer?
Thanks for any help
RC
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March 5, 2013.




The engine has to be dis assembled to check the connecting rods. Worthless expenditure if it needs a motor.

I would look at a low mileage used motor or re built

Roy



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