Complaint / review text:
While driving my 1999 dodge durango the oil pressure dropped to zero and then went back to normal. I got the vehicle home and called my mechanic over to take a look at it and was told that the engine had sludge in it, and this is a common dodge problem. I was told that I needed a new motor. Cost from Dodge $5,500.
After several run ins with Dodge I just decided to buy one from the local junkyard and rebuild it. The Dodge motor was rebuilt with some parts from the old motor that could be salvaged. Well after putting the new motor in everything was fine and good until after about 4,500 miles. I was driving down the road when the oil pressure dropped again and the check engine light came on again.
I called my mechanic over again to look at this and he could hardly believe what he was looking at the rebuilt engine had sludge starting to form after only 4500 miles he then told me that this is very uncommon to see and that the plenum gasket must have got sucked into the motor causing this to happen.
Now it looks like after this motor only had 43,000 miles on it and was rebuilt I am going to have to buy a another motor. This is a Chrylser problem and no one elses.