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Installed a new power steering sensor again, thats 2 in the

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installed a new power steering sensor again , thats 2 in the last month. why does it keep blowing out.?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
my wires are oil soaked. how do i clean them . ?
truck is running really raw fuel out the tail pipes. gray white smoke.
major fuel consumption .
today oil pressure drops right off then comes back . what the hell is going on?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

First I am completely confused. First it was about the power steering sensor now oil pressure and raw fuel and oil soaked plug wires.

Please thoroughly explain the chain of events here.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok , this spring i notice raw fuel . black soot on the snow.
checked codes it was p0701 .
so i change o2 sensor . map sensor . power steering sensor . check an changed all evap hoses .
no change. then in july i put in to more power steering sensors .
today an yesterday driven short drives , when i slow down oil pressure drops right oil an light comes on for a second then everything goes back to normal .
i also think the power steering wires are oil soaked now.
i found a crack on left side manifold today.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
an Wayne if you can help me trouble shoot this , that would be so great.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.

What kind of vehicle and engine is this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i will give you all the info i can so you can help me.
Dodge Dakota, 4.7 v8. 4x4 quad cab . 6 inch lift , 33 inch tires.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no cats. they been cut off 4 years ago
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.

OK. Do you have a scan tool? Sorry for the delay BTW. Been out of town for a few days here.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
have scan tool an it reads p0171. i check all things . evap lines ok . even changed them . new map sensors.
changed o2 sensor . an power steering sensor . again an again .
still have code an raw nasty fuel smell from the pipes.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.

What are your oxygen sensors reading?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
high fuel in exhaust
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.

This is going to be fruitless if you won't give me information