Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 2WD
I have a 96 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 318, I just had a tune up and I have an engine ping in the passenger side rear valve or lifter area. I had the plugs, wires and roter replaced and then it started. Any suggestions?
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Posted on May 10, 2009
Dodge has a couple of service bulletins for this problem. Since you said the pinging started after the tune up, the plug wires are probably not routed correctly. You may have a condition known as crossfire, where a misrouted spark plug is inducing a current into the wire next to it.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Your ignition timing may have advanced too far. Or it is now where it should be and is making more cylinder pressure during combustion causing the gasoline to ignite to early causing detonation or ping.
Make sure the ignition timing is correct. If it is try better fuel meaning the octane rating.
If you can go up to the next octane level. For example if you are using 87 go to 89 and see if it goes away. 3 of my wife's last cars a 1986 Honda Prelude, 2000 Neon, and a 2003 Neon had some ping under medium to hard acceleration. She switched to 89 octane and the ping went away completely in each vehicle. Each of the vehicle had a good deal of miles on them.
The 2003 Neon has 75000 miles on it now and runs great on 89 octane. About a year ago I tried 87 Octane in her car and the ping came right back.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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