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Engine light on,# 5 cylender misfire

Rough idle at start up trips engine light even after complete tune up

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  • AvTech25 May 04, 2009

    I have the same problem on my '01 Dakota. Check engine light says that Cylinders #3 or #5 are misfiring. The engine also lags, and at times backfires, usually when the humidity level in the atmosphere is above 60%

    I've done a complete tune up, new spark plugs, wires, and even changed the distributor but the problem still persists. The only other theories I have about this particular problem is either a bad computer module or a bad valve.

  • joe2366 May 21, 2009

    I am experiencing the same problem with my 3.9 2001 dakota, a random misfire code and a code for cylinders 1 ,3 and 5. The plugs and wires are new and engine checks out ok. Also have an ignition timing ping complete loss of power under load. Any ideas????

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You probaly have a bad #5 coil. each spark plug has it own coil pack. I replaced one at a cost of $48.00

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Did you check to make sure the plug wires are not carbon tracked. will look like light burn marks, or like someone drew on them with a pencil. if their ok might want to do a compression test on the motor just in case you've got a bad cylinder

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