Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 2WD
The van seems to idle fine and sounds ok when I push the gas down but runs real rough under load. I put a new cap, rotor and wires on about 8-9 months ago and haven't had a problem until a couple days ago. My first thought was that the wires from 4 and 6 were shorting each other but they look good. The P0420 would indicate a possible bad CAT but it could also be a symptom of the misfire. I am lost.
Don't know how many miles are on the car ,but I would change the spark plugs
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 Neon SXT cylinder misfire
TRY REPLACING THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR..HAVE SEEN THESE CAUSE MISFIRES AND LOW VOLTAGE DTCS AS PCM THINKS VEHICLE IS NOT RUNNING..ALTERNATOR MAY NOT BE PUTTING OUT PROPERLY
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Do not dress the spark plug wires to make them look pretty. The spark plug wires on must cross each other at right angles every place they cross. They cannot be run side by side, or the engine will crossfire.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: #8 misfire
With the truck running, spray some water with a spray bottle on the wires and cap, also spray the coil. See if you can make it misfire by doing this. It may help to have a helper in the truck with it idling in gear. You may hav egotten a bad wire or plug, too. I find these run pretty decent with the Champions like they came with.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
the code that is given means that the coil, plug ,plug wires, for that cylinder could be bad, check spark plug and see if this is the problem or a bad wire.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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