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How do I replace the spark plugs on a 2001 Dodge Dakota? There is some type of metal cylinder around the spark plug, preventing me to get my socket to grab on to the spark plug.

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Is it a shroud that covers all of them i know some models it takes a special plug socket to remove them its very thin in diameter so a special socket is used or if possible like i said if its a shroud remove this to gain access

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How do we get to the spark plugs on my 2006 Dodge Dakota and where do the plugs go


Trace the multiple wires (one per cylinder) from the distributor to each spark plug. You'll need a spark-plug wrench to remove the current spark plugs.
Check your Owners Manual for the recommended time to replace the spark plugs, and the recommended part-number for replacement parts. Or, go to Canadian Tire, with the year & model number of your truck, and the sales assistant will recommend the correct plugs.'

Oct 10, 2014 | 2006 Dodge Dakota

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Cant find plugs on a 3.7 6 cylinder 2 wheel drive dakota please help


3.7L Engines
Each individual spark plug is located under each ignition coil. Each individual ignition coil must be removed to gain access to each spark plug. Refer to Ignition Coil Removal/Installation. Prior to removing spark plug, spray compressed air around base of ignition coil at cylinder head. This will help prevent foreign material from entering combustion chamber.

  1. Remove spark plug from cylinder head using a quality socket with a rubber or foam insert.
  2. Inspect spark plug condition.
To install:
  1. Start the spark plug into the cylinder head by hand to avoid cross threading.
  2. Before installing coil(s), check condition of coil o-ring and replace as necessary. To aid in coil installation, apply silicone to coil o-ring.
  3. Tighten spark plugs to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) torque.
  4. Install ignition coil(s). Refer to Ignition Coil Removal/Installation.

Sep 21, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Anyone have the firing order diagram for a 2011 dodge nitro 4.0 liter v6? Also how do I get to the spark plugs on the drivers side? I can't figure it out!!!


Here ya go
Each individual spark plug is located under each ignition coil. Each individual ignition coil must be removed to gain access to each spark plug See: Ignition Coil\Service and Repair\Ignition Coil - Removal

  1. Remove necessary air filter tubing at throttle body.
  2. Prior to removing ignition coil, spray compressed air around coil base at cylinder head.
  3. Prior to removing spark plug, spray compressed air into cylinder head opening. This will help prevent foreign material from entering combustion chamber.
  4. Remove spark plug from cylinder head using a quality socket with a rubber or foam insert. Also check condition of ignition coil O-ring and replace as necessary.
  5. Inspect spark plug condition


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2001 dodge dakota is just started running on 7 cylinders, i changed spark plugs and coil packs 1 1/2 yrs ago. how do you test a coil pack ?


Since the 5.9 engine uses one coil and a distributor, I will assume you have the 4.7 engine with coil on plug ignition.
The easiest way to test the coil is to move it to a different cylinder and see if the miss moves with it.
Problem could be an injector or something mechanical too.

Feb 28, 2013 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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1995 slt dodge dakota 3.9L one cylinder not firing


how many miles, several causes, fouled spark plug, damaged spark plug wire, bad fuel injector, i would check plug and wire first

Jun 09, 2012 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

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#2 cylinder misfiring on a 2001 dodge dakota


If plugs are receiving ignition then I would have a compression test run on that #2 cylinder. Good Luck Darrell S

Jun 12, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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Misfire in cylinder number 5


You need to verify that your cylinder has ...
compression
spark
fuel
One of these is missing.

Nov 13, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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Changing spark plugs


look under hood..you will see wires coming from distributor cap on top into your motor..if its an 8 cylinder there will be 4 in the back and 4 in the front.6 cylinder-3 in front 3 in back.get a 5/16 spark plug wrench and socket.you will need extension to reach back ones.if you bought new wires from parts store it will be even easier to find where plugs are located because you can compare the ones you bought and easier find the wires under the hood.the wire gets fatter as it goes into the motor.grab the fat part firmly and pull it off.boom theres your spark plugs.use your spark plug socket(5/16) with extension/ratchet and turn the plug until it comes out.do not break the plug or it will not come out.when you put a new one in screw it hand tight then 1 crank tight with the ratchet.when you change your wires do them one at a time as to avoid switching the wires up.on top of the distributor cap(where the wires lead to) there will be numbers as to what wire is for what cylinder...change plugs/wires 1 at a time dont take off more than 1 wire at a time!hope this helped!

May 29, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Dakota

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Location of spark plugs in 2005 dodge dakota


To change the sparks on a 2005 4.7L Dodge Dakota you will need the following:
  • Spark plug socket
  • Ratchet
  • Torque wrench
  • Extension
  • Flat-tip screwdriver
  • Make sure the truck is cold!!!

Note you will have to remove the air intake located at the top of the engine, and will have to move some of the coolant lines out of the way.

At the top of the engine there are 4 sparks on each side. The coils are held in place with a 10mm bolt. Undo the 10mm bolt and unclip the coil. Next pull out the coil.

Insert the socket, with extension into the spark plug hole.

Remove spark plug.

Check the gap on new spark plug, it should match stock.

tighten to approximately 25ft.lbs. (check spark-plug packaging for exact torque requirements).

repeat this process with all other sparks.

be sure that no dirt gets into the spark plug holes.



Jun 24, 2008 | 2005 Dodge Dakota

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I need information on how to change spark plugs on a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7 liter V-8


Remove independent coil from each spark hole,and then remove sparkplugs with a socket with extention.

Jun 04, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Dakota

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