Question about 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD
Changed oil, new air filter, new coil pack on clinder 6 after scanner said misfire on cylinder 6, fuel cleaner added to tank of fuel
When's the last time you changed the plugs, wires, cap, and rotor?
Used dielectric grease on the plug, coil, and cap tips?
Cleaned the Throttle Body? Stop with the cleaners for a bit, running too much isn't a good thing either, especially if it starts to break down the fuel line.
Sounds like your ignition might not be firing right. Maybe a crankshaft position sensor that is starting to fail.
Next thing, if it has a Cap and Rotor, the cap terminal if it is alum, might be coming out. I hate thes caps the best ones are the brass ones; look at the inside of the cap see if you see cracking or tracing (tracing loos eater black or white cooing off the poll inside. If it is a coil pack model try getting a spark tester and hook it to that wire and run the truck have some one get in it and hold the break and put it in gear and watch for the spark to flutter.
If you bot a code reader you should be able to obtain a noid light, disconnect the injector connector and install the light to the connector. Start the engine, the light should flash if the wiring and pcm are OK. If it flashes probably injector if it does not wiring or PCM.
Also, keep in mind the descriotion about DTC P0306 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Possible Solutions: If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
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