My truck had 70k miles on it and they… I also have a 2004 dodge 5. You need to use different tools due to different things impeding the workspace. Blow off any dirt or sand away from the upper manifold before pulling out the coils and plugs. The spark plugs are located under individual coils. Lastly, Figure 4 shows the 3. Choosing the wrong type of spark plugs leads to misfire and damage, so it's important to be specific to ensure that your plugs maintain the right amount of contact with your cylinders.
We'll take the gap tool carefully bend it down just a hair. Figures 1 through 4 are the different ways to remove the resonator box depending on the engine variation. With our coil out, you can see the plugs are right down inside. Disconnect the wiring harness and the two bolts from the coil packs to remove them. I'm sure I'll figure it out before it hits 50K but the knowing is bugging the heck out of me. The spark plugs are down deep so don't drop anything down there like the retaining nut or it will be a nightmare to get out. Another view of the coil packs positioning on the 4.
Step 4 — Install the new spark plugs, coil packs, and resonator box Check that the new spark plug is gapped correctly at 0. By - July 14, 2015 This article applies to the Dodge Ram 3rd Generation 2002-2008. Today, we bring you a look at the perfect on how to change the spark plugs in your Hemi Ram without going insane. Heck, I'm still waiting for one of the micro-chip reprogramer companies to come out with a box to re-do my chip. Also, I just want to know where the heck they're at.
The bolt on the passenger's side is behind the alternator. Diagnose your Ram's no start condition here. Bad fuel economy can be an indicator of a serious. Gain back those lost miles by diagnosing the cause of your poor fuel economy. Prices vary widely from source, so look for sales and rebates before spending your hard earned money. Eight of the 16 spark plugs are located under an ignition coil; the other 8 are not. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto.
Lift it in and out. Like I said, the Fords are using a coil pack that plugs directily to the plug so there's no need for a plug wire. Items listed with service intervals in your. To remove the coil packs, first disconnect the electrical connector plug. This article applies to the 4th generation Dodge Ram 2009-Present. Inspect the condition of the old plugs. Of course, they'll tell you not to touch them in hopes you'll let them work on it, but.
I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry. Well, at least I still know how to change the oil in it, did that today at 3K miles and will keep doing it ever 2K with a good quality filter. You can now fully remove the resonator box from the engine. This is the reason you want the spark plug socket so that the plug will come up and out with it. Use either a flat head screwdriver or an 8mm socket to loosen the clamp and pull the pipe off of the resonator box. One of the easier maintenance jobs is changing the spark plugs. One of those features — or actually, 16 of those features — are the.
Pro Tip Be cautious to not over-tighten your plugs or cross-thread them in the holes. I have a 2004 Ram with the Hemi. It has 2 plugs per cylinder. Once these bolts are removed, carefully lift the resonator box high enough to access the sensor located at the front of the resonator box. It should be noted that this piece focuses on the 2010 Ram with the throttle body at the front of the engine bay, but the portion that relates to the actual plug removal applies to the older trucks as well. They lose their proper gap size over time so changing them is not a bad idea.
The red circle indicates one of the eight coil packs on the 4. This will be very costly and a major pain to rectify. That may be why I can't find the plugs on this truck because it's using something different then I'm used to. With the plugs that are in tight areas, you'll need to use several extensions depending on the space you have. Then, remove the two 10mm bolts at each side of the box.
Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing. By - July 28, 2015 Contributors: merv This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1500 2009-present. We do show you on one cylinder, but the procedure is the same for all the plugs. The Hemi incorporates this design for better combustion efficiency and lower emissions. Blow off any dirt or sand away from the upper manifold before pulling out the coils and plugs. Over time, the gap between the spark plug electrodes increases to the point that the spark will no longer jump the electrode gap, requiring their replacement.