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1998 Dodge Dakota Question: After changing Plugs and wires it is missing

 

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Visitor, 3.9L V6, Mccomb, MS, July 02, 2010, 06:33
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Changed plugs and wires the engine now misses all the time when running

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 02, 2010, 08:06
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    Make sure the wires are put on in the correct firing order and each end of the plug wire fully engage and seat in the distributor cap and snap properly on the spark plug. Could the gap on one of the spark plugs closed up?

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    Visitor, July 03, 2010, 21:15
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    They looked like all gaps was the same and the plug wires I removed and replaced the wire and plugs separately one at the time. The old plugs was hard to remove I had put about 25000 miles after I bought the truck. It has around 180,000 miles now. This has an electronic coil that almost knocked my arm off when I touched the coil wire.. It wasn't missing until I changed the plugs and wires

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    smitty74 October 28, 2011, 20:00
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    I had the same problem with my dakota... Try changing the cap and rotor... I changed the cap and rotor and plugs in mine and it still did it, then i did the wires and it works like new now ... So try the cap and rotor next ... My mechanic also checked the underside of the coil with a mirror and said sometimes they crack and moisture gets in there .. Try taking a look at that also... Hope this helps u with ur problem ... GLENN S.

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