i have recently put a almost full tune up on my daily driver a 99 ram van with the 318 (5.2) is there a specail tool or technique to remove the #2 plug? because i was unable to remove it, but i'm not having any trouble with that imparticular plug, it started to miss fire on the #3 plug and now is on the #6 plug, but at higher rpm's it seem to run fine, will the coil, or the dist, cause that. this site has been the best site i have found on the entire net, as in helpful and a fast answer, anyone with any questions from now on i will send to this site in best recomedation thanks guys
miss fire on the # 3 and #6 plugs on 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500
by ford bronco XLT in Jefferson, NC on January 08, 2011
ANSWER by Johnny Mopar on January 10, 2011
No special tools required. Plug socket and short extension. The Spark Plug may be rusted in place. Try some rust penetrating spray and let is soak in for a few minutes. Break the spark plug loose. Many times the porcelain portion of the plug may break upon removal. Make sure all pieces are removed before removing the spark plug from the cylinder head to prevent and pieces from falling into the engine. You did not mention how old the Spark Plugs are. I recommend replacing all of the Spark Plugs and Ignition wires. One last note. Do Not turn your distributor. Rotating distributor will have no effect on ignition timing. All ignition timing values are controlled by powertrain control module (PCM) . If your rotate the distributor you will un-sync the Crankshaft and Camshaft Position sensors causing many engine and driveability issues.