On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Ram 1500 Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems
Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 5.9L V8
Average Mileage: 189,066 mi (164,200 mi - 230,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 230,000 mi
Truck will shudder or hesitate at any speed.
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 173,000 mi
My truck has a loss of power and falls down to about 1300 rpm while I am going at cruise speed(not using cruise) and has a serious lack of power and doesn't respond to the throttle like it should.
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 164,200 mi
Same problem as far as the surge goes.
surge problems losing power bad