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.
Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems on Dodge Ram 1500
Average mileage: 182,883 (117,986–330,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 5.9L V8
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500173,000Visitor
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.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500230,000Visitor
Truck will shudder or hesitate at any speed.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500117,986Visitor
I own a 97 conversion van B1500, 3.9L, this van I own it since 1998, and it always, always had misfire on bank, Surged at 55mph, loss power at low speed, non responsive at times, shift between gears bucken and surging, I has replace the motor after over 2000.00 ran good until warranty ended since then I've replaced TPS, CPS,Cam sensor, Both 02 (up and down streams), coil, wires , plugs, injection #3 and #5, Transmission pressure, transductor,fuel pump and sending unit, Kat, both banks intake gaskets, ECM and all fuses relation to duty run, I had it with this van in 2002 so I installed a Jasper long block, 3.9L, and a rebuilt Transmission with a new matching ECM. Ran good until last spring and am having the same troubles PO300, PO301,PO303,PO305,PO132,PO204 and PO0205, as I sat looking at the engine looking at the code reader comparing in the manual I start have flash backs of the trouble this dodge been, don't know why I wish to fix this thing it is a nightmare and a money trap, think I park it and drive the silverado
2000 Dodge Ram 1500Visitor
Yes my truck 2000 5.2 liter dodge 1500 will crank but when you turn off and try crank again it takes 3 hours before it cranks again
1998 Dodge Ram 1500128,000Visitor
miss firing in high gear and when your going uphill
1997 Dodge Ram 1500164,200Visitor
Same problem as far as the surge goes.
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