Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems on Dodge Ram 1500

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.

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Average mileage: 177,889 (112,000–330,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 5.9L V8
10 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
35 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
1999 Dodge Ram 1500173,000
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 1500230,000
Truck will shudder or hesitate at any speed.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500216,000
Check engine light flashes going up hill at @60mph. Loses power at same time. Just purchased truck. Have not yet fixed problem.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500117,986
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
1998 Dodge Ram 1500128,000
miss firing in high gear and when your going uphill
1999 Dodge Ram 1500150,000
Shakes at idle and shakes/missfires at 45 mph
The engine surge's
surge problems losing power bad
1999 Dodge Ram 1500115,000
Misfire 1 2 and a random still not fixed
1996 Dodge Ram 1500237,612
When truck gets up to 45 the check engine light flashes and all power is lost and spit sputters and backfiers
1998 Dodge Ram 1500215,000
Truck bogs down and shuts off and doesn't start back up right away. Took 3 hours to get it home from a 20 minute trip. Once I got it started again it would only go 20 mph for about 100 feet then shut off again.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500255,000
Misfire. Have changed plugs. Wires are good. Coil is good. Throttle positioning sensor?
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
1997 Dodge Ram 1500164,200
Same problem as far as the surge goes.
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