what would cause a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup 5.9 liter to missfire

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Asked by dogmusher Nov 12, 2013 at 01:40 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we have changed all the spark plug's, wires, coil, O2 sensor, and we had dropped the tank and checked the pump, new water pump, still missfiring , one machine read's no.8 and another reads all cylinder's, one person suggested a sticky lifter, need to have ideas,

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BULLRAM
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Need to find out which cylinder first, ... have someone put emergency brake on, put in gear, slowly push on gas a little...when it starts missing hold it right there , take a test light . with alligator clip on negative and poke the distributor wires at the cap one at a time, hold ONLY the handle of the test light, when you poke a good hitting cylinder the sound of the engine will drop down , when you hit a cylinder that is not working it will make NO sound change...then you can find out which cylinder is not hitting, a compression check is next on that cylinder before anything else, report back.....

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