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

dogmusher
0

Asked by Nov 12, 2013 at 01:40 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 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,

1 Answer

BULLRAM
590

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.....

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1996 ram 1500 5.9 turns over wont start need help 56 answers

    truck started out running fine but would randomly die. wait a few minutes and would usually fire right back up. then it would randomly die again.. now it only turns over.no fire.tried a snap on diagno...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Misfiring

    I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi V.8 5.7 liter and it is misfiring like crazy. I already replaced the O2 censor and have the spark plugs and coil rack ready to replace if that doesn't work what e...

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge ram misfire. 2 answers

    My dodge ram has a misfire on cylinders 3 & 4. The only codes that pop up are both oxygen sensors. Codes po 133 and po 138. What's causing this terrible misfire? It runs really rough and is very ...

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My truck misfires and will runs rough and only wants to go up to 40mph/usually am/intermittant 21 answers

    past had a failure code P0304 , cyclandor #4 misfire we have replaced spark plugs, coil and fuel injector Any other ideas as to what the problem is?

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 02 Dodge Ram shaking 40 answers

    Today on the way to school the truck was driving just find, then on the way to a class at the community college the truck was still running great. Got to the college just fine and was there for 2 hour...

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,200
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 4,940
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
2,859 Great Deals out of 204,666 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
145 Great Deals out of 5,567 listings starting at $2,289
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
895 Great Deals out of 52,823 listings starting at $2,400
Used Toyota Tacoma"
588 Great Deals out of 27,452 listings starting at $2,199
Used Dodge Dakota"
139 Great Deals out of 4,773 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Ram 3500"
93 Great Deals out of 2,481 listings starting at $4,000
Used Ford Mustang"
752 Great Deals out of 39,922 listings starting at $1,600
Used Jeep Wrangler"
350 Great Deals out of 14,939 listings starting at $2,795

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,583 listings starting at $4,695
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,263 listings starting at $5,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,715 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,731 listings starting at $3,595
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,578 listings starting at $1,995