I have a 97 dodge ram 318 5 speed manual, one day it died, so we replaced fuel pump started right back after but was running bad checked the plugs and they were bad so we replaced them and wires and air filter and now it knocks!!!! this all within 3 days.. any ideas? dont know why everything it happening all at once!

Asked by Apr 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

12,805

If it ran fine after fuel pump and then knocked after changing wires my guess would be you have spark plug wires installed incorrectly. If you get a knock with backfiring out the intake then pug wires for sure. Check your wires for proper firing order.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Won't Start 86 answers

    This is crazy but my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with 19,500 miles on it won't start. It won't turn over...no clicking...nothing...nada!!! Turn the key and it appears to have full power as the radio comes o...

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Starts,Idols perfect Bogs down, no power upon acceleration 1997 1500,5.2 Gas,Auto.Could cause be bad Cat? 35 answers

    Bought truck in '08 w/24,000, now has 74,500,This has been a great truck, (still is) other than new ball joints, I have had no trouble until about two weeks ago, I was on hwy doing about 70mph turne...

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 ram 1500 5.9 turns over wont start need help 59 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

  • truck wont stay running 88 answers

    I have a 2001 dodge 1500 pickup. The truck fires right up but will not stay running unless I keep my foot on the gas. As soon as I let off the throttle it dies instantly without sputtering. Gauges rea...

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont my durango start if its not the fuel pump 48 answers

    I replaced the fuel pump and the crank shaft sensor but it still wont start but it turns over

    2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 6,100
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,880
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 2500
160 Great Deals out of 5,240 listings starting at $3,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
822 Great Deals out of 68,199 listings starting at $2,484
Used Toyota Tacoma
541 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Dakota
106 Great Deals out of 3,781 listings starting at $1,680
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
90 Great Deals out of 2,181 listings starting at $4,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,330 listings starting at $6,900
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,010 listings starting at $3,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,539 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,488 listings starting at $2,800
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,365 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.