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

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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.

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