why did mine catch fire and burned the whole engine compartment is torched

Kris Richerson

Asked by Jan 25, 2015 at 09:42 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB

Question type: General

truck was running ok felt like a miss fire changed the plugs number 6 was old soaked .
replced all plugs ,cleaned flapper ,ck air filter all ,fluids/ Im pretty pissed that was all I had
to get around in!

1 Answer


An engine can catch fire for many reasons. Could have been an electrical short, fuel leak, oil or power steering fluid leak, or even an intake manifold backfire. My Sister had the same thing happen to her back in 1981 with a 1969 Firebird. We never did find out what sparked the fire but we were all thankful she didn't get hurt or killed! You should count your blessings & do what my Sister did. Junk it and move on. Very sorry about your loss but vehicles can be replaced. You can't! HTH. -Jim

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