Those are all right smack on the dealer-owner's lap, and they don't involve themselves with resolution. Lets leave it at that. They come pre-gapped and you should not make any changes. A stepstool and an old towel to cover the fender will make things easier. On this side, you may want to have extension for this second one here. I've got at least 44K miles on the plugs that are in it. Use the same process you used to remove them to Install the new ones.
It could have 74K miles on the original plugs, I just don't know. Again, push the connector towards the coil some, and press the tab and release. You can see the front one here, and then they go back. If there was a local independent garage that specialized in Chrysler products, I'd probably give them a shot. In either case, you want to clear some space around the engine to make accessing the plugs easier. Just squeeze the sides of the black sockets, and pull straight up. I did this last night and pictures are a little dark.
If they were installing a cam or something I'd want a Mopar guy. The engine was made in Mexico. Do the work in a well-lighted, well ventilated , shaded site. I use an old accent pillow to lean on. Labor costs the same and you end up having a trainee working on your vehicle.
There's four clips, unclip them. The issue only popped up this morning after gunning the gas to get into a flow of traffic. Old thread but rather than starting a new one, I just did this tune up last weekend. I even had a plug I measured at. I never get that with my mechanic i go to. I'm not trying to be difficult, but I know this to be true.
A technician that works for an independent garage may have never worked on a Dodge in his life. I didnt put anything on the coils. The modern Hemi engine in the Ram trucks rely on a two-plug-per-cylinder head design, making tune-ups more costly. Finally finished changing out all 16 plugs family issues forced me to take a short holiday with the job. It has been proven that the Hemi does not do well with plats so copper is your best bet. Once all eight coil packs are out of the way, it is time to take out the spark plugs. At the dealer its anyone and yes that can include the guy fresh out of school first day on the job.
Each cylinder takes about 15-20 minutes, so you can follow your progress easily by doing one cylinder at a time. Nothing in a dealership guarantees the ability or experience of a particular tech. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. I did not torque plugs. Your photos identified all the potential problem areas perfectly. I used the Champion spark plugs that comes from fabric. Perhaps its me, but I never felt the same level of acceleration power that the car exhibit before the spark plugs change.
When I took out the cyl-1 plugs they seemed to be in cruddy shape see photo. My Hemi has rubber boots a … ttached to the coil packs. If I were you, I would pull a back plug, and a middle-bank plug and see what they look like. You will need 16 spark plugs. In this video, we're going to show you a spark plug replacement. I have done the key trick on,off,on,off,on and no Pcodes were displayed. Removel is easy, just grasp the wire and remove it.
Not so much the repair end of non warranty work. Also, since you just worked on the truck, it's probably not a bad idea to go back over everything that you did. One thing my wise old Dad told me though, was that if you take a plug out, put the new one in right away, so nothing damaging ends up in the cylinder itself. I gapped all of the new ones at. Order a computer from the dealer and it still does the same thing. Truck seems to be working well now, and took it for a 5 mile spin. Again, spark plug socket is the best so you can put it in and then they don't fall out.
I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry. The Introduction The 1500 5. But check out the pic to see which ones you need to take the extension off of the ratchet and drop it down in there first to clear other engine parts. This is a 2008 Dodge Ram. Removing the Old Spark Plugs Steps: 1. Unplug the connector to the coil by pushing down on the release on the top of the plug and sliding them out of the coil.