I apologize for the wind noise and background noise in the video if it’s hard to understand me. I really didn’t think the microphone would pick up all of that with the filter on.
Quick walk through of the proper way to swap the spark plugs on your 3rd Generation Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7L engine.
This process can be applied to the 2002 to 2008 3.7L, 5.7L Hemi and 5.9L Magnum Rams as well, along with other vehicles.
• TYPICAL OBD FAULT CODES •
#P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
#P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
#P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
#P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
#P0304 Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected
#P0305 Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected
#P0306 Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected
#P0307 Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected
#P0308 Cylinder 8 Misfire Detected
#P0309 Cylinder 9 Misfire Detected
#P0314 Single Cylinder Misfire (Cylinder not Specified)
Symptoms of fouling spark plugs can be hard starts, poor fuel mileage, misfires, poor power and performance.
• NOTE •
The HEMI engines are equipped with 16 spark plugs. 2 plugs per cylinder. 2008 + Ram 4.7L also are equipped with 16 spark plugs.
• TOOLS NEEDED •
Spark plugs of manufacture spec or equivalent
3/8 drive ratchet
3/8 drive extensions of various lengths
5/8 spark plug socket
10mm deep socket
Spark plug gapping tool
Anti-seize (copper or silver)
Magnetic extension tool
Torque wrench in foot pounds and inch pounds
Compressor with blower tool
• SPARK PLUG TORQUE VALUE •
3.7L Magnum Ram 20ft/ lbs.
4.7L Magnum Ram 20ft/ lbs.
5.7L Hemi Ram 15ft/ lbs.
5.9L Magnum Ram 30ft/ lbs.
Ignition coil pack nut torque spec for all above is 70in/ lbs.
• SPARK PLUG GAP VALUE •
3.7L Magnum .042 gap
4.7L Magnum .040 gap
5.7L HEMI .043 gap
5.9L Magnum .040 gap
• DIFFICULTY •
1 out of 10 (very low)
• DURATION •
45mins to 1 hour (depending on skill set)