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Old 08-25-2010, 12:24 PM
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so I have a 97 ram 1500 and over the 2 years I have had it it's been a constant battle against a nasty misfire. I have changed plugs several time as well as the cap, rotor, wires and ignition coil. Only to have the misfire go away for a day or two tops. I'm starting to wonder if may be somethin more indepth then the "easy" solutions to this issue. If any one has had a similar problem and can help me find a solution or just want to vent there frustrations please reply.
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Which cylinder(s) are misfiring? Are there any other codes besides the misfire codes? Have you ever changed the intake plenum pan gasket or performed the plug wire routing TSB?
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right now its just cylinder 4, but in the past its been several combinations. there was a dtc for o2 sensor high voltage and i changed that yesterday. never changed the the intake plenum pan gasket and i did try to run the wires as shown in a tsb i got off of alldata
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Sounds like it's not the same problem over and over. Are you using any oil between changes?
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when u say "using oil" do u mean burning or leaking oil?
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Burning. It's an indicator of a plenum pan gasket problem.
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it def burns oil it may leak slightly as well but not enough to decrease oil levels ar the rate I have seen. You think this could be the solution to my ongoing problem?
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It's entirely possible. When the plenum gasket blows, it causes engine oil to be sucked into the cylinders and burned. You generally won't see any smoking out of the exhaust. Typical consumption rates are between 1-2 quarts between oil changes.
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thanks for the help. I'll change out that gasket this weekend. Migt as well throw on a throttle body spacer while I have everything out of the way.
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