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Don't have my manual handy, but can somebody post the proper spark plug part number/brand? I've read a few different posts on this and am not completely sure if these plugs are available at dealers only or if they are readily available (I think they're NGK's, right?) -

I think I'll do these plugs myself as well.
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You are absolutely right......sorta.

The 4.7 engine has 2 different plug types that follow this schedule.

The 5.7 Hemi has 16 identical plugs that 'should' be replaced every 30K miles. These are plain ol' copper plugs (inexpensive), and the Hemi doesn't seem to want the fancy plugs.
Thanks for clarifying this Brad, I failed to notice the engine type that mike49 had
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Meineke quoted approx $450 to replace my plugs. 2 and a half hours at $97 an hour and 16 plugs at $15 each. My jaw dropped!
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Meineke quoted approx $450 to replace my plugs. 2 and a half hours at $97 an hour and 16 plugs at $15 each. My jaw dropped!
Did you run out of the shop screaming 'Rape'! That price is IMO, unreasonable.
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My cousin and I changed my plugs on my 08' Hemi. Took us 40min.(He owns his own garage). Cost me a little over $50 I believe and the dealer wanted close to $300! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do it yourself. And you get to know your truck a little more in the process.
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Did you run out of the shop screaming 'Rape'! That price is IMO, unreasonable.
As I was there having some work done on the wife's car, no. But I made it clear in no uncertain terms that I would not even consider paying such a price. My local dodge dealer quoted $329 out the door. Seems like meineke likes to gouge their customers.
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Can anyone tell me why plugs get change so soon? Is this a dodge thing?
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because hemis run hotter then most vehicles, I got charged 205 from my local shop guy to change the plugs, look over the whole truck and clean the throttle body also!
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You can go to the auto part store and spend about $5 per plug and do it yourself... do the math. If you're unsure how to do it just google 'how to change spark plugs in dodge ram'. You should find multiple hits. This should save you a ton of money and maybe take 3 hours tops if you're not very mechanically inclined. As mentioned above, make sure you have a 5/8" spark socket, a couple extensions and swivels or you'll be cursing your truck before you're through. Good luck.
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Went to the local dealership today and picked up 16 NGK standard plugs for around $75.00, then set up shop and 2.5 hours later she is purring without missing a beat. Very satisfied with my decision to go ahead with this maintenance as scheduled. I have seen plugs in worse shape, but there is a reason Dodge recommends a 30K replacement.
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