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Old 06-09-2019, 02:59 PM
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2016 1500 2 wd check engine light came and code was no. 5 misfire. Took it to a mechanic to change the spark plugs and he says the engine is shot, it needs a new engine, and he has had to replace the engine on 4 other Rams. I wasn't with my boyfriend when he took it in, and he doesnt remember exactly what was said, but this truck had no problems prior and has had regular maintenance. It does have 100k miles because it is his work truck and he drives all over the place. But has no history of any other engine problems. Everyone else I talk to with Rams say their trucks are beasts and last. Anyone see other threads on this topic or experience? I told him to take it to another mechanic for a second opinion.
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I would take the vehicle to an Autozone, Advance Auto, etc.

Request that they use the scan tool to read any codes that are showing or stored
Write down the code or codes, like code p0305, which is usually the code for the #5 cylinder misfire.

Go to this website to find out what the codes mean, https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/

In the video below, after the guy looks at the misfiring coil/spark plug, he uses a tool to check the coil. The quickest way to check if it is the # 5 coil is to switch it with the coil right next to it, if the misfire changes to the cylinder that you just put the #5 coil into , then you may only have to replace the bad coil.
I hope that i have not confused you to much.



If # 5 continues to misfire, it would be time to do the engine Compression & Leak Down tests.
I believe those tests are done both by dry & wet methods, but you should verify
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Thanks! I told him to check the coil already, but he works out of town so I'm not around to do it when he doesn't anymore. I'll share that site and the next steps with him.
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What is the mechanics reasoning for needing a new engine? I know he doesn't recall what the mechanic said but I'd reach out to the mechanic and ask for clarification on the issue. There's a lot that can cause a misfire; glad to hear you're getting a second opinion.
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If the truck is equipped with the 5.7l Hemi, the mechanic may have diagnosed an issue that is in keeping with this lengthy thread:

https://www.ramforumz.com/showthread...188978&page=77

Sincerely hope that's not the case but appears that it may just be.
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Tell him to try another place
My 2009 hemi crewcab Rambox has 421,200 miles all original drive train
They did replace the MDS , while in there replaced cam and lifters .
325,000 all under the lifetime power train warranty
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