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Dodge Repair/96 ram van 5.2 liter: missing


Hi can you tell me where cylinder # 4 and 6 are located if you were looking from the front of vehicle .
seem to be misfiring.
What would be a probable cause.
Plugs ,wire , rotor?

Hi Brad,
Looking from the front the 4 and 6 cylinders are on the left side and would be the middle two cylinders (arranged 2468 on that side). As to miss: it could be mechanical (compression low) or electrical (spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor) or fuel injectors.
Did you get a fault code number using the ignition key: "on-off-on-off-on and leave on" doing that in 5 seconds or less? Then watch to odometer window to see if the mileage reading changes to show a 4-digit number preceded by a P. If not, then do it again and see if the check engine light begins to flash, pause flash, etc. and count the number of flashes before each pause.
Let me know what you find.

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