Loosen the clamp holding the connects to the throttle body. They are located under the coil packs. So, if it came with Copper, use copper plugs, and if it came with platinum, use platinum. If spark plug being removed is under coil, coil must be removed to gain access to spark plug. Today, we bring you a look at the perfect on how to change the spark plugs in your Hemi Ram without going insane. I'd recommend removing all the coils from a side to open up more room to get to the back.
In either case, you want to clear some space around the engine to make accessing the plugs easier. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. I have had chevys so i was surprised. Overall, the job is not difficult. The plug under the brake booster is the hardest to do, so do this one first.
There is another hose the will slide off. Remove spark plug from cylinder head using a quality socket with a rubber or foam insert. There are 2 per cylinder. A portion of this article was borrowed. The Introduction The 1500 5. This is a skill level 1 project.
You will need a good spark plug socket with the rubber boot in there to help pill the plug out of the hole. For having so much room under the hood, you wold think they would have moved the engine closer to the front. I assembled swivel and extension on top each time depending on location. Spark plugs receive electrical charge from the distributor or coil to create a spark that causes combustion. I had to use 2 different socket extensions. If it had been done right, it would take about that much to remove, clean and regap all of them. There's a tube going right over the top, but you can get everything out.
Move on to the next plug. Remove necessary air filter tubing at throttle body. Replacing spark plugs and wires are part of a tune-up, so if your spark plugs need to be replaced, you should also consider replacing the spark plug wires. As you remove each coil pack from the valve cover, you want to remove the wiring running to each coil pack and as you set the coil packs aside, make sure to keep track of which unit goes to which cylinder. For wires, you get one box containing 8 wires.
It should be noted that this piece focuses on the 2010 Ram with the throttle body at the front of the engine bay, but the portion that relates to the actual plug removal applies to the older trucks as well. That's right, 16 plugs - 8 wires. I needed a swivel, and a short extension to do the job. Fit the springs into the coil first, then slide the boot over them. If you notice misfiring or if your vehicle has difficulty starting, check the condition of your spark plugs.
Repeat on the other side. . My Hemi has rubber boots a … ttached to the coil packs. I spent alomst 30 minutes, alone on the 2 back left plugs. Gap the plugs to 0. I started with the forward most plug on the passenger side. I just bought a used 06 2500 5.
However, it is tedious, pricey, and it will challenge your toolbox a bit. This will probably set a Check Engine light. Before removing or disconnecting any spark plug cables, note their original position. Attach the swivel to the socket and the extension to the swivel and it will slide easily onto the sparkplug. The rubber boots pushed on pretty easy. Set air filter box top assembly aside.
They consist of a terminal at one end that receives the charge, and a center and ground electrode that arc to create a spark. The spark plugs for cylinders one through five are pretty easy to change, but six, seven and eight are tough. It will make sense after you get all the intact plumbing off. You will need 16 spark plugs. Fortunately, you can save yourself some money by changing the spark plugs yourself, but parts of the job can be a real headache without a good plan.