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Come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop as we have a look at this 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 that has some serious driveability problems. It has a single cylinder misfire mostly at an idle and it also has a hard time maintaining fuel control. I am leaning twords ignition system (plug s, wires, cap etc.) and I am also thinking something with the 02 sensors. Enough talk let's see what we find!
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49 thoughts on “Dodge ram 1500 – spits, sputters, misfires and stalls”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Vrba says:

    The better the teacher the more you learn.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zanethan Browning says:

    Man why can't all mechanics be as straight up as you?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby Porter says:

    Great Video I really enjoyed watching you work and listening to your train of thought. You made good use of the diagnostic tools, very fun to watch

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bates says:

    Although it probably needs clear headlight housing and lenses..

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eugene Kontz sr says:

    I've got a code saying to replace camshaft and crankshaft position sensor. I did and it's still throwing the code what else can I look for? Runs rough yet until I apply more gas.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1956mrmom says:

    It ran smoothly at 60 on the way home btw

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1956mrmom says:

    My 95 Ram started bucking on the hiway so I limped back home but couldn’t shut it off the key wouldn’t turn. I’ve been able to take the key out and leave it running to keep a/c cooling but this is a first. I drove slowly and gradually got it to 60 and kept it there all the way back home but when it wouldn’t shut off I unhooked the negative from the battery and when that didn’t work I removed the fuel pump fuse to shut it off it’s got 165,000 on it and runs perfect till now your thoughts PLEASE……..

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lod Will says:

    Mine spits sputters backfires. Cranking 15 minutes off and on then it will start running.??????

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thomas lyon says:

    You could hav been a great surgeon, but think how many cars you have saved from the crusher

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thomas lyon says:

    I don’t understand all your electret jargon,or your scanner stuff, just cut to the chase an tell us how to fix it. Thankyou for thawing the time to make the vid!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Tangler says:

    I do have a Vantage you can buy.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sun Distributing says:

    Where are you located? I'm in Michigan with a 93 5.9 magnum that is giving me nothing but problems with fuel delivery. It's in a 93 Jeep wrangler so there is plenty of room to work but I don't know.
    Great video btw

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joseph Lecouffe says:

    Throttle body too much air or not enough, took mine off cleaned an adjusted . Joe the man

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Veazey says:

    You are a sharp tech!! I also am a diagnostic tech and I though I good at it until I saw what you do all the time. Plus I live in socal so I never deal with the crazy rust issues

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clint T says:

    He has a lot of funny Expressions that are still clean. I wonder if he is a Christian. I love how he goes past the mechanical to test wires and circuits all the way to completion instead of just throwing Parts. Love it! Keep up the good work!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Tryer says:

    The wire is resistive wire so it would be like trying to measure current through the resistor by clipping on a resistor it doesn't work that well that's probably why you're inductive pickups are not working and even if it's a capacitive pickup that multiplies the problem.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Tryer says:

    Thanks for texting yourself into a pretzel so we could see what's going on,really appreciate that.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Morris says:

    I keep having a misfire on my Dodge Ram 5.9, it fouls the second plug from the front on passenger side repeatedly. I’ve gotten to the point that I just keep swapping out that 1 plug. But within weeks it’s back to misfiring

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle Kleinschmidt says:

    Great guidance, knowledge. Very understanding, honesty. Thanks man!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars donald lawton says:

    I think I had a simular thing on my 91 grand prix, with an aftermarket ignition modual

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clark Faris says:

    I wish you were my mechanic.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BROWNWRENCH BROWN says:

    Seems to me by experience you don't have to dusturb the distributor to do heads on the Magnum.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BROWNWRENCH BROWN says:

    Now to fix that bullshit exhaust system

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars reginald dobolek says:

    I wonder if the problem concerning secondary ignition on the scopes is the sheer amount of insulation on modern ug wires

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ol Hydra lo says:

    you saved me from going back to my guy my truck did this exact same thing thank you so much

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kelley says:

    Cam sensor

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Beaulieu says:

    As always great clip

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zay tyga says:

    I saw in some of your older videos you've used the autel and some of your newer videos you've used the snap on scanner. Did you have the snap on scanner at the same time as the autel? And secondly did you switch to the snap on one due to what the autel lacked at?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Brigando says:

    You are the master!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gods Favor says:

    Where is south main auto ..I need repair work on my dodge ram

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Bellan says:

    Nice scope information, thanks for sharing & your time !

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary stoppenbrink says:

    Always enjoy your videos always learn something. I am subscribed to several jenures like this. You can never get too much information. That is all.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bob says:

    Pull fuses with a needle nose pliers. Do you need me to come show you how it's done? Maybe lay-off the weed…

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TJ Kaczynski says:

    Eyeballed and payed attention to Snowball doing his thing! This is why he gets payed the big bucks for having the test equipment and know how to make the repairs he does. Wish I lived closer to him, but do not want my truck to get salt and rust in it! Good job Snowball…

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Reiff says:

    Also shut ECMs in some of those Dodge units, Not saying this has one of those.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trampoline Vlogs With Jazmin says:

    Great video. I need to see 2008 ram 1500 video for htr circuit. can't seem to get the concept of o2 htr control circuit. But thanks for the work you put into your vids

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Myers says:

    I hope that you replaced the hanger that was supposed to hold the exhaust upward otherwise it will eventually fall down and damage the O2 again

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Johnson says:

    My trucks doing the exact same thing ! You’ve probably saved me a ton of nickels and dimes ! You da man thanks !

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dubblyew Jay says:

    guffaaww.. "what kinda shop do I run?"😁
    A dang GOOD one from what I see. Keep on rockin'.. and PEACE in Jesus.
    No Jesus?
    No peace!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Griffin Reitz says:

    Gotta love dealing with the public…. Said no one ever.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dubblyew Jay says:

    Great training video. I watched bcuz my 2001 Ram1500 4×4 is toast right now as it s/down under load with my bike towing behind in the trailer last summer.. I suspect the autoshutdown circuit but am not sure where to start.
    Btw, so what is with the solenoid screwed onto the top of the power center?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars In between projects says:

    Thanks for doing this video I have the exact same truck with the exact same problem so it’s a huge help