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In this video I have a look at a 2010 Hemi Dodge Ram 2500 5.7 that was brought to us by another local shop. It was brought to them with a severe case of rodent damage under the hood. After they repaired the wires from the damage they still had a misfire on the number seven cylinder. The coil was swapped and it still remained. Let's have a look at the problem. -Enjoy!
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45 thoughts on “Dodge ram 2500: severe rodent damage now a misfire”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Byzewski says:

    Your hoodie strings were dangerously
    Close to serpentine belt on a running
    Engine!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cype man says:

    The rodent or the attempted repair could have blown the ECM.
    I had a garage blow my car battery after a bit of welding but said they thought the battery was on it’s last legs when I took it in.
    I know what they did, they knew what they did.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars del miller says:

    I have a 2001 dodge ram 1500 and it was stored at my sister's house when I was in a nursing home for a year and a half and has rodent damage to the battery power wire to the alternator and it would not charge at all found that worr was cut all the was through

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Horsley says:

    Where did you get that over engine creeper?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    Your hoodie draw strings dangling near the front of a running engine seem quite dangerous…

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan Toth says:

    Hey Eric, those hoodie strings hanging near the serp belt have me nervous for you.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    It sounds like a loss of fuel pressure.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    The ropes to your jacket and the serpentine belt won't mix well. Tie them back.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Byron Rogers says:

    Critters love fuel lines. Had me running around like Bill Murray in Caddyshack!!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    What do these other shops do when they tell a customer they need a new coil, replace it, and the problem is still there. Does the customer still pay for the coil? I've never taken a car to a shop for repair so not sure how this works.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Maybe the wood chuck gnawed off the wire for the 7 coil mid fireing

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Wood chuck cranks but wont fire or run

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Green says:

    He was eating a lot of wires must of been hungry 😋

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Hanselman says:

    The Woodchuck story from the driver's wife had to be true. No way she could think that up. And she ran the Woodchuck over with her vehicle. ???

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kalynn Rice says:

    Well the woodchuck piched the lucky number 7 at least

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlos Rodriguez says:

    Someone should create an interactive wiring diagram where you can touch any component or wire on the screen and it highlights it and it’s connections. Would make it a lot easier to read and trace circuits.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derek Simenac says:

    Might of been quicker and easier to swap the engine harness, no time wasted on unneeded diag

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    The code is to ram it into a pole

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Redmond says:

    Smooshed the wood chuck hahaha

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Bach says:

    That was very astute of you to realize that the primary voltage reflects the secondary. I doubt many people would know that. I do because I have the training in electronics but I think your average mechanic wouldn't.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John says:

    HEA YOU WOOD CHUCK'S STOP CHUCKING ALL MY WIRES

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ynotsman says:

    Rodents….last month I found my Jeep TJ airbox packed full with moss and other nesting materials. I couldn't believe it. My wife and I love your videos. We need more shops in our area like yours.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bookerol says:

    Initially, with your test light connected to the positive battery terminal, you had no light on both coil wires. When you switched the light to the negative terminal, you had power on both coil wires. I would have assumed that the driver in the ECM was shorted to power, most likely because woodchuck buddy had shorted the wires together. Would have seemed to be some short-circuit protection built into the ECM, but who knows…

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff in TD says:

    soy based biodegradable vehicle wiring insulation…. what could possibly go wrong?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Wolfgang says:

    I have a question for you I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton heavy duty 5.9 no spark from the coil distributor place the distributor cap rotor coil crank sensor and no spark

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeffery warburton says:

    lol hoody strings are one thing, rideing the 67 van around with the hood open and a statonary fan 9 inches from your fanny is another. we all do what we must to find the donkey in the cupboard

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Terry Harvey says:

    See you are using the top side creeper. Wish I had it years ago. Beats balance act of knees on radiator support, one hand on fender or cowel, and one hand to work. Using both hands while supported over the car makes the job a lot easier. Love your vids keep up the good work.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars topbanana39 says:

    hey whilst watching i noticed your hoodie sweatshirt top strings hanging down just worried as the car and was very close to one of the aux belt pulleys .dont want you getting strangled i enjoy your videos but not from the emergency room lol

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Long says:

    Hoodie Strings!!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevie Athers. says:

    Great stuff Eric O 👍🏻🇬🇧

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Moulton says:

    As you were leaning in over that Dodge to connect to the ignition coil, the strings of your hoody were very close to the spinning alternator pulley

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars janke johansen says:

    love to see a good meckanick that knows what's he's doing

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kimdino1 says:

    These diagnostic information system built into cars are great, but they seem to be missing one feature that could add greater reliability. A few IR sensors under the bonnet (hood) that looks for a small heat source moving randomly about in the engine bay when the car is parked. Perhaps even, on detection, have it trigger a loud sound to scare the little buffer off.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Junk From Work says:

    I curse thoes red clips every day!!!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zie_ german says:

    For crying out loud, how many people need to comment on the #*?! hoodie strings? Another good video Eric! -Thanks

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Isaac Lang says:

    How about ALL of them?! Fortunate for me it was only a half dozen in the bundle. (Old school vehicle)

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kman 4443 says:

    Rodent damage a field mouse to be exact did the same to my 2000 Dodge ram, but my neighbor across the street fared worse with his Chevy silverado, the rodents built a nest in his firewall and caused the heater box to catch fire.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Niamh Healy says:

    Poor Woodchuck 🙁 Great job though Eric!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Berfal says:

    holy chit

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rover Ron says:

    On my Chevy van I found that the rodents only chewed on the wires that carry constant current.I’m wondering if their saliva mixed with current give them some sort of stimulation.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yvon Larocque says:

    your hood strings were getting rreal close to the alternator pulley…careful buddy..don't want to loose you..lol

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Dude says:

    "Wife driving behind smooshed the woodchuck." You can't make this stuff up.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dumb Ass says:

    Hey I love your videos so do me a favor and cut those hoodie strings I would hate to see anything horrible happen to you

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 38911bytefree says:

    Mice have been nesting on chrysker products from decades, that could be a possible explanation for its quality …. naaaa just and isolated case

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars some random guy says:

    Given some time I'm gonna say all of them

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