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Dodge Dakota: I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota with a 4.7 Ltr and

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I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota with a 4.7 Ltr and the engine just started to misfire on number 8 cylinder. It only does this when the rpm reads 1400 rpm to 1600 rpm. I have replaced the sparkplugs , the coil pack on the #8 cylinder, I replaced the fuel injector as well. the misfire gets real bad at 1500 rpm. need to know if this will be a easy fix.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
Have you tested the compression of #8 cylinder?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not yet but it doesn't do it all of the time that's what bugs me.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
If it doesn't misfire all the time it's not going to be a compression issue.. Is the check engine light on and if so what codes are in the PCM?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The code comes up as P0308 and nothing else.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
And it only misfires between 1400-1600 and run perfect before and after the RPM range?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yep. but it gets real bad if I keep it at 1500 rpms.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
at 1500 rpm for a short time then it will activate the check engine light.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
Since you have replaced the coil and injector I will need for you to have someone hold the throttle at 1500 while you get a noid light or test light and clip it to positive battery post and probe the injector and coil to make sure the PCM driver is working properly. The test light should flash fast and you should also compare it to the other cylinders.. Let me know what you find,Brad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I will do that and get back to and let you know what my results are.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My wife has the truck today so I cant do anything until she gets home from work, which isn't until 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm if that's ok.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
Sure.. That will be fine..