Firing Order For Dodge Ram 1500, Can You Help?


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Tony Fyler Profile
Tony Fyler answered
In the first instance, check the intake manifold. Dodge generally stamp the spark plug firing order there, along with the distributor rotation, just in front of the distributor cap.

  • Different models, different orders

It is also worth noting that the spark plug firing order will vary between models. On the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, for instance, the V6 has the following firing order:


While the V8 fires as follows:


For the 2001 Dodge RAM 3500 1-Ton 4WD Pickup 8.0 litre V-10 VIN "W" HDC, the sequence is:


Whereas for the 2001 Dodge RAM 1500 ½-Ton 2WD Pickup 5.2 litre V-8 VIN "Y", the sequence is:


  • Online salvation
So, without more specific information on the specifications of the particular 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, it is impossible to pick the correct sequence and recommend it wholeheartedly.

Fortunately, there are a number of online sources that have lists of firing sequences for a range of Dodge vehicles. The examples listed here, for instance, were found at

It is also worth checking out - though again, it should be stressed that the information you need should be stamped on the intake manifold, rendering all internet information irrelevant.

  • Other possibilities
If you have checked the spark plug firing sequence on the intake manifold, and it seems to be correct, then clearly, you may have a different issue - perhaps the new plugs you bought are faulty, or there may be a problem with the fuel flow. Re-check the firing sequence, re-examine the new plugs, and if all seems fine, start looking for alternative explanations.
Donald Schoessow Profile
The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Number 1 is stamped into the distributer cap then it goes clockwise in the order mentioned. 1-3-5-7 on the drivers side 1 in front towards radiator then 2-4-6-8 on passengers  side 2 is in front by radiator.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
What is distributor rotating of a 1998 5.2l engine
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If its a 5.2 it is 18436572
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2   facing the front of the engine the right side is 1357 the left is 2468
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Dig'say,s  that 1234 is misfiring,ruff ideal,loss of comp,excel when warm.can you loan me out of work s.t.m,some info?
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Mr. Adamo answered
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