2001 Dodge Dakota Spark Plugs

Tiny
BANDITKAI
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,662 MILES
I own a 2001 Dodge dakota 6 cylinder truck. A friend who tells me he is a ASE certified mechanic changed my oil, which included the oil filter and air filter. I also asked him if it was an easy task to change the spark plugs. He said it would be no problem. After he changed the spark plugs I was driving mt son to school and the truck barely made it up the hill. After that my truck would barely go over 10 mph. I got home and he looked at it and said they needed to be lined up. Well that helped the truck go a little faster 40mph and still cannot go up hills. What could be the problem? I'm taking my truck to a real mechanic that has always fixed my vehicles beautifully tomorrow, but I would like to know what he could have done wrong to cause my truck to act like this. Thank you for your help and advise.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 2:06 AM

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Tiny
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If truck ran with no issues prior to the spark plugs
should check spark plugs cap and firing order
also check if wires is any good

do you have check engine light on or flashing
checking for codes can help in pin pointing the troubled area

flashing check engine light is an indication of a misfire
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 5:59 AM

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