I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 V6 Magnum. 137,395 miles. Since the great state of California requires the autos to be smogged (ugh) I'm in a dilemma. The Check Engine light has been on for awhile.
The truck has been running fine. Here's what I'm wondering:
The previous owner put in a K&N air filter. I got a cleaning/oiling kit and cleaned it shortly after the light went on. I have seen on the 'net that these filters can cause problems. Is that anyone's experience? Should I go to the junk yard and replace this thing with a Dodge air filter assembly?
Wondering if too I should change the plugs. When I got the truck it has 112,335 miles on it. I just don't know if there is a trick to getting to the plugs in the back of the engine (it looks cramped back there).
Oh, one last thing. A few months before I started getting the CEL, the battery came loose and broke open. Acid all over. I cleaned the engine and took it to a garage, as the belts needed replacing. It ran without the light coming on for months, so I don't know if that's related. The mechanic checked it all at the time and no problems.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 AT 4:32 PM