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Auto question,I have an 96 Dodge Ram w/ 5.2L V8 eng.the problem is dtc codes P0300 and P0301,random multible cylinder misfire detected,and cylinder #1 misfire detected.Ive replaced the spark plugs, plug wires,rotor cap and rotor.what else do I need to check or change? camshaft sensor?,crankshaft sensor? coil? or do you know which sensor detects the misfire? or do I need to do a cylinder compression check?How do i solve this problem? Thanks Danny

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I would check the injector. Pull the plug and check for corrosion. Use on ohm meter to check the injector. The resistance should be 11 to 15 ohms. Check it against another injector. they should be close. You can also check the injector plug. best to use is a noid light, but you can use the meter. set it to dc volts to check. the numbers should jump everytime it fires. since you got a 300 and 301 misfire it tells me that you have an intermitant misfire in cylinder 1. The other sensors are still good don't replace them. The coil is still good, because when it starts to go, it will have misfires on all cylinders or will not work at all. The crank sensor is the one that detects the misfire, again don't replace it because it's not bad, it's just doing it's job. If the injector and harness check out good then I would start check the cylinder for compression and mechanical problems

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