RAM 4.7L (286 cu in) firing order — what is it?
Achieving optimal efficiency with the RAM 4.7L firing order.
If you own a RAM truck powered by the 4.7-liter V8, you are probably aware of all the qualities of the engine. It’s one of the longest-lasting V8s in the lineup of RAM’s eight-cylinder engines. It was available in two versions back in the day, so we are here to shed some light on the RAM 4.7L (286 cu in) firing order.
This guide will help you figure out the firing sequence for your car along with the cylinder configuration so you can properly use it.
RAM 4.7L firing order
To get things started, it’s crucial to first state that the RAM 4.7L firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Since it’s an engine in the Chrysler family of small-block V8s, it’s no wonder that this firing order overlaps with that of other Chrysler and HEMI V8s.
However, it’s not enough to simply get familiar with the firing sequence since you also need to know where the cylinders are located.
RAM 4.7L cylinder diagram
The cylinder configuration is also crucial since it gives you the toolset to use the firing order. Once you know how to identify the cylinder positions, it gets much easier to check each cylinder from the first one. In this case, the first cylinder is located near the crank pulley at the front end of the engine.
It’s on the driver’s side along with cylinders 3, 5, and 7, while cylinders 2, 4, 6, and 8 are on the opposite side of the engine. If you go through all the cylinders based on the firing order, you’ll be able to spot the exact misfiring cylinder as well as check the spark plugs and ignition coils for worn-off components.
RAM 4.7L vehicle applications
One thing we have left to discuss is the vehicle application of this engine, including both the regular 4.7-liter and the high-performance OH version. So, here’s a list of all the vehicle models using this engine:
- RAM 1500
- Dodge Durango
- Chrysler Aspen
- Jeep Commander
- Mitsubishi Raider
- Dodge Dakota
As you can see, the engine has also been used by a variety of other vehicle models along with RAM 1500, so all these have the same 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 firing order.
Overall, the 4.7-liter engine is a pretty reliable one, and now that you know the firing order you can make it last for miles longer. We hope that this guide will give you all the tools and ingredients to properly inspect the spark plugs and ignition coils to prevent misfires.