5.7 hemi

Asked by Apr 30, 2017 at 12:18 AM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 5.7 hemi. We went thru
high water and drowned out due to
water in the air box and into the
cylinders. Now it will only crank over
half way then motor locks. You can
turn it by hand backwards but locks up
going clockwise.

4 Answers

21,525

Did you take out he spark plug to relieve the possibility of water being on top of the pistons before trying to crank so you do not bend a rod or worse?

107,385

As you have already cranked it over, you may have damaged it internally, remove the spark plugs, disable the ignition coils, and turn it over a coule of revolutions by hand first, if it turns normally, then spin it with the starter, until the cylinders quit blowing water, then you will need to drain the oil and filter and make sure all of the water is out of there and refill and install another oil filter, again spin the engine for about 10 to 15 seconds, if the spark plugs are still good reinstall them with a little bit of never seize on the threads, if the plugs are worn or show damage replace them. Then run a memory test on the engine management system, it is possible that the water may have damaged some componets like the air flow sensor. Good luck.

Whatmakemyconsoleinfrontshakerunningabout60

21,525

Bolts/screwsoutofyourdash.

Your Answer

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 457 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $3,488.

Postal Code:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,610
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,470
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
634 Great Deals out of 8,980 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
180 Great Deals out of 10,371 listings starting at $2,230
Used Dodge Ram 2500
6 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $2,100
Used GMC Sierra 1500
222 Great Deals out of 10,501 listings starting at $1,775
Used Toyota Tundra
32 Great Deals out of 1,398 listings starting at $5,871
Used Toyota Tacoma
29 Great Deals out of 1,214 listings starting at $4,444
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
24 Great Deals out of 656 listings starting at $1,790
Used Nissan Titan
37 Great Deals out of 519 listings starting at $2,562
Used Chevrolet Colorado
35 Great Deals out of 2,149 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Dakota
6 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 804 listings starting at $4,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
136 Great Deals out of 3,734 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 142 listings starting at $7,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $7,000
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $6,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $3,534
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
25 listings starting at $6,444

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.