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Verified for the Saab 9-3

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but start. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover trouble codes for random misfires.

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Reported by RepairPal and 5 others for the Mazda MPV

Original Equipment or high quality aftermarket ignition parts are recommended on this model. A lower quality distributor cap and rotor may be problematic when installed. Diagnosis may show codes 2 or 3, if the Check Engine Light came on.

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Verified for the Mazda MX-3

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

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Verified for the Mazda MX-3

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

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Verified for the Mazda MX-6

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

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Verified for the Mazda MX-6

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

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Verified for the Mazda Millenia

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by the valve cover gaskets leaking oil into the spark plug wells shorting the spark plugs to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed and the valve cover needs to be resealed.

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Verified for the Mazda Miata MX-5

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by spark plug wires arcing to the cylinder head in the spark plug wells. Water in the spark plug wells can also cause the same problem so careful diagnosis is needed.

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Reported by RepairPal and 3 others for the Mazda Miata MX-5

If the engine runs poorly, has a misfire, and/or loss of compression after camshaft installation, it may be caused by the hydraulic valve lifters over extending while the cam was out. If the lifters are extended, they will hold the valves open and cause a loss of compression. Our technicians recommend running the engine for 15 minutes, or let it sit overnight to allow the lifters to readjust to the proper position.

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Verified for the Mazda Protege

If the Check Engine Light comes on, and diagnosis finds a trouble code, or codes, for misfires, it might be caused by insufficient valve clearance for the affected cylinder. The valve clearances should be inspected and adjusted where needed.

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Verified for the Saab 900

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but start. Diagnosis may also discover trouble codes for random misfires.

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Verified for the Mazda 323

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

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Verified for the Mazda 323

A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes. Restore the ground to the cylinder head.

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Verified for the Mazda 626

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. If evidence of arcing can be seen on the inside of the spark plug boot, new spark plug wires will be needed.

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Verified for the Dodge Avenger

A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be performed before any parts are replaced.

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Verified for the Mazda 626

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

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Reported by RepairPal and 5 others for the Mazda 929

Original Equipment or high quality aftermarket ignition parts are recommended on this model. A lower quality distributor cap and rotor may be problematic when installed.

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Verified for the Isuzu i350 Pickup

This vehicle is known to set false trouble codes, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. To resolve the problem, the PCM needs to be re-flashed, which is covered under the vehicle's emission warranty.

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Verified for the Isuzu i370 Pickup

This vehicle is known to set false trouble codes, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. To resolve the problem, the PCM needs to be re-flashed, which is covered under the vehicle's emission warranty.

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Verified for the Isuzu i280 Pickup

This vehicle is known to set false trouble codes, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. To resolve the problem, the PCM needs to be re-flashed, which is covered under the vehicle's emission warranty.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon 1500

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B350

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van 1500

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van 2500

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon 3500

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon 2500

An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

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