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I had the check engine light come on. The code reader says

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I had the check engine light come on. The code reader says it has a p0303. I was wanting to see if it is save enough to drive it over to the mechanic.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: It blinked at first and now it just stays on.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2004 Hyundai accent
JA: Are you fixing your Accent yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was going to try to replace the spark plugs but I noticed the speedometer went out as well. I did not know own if they are tied together.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is it

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The code is for a #3 cylinder misfire. You should be able to drive it without to much trouble, but realize it's going to be down a bit on power. This is 25% of the power so I wouldn't drive it to long thing way. More then likely it's going to need plugs and at least #3 ignition coil.

The speedo not working will be another separate issue. Since there isn't any code for the speed sensor, I suspect the issue is the instrument cluster itself.

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