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My son changed the 5 spark plugs in the front and the P0305 error went off for a couple of weeks, then came back on. Had oil and transmission fluid changed. Van still stalls at low speeds and runs very rough when in reverse.

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Check to see if the spark plug wires need replaced, or the coil, you need to also inspect the egr valve as it can cause this code and causing the vehicle to run rough, may need to be replaced.

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Code reads as miss fire on cylinder 5 may be a faulty plug may be gapped wrong?check these and replace if faulty..

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