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Engine is skipping when accelerating

My 1997 Saturn SL is skipping when accelerating. I believe it may be the plugs or plug wires. Sometimes 1 cylinder, sometimes 2. today i get same problem started on my saturn. when the race goes to between 30kms and 40kms it skips big time and then 70kms to 80kms it skips big time. what do I do now?

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To check the plug wires start car and mist the wires with a spray bottle of water if wires are bad you will see them arcing works best in dimmly lit area if they arc replace plugs and wires

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Use Platinum plugs since there good for 100,000 miles which mean less maintenance, and double check that the spark plug boots set to the plugs when re-installed.
Run some fuel injector cleaner through the gas tank for about a week to to clean out your fuel system and hope fully the skipping stops.
If your going to get all the goodys at Auto Zone, have them scan the car for any DTC codes since it's free and see if there are other issues that is causing the skipping like a bad signal from the MAP sensor ECT.
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