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My 95 Saturn SL2 1.9 will idle very lough when in drive or reverse. Runs fine at about 65mph but still has a little skip here and there. When the Air Conditioning is turned on the car will stall. Basically when I put a load on the engine. I have replaced the Idle Air Control Valve and the Coolant Temp Sensor. Have checked all of the cylinders to make sure they are firing, everything is fine. Spark plugs don't seem too bad. Any ideas?

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TYry doing a static power brake test on the vehicle, with the car in gear, wheels are chocked up so not to allow vehicle to move forward, stand firm on the brake pedal and slowly add gas to the engine, does it dance around and miss fire?
If so you may have a bad coil/plugs/wires under load they may be breaking down they should have been replaced by at least 65,000 miles if not do a featured maintenance on the engine and replace them.

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