Question about 1997 Saturn SL
It seems you have a few dead cylinders from ignition failure to those cylinders. The smell of gas is strong because the gas is going into those dead cylinders, being compressed but not being ignited.
Your description of what you are sensing, the feel and smell, really points to one or more dead cylinders due to partial ignition failure either from ignition components or ignition-related components.
More than likely you have Coil Packs and not a Distributor on your vehicle. If your vehicle is a four cylinder, then you have two Coil Packs. If your vehicle is a six cylinder then you have three Coil Packs.
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