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Is there more than one type of ignition coil for a 1999 sL2

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All saturn engines 91-99 are essentially identical 1.9L 4 cylinder, with the exception of the heads, and the engine mounts on the 91. I had both DOHC and SOHC and they all used the same coil, though there were some minor differences in base mounting. Each coil is attached to two plugs. Suppose there are GM and aftermarket types available.

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