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I screwed up my 1999 Saturn SL 1.9 SOHC spark plug wiring while trying to put in new one. I tried to do each one separately but the saturn's have a wiring holder i just couldn't get apart to do this. what I need is from left to right looking at the engine spark plugs which cylinder goes to which coil terminal from left to right. There are four coil terminals Please help I am desperate. I can get the car to start and run but it runs really really rough now and I dare not drive it. Stalker

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SOURCE: need firing order for a 1999 saturn sl coupe

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SOURCE: will not start after it stalls untill about 5-10 minutes

Your problem is most likey your intake gasket.They have a problems on the SOHC engines where the intake gasket shifts & starts leaking vacuum at the #1 intake runner causing a missfire on Cylinder #1.While the engine is Idling buy some throttle plate cleaner & spray throttle cleaner down at the #1 Intake runner where the intake meets the head.If engine stalls or runs rougher that's your problem.I have replaced dozens of those gaskets for tha reason!! They have a beter design gasket through saturn parts.It has a coating on it to prevent reoccurance.Also you should check you Coolant Temp Sensor,if it's ceramic it's most likely bad.Replacement is brass from saturn.Good Luck

Posted on May 12, 2009

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You only have 4 so better just do a tune up and change the plug and wires, but one at a time so you don't get them crossed when re-installing the new plugs and wire.
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.
Good luck and keep me posted.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine is skipping when accelerating

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

Posted on May 29, 2009

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engine side 1234/coil side 4123,all left to right.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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