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Saturn SL 2: 1997 saturn sl2 mifire replace plugs wires, coils,

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1997 saturn sl2 mifire replace plugs wires, coils, sensors just about everything but we used platinum plugs is that bad?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to help get your problem solved. Is the check engine light on? If so, do you know what codes your getting? Thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes it is


 

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Do you know what diagnostic codes your getting? Does check engine light flash? Thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

misfire cyl. 4

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Does the check engine light ever flash? Does it misfire at all speeds? Thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

misfire when we take off, more then when sped up near 40-and up


 

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes it flashes when driving slow

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Have you used a spark tester on cylinder 4 or done a compression test?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes all fine and normal, they said the ignition coil we changed it no change

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Did you yourself test spark and compression or did someone else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

a mechanic did it and used camera siad thinks it was a vlave open we changed it also

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
If it was a valve problem compression would most likely be low. You changed the valve?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes ERG valve, ignition coil, pcv valve, spark plus(platinum), plugs wires also, he is putting in the fuel filter tmw.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
I thought you were referring to a intake or exhaust valve inside the engine. Based on what I'm hearing it sounds like you have a bad injector. You can do a resistance test of injector, it should be 11.5-12.5 ohms, if out of range then it needs to be replaced. I would replace anyway because if it is sticking it will pass resistance tests. It is about a $300 job to have it done at a shop depending where you go. 2 hours labor and about $100 for injector. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help, thanks Kelly.
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