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Saturn 1999 SL2:Follow up question/progress hopefully you

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Saturn 1999 SL2:Follow up question/progress
hopefully you guys can see our last issue:"No Start" issue
so im assuming my yesterday's Q is visible /F/F today i replace batter,spark plug wires,& read coil pace 1 read 7.9Kohms other 7.85K ohms checked everything seemed ok no code on scanner tried to start no joy:so it tried to start motor refused to turn over...hanes says coils need to be 8k pretty close need help. Experience only please
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Carl replied 1 year ago.

Hello I would like to help you. Does the engine sound like it wants to start but just dies out? if this is the case the Check to see if the security light is on the dash.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

well the first time the sound was horrible its like rumble shook its started rpm's ok sounded like flooded with fuel i gave is gas rpm's went up then engine died Saturday i replaced battery spark plug wires,

egr valve,old s/p wire's read good also 7.9K & 7.85 Kohms on both coils.

Also with original indecent p300 code general misfire, before i started it sat no code visible maybe because new battery however same result.It tried to start but shut down ;rpm's never got to normal after the i stopped dont want to drain batter further,crankshaft position sensor replace oct.2011

just a tune up item.Needless to say i'm not mechanic but still stumped HELP my work vehicle.

Expert:  Carl replied 1 year ago.

Is there oil down inside the Spark plug holes? I know that when the valve cover is leaking they can fill up and cause issues.

Also you need to Check to make sure you have proper fuel pressure ( 40-55 psi). This will require a Fuel pressure Gage and you can get those at a Auto parts store About $50.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Carl No additionally over the summer i replace gasket cvr. I even got a torque wrench to tighten everything fuel pressure ok thanks if you can think of anything else we would appreciate your help.