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Saturn vue: .i have been having problems with my ignition

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hello.i have been having problems with my ignition coil.changed it four times now in 12 months.what can be the cause. its a Saturn vue .thank you
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Hi im kevin what size engine do you have ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
2-2
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Ok so correct me if my info is wrong but that is one coil pack running all cylinders ?
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
What brand of coil are you fitting ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes u are right. one running the cyclinder. the coil is joined together unlike some other cars like Toyota which is separated.i don't know the brand
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Ok have you changed plugs ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes I have.my speed sensor is faulty also. so it was disconnected because the car was jerking but after disconnection the jerking stopped but my speedometer isn't working.could it be the cause of the coil problems or they are not connected
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Unlikely to be connected where are coils from ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
where are coils from?i don't understand your question
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Which supplier ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
oh ok.its from our regular car parts market in my country
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
its quite different from the shops you know in the US
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
I personally would recommend trying a coil from a different supplier .normally if a coil is failing multiple times its down to a bad plug causing coil to work hard as theyve been replaced i suspect someone has a bad batch of coils there isnt much else that will cause failure other that bad parts
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
whew!its a bit frustrating because I have tried this options but still no good result.the coil its running now has started showing same signs it shows me before it finally gets bad. jerking when I start the engine and sometimes goes off and also it not firing well on motion.
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Ok if youve already tried this il opt out another tech may have some ideas
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
alright thank you so much.i think i'll just sell the car off rather than spend so much on the coil like I have done lately.i am grateful
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
basically in my country,we have fewer technicians that repairs American like Saturn so I done have many options when it comes to technician for my car
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
No problem please remember to rate