Firing Order 1999 SL2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by K2NNJ, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    Anyone know what the Firing Order is for a 1999 SL2?

    No matter which combination I use, my car won't start.


    K2NNJ, Jan 26, 2004
  2. ....guessing it's the same as my 97 - with you standing in front of the car
    facing the engine:

    The ignition cable order at the coil pack (there are 2 coils) is 4,1,2,3
    (left to right)
    On the cylinder side it's 1,2,3,4 (left to right).

    What happened right before the car decided to not start? (just curious)
    Jonnie Santos, Jan 26, 2004
  3. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    Rather than pull one wire at a time, I Pulled all 4. My hands are big and
    they rub up against the other wires. Your a life saver!

    K2NNJ, Jan 26, 2004
  4. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    Still won't start!

    K2NNJ, Jan 26, 2004
  5. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    Could I have killed something else, like the PCM?
    K2NNJ, Jan 26, 2004
  6. So the only thing prior to the car not starting is you yanked the plug

    Did you pull the plugs too?
    Jonnie Santos, Jan 27, 2004
  7. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    It was the PCM. We had to play a trick. If you push down the gas pedal all
    the way to the floor and hold it there for approx. 15sec. and turn the key
    it starts. Go Figure!
    K2NNJ, Jan 27, 2004
  8. K2NNJ

    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    You flooded the engine.

    The PCM interprets a wide-open throttle condition as an attempt to clear a
    flooded engine and shuts off fuel.
    Kirk Kohnen, Jan 27, 2004
  9. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    New plugs and Wires!

    K2NNJ, Jan 27, 2004
  10. K2NNJ

    K2NNJ Guest

    Yeah. I didn't think you could flood a fuel injected engine!
    K2NNJ, Jan 27, 2004
  11. Looks like you're all squared away - glad it was simple.

    If you need to clear a flooded condition in the future (as Kirk explained)
    you don't need to wait the 15 seconds. Just put the pedal on the floor,
    roll the key to start, and then lift after 5-10 seconds of cranking and she
    should fire right off. I've experimented and the engine will catch anywhere
    from half throttle to no throttle (when at the lifting off step of the
    Jonnie Santos, Jan 28, 2004
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