Spark Plug Wiring Order On 2000 Saturn SL

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by krenic, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. krenic

    krenic Guest

    I recently replaced the spark plug wires on my 2000 Saturn SL (SOHC)
    and I'm not sure if I plugged them in in the proper order on the
    distributor end.

    Left-to-right, I plugged them in as follows: sparkplugs are 4-3-2-1 and
    my wiring order on the distributor end is 4-1-2-3.

    Could someone please verify the proper wiring order for me?
    krenic, Mar 26, 2006
  2. krenic

    blah blah Guest

    Its real easy. The numbers arent the firing order but the piston order.
    #1 is the first cylinder, #4 is the cylinder next to the transmission.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 (you could even wire it like this 2 - 1 , 4 - 3)

    Since it is a waste spark system double platinum plugs are recommended.
    Also check the resistance of your wires. Bad new wires arent uncommmon.
    blah blah, Mar 27, 2006
  3. krenic

    Krešimir Guest

    Maybe I wasn't clear with my question, or, I'm not understanding. I
    connected my distributor to my sparkplugs as shown here:

    The diagram is drawn with both the distributor and the sparkplugs as
    viewed from the front of the car. Can anyone verify if I've wired this

    The reason I ask is that I'm noticing that the engine shakes terribly,
    and the "Service Engine Soon" light flashes, indicating a misfire
    Krešimir, Mar 27, 2006
  4. krenic

    blah blah Guest

    Do what what?

    Is this a 1965 Saturn? There are no distributors on any Saturns. Your
    pics wiring looks really wrong. I'm guessing your coils dont show any

    To make this easy on you and me I searched for some pictures and came up
    with your answer but it turns out the answer is on a site that belongs
    to a poster here that may not want their site posted..? So I wont do
    ---- LoL I found your site Jonnie! :D ----

    Your numbers are all wrong. Looking at the engine while standing at the
    bumper, read it like a book. The 1st cylinder is the one on the far
    left, the 4th cylinder is the one nearest to the trans mission.

    The coil pack is the same way EXCEPT #4 is the first prong on the left.

    Engine 1,2,3,4
    Coil 4,1,2,3

    Now just connect the numbers together.
    blah blah, Mar 27, 2006
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