Take a compression test of that cylinder. If it is low. it probaqbly is a burned valve, If it is ok, check for a bad injector if it is port injection. Also check for a vacuun leak. Change your spark plugs and wires.Also Check for broken Sparkplug or bad wire...I had Identical problem when I bought my 01 Nissan and it had water in the plug hole from being detailed,I sprayed penatrant oil in hole and on plug wire and problem solved within 1/2 mile.Also check for oil in the plug holes ...Most likely cause is a burnt exhaust valve BUt yes do check basics first A commoc problem is corrosion on the ignition coil especially #3 coil tower Remove the wire from the coil and make sure it's not corroded. CHeck the resistance of the wires and check the plug gap
What are the torque specifications and the tightening sequence of the cylinder head bolts on a 1996 Saturn SL1?
Several things can cause a Multiple Cylinder Misfire. First and most obvious are your spark plugs and wires. If they havent been changed within the last year that you can remember its time to change them. Faulty Crankshaft sensor would also cause this to happen but is unlikely.
What kind of cylinder?
If your check engine light is flashing that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
An engine cylinder misfire has been detected in the # 3 engine cylinder
Several things can cause your 1996 4.3 liter V-6 engine to misfire and have a vibration. A bad fuel injector is the most common cause.
possible misfires caused by spark plug/coil wires
Possible cylinder misfire and/or failing engine mounts.
Check your oxygen sensor.
Engine cylinder ( # 2 ) misfire has been detected
Trouble code P0301 means: Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0303 means that an engine cylinder misfire has been detected in the ( number three engine cylinder ) The engine cylinder locations on a 1996 Mercury Sable are numbered : firewall 1-----2-----3 4-----5-----6 front of vehicle > driver
An engine cylinder misfire has been detected in the # 6 engine cylinder The engine cylinder locations are numbered : firewall 3 - 6 2 - 5 1 - 4 front
po 302 is not a valid code but maybe misfire code number 2 cylinder
P0300 is a random cylinder misfire. Ensure engine is properly tuned.
The sensor is threaded into the coolant passage in the back of the cylinder head.
Air/Fuel mixture too rich, cylinder misfire, or external damage to the converter.
Selling price of a 1996 Saturn?
Not Applicable The Saturn 4 cylinder, both the SOHC and DOHC used a chain, and it doesn't need to be replaced unless the engine has OTHER problems.
NOT AT ALL
I had that happen n I changed my plugs n coil pack...easy to do
A 1996 Saturn vehicle will only use R134A refrigerant. I was a Saturn technician for years in Saturn Dealerships.
timing for spark plug wires for saturn sl1 1996
How do you change bulb on 1996 saturn
Start with a bad Spark Wire Followd by a new Distributor Cap and Rotor button. Pening that failure, replace the sparks.