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What would cause my1999 Saturn sl1 not to start after a new head gasket was put on? Ok so today we replaced the head gasket on my 1999 Saturn Sl1 single cam. We made sure the timing chain was put back on correctly per the timing mark specs.The heads are not warped either. Now when we go to start it it is not kicking over. We have checked the spark plugs and wires double and triple checked the timing chain and still nothing is happening. The starter and alternator and battery are all good. I don't know what else to do. Please any advise you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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Check the cam/crank sensors. Also, if the car happens to have a distributor, make sure it is not 180 degrees off. If this does not help, then do a compression check. Remember, and engine only needs three things to run. Fuel, Spark, and Compression. (in order of course.) The firing order for your engine is 1,4,3,2.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    Oops that firing order is 1,3,4,2

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