We all went through my excruciating (but interesting) experience to diagnose a bad connector problem on my '99 Accent which now runs fine - after it starts of course. There is the rub. The diagnosis process must have put a great strain on the spark plugs, which were not that old before the car started to misbehave. After the fix the car became very hard to start but would run fine after it caught. By hard to start it would seem to catch on 1 or 2 cylinders and then chug along for 3 seconds or so before it smoothed out. I put an old set of plugs in and it started right up like it used to. During the original diagnosis/testing the plugs were continually flooded with gas removed/installed several times. My question is - can the plugs become so fouled by the continuous flooding and removal/installation that they never recover - even after being dried out? Thanks for any thoughts. (By the way I put in new plugs and all is well now).