Noise From Front of Engine Due to Timing Chain on Saturn SL2

The timing chain may come into contact with the timing cover, causing noise in the engine. Replacement of worn timing chain components will be necessary to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 186,666 (167,000–214,000)
Engines affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC
12 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
16 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2002 Saturn SL2- 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC214,000
the noise is coming from under front of valve cover. sounds like chain hitting plastic
1996 Saturn SL2- 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC179,000
the chain came in contact wit the cover. had a new chain put on. now its leaking major oil and they said i needed a new cover. will the chsin hitting the cover damage it?
1999 Saturn SL2- 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC167,000
Noise can be heard while driving below 50mph,lift hood and can be heard under valve cover,sounds like it's hitting valve cover!
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