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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
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the noise is coming from under front of valve cover. sounds like chain hitting plastic
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?
Noise can be heard while driving below 50mph,lift hood and can be heard under valve cover,sounds like it's hitting valve cover!