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

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: 175,750 (103,000–280,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC
12 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
17 people reported this problem
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2000 Saturn SL 170,000 mi,
I would hear a rattling from the engine compartment while driving. Noticed that it happened when my oil was low...keep oil topped up and it won't happen
2002 Saturn SL - 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC 103,000 mi,
noise when cold or ac is on ( rattle ) no noise when driving