Noise From Front of Engine Due to Timing Chain on Saturn SC2

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: 139,707 (98,000–219,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC
10 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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2002 Saturn SC2 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC 110,000 mi,
rumbling noise in engine, passenger side. stops after take off.
2002 Saturn SC2 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC 151,246 mi,
Makes rattle noise when taking off then goes away after about 15 mph
2002 Saturn SC2 138,000 mi,
I keep hearing a rattling noise from my car and I was told it was my timing chain.