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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Saturn SL1 Timing Chain May Come Into Contact With Timing Cover and Make Noise
Saturn SL1 Problem
Engines Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC
Average Mileage: 167,050 mi (116,000 mi - 234,000 mi)
Visitor, 1994 Saturn SL1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, 234,000 mi
Noisy timing chain. Changed tensioner.
Visitor, 2001 Saturn SL1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 164,000 mi
noise in transmission rpm needs to stay above 1000 or will stall no get up and go from start a light
Visitor, 1996 Saturn SL1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, 116,000 mi
i have that same problem with my timing chain its hitting the cover on my car also i wonder how much would it cost me to repair...
Visitor, 1997 Saturn SL1, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC
It makes a triki noice from in side the engien sound like the timing tensener
Visitor, 1992 Saturn SL1, 152,301 mi
timing chain nosie