Noise From Front of Engine Due to Timing Chain on Saturn SL1

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: 161,255 (20,000–249,000)
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
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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...
1994 Saturn SL1 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC 234,000 mi,
Noisy timing chain. Changed tensioner.
2002 Saturn SL1 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC 180,000 mi,
I hear a winding noise when i start the car
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
1995 Saturn SL1 20,000 mi,
Timing chain broke its fixed now I have no comp Ression
1997 Saturn SL1 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC
It makes a triki noice from in side the engien sound like the timing tensener
1997 Saturn SL1 - 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC 249,000 mi,
Tapping sound not in time with engine rpm at idle. Sound goes away when under load.
1992 Saturn SL1 152,301 mi,
timing chain nosie