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Saturn SL1 Timing Chain May Come Into Contact With Timing Cover and Make Noise

Saturn SL1 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC

Average Mileage: 167,050 mi (116,000 mi - 234,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder SOHC, 234,000 mi

    Noisy timing chain. Changed tensioner.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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...

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  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC

    It makes a triki noice from in side the engien sound like the timing tensener

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  • Visitor, , 152,301 mi

    timing chain nosie

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