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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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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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