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

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: 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
22 people reported this problem
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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...
Noisy timing chain. Changed tensioner.
Timing chain broke its fixed now I have no comp
I hear a winding noise when i start the car
noise in transmission rpm needs to stay above 1000 or will stall no get up and go from start a light
It makes a triki noice from in side the engien sound like the timing tensener
Tapping sound not in time with engine rpm at idle. Sound goes away when under load.
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