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Old 08-01-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Idea Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

based on the various threads discussing timing chain failures I did some searching. I came accross this:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...ct/results.cfm

This has been a Topic of discussion on many threads on this site.
If you have this problem contact the NHTS. I am not sure how, I am sure their is a form on the site.

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

Already done...mine bit the dust last October...big bucks to repair. I made a complaint with them several months ago.

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Old 08-03-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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Information Re: Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

See:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...ing_chain.html

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Old 08-05-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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Heart NHTSA Office of Deffects Investigation

Here is the Link:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

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Old 08-05-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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Thumbs Down Timing Chain Replacement in 2.2L ECO engine

I have been searching sites for other GM cars with this engine and problem. This is not a Saturn Problem, but a Papa GM problem. I discovered that there is a trend:

The Chain failure is between 40-70k miles typically,
or looks like it lasts forever for some people.

It appears that the Chain should be replaced @ 60k as a common maintenance Item.

The Oiler nozzle that squirts the oil to lubricate the chain has been resized to larger on the repalcement part kit identified in the TSB. So yes the nozzle is undesized on the original engine design.

If everyone that reads this woudl contact their State Attourney General with a desire for an investigation we might be able to survive this.

Don't worry about dislocating a couple hundred VP's at GM for a poorly designed engine, they always take care of Family at GM.

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Old 08-05-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

I've been looking at Olds Aleros with the 2.2 and 5spd, should I be concerned?

Cause I can get an earlier year with then 2.4 DOHC and 5 spd if that would be a better choice

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

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I've been looking at Olds Aleros with the 2.2 and 5spd, should I be concerned?

Cause I can get an earlier year with then 2.4 DOHC and 5 spd if that would be a better choice
I woulld internet search, I found Pontiac Grand AM and Chevy Malibu pages with timing chain problems. Oldsmobile is also now defunct, so that is an issue for any type of dealer service or expertise.

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Old 08-06-2006, 07:58 AM   #8
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Wrench Re: Timing Chain Failures In 2000-2003 Saturn L-series Vehicle Equipped With The 2.2l

From: http://experts.about.com/q/Saturn-Re...200-Timing.htm

Q?: "I read lots of forumns and have heard of the chains failing as early as 38,000 miles. I'm considering having the oiler nozzle replaced and possibly the tensioner and chain. I know that won't be cheap and I'm not sure if I should do it. The timing chain is arguably one of the most important parts in a motor so it's not something I want to chance.....but Saturn should be taking care of this if it's a common and know issue....especially since a TSB has been posted."

A: "I have seen some trouble with the timing chains on that engine. I have seen them come from the factory with broken/misaligned chains. It is not far fetched to say that you could be having problems with it. However, if memory serves me correctly, Saturn fixed the oiler nozzle in late '01. The 2.2L is yet another hand-me-down from GM. It is built in Spring Hill, but the design was from GM.

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