The failure recurred numerous times. I do not understand why my Saturn with low mileage needed all of this work. I will now post about the little plastic things that fall on the floor. Understand the Saturn chain was vulnerable to clogging of an oil passage that caused premature wear and failure. I don't feel safe even driving this piece of junk to the dealer. We stock timing chain parts for most Saturn models including , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and. Junkyard find 2004 saturn ion sedan with manual transmission 2004 saturn ion in denver wrecking yard rh front view ©2017 murilee martin.
The vehicle was not repaired. Now, the same issue has occurred. Best estimate is 3 to 5 hundred labor. How to remove the serpentine belt tensioner in a saturn car « auto how to remove the serpentine belt tensioner in a saturn car « auto maintenance repairs wonderhowto. When I bought my newest car in May I asked the dealer whether the engine was a non-interference engine.
So I ordered my parts this way around the end of April. . I have a sworn statement that it was not jump started. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure mileage was 91,000. Are you sure that it's the water pump these guys want to replace? The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired.
All of the electrical components were operable however, the vehicle resisted start-up attempts. The failure mileage was unknown. You want a complete kit installed, guides, tensioner, chain, and sprokets. Timing Chain became stretched after only 60,000 miles. The key is stuck in the ignition and unable to turn off the car. Rate the quality of this post and help Anjey reputation points.
The only thing I can gather is that it may have been caused by a timing chain failure, because the only thing preceding the incident was a very faint clicking sound coming from somewhere beneath the hood. I too thought that the chain was an advantage over a timing belt. Neither car had any engine damage, although it is inconvenient. Of course, if the chain fails, its advantage is certainly gone. I have tried to buy Honda's several times in the past, but the dealers act like they are selling gold and turned me off.
Prices will vary from state to state and from car to car, but they should give you a rough idea of what you can expect to pay. I then called the dealership again to check on the status of the parts and they still didn't have them. By taking the financial hit early you can avoid major engine damage which can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Come to think of it Thank God all the other list of mechanical junk broke early on too. The timing chain should last the life of the engine or at least longer the 86K miles. Ditto on the serp belt replacement.
The V6 shows as an interference engine but the 4 cylinder is not. Okay here's the new price. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the timing chain failed and needed to be replaced. I added what your vehicle needs at it's 90,000mile service below, hope this helps. It has been 3 months since my first recall notice and still haven't had my car repaired.
No bad computer codes or anything, just annoying. The chain when it goes and gets noisey generally sounds like a diesel engine. The chain when it goes and gets noisey generally sounds like a diesel engine. It was a pretty cheap part too. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. After rebuilding her engine she had a pretty expensive lesson on timing belts. I was fine with that, and was told to drive with just the key no extra weight.
Other hard part would be the crank pulley, but all you need is the right tools. The vehicle was not repaired. In the future I will be sure to never buy a car unless it has a non-interference engine. My car was purchased used with 66k miles, and had the kit done at 29k. Before that they had the 2L Twinspark and both have timing belts which need to be replace regularly along with the pulleys and idlers.
The best way of saving money on timing chain replacement is to have the work done early before it causes any further damage to your engine. I called my dad immediately and he started googling engine shut off problems and found multiple complaints. Repair guides engine mechanical ponents timing chain cover. Symptoms of a bad or failing timing cover yourmechanic advice timing chain cover. While it would make sense to try and get a vehicle with a non-interference engine, I'm not certain if that is as easy as it sounds. I put a complaint into the hwy group also. I hate to say this.