I recntly purchased a 2001 Saturn SL2 with 46,000 miles.
the car was was in very good condition.
I had my regular mechanic check it over - no problems found.
three days later the timing chain broke.
The repair shop installed the entire timing chain repair kit.
Now they are telling me there is no pressure in 3 out of 4 cylanders.
And the engine head must be sent to a milling shop for a " head job".
Now, after finding this problem they inform me that this head problem is very common when the timing chain has broken.
My questions are: DO you know what this problem actually is?
Does the head need to be repaired?
Does a timing chain normally break after only 46,000 miles?
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 AT 7:44 PM