Early Saturn VUE's use a Opel designed V6 engine. This engine is also used in the Cadillac Catera, Saturn L series, and Saab vehicles. This engine does use a rubber timing belt that does have to be replaced every 90-100k miles. It should be noted this engine requires some very special tools to replace the timing belt. Pretty $$ tools. The tools can be rented here for 30 days: http://www.ledfix.com/timingbelttoolrental.html
The DOHC SL2 has a timing chain.
All Saturn 4 cylinder engines have an internal timing chain. All Saturn V6 engines have a timing belt.
2002 L-series used a belt.
All 1991-2002 Saturn S-series cars have a timing chain. The Ecotec 2.2 and 2.4 L engines also have a chain.BUT!!!The V6 engines all have timing BELTS.
2002 and up four cylinders have a timing chain no belt.
The timing chain does not have a service interval. It only needs replaced if there is a failure.
You can replace a timing chain on a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire by visiting a local mechanic and having him take care of it for you. This is a tricky part to change yourself.
no.... The Saturn Sc2 (in all years of production) has a timing chain......much better in my opinion.
there is no timing belt -- only a timing chain that does not need to be replaced
The 6 cylinder Saturns were equipped with the "Ecotec" engine, which used a timing belt. Timing belts fail over time, and Saturn recommends that the belt be replaced every 100,000 miles. The 4 cylinder Saturns all used timing chains. With recommended service and normal use, the timing chain should not fail. It is recommended that you replace the timing chain and sprockets whenever the engine is rebuilt, but otherwise, the timing chain is considered to be quite reliable.
A timing chain typically doesn't need to be replaced until you tear down the engine for a rebuild. Unlike a timing belt, which is operated dry, the timing belt is in an oil bath and will last much longer. If your engine needs a valve job, rings, oil pump or any other components that require a "tear-down", that would be the right time to replace the timing chain, sprockets and chain tensioning rails.
There is no recommended change interval for a timing chain. You replace it when it gets noisy or when it starts effecting performance.There is no recommended change interval for a timing chain. You replace it when it gets noisy or when it starts effecting performance.
No, not as a part of regular maintenance. You replace the timing chain at an overhaul or if it become noisy or loose. They are normally good for the life of the engine.
That engine has a timing chain and gears and will probley out last the engine. NO need to replace it.
The timing chain is designed to last the life of the engine and is normally replaced when the engine is overhauled.
its a timing chain
What motor is in it? ZD30? If so they have a timing chain, not a belt.
A 2002 Jeep Liberty has a timing chain.
Timing chains will normally last the life of the engine. You replace it when the engine is overhauled or if it becomes noisy.
Factory recommendation is 90,000 miles. If it is a timing CHAIN and not a belt, it doesn't require changing. It should last the life of the engine.