The 2001 SL1 has a timing chain, which shouldn't be changed as a regular
It should only ever be replaced after failure or during an overhaul. The
Saturn 1.9 engine is freewheeling, meaning that even if the timing chain
fails, you will not damage the engine as a result. (ie. bent valves etc)
My 97 SW2 has 300+ kms on it, and the engine is still strong.
You can probably get more Saturn specific info at rec.auto.makers.saturn
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