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Old 12-06-2015, 05:37 AM   #1
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Default step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

car type 1995 sl1 saturn sedan 4 door 1.9l Job timing chain.


Im searching on web for timing chain replacement from start to finish in the car . can it be done from the side is there enough room. Will a metric set of tools be about all needed? i have 3/16 bit too for the locking of the cam sprocket . What do i need to get all that accessory out of the way. How long does a job take. Since im a driveway mech i dont have lift to do a full engine removal but im handy on tools if i get the right information.
I should have no trouble . What orientation do the sprockets and the crank need to be locked in place during chain installation?
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car type 1995 sl1 saturn sedan 4 door 1.9l Job timing chain.


Im searching on web for timing chain replacement from start to finish in the car . .?
THere are service manuals online- http://alldatadiy.com/
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

Crazy people have done it from the side and say it's not that bad of a job, me having an engine hoist says that thing's coming out because I can almost palm a basketball and the space provided between the cover and frame rail is designed for small people at best...

Chain tensioner: 168-in/lbs
Crankshaft: 151-ft/lbs (you'll need about 5x that much to get it off...)
Chain guides: 19-ft/lbs
Front Cover (perimeter and top center): 22-ft/lbs
Front Cover (lower center): 89-in/lbs
Trio of engine mount studs: 89-in/lbs
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

Would echo the idea of pulling the motor to do it. I just did mine and I think it would be REALLY hard to try to get the cover off, get all the old gasket cleaned off and get the new cover on with that RTV on it, without smearing it all over the place and messing up the seal.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

I agree with fetchitfido that pulling out the engine to do the job would be the easiest way if you have a hoist and are familiar with engine removal.

However, I have removed the timing cover twice now on my SL2. The first time, I replaced the timing set. And I will agree, that the space in there is very tight. But that doesn't mean it is impossible.

First off, the two sources I used for instruction were my alldatadiy acct (referenced by billysvue) and the Haynes manual (found at my local library). Just think things through before you do them and take your time. A good metric set of tools is needed. Most fasteners require just a 3/8" drive ratchet and a variety of sockets. A small 8mm wrench is needed to removed one of the 4 bolts that hold the end of the oil pan to the timing cover. The other 3 can be removed with a small 1/4" ratchet and 8mm socket.

Probably the biggest challenge is properly cleaning the mating surfaces of the timing cover and head/block/oil pan, and then managing to apply the right amount of RTV and getting it back together without smearing it all over. To ensure ample room, REMOVE THE MOTOR MOUNT BASE. There are 7 screws total I believe, and three of them are accessed from inside the wheel base, so the plastic wheel cowling must be removed.

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Default Re: step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

I've done the timing chain in the car and it's really not that bad. I'd do it in the car before I pulled the engine to do just a timing chain.

Couple of things to keep in mind... don't forget the bolt in the center of the cover, take the water pump pulley off, having someone there to hand tools back and forth is a big help, plan of going from under it to on top a bunch of times, be very careful not to round any of the bolts off on the cover (use a 6pnt socket, etc

Also remember that after the timing cover is off that you will need to do the oil system prime.

The top gear does take the 3/16 drill bit for position and the lower has a mark that aligns with a mark on the block. The mark is at the 12 o'clock position or straight up.

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IIRC, you won't have to pull the PS pump for the SOHC
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Default Re: step by step guide to install timing chain sl1 1995 plz

If you leave the motor in its helpful to remove the engine mount bracket. The bolts go through the wheel well. It really creates space especially when getting the timing cover back on.
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