Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Have you checked compression? Should be more than 120 psi and even across all 6 cylinders.
I've always used the compression test as the main guideline. Please click here to see the recommended procedure.
In all the cases that I've seen with these 3.0L where the belt broke while the engine was running, there was some kind of internal failure; a few just had bent valves; most had piston and cylinder wall damage as well.
There are special tools required to install the timing belt on these engines. There are several places that will rent the installation tool kit. Click here for example.
It sounds like you're getting angry at me. Is there anything that I'm doing wrong?
I'm sorry about what happened to your car. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
I'm afraid there is nothing ordinary about these engines. The front transaxle mount needs to be removed so the entire powertrain can be lifted with a jack in order to remove the coolant extension housing. Also, the exhaust cam (marked with the letter "E") needs to be removed for head bolt access. The head bolts are removed in stages.
Before you get into the teardown, I strongly advice searching local salvage yards and pricing a used engine as a more cost effective alternative.