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Daewoo Maintenance and Repair



  • gpn80gpn80 Posts: 2
    HI, Sorry it might be a bit late but i have just found this forum and logged on. My Nubira experienced the same problem and it was a faulty idler motor that need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
  • gpn80gpn80 Posts: 2
    Just wondering if anyone has experienced the above topic. My car only makes the noises on cold days, so im suspecting that when the metal is cold there is some tightness in there and when it warms up and expands the noise goes away. so does anyone has any ideas or comments on this?
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    Take it immediately to the dealer for a timing belt job. You should replace the belt, tensioner, rollers, water pump.
    The tensioner is currently loose and he belt is slowly being chipped to pieces.
    If you wait, your engine will need new valves too.
  • woowoeswoowoes Posts: 12
    I have a 2001 Leganza that I have been keeping alive. The latest problem is that the blower for the heat/defrost kicks off and on by itself. The settings high to low all blow at full. It doesn't matter where I set the dial it blows on high. When I turn the knob to off, the blower doesn't shut off it still stays on high, but will turn off and on by itself intermittently. When the blower motor kicks on and off there is a clicking sound that comes from under the driver's side dash. Please help. Faulty relay is what I'm thinking. Has anyone else experienced this?
  • if i JUST bought my lanos 2000 se automatic.

    A - how do i find out what recalls should have been taken care of on it?

    B - are these recalls still able to be done on my car free?

    C - where is the list of recalls? link?

    D - the car is got a salvaged title. from what i read it looks like all of the titles should be that way. hehe - is this going to affect my ability to get recalls done on it?

    thanks :)
  • dkuhajdadkuhajda Posts: 487
    No, all of the Daewoo cars should have a clear title unless they were a total loss by an insurance company.

    The salvage title status clears Daewoo Motor America of any liability or warranty on the car so the recalls are your responsibility, unless you can get a dealer to be nice. web site is the web site to search for recall information.
    Some of the recalls can be done by yourself, like protecting the computer wiring harness under the carpet.
  • woo1woo1 Posts: 3
    I sucessfully replaced my belt after it broke at 70k. I concur with the last guy, check that all the sensors plugged in, and the pulley that goes over the tiny little bottom gear is on- the crank sensor needs this. (i had the same problem.)
  • woo1woo1 Posts: 3
    Not sure if you got an answer ever, I know its been a month. has a pretty good manual. The marks have to point at each other on the dual cams and the bottom pulley mark has to point to the notch on the aluminum housing.
  • I've bought a Lanos Sedan (year 2000) and don't have a manual for the radio/CD. I'd love to be able to understand the settings. Is there one available electronically, or would someone very kindly scan a few pages for me? Local dealers haven't been able to help.


  • Qamar, I'm experiencing replacing a timing belt on my 97 Lanos. Did you ever get specs on the numbers to set the timing?

  • i have just had a new radiator fitted at a garage cause they say the old one has corroded at te bottom but other machanics tell me this is not a new radiator i need to clear this situation up, can you tell me which radiator is which the silver colored one or the jet black rusty looking one, i have been told the silver looking one is the oil cooler if this is true they have not fitted a new radiator. but they have just cleaned it up.
  • Hi, my name is Jessica and my Leganza's name is Homer. On Friday after work I put the key in to unlock the car and when I opened the door the alarm went off and the car won't start. My dad tried everything but no luck. Can anyone help me to reset the alarm or dissconnect or something? I need the car for school and work.

    Thank you in advance,
  • I have a 2000 nubira wagon with 51,000 miles. I am experiencing this same problem. Have you discovered the solution or cause yet?
  • I have a 2000 nubira wagon and am experiencing the same exhaust fume smell inside the car at idle or slow speeds. Did you ever find out what causes this??
  • I have a 02 Lanos and the other day I lost all the dash and heater lights all at once. Checked the fuses and all are good.

    Has anyone else had to deal with this issue and if so do you have any remedies?
  • I have problems when starting my 02' Nubira, it does not start at the first try. Most of the times it requires 3-4 tries, specially in the mornings, and after it starts, it works perfectly. If I turn it off inmediatley after a good start, 99% of the times it start up OK inmediately again. But if I wait a minute or so, it wont start at the first try. Is this a typical sympton of the fuel pump saying goodbye? Also, I am looking for the brake switch others had problems here not allowing to move the shift lever from P, and I visited the recommended website, but I don't have and idea how to find that switch there.
  • Hi,
    I am trying to change the gearbox oil on a 2000 Daewoo lanos SE - Manual. However I can not for the life of me find the drain plug and the fill plug. I can simply drain the transaxle by removing the inspection plate at the bottom of the diff, however this does not help me with filling it (Unless I turn the car up side down) and to what level do I fill it.

    I am wondering if the gearbox is filled through the speedo sensor hole above the diff.

    If anyone could give me any pointers I would be truly thankful

  • Hi,
    I am trying to change the gearbox oil on a 2000 Daewoo lanos SE - Manual. However I can not for the life of me find the drain plug and the fill plug. I can simply drain the transaxle by removing the inspection plate at the bottom of the diff, however this does not help me with filling it (Unless I turn the car up side down) and to what level do I fill it.

    I am wondering if the gearbox is filled through the speedo sensor hole above the diff.

    If anyone could give me any pointers I would be truly thankful

  • My 1999 Leganza takes a while to warm up in the mornings and after the car sits for a long time. When starting the car in the morning or after long sit It takes a while for the car to change gears correctly. My first few gears change perfectly and when I reach 3rd gear my car will not change gears until the car is warmed up or the teempurate gauge is about 1/4 of the way up from Cold. Can someone tell me why this would happen?
  • dkuhajdadkuhajda Posts: 487
    Have you owned any automatic tranny cars model year 1996 or later?

    All recent vintage automatic transmission cars with 4 speed and better do not lock up the torque converter or enter the highest gear until the car is warmed up to a certain point.

    This has to do with some emmisions control issues and is normal operation. If it takes a long, long time to get to 1/4 temperature, then you might have a bad thermostat that is stuck partially open.
  • p191p191 Posts: 1
    Hi I have a problem with my dipped lights in my bumper the N/S dipped light bulb has blown and i dont know how to replace it anyone have any ideas I think i have to remove the bumper am i right?
  • I have noticed that my 2000 Leganza with 94000 miles has been hesitating a bit after stepping on the gas from a complete stop. I have already changed the transmission fluid, changed the oil and filter and even upgraded the grade of gas that I use with not much luck :confuse: . Is it time for me to part ways or is there something else that I overlooked :confuse: ?

  • I have a 2001 Leganza Automatic. My side/instrument lights do not always switch off and I am having to remove the relay to stop the battery going flat. If they do switch off, then once the car has stood for a while they will come on by themselves. Noticed that if i jerk the gear shift about they go off and on. Anyone heard of this before or know how to remove the Shift Lever covers so I can see if a wire is catching ? Desperately seeking guidance.
  • Hi,

    When I was replacing the timing belt on a 1.5 SOHC there was a notch in the plastic conver at the top of the camshaft pulley which the indentation on the camshaft pulley seemed line up with when the equivelent indentation on the crankshaft pulley was aligned with a notch on the block/sump which was straight below it at the lowest point.

    However, this is just an observation and not a statement of fact. When I replaced the timeing belt I actually maked the relative positions of each pulley and put the belt on as the previous one came off.

    Naturally, if you do use this as a guide.... you MUST turn the engine over by hand first to ensure there is not binding in the engine BEFORE you hit the starter motor. If my observation was wrong then atleast you will find out without causing disaster.

    Given you are changing the timing belt then I assume you have probably have changed the gearbox oil at some stage. I have a manual and can not find a suitable drain/fill points on the gearbox. As stupid as that sounds, rest assured that I have change the oil of many gearboxs so I kind of know what I am doing.

    I am wondering if it is possible that the gearbox is 'sealed for life' type job. If such things exist?

    Can you give me any pointers?

  • tca1tca1 Posts: 1
    Am having a timing problem after valve job similar to other posts about 'not starting' except that my sensors are all connected fine. I am confused by the timing marks on the cam gears. Its a 2000 Nubira and both cam gears are identical with a timing mark on a built-up section that reads 'Auslass/Exhaust'. There is however a second mark about 1/3 of the way around. The exhaust gear has the 'Auslass' mark painted white and the intake gear has the opposing mark painted (the one 1/3 of the way around). But if I align these marks the cam lobes don't look right. The exhaust lobes trail the intake by only 15 degress or so. Surely this can't be right! Which two marks are supposed to be lined up?
  • Hello, have you had any success in finding out how to change the gear oil in your Lanos? We are in oz. and have a Daewoo Cielo and are having the exact same difficulty as you. I would appreciate your input if you have had any luck with your query. Cheers, Rusty
  • Well the 2000 Lanos belt went today. 77,000 miles on her. Does anyone know if this is an interference engine? It went on the road with our daughter behind the wheel and she has a limited recollection of the event.
  • Could someone please tell me the location of the cam positioning sensor for a 2001 leganza /cdx. My check engine light comes on sporadically and I had it scanned and it showed low voltage to the sensor..thanks
  • First I must say thank you to everyone who has covered the "shift lock" topic which I am currently experiencing.

    But looking over the forums there is no information on the SPECIFIC part number for the "brake relay switch" so I can order it, because I have no brake lights. The daewoo sight is no help yes there is a diagram but it's greek to me. Can someone just let me know the part #?

    Thanks in advance. :)
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