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Daewoo Maintenance and Repair



  • tap the wheel with a rubber head mallet.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Got we understand what your problem is. This is caused by some corrosion or rust that has gotten in between the rim and the mounting flange.

    Correct, as the other poster has responded, you need to hit on the wheel a little bit. But, be careful. First, make sure the vehicle is well supported so when you are hitting on the wheel that you don't put enough pressure to knock it off the jack. Secondly, be careful that you don't dent or bend the rim.

    You can also try spraying with a little WD-40, but don't overdo it. Take off the lugnuts, and then around each lugnut spray some juice and try to get it in the joint where the stud comes thru the rim. You want to get the spray on the 'inside' of the rim, between where the rim would get snugged up against the backing plate by the lug bolt. Don't go crazy with the spray and get any on the brake disc or pads.

    If it is really stuck on, you may have to use the weight of the vehicle to break it free. In that case, put the lug nuts back on, but don't snug them up, leave them so they are just not touching the rim. Then lower the car back down on all fours, and start rocking the car back and forth sideways.
  • We have tapped the wheel with a rubber mallet and a sledge hammer. We tried WD40 and liquid mechanic..
    We will try putting the lugnuts back on and rocking it. It is well supported by cement blocks. (Jack is to flimsy)
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,571
    You can even put the lug nuts on loosely (finger tight at best) and drive forward and back a little bit if you don't want to throw your back out. It should break free in the first few feet.

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  • notowntsnotownts Posts: 1
    Daewoo 2000 Lanos. Car will start then moments later it will die. When it's started I can push down on the gas pedal and it will rev up, but if I push too far down on gas pedal it will immediately die. It will run fine with engine starter fluid. Makes me think something to do with fuel. I can hear the Fuel Pump turn on. I've changed the Fuel Filter under the hood, Idle Control Valve, and Throttle Positioning Sensor. I'm now thinking maybe it's the Fuel Pump, Fuel Injector(s), Computer, I need advice before I go out and spend more money. I bought a ODB II code reader. Originally I was getting the P0120 code, but then I replaced the Throttle Positioning. Now no codes, perhaps I cleared the code by accident or the issue was resolved. Any advice of what my problem may be would be appreciated, thank you.

  • llamamamallamamama Posts: 1
    I have a 99 lanos with 123,000 miles, I use it daily to deliver newspapers a couple of weeks ago she started overheating we pressure tested and found and repaired a leak lasted about a week then started again, pressure tested again and do not see a leak anywhere but looses pressure...thinking maybe on the right side wheel area? water pump???
    second problem started a week or so ago.,,wouldn't start but had lights and bells, caught with a jump..and then started next four or five times..then no...replaced negative battery cable as it was loose and could not tighten now she whirrs very slowly for two or three times then she eventually gets around to starting...does not seem to be a battery issue...starter going???
    We spent a fortune to send son#1 to WYotech should have sent the mama!!!!
    thanks for the help!!! :confuse:
  • Sounds like the head gasket for the leak, and a new starter is needed. Have a 99 Leganza 2 starters went bad, exactly the symptoms you described ! As for your leak, my money is on the head gasket since you cannot find a visible leak, if it was the water pump, there should be signs of a leak. Good luck!
  • I bought a 2002 Daewoo Lanos with only 51,000 miles on it about 11 months ago. I bought this car when gas prices were at $4+ per gallon, and I got stuck needing a new car at the wrong time. I've always driven small 4 cylinder cars and prices on them soared last summer right when I needed to replace mine. This Lanos was the only thing I could find in my price range so I fell for it. The only car I've ever owned that was actually crappier than this car was an '86 Ford Escort. There really is no comparison between this car and the other 4 cylinders I've owned. I've owned Volkswagons, Toyotas, Nissans, Fords, etc. and this Daewoo is by far the cheapest piece of crap I've owned since the Escort. I can't believe that South Korea pawned this garbage off on us. I think anyone who speaks favorably about these cars has either never owned anything decent like a Toyota Corolla, or they are simply trying to convince themselves that the car isn't as bad as it is and that they didn't make a huge mistake in buying it. The car is a rattley, thin walled, chinsey piece of garbage. My main problem is that there's no market for them so I know that I won't be able to re-sell it. If I thought I could get even half of my money back out of it I would sell it today and buy a Toyota or a Volkswagon. Ahhhh...I feel better now. Thanks for listening. :^) :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
  • Welcome to the club, if it makes you feel any better!!!
  • Did you ever find out what caused the problem. I have the same issue with nine and was wondering if you found our what was wrong with yours.
  • rayt1rayt1 Posts: 1
    I joined a couple of months ago and spent a week reading old posts. The info I got was right on. I purchased a shop manual from DaewooUS, $10 for manual and $25 for shipping. The manual does not have wiring or vacuum diagrams, so I recommend buying them at the same time as the shop manual to cut down on shipping costs. Thank you mr shiftright.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,571
    Thanks rayt1 and welcome to the forums! I wish you good luck in fixing up that car!


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  • leo2009leo2009 Posts: 6
    I have the same problem, were you able to get it fixed?
  • leo2009leo2009 Posts: 6
    Due to the economic crisis the place that carried and repaired Daewoos went out of business several months ago, does anyone know where to get a 2001 Daewoo Lanos Sport repaired in South Florida?
  • marciafarmarciafar Posts: 1
    hi and thanks for any help
    Have a 2000 Leganza, 90,000 miles. I'm on my third timing belt (last one three months ago). Only driving 30 miles a week - last night the engine completely died when making left turn (had decelerated). Restarted immediately. Was only 2 blocks from home - made it but happened again as I pulled into driveway. Today, started fine and drove 3 or 4 miles. Any ideas? Other than problems with windows, no other trouble. (Driver's window won't budge, passenger window has to be opened from driver's side but will only close from passenger side but have to work with it), and sunroof no longer opens or closes. Can live with the windows but worried about total loss of power like that. Any suggestions or ideas? Does it have anything to do with last timing belt replacement? Thank you so much for any help.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I'd look for a new mechanic

    Are you sure it's the timing belt being replaced, or the serpentine belt (which is normal maintenance)? Anyway, you shouldn't have to have a new belt replaced that is only 3 months old. It either wasn't replaced correctly, or there is something else wrong.

    Window problems sound like bad switches, or low battery voltage.
  • coops1coops1 Posts: 1
    Can anyone give me any help as to why my 2002 Nubira fails to start in hot weather. There is plenty of power when I turn the key but it just will not start.

    I have changed the fuel filter but that has made no difference.
    I have to wait untilthe weather has coold down in the evening sometines several hours before it finally starts, with no problem.


  • My money is on the starter failing. If it is the same as the ones used in the Leganza, it is on it's last legs. That is how they behave before they go completely.
  • spidyrmenspidyrmen Posts: 1
    i need a radio code for a daewoo nubira. serial # 9121688517. model # akd0636ja thank you very much
  • rolonhiwayrolonhiway Posts: 12
    Also try 1165. I also have a 2001. Hope it works.
  • colleenk7colleenk7 Posts: 3
    I have a daewoo leganza 2000 sx. For about the past few months it started acting up with starting problems. It will crank over no problem but at times it will crank when you turn the key (but not actually start) and then make a pop like noise, like something broke and then right after that, you try and start it again and it will simply crank and not start. You have to try it a couple times before it cranks over again. WE changed the fuel filter cause we thought it was not getting fuel to the lines or something, (it then ran perfect for a week) had the fuel injectors cleaned, had the fuel pump checked, wires checked, relay checked and the dealer found nothing. Because the car did not act up once while they had it, they said it was like chasing a ghost! I really feel it has something to do with the fuel somehow but nobody knows what to do. There are times it will start without any problems for like a whole week or more. The camshaft was replaced in 2007. PLease anybody have this problem and know what to do????
  • colleenk7colleenk7 Posts: 3
    code is 5613 sorry i hope you still need this as i just came on this forum. I have a daewoo 2000 leganza and this is the code for it.
  • tbg00tbg00 Posts: 1
    While attempting to raise the power windows on my 2000 Nubira all four power door locks suddenly began to simultaneously go up and down as long as the window lever was activated, while the windows stayed down...and remain down.

    My mechanic stated it might be the electronic control module (ECM) or body control module??. Regardless he does not have the computer to check it out. A previous Daewoo dealership want $100 just to look at it! Any suggestions? Thanx
  • markcintxmarkcintx Posts: 3
    Check here:

    This link should help you locate a dealer near you.
  • leo2009leo2009 Posts: 6
    Thanks so much, one phone call and I found a dealer, 20 miles away that will be able to fix the problem!
  • cla1812cla1812 Posts: 2
    I tried those codes and they didnt work the 10 numbers on the radio are 0012223719 thanks you
  • cla1812cla1812 Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2000 daewoo nubira and i dont know the code for the radio the number that was on the radio is 00122237 19 if anyone could help me i would really apreciate it thanks
  • Recently I was driving my 01' Daewoo Leganza and the serpentine belt must have got caught on something (needed a new belt, had shreds coming off) and got shredded to nothing all under the car. I had it towed to my house via AAA. Bought a new belt for it, installed it, now the car cranks but will not start. Any ideas?
  • pktpkt Posts: 1
    Hi, I need to refill my steering fluid. The owners manual lists DEXRON III or DEXRON II D. I could not locate this in the Carzone. The Carzone guy suggested Coastal Multipurpose DexMerc. Although the bottle says this can suppliment DEXRON III, Coastal Multipurpose DexMerc is a ATF. As far as I know ATF should not be used as power steering fluid but Carzone had no other alternative.

    I am really confused - Is it OK to use this as power steering fluid?
    I would appreciate your suggestion/advice.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Did you turn the pulleys by hand before you put the new belt on, to verify that all of the bearings on the accessories were free to turn, and not wobbly or bad?
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