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Daewoo Maintenance and Repair

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    diewoodiewoo Member Posts: 1
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    ehamilto55ehamilto55 Member Posts: 57
    Does anyone know where I can find an Intake system for my Leganza -- If I find one that fits a 2.2L Isuzu -- do you think it will fit?
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    ehamilto55ehamilto55 Member Posts: 57
    Does anyone know where I can find an Intake system for My Leganza -- Would an Cold Air Intake that would fit on a Isuzu Rodeo 2.2L fit the Leganza
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    macatowamacatowa Member Posts: 69
    I just bought a 2001 Black Leganza SE 70K for my daughter, I really like it and so does she. Mom say's it just transportation (she drives a Jag XJ8) so no wonder. However I do appreciate the ride and handling and the fuel economy, also the car is very roomy!
    My question is this, how much of a job is it to make the power locks keyless entry? also to add cruise control?,
    I got a pretty good deal on it because it had oil leaking out of the valve cover gasket and all over the engine. The dealer (used car lot) said he would have the gasket replaced and the engine looked at, and if anything else was bad he would tell me. Well it checked out fine, also a one owner vehicle with a clean carfax. The dealer also ran a vin check on it because I had read there was a recall last summer, and sure enough it had the timing belt, pulleys and sensor replaced at that time as well so it looks like good transportation for a while. Any other advice to a newbie is appreciated. thanks
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    daewhoodaewhoo Member Posts: 5
    You can get OEM parts from several online GM vendors. Daewoo US will also offer parts online in June 2005. In the mean time check out parts store online. I would put the stores URL but I do not believe that is allowed on this forum.
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    jeanrvictorjeanrvictor Member Posts: 11
    My 2000 Daewoo Leganza has been fairly trouble free for 5 years and I'm approaching 85K miles. I replaced the timing belt, water pump and all the pulleys @ 60K miles and have maintained the car extremely well. However, about 3 months ago I had to replace the rear calipers and pads and front pads. Since then the brakes have squeaked considerably. I had the breaks replaced 3 times since then and still the same problem :confuse: . Has any other owner had similar problems? Are there aftermarket pads that I can use and where can I order them from?
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    ehamilto55ehamilto55 Member Posts: 57
    I have a 1999 Daewoo Leganza and every time I start the car up from Cold (sitting for awhile) or in the Mornings, My car feels like it is going to stall until the temperature gauge comes up to half way and then it drives fine. Why would it feel as if it is going to stall? It never has stalled and this has been going on for about 1 month.

    Can someone please help?
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    daewhoodaewhoo Member Posts: 5
    I had the same problem and had to switch to OEM brake parts.

    I have also seen reports that none OEM brake parts are not working well. Are the parts you replaced OEM? If not try using OEM parts. You will be able to find OEM parts from various GM dealers who sell Daewoo parts online. If you need additional information on parts dealers reply back with a request.
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    jeanrvictorjeanrvictor Member Posts: 11
    Please post the link to where I can get those parts from.

    Thank you. :D
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    daewhoodaewhoo Member Posts: 5
    There are several GM parts dealerships online that sell OEM Daewoo parts. One I use the most is URL http://www.gm-car-parts.com. Choose the model and year of your car to get the parts you need.

    Good luck,

    Daewhoo?
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    xenmusexenmuse Member Posts: 3
    Greetings folks! Just bought a '01 Nubira CDX 2.0 w/ 46k miles for $1500 :) ... already put $800 :surprise: into it... here's the thing:
    Noticed abnormal gas consumption; 1/8-1/4 of a tank to travel under 2 miles?
    Took a peek @ plugs- SHAFTS FILLED W/ OIL!!! :mad:
    I'm not even shadetree material, but worked on enough 'beater cars' to think, "Hey,this ain't right."
    Lot of fluid film on the block, serviceman said valve gasket was leaking... :lemon: ?
    Any thoughts, ideas, advice? :confuse:

    PS- bazillion thanks for all the posts- got me a reference point now, from folks who know! Hope i can return the favor!
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    dkuhajdadkuhajda Member Posts: 487
    Yup, valve cover gasket. Easy to replace. But do it right.
    Clean all the surfaces completely, use rubber o-ring sealer on the rings that go around the spark plug holes.

    Do not forget to replace the plug wires and plugs if they were contaminated with oil.

    There was a reason you only paid $1500 for the car, because the owner knew it needed $1000-$1500 worth of repairs and maintenance to bring it up to par.
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    xenmusexenmuse Member Posts: 3
    Muchas Gracias, mon frere! Speedy reply, man!
    Actually, the car was a repo, bought at an auction. You may be right, though, about the cost of repairs affecting the previous owner. The low mileage is the gem for us, tho.
    Concerned about the timing, will get it checked.
    Read a post about the block being aluminum, and problems with leakage due to expansion/contraction from heat- this normal?
    Can't thank you enough- saved me much time and expense!
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    sublimey1981sublimey1981 Member Posts: 1
    I know a friend that has a Daewoo Leganza, and the check engine light is always on. I know that the Daewoo mailed out a bunch of recall letters and what not about the camsenors, and about the air bags, etc...Does anyone have any idea of how to exactly contact these people? I have a phone number but no one picks up because I think the place is out of business...I don't think that my friend wants to pay to get these things repaired because it's really not something that was done by my friend to cause any sort of problem. So if anyone could help me out with a bit I would appreciate it...I would like to know if there's a dealership or some sort of Daewoo office that I could physically walk into where I could talk to someone which will help my friend with this situation...Thanks
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    Try contacting www.daewoous.com,
    I think the main daewoo office is in compton california
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    You need a professional fuel injector cleaning service where they connect a high pressure fuel cleaner directly to the fuel line on the engine.
    Some mechanics might trick you into replacing one or more fuel injectors. Only do that if the high pressure injector cleaning did not work.
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    That is not right. The engine is an iron block with aluminum head. has nothing to do with the valve cover leak. Just the gasket gets worn out, plus not much sealant was used. My daewoo dealer also adds silicone sealant as well as replacing the rubber gasket itself.
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    ehamilto55ehamilto55 Member Posts: 57
    I have a 1999 Daewoo Leganza and I had the same issue. Dealers keep telling me it is the Gasket and everytime I have it changed - Even though it is not a lot of $$ -- I still have the same issue -- A local PepBoys showed my the reason is b/c the Oil cap's seal was bad and replaced and everything is good.

    You should try this -- Oil Cap from dealer about $30, if it works and no more leaks than it was Priceless.....

    Good Luck
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    jon20013jon20013 Member Posts: 3
    I've checked the site mentioned: www.deawoous.com and it gave me some locations for service of our 2001 Daewoo Nubira, thank you!

    We bought our Nubira in 2003 and it had very low mileage; 28,000 at the time. It now has over 40,000 miles on it and we are very, very pleased with it! It has had a pull to the right as the transmission torques up, usually around 30 - 45mph depending on how hard we're pushing acceleration. It's not the tires or alignment, weirdest thing I've ever experienced!
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    A common problem on the Nubira model is the rubber bushings for the front control arms go bad every 40K miles or so. Ours lasted 70K miles. But eventually the bushings will go bad. On each control arm there are 4 bushings. Usually the front ones are the ones that go bad. That is the reason for the pull. If you have trouble getting the parts, email me and I will direct you to the dealer I go to and you can get them shipped. There is 2 ways you can fix this, either replace the control arms totally or just replace the bushings. Replacing the bushings is less expensive, and it might be worthwhile if you can get some higher grade aftermarket polyurethane bushings instead of the standard rubber ones. Depends how long you plan to keep the car. The OEM bushings are not that expensive either.
    BTW, if you have not done a timing belt service, start thinking about it now. Another common issue with the Nubira is the belt tensioner starts getting loose around 50K miles. You will start hearing a loose chain or belt sound when accelerating slowly and the car is cold. Similar to the sound when a bike chain falls off its track. If you hear that sound, timing belt service is required ASAP.
    The dealer needs to replace both the timing belt and the tensioner and rollers. It might be a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time as it is driven by the timing belt, and it will be costlier if it fails shortly after the belt change (you will have to do it all over again).

    BTW, the Nubira is identical mechanically to the Suzuki Forenza in the US. So if you cannot find a daewoo dealer, just take it to your local suzuki dealer. The Suzuki Forenza is the Nubira 3. The engine is still the same.
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    daewhoodaewhoo Member Posts: 5
    If you need OEM parts online try URL http://gm-car-parts.com. Select Daewoo then the model and year. Good luck.
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    frances1078frances1078 Member Posts: 1
    HI I was wondering if you came to a resolution on your miss-fire issue? I am currently having issues with My Daewoo Lanos the check engine light is on I think it is possible just Timing as it sort of stalled and restarted itself once about a week ago and I haven't had any other problems until today the CEL is on. I checked all the spark plugs, and fluids althought it needs an oil change I don't think that is the cause. The engine does not seem to be idling any different, which leads me to believe that it's not a timing issue. I was hoping you could give me a better ideal of the symptons your experiencing with your misfire issue. Any help your info you can supply would be great!! thanks for your time.
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    daeilliteratedaeilliterate Member Posts: 2
    Is it the same for the 2001 Daewoo Leganza?
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    daeilliteratedaeilliterate Member Posts: 2
    my daewoo leganza idles kinda high, it isn't extremely high, I just wondered if this was normal or if I need to check something out.
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    lildevil76lildevil76 Member Posts: 1
    The dealership is required to check all sensors in cars within the VIN ranges given. However, this doesn't mean you have a faulty camshaft sensor... I, unfortunately had a camshaft sensor with a recalled # on it- they look at those 2 things. I was told they had done 100 services at my dealership, and replaced 5 sensors....I was # 6! I did have problems with my 2000 Leganza stalling out/bucking when I hit the gas too hard, or the engine wasn't within operating temps and I tried to drive. Now it doesn't stall out, but it is operating at higher than normal temps sometimes! Also just failed my inspection due to a problem with the shop's computer not being able to communicate with my car's engine computer. :mad:
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    dper299dper299 Member Posts: 19
    Does anyone have an idea which number or series of numbers in the VIN is the paint code???Thank you
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    dkuhajdadkuhajda Member Posts: 487
    As I recall it is on the door plate or a plate under the hood, not on the vin number.
    What color do you need? Poly Silver? I have some touch up left over but the car is gone.
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    dper299dper299 Member Posts: 19
    My mistake,I am looking for a paint code for our 2001 Leganza,I am one of the lucky ones to be a proud owner of not 1 but 2 DAEWOOS :cry::cry::cry:
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    jen79jen79 Member Posts: 2
    hey, do you have the timing marks or specific details on how to change the timing belt? Anything that you would help and do you have the manual?
    Thanks in advance
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    jen79jen79 Member Posts: 2
    I have 84k and the timing belt just broke. I have learned that this is a usual occurrence with the Daewoo Nubira 2000. And I am wondering if there is anything else that I should anticipate or maintenance before it causes me to be on the side of the road with my son in my car.
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    woohookidwoohookid Member Posts: 1
    have just purchased 2000 nubira. 37000 miles ... 3000$ ..and yes...oil in sparkplug wells....needs cam cover gasket...and front end rattling! whishbone bushings shot.
    brakes also worn....ok, now reading all the posts...seems this is "normal?" Can we go get stuff from suzuki / forenza.....lower control arms or improoved bushings and engine parts and gaskets? same brake parts? or do we need to go to a dealer in canada....did find one in toronto.
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    daewhoodaewhoo Member Posts: 5
    You can get Daewoo OEM parts online from several web sites. One of the most popular one is URL http://www.gm-car-parts.com. Choose Daewoo and the model, year. It has virtually any part for your car.

    Ebay also has some vendors that sell OEM and non OEM Daewoo parts for a good price.

    Good luck,

    Daewhoo?
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    2000daewoo2000daewoo Member Posts: 1
    Hello fellow daewoo owners. New to the board and new to my daewoo. I have a 2000 lanos and I was excited about the car because I figured...little car, good on gas mileage!! A couple weeks after I got it...the check engine light came on. (dun dun dun) I knew about the recall on the sensor, and it had gotten fixed. I just went to auto parts stroe to check why the light was on adn he said there was probably a problem with the O2 sensor...and i'm having emission problems. I am getting like only 17 mpg in the city. : ( I want to try and get a new O2 sensor for da- woo (it's name) to see if that's what's wrong and hopefully improve the gas mileage. Has anyone else replaced O2 sensors with benefits? What's your gas mileage like? Thanks for any replies. I REALLY appreciate it!!!!!!!
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    brass_skybrass_sky Member Posts: 1
    Dropped pan to change fluid at 33,000 miles. Ordered trans filter from local parts place but the one that came in and the only one they showed was not even close. Ironically, I had just changed the fluid in my 2002 sunfire with 2.2l. and guess what it was the same filter for my nubira - what are the odddds? The Q; since there is no dip stick, how does check the fluid level?
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    john_tricklejohn_trickle Member Posts: 1
    :( hi if anyone can help me im after Glow Gauge Face • White Face Dash
    im after white face gauge for my daewoo lanos if anyone can help that would be great thanks.as i have the stanard black face gauge which are pretty normal i think the white would make a diffrence let me know please my email is
    john_trickle@iprimus.com.au
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    bek3kbek3k Member Posts: 4
    I have a 2000 Nubira, the a/c does not blow cold. The compressor comes on and it has freon, checked with gauges.
    Does anyone have any i dea what this could be?
    My Step-father thinks it may be the expansion valve or the orepheas (not sure if I spelled that right), but is not sure which this car has, and we don't want to tear into the dash if it is not needed.
    Does anyone know which this car has?
    Thank you,
    Bekah
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    bek3kbek3k Member Posts: 4
    did you ever get your a/c fixed, how did you decide it was the compressor, was it n ot coming on?
    Bekah
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    texxxxxxxxxxtexxxxxxxxxx Member Posts: 3
    Hi y'all.

    Thank you for this forum it is very informative.

    Here is my situation:

    Wife is driving down the road....car conks out on her....tow it to dealership....timing belt failed...mileage 50,830....they fix it under warranty and tell us that we shouldn't have a problem for 50-60k miles....this was DEC 12, 2003.

    [ Edit: forgot to mention 2000 Leganza...3.9 liter...like the car-hate this non-sense]

    Wife driving down the road....car conks out oh her...have a friend who is a mechanic come to see what problem is and he looks at it and says "look at this...the timing belt has chewed completely through the shield/guard (can't remember what he called it) and has throw itself clean through it"....he continues " didn't you just have this worked on a while back?".....he says to find the paperwork so he can see what work they did......find it in our handy CAR file (thank you, wife!)....and he says they didn't replace the tensioner (?), and some other stuff, that should have been replaced when doing this repair the first time....SO I call the dealer ship and he asks how many miles the car has now...I answer around 62,500 (as I'm not with the car right now.but a fair estimate)....he says the can't do anything about it since the warranty expired at 60k miles....he said that since Daewoo has gone bankrupt, a warranty service handles any claims...and that they told him they would NOT fix this since it is out of warranty (he claims)....he says that is policy....SO..."sorry, we won't be able to help you".

    I have my friend, the mechanic, call back on 3-way and he says that we should call the daewoo tech line and see what they say and maybe we can get a better response....so we will call them.

    The service guy also told my friend that " since there was nothing wrong with the tensioner (and other stuff) that that is the reason we did not replace them when we did all the work before"....My friend told him that he believed it was standard procedure (he is not a daewoo technician but has done this work on tons of cars) to replace all that stuff when a failure like this occurs so as to keep it from happening again....the service guy said that if they had replaced those other parts (tensioer, etc) and the warranty place had refused to pay for them, then the dealership would be out the difference and that's why they didn't replace those parts of the timing system....

    SO.... I have a car that I can't afford 2000+ to fix right now (assuming all 16 valves are screwed up again)....dealership says "not our problem"...and warranty co (whom I have not called yet...wanted to get y'alls thoughts first) apparently has initially declined to fix the problem.

    In 18 months, my wife has driven the car less than 13k miles (just a commuter) and the timing belt (et al) has unraveled 2 times in less than the same 13K miles...what should we do???

    Is the dealer being COMPLETELY truthful about their responsiblities when fixing this kind of problem (I have other reasons to doubt them, not neccessarily pertinent here, except to say they were less than truthful on another issue before)?

    Does/should the warranty company have any responsiblity in this situation?

    Or is the little guy gonna get run over again because noone will admit that they were wrong or acted improperly.

    My friend says that I should try to get ahold of a daewoo fix-it manual and see what should be done in the event a problem like this occurs....I don't even know where to start.

    Any help or thoughts on this situation would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

    TEX
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    daweoonubidaweoonubi Member Posts: 1
    If the expansion valve was stuck open that would cause it to blow warm air. Sounds to me like you either have high suction pressure of poor air flow across the evaporator.
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    jadverklerjadverkler Member Posts: 2
    Ok...so I guess I'm not the only one having a problem with the CEL light coming on. We just purchased a 2000 Daewoo Nubira and two days later the light came one. It flashes while we're driving on the freeway and stays on while we're stopped. I've noticed too that the oil light illuminates when we're stopped. Took it and had a code reading and was told that we've got a cylinder 1 misfire. We put new spark plugs in it, and are not noticing any oil leaks. I noticed that some of you are having some of the same issues and I was just wondering if any of you have come up with a solution to this problem? The car runs just fine. I drove it over 100 miles today with the CEL light blinking the whole way. Is there a fix to this problem, or should we express our rights with the :lemon: law? Thanks!
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    jadverklerjadverkler Member Posts: 2
    Hi, I also have a 2000 Nubira that isn't blowing very cold air. It' s not completely warm yet either, so my husband's not that concerned with it right now. Will you let me know what you find out? You having any problems with your check engine light coming on?
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    macatowamacatowa Member Posts: 69
    I just had the front disk brake pads changed at 71K, I believe they were the original. Anyway bought the set for $55 (GM OEM) had my mechanic put them on for $35 and works great, no more chirp and screech. I also had the valve cover replaced 1,000 miles ago and it is still dry as a bone on the outside of the engine! Next is tranny fluid and filter.
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    hydroman19hydroman19 Member Posts: 5
    go to web site rockauto.com. they have all parts...
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    hydroman19hydroman19 Member Posts: 5
    go to web site Rockauto.com they have all the parts for Daewoo....
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    hydroman19hydroman19 Member Posts: 5
    get oil cap from the dealer or go to web site Rockauto.com. they will have your Daewoo parts,.. check your transmission fluid or have it serviced..
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    The transmission on the Leganza has no filter or filter pan for that matter. You can simply drain the fluid and refill. There is a drain plug on the bottom of the transmission. The plug has a hollow space and a magnet inside to trap the particles. Clean the collected particles from the plug itself, before putting it back and tightening it. Very simple to do.
    What you should get serviced is the timing belt and tensioner and water pump. If those were never done before, then now's the time.
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    Your dealer is not being honest. The recommended procedure by Daewoo when something like this happens is to replace the timing belt, tensioner, 2 rollers, water pump. All are covered under warranty. I suspect your dealer did not do the job right in the first place because he did not have the parts on hand. He would have had no trouble at all from Daewoo for covering the repair cost. The belt fails because the tensioner is not working properly. So replacing the belt will not help. I am surprised it actually lasted 13k miles without replacing the tensioner. I guess that is the mileage before the new belt gets shred to pieces.
    From your side too, you should have paid more attention, as a loose timing belt makes a horrible sound like a bicycle with a loose chain, not to mention the slapping sound when the belt slaps against the protective cover. There is no way to ignore that sound (unless your wife turns the music on immediately when she starts the car, like my wife does :)
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    dkuhajdadkuhajda Member Posts: 487
    Are they still a 'reputable' dealer with other brands? If so find out how long the warranty on repair work that you would have paid for would have been. Less than 12K miles for a repair between failures. Definitely sounds like they did not inspect the idler. You need only carefully inspect the service order repair work when they replaced the timing belt. If it does not CLEARLY state that they inspected the idler and other parts, then they were negligent. In a small claims court of law, if they left that off the repair work order, then they DID NOT DO IT.....

    I would try and take up that case with the service manager and owner of the dealers first. Would not hurt to bring along someone from a local tv station or reporter you might know. Make sure you have a couple of witnesses with you and all documentation in hand, including any information on service bulletins you need to get.

    No matter what they say about it being out of warranty now, you need only win a small claims court case against the dealer for shoddy, negligent repair work. You will need to have at least one repuatable ASE mechanic available to testify on your behalf.

    BTW did you perchance buy an extended warranty/service contract? Double check your paperwork when you bought the car.
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    jkobty2jkobty2 Member Posts: 210
    Also if you want to get the car fixed and cannot wait for an outcome with the dealer that might take a while especially if you take him to small claims court, your best option is to buy a fully assembled cylinder head instead of trying to repair the one you have. They are very cheap to get:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33617&item=7980716994&rd- =1&ssPageName=WDVW
    Remember that the Leganza engine is the same as the Isuzu Rodeo 2.2L engine.
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    macatowamacatowa Member Posts: 69
    Thanks jkobty2, your posts here are much appreciated! You seem to care and understand these cars better than anyone. I bought the car (01 Black SE) with 70k on it and when I did a little investigation on recalls i had the seller check with Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids MI to see if the recall was performed and turns out it was, only problem was whoever did it reused the old valve cover gasket which caused it to leak all over everthing. That maybe why it was traded in as well as needing brakes and tires. Like they say one man's junk is another man's treasure (or in my case my daughters). I like the car and it looks like my wifes black XJ8 had a kitty. Tranny sounds easy to do, how many quarts does it typically take?
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