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Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nubira, Daewoo Leganza, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#197 of 1365 First time buyer of a Daewoo
Oct 09, 2004 (11:19 am)
I just got a 2000 Leganza CDX. Great price (high depreciation/low resale). The GM dealer is replacing the cam shaft sensor. A couple of questions I have are as follows:
1. Is the POS button on the radio/CD the only way to control fade & balance?
2. Is it possible to set my own settings for the radio/CD equalizer and save it in one of the 4 memory buttons?
3. Does anyone have any problems with the climate control? it is either too hot or too cold. Have a rough time to keep it at a proper temperature without fiddling with it everytime. Any help would be appreciated
#198 of 1365 Re: nubira pulling problem [jkobty2]
Dec 01, 2004 (1:44 pm)
i was just wondering if anyone knew of somewhere that i can purchase just the bushings...
#199 of 1365 Re: DAEWOO TIMING BELT PROBLEMS [frenchcar]
Dec 05, 2004 (3:03 pm)
We have a '99 Daewoo Leganza, with the 2.2L engine, the belt failed, broke off 8 (the forward row of) valves, punctured thru 3 of the 4 pistons, bend the plugs, and damaged the head beyond repair. The replacement parts are excessively hard to find and very pricey, to boot. Not a good situation for the unsuspecting owner! Suspect this has similar parts to the old Sunfire twin cam engine?
#200 of 1365 Re: nubira pulling problem [jnubira]
Dec 08, 2004 (10:24 am)
My daewoo dealer in toronto can get ship you these parts. However I am not allowed to mention any names or addresses or phone numbers here on edmunds. So if you send me an email, I will gladly forward you their website and phone number.
#201 of 1365 Re: DAEWOO TIMING BELT PROBLEMS [bepilc]
Dec 11, 2004 (12:38 am)
Had the same thing happen to my original engine last year at Thanksgiving. Belt went at 57K when it was rated to 72K. As I had just bought the car a few months before in April on Ebay at a substantial discount it was worth it to me to put in another complete engine rather than try to rebuild it. I sourced a used one fairly quickly with 16K and had it shipped to my local shop. The new engine has a new timing belt and water pump and runs without the constant CEL glow provided by the original one, Thank Goodness.
I only put between 6-7.5K a year on the car and it's basically my puttermobile. If you have trouble locating the necessary parts I strongly recommend a complete swap-out of the engine.
#202 of 1365 astrol, I'm curious what you had to give
Dec 11, 2004 (12:04 pm)
for your engine. Was it a reasonable cost for you? That does sound like an easier way to go than tearing in to your engine, if the price is fair on the replacement one.
#203 of 1365 Re: astrol, I'm curious what you had to give [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 12, 2004 (3:49 pm)
Hi Fella...long time no chat.
If I remember correctly there were two engines available at the time from this particular salvage dealer...located in Tenessee or Kentucky I think...maybe Arkansas. I can check if needed.
I took the 'younger' one at 16K for $900 and added in a complete 1 year warranty for another $150 I think. Turns out I didn't need it but felt right at the time. Shop did all the work for another $1K or so as I recall. $2K into a vehicle I had just bought for under $4K 6 months before seemed OK for my needs. It was my own stupidity about the original belt going anyway...I could easily have had the replacement done when my shop handled the vehicle inspection and service when it arrived from Pa. But that 72K Belt rating in the manual looked like I might get a year or two of my low mileage use before running into that expense.
Call me penny-wise and pound foolish.
Anywhoooo...thing runs like a top now although I can never get anything like the rated gas mileage on this thing unless I'm pure highway which is rare. It usually avgs. around 23 for my driving.
I figure I will keep this thing for quite a few years still. We'll see. Now my dash has started to come unglued at the defroster grill like a previous poster reported so I'm currently searching for the right super quick-acting adhesive. It has to be that kind as there's no room to do a proper glue down without removing the windshield.
Oh well, such is life.
Dec 12, 2004 (9:23 pm)
there's an adhesive out there for that somewhere! Nice to chat again with you!
#205 of 1365 From complete stop, no forward acceleration
Dec 21, 2004 (11:24 am)
have a Daewoo Leganza Automatic -- The problem I am having is while driving in traffic or just around town when I come to a stop sometimes the car does not want to go when I hit the accelerator. If this happens I have to put the car in low gear to pull over to the side of road and turn off car. When I turn car back on Everything is fine. This has only happened like 3 or 4 times in the past month. My Transmission has fluid and has recently been Flushed and filled. Dealership said they did not see anything wrong with transmission. Does anyone know why this would happen?
#206 of 1365 shift lock release
Dec 22, 2004 (8:11 pm)
I can not move from park position without putting my key in the "shift lock release". Do anyone know why this happens?