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Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nubira, Daewoo Leganza, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#29 of 1371 The Daewoo 1.6L,2.0L,2.2L 1999 and up are interference engines.
Sep 17, 2002 (6:08 pm)
On top of that, about 3% of the timing belts are failing EARLY, before 60,000 miles causing extensive valve damage. Making a big recommendation to have it replaced early to prevent the costly damage and vehicle down time. I plan on making an appointment when my Nubira hits 53,000 miles and taking it in by 55,000 miles.
Go to www.gates.com and they have a good guide showing which engines are and are not interference designs all the way through 2001 model year. Plus they do make ones for the Daewoo cars should the dealer not be able to get one from Daewoo directly.
#30 of 1371 Timing Belt Replacement Cost
Sep 17, 2002 (8:29 pm)
This discussion got me to thinking about replacing the timing belt early also. I have over 48,000 miles on my 2000 Nubira. I called a well established dealer in Monroeville, PA (just east of Pittsburgh), who also handles (or handled) the Daewoo franchise. They quoted a price of $315.00
material and labor for the replacement. Not bad considering the alternative. Probably a good local mechanic shop with less overhead could even do it cheaper.
#31 of 1371 Check Enging Light
Sep 20, 2002 (6:16 am)
I broke down on the hwy, the car lost power and stalled. I had the timing belt replaced for good measure ( I have 67k on the engine), the fuel filter replaced and a tune up. Check engine light kept comming on after the engine seems to bog down.
Two weeks later broke down again with the same problem.
I had the fuel pump replaced. Received the car back and the next day i was having the same problem with the check engine light repeatedly comming on. Light goes off after restart of car only to come on again. This most often is happening at high speeds. I had the car back to the dealer who said there was a bad wire which was replaced. I left the dealers only to be on the NYS Thruway and have the problem all over again.
Any suggestions as to what the problem really is?
#32 of 1371 Nancy's Check Engine Light
Sep 20, 2002 (9:04 am)
I'm far from being a mechanic, but from what you're describing, (replacing hardware items), I think the next move might be to have your
"computer/sensor related diagnostics" checked out. Good Luck!
#33 of 1371 Nancy's Check Engine Light Continued
Sep 25, 2002 (5:02 am)
Let's see. They replaced my Oxygen sensor.
The service manager took my car home, the next day (yesterday Sept 24) they replaced my coil pack.
I'll ask about the computer. Thanks!!
#34 of 1371 Engine light
Sep 25, 2002 (2:57 pm)
I think I would phrase it as "other electronic sensor parts", as there may not be any single component type "computer". I'm not all that comfortable when it comes to electronic problems.
Hopefully someone with more experience chimes in before you go back to the dealer.
#35 of 1371 Daewoo Bankruptcy
Sep 25, 2002 (7:08 pm)
I read in Autoweek that Daewoo is Chpt.11
General Motors bought all their assets(manufacturing plants, etc) but EXCLUDING the USA dealership network. This means that the owners of the dealerships have been put out of business, they lost all the money they invested in that particular dealership and they no longer provide any warranty service
#37 of 1371 Nancy's check engine again.
Sep 30, 2002 (6:31 am)
I finally got my car back again this past Saturday(28th) I drove it the 75 miles to work and HOORAY!!! No check engine light. The dealer said that my battery grounding strap was corroded. So, they cleaned it up. I hope that this is truly the end of the blinking light.
It would really stink if I put $800 into the car and that's all that was wrong with it.
But at this point how could I prove it? They said that they were getting codes.
I'm just glad that I did not have to call them again this morning.
Sep 30, 2002 (1:47 pm)
I know exactly which dealer you are talking about. I live in Irwin, there is another Woo dealer there that you might try to shop. Let me know if you do change it - where and how much.