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Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nubira, Daewoo Leganza, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#403 of 1371 HARD TO START CAR AND DIES WHILE BRAKING
Jan 03, 2006 (3:47 pm)
I HAVE A 1999 DAEWOO NUBIRA SX 4DR AND I HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WHEN I LET MY CAR SIT AND TRY TO UNLOCK THE DOORS WITH MY REMOTE IT DOES NOT WORK BUT THE KEY UNLOCKS ALL THE DOORS NEXT WHEN I PUT MY KEY IN THE IGNITION AND TURN IT TO ON NOT START THE INSTRUMENT PANEL IS REAL DIM LIKE THE BATTERY IS RAN DOWN IF I TURN THE KEY TO START AND HOLD IT FOR ABOUT 10 SECS IT WILL START BUT THEN THE ENGINE WILL BE RUNNING BUT MY INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL GO DIM AGAIN AND NOTHING IS REGISTERING IF I STEP ON THE BRAKE THE ENGINE DIES ALMOST EVERY TIME I'VE REPLACED THE BATTERY, IGNITION SWITCH AND CHANGED ALL FUSES AND RELAYS BUT YET IT STILL HAS THE SAME PROBLEM PLEASE HELP ME I'M AT THE END OF MY ROPES
#404 of 1371 Re: 2001 Nubira; pulling problems [jon20013]
Jan 03, 2006 (3:52 pm)
IT COULD BE A UNDERINFLATED TIRE ON THE RIGHT SIDE, OUT OF ALIGNMENT OR YOUR LOWER CONTROL ARM ON THE RIGHTSIDE IS WORN OUT
#405 of 1371 Re: HARD TO START CAR AND DIES WHILE BRAKING [qdog99]
Jan 04, 2006 (8:22 am)
Did you check to see if your alternator charging properly?
I had some of the problems you are describing because of a defective alternator (at 18K miles!). Towing, a new alternator (get a new one-not a rebuilt one-if you have a bad alternator) and labor cost me like $800. No more Daewoos (Suzuki Forenzas) for us!
#406 of 1371 cost of repairs and parts
Jan 05, 2006 (1:57 pm)
i'm thinking about buying a used 99 leganza, the mileage is low (47,000) and its cheap ($3400) however i have a few concerns:
i understand that there were problems in the past with finding parts and mechanics charging outrageous fees but is it still like this now that parts have been made available on their official site? i would hate to purchase this then end up paying twice as much as its worth in parts and labor if something goes wrong. so does anyone have any recent experience with repairs in the last 6 months?
#408 of 1371 Re: cost of repairs and parts [chicksnbeer]
Jan 08, 2006 (5:47 pm)
from what I have read on this site itself is that the motor in the Daewoo also uses the same parts in Hyundai,mitsubishi honda and isuzu.so they can't be too hard to find I think!!
#409 of 1371 Re: cost of repairs and parts [chicksnbeer]
Jan 11, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I have done many, MANY repairs to my 2001 Leganza. The Deawoo site is pretty much useless unless you want to buy a Deawoo sweater. The dealers they direct you to are eager to tell you how they can't help you, and how long it will take to find parts. Ebay is a good source. I've replaced almost everything in my car. I'm waiting for my second alternator to be delivered -- it's on it's way from NC.
The thing people need to know is that the engine is a GM engine. The Isuzu Rodeo from the same years has the same engine. I use the Isuzu repair manual for engine info.
Repair places charge more for Deawoo because thay can, not because they are harder to fix. A car is a car is a car. They may have to dig a little for parts, but they are availavble. Just plug in what you are looking for into Google or some other search engine and options open up.
If you don't know how to fix a car or where to find parts you will pay huge money for parts and labor! If you can do repairs yourself, with a little delay in finding parts on the internet, a Deawoo may be a decent car. You will spend a few weekends here and there fixing it. Either way, the price you gave for that car is about $2400 too much.
#410 of 1371 Re: 2000 Leganza [jeanrvictor]
Jan 11, 2006 (1:08 pm)
Sounds like a clogged EGR valve. You can take it off and clean it with carb cleaner. I've done that it's much cheaper than a new one. You can get engine info from theh Isuzu Rodeo manual from the same year. It's the same engine. Good luck.
#411 of 1371 Re: Cam Sensor Location [dper299]
Jan 11, 2006 (2:45 pm)
The cam position sensor on your car is at the top left as you face the car with the hood open. On the passenger side right next to the air filter box. You need to take off the cover over the spark plugs and the plastic cover that shrouds the top of the timing belt and the two cam shaft sprockets. After the cover to the spark plugs is removed move to the passenger side of the car and face belt end of the engine. You may want to remove the air filter box as well for room.
There is a thin wire that comes from behind the engine just to the left of the PCV valve hose (as you face the car from the front). That wire goes to the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor. It runs under the cover on top of the spark plugs. That cover comes off when you remove the two allen nuts.
Follow the wire. The CMP is located between the camshaft sprockets. Unplug the wire to the CMP. To remove the CMP, remove the sensor retaining bolt (it's a torx) and LOOSEN the stud bolt. You will see that the CMP sensor bracket slips between the stud bolt and the upper rear timing belt cover. Replace CMP and hook it all back up. It is a pretty easy job.
#412 of 1371 Re: Timing marks [tca1]
Jan 11, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Are you sure the sprockets are on the correct cams?
Make sure the slot on the back side of the sprocket is aligned with the guide pin on the end of the cam; the intake and exhaust sprockets are the same, but the intake slot or exhaust slot must be aligned with the pin, depending on which cam sprocket is being installed.
Then, when the number one piston is at TDC, the cam sprocket marks should align with the cooresponding stationary marks on the rear timing cover.
I do know that the marks on the sprockets do line up when the engine is at TDC. I marked the sprockets with a sharpie before I took them off. On my car, I'm pretty sure, the exhaust sprocket was the one the right with the auslass/exhaust mark lined up with the mark on the other sprocket being just a mark without any words by it.
I just pried the cover over to look at the timing marks on my car. It looks that way. Raised section reading auslass/exhaust on the right sprocket with that mark cooresponding to a lone mark on the left sprocket.
If I didn't help. Another suggestion is to maybe see if you can find a car like yours at a local junk yard and take a look. That won't cost anything but time.