Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to remove the power steering line on 2001 Daewoo Leganza?

The power steering line runs beneath the transmission and can be prone to damage from hitting objects while driving or incorrectly removing the transmission. The part is rare and hard to find new, so usually a salvage yard is the best place to acquire a new one. Since this is the return line, and does not contain much pressure, replacement with a used line is ok. A custom made solution can also be used by cutting the metal tube by the fitting and running a regular hose with the use of hose clamps all the way to the reservoir.

  1. Jack the vehicle up and place it on jack stands. Initiate the parking brake and make sure it's secure.
  2. Locate the place where the line connects on the rack. This is done by looking beneath the hood from the driver fender side. It will be the line running beneath the transmission, closest to the firewall on the power steering rack.
  3. Loosen the connection with an 18mm wrench. Once it is loosened, pull the line out.
  4. Go beneath the vehicle and locate the fasteners that secure the line. Use a short phillipps screw driver to remove the screw on the mount closer to the front of the car.
  5. The fastener that is between the crossmember and transmission is not very important and difficult to remove without a special curved screwdriver. Place a flathead screw driver against the bottom of the line, and apply some force with the hammer to cut the clamp, with a chiseling action. This can be done carefully without causing any damage to the line
  6. Use vise grips to remove the factory hose clamp that connects the line to the power steering reservoir.
  7. Remove the 10mm bolts by the bottom of the radiator that secure the line to the radiator support.
  8. Pull the power steering line out from between the A/C lines.
  9. Proceed to pull the entire line out of the vehicle.
  10. Install the replacement line in reverse dirrections.

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Daewoo Serpentine Belt Instructions:-----------

serpentine belt on the engine to drive the several accessories and pumps. "Serpentine," named that because of the way it winds and snakes its way around the various pulleys, is an essential park for your Daewoo's operation. When the serpentine belt fails, the water, oil, power steering and power brake pumps will stop.


  • Make sure that the serpentine belt is the correct size. Too long and it will not grip the pulleys securely. Too short and it can bind and seize the pulleys. If the belt is too wide it will overlap the pulleys and this can cause fraying and it could break. If the belt is not wide enough to fill the entire groove on the pulley, there will not be maximum power to operate the device powered by the pulley and the serpentine belt. Be sure to use a belt specified for your Daewoo model.


  • Fortunately, all Daewoos have a diagram right in the engine bay illustrating the proper path for the serpentine belt. This is important because if the belt goes to the wrong side of a pulley then the shaft will spin in the opposite direction. This can lead to quick failure and engine problems. When installing a serpentine belt make sure it follows the correct path exactly as directed. Assuming you can skip one and make the path a little shorter because you bought the wrong size belt is not a good idea.


  • A spring-loaded pulley located near the bottom of the engine puts tension on the serpentine belt. This pulley will move with a good-sized lever to allow the belt to slip over it. Using a socket wrench, lock into the center hex head bolt and turn the pulley. This will reduce the length of the path for the serpentine belt and allow it to fit. Once the belt is in place around all the pulleys and the tension pulley, release the center hex head and the spring will tighten the serpentine belt.


  • A Daewoo's serpentine belt is made like all "rubber" belts with a combination of rubber, neoprene and cloth fiber reinforcement. A good way to extend the life of a serpentine belt is to occasionally spray it with silicone lubricant. Available at all auto supply and home supply stores, silicone will lubricate and moisten the belt to prevent drying and cracking. Since silicone spray is non-flammable and won't react with the engine, an easy way to apply it to the length of the belt is spray one location on the belt with the engine running. In just a few seconds the belt will be well coated. This isn't something to do every week or month, but once or twice a year is adequate. It's also a good opportunity to inspect any wear to the belt and determine if it's time to get a replacement.

    Also click this link for basic help with diagrams:----



    Open your hood and locate your vehicle's serpentine belt.Locate the serpentine belt routing diagram in the engine compartment or under the hood.Locate the serpentine belt tensioner.

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    Move tensioner to loosen the belt.Remove the serpentine belt.Install the new serpentine belt making sure the belt is routed the same way as before.


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    Check the belt tension. Push down in the middle of a section of the belt. It should not move more than a half inch.

    Start the engine and allow the car to run for a few minutes to ensure proper belt installation.

    Turn the engine off and recheck the serpentine belt tension. Adjust tension if needed.