Instructions for Replacing the Starter on a 2000 Daewoo

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Changing a starter motor in a 2000 Daewoo can be very tricky. The bolt that holds the top of the starter motor in place is hidden very well. If you do not know where to look for this bolt, changing the starter motor will be extremely frustrating. Once you have found the top bolt, getting the old starter motor out is still a challenge as it is in quite a tight space, and getting the tools in to get it out is quite difficult.

Things You'll Need

  • Metric socket set
  • Ratchet
  • Thin wrench set or open ended wrench set
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Replacement starter motor

Removing the starter motor

  • Raise the front of the vehicle off the ground with the jack and place the jack stands under the chassis. Let the car down so that it is resting on the jack stands.

  • Open the hood and remove the negative cable from the battery. Position the negative cable so that it is not touching any metal part of the car.

  • Slide under the car and find the starting motor on the right hand side of the gear box, close to where the drive shaft comes out to the wheel. Hold the wrench on the bolt of the bolt that holds the bottom of the starter motor to the chassis. Place the socket on the nut and, while holding the bolt in place with the wrench, turn the nut until it comes off of the bolt. Remove the bolt and move the ground cable out of the way.

  • Move to the top of the engine and find the round drum that is the brake booster. Follow the brake lines coming out of the booster down toward the engine and locate the transmission box. Feel your way forward on the engine on the transmission box until you feel a rib. On the side of the rib, you will find the second bolt that holds the starting motor in place. Remove the starter motor with the socket and ratchet.

  • Wiggle the starting motor loose and let it fall. Get back under the car and use the socket and ratchet to remove the power supply line from the top of the starter motor. Remove the starter motor from under the vehicle.

Replacing the starter motor.

  • Place the power line on the bolt that you took off the top of the starter motor and screw the bolt into the top of the starter motor.

  • Place the bolt that holds the starting motor to the bottom of the chassis through the ground wire. Lift the starter motor into place and place the bolt through the hole on the chassis. Place the nut on the bolt and tighten the nut onto the bolt with the socket set and wrench set.

  • Move to the top of the engine and bolt the top of the starter motor to the transmission box with the top screw.

  • Replace the negative battery cable and jack the car off of the jack stands. Remove the jack stands and lower the car to the ground.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a smaller size ratchet to fit into the tight spaces it will need to fit into.
  • Make sure that the car is secure on the jack stands before you do any work under the vehicle.

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References

  • 2000 Daewoo Lanos Repair Manual: Chilton: 2005
  • Photo Credit flank socket image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.com
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