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Proton waja problems

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by ravingill, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. ravingill

    ravingill Senior Member
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    thread closed as problems solved :)
     
    #1 ravingill, Dec 6, 2008
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  2. wch5274

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    wiper... 21" and 19"
    change to silicone.. quite ok compare original..

    mine 2nd hand 2002 1.6A... i already use 2 years...

    your question?

    1) mine also have and my many2 friend use waja also have.. :biggrin:
    maybe this is waja charactheristic... for its sharp handling.. :biggrin:
    2 & 3) sorry.. i dunno
    4) check ur rubber seal which all cable from engine went through ur firewall.. Maybe, one of them already tear / wear off or not install properly.. if all ok, the water splash noise are not so loud like wira... but still u can't prevent the sound even u soundproof ur firewall / wheel well..

    :driver:
     
  3. jeffayn

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    1. There is a weird noise when ever i turn left or right (sharp turns). I took the car to Proton and they checked the car and said it could be suspension or anti roll-bar bushings that have worn out, but they need to open and check to confirm.

    2. They also spotted that the cross-member bar is touching the gearbox which is most probably due to a hard hit on a bump. Proton said they will try to pull it back out or worst case have to replace that bar. (its right under the car supporting the engine, positioned under the gearbox)

    For Q1,2 please check the front wheel stabilizer, most probably is broken near the wheels, either right or left, so that is why when you make a turn it sound at that turn

    3.I feel a lag of power when i drive outstation , mainly on highways. When Proton was checking my car i noticed a blue color center bullet which is definetly not original proton part. The car also needs a service, could that be the issue.

    That piece of definitely not original proton does not contribute lag of power as much as it should. Its not easy to tell what is your feel are but, good rules of thumb, service your car with proper parts.
    1. engine oil
    2. plug
    3. plug cable
    4. air filter

    once you get new stuff even the oe will make your drive feel better, if not , maybe something else is bothering

    4.Once was driving in the rain , very heavy rain and 3-5 drops of water just dripped on my accelerator pedal, also when ever i drive in the rain i can practically here the water noise splashing with my tyres . Proton said it could be a wiring harness box that is loose or open. Must check to confirm.

    This sound serious problem. It could be a hole in the wheel cover area... really must check

    ADDITIONALY: All waja comes with a design flaw where the air cond blower area will condensate water when is too cold and then it will drip the condensates to your auto trans controller unit. If you drive a waja, is best you cover up that tranny controller.

    well guys i am going to send the car to proton for service and all and they will check all this problems but i would like to know if u guys could giv me any pointers on wad tis problems could be.

    i also am not happy with my wipers , wad is the size of waja wipers

    thx in advance guys

    good luck
     
  4. ravingill

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    thx guys for ur replies.

    wch5274 > the noise when driving in the rain is much louder then my previous car a proton wira, this is as loud as driving with my window slightly open, i am very sure there is a hole somewhere. Proton said its most probably the main wiring harness box is open and not closed properly.

    jeffayn> ok, so the noise from the wheel while steering could be the front stabilizer bar. il ask proton to check it and il update it.

    well bro, so the centre bullet will not cause power lag so i guess i should service my car then.

    yea the sound near the wheel is damn loud , like yesterday while driving in the rain , i could practically hear my car tyres splashing through the water on the road. Very weird la, i hope its nothing major

    bro , can u tell me more about this, maybe this is what i experienced while driving in teh rain that day , few drops of water driped on my accelerator pedal while i was driving. Where do i go to cover my tranny controller and where is it located bro.

    also can u pls tell me what is the best engine oil to use for waja. thx so much bro
     
  5. ravingill

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    bump bump bump
     
  6. ravingill

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    bump , any waja owners care to help
     
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    Tranny controller means the transmission controller unit bro. When the water drips to TCU, electronic parts.. U know lar....
     
  8. ravingill

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    isit the gear console ah , where u shift from "P" to "D" and all , well okies , did not noe water can get to that. Well guys anyone knows that isit posible to get the new waja cps meter for my current waja 4g18 , i like the white color meter compared to my dark red 1.
     
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    THe TCU is not the level lar... It's a computer box with electronic chips inside...
    It's hidden within the dashboard...
     
  10. ravingill

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    oh , then how do i protect it from water and all, can sumbody explain wad jeffayn tried to tell me

     
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    juz my 2cents....if wrong info don blame me ya....cheerz
     
  12. ravingill

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    ok bro , well proton certified its not an accident car, they told me its most probably the wiring harness taht cause the water to leak, well guys about the noise , i notice even when the car stationary and i turn the steering got noise. hmmm so worried la , abt the poton service centre in pj , where isit exactly , i study at Utar behind jaya 33, thx for ur help bro
     
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    raving

    sorry for the late reply. when is raining so its cold, when you on the aircond the condensation become very fast and water will start dripping and it will fall into the controller unit.

    The controller unit is not the gear console there but its beneath the radio box ( under dash board) to protect it very easy, just use a plastic bag and bag it la... hahaa:rofl:
     
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    very nearby that place...its actually at jln 13/6...u go to dutch lady and u will see the turning....only 1 proton service centre there...look for mr Tang...tell him lau ask to come....he will assist u and he is good in trobleshooting less noticeable defects...i mean those defects many other technician think its normal...
     
  15. ravingill

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    thx a lot bro , well i went today i pass by dutch lady but did not see any proton service centre , i saw a mosque there and i went straightc ame to jaya 33 ready so i went home , well 2moro il go again since now i ahve the jalan 13/6, thx bro i hope tis lu guy can help me sort my car out.

    well i planing to service my car at eneos one utama, this are the things i plan to use please give feedback:

    1. Q8 semi synthetic 10w-40 engine oil >> Rm99
    2. Q8 atf fluid - rm30 per bottle of 1 liter (waja needs 5 liters)
    3.Vortex performance drop in air filter, reusable >> Rm80 launching price (Rm150 normal)
    4.Spark plugs (good one) >>rm45
    5.oil filter bosch rm12 / proton ori rm14
    6.fuel filter >> rm40

    do u think this set up is ok for my service , my car is already 87k km, anything else need to be changed, i tot of changing power steering fluid and brake fluid also, wd u guys think. any otehr things i missed out
     
  16. ravingill

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    guys , did my service at eneos 1 utama yesterday and i must say i give them 2 thumbs up , very good job and decent price, very friendly mechanic and excellent at trouble shooting, i had a wheel alignment problem , i went to tyre shop the guy said my rear tower bar need to change, i went to proton centre they said must check my suspension system will take 2 days and at eneos the guys came up with a solution , my front left side wheel 4 fingers can enter before touching the fender, the right wheel only 3 fingers can enter so he said its a castell.chamber problem and i must go to a mechanic who is good at knocking my wheel back to proper alignment .

    Now i just need soem assistance to find a good mechanic who can knock it back , any suggestions

    by d way my service at eneos using:

    Q8 semi synthetic engine oil 10w-40 > rm99
    Q8 atf fluid (4liters) >> rm116
    Oil filter >> rm12
    spark plugs denso >> rm36
    labour for gearbox oil and fixing my grounding+vs >> rm50

    all in a paid about rm330...i am satisfied as this also came with a 12 point check
     
  17. ravingill

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    bump bump bump , any comments especially for my front tyre problem , anyone can recommend a good shop/mechanic who can knock my tyre back to alignment.
     
  18. ravingill

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    bump, cmon guys sumbody pls help me , i want to fix my problem but i need sumbody to rectify and tell me wad exactly is the problem. any sifu here
     
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    What about the fuel gauge i dont think its right especially after the half line.. Anyone having problems with this?

    Bump: how do you fix this??

    Bump: how do you fix this??
     
  20. ravingill

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    ok by d way abt my lower arm issue , i gt it done already it seems my car was involve in a minor accident which invovled the tyre hitting the divider so the lower arm and crossmember had to be changed now no more noise but still have nt rectify the leaking issue whn very heavy rain , hmm funny thing la happens ony sumtimes.

    well abt teh fuel gauge issue , i ahd the same prob wn i gt the car , recently my car gt stranded at one tama car park , eneos mechanic rectify the problem and it seems like the wiring to my fuel pump was spoil , half way gt power other half no power . So eneos changed the wiring for me (COST = RM180) and the car was fine , after that my fuel meter was working fine , till now it is ok , i assume it is the wiring issue . I checked wit proton they say must changed fuel pump will cost abt Rm800 , i really put my hats off for Eneos staff , its an indian guy , dam friendly and he can rectify complicated problems quiet well.
     

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