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Lister B.

Lister B.asked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

With my ignition on and motor not running I have a ticking noise from the top back of the motor I think it has something to do with the fuel line that goes into the motor

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

Hi difficult to diagnose without hearing BUT read through the following threads ... it may help ...

https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/ticking-sound-from-the-engine.1070/

https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vt-ecotec-clicking-ticking-noise-during-idle.186083/

https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/prominent-ticking-rattling-sound-from-engine.7816/

https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/ticking-tapping-sound-from-the-engine.213175/

mirrabucca
mirrabucca

Hi Lister. You said engine NOT running. Does it make the sound just when you turn the ignition on, then go away?
If so, its the idle air control motor opening the throttle ready for you to start it.
If not, possibly something loose allowing fuel pump pulsations to move the fuel hoses? Does it eventually stop? The fuel pump starts when you turn the ignition on the will stop unless you start the engine.

Denny R.

Denny R.asked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Does the engine protect itself by shutting down when its loses water and gets hot?

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

NO. You will see the the temp gauge rise rapidly & at the extreme point sound a warning beep. But the motor will not shut down until the engine is cooked/damaged. My advice is if you suspect a cooling issue get it looked at. You can do a simple check yourself, around the water pump, radiator hoses, radiator cap & the radiator itself as well as having to top up the overflow bottle regularly or a sweet type smell in the engine bay.

Denny R.
Denny R.

Ok
Thank you

Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

Anytime & good luck.

Wheeler

Wheelerasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Will a VX Calais Steering Rack fit a VX Commodore

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

NO ... WH - WL Stateman, VT - VZ Calais, VT - VZ Berlina use a variatronic steering rack.

Peter M

Peter Masked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Hi I have a VX 2002 commodore last week my TRAC OFF light came on and wont go off. seems fine next morning, this week my tachometer is dropping out same thing next morning everything is fine until the motor seems to warm up.
Any idea's would be apriciated.

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

Check out this thread. https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vt-calais-trac-off-light-coming-on.43879/

Mark Spark

Mark Sparkasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Battery light goes on when driving an engine tuning off I stopped put it back in park an starts again but problem continues what's the problem??

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S.G
S.G

If this is for the vx commodore as stated above, then it can indicate a charging problem meaning you could have a faulty earth, the cabbie may not be earthed to the block properly or the alternator may be on its way out or not charging the battery at all. It could also mean the battery has dropped a cell. So I’d suggest getting it looked at by an auto electrician first and then if you need a mechanic they will refer you onto one

mirrabucca
mirrabucca

If you are technically minded, you can put the dashboard in diagnostic mode and read the charging voltage. Should be around 14.5 volts (max) on a car that's just been started.
Turn ignition off. Press an hold the mode and up buttons on the dash. Start the car and then release the buttons. The dash will beep and display You can use the up button (I think) to step through the diagnostics. They are pretty self-explanatory. One of the first display is the volts. To exit diagnostic mode switch off. There's some interesting stuff in there.

Ray

Rayasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

I bought a VX1 Calais in 2003. Had 19,000 on speedo; wife had it for 8 years and did 18,000 k's. Now retired, I have it back with 277,000. Has squeaky brakes which seem to baffle different mechanics. Drives us mad when pulling into our driveway or under shopping centre, Any ideas what might be causing it?

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Onases
Onases

Hi
Check the pads, they might be no good as a brand even if they were not used much otherwise your rotors may need to be machined if no issues with the pads.

Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

Before machining or anything else try this which has always worked for me;

1. make sure the slides on the calipers are greased up with never seize

2. use some brake squeal (glue type stuff in a red bottle), you apply it to the back of the pad and like said above, will stick the pads to the calipers.

Ray
Ray

Thank you both for your information and advice. I will try both and let you know the outcome. Ray

Jasmin

Jasminasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Hi my Vx has no power when I’m driving it. Any ideas?

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

There are so many possibilities ...

Firstly, check the spark plug leads & spark plugs.
Replace the fuel filter ... these are a good start ...

There could be other issues like coil packs, injectors etc

But hard to diagnose online ...

bill

billasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

My 6 month 2001 vx heater stopped working today the fan works no leaks any where does any one know where to start looking for the fault?

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brian
brian

Air conditioning problems are best left to holden australia workshop or perhaps a reasonable auto electrician workshop may be able to help

bill
bill

thank you

Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

Have a read here might help ... https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vx-heater-not-working.265573/

Adon

Adonasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Would a 2001 vx Commodore radiator fit in a 2000 vx?

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Zak
Zak

Yes, It will

Redda32

Redda32asked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Hi I'm just wondering if a serptine belt of a VZ Commodore V6 Auto. Will it fit and go on my VX SS GEN3 LS1? cheers thank you

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Robert B

Robert Basked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Is a vx commondores from drivers side seat compatible with a vy commondore

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Ree

Reeasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

I have a vx v6 auto and now have put a vt ss v8 motor into it but it wont start all the lights come on with ignition but no start not sure if I have to do something any help would be great.

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Bruce
Bruce

Sounds like the solenoid or starter motor. Battery may need to be upgraded to 800 CCA. Refer to: https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vx-ss-manual-wont-start.213493/

Alex v

Alex vasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Hi guys and gals.
I was replacing my steering rack today vx 01 and my old mans cross threaded the power steering thread to the rack. My question is am i able to re tap the thread which is aluminum or would hell coils be a better option? Or is there a better option? Thanks in advance

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brian
brian

Your question doesn't make much sense though, feel free to contact holden australia and ask them to see if one of their employees can help

brian
brian

I mean it kind of does but, I don't know enough of the area so it would be better to get touch with someone who does or holden australia could point you in the right direction

Anita T.

Anita T.asked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

I have an old VX Commodore Sedan with Supercharge 2000 Model which I am wanting to sell, how much are these cars worth now please?

1 answer
SandyG
SandyG

Hi,With roadworthy the most you will get is $2500, Trade in Value is $500

Alex

Alexasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

How many series 1 executives vx supercharged sedans were built

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Mr.Fox

Mr.Foxasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Is Holden Commodore Executive V6 3.6 2001 worth buying ? Getting many negative feedbacks from my friends , therefore i am here to know the actual feedback from the owners who have used such cars .
Is it fuel efficient ?
Maintenance free ?
Servicing cost ?

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SandyG
SandyG

Hi, Avoid it as age would have taken it's toll on most components on this model by now. Engine is prone to have valley gasket issues leaking oil, Water pumps are usually a common failure item and so are the radiators on them. The 2001 model is actually a 3.8 litre Buick sourced engine and not the more punchy 3.6 alloytec. The VX is a $350 car at Auction these days and not an economical purchase. Save your money and buy a VE with detailed service history and books

Disgusted
Disgusted

The VT /VX/VY/VZ were a great series from Holden. They are a little smaller and lighter than the VE therefore fuel economy was better. The 3.6 was a good motor and generally reliable but the higher the kms then with any car you have issues. I had a few and regularly did up to 90000kms a year . Usually the younger the car the better - but I’d concentrate more on the condition. I wouldn’t have an issue with one - sure the VE is even better - but what’s your budget? That’s the main question

Scottish1

Scottish1asked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

G'day , my vx is over heating , I can't seem to fill the radiator up to max , I open breather valve , run an fill , temp gauge sits a little hi and you can smell she's not happy , can someone please help?
Kind regards
Steve mack

1 answer
Mungo
Mungo

Change your thermostat, and then drain the radiator and cooling system. Refill with new coolant and ensure you bleed the coolant system when you fill it. The bleeder screw is where your top radiator hose clamps on the engine.

Terrydon

Terrydonasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

where is the oil sensor on a 2002 V8 SS Commodore?

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Matt W
Matt W

Just behind the intake manifold, on the passenger's side facing downwards into engine, should be about a little smaller than a 20c piece size.

Terrydon
Terrydon

thankyou

Nasco

Nascoasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

I Have a 2001 VX commodore s with ABS Trac control front and side air bags, problem is intermittent i.e. ABS, Trac , oil, plus other dash warning lights come on as well as alarms sounding in dash. Especially prevalent when parked on slope with front of car uppermost. Leave on flat surface overnight and problem is gone next day although has happened once whilst driving along, can anyone help! Dave 28/05/17

1 answer
Nigel Mckinley
Nigel Mckinley

Your abs module could be faulty i have come across this a few times where every light on the dash comes on
Change the module on the abs pump under the bonnet should fix the problem

Garry campbell

Garry campbellasked

Commodore VX (2000-2002)

Just had auto transmission in 02 vx v6 commodore how do I remap computer?

1 answer
kyle e
kyle e

Take it to a performance auto shop

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