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Holden Commodore VY (2002-2004) Questions & Answers (page 2 of 3)

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blackdog

blackdogasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

How often do you change the transmission oil in vy SS

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John C.
John C.

HOW MUCH COOLANT DO YOU USE FOR A 6 CYL?

Jeff B.

Jeff B.asked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

I have a VY executive factory gas every now and then it will just die and won't start again on gas but will when I switch it back to fuel any ideas what this could be from

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John

Johnasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Hi all ,
The top radiator hose blew off ,with part of the plastic housing inside from the radiator , there was enough pipe for me to fit the hose back on and get going again , is this common and is the quick fix a good idea ?

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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_Sam

In short NO. I would strongly suggest you replace the radiator, they are really not that expensive.

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Carly

Carlyasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Smells hot - New Radiator, hoses, water pump and thermostat installed and no leaks to see but the vehicle smells super hot when been on a short drive - temp gauge sits at a 1/4 - any ideas

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James F.

James F.asked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

has a vy commordore ute have a v6 380 or 360 engine made 2002

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Bigcoly

Bigcolyasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

In the last couple of days my vy battery keeps going flat overnight . If I jump start it it fire's up straight away. It's charging because when I get to work and stop it it starts again. No warning light's up either .Can anyone help me?

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Jono
Jono

Solenoid on Starter Motor can be slow constant drain on battery
Easy job to replace by replacing entire starter motor
On ebay i bought this unit for $129.00
Genuine Bosch Starter Motor suits Holden Commodore 3.8L V6 VN VR VS VT VX VY
Not an expensive job and very little to lose by replacing
This is what i did after being advised by an Auto Electrician
If you DIY simply remove front passenger tyre for easy access
Hope it helps
Jono

Steve A

Steve Aasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Car turns over but does not fire. advised to replace Crank angle sensor. Done and went well for two days.
Ow same as other day. Started fine. reversed out of shed. Engine shut down, Turns over fine but no spark and no injector pulse. Pulled everything apart again and Crank angle sensor not damaged, plug in tight.
Help. What can I check? Local mechanic off for Xmas now.

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Allan M.
Allan M.

I know exactly what this will be it is your DFI module it’s the rectangle thing that sits under your coil packs I bet if you jiggle the wire coming out of it then it’ll start just get a new DFI module mate or ask a mate if they have one so you can save money

Denise S

Denise Sasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

My car is serviced every 6 months and when its needed. Oil change and saftey check. It is an automatic 2002 VY Commodore executive. I see all the fluids are checked each time but I queried why its never had a transmission oil change with my mechanic at the 130,000 km service and he looked at the fluid again in front of me, because its really tricky for me to get those dipsticks out and said 'it doesnt need one' I feel something odd about this Its a second car I do short trips with no towing or high incline drives but something tells me even with the new Ecotech a car should have a transmission oil change .. can anyone please help point me in the right direction.. I dont really want to go elsewhere because he does the job and doesnt charge the earth but very short lipped I have to query everything

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Palmanne

Palmanneasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

I have a 2004 LSI Series 1 Calais sedan. I have had a new cam put in it months ago, and when it starts up cold it recs up to 3500rpm. When it's warm it goes back to normal revs. Can anyone tell me why it does that? How do I fix it?

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gregv

gregvasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

I have a vy holden and cannot get the brake fluid to go left front brake. Any ideas?

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Joe
Joe

Is there any fluid in the line at all if so and it won't go though just change the caliper there the same from vx-vy

gregv
gregv

thanks joe for reply but there no fluid in line all other lines are ok its not coming out of abs box can that be fixed any ideas?

Gohan.

Gohan.asked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Hey everyone. A little while ago (six to eight weeks) I bought my partner a Calais vy 04 S2 . I didn't notice at the time and I've been looking around for a simple answer and thought I'd try here before going to the local dealer , it has the toe pack (I believe the 22k one ) and has air bags in the rear I know where the vavle is but how do I cheak pressures ? Is it just like a tire and I cheak , inflate and deflate throw the vavle or are there controls some where ? Thanks. Nathan

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brian
brian

Perhaps holden australia should be able to help

Neil
Neil

If you know where valve is, yes you can go to servo and check pressure like you do tyres. I fitted air bags inside the coil springs in my vy ute. The valve is connected for each air bag at the goose neck on my towbar. it is set at low pressure of around 10psi and if i want to lift rear of ute increase the pressure slightly, you will see it lift as more pressure goes into the valve.

The Lad

The Ladasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Where is the Fuel filter on a VY Calais? It's using more fuel and lacking in performance, if not started for a few days it idles rough for about a minute, bringing the revs up it smooths out, back to idle it's rough like missing for about 1 minute.
Mechanic told me it could be a leaky injector. Supercheap man said the fuel filter? Ran a premium fuel system cleaner through it, fuel consumption improved a bit, so did power though supercheap man said not to run back to back fuel system cleaners?

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brian
brian

A mechanical repairs and servicing workshop may be able to help

Janine S
Janine S

Right rear in front or behind the tire

The Lad
The Lad

Cheers Janine S.

Linton P

Linton Pasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Hey all, i have a 2003 vy. Im planning on doing all my tint tomorrow. Ive taken all door cards of already, but my issue is. Im not 100% sire how to get the windows out. Or would you suggest just leaving them in and do the tint that way. Thanks in advance

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Shane4040
Shane4040

You're keen! You might end up causing more problems than it's worth by trying to take the windows out.
The professional tinters that I've seen just pop the door window trims off and carefully cut around the windows shape, giving a great job without the chance of breaking too many things.

Matto Z

Matto Zasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

I have a 2003 vy calais v8 480 horsepower an has little work done an want to see round how much should it go for?

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brian
brian

I would recommend to go to a holden australia dealer or even talk to a mechanical expert to discuss prices on vehicles

Nelle

Nelleasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Any tips too get a water cap off vyss? plastic overflow bottle to the radiator needs more water but i cant get it off...

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A P
A P

A hairdryer should expand the plastic enough to properly remove the cap/ unlock it from the threads. If all else fails, your mechanic should be able to remove it.

Luke

Lukeasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Whats the market value of a vy 2002 executive commodore ive been quoted 6000 is that a fair price?

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Bruce
Bruce

Auto or manual? Condition eg paint, colour, kms travelled, service history, mods and inclusions, type of tyres/rims on vehicle will determine price. Manual very rare 200k, well maintained 7-8k; Auto 1-5k.

Luke
Luke

White paint clear coat a lil damaged 17 inch rims auto runs well no log books standars no modifications whats the narket value for this one

Craig

Craigasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

How much oil is required for an oil change on a 5.7 litre Holden Berlina, 2004 model?

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Bruce
Bruce

Castrol Magnetec 10w-60 or 15w-40 bulk workshop delivered. 5.5 -6L. Buy it from Supercheap/Repco on special $45-50.

Kezza

Kezzaasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Where do you check the transmission fluid in a 2002 vy. Please?

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The Lad
The Lad

The dipstick is at the back of the engine bay on the drivers side, has a red leaver you flip up to remove the dipstick. Check as always when the engine/tranny are at operating temp, idling in Park.

Timmy

Timmyasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

I have vy ss 2003 I have replaced the battery alternator and starter motor now while driving occasionally my speedo tacknometer drop out and warning lights come on then it all disappears any help would be appreciated.

2 answers
brian
brian

You could have a fault within the electrics. Perhaps you could try to get the car to a holden australia workshop or perhaps a reasonable auto electrician workshop may be able to help

Timmy
Timmy

Thank you

Sarah F

Sarah Fasked

Commodore VY (2002-2004)

Hi there, i have a 2003 VY Holden Commodore. It was starting without a problem until i replaced the radiator, it now winds over by won't start. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks in advance.

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brian
brian

Just because you changed the radiator - it doesn't necessarily mean that it's got anything to do with the radiator or even the tubes - the re fit could have loosened something. It might be a good idea to have the car looked at by a competent professional at the holden australia workshop or even a mechanical repairs. servicing workshop or if the problem turns out to be an electric fault then perhaps a auto electrician workshop may be able to help.

brian
brian

I also found ultratune experts at diagnosis and repairs of faults

Dan H
Dan H

Wow, I’m starting to think Brian works for Holden Australia haha. I think he’s missing the whole purpose of these forums.

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