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Have vy commadore it stalls when going around right hand corners and will stall again most mornings after 10 minutes of driving and when i pull up quick will run really rough and surges on pulling up i have changed fuel tank and pump and filter wondering what to do next and advise would be appreciated
possibly a faulty alternator
Hi all I have a vy working on it my self just a question can I remove sump with removing the engine ? Cheers and thanks
Hi all I have a vy working on it my self just question can you take sump off with out removal of the engine ? Cheers and thanks.
How can I bypass the immobilizer on vy2003. Cause my key is dead tried changing battery didn't work and or how can I program another key when the immobilizer red padlock light is flashing tried with a map programmer bit didn't work due to immobilizer. And where is the immobilizer on the vy can't find it anywhere
The red padlock light keeps flashing think it's immobilizer problem my key has crap itself what can I do to get it to kick over?
Yes its the immobilizer padlock you need to replace the key battery or you can buy a new key from Holden the key number should be on the shaft of the key.
go to mr minute for your commodore key, lots cheaper than a holden dealer , they also give u instructions on how to program the new key, which is so easy 1 minute and its done cheers
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
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 ?
In short NO. I would strongly suggest you replace the radiator, they are really not that expensive.
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
has a vy commordore ute have a v6 380 or 360 engine made 2002
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?
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
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.
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
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
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?
I have a vy holden and cannot get the brake fluid to go left front brake. Any ideas?
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
Perhaps holden australia should be able to help
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.
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?
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
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.
Any tips too get a water cap off vyss? plastic overflow bottle to the radiator needs more water but i cant get it off...
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.
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