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  1. T

    Vz wont start. (electrical problem)

    Went to start my vz and and its almost as if my battery is dead. Only thing is its a brand new battery which i have also had tested. The screen in the instrument cluster will turn on, try to do its system check then stop halfway. System check disappears and im left with the holden symbol on the...
  2. Adrian's Vr

    Vr cuts out whilst driving

    When I start driving my vr is always starts to slowly cut off and on then completely shuts off after like 5-10 minutes in the first drive of the day but after i turn my car back on (instant start) it doesn't happen again, I have a new crank angle sensor so I'm pretty certain its my dfi, only...
  3. P

    Possible Head Gasket problem?

    ok, so i originally had a coolant leak above by water pump in a +410K Kilometer Vs 1996 statesman. I changed a couple of a o-rings that went through to the aircon and other coolant passages. This seemed to fix the problem. This was quite a large leak at the time with lots of coolant sitting on...
  4. G

    Vz 3.6 Cranks but wont start

    Hey so i am having a problem with my vz. I had the car driving real nice, i drove it around for 20mins around town and it started getting real gutless, also sounded real deep like air flow box was undone, then the check powtrain came on for a little bit and dissapeared, i drove it home now it...
  5. YoungHoldenMan

    2000 VX Commodore won't start

    Hello! I'm not overly car savvy but enough to get by. I also may get the terminology wrong on things but will try my best. so please be very information and provide links if you can. I also have my friend helping me who is a diesel mechanic who works on trucks. My issue with my car is that he...
  6. J

    Vz Ute problems

    Have a 3.6 vz ute, recently done timing chains in it. Put it together drove ok but water pump leaked due to a damaged bolt so took timing cover off fixed that put back together it started and drove now it won't start I turn the key and there is a delay for the reds coming on and the tacho moves...
  7. Adrian's Vr

    LPG issues

    Hi all me again, so i rebuilt my motor and all underneath and interior for my Ls and now it runs fine and all but i put a manual ecu in and copied all the lpg wires, but when i switch over to it the gas primes then starts for a second but switches of again, before my build it started when cold...
  8. Mewrad

    Vs Ute wont start

    hey, new to forums and to working on cars but wondering if i could get some help or advice, i have an issue with fuel pump im pretty sure. cant hear it when i turn on ignition and car will sometimes start then cut out. i have checked error codes and i got flash 1 and then 2 flashes which im...
  9. Jackdaniel

    VS v6 cranking not starting.

    So i brought a molested vs ute that i will eventually use for burnout comps if i can get it going :) Bit of back ground- the people before me have basically striped the inside dash every thing gone only thing left is wiring pretty well. They also had a vn v8 wiring loom connected with plugs cut...
  10. J

    VS won't start and blinkers won't turn off.

    93 Vs ute. Has 2 keys, one for door and one for ignition. Car stopped mid road but started again so didn't think too much of it. Two days later it happened again and I had to push the car off the road as it wouldn't start. The indicator in the battery wasn't green any more so I assumed it was...
  11. L

    Vx series 2 wont start PLEASE HELP...

    Hey guys i brought a 02 vx pretty cheap wanst going something with motor or wireing. Ok i though. Easy fix i have a going motor+loom , ecu, bcm, key fob. That ive just installed. Bam still nothing. Winds over fine. Fires then stalls straight away. I have checked fuel. To the extent of pulling...
  12. B

    VT-VU motor transfer. Starting complications

    hi all. Did an LS1/4L60E transplant from my S2 VT SS into a VU ute LS1 model but NOT an ss. So down to the issues During the transfer i noticed a few differences. The vt had ABS but the VU did not (no fuses for it, no module and no brake lines coming from the booster). The vu's harness plugs...
  13. L

    VZ won't start (seems to be immobiliser but can't re-mobilise it)

    Hey guys, So, I stupidly let the battery go flat in my '06 VZ, and then tried using a jumper pack to get it started again. I should say from the outset that my remote key has never worked since I bought the car, I just unlock the car with the key (central still works) and until now that's not...
  14. G

    Vr ute with ecotech conversion won't fire

    Hey guys, can't seem to find an explanation anywhere so thought I'd throw this up and hope I could get some answers, So I've recently bought a vr ute with a vs ecotech conversion, kept the vs engine loom and replaced the ecu and bcm with the vs ones along with keyhead, now I can get it to turn...
  15. Nessie1996

    1996 VS Sedan V6 - Fuel Pump not Priming

    Car: 1996 Holden Commodore Executive II - 3.8L Ecotec V6 NA - 4L60E Auto Trans - has AC - not ABS Hey guys, I'm just creating this thread so that when I fix it I can let you know what the fox went wrong. So here's what's up: - Cranks; does NOT start. - New Fuel Pump; NOT priming. -...
  16. VTCommoDude

    VT Commodore won't start (video)

    The video explains it all. Lately I've had to turn it over 2-3 times to get it to start. It won't start if i turn it to the accs position, only if i start it with a full turn. I bought a new key and synced it by turning the car on, then swapping the key heads. But it hasn't made it...
  17. L

    Holden is totally dead... Little Lost on next steps.

    Hey there, I own a 2008 Holden Commodore Omega. The other day I decided to replace my remote keypad and battery which were both on their last legs. I thought I was all clever ordering the part on ebay and replacing the elements after watching a rather simple youtube video. I took the...
  18. D

    VS wont start

    Hi guys, I recently purchased a VS to use for a while while I save up for a new transmission in my other vehicle. I love the VS its a great car. Yesterday I parked at work for the day like i usually do...i came back in the afternoon and the headlights were on (i did have them on in the...
  19. D

    need help please vs 304 in patrol

    hey guys new to this site so i appologise if this isnt right or in the wrong spot. i have a gu patrol with the marks adaptor kit to suit a holden 304. it originally had a 304 out of a vp. that was playing up so i bought another motor out of a 1997 vs. now ive dropped it in hooked everything up...
  20. Mattde

    VZ Struggling to Startup?

    Lately my VZ has been having trouble starting up. Not sure when or what caused it but for upto 10 turns of the key all i get is a single tick like its trying to start up and then nothing. Eventually the car starts but it's getting just a little annoying now! The battery is fine so i can rule...
  21. S

    Help please car wont start turns over then shuts down!!

    hi everyone I have seem to run into a pickle with my auto 1998 vt commodore 3.6l ecotec so the story goes I was coming home from a party on a rainy night car was running fine all electricals central locking etc was working I locked it before I ran inside the next day my key doesn't work and...
  22. Holden vz

    Car Wont Start

    hey guys today i was re wiring my fog lights so i removed the battery out of my car (placed it beside a flat battery on a piece of wood) for about an hour, i also cleaned up some speaker wire near the cars computer (never touched the computer) then i put the battery in everything electrical...
  23. vldriver

    problem with starting my VL

    hi i was working on my vl the other day and took off the rocket cover and i put it back on and went to start my VL but it wouldnt turn over and start. the brake light comes up and the brake pedal is stiff and wont move, the oil pressure is on highest it goes but the fuel pump star and pumps...
  24. M

    [General] [VS-VY] How to change Crank Angle Sensor (CAS) with PICS

    Hi people, I noticed there is not a how-to thread for replacing crank angle sensors on the ecotec, yet how popular CAS issues are, I thought I would write one up after recently replacing the CAS in my ute. What you will need: Socket set (make sure you have a 24mm for the harmonic balancer...
  25. N

    HELP!! vy will start but die a split second later ??

    Hey guys im having trouble with my vy s supercharged Monday night I got home and as soon as I turned the car Off the whole car died... ( usually the interior lights stay on till I open the door ) So I replaced the battery last night and now the lights come on dash lights Up etc... But when I...
  26. A

    VT cranks but wont start after engine rebuild

    I just recently took apart my engine in my Holden Commodore VT V6 1998 executive sedan the engine cranks over (slowly and inconsistently) but won't start! (Only stripped it down to redo the Head gaskets, didn't take off timing cover or anything to do with that) I've tried 3 different batteries...
  27. T

    VTII V8 Gen III wont start fuel issue

    Hi Guys, I have been having a little trouble lately starting my V8 GenIII Calais. Most of the time it starts 1st go, but occasionally it takes 2 or 3 tries. The car has been idling rough for a while now, but seems to have the same get up an go as when I first got it. Yesterday the car...
  28. M

    vs being tempermental - ignition wont work half the time, other half battery problems

    Please help!!! My vs acclaim has gone haywire! When I try to start the car it just clicks, if I take it key out and try again it eventually starts after the 20th time or so.... this was the case for a while anyway... then my interior light and key light decide to stay on all the time (so I...
  29. B

    VT SS GEN3 starting problem?? please help

    Sorry if there is already a topic on this, but I did a search, found a couple and the problems are slightly different. OK so, I finally got myself a gen3 ss (VT series 2 auto) and drove it home from the seller (1.5hour drive with stop for fuel) not a problem in the world. The next couple of...
  30. G

    urgent help needed changed speedo sensor now car wont start

    Hi Guys Changed speedo sensor on vp auto this morning and now car wont start, the starter motor just makes a clicking noise but wont turn over. all dash lights on ok. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated Thanks Glen
  31. RecklessXL

    2004 VZ Commodore - Wont start. Help!

    G'day fella's Today she was running fine as usual, but when I went to start her up tonight to head out, she wouldn't kick over. Upon turning the key, all the dash lights up, stereo comes on, but no guts, not even a slight turn over, just dead. I thought possibly the chip in me key might...
  32. G

    ecotec engine swap / wiring.

    hey i put the V6 motor from my 96 VS bt1 into a datsun 200b just cant get the motor to do anything, when you go to start it all you get is a click noise from one of the relays. had a mate help remove the engine and thin some wires just wondering what can be taken out or what has to be there...
  33. ryan21

    vn wont start!!!

    hey guys, Changed my water pump and did a coolant flush this week one of the bolts snapped and had to tap it..ughhh and as if all that's not bad enough when everything was put back together went to start it to bleed the system and all it does is tick from the starter relay every time the key...
  34. C

    please help my car wont start!

    hey all i have a yv commodore v6 executive and it an auto on friday night it randomly started stalling while i was idling. the next day she ran fine not a problem but come Saturday night the stalling started again i was able to start it the first few times but then i stalled again and now...
  35. V

    Kill Switch Mod With VN Power Window Child Lock

    hi i was thinking of getting two drivers side VN Calias Power Window main switches but wiring the passengers side child lock as a kill switch wich wires do i re-direct and is it possible or will there be interference
  36. Scido

    VQ 5L starting problems when hot.

    I know this is probably a fairly common occurrence but i cant find anything with the search tool for a 5L. So the deal is the VQ wont start when its hot, its really slow to turn over like the battery hasn't got much power or something. Replaced the battery, alternator and starter motor...
  37. C

    V8 Wont start after Installing new Spark Plug Leads :(

    Hey, Just bought some new LPG Leads for my 5L today and installed them as they're suppose to be, now I cant get the car to turn over? It sounds like its trying to but just wont. I managed to get it to run once, but you could tell it was running very rough and as soon as I took my foot off...
  38. VZ57SSZ

    VS V6 Will not start and I have no idea what it could be.

    hey guys Went down to the shops today after filling up, when I cam out I started the car and it started but idled low and would not rev , so I turned it off and started it again same thing then it stalled and would not go again, the battery started smoking so NRMA came out to replace the...
  39. JA2Z

    HELP!! Cranks over but Won't Start - Code 12 (no errors)

    Hey, I've checked out most of the "Won't Start" threads and have found no answer so far. - I'm hoping for some advice before i go buying parts and spending a fortune. - The case: My Clutch Pressure plate fingers wore out (which meant i couldn't engage my clutch) so i pulled into the...
  40. S

    Engine stops, fuel light on, battery light on GOODBYE

    like 60kms left of petrol left. Whilst cruising along the highway @100km, the car loses all power. The fuel light comes on... the battery light comes on. I flick the hazards and pull over. I start the car (try to), it TRIES to kick over. Nothing,... thinking fuel pump issue? (this is where I...
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