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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by Ratty, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. Jobby

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    I'm originally from Melbourne, though have been at the Gold Coast for the last 2 months, and my girlfriend has been driving my VY Exec which had this problem with the horn going off. I've been reading this site for a while and when my girl told me about what happened I guessed it was the same problem as you have described. My girl went into Holden and told them about what we thought it was and when she went to pick up the car, it was exactly that. Apparently the heat caused the sticker to peel back. Thanks guys.
     
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    just want to say i had a 2004 VY2 SS 6speed with 80000k's which i had to get rid of for the following reasons,:-when raining or being washed water would leak into the drivers footwell and through the top of the door,holden couldn't rectify this problem even after several attempts,had a loud grinding noise coming from the gearbox while in neutral(was told it was normal!).In the space of 9 months the car went to the holden dealer 6times.this car was never flogged.now own a 2003 VY2 SS Auto which so far runs like a dream.
     
  3. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Geez, sounds like you may have got a bit of a dud there, but congrats on sticking with the VY SS. :thumbsup: After an experience like yours, many people would have bought a Ford or something else! :bang:
     
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    Thumping Transmission

    I have a problem with my VY Acclaim. The transmission thumps from 1st to 2nd and sometimes just sticks in 2nd. Other times the engine runs rough as guts. It is intermittent but on going. I have been trying to get it fixed for 3 months and nobody can track down the cause. I am convinced it is an electronic and not a mechanical problem with the transmission or engine itself. Does this sound like the problem you have been experienced? Did you get yours fixed? What was the cause? Who fixed it?

    Regards John
     
  5. Darren

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    John, I had exactly the same problem, with the trans, I took it in for a service and it came back fine although they said they couldn't replicate the problem.

    This was going back to November when it was last serviced and it's now starting to happen again every so often. It's taken a while to come back though this time round. I am thinking it's something to do with the adaptive shift as from my understanding is they reset the computer after every service.

    I am inclined to take it to an auto trans place as they seem to have no idea at all.

    What I don't understand is I write things out in paragraph form as to how and when ie hot, cold, certain rpm, gear selection, people in the car etc and they still manage to come back and say nope we can't replicate the problem, like hell you can't :bang:

    Jump in the car and I'll show you but none have taken me up on that offer yet.
     
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    Darren

    My is more obvious. I have been to a transmission specialist, an injection specialist and my local mechanic who is a bit of a guru. I have error codes from readout Error 105" sensor sticking I think. The sensor has been replaced. loose or "crossed" wires insulated etc. I drive it out of the workshop and it starts again. It has played up while in dock. Things are tinkered with and it works OK for 10 minutes, a day a week, then it is off in looney land again.

    It is making me physically ill.

    John


     
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    Not commodore related but exactly the same problem, my mini cooper s done the same and it had the dealer's mechanics scratching. It was actually the state manager that said he'd seen it before and it was a loose battery terminal that had caused a power spike to the ABS computer. Removed the terminal to reset, refitted and all good.
     
  8. Marks-VY

    Marks-VY I love cars

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    A wheel alignment will fix this if done correctly - The technician should centre the steering wheel first then use a bracket to lock it in that position. Both tie rods are then re-adjusted to align both wheels, with the steering wheel in the correct position.

    If the technician has not straightened the wheel first, he hasn't done the job correctly.
     
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    hahaha there aint enough internet space to list all my issues ive had with my VY BERLINA over its 100,000km life with me...

    dash is like a musical fault player :)
    door locks
    engine has multiple mechanical noises (gudgeon, lifter etc)
    rack shudder
    swaybar link breakages
    gearbox planetary whines
     
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    had the same problem,ended up being a faulty injector
     
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    not happy

    have a vy s2 exc wagon brought last year with 41000ks on the clock.
    problems so far, doors not locking/unlocking,power steering shudders at low speed,the chrome lion symbol on steering wheel is lifting off and has sharp edges and the plastic surrounds on the outsides of the passenger and drivers seats have broken off, it looks like another trip to the local holden dealer again while it has waranty left
     
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    Questions about 5 speed manual ??

    Have just purchased a VY S Ute 5 speed manual. Overall really happy with it but have a couple of questions that the dealer disregarded as "normal" operation.

    Not so sure so I thought I'd try to get some responses from owners. The wife has a VT Acclaim auto sedan owned from new, on the freeway it sits on 2000 rpm @ 110 km all day. The ute is closer to 3000 rpm @ 110 km in 5th. Also the engine continues to rev for a second or two when the throttle is released to change gears.

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal for a manual as the dealer suggests, or is it as I suspect that the ratios are out for some reason and the throttle cable is sticking. In fairness to the dealer the throttle seems fine when the vehicle is stationary.http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/images/smilies/smile.gif

    Regards
    Brendon H
     
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    3000 rpm seams a little high to me for doing 110kms, i would have expected anything for 2000 rpm to 2500 rpm.
     
  14. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    It sounds like the previous owner put a lower ratio diff in it. This will help acceleration off the mark, but takes away from top end speed.
     
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    had other issues but the lock are still bugging me... in 3 years the passenger door actuator has been replace 3 times and the drivers door once...

    right now the looks have all deadlocked.... only the drivers door will open fullstop
     
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    when driving, there seems to be a small whine coming from the centre/back of the vehicle, possibly diff squel? And i get the scuffin sound from the brakes aswell actually, which is only annoying for me when i have no music on and the windows down lol..
     
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    Just a note for anyone interested, I had a odd clunck in my old girl when turning and braking with a bit of force (VR V6 1995) and no one could find it (and it went every where) so I drove it over the pit at work and found suprise suprise, dodgy sway bar link pins BUT ALSO the rear engine mount (holds the gear box up and in) had one missing and one loose nut. I had the same noise in my 2004 vy v6 S and same thing, bent sway bar pins and two loose nuts on that rear cross member. SO WHAT I SUGGEST is replace the nuts with nyloc nuts and add 50% to holdens torque specs and of course replace those link pins ;)
     
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    Funny how the Lantra is better than the VY Wagon

    Hi all,
    Purchased a brand new Hyundai Lantra Wagon in 1997 and have only had one issue. Wore out the clutch last year. Not bad going and no grinding noise from front end. No leaking door seals when it rains, no handbrake scrape when going along, no grind when 1st taking off, didn't even have to replace the pulleys and it has done 200,000 k's. Yes these are the problems that I encountered shortly after buying A 2003 VY Commodore Wagon in April, 2007. (Privately)

    The vehicle has only done 75,000 k's and I don't know how the original owner disguised all these noises as they were not there, at least i think, not there when I bought the vehicle. He swore blind that the vehicle was in excellent working order and nothing had to be done to it. I know what you are going to say. Did you have a mechanic look at it before buying. Well I had to travel by night from the midnorth coast to Manly and when driving it tried to have two local mechanics do pre inspection, sort of give me some confidence in its mechanics. One said yer sure bring it back at the end of the day and the other said yer in a couple of days will be fine. I was stuffed and awake all night so I trusted my better judgement and took it for a fairly lengthy drive, checked everything and could only notice the noisy pulleys at this stage. I knew it was only going to cost a hundred dollars or so as most of the time when a car is detailed they blow the grease out of the bearings in the pulley with the gurneys. As it turned out it did only cost me $140 to have 2 of them replaced and quiet as a mouse. But its the other issues that concern me. And now I have a new ticking noise from under the vehicle. Not real loud but noticeable.

    Why did I buy the car in first place. I trusted the badge and just had third bub so needed the extra room the Lantra didn't have. Pity because I would never have gotten rid of the Lantra if it was bigger. Oh well that's my whinge and hope that my local mechanic can sort out the mess without having to resort to taking it to an expensive Holden dealership. Would I have bought the Commodore If I had the chance again. Bloody no way. All these problems and the car is basically just run in. The thing that puzzles me the most is that by reading this thread it seems that the leaking door seals is fairly common but still Holden manufactures the new commodores with the same set up seals and doors
     
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  19. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Sounds like you may have just got a lemon mate.

    I'd still rather drive a Commodore with a few issues than a Lantra (uuuurgh) though. But that's just me...
     
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    Second hand cars will always have issues and if the previous owner wasn't attentive to the small noises and signs of things going wrong then the next owner is always left to pick up the pieces. If you had those issues on a brand new car it would be unacceptable, but on a second hand one its just part and parcel.
    Either way they don't sound like major unroadworthy mechanical issues so I wouldn't be classing the car as a complete lemon....... yet.
     

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