Holden Commodore Repair Workshop Manual

The Holden Commodore is an car produced because 1978 by the Holden subsidiary of General Motors inside Australia, plus, formerly, inside New Zealand. Initially introduced because a single sedan body design, the range extended inside 1979 with include a station wagon,

Holden Commodore VB 8 cyl 1978 1980 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VB (8 cyl) 1978 - 1980 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers Series: VBModels: CommodoreEngine capacity: 4.2 litre 5.0 litre (8 cyl)Trim levels: 4.2 litre 5.0 litre (8 cyl)Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engines can differ.Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you need more detail please contact us here..

Commodore Lexcen VN to VS 1988 1997 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Holden Commodore / Lexcen VN VP VR VS T4 Series Gregory Service and Repair Manual 1988-1997NEW Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click hereCommodore Lexcen VN to VS 1988 - 1997 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual cover the following models: #9679; Commodore VN VP VR VS series 1988 - 1997 #9679; Commodore Utility VG VR VS series 1988 - 2000 #9679; Lexcen VN VP VR T4 T5 series 1988 - 1997 #9679; Statesman VQ VR VS Series 1990 - 1999 #9679; Petrol: 3.8 litre V6 and 5.0 litre V8 engines.Covers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregory s manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.

Holden Commodore VL 6 cyl 1986 1988 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Holden Commodore VL Series Gregorys Owners Service and Repair Manual 1986-1988NEW paperbackOther Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click hereGet the Ellery VL Commodore repair manual (covers the V8) click here Holden Commodore VL (6 cyl) 1986 - 1988 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers VL series SL Executive Berlina and Calais sedan and wagon.Engines Covered: #9679; 3 litre #9679; 3 litre turbo #9679; 2 litre (New Zealand model) #9679; 6 Cylinder Engines.Please note: It DOES NOT cover the V8 engine.Covers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregory s manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.

Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ Series 1997 2006 Gregorys Manual

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NEW Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Get the Ellery VT VX VY VZ repair manual click here Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ Series 1997 - 2006 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual covers the V6 and V8 versions of the Commodore VT VT II VX VX II VZ and VZ II models produced from 1997 to 2006 (sedans) and 2007 (wagon and utility).Engines Covered: 3.6 litre (3565 cc) V6 Alloytec V6 (VZ models) 3.8 litre (3791 cc) V6 Ecotec (VT to VY Series II models) 3.8 litre (3791 cc) supercharged Ecotec V6 (VT to VY II Series models) 5.0 litre (4987 cc) V8 (VT Series I models) 5.7 litre (5667 cc) Gen III V8 (VT Series II - VZ Series I models) 6.0 litre (5967 cc) Gen IV V8 (VZ Series II models)Includes some information on the 4L60-E auto and Getrag 260/290 manual gearbox.Please note there is no specific information for the Statesman and Caprice models although they are basically long wheelbase versions of the Commodore.Contents: Tune-Up and Routine Maintenance 3.8 litre V6 Ecotech Engine 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec Engine 5.0 litre V8 Engine 5.7 litre Gen III and 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 Engine General Engine Overhaul Procedures Cooling Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Fuel an

Holden Commodore VB VC VH repair manual 1978 - 1986 - Ellery - NEW

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Holden Commodore VB VC VH Series Ellery Service and Repair Manual 1978-1986NEW 420 pages Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Once again six cylinder V8 engines Factory specifications wiring diagrams and diagnostic guides. Ellery have covered all the information the enthusiast needs from a grease and oil change to a full rebuild.

Holden Commodore VN VG V6 Toyota Lexcen V6 1988 1991

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Holden Commodore Lexcen VN VG V6 1988-1991 Gregorys Service and Repair Manual NEW paperback Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Holden Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VN VG V6 Toyota Lexcen V6 1988 - 1991 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers Models: VN VG Series 3.8 Litre V6 Sedan Wagon Utility. #9679; Commodore: Executive S Berlina Calais #9679; Lexcen GL GLX.Covers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregory s manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.Gregory s workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within..

Holden Commodore VP VQ Toyota Lexcen V6 1991 1993

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Holden Commodore Lexcen VP VQ V6 1991-1993 Gregorys Service and Repair Manual NEW paperback Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Holden Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VP VQ Toyota Lexcen V6 1991 - 1993 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual covers the Commodore Lexcen V6 1991 - 1993.Models covered: #9679; VP VQ Series - 3.8 Litre V6 Sedan Wagon and Utility #9679; Commodore - Executive S Berlina Calais Statesman #9679; Lexcen - CSi VXi NewportCovers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregory s manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.Gregory s workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences

Holden Commodore VR VS Lexcen repair manual 1993 - 1997 - Ellery - NEW

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Holden Commodore / Lexcen VR VS Series Ellery Service and Repair Manual 1993-1997NEW - 456 pages Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Detailed information on these models featuring the new V6 and of course the V8. Factory specifications wiring diagrams diagnostic charts learn to read you engine management diagnostic system tuned-up information detailed and easy to follow diagrams.

Holden Commodore VB VC VH VK 1978 1985 Haynes Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VB VC VH VK 1978 - 1985 Haynes Owners Service Repair Manual Covers#9679; Series VB VC VH VK Sedan Wagon With 6-cylinder EFI engines (Australian models).Engines Covered:#9679; 2.8 litre (2850cc)#9679; 3.3 litre 3300cc (Carb)#9679; 3.3 litre 3300cc (EFI) 6 cylTable of Contents: #9679; Introductory Pages#9679; Tune-up and Routine Maitenance#9679; Six-Cylinder Engines#9679; General engine overhaul procedures#9679; Cooling Heating and Air conditioning systems#9679; Fuel and exhaust systems#9679; Engine Electrical Systems#9679; Emissions engine control systems#9679; Manual Automatic transmissions#9679; Clutch Driveaxles#9679; Brakes#9679; Suspension and Steering systems#9679; Body#9679; Chassis electrical systems#9679; Wiring DiagramsHaynes repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and il

Holden Commodore VE Series 2006-2012 Haynes workshop repair Manual

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Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VE 2006 - 2012 haynes Owners Service Repair Manual covers sedan wagon and utility including SS SV6 Equipe Omega Berlina Calais and HSV models (engine only) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 and 2012. Petrol Engines Covered: LF1 - LFW 3.0 litre V6 Alloytec SiDi LEO - LY7 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec LLT - LFX 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec SiDi L98 - 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 LS2 - 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 (HSV) L76 - 6.0 litre Gen IV AFM V8 L77 - 6.0 litre Gen IV AFM V8 LS3 - 6.2 litre Gen IV V8 (HSV) Please Note: SiDi = Spark Ignition Direct Injection AFM = Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) DOES NOT cover LPG models Contents: Introductory Pages About this Manual; Introduction to the Holden Commodore VE; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Recall Information; Buying Parts; Maintenance Techniques Tools and Working Facilities; Jump Starting; Jacking and Towing; Automotive Chemicals and Lubricants; Conversion Factors; Safety First!; Troubleshooting Tune-up and Routine Maintenance 3.0 litre 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec Engine 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 Engine General Engine overhaul Pr

Holden Commodore VC repair manual 1980 - 1981

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Holden Commodore VC Series Gregory s Service and Repair Manual 1980-1981USED - very good condition - clean pages Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here

Holden Commodore VH 4 cyl 1981 1982 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VH (4 cyl) 1981 - 1982 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers: SL SLXGregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engines can differ.Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you need more detail please contact us here..

Holden Commodore VL repair manual 1986 - 1988 - Ellery - NEW

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Holden Commodore VL Series Ellery Service and Repair Manual 1986-1988NEW - 408 pages Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click hereThis manual is extremely detailed focused on one model. Holden body with a Nissan engine turned out to be a good match turbo as an option plus V8. Still the European influence but a bigger looking body.

Holden Commodore VH VK 8 cyl 1981 1985 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Holden Commodore VH/VK (8 cyl) 1981-1985 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual covers:Models Covered: VH VK Series Berlina Vacationer and Calais Sedan and Wagon SL SLX SLE. SS Executive.Engines Covered: 4.2 Litre 5.0 Litre and 8 cyclinderTransmissions Covered: Manual (M20 and M21 4-speed) or Automatic (Trimatic or Turbo Hydramatic) Transmission.Contents: Introduction Lubrication Maintenance Wheels Tyres Engine Tune-Up Roadside Trouble Shooting Engine Cooling System Fuel System Clutch Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission- Trimatic Transmission- Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Rear Axle Steering Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Electrical System Wiring Diagrams Body Emission ControlSupplement: Cooling System Fuel System Electrical System Wiring Diagrams Body

Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ repair manual 1997 - 2007 - Ellery - NEW

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Get the Gregorys Commodore VT VX VY VZ manual click here Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ 6 Cyl V8 Engine 1997 - 2007 Repair Manual covers the complete Holden Commodore range including the sedan Monaro (V2) Utility (VU and VY) station wagon and Statesman models (WH WK and WL series) and also the Pontiac GTO and the Acclaim 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 and 2007 models. Engines: 3.6 litre V6 standard and high output 3.8 litre V6 normally aspirated or supercharged 5.0 litre V8 as used in VT Series I models 5.7 litre V8 Gen III LS1 as used from VT series II to VY 6.0 litre V8 Gen IV L98 as used in VZ seriesTransmissions: Hydra-matic 4L60-E 4 speed automatic Hydra-matic 4L65-E 4 speed automatic Hydra-matic 5L40-E 5 speed automatic Getrag 260 5 speed manual (for V6 engine M34 option code) Getrag 290 5 speed manual (for V8 engine M35 option code) Tremec T56 6 speed manual (MM6 option code) Aisin D173 6 speed manual

Holden Commodore VE Series 2006-2012 Gregorys workshop repair Manual

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Holden Commodore VE 2006 - 2012 Gregorys Owners Service and Repair ManualNEW Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VE 2006 - 2012 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual covers sedan wagon and utility including SS SV6 Equipe Omega Berlina Calais and HSV models (engine only) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 and 2012. Petrol Engines Covered: #9679; LF1 - LFW 3.0 litre V6 Alloytec SiDi #9679; LEO - LY7 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec #9679; LLT - LFX 3.6 litre V6 Alloytec SiDi #9679; L98 - 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 #9679; LS2 - 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 (HSV) #9679; L76 - 6.0 litre Gen IV AFM V8 #9679; L77 - 6.0 litre Gen IV AFM V8 #9679; LS3 - 6.2 litre Gen IV V8 (HSV) Please Note: #9679; SiDi = Spark Ignition Direct Injection #9679; AFM = Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) DOES NOT cover LPG models Contents: #9679; Introductory Pages About this Manual; Introduction to the Holden Commodore VE; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Recall Information; Buying Parts; Maintenance Techniques Tools and Working Facilities; Jump Starting; Jacking and Towing; Automotive Chemicals and Lubricants; Conversion Factors; Safety First!;

Holden Commodore VL 6 cyl 1986 1988 Haynes Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereCommodore Series VL with 6-cylinder engines 1986 - 1988 {Australian models}.Inside this manual you will find: Routine Maintenance tune-up procedures engine repair cooling and heating air-conditioning fuel and exhaust emissions control ignition brakes suspension and steering electrical systems and wiring diagrams.Haynes repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to complete teardown rebuild.Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engines can differ.Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you need more detail please contact us here..

Holden Commodore VT to VZ II 1997-2006 Haynes Service Repair Manual

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NEW Other Commodore Repair Manuals click here Get the Ellery VT VX VY VZ repair manual click here Get the Gregorys VT VX VY VZ repair manual click here Holden Commodore VT to VZ II 1997 - 2006 Haynes Owners Service Repair Manual Covers: Commodore Sedan Wagon Utility Series VT VT II VX VX II VY VY II VZ and VZ II.Engines Covered: 3.6 litre (3565 cc) Alloytec V6 3.8 litre (3791 cc) Ecotec V6 (including supercharged) 5.0 litre (4987 cc) V8 5.7 litre (5710 cc) Gen III V8 6.0 litre (5967 cc) Gen IV V8Does NOT cover information on LPG models.Manual Transmissions: Getrag 260 (for 3.8 litre V6) Getrag 290 (for 5.0 litre V8) Aisin D173 AY6 (for 3.6 litre V6) Tremec T56 (for 5.7 litre and 6.0 litre V8)Automatic Transmissions: 4L60-E (for VT to VY models V6 V8 and 175kW VZ V6) 4L65-E (for VZ V8 models) 5L40-E (for 190 kW VZ V6 models)NOTE: Only maintenance adjustment minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described for the transmissions.Inside this manual you will find: Routine Maintenance tune-up procedures engine repair cooling and heating air-conditioning fuel and exhaust emissions control

Holden Commodore VC 4 cyl 1980 1981 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VC (4 cyl) 1980 - 1981 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers Series: VCModels: CommodoreEngine capacity: 1892 cc (4 cyl)Trim levels: 1892 cc (4 cyl)Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engines can differ.Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you need more detail please contact us here..

Holden Commodore Lexcen VN VP VQ VR and VS Service Repair Manual 1988-96

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Holden Commodore VN VP VQ VR VS / Toyota Lexcen 1988 - 1996 Haynes Owners Service Repair Manual covers: Commodore Lexcen Series VN VP VQ VR and VS (Also includes Series VS through 1998).Engines Covered: 3.8 litre V6 5.0 litre V8Please note: This manual does not include information specific to LPG models or the supercharged V6 engine.Contents: Introductory Pages About this Manual; Introduction; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Buying Parts; Maintenance Techniques Tools and Working Facilities; Jacking and Towing; Booster Battery (jump) starting; Automotive Chemicals and Lubricants; Conversion Factors; Safety First!; Troubleshooting Tune-Up Routine Maintenance 3.8 litre V6 Engine 5.0 litre V8 Engine General Engine Overhaul Procedures Cooling heating and air conditioning Fuel and Exhaust Systems Engine Electrical Systems Emissions Engine Control Systems Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission Clutch Driveline Brakes Suspension and Steering Systems Body Chassis Electrical System Wiring DiagramsNOTE: Only maintenance adjustment minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described

Holden Commodore VC 6 cyl 1980 1981 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VC (6 cyl) 1980 - 1981 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers Series: VCModels: CommodoreEngine capacity: 2850cc 3300 cc (6 cyl)Trim levels: 2850cc 3300 cc (6 cyl)Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engines can differ.Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you need more detail please contact us here..

Holden Commodore VS 6 cyl Toyota Lexcen V6 1995 1997

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Holden Commodore Lexcen VS 1995-1997 Gregorys Service and Repair Manual NEW paperback Other Holden Car Repair Manuals click here Other Holden Commodore Repair Manuals click here Holden Commodore VS (6 cylinder) Toyota Lexcen V6 1995 - 1997 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual covers: #9679; VS Commodore Series I II - Executive Equipe Esteem Acclaim S Berlina and Calais #9679; Lexcen VS/T4 Series - CSi VXi Newport Sedan and Wagon April 1995-August 1997 #9679; Statesman VS Series I II III April 1995 - June 1999 #9679; Utility VS Series I II III April 1995 - 2000Engine covered: #9679; 3.8 litre (3791 cc) OHV V6Please note: It does NOT cover Supercharged models.Transmissions covered: #9679; BTR T5 5-speed manual #9679; Getrag Type 260 5-speed manual #9679; Hydra-Matic 4L60-E 4-speed automaticNOTE: Only maintenance adjustment minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described for the transmissions.Covers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and wh

Holden Commodore VR V6 Toyota Lexcen V6 1993 1995

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VR V6 Toyota Lexcen V6 1993 - 1995 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers VR Series I and IIModels VR Series:3.8 Litre V6Sedan Wagon UtilityModels Commodore:Executive Acclaim S Berlina Calais StatesmanModels Lexcen:CSi VXi NewportCovers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregorys manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differ

Holden Commodore VH 6 cyl 1981 1984 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereHolden Commodore VH (6 cyl) 1981 - 1984 Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers VH Series SL SLX SLE sedan and wagon 2850cc and 3300cc 6 cylinder.Covers everything you need to know step by step procedures hundreds of photographs and illustrations routine maintenance wiring diagrams repairs and overhauls and what tools to buy. Gregorys manuals are based on an actual vehicle stripdown and are researched and written by automotive engineers with vast experience.Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service Manu

Holden Commodore Statesman Caprice V8 1989 1993 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

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Get other Holden repair manuals hereGregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Gregorys Owners Service Repair Manual Covers:#9679;VN VG VP Series - Exectutive SS Berlina Calais Utility S#9679;VQ - Series Statesman CapriceEngine capacity: 5.0 litre (8 cylinder)Gregorys workshop manuals are produced for the Australian market. These vehicle specifications may vary from those sold in other countries. Please be aware of these possible differences prior to using the data contained within.Published by Gregorys (Gregorys)Information on Repair and Service ManualsNote that repair manuals are normally produced for models sold in a particular country.Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as installed engin

Holden Commodore VN VP Lexcen repair manual 1988 - 1993 - Ellery - NEW

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NEW - 456 pages Other Commodore Repair Manuals click hereHolden Commodore/Lexcen VN VP 1988 - 1993 Owners Service Repair Manual Covers: Holden Commodore and Toyota Lexcen VN and VP series sedans and wagons from 1988 to 1993 fitted with V6 or V8 engines with both manual and automatic transmissions (no manual or V8 in Lexcen).. Also covers Statesman and Caprice (VQ series) utility (VG series) and HSV models.Contents: General Information Engine Tune-Up and Maintenance Emission Control V6 Engine Maintenance and Rebuild V8 Engine Maintenance and Overhaul Starter System Alternator System Cooling System Ignition System Fuel System Clutch Automatic Transmission 5 Speed Manual Transmission Drive / Tail Shaft Rear Axle Steering Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brake Systems Wheels and Tyres Exhaust System Windscreen Wipers and Washers Body Heating Air Conditioning Instruments Radio Tape Player and Switches Lights Switches and Battery Systems

The Holden Commodore is an car produced because 1978 by the Holden subsidiary of General Motors inside Australia, plus, formerly, inside New Zealand. In the mid-1970s, Holden established proposals with substitute the long-serving Kingswood nameplate with a small, Opel-based model. Opel continued with offer the basis for future decades till the release of the 4th generation inside 2006, that deployed an Australian developed platform.

Initially introduced because a single sedan body design, the range extended inside 1979 with include a station wagon, with utility plus long-wheelbase Statesman/Caprice derivatives following inside 1990. The foundations for a revived Monaro coupé, four-door Holden Crewman utility, plus all-wheel drive Adventra crossover were offered by the today discontinued 3rd generation architecture. From 1984, Holden started branding the flagship Commodore model because Holden Calais; the Holden Berlina plus Holden Ute followed inside 1988 plus 2000, respectively. These were acknowledged earlier because the Commodore Berlina plus Commodore utility.

Rivalry has come predominantly within the Ford Falcon—also nearby built. Before the 1988 onwards 2nd generation Commodore, the Holden was placed the full class under the full-size Falcon. To a lower degree, competition has equally come from Toyota, plus earlier Mitsubishi Motors, with their mid-size vehicles. Between 1989 plus 1997, Toyota retailed a Toyota Lexcen variation of the 2nd generation Commodore. With the introduction of generation 3 inside 1997, Holden broadened the Commodore's export plans. Because the late 1990s, Commodores have been delivered abroad because the Chevrolet Lumina inside the Middle East till 2011 plus South Africa till 2012, plus because the Chevrolet Omega inside Brazil till 2008, then again inside 2010. Vauxhall VXR8 sales started inside 2007. Versions have additionally been earlier exported inside the mid-1990s with Southeast Asia because the Opel Calais, plus with North America from 2007 with 2009 because the Pontiac G8. The newest Commodore, the VF, is currently available inside North America because the Chevrolet SS.

Holden announced inside December 2013 it can stop manufacturing of the Commodore inside Australia inside 2017.


Introduced inside October 1978, the Holden VB Commodore development covered a period with all the effects of the 1973 oil crisis nonetheless being felt. Hence, whenever Holden decided with substitute the effective full-size HZ Kingswood with a fresh model line, they tailored the new auto with be small plus more gas effective. Originally, Holden looked at developing a modern WA Kingswood, nonetheless, this project was later dismissed. With no substitution inside development, Holden looked towards Opel for providing the foundations of the VB, basing it loosely found on the four-cylinder Rekord E bodyshell with all the front grafted about within the Opel Senator A. This change was necessitated to support the greater Holden six- plus eight-cylinder motors. Holden additionally adopted the name "Commodore" from Opel, that had been utilizing the name because 1967. Opel went about with employ Holden’s Rekord-Senator crossbreed because a foundation for the brand-new generation Commodore C, slotting between the 2 donor models.
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With GM’s rear-wheel drive V-body platform because utilized by the Rekord plus Senator, the VB retained 96 % of the preceding HZ Kingswood's inside area, despite being 14 % small inside total dimensions, though five % heavier than the Torana. With the Commodore dropping a full class under the Kingswood as well as its Ford Falcon rival, the small Commodore was predictably more fuel-efficient. This downsizing was initially enjoyed because a main drawback for Holden, because they had effectively relinquished the possible of marketing Commodores with the fleet plus taxi industries. These sales losses were considered unrecoverable; still, the 1979 stamina crisis saw Australian oil costs rise by 140 %, placing significant stress found on the automotive industry with jointly downsize, a change which Holden had absolutely performed.

During the VB’s development, Holden realised which whenever driven at speed over harsh Australian roads, the Rekord might effectively break inside half at the firewall. This forced Holden with rework the whole auto for localized conditions, causing just 35 % commonality with all the Opel. The Rekord’s MacPherson strut front suspension was accordingly modified, as well as the recirculating ball steering was changed with a rack plus pinion kind. These modifications blew development bills beyond expectations with a reported A$110 million—a figure close with the expense of developing a unique model independently. With such a big sum consumed by the VB development programme, Holden was left with insufficient finances with resource the development of the wagon variant. Added which the Commodore architecture was considered an unsuitable base for utility plus long-wheelbase models, Holden was left with just a sedan, albeit 1 inside 3 degrees of luxury: a base, SL, plus SL/E. Desperate measures forced Holden with form the Commodore front-end with the back of the Rekord wagon. As the wagon-specific sheet metal had with be imported from Germany, the wagon, introduced inside July 1979, suffered from inevitable component variations within the sedan. Although infrequently criticised inside the early years, standard difficulties were obvious, with bad trim plus panel fit difficult for all initial generation Commodores. This combined with mechanical dilemmas like water pump failure plus steering rack rattle guaranteed guarantee claims were excellent inside the initially year. In face of these issues, VB was praised for the value for revenue plus sophistication, particularly inside regards with the steering, ride standard, handling plus brakes, therefore securing the Wheels Car of the Year honor for 1978.

The VP update of 1991 showcased aesthetic changes plus mechanical still many were not noticeable except we were with pull the engine down; along with a pretty synonymous revised 3.8-litre V6 plus 5.0-litre V8 machines within the VN were carried over. The 2.0-litre straight-four engine earlier obtainable in New Zealand was discontinued. Exterior aesthetic changes included a translucent acrylic grille found on the base level Executive plus Berlina, with a colour-coded grille for the S plus SS, along with a chrome grille for Calais. Updated tail lights plus boot garnishes were equally a piece of the changes, that were different for every model, with all the Berlina having gray stripes as well as the Calais chrome stripes. Semi-trailing arm independent back suspension became standard found on the Calais plus SS, however, was produced a choice about lower-end models inside lieu of the live back axle, improving ride plus handling.

A hot wider front track was introduced with address issues with all the past carried-over VL chassis components. In August 1992, anti-lock brakes were introduced because a choice found on the Calais plus SS trim degrees, later becoming optional about all Series II variants. This January 1993 update furthermore included a colour-coded grille for the Executive plus alloy wheels for the Commodore S.

Toyota's pattern of updating their Lexcen model tended to adhere to Commodore’s model cycle. The T2 Lexcen from 1991 pioneered hot specification designations: CSi, VXi plus Newport. All future updates, T4 plus T5 Lexcens) used the fresh naming program till 1997, whenever the badge technology scheme ceased. To provide further differentiation with the Lexcen within the Commodore, the Lexcens within the VP model onwards had special front-end styling treatments.

The 1995 Holden VS Commodore served because a mechanical update of the VR, destined with keep sales momentum before the arrival of a all-new VT model. The extent of outdoor changes amounted with little over a redesigned Holden logo plus wheel trims. An overhauled Ecotec variation of the Buick V6 engine coincided with changes with the engine inside the United States. The Ecotec engine packed 13 % more energy for a total of 147 kilowatts, cut gas expenditure by 5 %, improved the compression ratio from 9.0:1 with 9.4:1 plus improved found on the engine's past rough characteristics. Holden mated the hot engine with a modified adaptation of the GM 4L60-E automatic transmission, improving throttle reaction plus smoothing gear changes. The Series II update of June 1996 included elliptical side turn signals, inside tweaks as well as the introduction of the supercharged V6 engine for chosen trim degrees, as well as the introduction of the brand-new Getrag guide transmission. The hot supercharged engine slotted involving the existing V6 plus V8 machines inside the lineup plus was officially rated at 165 kilowatts, simply 3 kilowatts under the V8.

The VS Commodore was the last of that with be available because Toyota Lexcens, because Holden plus Toyota ended their model-sharing scheme. The last Lexcens were built throughout 1997. This model was furthermore available because the VS Commodore Royale inside New Zealand. Similar inside specification with the Calais additionally available inside New Zealand, the Royale showcased a standard VS Commodore body with all the front end within the VS Caprice plus an Opel 2.6-litre 54-Degree V6 engine. The Royale was moreover available between 1995 plus 1997 inside tiny numbers with Malaysia plus Singapore because the Opel Calais.

The 1993 VR Commodore represented a main facelift of the 2nd generation architecture exiting just the doorways plus roof untouched. Approximately 80 % of auto was brand-new compared to the preceding model. Exterior changes brought an total easier body, semicircular wheel arches as well as the "twin-kidney" grille—a Commodore styling trait that stayed till the VY model of 2002 plus remains a lasting staple found on the HSV variants for this day. The rear-end treatment saw raised tail lights, implemented for protection factors, along with a driver's side airbag was introduced because an option: a initial for an Australian-built automobile. Other protection qualities like anti-lock brakes plus independent back suspension were just accessible with all the hot electronic GM 4L60-E automatic transmission. Along with a driver's airbag plus cruise control, these qualities were packaged into a brand-new Acclaim specification level: a family-oriented protection spec above the entry-level Executive. Holden's sturdy focus about protection is watched inside the Used Car Safety Ratings. The results show which inside an accident, VN/VP Commodores give a "worse than average" amount of resident security. But, the up-to-date VR/VS models were found with give a "much better than average" amount of protection security. Holden issued a Series II revision inside September 1994 delivering audible caution chimes for the handbrake plus gas level amidst alternative changes.

The newest revision of the Buick 3.8-litre V6 engine was fitted with the VR Commodore, featuring rolling-element bearings inside the valve rocker arms plus improved compression ratios. These changes combined with deliver an heighten inside energy with 130 kilowatts plus further improvement inside sound, vibration, plus harshness degrees. Wheels magazine granted the VR Commodore Car of the Year inside 1993.


The Holden VT Commodore, Berlina, plus Calais are the tenth iteration of the Holden Commodore, a full-size auto built by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors. Released inside 1997, the VT was up-to-date because a element of the VT II revision inside 1999, before being changed by the VX model inside 2000.

The VT Commodore was called because the Wheels Car of the Year for 1997, the VT being the 4th Commodore series with have claimed the yearly honor. It found prepared popularity inside the marketplace because various customers steered away within the Ford AU Falcon, becoming the number one marketing Commodore with date plus cementing its region because first inside Australian sales.

The VT heralded the fitment of semi-trailing arm independent back suspension because standard over the range. But, whenever initially carried over, the European shape was simplified with all the reduction of the toe control link, standard equipment found on the six-cylinder Omega because 1987. This enabled distortions with the suspension camber angle plus toe below thick weight, commonly occurring throughout thick towing or whenever going over undulated surfaces, leading with excessive back tyre wear. Holden's performance arm HSV re-added the toe control link found on the flagship GTS 300 model, based found on the Series II update. The supercharged V6 was uprated with 171 kilowatts within the past VS model. For the Series I, the supercharged engine was optional found on the S, SS, plus Calais trims. The supercharged V6 supply was revised for the Series II. No longer accessible found on the SS, it became optional found on the Berlina plus standard fitment of the Calais, though the naturally aspirated adaptation might be specified because a "delete option". Safety smart, side airbags with torso plus head security became a choice for the Acclaim plus high models inside 1998, a initial for Holden.

GM's American counterparts were interested inside incorporating a left-hand drive Commodore into the Buick lineup plus became included inside the VT development cycle early about. Holden was offered money for the required technology changes along with a prototype was unveiled with the American public inside 1996 because the Buick XP2000 concept automobile. The project, acknowledged internally because Project 127, was abandoned inside early 1994, effectively before the VT's launch however, Holden produced the nearly all of the condition by exporting left-hand drive VTs with components of Indochina as well as the Middle East badged because the Chevrolet Lumina. Thus started the Commodore's fast expansion into a amount of overseas markets including Brazil, because the Chevrolet Omega, plus later, with all the Monaro with the United States, where it was available by Pontiac beneath the GTO nameplate.

The Holden VX Commodore, Berlina plus Calais range of full-size vehicles were the eleventh instalment of Holden Commodore, a model produced by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors. Produced between October 2000 plus September 2002, the VX served because minor update with the VT series from 1997 plus premiered revised styling, better model differentiation, together with gains inside crash protection. An intermediate Series II was established inside August 2001, featuring a revised suspension program amidst additional changes.

The VX series introduced further mechanical updates with the 3.8-litre Ecotec V6 engine, that received changes with the engine administration computer with bring energy as much as 152 kilowatts. Fuel economy was additionally improved over the past model by 3 with 4 %. The optional Supercharged Ecotec V6 extended its service with the Executive plus Acclaim variants, with all the 171-kilowatt output figure remaining unchanged within the VT. Also as the supercharged six-cylinder, an more effective 5.7-litre Chevrolet-sourced Gen III V8 engine was available. The powerplant received force increases from 220 with 225 kilowatts.

A modified front suspension setup received lower control arm pivot points. The Series II update showcased the addition of the unique back cross associate, revised back control arm assemblies with modern fashion bushing plus toe-control hyperlinks with the semi-trailing arm back suspension with greater keep the toe settings throughout suspension movements, causing more predictable auto handling, noticeably over uneven surfaces, plus improved tyre wear.

The 2nd tier Acclaim was advertised because a family-oriented variation of the VX range, with a sturdy focus about protection. Building found on the equipment degrees of the Executive, the Acclaim equally showcased 4 airbags, cruise control, traction control, air conditioner plus force windows. A four-speed automatic transmission was truly the only transmission accessible, though customers did have the chance with choose the Supercharged Ecotec V6 engine.

The entry-level Executive had been a prevalent choice among fleet customers, plus available standard attributes like anti-lock brakes, a driver's air bag, trip computer, plus central locking. Along with all alternative variants, steering wheel sound controls, a CD player, plus an electrically retracting force antenna were today standard. The naturally aspirated 3.8-litre Ecotec V6 came standard found on the Executive, with all the choice of the Supercharged Ecotec V6 or Gen III V8 engine. V6 machines were combined with a five-speed guide transmission, plus V8s came with a six-speed guide. A four-speed automatic transmission was accessible because an optional additional, irrespective of the engine choice.

The A$250 million VY mid-cycle update of 2002 represented the initial main styling shift because the 1997 VT. Designers discarded the rounded front plus back styling of the VT plus VX models, adopting more aggressive, angular lines. The same approach was used with the interior, whereby the curvaceous dashboard shape was orphaned inside favour of a angular, symmetrical shape. Satin chrome plastic today dominated the façade of the centre system stack, plus high-end models received fold-out cup holders lent from other GM subsidiary Saab. Leaving Eurovox behind, Holden turned towards German electronics maker Blaupunkt with source sound systems—an arrangement which remains inside destination now.
VY II Commodore SS sedan
VY II Berlina interior

Engineering smart, Holden kept the changes low key. A revised steering program plus tweaked suspension tuning were amidst a few of the changes with hone handling precision. Further improvements were created with the Generation III V8 engine with provide peak force of 235 kilowatts for sports variants. In a call with recapture the marketplace for low-cost, high-performance vehicles, Holden built a new SV8 specification level. Based found on the entry-level Executive, the SV8 inherited the V8 mechanical package within the SS nevertheless produced do without the deluxe visits plus was available at a correspondingly lower cost. Holden additionally experimented by releasing a limited edition wagon variation of its high-performance SS variant, of that just 850 were built. The Series II update added a front strut bar because standard with the SS, that was advertised with strengthen rigidity plus therefore handling. As became the trend, the update raised V8 force, today up 10 kilowatts. Amendments inside the remaining models were limited with unique wheels, trims plus decals, yet, the Calais has taken about a sports-luxury persona because opposed with the discrete deluxe character enjoyed inside past models. This repositioning consequently affected the Berlina’s standing. The when second-tier model today became the sole deluxe model, just overshadowed by the higher priced Calais. Coinciding with all the VY II models was the initially four-door utility model dubbed the Holden Crewman. Crewman’s underpinnings plus body structure when somewhat distinctive, shared a fair amount inside popular with all the Statesman/Caprice, One tonner as well as the two-door Ute.

Sensing a unique possible marketplace, Holden developed an electronically controlled all-wheel drive program for the VY platform dubbed Cross Trac at a expense of A$125 million. Unveiled following the Series II changes inside 2003, the initial application of the fresh program was the Holden Adventra, a raised VY wagon crossover. The program was just obtainable in combination with all the V8 plus automatic transmission. Holden selected to not invest additional technology resources about adapting the all-wheel drive program with the V6, due with be changed inside the future VZ model. Unfortunately for Holden, the Adventra fell perfectly brief of expected sales, despite small targets.


The Holden VZ Commodore is the thirteenth model of the Holden Commodore line-up, a full-size vehicle yielded by the Australian automotive marque, Holden.

Released inside August 2004, the vehicle debuted a new generation of 175 plus 190 kilowatt 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 machines inside region of the elder 3.8 litre ECOTEC V6 machines. Other changes with the V6 was the reduction of the supercharger which was included inside the S models within the VS with VY, this was additionally dropped with all the 3.8L and wouldn't be chosen with all the fresh 3.6L V6. These brand-new Alloytec DOHC machines have continued from with the VE Commodore that was introduced inside August 2006. A new 5L40-E 5-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors was introduced found on the sports plus deluxe V6 variants.

The VZ is notable to be truly the only Commodore series of latest occasions not to officially introduce a Series II update with the range, nonetheless a quantity of mechanical changes were produced inside January 2006. Holden introduced the modern L76 6.0 litre V8 with its range. The V8 has been somewhat detuned, plus both Displacement about Demand plus varying valve timing have been removed. The base V6 furthermore went from 175 kilowatts with 172 kilowatts as well as the 190 kilowatt V6 went from 340 with 335 newton metres simultaneously, to satisfy hot ADR 79/01 emissions practices which became efficient 1 January 2006.

The advanced 3.6 litre Alloytec machines are more effective, sensitive plus fuel-efficient than the outgoing ECOTEC V6. Matched with all-new plus upgraded transmissions they deliver noticeable increases inside all-round driving refinement. To achieve 190 kilowatts, the Alloytec V6 gains varying valve timing about both inlet plus exhaust sides and a double stage intake manifold, whilst the 175 kilowatt variation retains varying valve timing found on the inlet side just. Selected models bring advanced active protection attributes which electronically support the driver with keep car control inside emergency scenarios.

The VZ Commodore was obtainable in many model variations, nearly all of that carried over within the VY range, with all the exception of the newly introduced SV6, a specification level which changed the S range. All models inside the Commodore range were accessible because sedans, whilst wagon variants of the Executive, Acclaim & Berlina were accessible. Berlina plus Calais models were not badged or advertised because Commodores. The VZ was the last Commodore line-up with utilize the Executive & Acclaim nameplates, both of that will be later changed with a unique Omega model inside the VE Commodore.

Sales of the VZ Commodore failed with match those of the preceding VY Commodore inside light of increasing little vehicle sales, high gas costs plus growing interest inside the VZ's substitution, the VE.

The VZ Commodore sedans were superseded by the VE Commodore range inside August 2006, while the Wagon & Ute ranges lived about for virtually another year. Ute creation ended inside August 2007, while the last wagon rolled off Holden's Elizabeth plant line about 6 September 2007.