By: Haynes .
Holden Commodore & Toyota Lexcen, Series VN, VP, VQ, VR & VS with 3.8L V6 and 5.0L V8 engines Sedan, Wagon and Utility
Commodore VN to VS, VQ, VG 1988-1996
Commodore VN, VP, VR, VS 1988-1997 Sedan & Wagon
Commodore Utility VG, VR, VS 1988-2000
Statesman VQ, VR, VS 1990-1999
Lexcen VN, VP, VR, T4, T5 1988-1997
Petrol: 3.8 litre V6
5.0 litre V8
5 speed manual gearbox M78.
Auto boxes THM700R4 & 4L60-E.
***Does NOT cover wiring diagrams for VR & VS - V8 engine.
EPCLRS covers VR & VS V8 wiring for Engine & Transmission Components.
Does NOT cover LPG engines -
Does NOT cover V6 supercharged engines - for this you also require 41743
Does NOT cover HSV or stroker engines.
Repair Manual Highlights
- Routine maintenance
- Tune-up procedures
- Engine repair
- Cooling and heating
- Air conditioning
- Fuel and exhaust
- Emissions control
- Suspension and steering
- Electrical systems
- Wiring diagrams
Introduction to the Holden Commodore
The Holden Commodores discussed in this book are available in four door sedan, utility and wagon body styles. They are available with 5.0L V8 engines and 3.8L V6 engines. Both engines are covered in thiS manual.All years use conventional front-engine, rear wheel drive configurations. All models have multi-port fuel injection.
A five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission drives the rear axle. On some models, a conventional solid rear axle is used. It has coil springs, a Panhard bar and four trailing arms. Independent rear suspension is used on other models. The individually-sprung rear wheels are driven by two axleshafts from the solid-mounted final-drive unit.
The front end has independent suspension with MacPherson struts. Rack and pinion steering is used with power assist. Disc brakes are used on the front and the rear.