Holden Commodore VE Series 3.0, 3.6 Litre V6, 6.0, 6.2 Litre V8 2006 - 2012 Haynes Workshop Manual

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  • Holden Commodore VE Series 3.0, 3.6 Litre V6, 6.0, 6.2 Litre V8 2006 - 2012 Haynes Workshop Manual


Holden Commodore VE Series I and II Repair Manual Covers:

  •  3.0 Litre & 3.6 Litre V6 Petrol Engines

  • 6.0 Litre & 6.2 Litre Generation IV V8 Petrol Engines

Production years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Does not include information specific to LPG models

Inside this service manual:

  • Routine maintenance
  • Tune-up procedures
  • Engine repair
  • Cooling and heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Fuel and exhaust
  • Emissions control
  • Ignition
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering
  • Electrical systems
  • Wiring diagrams


  • Step-by-step procedures linked to hundreds of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations
  • Complete troubleshooting section helps identify specific problems
  • Written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown using commonly available tools
  • Haynes tips give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools
  • Notes, Cautions and Warnings for the home mechanic
  • Colour spark plug diagnosis
  • Easy to use index

Introduction to the Holden Commodore

The Holden Commodore is available in four door sedan, station wagon and utility body styles. Series I six cylinder models are fitted with the 3.6L Alloytec engine available in two power output options. A 175 kW engine as standard, or an optional 190 kW engine. Both engines feature multi-point fuel injection. With the introduction of the Series ll six cylinder in 2009, a 3.0L Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) engine was added. This engine is fitted to the Omega and Berlina models. A 3.6L 210 kW SIDI engine is also used on SV6, Calais and Calais V Series models.

The 6.0L Generation IV V8 engine is carried over from the previous VZ Series. Active Fuel Management (AFM) was introduced in Series II models. This is where the engine management system will switch off cylinders when power demand is low to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. The 6.2 litre V8 is fitted to HSV models.

All engines use multi-port fuel injection. All models have front-engine, rear wheel drive configurations.

Power from the engine passes through one of five transmissions, a five-speed manual transmission, six-speed manual transmission, a four-speed electronic automatic, a five-speed electronic automatic or a six-speed electronic automatic transmission to the rear differential.

The independently-sprung rear wheels are driven by two driveaxles from the solid-mounted final-drive unit. The independent front suspension features MacPherson struts and power assisted rack and pinion steering.

Disc brakes are used on all four wheels and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is available on all models.

Book Details:

Publisher Code: HA41744
ISBN 13: 038345417443
Author: Haynes
Published: 2013
Dimension: 210x270mm
Soft Cover, b&w illustrations

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