I know it's an old post, but I've got the same problem as yours.
My mechanic indicated that I've got a faulty fan relay problem. The biggest problem is, he cannot locate the relay, because the relay IS NOT THERE according to the manual book from Holden. There is no indication that the relay was there before, even the harness socket.
According to your experience, where is the fan relay located?
I'd appreciate your help very much.
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The relay is in a box with a plastic cover on the left side (passenger) beside the battery. It has about six little torx head screws to undo to remove the cover. When you first see this box, you just think it's a main wiring harness junction box, until you remove the cover and see it's full of relays.
Hi, your Combo problem is the MAF sensor located near the air intake / air filter area. Disconnect the plug, and if it revs better, that's the problem. Cheap & easy to fix.
Hi all Barina 2001-2004 owners. If you are having problem with your yellow engine/maintenance light coming on & flickering on acceleration, losing power & missing, do the following.
1. Clean the throttle body hose that goes to the engine (a rubber pipe of 13mm diameter on the right hand side of body), pull it off the throttle body, check for blockages, get a piece of wire about 1mm or smaller & cleanout the throttle body port. Replace the hose, problem fixed!!
2. Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes (make sure you have the radio code); this will reset the warning lights.
3. Also check the main engine breather pipe that goes from the engine to the head. There is a rubber hose (25mm diameter) that connects the two steel pipes, it's on the right-side of engine under the silver engine cover (1.4). I can tell you how to clean this if required.
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Has your problem been sorted with unplugging the battery. Has the emission light stayed off??
Had to tell you all. You don't need to buy a new ECU or EGR, just block off with a piece of aluminium can under the EGR; the computer will think it is flowing, and will not send through an error code.
Info came from a Head Mechanic at Holden.
I was quoted 700 bucks plus fitting. About 1000 I would estimate.
I bought the part for $340 and will fit it myself, looks straightforward. Lots of guidance on the WWW and YouTube.
Hi I was hoping you found the problem to your car, as my daughter's 2001 XC Barina is doing the same thing...
I too have an XC 1.4 Barina with a misfire. Sometimes idles fine. But always will drop back to 3 cylinders. Error codes 0303, 0300.
Have cleaned the throttle body. No noisy tappets. Sounds fine, but three cylinders.
Have you changed the fuel filter? When the wholesale cost of petrol increases, the quality of retail petrol tends to be adversely affected. You might like to change the air filter too.
Where did you get your catalytic converter made / fitted?
The cheapest I can find is 1k.
I had the same problem with a Barina 2001. I took it to an auto electrician and 2 mechanics. A mechanic stalled it in his driveway; he checked the relay and it was a faulty wire under the fuel relay number 10. The auto electrician confirmed this, and now the car is driving great. No stalling or cutting out. We haven't replaced any other parts, but it may be worth checking this.
Hi, I have a Holden Barina 2000. I've spent about $1000 fixing it up already.
As I was driving home from work, I noticed a yellow light come on, and later checked the manual and found it to be the emissions light. I'm a single mum and I'm now worried about how much it will cost for me to get it fixed. If there's anyone out there that's had the same problem and had their car fixed, could you give me idea on how much it cost for you to get it fixed?
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