1992 Holden Jackaroo 3.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Great comfort: very poor engine management
Replaced computer and most electrics at 130000 km.
Timing belt tensioner very poor design replaces at 175000 km.
Replaced clutch kit at 130000 km.
The engine management system on this vehicle does not work well.
As you slow down it gives a definite jump in acceleration at 1500 RPM.
The engine revs often take 10 seconds to reach idle after stopping.
When rolling with the clutch depressed the engine revs fluctuate dramatically between 500 and 2500 RPM. Very awkward when reversing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2004
12th Jun 2008, 06:43
I own a 3.2 ltr Jackaroo that has 220,000 ks on the clock and I swear by it. It has a few little problems like gremlins in the electrics, but like any car you buy, you have to expect some problems with them once they have clocked anything over 100,000 ks 130,000 ks.
No clutch will last any more than 150,000 ks, and if it's a 4x4 you won't come close to that unless it has only done highway work.
Mine I know had a new clutch at 145,000 ks.
If you are having trouble with fluctuation, try replacing the oxygen sensor, as that can cause it. It will cost around 120 for non genuine. The oxygen sensor tells the computer how much fuel and air to mix. It's located on the exhaust near the cross member.
23rd Jul 2009, 02:07
Could some one please advise us of a good mechanic to service a Jackaroo in or near Cranbourne Victoria?
Could some one please advise the cost of having a standard service done on a petrol Jackaroo?
Could some one please advise us of the cost of petrol per klm?