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Holden Barina 1986

The 1986 Holden Barina range of configurations is currently priced from $1,800.

Holden Barina 1986 Q&As

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  • Does my 2001 Holden Barina need a new clutch?

    By 'rides' I’ll assume you mean 'slips', which then slowly allows the car to build up to speed (as in, the rest of the car catches up with the engine). There are two major causes of this, the first is a clutch that is out of adjustment, and the second is a clutch that really needs replacement.

    The problem you have, though, is that even if the clutch on the Barina is adjustable (and some clutches aren’t) the fact that you’ve been driving it with the clutch slipping suggests that you’ve already damaged the clutch to the point where it would need to be replaced anyway. Continuing to drive it can also put 'hot-spots' on the car’s flywheel (to which the clutch attaches) and that can mean the flywheel also needs to be resurfaced when you replace the clutch.

    I reckon, at the minimum, you’re looking at a new clutch kit. Ignoring it will eventually wind up with the clutch expiring completely and you walking home.

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  • Why does the engine light keep coming on in my 2010 Holden Barina?

    A build up of carbon deposits (a by-product of burning petrol) is, indeed, a known fault with this engine. If it occurs, it can create the precise symptom you’re seeing (the check-engine light) but can also lead to an erratic idle and misfiring. There have also been cases where this engine has developed wear in the exhaust valve and valve-seat region, with similar end results. Unfortunately, the only fix is to remove the cylinder head and replace both the exhaust valves and their seats.

    I agree that 52,000km is a depressingly low mileage for problems like these to occur, so you need to make absolutely sure it really is the cause before you start to tear into the engine. A leak-down and compression test may throw some light on things, as can an electronic scan of the car. A fault-code of P0300 is a big clue that the exhaust valves are at the centre of the problem. This model Barina was another Holden that was simply a re-badged South Korean-built Daewoo with all that implies.


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  • What is causing my 2006 Holden Barina to select a gear but not move?

    Short of an utter mechanical failure such as a broken driveshaft or snapped gearbox input shaft, I’d say your automatic transmission is at fault. If you can feel the gears being selected (which you say you can) that’s a good start, but if there’s no movement form the car when you apply the throttle, then you could be dealing with anything from a broken gearbox or differential to a simple case of low transmission-fluid level.

    Check the owner’s manual for the correct procedure for checking the fluid level and give it a try. If the level’s low, drive can certainly be affected and a top-up might put things right. Beyond that, you need to let a mechanic look at the car.

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  • Why is the steering on my 2010 Holden Barina unstable?

    A car that feels unstable even in a straight line is a potential death trap. The higher speeds on the open road (as opposed to driving around the suburbs) are obviously amplifying the problem, but whatever it is needs to be fixed fast. To be honest, I wouldn’t be driving it at all.

    You could be looking at a problem with either the steering system itself, worn suspension or even a loose (or rusted) front cross-member that is allowing things to move in directions they shouldn’t. Don’t rule out poor wheel alignment or even incorrect tyre pressures, either. Has the car been crashed and repaired? Poor crash repairs can leave a car misaligned, making it steer and handle oddly. Either way, get it checked and fixed pronto.

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Holden Barina 1986 Price and Specs

The Holden Barina 1986 is currently available from $1,800 for the Barina (base) up to $3,080 for the Barina (base).

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(base) Hatchback 1.3L Leaded 5 SP MAN $1,800 $3,080
(base) Hatchback 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,800 $3,080
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Holden Barina 1986 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1986 Holden Barina is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Barina currently offers fuel consumption from 5.5 to 6.1L/100km. The Holden Barina is available with the following fuel types: Leaded and ULP.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Hatchback 1.3L,Leaded,5 SP MAN 6.1L/100km
base Hatchback 1.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN 5.5L/100km
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Holden Barina 1986 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1986 Holden Barina are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1545mm x 1365mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Barina 1986 Dimensions  include 1365mm height, 1545mm width, 3685mm length.
Holden Barina Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1365x1545x3685 mm 126 mm
base Hatchback 1350x1545x3770 mm 126 mm
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Holden Barina 1986 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1986 Holden Barina will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Barina spans from 12x4 inches.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 12x4 inches 12x4 inches
base Hatchback 145 SR 12 12x4 inches 145 SR 12 12x4 inches
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Holden Barina 1986 Towing capacity

The Holden Barina’s towing capacity ranges from 440kg to 700kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Hatchback 1.3L,Leaded,5 SP MAN 440kg
base Hatchback 1.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN 700kg
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