Holden Camira JE

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Holden Camira

Holden Camira JE

1987 - 1989
Country:
Australia
Engine:
4 cyl. SOHC
Capacity:
2000cc
Power:
85kw
Transmission:
5 spd. man.; 3 spd. Auto
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
29,129
Collectability:
0 star
Holden Camira JE
Holden Camira JE
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 1

Introduction



When, in 1987, the JE Camira was introduced the reliability and build quality issues that had plagued the previous models were to tarnish the reputation of a car that was much improved. Featuring a new 2 litre EFI engine, the JE also had upgraded suspension, enhanced noise reduction refined design ques on the exterior.

For those that noted the disappearance of the grille on the previous JD model and wondered how a "facelift" could be executed, well in the case of the JE Holden simply put it back, albiet a very small one.

The JE kept the wonderfully modern (for the time) sloping bonet, while interior trim levels were improved and higher quality switch gear was introduced.

The JE was, for a short time, even available as a limited-edition "Vacationer" - a moniker previously reserved for the traditional family sized Kingswoods and Commodores.

The Camira was soon to suffer the same fate as the Gemini. During the mid to late 80's the then Federal Minister for Trade and Industry John Button was restructuring the local motor industry, and this involved local manufacturers sharing models.

The JE was replaced by the Toyota Camry and re-badged as a Holden Apollo. Some said not a minute too soon - but this criticism was a little harsh to be directed toward the JE.
Holden JE Camira

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dave
Posted Recently
Camira. I have a reasonable amount of hard to get spares if any one interested. I am trying to locate the rear engine mount that fits under the alternator, also the mounting from the rear of the auto transmission.
These are nothing like the left and right front mounts.
glen
Posted Recently
Brothels company car, gay homo special, ugly single mums car,dole bludgers car, cardigan wearing churchies car, jahovas witness car, abandoned car, traffic jamming car, smokey car ,waste of petrol car. All of above applies to the camira!!!
Jay
Posted Recently
I own a 1988 camira wagon and was wondering if anyone can help lower it?
bruno
Posted Recently
I have a 1988 camira that will not fire and it seem to be getting power from the coil to the distributor can any one tell me what the problem might be thankyou
Michael
Posted Recently
relatively simple to change Camira to 5 speed manual. You need the pedal box and Manual drive shafts, as they are different to auto ones. Also Gear box mounts are differennt. You also need to short out the P/N switch, otherwise it wont start. We used ours as a hidden kill (anti theft) toggle switch
christopher adams
Posted Recently
i have just resently bought my second camira and was wondering has any one changed transmissions from the 3 spd transmission to a 5 speed transmission, what sort of problem will i encounter ??
David QLD
Posted Recently
I have 2 Camiras, 1 JE Formula SLE and an SLI2000
Both are getting restored at the moment
STATS
SLi2000: 340,000K's Running, Needs engine mount, rust removal on rear windscreen and a good POLISH and new pinstriping on the front bumper.
Formula JE SLE: Full Electric Options, Windows, working electric antenna (Original) Original Cassete deck, Trip computer (Works) Mirrors Formula pack, with sideskirts Bobtail spoiler, Paint needs respray, has done a Genuine 116,000k's, Needs new head gasket however the engine is getting pulled out to be cleaned and head machined & reconditioned.
I have always wanted an SLE and SLi2000 since Owning a JE SL Manual wagon.
Ride is good, Seats are Comfy, Engine has plenty of power.
I like to be Different, and Owning a Camira definatly is Different.
duncan
Posted Recently
I've just rescued a 1988 camira wagon from the scrap heap. Its in great condition, white and 184,000 on the clock. Not a bit of rust, bought it from original owner who has looked after it for the 24 yrs. Great buy i say for $200.00.
nick
Posted Recently
Hey hows it goin. I scored an 87 JE camira vactioner a few weeks back. Only got 173600 on the clock. In great condition. Any ideas where i could get a replacement rear seat as mine has a few cigarette holes from the prevuous owner
alan
Posted Recently
My old mate just clocked 400000kms. We celebrated this wonderful machine that could cary 15 poles on the roof or half a dozen sheets of corrugated iron 4 meters long and still get 13 kms/litre. He carked it last week and i bought a monster Ford that gets 8 kms/l if I coax it along. Collusion between car manufacturers and oil producers. Nah!
David
Posted Recently
I've had my Camira since 1990, it has 300,000 km on the clock and still runs as good as new. How many cars in 1990 could drive from Rockhampton to Sydney on one, yes one stop for gas. That is over 1600km and being such a pleasant and easy car to drive you would always arrive at your destination quite fresh.
Chris
Posted Recently
Ive had 2 JE Camiras from past and present.. The first one was bullet proof! It was a Vacationer that had 300,000 k's when I bought it from a Mazda dealer as a one owner trade in, spent $500 on tyres and an engine mount and 500,000 kms later sold it and got my money back what I payed for it. The present one is an 88 SLE Wagon and that one is also a terrific car to drive with all the extra's including electric windows and trip computer.
Jake
Posted Recently
My Camira needs an ECU, can anyone help me out?
John Rabbit
Posted Recently
I used to own the only Camira wagon in the UK, it was a great drive, even with the auto box, sadly i sold it a couple of years ago, i miss it still, but now i just have a couple of Vauxhall Cavaliers (uk version)..
KERRIE
Posted Recently
I have a JE Camira that I bought in 1994 from a Holden Dealer in Newcastle. She has had an LPG conversion and runs quite happily on gas. Honestly she is the best car I have ever owned and the people who bagged me for buying it 16 years ago have been through 2 or 3 cars since then. She just keeps on purring.
loz
Posted Recently
u are very lucky jason
Jason
Posted Recently
I currently own a Je Camira 1988 automatic with dohc 2litre runs well good little car drive it everywhere,
loz
Posted Recently
arn't the holden Apollos supposto be camiras but with a different name?? i miss our camira :(
bob
Posted Recently
is there any one els in my position?
bob
Posted Recently
i once had a je wagon the most beautiful car in the world. my family owned it for 20 years. i completely fell in love with that car. but then we had a very bad car accident! the car got fixed but it was still unreliable so we had to get rid of it i was so upset that i cried. please to the people that have 1 please take care of it.
steve
Posted Recently
My son has a JE Camira although grey duco has faided it is still a reliable car. This also has the problem of Check Engine warning light coming on, intermitantly. Has been doing it for years and doesnt effect operation of the engine. Dont know why it does it though.
Smithyx
Posted Recently
Have a JE Camira SLE sport thing with the 2.2 efi engine, can any body tell me what it means when the check engine light comes on it has my mechanic stumped.
daren
Posted Recently
see my comment under JB--also forgot about always replacing engine mounts.When it was going the JE was a good car,and the paint colours were so much better than the JD
john hughes
Posted Recently
iv got a 1988 camira slx nt shure if its a je or jd tho but i think its a great car because its got good econ and great drivability
John Gibson
Posted Recently
I don't mind the little Camiras-particularly the JE. I always liked the wagons styling.Throw in the 2ltr engine and you have a neat little package there. Its a pity we never got a 2nd generation Camira for the 90's and beyond,instead getting a rebadged Camry. I'm sure that with a bit of determination and elbow grease,it would have been a great machine. As a point of interest, The last Camira was built in December 1988-but they remained on the new car market for most of 1989.
Baldy
Posted Recently
I have a 87 JE Wagon in the shed at home, spent over $2000 in restoring it over 5 years. Only drove it once. Still only worth $200 but I love it. It's part of the furniture in the shed. Maybe worth something oneday.
aw
Posted Recently
I have had 2 JE models over the years and loved them. They ware great to drive and v good power and economy. Keep an eye on engine mounts breaking. Always have quality coolant and oil and keep the injectors clean and you will have years of fuss free motoring
ben collis
Posted Recently
Im currently in the progress, of restoring a camira je, fine peice of machinery, good for me too been a younger driver
 
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