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    1. AU2 5 speed gearbox

      Hi Guys, I've got a Falcon AU2 XR8 ute with 5speed gearbox, had it for the past 4 years and now the gearbox has started to whine in 1st,2nd,3rd. I guess its bearings?? Its a Tremec T50D box so will any other model gearbox fit as a replacement?? Thanks

      Started by fonzeford‎, 12-06-2017 12:32 PM
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    2. Trying to reprogram new remote for locks, demister not working

      Hi all Found plenty of info regarding reprogramming remotes but my demister isnt working. The vehicle is a series 3 AU station wagon. The cluster of 4 switches (demister, antennae, traction control and locks) are not working. Had an auto electrician look at it and he couldn't find any issues...

      Started by Fricken Chicken‎, 07-04-2017 10:44 AM
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    3. AU II XR8 sedan

      I am giving my XR8 its 100,000km birthday! Yes, she has just done 100 thousand genuine kms. I have a pair of Rebel skirts & Rebel rear bar to put on her, but firstly I am getting them painted in my colour. Can anybody give me any tips or advice on fitting skirts & bars please?

      Started by xr8220‎, 15-05-2017 08:19 PM
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    4. Talk to me about swapping 4.0L I6 unit for XR8 powerplant

      I have a 1999 AU Series 1 Fairmont in immaculate condition with the 4.0L I6 INTECH powerplant onboard (automatic box). I'm thinking of procuring a manual AU XR8 on the cheap and shifting the V8 unit / gearbox into the Fairmont. Anyone have any thoughts on this? is it a particularly difficult...

      Started by Tickford Prolific‎, 01-02-2016 12:16 AM
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      15-05-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
    5. White spark plug au111

      Hi. Series 111 AU HAD A CATASTROPHIC COIL PACK FAILURE. After fixing it, 500 km later ,the spark plug Colour is very WHITE on the tip. (lean burn maybe) If the steering pressure switch is plugged in to a new or old sensor, the engine stalls on take off. So it runs perfectly with this...

      Started by ang22221‎, 13-05-2017 04:10 PM
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    6. Dual Fuel won't start or run on petrol (AU)

      Hi Guys, First post, did a quick search couldn't see anything. Have had a dual fuel fairmont wagon for about 4 months. Was advised to run about 10 litres of fuel every month. Worked fine the first 3 months. The last time I did it though I pretty much emptied the fuel tank. Now it won't start or...

      Started by jk5954‎, 12-08-2013 03:05 PM
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    7. Ford AU won't idle on Gas when it reaches a certain temp

      Hello hopefully you guys can help, We've been having troubles with this for ages. We put a new/used engine with lower Km into my dads car which has a factory fitted Ford gas system... Everything has been fitted correctly and runs perfect on Petrol and appears to run perfect on Gas until the cars...

      Started by JSSoverseer‎, 14-01-2013 09:05 PM
      ford au, gas, idle, stall
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    8. Auiii falcon lpg dangerous stalling problem whilst driving

      Re: 2002 Falcon Sedan AUIII 6CYL Auto LPG (dedicated LPG not dual fuel) Battling with the following problem since December 2016: The engine stalls whilst driving in these circumstances mainly > when going downhill at about 70 kph, touching the brakes to slow and shifting auto to third gear...

      Started by steve123‎, 05-04-2017 07:28 PM
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    9. 2002 AU3 Falcon starter motors - which better

      Re: my 2002 AUIII Ford Falcon 6cyl 4.0 ltr (factory LPG) Sedan Need a new starter motor - its clunking and screeching...but still just kicking over There are two Bosch starter motors that would suit my above car: 1] A Bosch BXF456, ZPN-14234 which is 1.1 kw power and 2] the other a Bosch...

      Started by steve123‎, 26-08-2016 12:30 AM
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      05-04-2017, 06:41 PM Go to last post
    10. AU 1 alternator

      Does anyone know (from what I have been told) what the wiring modification is to allow a later model alternator (AU 2 - BA) to be fitted to an AU1 series Ford?

      Started by rfoden‎, 30-10-2007 06:34 PM
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    11. Angry Au2 headlight switch replacement

      Hi my wifes au2 fairmont head light switch has fallen to bits ( front cover fell off and only circuit board left in dash ) she took it to the local mechanic becauce she could not turn headlights off. The mechanic said its a dash out job to replace it with a new $200 + switch . Got hold of a second...

      Started by Zana‎, 23-03-2017 09:24 PM
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      03-04-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
    12. AU 11 fluctuating power

      Yesterday my son drove my Fairmont to Adelaide. He said it drove fine on the trip down but started playing up with stalling at intersections, having no power to go up hills and generally surging when he accelerated. He took it to a mechanic who found a torch a different mechanic had left under the...

      Started by Pababear‎, 02-03-2017 11:25 AM
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    13. HVAC Vacuum Hoses (AU3)

      Hi My Au falcon series 3 wont swap vents and i think its due to HVAC vacuum hoses Has anyone got a pic or diagram for the Vacuum hoses for Vent Switch I have the manual but it only seems to have series 1 and series 2 diagrams thanks

      Started by AuMum‎, 23-01-2017 06:49 PM
      au falcon, series 3, vacuum hoses
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    14. Rear end rattle when driving

      Hi Guys, New guy here i think i have narrowed it down to shock absorbers, however when i jack under the chasis up the tyre wont get off the ground. I was checking for wheel bearing, but since the tyre would not lift i think its shocks. It is lowered not sure if sport lowered or super low, could...

      Started by Toby R‎, 19-01-2017 12:16 PM
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      20-01-2017, 07:37 PM Go to last post
    15. Engine swap

      Hi guys I was wondering if anyone could help me solve a problem. I have an au flat tray 6 cylinder. I have purchased a 260 boss from 05 ba xr8. I have most wiring except steering colon and ignition. I can get it to wind over but it won't open fuel pump and injectors. Does anyone have any idea?...

      Started by Scottmmm‎, 20-01-2017 11:02 AM
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    16. ute overheating with ac on

      Hi guys, AU series 3 ute overheating when I run the air con. Turn the aircon off and the temp gauge drops back to normal even on a hot day. ...

      Started by poll‎, 08-01-2017 10:35 AM
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    17. AU 11 Brake Problem

      while driving the other day I noticed that the brakes seemed to need more pedal effort to slow down. After some time I noticed the brake warning light come on so stopped the car and checked the master cylinder noticing that the fluid reservoir was close to empty. Drove carefully to a nearby auto...

      Started by Craber47‎, 04-01-2017 02:41 PM
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    18. AU Falcon ute Power mirrors

      Hi all, Could someone point me in the direction of the location for the fuse for the power mirrors please? Cannot find it anywhere in the wiring diagrams( if it exist's at all). Thanks in advance.

      Started by Grungle‎, 03-11-2016 12:22 PM
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    19. au falcon boot problem

      I have an au falcon and i have recently had trouble as the boot wont unlock with the keypad or the dash but i have used a light tester and it shows that the boot lock is getting power and i even tried my lock in a mates car and it worked fine. i know that the remote and dash button is not the...

      Started by Beno21‎, 14-10-2016 11:43 PM
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    20. Flat spot when accelerating

      I purchased a 2002 AU Series III Forte wagon a few months ago. It drove really smoothly and was great to drive. A few weeks later it developed a bit of a flat spot (or miss) when accelerating from take off or low revs. I went to the mechanic who said to replace my plugs and leads which I then...

      Started by dannal‎, 17-11-2015 09:19 PM
      au flat spot accelerating
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    21. Lack of power

      My 1998 Au blew the harmonic balancer and over heated, i replaced the balancer, but it will not move?

      Started by John Bot‎, 17-09-2016 10:26 PM
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    22. Recharging totally dead battery

      Hey guys Had some personal problems recently and got in a bit of a bad way, and could not afford my car rego. I should have started my car once a week, but forgot and now the battery is so dead it won't jumpstart with the booster pack. about 8-10 weeks I think, am I still able to...

      Started by JamieM‎, 05-09-2016 09:25 AM
      car battery, charging
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    23. Instrument cluster gremlins (AUIII)

      I have a 2002 AUIII Falcon SR. Low kms on the clock. It has developed issues with the cluster, sometimes DTE function goes to zero quickly then back up to 999 then freezes. Another time all the gauges froze on engine start up along with a low level high pitched alarm sounding in one long tone. This...

      Started by S1NUT‎, 09-09-2016 03:41 PM
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      10-09-2016, 07:50 AM Go to last post
    24. AU Falcon Fuel Pressure Regulator Replacement

      I thought it might be a good idea to show how I replaced my fuel pressure regulator (FPR) on my AUII Falcon Utility today for those who are thinking of doing it. It is quite an easy job so I took some photos too. So here goes: 1: In the engine bay near the battery, take the lid off the relay box...

      Started by Jim Tudge‎, 21-09-2013 07:55 PM
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    25. Cleaning Headlights

      For anyone who isn't aware I just recently got a new AU Series 3 XR6, I got new headlamps and parker lights, I've installed them but with a slight issue or two that I think I'll need to fix. When changing my parker lights the globe on the passenger side was not only not working but was actually...

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 01-09-2016 12:27 AM
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    26. AU fuel consumption

      Question have recently purchased 99 falcon forte and filled my tank to over 60 litres of fuel drove 409kms before gauge showing empty tank light and gauge completely in red, is this right? I was running air con for most of driving time as its summer in brisbane and 300kms was highway driving the...

      Started by lockdownpreston‎, 24-01-2009 04:44 PM
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    27. Blue Bayonet parker light bulbs

      I brought and installed these: Problem is the parker ligh bulbs provided are not a match to my AU XR6, I need Bayonet bulbs. Im afraid that LED's might be too bright and illegal, so im thinking of buying these as the blue head lights do nothing unless you get on your knee's and look then...

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 23-08-2016 12:07 PM
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    28. Question au power steering fluid

      guy at sprint has recommended the following as being recommended by ford,nulon 75w-85 smooth shift manual gear box&transaxle oil,does this sound right,would appreciate advice as i am about to replace power steering pressure switch for the fifth time in six years

      Started by supa‎, 27-04-2012 07:31 PM
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    29. Cracked my new AUIII XR6 Bumper... Suggestions?

      I just got this beautiful blue 2002 Series III XR6 with a manual transmission only 9 days ago! Long story, please don't ask. I'm absolutely bleeding about this! I need a new left side skirt. Color: NR Blue Paint/Trim Code: NR/B2

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 02-08-2016 07:04 AM
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      20-08-2016, 02:58 AM Go to last post
    30. AU windscreen wiper failure

      Has anyone ever had this problem? Symptoms: After 2 hours of driving in rain, wipers "stopped." Slightly up from their bottom parked position at the bottom of the screen. Checked the wiper fuse - ok. Haynes book and www. do not indicate there is a windscreen wiper relay to check. THEN:

      Started by RRM‎, 03-08-2016 02:21 PM
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      03-08-2016, 04:26 PM Go to last post
    31. Question A.b.s, airbag, battery.

      Hey fellas I have a ( XR6 S3 VCT AU UTE ) and the on the way to work the Airbag,ABS,Battery lights come on and the car shut down wont start nothing like its frozen I disconnect the Battery for 20min or so and it starts again any ideas...?? Thanx in advance.. Btw..It has new Battery..2-months ago.

      Started by Yetiman‎, 30-06-2016 09:13 AM
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    32. AU Efi specs

      I have a AU XR8 and have downloaded a workshop manual recently. It is good but I am searching for more info on efi sensor specs. I want to check and compare readings to specs to diagnose a problem I am having. Does anyone have a link or info on sensor specs (coolant, IAT, airflow meter, crank...

      Started by DJFalcon‎, 29-06-2016 07:20 PM
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    33. FG brakes into AU1 S Falcon

      Hi there, My first post in this forum so here goes, I've just put FG XR6 calipers and discs into my AU1 S Falcon and am curious as to whether I should, or need to, also upgrade the master cylinder. Given the size difference of the brakes I am uncertain whether the master cylinder is up to the...

      Started by mackbock‎, 27-06-2016 07:08 PM
      brakes, master cylinder, upgrade
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    34. Tyre shop wheel alignment results - AU1 S/W

      Bought 4 new shoes today for our 180,000km, 1999 Forte station wagon. The tyre shop put her on their wheel alignment machine and some of the "before" results caught my attention: 1. Left front camber 0deg 48' (Slightly above allowable range 0deg 15' to 0deg 45') and not adjustable. 2. ...

      Started by RRM‎, 14-06-2016 04:25 PM
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    35. coolant

      red or green coolant for a 2002 au v8 ?

      Started by xb‎, 23-04-2016 11:47 PM
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    36. au 2 fairlane ghia traction control and abs light.

      fairlane ghia traction control and abs lights comes on just after start to drive. Whats it mean and what's the fix. The guy said he washed the car underneath and it started just after. he said clean up the wheel sensors, but not sure.

      Started by powerblade‎, 17-01-2016 05:33 PM
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    37. au 2 brakes

      just fitted new tora dimpled discs and bendex gct pads all round to a 5 ltr ute seams to be good so far

      Started by xb‎, 16-04-2016 03:25 PM
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    38. Multiple oil leaks in AUIII

      I got a standard service on my AUIII at automasters today (I was gifted a VIP card and thought may as well use it) Got a list of things wrong with the poor old car.. I'm unsure if these leaks are bad enough to fix asap, fix later, or not fix at all due to the age, kms of the car. That being...

      Started by TeamSAXON‎, 15-04-2016 10:49 PM
      au falcon, auiii, falcon, forte
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    39. Front Wheel Bearing Hubs

      I am about to replace the wheel bearings but have been told that they require tensioning, can anyone verify this please and advise what the tension is?:rolleyes:

      Started by colcas‎, 28-01-2014 11:57 AM
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    40. Noisy rear wheels AUII

      I have loud squeaky noises coming from the rear of my falcon. The noise STOPS whenever I apply the breaks. I have read through the service and repair Manuel and still cannot tell what the issue is. The noise only started when I had my breaks replaced. The noise is getting worse as time goes on. Any...

      Started by Fordgeneration‎, 12-03-2016 09:26 PM
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    41. Ford AU111

      Hi Everyone, I am searching for some globes for the AU111 with the woodgrain panel and digital aircon display. There are two globes for the display and 2 for the control buttons underneath. I cannot find replacement globes anywhere here in Perth. Any ideas would be appreciated cheers .

      Started by jumbocam‎, 24-02-2016 05:30 PM
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      24-02-2016, 10:21 PM Go to last post
    42. Would you jack up a solid-axle Falcon by a trolley jack under the diff? (AU)

      AU stationwagon, this is my first Falcon of any kind, hence a very beginner question... Are the rear axles of these cars strong enough, that you can jack the rear up in one go with a jack under the diff casing? Or does this run the risk of bending the axle? Or is it best to jack up one side...

      Started by RRM‎, 13-02-2016 11:19 AM
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      15-02-2016, 06:23 AM Go to last post
    43. AU II 4.0 falcon rough idle

      Hi, i have an AU II Falcon ute 4.0 which idles rough on gas and petrol. Sometimes when I shift from park to drive it stalls and other times its perfect. I have changed the leads and plugs but this has made no difference. The car accelerates without backfiring or spluttering however nearly stalls...

      Started by apisano01‎, 13-05-2009 08:44 PM
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    44. Question Ignition lead options (AUIII XR8)

      Hey there, been doing a bunch of reading on this topic but still a bit unclear. I need new ignition leads for a 2002 AUIII XR8 ute. There's plenty of discussion around the interwebs about various brands, including Eagle which I can get here in NZ. However went to the local speed shop today and...

      Started by smaclee‎, 18-01-2016 02:35 PM
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      18-01-2016, 09:15 PM Go to last post
    45. AU Ghia pollen filter retro fit

      Looking at buying a plum AU11 fairlane, it hasn't got a pollen filter in the air con, need to know if a BA air con heater box can be retro fitted under dash that do have the filter. Any ideas guys, even installing a pollen filter to the AU somehow.

      Started by powerblade‎, 16-01-2016 09:58 AM
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    46. The old AU ute handbrake problem

      AuII ute , drivers side HB works well BUT the pasenger side no matter how adjusted including the factory diameter simply wont grip well , the cable is it appears to be a single peice front to back t design with no additional adjusters apart from the wheel units and the handbrake nut I...

      Started by atec77‎, 10-01-2016 12:32 AM
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      11-01-2016, 11:51 AM Go to last post
    47. Quick question,

      does the au tickford xr6 dash cluster fit into the au fairlanes? its a much nicer cluster and i like the tickford logo in it

      Started by Skitza_au‎, 01-01-2016 01:08 PM
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      07-01-2016, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    48. Rear window reg AU fairlane

      any body ever done this? looks and has been a pain in the ass and im not sure if the falcon window regs fit the fairlanes , its not looking like it , any other options?

      Started by Skitza_au‎, 31-12-2015 06:42 AM
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      31-12-2015, 08:20 AM Go to last post
    49. AU fairlane conversion

      Hi all i have a Au fairlane millenium number 1/200 , i was considering putting a barra engine into this N/A or even the xr6t , has anybody ever acheived this if so any chance of a rundown on what needs to be done

      Started by Skitza_au‎, 31-12-2015 04:41 AM
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    50. Replacing Relays

      Hey guys, had some strange issues with my falcon that I've somewhat fixed...It wouldn't fire, then the starter wouldn't turn at all, not even the relay clicked... I swapped them around and found 2 had failed. (swapped them with the headlight and fan relays to test) Just curious, do I need...

      Started by oke680‎, 29-12-2015 12:22 AM
      relay ignition problem
      • Replies: 3
      • Views: 1,344
      29-12-2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post

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