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AU/AU2/AU3 Falcon/Ute/Wagon/Fairlane/LTD

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    If you wish to post up a question in these mechanical discussion rooms, please do the following. 1) Do a search. There's thousands of threads so chances are that your question has already been answered. By doing a search, you'll get your answer straight away and it means that the forum isn't...

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    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 05:51 PM
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    1. Cant lock my AU and interior light stays on

      I recently found my interior light on at night, so i CHECKED THAT THE DOORS WERE SHUT PROPERLY AND TRIED TO LOCK THE DOORS to no avail. I have replaced the battery in the past month without any problems, also changed the drivers door lock about 6 months ago which was faulty, 12 months ago Ford...

      Started by djw‎, 23-07-2013 04:25 PM
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    2. 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 03:44 PM
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    3. AU Transmission issue

      Hello all. I've recently picked up a 2003, AU Series lll. I'm really happy with the car, low kms, looked after etc etc. I test drove the vehicle before buying and the Auto was perfect. To get the road worthy the mechanic replaced the rear extension housing seal and now a couple of weeks later, the...

      Started by Hortiboi‎, 04-01-2012 01:06 PM
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    4. Hey all have a few questions n stuff to ask about my 99 au fairmont..thanks

      Hey all This site is great with all yous great people sharing your knowledge. Anyhow I have recently got my license and got a auto 1999 ford Fairmont from a long time friend It went great for a few months then had a few issues I paid one mechanic who swore he would get it going ..not even...

      Started by ultrabob‎, 17-01-2018 06:25 PM
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    5. So who has a AU Series 1 Falcon here?

      Just curious who has an AU series 1 Falcon here.

      Started by snowdon‎, 27-02-2009 10:43 AM
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    6. 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 06:31 PM
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    7. NU fairlane dash lights

      Both my NU Fairlane and my AU Fairmont have blown the light globes in the centre of the dash, Ie Demister, aerial, door lock etc. small blue globe in small round holder, black I always grab them out of wrecks when I get a chance, but they rarely work. Any one know if there available new? ...

      Started by dunno‎, 29-11-2017 08:16 PM
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    8. auto select globe

      I've blown the bulb in my auto selector, NU fairlane, do I need to remove the console to fit a new one, or is there an easier way?

      Started by dunno‎, 05-11-2017 07:52 AM
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    9. 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 09:44 AM
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    10. AU3 Fairmont Wagon Fuel Pump

      Hi guys, just looking for advise on how the hell to go about changing the fuel pump in an AU series 3 fairmont wagon. Went to the parts shop and got a pack that looks like a pump and some kind of filter. that's all that was in the box.

      Started by AU wagon‎, 30-08-2017 11:09 AM
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    11. Replacing light in clock

      Hi, My digital clock no longer lights up. Obviously broken filament or past its life span. It would be nice to see the time at night especially when I'm driving long distances. Does anyone know how these car clocks can be accessed to replace the clock's light bulb? The original Ford...

      Started by bondy99‎, 13-09-2017 11:20 PM
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    12. Au clock lamp replacement.

      :) Because it has been asked for before and I've put this elsewhere I decided to throw it up for general knowledge. OK the first thing will be to get the dash insert out of the car. You will need to remove the original radio or whatever replaces it as there are two 'bolts' behind it and two...

      Started by Redwight‎, 02-04-2009 01:32 PM
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    13. Removing Rear Extension Housing Ford AUII on BTR93LE Auto Trans

      Can anyone provide me with info as what needs to be done to remove rear extension housing on BTR93LE Auto transmission. I need to replace bush and seal due to leak. The Gregory's No 274 Falcon service repair manual does not explain enough. Any advice is welcome.

      Started by bondy99‎, 21-08-2017 11:56 PM
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    14. AU?NU Fairlane, slow oil pressure.

      Hi There, Bought a 1999 Fairlane 6 months ago, have noticed that when I start it, hot or cold, the oil pressure gauge, stays on 0 for a minute or more before it begins to rise, then goes up to 5 and a 1/2. I also own a 2000 and 2001 fairmonts, both of the gauges on these go up straight away and...

      Started by dunno‎, 04-09-2017 09:37 AM
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    15. AUII VCT solenoid removal

      G'day all, I have a leaking solenoid at the VCT unit at the front, it is not leaking at the oil line at the banjo connection. Ellery's manual does not give much detail in removing the solenoid, has any member done this and able to advise? cheers Bill.

      Started by zbm‎, 23-01-2010 09:37 PM
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    16. AU wagon GVM

      I am looking at towing a caravan and need to find the GVM for my 2002 au wagon to show the scalies if I am pulled up, but am having no luck. Does anyone know where I can get info on this please?

      Started by Fini‎, 23-07-2017 08:44 AM
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    17. AU3 2002 power steering fluid - how to do full flush

      Hi all Have a 2002 Falcon AU3 sedan 4.0L 6 cyl LPG Noticed the power steering pump was making loud noise for first time - had a look and the pump had no oil in it. Noticed some power steer fluid on the top of the alternator Went and purchase some Penrite power steer fluid suitable for EF...

      Started by steve123‎, 25-07-2017 11:14 PM
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    18. Anyone have a 99 AU 4.0 Used Exhaust/Tyres 4 Sale in Sydney?

      hey guys if anyone here has an exhaust for a 99 AU Ute 4.0 and lives close to Rydalmere....let me know also need some tyres it's about $200 or so for a new exhaust, and that's stock basic. and about another $230 for a set of Tyres.

      Started by JamieM‎, 25-07-2017 05:33 AM
      for sale, wanted
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    19. Help Passing Blue Slip Advice Needed

      howdy my 99 AU ute has been out of rego for 12 months. it's only done 150k was talking to the guy I would get the blueslip done by and he was obsessively fanatical about having a car get a blue slip - should look 100% out of the factory. (or maybe he just didn't want to do it)

      Started by JamieM‎, 20-07-2017 10:42 AM
      au ute, blue slip
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    20. coil pack

      AU series 2 , 6 cylinder is going through coil packs every few months. Any suggestions on what could be causing it and is there checks I could carry out . Much appreciated

      Started by poll‎, 14-07-2017 01:23 PM
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    21. 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 11:32 AM
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    22. 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 07:19 PM
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    23. 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, 31-01-2016 11:16 PM
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    24. 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 03:10 PM
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    25. 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 02:05 PM
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    26. 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 08:05 PM
      ford au, gas, idle, stall
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    27. 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 06:28 PM
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    28. 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, 25-08-2016 11:30 PM
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    29. 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 05:34 PM
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    30. 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 08:24 PM
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    31. 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 10:25 AM
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    32. 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 05:49 PM
      au falcon, series 3, vacuum hoses
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    33. 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 11:16 AM
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    34. 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 10:02 AM
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    35. 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 09:35 AM
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    36. 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 01:41 PM
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    37. 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 11:22 AM
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    38. 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 10:43 PM
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    39. 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 08:19 PM
      au flat spot accelerating
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    40. 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 09:26 PM
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    41. 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 08:25 AM
      car battery, charging
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      11-09-2016, 12:13 PM Go to last post
    42. 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 02:41 PM
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      10-09-2016, 06:50 AM Go to last post
    43. 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 06:55 PM
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    44. 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, 31-08-2016 11:27 PM
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    45. 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 11:07 AM
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      24-08-2016, 08:54 AM Go to last post
    46. 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 06:04 AM
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    47. 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 01:21 PM
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      03-08-2016, 03:26 PM Go to last post
    48. 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 08:13 AM
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      01-07-2016, 02:25 PM Go to last post
    49. 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 06:20 PM
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    50. 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 06:08 PM
      brakes, master cylinder, upgrade
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      • Views: 2,283
      28-06-2016, 06:18 PM Go to last post

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