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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 06:51 PM
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    1. Exclamation Is Mildura Ford reliable for services?

      I live in a town close to Mildura & the Ford dealer that we have is dodgy, & I don't wanna take it to a Garage to have what I want serviced done. I want to get the Transmission Fluid 'Flushed,' not just the general service. I was just wondering if this Ford Dealer was a reliable one & if I asked...

      Started by au2futura‎, 19-06-2011 08:42 PM
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    2. au trans info

      hey just a quick question is the trans tunnel on the au the same for the auto and manuals?

      Started by corty80‎, 26-08-2011 06:37 PM
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    3. low beam not working

      My drivers side low beam is not working bought a new bulb,no good, tested bulb, working alright on both high and low beam have checked for loose wires fuses etc anyone got any idea about how to fix this please.

      Started by briggo‎, 20-08-2011 07:30 AM
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    4. AU power dies under acceleration - Please Help!!! - im desperate.

      From the beginning..... I swapped an AU11 engine to an AU1 engine because it blew and it was cheaper to do a straight swap. Its duel Fuel with an after market Gas Convertion. When on Petrol and you plant your foot or going up a hill (engine under load) the power will just die. Take your foot...

      Started by jonny_‎, 19-08-2011 03:22 PM
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      23-08-2011, 11:00 PM Go to last post
    5. ECU reset

      Can anyone tell me how to reset the ecu on my 1999 au please

      Started by briggo‎, 20-08-2011 07:51 AM
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      23-08-2011, 09:46 PM Go to last post
    6. au brake booster

      hi all i am installing a au booster into am older car and need to find out where the three fluid lines run to. Which is for front and for back

      Started by munro1656‎, 22-08-2011 06:09 AM
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    7. au 1 demister light on dim.??????

      demister light on my au1 wagon is on now dim. if i operate demister its bright. but it doesnt turn the light off now. is this some kind of error warning.???

      Started by matamis2001‎, 20-08-2011 03:49 PM
      au1, demister, light dim
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    8. RANT / Question & Answer

      Good Afternoon All, Recently my father developed a problem with the headunit in his AU11 Fairmont - Red Light near the radio came on and nothing would work. He took it to the local ford dealership and was told it was going to be $500 + to replace the radio head unit. (Rant) After a bit of...

      Started by hanjewierden‎, 17-08-2011 12:53 PM
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      20-08-2011, 01:18 PM Go to last post
    9. module on floor pan

      just pulled my centre console out of my au1 and noticed a module bolted to the floor pan underneath the front of the console just wondering what it is tu

      Started by outbackman59‎, 18-08-2011 06:20 PM
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      20-08-2011, 01:13 PM Go to last post
    10. how to remove an au headlight?

      I've removed 3 10mm bolts but can't remove the head light! are there more bolts or clips? the light moves but i can't get it free! please help Mort:thinking:

      Started by Morten‎, 28-01-2011 12:30 PM
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      20-08-2011, 06:52 AM Go to last post
    11. Intermittent Steering Wander (AU2) Fairlane

      Oh great guru's out there, shed some light on my issue if you can. I have my mechanic who cant find the fault, and a wife who always does!!! Back to the issue. I have a 2002 AUII Fairlane that intermittently wanders on the road, like the car is being bashed by big winds the car just floats away...

      Started by colgreenwood‎, 16-11-2010 05:32 PM
      drift, floating, steering, wander
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    12. AUII Fairlane Ghia v8 mods

      Hey guys Love the forum heaps of info trying to get my head around it all lol Couple of questions for you guys (please excuse the noobness of these questions lol) OK so I own a 2001 AuII V8 fairlane Giah so from what I know it is a small block V8 windsor 302 I think I am looking to do...

      Started by coollamon‎, 16-08-2011 10:09 AM
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      19-08-2011, 07:06 PM Go to last post
    13. having brake, tail light problems 99 au

      does any one have wiring diagram for lights it seems to have dead short at the brake light sockets

      Started by agar‎, 09-08-2011 07:56 PM
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      16-08-2011, 07:17 PM Go to last post
    14. What do Tickford Do to the AUIII?

      Hiya all, My old man has an AUIII XR6 with VCT we were chatting and neither of us know what it is Tickford do to these motors, was wondering if any of you can tell me Thanks Johno

      Started by EndGame‎, 12-08-2011 07:58 AM
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      13-08-2011, 09:59 AM Go to last post
    15. Question after CAPA tune

      alright i am not sure where to post this so here will do.. i recently re tuned my car with the SCT Capa device with a standard performance tune after which i decided to take it for a spin to see if it loaded right it did that was a mega win :) how ever the FIRSt start up and take off my car does...

      Started by AUFU98‎, 08-08-2011 03:02 PM
      capa, sct, tune
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    16. Ford Fairmont 1998 - MAF and unidentified steel bar issues.

      Howdy, all! To start, we are talking about a Ford Fairmont 1998 which has done about 200,000kms, poor old girl. I will now hang my head in shame and admit she hasn't received much TLC the last 50,000kms or so. Alright, I'm having a few issues. After deciding I could use a spare $500 instead...

      Started by boojambaby‎, 30-07-2011 04:40 PM
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      08-08-2011, 09:27 PM Go to last post
    17. strange noise

      So between about 50-90 kmph there is like a rrrrrrrrrrr kind of sound coming from under the car somewhere, its speed sensitive so the faster i go the louder it seems to get but pretty much cuts out after i hit about 90. Very hard to tell where its coming from. Got it on the way back from a Sydney...

      Started by au75thghia‎, 16-01-2011 11:53 PM
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      04-08-2011, 06:51 PM Go to last post
    18. (AU2) fuel pump

      So my '00 fairmont ghia with 170,000 km's on the clock wouldnt kick over thismorning, NRMA bloke found my fuel pump was gone, did a nifty trick with a rubber mallet which managed to get it going but said I shouldn't drive it. Probably due to the fact I let my tank run very low quite regularly....

      Started by au75thghia‎, 23-07-2011 12:51 PM
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      04-08-2011, 05:31 PM Go to last post
    19. AU Odometer Light Not working "Please Help"

      Hi there Guys, I've just bought myself a 1999 AU Tonner. Everything seems to be grouce so far Except........The Odometer light is very very dull. I have hardly read it and it makes no difference day or night. All other instrument lights work fine. Does this sound like its the globe or is there a...

      Started by st78‎, 09-12-2009 09:42 PM
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      03-08-2011, 09:22 PM Go to last post
    20. do BA xr6 rims fit AU

      Hi guys just want to know if a set of BA xr6 rims will fit my AU series 3, same offset etc. cheers Gary

      Started by gazza66‎, 01-08-2011 08:32 AM
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    21. 19x8 114.3 +40 on AUII Fairlane

      Just checking before I buy these rims (19x8 114.3 +40) that they will fit on my Fairlane with 245/35/19 tires. I should mention my current factory 17" 235/45 are almost touching the upper ball joint retaining bolt. Not sure if the lowered springs has anything to do with it. Thanks in advanced.

      Started by Boyscout‎, 31-07-2011 08:42 PM
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    22. (AU3) XR8 - whats the best exhaust system to replace the standard one

      Hi All, my XR8 series 3 is due for a new cat back exhaust system. it currently has a twin system which i like however, being the standard system that came with the car, it is a bit on the quiet side for my liking. i would prefer a beefier exhaust note but dont want to get to much resonance in...

      Started by bisso‎, 28-05-2011 07:03 PM
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      01-08-2011, 06:16 PM Go to last post
    23. AUX input for BA stereo

      anyone know where the aux input adapter is plugged in?? is it just a standard DIN adapter like every other auto stereo? otherwise i have to take it in to the retards at the dealership thanks

      Started by rasputin11‎, 25-08-2004 11:48 AM
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    24. AU swerving problems

      Hi, I have an AU Fairlane that on speeds above 80kmh seems to swerve sideways quite abit sideways without any movement in the steering wheel. It feels like an sharp unexpected sudden jerk to the left or right and feels like the wheels are either going to come off or the car is about to flip. I have...

      Started by Boyscout‎, 30-07-2011 02:51 PM
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      30-07-2011, 07:28 PM Go to last post
    25. (AU1) Remote central locking

      Hi guys The remote central locking doesn't work on my Au wagon, never has since Ive owned it.. Locks fine with the key but nothing with the keypad......Any ideas?? I have noticed there is one fuse missing from the fuse box but as I dont have a workshop manual or even a Au book I have no idea...

      Started by thatguy76‎, 21-07-2011 12:15 PM
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      30-07-2011, 01:14 PM Go to last post
    26. Auii smartlock

      Hi All, I'm new to this forum, and am hoping someone can help with my prob. My AUII SR has activated its smartlock. I've tried all the normal things, new keypad, checked fuses, let it sit with ign on, disconnected battery..... I'm at a loss, and dont have a lot of $ to throw at it. Any...

      Started by HAPPYDAD‎, 30-07-2011 12:57 PM
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      30-07-2011, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    27. AU2 Falcon dedicated LPG 4.0 UTE

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi ,i Am In Uk With A Very Rare Beast Over Here ,a 2003 Falcon Ute Auto On Dedicated Lpg (only About 10 In Uk)had It From New And I Love It,but Has Developed An Idle Prob,it Cuts Out On Decelloration And Is Hard To...

      Started by latviajoe‎, 30-07-2011 07:13 AM
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    28. (AU3) Speedo and Trans Problems

      Hi All My au 3 forte was driving fine yesterday when the trans stopped changing gears it seems to only go in 2nd and 3rd and the speedo has droped to 0 and doesnt even twich all the other gages on my dash are fine. i have looked at other posts and found Au trans...

      Started by macca au3‎, 12-06-2011 11:03 AM
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    29. (AU1) headers

      gday all, am wondering wether headers from ed 4.0l will fit or are compatable for au 1 vct motor as i have spare new set from my ed tickford engine they are pacemakers as im doin exhaust on my fairlane also have hi flow cat as well (new for ed 4l as well) any help would be great cheers!...:)

      Started by Tim edxr6‎, 19-06-2011 07:12 PM
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    30. Squeeking engine driving me nuts. (AU2)

      I have replaced the bearings in the idler pulleys and had the alternator rebuilt because the brushes were chattering in it too but there is still an annoying squeek in the utes engine bay. Anybody else had something other than the two mentioned doing the same thing please let me know and I'll check...

      Started by Redwight‎, 07-07-2011 07:58 PM
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    31. Brake problems (AU2)

      Hi All, I have a AU11 one tonner and the brake cylinder is leaking, it is the one for the differential braking system which put more bias to rear wheels as load increases. Was going to fix myself but looks a bit compliated. Repair mechanic advised that the cyl not repairable and genuine from...

      Started by Gazza2711‎, 08-07-2011 10:08 AM
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      08-07-2011, 04:58 PM Go to last post
    32. au1 xr8 dash

      does anyone know if the message centre/ centre part of the dask from the fairmont fit the xr8 and do ford make 1 wiring harness to suit all there cars. hoping that the harness is there to just plug into before i go looking for 1.

      Started by AU1XR8‎, 04-07-2011 01:59 PM
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      05-07-2011, 09:42 PM Go to last post
    33. forte electic window (AU1)

      hi all first time in i have an au 1 forte 8/99 build has front electric windows with time delay can anyone tell if and where the rear electr plugs will beif i install rear electric windows also are series 2 widow switchs the same as series 1

      Started by outbackman59‎, 03-07-2011 06:52 PM
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      05-07-2011, 06:05 PM Go to last post
    34. AU clock wiring colours - 5 wires

      Hi Wanting to wire the standard clock into my au ute. I need to know what the 5 wires coming out of the clock are for. Colours are... Yellow/Black stripe Purple/Red stripe Brown White Black Must be a constant 12volt plus ignition and dash illumination i guess.

      Started by vh308‎, 14-11-2010 06:14 PM
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      21-06-2011, 09:18 PM Go to last post
    35. AU 1 fairlane- horn problem/engine problem?

      hi all have a couple of issue with my au1 fairlane, horn stay's on ( well now it just keep's blowing fuse's) could anyone give me some advice, workshop manual say's horn button on steering wheel any guess's anyone ? Also have problem with running of car, under sedate driving(my wife) drive's fine...

      Started by Tim edxr6‎, 14-06-2011 06:13 PM
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      16-06-2011, 04:50 AM Go to last post
    36. Exclamation AU2 Mystery Coolant Leak ? Please Help :(

      Hi guys, I am new to the forum & would just like to give a brief bit of information about my car. I have an AU2 75th Anniversary Futura with 114,000km on the odometer, when I purchased the car it had only done 103,000km & have had no issues up until the last 2,000km. Once I am finished...

      Started by au2futura‎, 01-06-2011 06:35 PM
      au falcon
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    37. Instrument Cluster Died a Super Quick Death!

      So... I was driving along, 38 weeks pregnant, off to the doctor and low and behold the intrument cluster in my AUII Falcon had a hissy fit and DIED! :SHOCKED: The dials began to go crazy, they all flipped to the right, so it appeared my car was super overheating and I had the fullest tank of...

      Started by westie80‎, 25-05-2011 01:33 PM
      cluster, dials, instrument, speedo
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      03-06-2011, 03:16 PM Go to last post
    38. Exclamation AUIII XR6 sedan Central Locking not staying locked - drivers door.

      Hi All, I know there has been posts of central locking issues before and I have looked at a all i can find but unfortunately none seem to help. Out of the blue (as always) my car would not lock, press the lock button here the actuators activate then the driver door unlocks again and horn...

      Started by etv_10‎, 30-05-2011 04:40 PM
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      02-06-2011, 08:01 PM Go to last post
    39. Exclamation AU2 Problem after removing front Fascia ??

      Well the other day the globe for my A/C blew, & it would of irritated me if I left it like that so I took the fascia off (have done this before when replacing blown clock globe) but this time I needed to pull it out a bit further. Now in the night where the 'Stick figure' is with the Air Flow...

      Started by au2futura‎, 01-06-2011 09:00 PM
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      01-06-2011, 09:00 PM Go to last post
    40. AU Steering wheel removal / Cruize control repair.

      Hey, my Cruise control sort of stoped working on my AU 1, the button "set" wouldnt set at all, no matter how many time i pressed it or how hard i pressed it. Then it would randomly work if i pressed it softly, but not always. So i got a bit frustrated n pushed to hard n snapped whatever was...

      Started by fordrule‎, 26-05-2011 02:17 AM
      au i, cruise control, steering wheel, wheel
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      31-05-2011, 01:30 AM Go to last post
    41. XR6 AU3 Locking Problem

      Gday, I am having issues with locking my car. When I lock it all the doors lock except for the rear drivers side. I have tried locking it with the key and the fob but it makes no difference. It is a bit of a concern when I work nights as my car is outside and Im worried someone will pinch it or...

      Started by jamibr7373‎, 07-07-2010 09:38 PM
      • Replies: 4
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      30-05-2011, 04:58 PM Go to last post
    42. AU Gearbox Trouble, 5spd.

      Hey, i was gonna post this in my other thread, but its a completely diff topic. Ok, so a few months ago i noticed my XR6's gearbox wouldnt disengage properly while putting it into gears 1 or 2 some of the time , i didnt think anything of it as all i had to do was pump the clutch a second time...

      Started by fordrule‎, 26-05-2011 02:24 AM
      5 speed, au falcon, gearbox, manual
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      28-05-2011, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    43. AUII Fairlane 2000 Central locking / Alarm / Electrical issue???

      G'day all, I need some help and whilst I've seen similar posts mine seems a bit unique/odd. The issues aren't consistent so it's like whatever is causing them works intermittently. Basically the alarm/central locking is regularly going mental. I've cut the alarm but i still often get the...

      Started by rf_barton@hotmail‎, 23-05-2011 05:22 PM
      • Replies: 0
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      23-05-2011, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    44. Au xr8 series 1 upgrades

      HI GUYS LIKE THE TOPIC STATES I OWN AN XR8 SERIES 1, JUST WANTING TO FIND OUT SOME INFO ON UP GRADING THE BRAKES TO SERIES 2 OR 3 AS IN GOING TO THE WRECKERS AND BUYING WHAT EVER IS REQUIRED TO UP GRADE AND WILL MY STD 16" XR WHEELS STILL FIT OR DO I HAVE TO UP GRADE TO 17" OR 18" TO FIT OVER...

      Started by AU1XR8‎, 29-04-2011 01:48 PM
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      22-05-2011, 04:57 PM Go to last post
    45. 94 EF Falcon S/Wag wont start

      Hi, I have an 94 EF Falcon S/Wag with 4.0i petrol engine. It wont start, it turns over fine and the battery is fine. It just cranks but no signs of it firing up. I have checked it has spark, injector pulse, checked injectors are not blocked and checked for fuel at the injectors. checked the...

      Started by eddyj443‎, 22-05-2011 01:26 PM
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      22-05-2011, 01:26 PM Go to last post
    46. Series 1 AU Falcon Xr8 overheating issue

      Hi Guys, My Series 1 Au Xr8 has an issue where it spews out coolant/water from the back of my motor just underneath the Intake Manifold at the rear. I checked the pipes as well and its not those, there seems to be a small hole where the coolant is leaking from but it causes overheating really...

      Started by daimler80‎, 05-05-2011 09:56 PM
      • Replies: 7
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      22-05-2011, 09:08 AM Go to last post
    47. XR8 loss in power when accerating

      G'day guys got a wierd thing here for ya to help me solve..comming home tonight about 10 k's outta from where i live i gave the XR8 a reasonable boot left the car in 5th gear and just put the pedal down slowed it back up and contiuned on for about 8k's then turned into a intersection for the...

      Started by Greendragon‎, 13-03-2011 08:16 PM
      • Replies: 3
      • Views: 2,401
      21-05-2011, 03:38 PM Go to last post
    48. Right Rear Brake Rotor /Hand Brake Problem

      I have this problem with my AU1 Right rear Brake Rotor that l can't get it off to replace it. I have released the hand brake at both points and it still won't come off. I put a gear puller on it and that didn't work just bent the rotor. The car is now booked in on Wednesday morning to have the work...

      Started by Peter Bray‎, 17-05-2011 11:04 AM
      neverseen always heard.
      • Replies: 4
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      19-05-2011, 03:41 PM Go to last post
    49. Pursuit 250 auto won't idle when cold

      Does anybody know why this might be. I have reset the ECU but no luck.

      Started by XR8 250‎, 11-05-2011 10:27 PM
      • Replies: 7
      • Views: 1,559
      16-05-2011, 09:34 PM Go to last post
    50. au falcon lpg convershion, coulple of tech qeustions if any one can help

      hey guys just before i got rid of the tired worn out eb i pulled the gas system out b4 i sent it of for free pick up and like mentioned above just have a few questions for the lpg tech heads out there, i upgraded to an au falcon series one i think year"99" the gas system i salvage is...

      Started by shaun/zf‎, 06-05-2011 09:17 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 2,136
      07-05-2011, 02:10 PM Go to last post

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