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    1. AU door lock switch.

      After getting a window replaced I have had some issues with getting the door to lock, on mine it is the door closed switch that has worn down enough it's not sensing the door as closed anymore. I suppose I am up for a new striker assembly soon, I will put up some pics when I can get the old one out...

      Started by Redwight‎, 06-09-2011 06:56 PM
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    2. Question distance to empty [dte]

      hi every one going to upgrade my forte instrument cluster was enquiring as to wether the dte shows up on the fairmont cluster in the au1 or just in the climate control window

      Started by outbackman59‎, 03-11-2011 10:07 PM
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    3. Problems when cold

      For the past month or so I have been having a problem with my AUII Station Wagon, auto, when starting out on cold mornings, and my mechanic hasn't been able to solve the problem. The car starts fine, back out the drive, tootle down the street, no worries, stop at the corner of the busy road, 200...

      Started by gezza182‎, 28-10-2011 07:26 AM
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    4. Problem in my dashboard

      Hi, I don't know anything about car and this is my first car. Recently, I got a wired problem in dash. All those indicator stopped working suddenly. I took it to motor electrician. He told me that it is a problem with dashboard. I need to change the whole dashboard. I contacted ford, they said...

      Started by dkundu‎, 23-10-2011 10:44 PM
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    5. au3 climate control display unit

      My 2002 au3 Fairmont climate control display unit has missing bits on the LED display.I have been given a new CC unit Ford Part No ER 10D885 - B which I understand is for the AU1 series. Question will this unit work in my AU 3 series Fairmont - Thanks John

      Started by pito‎, 23-10-2011 05:42 PM
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    6. Au Fairmont, miss fire and hesitation at idle. OK with AC on, any ideas?

      Hi all, Im wondering if anyone has had these symptoms on their Ford. The car runs rough at idle, almost feels like 5 cylinders, and hesitates during take off. But if the AC is on it idles almost perfect, although the hesitation during take off is still there. The hesitation is also noticeable on...

      Started by mattblack59bus‎, 30-06-2011 09:17 PM
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    7. Turbo

      What needs to be done before putting a turbo on a 6cyl au 1 non XR is something like capas or herrods kits all you need? am keeping this car now really want it better goin insane with audio but i want performance too.. what is easier turbo or super? still love supers the whine is just...

      Started by AUFU98‎, 17-10-2011 09:41 PM
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    8. au xr6 advice wanted and thanked

      i am thinking about buying an au xr6 I know *** all about xr 6 or 8 all i know is i can figure out whats wrong and fix cars so anyhow its been sitting in the car yard for so long they took the plates off its got 450 thou plus on it paint well it looks like it had a hard life back window seal...

      Started by xy-gt‎, 14-10-2011 09:49 PM
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    9. Post AU1 Front RH Door lock

      Hi Everyone, I hope someone can help with a problem i have with my drivers side door lock, it needs replaceing is there a repair kit i can buy or do you have to replace all of the lock?

      Started by fordmad57‎, 10-10-2011 01:52 PM
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    10. spark plugs!!!

      hi , got the tansmission service done for $230 formy au2 fairmont and it runs smooth !! just want to know why i still have some rough idling as if there is some problem with the timing? so i changed the spark plugs with ngk bpr6ey-11 ? but the problem is still there ? could it be a problem of the...

      Started by sixinline‎, 04-09-2011 11:40 PM
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    11. Whats a LIVE AXLE??

      I've been shopping around for quotes for an exhaust for my 2002 AU series 3, and keep getting asked if it has a 'live axle'. I understand some of these cars had IRS and some traction control, how can I tell what mine is running? Thanks in advance.

      Started by dunno‎, 29-09-2011 01:07 PM
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    12. Question ba throttle body

      hi everyone just would like to know if a 70mm ba 6cyl throttle body will fit into an au 1, 6 cyl

      Started by outbackman59‎, 05-10-2011 04:50 PM
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    13. AU C2R, What is it??????????

      Hi, I've seen an add for a C2R, which interests me, but I know nothing about them. Were they factory produced or an add on kit? any special features? anyone know of any sights that will enlighten me? Thanks in advance.

      Started by dunno‎, 24-09-2011 01:12 PM
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    14. Smile any other 6x2s around

      hi all...got a transit horden outfit ..auII..150k,s done some work on it and just about to ready to use for courier work..hope is ok, trying for bigger tray and more comfort as cab over trucks kill our old backs.... . first ford since owning several old transits waaaay back. so tis all for now.

      Started by upanaway‎, 28-09-2011 05:17 PM
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    15. AU2 Fuse Box Diagram

      Just wondering if anybody would have a copy of the fuse box diagram for a AU2. Cheers

      Started by regi_john‎, 27-09-2011 01:17 PM
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    16. left and right engine mount the same?

      Hey guys, I'm planning on buying some new engine mounts to stop the vibrations going through The body of my car but because the right mount is hidden away I can't tell whether the left and right mounts are identical or whether I need Specific ones.... I'm planning on buying a repair...

      Started by JSSoverseer‎, 25-09-2011 10:48 PM
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    17. AU3 Smartshield immobiliser continuously going off (solved)

      Hi all, So a while back I did a full service on my AU3 marlin. Replaced fan belt, filters, fluids (minus auto fluid) front pads, rotors yadda yadda Anyways, while we were halfway through doing the service, we needed to start the car to move it off the ramps, immobiliser went off. Worried,...

      Started by Tyrlian‎, 20-09-2011 05:35 AM
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    18. bad average !!

      hi all , have a au2 fairmont with 195 k 's but after going for a injection service it has started giving me a very bad average of about 17.7/ 100? what could be the problem ! can anyone tell me how to do the air /petrol mixture?

      Started by sixinline‎, 20-09-2011 11:12 PM
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    19. heating problems!

      hi guys , i recently serviced my transmission but after about 50-60 km the interior boxes and trim around the gear selector knob started heating ? don't understand it as wat is happening?could anyone have an idea !! the other problem is when i drive even ten minutes the radiator fans come on...

      Started by sixinline‎, 20-09-2011 11:20 PM
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    20. Oil in Passenger Floor Cabin AUII Ute XLS Please Help ??

      Hi Folks! Newbie to the group ! I have a 2001 AUII XLS Ute and was installing a car stereo the other day and discovered under the passenger carpet, up towards the firewall quite alot of clear oil that had mostly been absorbed by layer of mouled foam. Really would appreciate any advice to...

      Started by Pepe1972‎, 02-09-2011 12:28 AM
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    21. Clluster stopped working

      Hoping somebody can help me . I changed battery on au falcon and while driving to work dash started beeping and flashing then base came up . Now speedo is stuck on 60 tacho is at zero and temp fuel gauges at at empty. indicator lights still work as well at handbrake light noticed burning smell...

      Started by ausmick‎, 13-09-2011 09:36 AM
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    22. Exclamation Transmission 'thud' with acceleration 'sometimes' ? ? ?

      Ok, something strange has been happening with my transmission. At this certain corner, nearly every time that I turn it, as I am accelerating, (it's a giveway sign at the bottom of a hill & I turn right so it's from gear 1 when this happens) all of a sudden, it feels like there is no power, then I...

      Started by au2futura‎, 26-08-2011 03:17 AM
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    23. new stereo

      l have an old series 1 AU wagon with the ****ty stock radio in it.last week l was give a (working) double Din 3 in 1 out of fairmont ghia. am thinking of slotting it in. Does anyone have one of these in their car? And if so? are they ok? l could go out and buy an after market one,but seems this...

      Started by hamson_4‎, 19-09-2011 09:34 PM
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    24. Au broken into and started without a key

      Hi Guys, I have a series 1 AU fairmont. I left it in a parking area, and when I returned, it had been broken into, the bottom of the steering column cover had been removed, and the engine had obviously been started as it was warm. (the car was parked for 5 hours). Obviously the crims had been...

      Started by jimmy19650‎, 06-09-2011 09:45 AM
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    25. Engine jumpy & auto over revving

      Okay, so the au series 2 has gone from being bit jumpy to having over revved while seeking to change gear. The transmission went straight up to about 3,000 revs then straight down to about 1800 revs once the gear changed. Would really appreciate some advice.

      Started by TropicalWombat‎, 09-09-2011 05:16 PM
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    26. New Shocks to install...AU2 Fairlane...Monroe GT's...any handy hints?

      Hey all, just scored 4 new Monroe GT Shocks for mu AU2 Fairlane (no new coil springs)...just wondering is there another thread or hints from anyone thats installed them before(any obvious pitfalls to look out for), I have the manual...but nothing like info right from the horses mouth...cheers....

      Started by frontend‎, 11-09-2011 07:21 PM
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    27. Strange problem with my AU

      Its a 98 AU Forte Automatic. The Air Con was working fine, until the other day, I turned it on, and it actually stalled the car. Speed doesn't matter, it will do it at 100kms or sitting at traffic lights. My Hubby is well mechanically minded, but doesn't know much about the Air Con side of...

      Started by Sandy85‎, 11-09-2011 05:14 PM
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    28. au xr8 6 speed conversion

      can it be done? if so what gearbox and clutch set up would be used or it is better to fust get the old t5 rebuilt?? or upgrade to a different 5 speed??/

      Started by AU1XR8‎, 09-09-2011 08:18 PM
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    29. BA engine and/or transmission mount installed on au1

      Hey guys, I've been getting a lot of vibrations through the body of the car and suspect it to be either the engine Mounts or the transmission mount.... And hopefully not as painful as the harmonic balancer being a little off... My main question is would the BA mounts fit onto an au1...

      Started by JSSoverseer‎, 11-09-2011 01:49 AM
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    30. Burning smell from front drivers side wheel

      Hi as you may have gathered I have a strong burning rubber type smell coming from my drivers side wheel. I suspect it may be a brake issue sticking caliper or something. Im not sure is there anyway to test this theory and if it is a sticking caliper can I fix it? Thanks in advance for any...

      Started by jamibr7373‎, 08-09-2011 01:32 PM
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    31. AU Ute Info

      Hi Guys, just wondering if someone with a AU ute can measure from the back of the cab to the centre of the rear wheel arch. Cheers

      Started by corty80‎, 11-08-2011 11:08 AM
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    32. coolant problems?

      hi all, just had the coolant flush by a mechanic (replaced with tectloy 5 ltr )and but instead of getting better the needle has started going towards the middle of normal ? even when i drive it for 10 minutes the needle goes up ? so had the thermostat and gasket changed but it has remained the...

      Started by sixinline‎, 29-08-2011 11:55 PM
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    33. easiest access to repair electric aerial mast AUII XLS 2001 Ute ???

      Hi folks.. Have read the posts on replacing a mast for above model ute but wanted to know do I need to remove the whole antenna & motor part or can I replace the mast from where the whole assembley is mounted? Is the access point from the inner wheel arch or the passenger side kick plate? I...

      Started by Pepe1972‎, 06-09-2011 07:52 PM
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    34. Question would the service icon

      would the service icon make the computer tell the car to take it easy as it needs a service? ever since the icon had been on the car was laggy and unresponsive... i just cleared the icon this morning but haven't driven it yet i am hoping it was the icon and not the exhaust change that has...

      Started by AUFU98‎, 10-01-2011 09:45 AM
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    35. (AU) 4.0L vs Tickford non vct 4.0L

      Is anyone familiar with the differences between the standard 4.0L in the falcon and the Tickford 4.0L non VCT engine?

      Started by Bass‎, 25-08-2011 08:52 PM
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    36. 1999 Ford Falcon AU

      Hi All Need some guidance on this issue. Was driving to work and the car started overheating. I got to work and parked the car for the day. When I was leaving for home, I checked the reservoir and it was completely empty. I filled 2 litres water. On my way home the overheating started again and...

      Started by Lester007‎, 26-06-2011 10:01 AM
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    37. AU3 Faimont Ghia Brake pedal soft.

      Hi Guys and Gals I have a late 2002 AU3 fairmont Ghia (130K) and I need some advise on how firm the brake pedal should be. I think it is quite soft compared with other cars (not my model). I have had a four point bleed done as part of a fluid change and it seemed to improve for a while ...

      Started by motza‎, 30-08-2011 04:06 PM
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    38. fairmont auii transmission service?

      hi , have a fairmont au2 2001 with 192200 on odometer ? is it rquired to get it serviced ? when accelerating it is quite sluggish ? is it to with the transmossion or something else? where can i get it serviced in southeast of melbourne ? thanks

      Started by sixinline‎, 25-08-2011 01:04 AM
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    39. Exclamation (AU2) Trans Service, to flush or not ??

      Since my car had 103,000km on the odometer when I purchased it & to my knowledge by looking in the service history has never had a transmission service, would it be better to have a transmission flush rather than the standard drop the pan & ad 4 litres? It runs smooth etc, there are no major...

      Started by au2futura‎, 03-06-2011 03:51 PM
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    40. 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 06:27 PM
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    41. Exclamation Only 1 magnet in transmission pan...WTF ?!?!?! (AU2)

      Ok, so I finally got to servicing my transmission, did it myself, drained the pan, oil was like a dark brown, not too crash hot but wasn't burnt or anything, & at the bottom of the pan there was only 1 magnet. There was a small build up of sludge on it, nothing out of the ordinary, no metal...

      Started by au2futura‎, 17-07-2011 07:42 PM
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    42. Question Tachometer ??

      Hi guys, nothing wrong with my car, just wondered about something, when I have been on a trip and had to overtake a car, I have had my revs go up to about 4000, nothing goes wrong or anything, just that when the needle gets to that, it flickers & jumps between that and 4500, and its just something...

      Started by au2futura‎, 30-06-2011 12:36 AM
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    43. 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 the backlight where the 'Stick figure' is with...

      Started by au2futura‎, 01-06-2011 09:01 PM
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      26-08-2011, 10:29 PM Go to last post
    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. 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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    47. 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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    48. 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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    49. 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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    50. 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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