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    1. 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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    2. 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
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    3. 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
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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
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      16-05-2011, 09:34 PM Go to last post
    6. 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
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    7. Au iii steerinr box vibration

      Hello. I have a 2002 series III falcon forte that originally blew a sensor switch. After replacincing it twice, the new one works fine. However it now has developed a vibration coming from the steering rack when you turn left or right. It wont do it when you throttle it a fraction when negotiating...

      Started by ang22221‎, 03-05-2011 07:23 AM
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    8. AU111 interior light stopped working.

      as the title says, my folks have an AU3, the interior light worked intermittently and then stopped working all together. sometimes if if you tap the cover it will come on. but mostly not. my thought is a poor or damaged earth. so i guess to fix this, you have to remove the hood lining??...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 30-04-2011 06:51 PM
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    9. sun damaged paint

      hi my AU falcon is starting 2get sum damaged on the boot its a light gold champane colour wat do u think would be the best product 2 use 2 buff it up 2 make it nice and shiney again i was thinking cut and polish but thinking that mite be a bit harsh

      Started by scrivvy‎, 17-03-2011 10:53 PM
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    10. Question Rear Springs

      I've just bought a new set of rear coils(Kings) for my AU3 (live axle) they arrived to-day and they're marked LH and RH. Now it makes no difference I'm about to install them as directed but I'm just curious why LH and RH. I've measured them and compared them in every possible way and can see...

      Started by Merv‎, 28-04-2011 02:28 PM
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    11. rear spoiler : how do you wire it up?

      hey guys, i recently bought a rear spoiler for my AU falcon sedan. the spoiler is off a BA xr6. my au was spoilerless from factory, so i have no idea of where the plug for the stoplight in the spoiler connects too. can anyone help? cheers, josh.

      Started by hendoau99‎, 19-04-2011 02:43 PM
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    12. au falcon coil pack readings

      hi guys got a au falcon that started playing up yesterday engine light has come on and running very ruff, its missing feels like dirty injectors does anyone know what the coil pack readings should be for the primary and secondry coils so i can mesure each one with a digital multimeter thanks guys

      Started by shaun/zf‎, 13-04-2011 10:54 AM
      au falcon, coil readings
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    13. au falcon has misfire after changeing exhaust please help

      hi guys as mentioned above i have a au falcon that is missing after an exhaust swap to try en cut a long story short "do my best anyway" bought this thing for $200 off my sister that put it through some guys front fence :rolleyes: mostly cosmetic damage to the front its been sitting in my driveway...

      Started by steptoe1111‎, 12-04-2011 08:09 PM
      au falcon, exhaust, missfire, muffler, reset ecu
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    14. AU II a/c button light blown

      The light behind my a/c button has blown so I can't tell at a glance whether I've turned the air conditioning on or not. Is it much of a hassle to fix?

      Started by sk‎, 13-04-2011 01:55 PM
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    15. Au11 Falcon 2001

      Both the front doors are not draining the water out of the drain holes at the bottom of the doors. All holes are clean at the bottom and the sill plates are tight and doors are flush. Any suggestions please.

      Started by slash123‎, 12-04-2011 08:20 AM
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    16. AU II Welch Plug

      The in-laws AU II has only done 95000ks and its now going in as a welch plug needs changing, to me it seems a bit to early to have problems like this or is it a common problem ? Also its dedicated gas and has to keep going back to Ford to have the gas reset as it keeps stuffing up about every 3 to...

      Started by Agro_EF‎, 06-04-2011 09:24 PM
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      12-04-2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
    17. Cool Low Idle

      Hi All My AU has been playing up a bit since taking the engine out to fix some major oil leaks. I have very low idle when sitting at the lights in gear. I've soldered some pins to some wires and connected into the idle control valve sitting ontop of the butterfly and my multimeter. Once the car is...

      Started by electradaz‎, 17-03-2011 02:29 PM
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    18. 2001 AU11 Futura Wagon

      Both the front doors are not draining the water out of the drain holes at the bottom of the doors. All holes are clean at the bottom and the sill plates are tight and doors are flush. Any suggestions please.

      Started by slash123‎, 12-04-2011 08:15 AM
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    19. Broke my new box

      Iv still got a major vibration in my ute i thought it was my clutch and spicket but it look's like it is something bigger. put my new clutch and box in and still got the vibration anyone out there know or got idea on what it could be. it has broke the new box in the exact same spot.

      Started by peg leg bob‎, 10-04-2011 08:25 PM
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    20. AU II Fairlane 20in rims possible?

      Hi...is it possible on an AUII Fairlane to have 20x8.5 rims on an AU2 Fairlane?

      Started by Boyscout‎, 04-04-2011 02:54 PM
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    21. Nuetral saftey switch or gearbox?

      My automatic AU falcon has been playing up now for little while. A few people have told me different answers and I am wanting your advise. Ok, not to sure if it is the gearbox or the nuetral safety switch. The car will only start in nuetral, but will start first time every time when in nuetral....

      Started by jeselkod‎, 05-04-2011 04:16 PM
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    22. Thumbs up Looking for Gastec processor for Ford 2000 Au II

      Hey M8s am putting my brand new 2nd hand car, Ford 2000 Au II, through RWC and gas safety check and have found out the gastec processor has been taken out and the stepping motor has been by-passed. Don't ask me why they did it but did. Anyone know where I could get 2nd hand too replace these...

      Started by g8m8s‎, 06-04-2011 08:38 PM
      gastec processor, lpg
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    23. Cool Need a gas guru PLEASE!!!!

      Hi all, new to the forum and looking for your help please. I have a AUIII dedicated gas ute (factory) that pings like there is no tomorrow when on the freeway. its important to me that i stop it pinging as the freeway is most of my driving. I will give you as much info as possible, new...

      Started by tradesman special‎, 04-04-2011 08:10 AM
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    24. cd player error code

      I have just changed my battery and the radio needs a code i thought i had the code but it was wrong i now have the correct code but the radio is locked and is saying "Err" (error). Does anyone know how to reset it so i can enter the correct code? CHEERS.

      Started by macca au3‎, 01-04-2011 10:36 PM
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    25. waterproof seat covers

      as stated, do ba ones fit on au xr seats? or am i going to have to get other ones? cheers

      Started by eviltina‎, 24-03-2011 01:27 PM
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    26. AU Alts

      Ok people check your power steering hose above your au falcon alt we seem to be seeing a rise in au's this week most we have had in months its the power steering fluid dripping into it... tighten your hoses!

      Started by AUFU98‎, 09-03-2011 11:20 AM
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    27. Question Audio system stopped, red light on??

      We have a 01 AU11 Fairmont fitted with the factory 6 disc audio system (Prestige according to the manual) The car sits for weeks at time since i typically get round on the motor bike. I went to use it this morning and the audio system will not go. There is nothing in the hand book to help me. I...

      Started by Ruaphu‎, 27-03-2011 09:15 AM
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    28. Cool More power!

      Well its time to ask the question! Other then turbo and super whats the way to get more power out of my au.. i have done Intake Ceramic 4499's paceys 100cpi cat 2 1/2" exhaust CAPA flash tuned

      Started by AUFU98‎, 13-03-2011 05:12 PM
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    29. Unhappy power drain in au ute..... wont start! pls help!

      Hi, I'm having a problem with my ute, when you turn the ignition on the volts drop down to nine, battery is fine, alternator is fine. I'm out of ideas can anyone give me some tips on what to try next? Thanks, Lisa.:

      Started by langel‎, 25-03-2011 09:57 PM
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    30. au ute auto

      neutral betwen 2 3 gears the fluid level is correct got any ideas thanks

      Started by langel‎, 26-03-2011 01:41 PM
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    31. au fairmont j3 chip?

      im after a j3 chip for my au fairmont, does anyone know of good ones that come pre tuned for an au series 1 fairmont. i had one in ef and it went like a rocket.

      Started by WETTAU‎, 21-03-2011 12:43 PM
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    32. Fairlane Dash

      I pulled the dash apart on my 00 AU Fairlane today to install LED back lights and to get a dead moth out of the speedo custer. I had purchased T5 Led's and found that there are two types globes in the speedo cluster. one type are a plastic base with a wedge globe attached. they look like they are...

      Started by jag6670@bigpond.com‎, 13-09-2009 06:27 PM
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    33. Mufflers??

      What are your thoughts on twin tip mufflers on falcon wagons? i was thinking of getting one as my original muffler has decided to rust completly. the new one no matter what muffler will be stainless steel to outlast the car :)

      Started by AUIIwagon‎, 08-02-2008 07:34 PM
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    34. AU2 XR6 VCT Engine noise !!!!

      Hi Guys, I have got an AU Series 2 XR6 VCT manual with 172,000KM that has started to make a slight tapping in the engine. I have checked the oil level and that is fine. Iam using Castrol GTX3 15w-40 oil, though in the ford manual it says use 10w-30 if this is not available use /40 or /50...

      Started by corty80‎, 14-03-2011 02:25 PM
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    35. broke my gbox

      I'v had a bad run lately, my house flooded on 12/1/11 while i was moving our stuff to higher ground my gbox had enough i think i was towing & carrying 2much, broke the cog on the back of the input shaft, anyone know where to get a 5speed box for a 99 XR8I on the west side of Brisbane or near by.

      Started by peg leg bob‎, 02-03-2011 01:39 PM
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    36. Monroe Quick Struts

      Hey, has anybody used Monroe's quick struts...thinking of putting them in my AU2 Fairlane...tell us what u think of them, any probs etc...cheers...also thinking of monroe heavy duty shocks in back...any opinions...

      Started by frontend‎, 06-03-2011 07:36 PM
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    37. List of Falcon problems - please help!

      Hi, newbie here. Sorry for the very long post but I hope someone can help. I've recently moved back to Perth from the UK and bought a Falcon. We were borrowing a car but they got funny and demanded it back so we HAD to buy a car within a day! So I bought the best Falcon I could find, thinking...

      Started by lukers‎, 04-03-2011 11:43 AM
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    38. Fairmont goes into limp home mode under load

      Hi, i hope someone can help me, I have a 2000 fairmont duel fuel, and when i tow it looses power, its like the car goes into " limp home mode" I have had the plug leads changed, the cat converter replaced, the knock sensor replaced and cables checked, and the filters replaced. It is worse on...

      Started by greyghost10‎, 06-03-2011 10:00 PM
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    39. Exclamation Engine trouble, Is our AUII dying??? Or Can someone help??

      Hey guys ill try and make it short as possible. My mums AUII Auto on LPG started to run strange about 1-2yrs ago, we took it to ford and came back with $6K worth of repairs, but cos we mechanically knowledged family we did it all for around 1500 thats including tyres, but the only problems we...

      Started by fordrule‎, 24-01-2011 05:59 AM
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    40. au t series shift stick

      looking for the thread about AU shift kits in particular the one with the part number for a t series shift stick. i have tried searching for it and have had no luck. if someone could link the thread on just the part number for the shifter that would be great. cheers.

      Started by turkish‎, 04-03-2011 10:15 PM
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    41. transmission service

      when should this be done and how much am i looking at i have never personally done it since i have owned the car well a full service that is my car has something like 256997 or something like that

      Started by AUFU98‎, 28-12-2010 10:43 PM
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      04-03-2011, 06:40 PM Go to last post
    42. AU series 111 steering box leaking sensor removal and replacement

      Hello, Has any one ever replaced or try to remove the steering box sensor, which is right next to the right side engine mount? (with out pulling half the car apart). Its in a terrible location. Cheers ANG.

      Started by ang22221‎, 05-01-2011 08:14 AM
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      04-03-2011, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    43. AU2 Wagon Fuel Pump and Sender

      Hi, I have recently sold my XG P,Van and got myself an AU2 Wagon, and love it by the way, very nice to drive, anyway there is an issue with the Fuel Gauge. I have searched the forum for maybe an answer or two and found some information pertaining to the fuel gauge issue and it would appear...

      Started by XG_PVan‎, 12-02-2011 01:12 PM
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      03-03-2011, 03:01 PM Go to last post
    44. Question AU almost stalling

      We had to get the auto gearbox replaced in the AU Fairmont and the gearbox guy said he put the car on the diagnostic machine to try to find the fault as to why the car almost stalls just after starting and when slowing down to a stop. The revs drop down to about 300 rpm and the car shudders but...

      Started by anderoo‎, 28-02-2011 04:48 PM
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      01-03-2011, 11:49 AM Go to last post
    45. Removing back cover of door mirrors

      Just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the back cover of the door mirrors

      Started by my671fordv8‎, 28-02-2011 06:45 PM
      door mirror
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    46. AU engine part

      I am rebuilding an AU2 engine and after having the engine on an engine stand and rotated several times whilst dismantled with head, sump and crankshaft out I found this part on the garage floor and have no idea where it came from. Help! can anyone please tell me what part of the engine it came...

      Started by Falconlad‎, 25-08-2009 11:52 AM
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      25-02-2011, 09:20 PM Go to last post
    47. Question Ford AU Goes Into Crawl Mode When Hot?

      My partner has a Ford AU series 2 S pack.. When the weather is hot, the car's temp gauge sits between the N and the O, it backfires wen he goes to put his foot on the throttle an chug's along..an goes into crawl mode and doesnt above 40kmph. he has flushed the raditor and has cleaned the...

      Started by xsweet_angelx‎, 26-11-2010 10:32 PM
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      20-02-2011, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    48. my fairlane lost its dash lights

      well i was driving last night and the dash lights just sorta fizzled out and they havnt worked since, dos anyone know which fuse it is cause i dont know what one it is

      Started by fair99lane‎, 20-02-2011 11:36 AM
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    49. how do u wire in trailer plug for AU Fairlane?

      How do u wire in a trailer plug on an AU2 Fairlane...cant see a plug near right hand tail light, is that where its meant to go?

      Started by frontend‎, 17-02-2011 02:20 PM
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      20-02-2011, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    50. fuel gauge dte?

      hi i have just got a 2000 au2 forte the fuel gauge doesn't work but the previous owner said just use the dte. is the dte on all the time or just when you start the car. what does the reset button do on the dash as it doesn't seem to do anything i live in england so cannot just go down to...

      Started by mfp-66‎, 05-11-2010 09:12 AM
      • Replies: 11
      • Views: 2,082
      20-02-2011, 09:06 AM Go to last post

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