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    Started by PaulST‎, 27-07-2011 11:12 PM
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    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 05:51 PM
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    1. 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 12:55 PM
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    2. 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 07:20 AM
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    3. 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 08:24 PM
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    4. 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 01:29 PM
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    5. 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 07:15 AM
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    6. 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 07:25 PM
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    7. 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 01:54 PM
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    8. 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 03:16 PM
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    9. 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 07:38 PM
      gastec processor, lpg
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    10. 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 07:10 AM
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    11. 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 09:36 PM
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    12. 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 12:27 PM
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    13. 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 10:20 AM
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    14. 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 08:15 AM
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    15. 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 04:12 PM
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    16. 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 08:57 PM
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    17. au ute auto

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

      Started by langel‎, 26-03-2011 12:41 PM
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    18. 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 11:43 AM
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    19. 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 05:27 PM
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    20. 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 06:34 PM
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    21. 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 01:25 PM
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    22. 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 12:39 PM
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    23. 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 06:36 PM
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    24. 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 10:43 AM
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    25. 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 09:00 PM
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    26. 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 04:59 AM
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    27. 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 09:15 PM
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    28. 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 09:43 PM
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    29. 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 07:14 AM
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    30. 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 12:12 PM
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    31. 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 03:48 PM
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    32. 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 05:45 PM
      door mirror
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    33. 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 10:52 AM
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    34. 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 09:32 PM
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    35. 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 10:36 AM
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    36. 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 01:20 PM
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    37. 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 08:12 AM
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    38. AU Clutch Pedal / Pedalbox Broken :( Please Help

      Hi All, My cluch has been getting worse and worse (harder) Tonight the pedal is sitting on a funny angle :( when I looked it looks like its been welded before and the weld has broken....Ive read that the pedal boxes are pretty crappy on these. Is it a big job to remove the pedal box? I dont know...

      Started by st78‎, 16-02-2011 09:56 PM
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    39. Eratic Idling since I removed engine

      Was just about to ring the gas fitter and book the AU in for a tune and to try and work out this saga. When I thought ask the public and see what they know. It backfires when pulling away from lights and runs rough after warming up for a while and then left idling (long wait at a red light). The...

      Started by electradaz‎, 14-02-2011 12:36 PM
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    40. Shock Absorbers...Monroe GT V Sensa-Trac v ...?

      Need a new pair of rear shockers( at moment$$$, then front,and eventually springs) for the AU2 Fairlane, after a solid but comfortable ride( mainly comfortable)...the car is used on fairly crap bitumen roads. Would the Monroe GT give a too stiff, harsh a ride or be the right choice?...any...

      Started by frontend‎, 16-02-2011 05:40 PM
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    41. Timing cover solenoid

      Hi guys. One of the young blokes at work has an AU XR6 with oil leaking from a soleniod on the timing cover. He has bought a genuine Ford replacement and had it at work today. He asked if I knew what the go was to replace it. After looking at it, I told him it looked like it was just a case of...

      Started by EB dan‎, 14-02-2011 07:11 PM
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      15-02-2011, 10:41 PM Go to last post
    42. au issues

      i have a 98 AU XR6 series 1. Which has a problem with the A/C switch turning itself off intermittently. Which as i have since found out from Ford is a common problem with this model. i have located a replacement unit, is there any issues i need to be aware of before replacing the unit. such as any...

      Started by damit‎, 11-02-2011 09:07 AM
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      15-02-2011, 07:49 AM Go to last post
    43. Nolathane Bushes

      G'day guys what are your Opinions on Nolathane bushes?? i ask because about 12 months ago my lower control arm rubber bushes said they have had enough and decided to go on me..so my mechanic replaced them with Nolathane Bushes.. car was good felt nice and tight sits better thru the corners just...

      Started by Greendragon‎, 12-02-2011 06:22 PM
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    44. AU XR8 Petrol Gauge

      G'day guys dont know if its a problem yet but its been acting very strange the last two days i live 40k's from town and my car had 3/4 tank of petrol i got to town drove probley 15k's around town and 40k's home again and my petrol gauge never moved..so i thought id head into town again today to...

      Started by Greendragon‎, 14-12-2010 08:52 PM
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    45. AU2 off idle stumble

      G'day guys, I Have an AU2 dual fuel manual ute that has an off idle stumble below 1000 rpm when on gas, runs fine on petrol, in the old days of carburettors i would have diagnosed it as a faulty power valve. It drives fine once you get it moving but has no oomph down low, not really a gas...

      Started by joecool‎, 12-02-2011 04:52 PM
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    46. Fitting towbar and plug to Fairlane AU2?

      Ive noticed on other posts that the wiring for the towbar supposedly joins, plugs into a plug near right hand tail light( is this right), is this the same for the Fairlane, cant seem to see it there!!!also i take it the fairlane bumper has to come off( bummer) when fitting towbar, also i need to...

      Started by frontend‎, 12-02-2011 10:10 AM
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    47. Help With Spark Plug & Gap on XR6 S1?

      Hey just bought some Bosch p13-6 Platinum Plus plugs for my XR6 HP, The gap size it comes with is 0.9mm, What should the correct size be? Im running it with the 0.9 at the moment until i find the right size, it runs different but its hard to explain. Does anyone know the right Gap? And the...

      Started by fordrule‎, 09-02-2011 07:00 PM
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      11-02-2011, 06:39 PM Go to last post
    48. brake light fuse keeps blowing

      Help the brake light fuse keeps blowing in my series 1 au have removed the left hand tail light and right side separately to see if one or the other has a fault . fuse blew both times . then tried without any tail lights same deal press the brake and the fuse blows . Only thing left i can think of...

      Started by my671fordv8‎, 09-02-2011 04:28 PM
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      10-02-2011, 05:01 PM Go to last post
    49. AU2 High idle

      G'Day Guys, I have an AU2 duel fuel ute that has developed a high idle on petrol 2000rpm and a rough idle on gas. I have taken the plumbing from airbox to throttle body off and covered the throttle body inlet with engine running and the idle speed returns to somewhere near normal, I haved...

      Started by joecool‎, 08-02-2011 08:44 PM
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      09-02-2011, 03:34 PM Go to last post
    50. Suspension?

      I have AU2 Fairlane( IRS) and am wondering best way to check suspension, springs and shocks...notice lately it is riding rough roads badly seems to shudder over most small and large bumps now, and stiff and severe as well, body moves about a bit.( dont know if its just me but everytime its been up...

      Started by frontend‎, 04-02-2011 08:40 AM
      fairlane, road ride, shockers, springs, suspension
      • Replies: 2
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      09-02-2011, 07:29 AM Go to last post

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