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    1. AU III oil leak around water pump

      I've just bought an AU III for my daughter. It seems a good car but has a minor engine oil leak from the top of the water pump area. I've cleaned it all up but still can't isolate the actual leak because it is impossible to get a visual without removing power steering and possibly radiator. I'm not...

      Started by davesa‎, 05-02-2011 11:35 AM
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    2. Au engine built for turbo help needed...

      Hi all, Im helping out a mate that has just built a au s3 engine ready for a turbo when his funds build up again. He is having some problems that im trying to help him with. It is running on straight gas through a mixer. The basic problem is that with the dizzy in it has to be advance all the way...

      Started by tyler06‎, 03-02-2011 02:00 AM
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    3. fan belt

      How do you check your fan belt the workshop manual mentions the "wear mark indicator" but I have no reference to know whats good or whats shagged a picture would be helpful squeals sometimes with the aircon on

      Started by sj66‎, 30-01-2011 03:18 PM
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    4. 2.5" catback system for dedicated LPG AU III

      I have an AUIII forte with a dedicated LPG engine and am thinking of getting a 2.5" catback exhaust system on it. I was looking at a redback system on ebay, but was told that only custom made ones can fit dedicated LPG falcons. I was wondering if there were any redback or lukey systems were...

      Started by au‎, 27-01-2011 09:48 AM
      dedicated gas
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    5. AU11 coolant light flashes on.

      Hi, My wife started her car and the battery light and coolant level light came on and stayed on.Also an alarm sounded for a while.The battery light has since gone off but the coolant light remains on.Coolant level is fine can any one offer any solutions as to why this is happening?

      Started by johnny2768‎, 10-08-2010 06:41 PM
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      27-01-2011, 12:08 PM Go to last post
    6. Double post! 2.5" catback system for dedicated LPG AU III

      DO NOT USE THIS ONE! There is another post for the same thing

      Started by au‎, 27-01-2011 09:43 AM
      dedicated gas
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    7. Fairmont brake rotors

      Does anyone have a good source of parts for Fairmont? I am in Perth an need front brake rotors and pads. Car is an AU model, 2000. Source can be Australia wide if they take phone orders.

      Started by Fairmont AU‎, 22-01-2011 09:50 AM
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    8. Lightbulb XR6 MODs?? Mods that can be done without opening the motor?

      Hey all, I want to get some extra power out of my XR6 AUI manual. At the moment all i have done to it is put Extractors, hiflow magnaflow cat, and a 2.5inch system from cat back. Now ill just list the things im thinkng of doing, if ya'll could just let me know if its a good idea or if theres a...

      Started by fordrule‎, 25-01-2011 02:13 AM
      enigine mods, modifications, mods, xr6, xr6 mods
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    9. Loud 'POP' from under the bonnet, car stalled and then electrical smell...

      I was just driving home and stopped at the lights about two streets away from our place. All of a sudden, there's a huge POP, the car stalls and then there was an electrical burning smell! Anyone know what this could be?

      Started by gotboost?‎, 10-10-2010 07:37 PM
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    10. "an easy one" eb falcon 4.0l standard exhaust will it fit my au from the cat. down

      hey how is everyone great i hope ill try to as brief as posible i picked up an au falcon dirt cheep off my sister cause she had a bit of a bingle, i have to replace basicly all the front panels and bonnet cause they met some some fence palings "say no more" but b4 i got it she already let a...

      Started by shaun/zf‎, 11-10-2010 02:47 PM
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    11. Braking issue from a POM....

      Hello all, I hope someone can help me! I work for a funeral Director's in good ol' Blighty and I was hoping for a little advice...... We have a AU hearse with a Straight 6. Beautiful car but unfortunately the brakes are binding at the front. We've removed the calipers, cleaned the pistons and...

      Started by jonp‎, 23-12-2010 09:40 PM
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    12. fuel gage problem

      hi just bought a 2000 au II forte and there seems to be broblem with fuel gauge indicator, when its on empty it still show half a tank, also when filling up at the servo the nozzle click to say its full but when still filling up nearly 20 more litres at continously nozzle clicking to say its full....

      Started by geech‎, 17-01-2011 06:05 PM
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    13. steering rack

      hi guys do you know how much time takes to replace the steering rack on 99 falcon. do you have to take off gearbox? i mean in repair shop cheers anyone knows a cheap place in perth wa where to go?

      Started by yejee‎, 11-01-2011 01:48 AM
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    14. Au front brakes

      Hi Australia are there any threads about uprating the front discs sorry rotors for my 2002 xr6 st as I have a pair of 330mm x 30mm rotors plus twin pot calipers cheers Graham

      Started by mssbme‎, 08-01-2011 04:18 AM
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    15. AU Series Mechanical

      could someone please help need to take wood grain section ( clock/ air temp) as numbers are fading thanks , Craig.

      Started by craig3216‎, 10-01-2011 11:12 PM
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      10-01-2011, 11:31 PM Go to last post
    16. A/C Gas

      Hi All Just a quick on how do you tell if you need to re-fill the gas in the A/C?

      Started by red_man‎, 08-01-2011 05:32 PM
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      09-01-2011, 10:25 AM Go to last post
    17. Seat belts?

      where do i get them from and how much am i looking for i think i need at least 2... im not sure what is going on .. they work fine some days then other days they are crap again i know i need a rear passenger seat belt because that one has just stopped retracting..

      Started by AUFU98‎, 29-12-2010 03:54 PM
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      09-01-2011, 09:42 AM Go to last post
    18. general

      Could some one please tell me how to remove the wood grain dash section on an au 2001 fairmont need to get the air/ temp section out to repair it thanks for your help,Craig

      Started by craig3216‎, 06-01-2011 09:15 PM
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    19. AU Series Mechanical

      How do i remove the wood grain section around the lcd air con / milage screen because the screen is fading . thanks Craig.

      Started by craig3216‎, 05-01-2011 07:50 PM
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    20. Head trouble

      Hi All I think i have a major problem. Today i as filling up my washer bottle and there was some dirt on my rocker cover so i washed it off with some water and then i heard this strange sound, anyway i found the source of the noise it was water around number 5 sparkplug, so i thought the plug...

      Started by red_man‎, 14-11-2010 05:17 PM
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      04-01-2011, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    21. AU3 XR8 - Headlights flickering on/off at will

      My headlights seem to be possessed ie. they are turning themselves off and on randomly, been happening off and on for a couple months but seems to be worse lately. Sometimes one side goes off whilst the other stays on, or later the other one goes off as well (which is a big concern) whilst other...

      Started by czech1‎, 23-12-2010 12:40 AM
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    22. what does this placard mean?

      on the inside of my drivers door, theres a placard saying field completion ford ref no ( whatever it is) completion date: 20/7/04 DO NOT REMOVE THIS STICKER any one out there no what this means? i thought it could be an a/c renewal sticker or something.

      Started by hendoau99‎, 01-01-2011 02:48 PM
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    23. how to fit alloy pedal covers?

      hey guys, simple question. how do you fit alloy brake and accelerator pedal covers? do the old ones just screw on aswell? don't worry, fairly self explanatory. should've read the directions before thinking how the bejesas do these go on lol.

      Started by hendoau99‎, 27-12-2010 07:59 PM
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    24. AU XR6 Series 3 Diff Replacement

      anyone know where in NSW i can get a new diff for my AU XR6 or recondition

      Started by CustomEL‎, 25-12-2010 08:11 PM
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    25. auII xr8 autos

      I was wondering if anyone has ever driven both the auto and manual au xr8s, i'm beginning to think that maybe the auto in mine might be a bit spongey off the line. From a standstill if i plant the throttle it will just drive off not a hint of wheelspin/anything. the gearbox does not sound like...

      Started by valman‎, 09-11-2010 09:16 AM
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    26. AU3 XR8 - Headlights flickering on/off at will

      My headlights seem to be possessed ie. they are turning themselves off and on randomly, been happening off and on for a couple months but seems to be worse lately. Sometimes one side goes off whilst the other stays on, or later the other one goes off as well (which is a big concern) whilst other...

      Started by czech1‎, 23-12-2010 12:31 AM
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    27. Help with possible AUIII Transmission leak?

      The old man was towing his caravan tonight when all of a sudden there was so much smoke coming out of the back of the car he couldn't see the caravan!! When he was finally able to pull over he noticed oil on the towbar, that seemed to be transmission fluid. The strange thing is, he was able to...

      Started by JD_BA_SR‎, 29-10-2010 11:10 PM
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    28. 0-100

      So after owning my au2 fairmont ghia for 3 months and just having the gearbox replaced I thought I'd see how quick she gets to 100. Was slower than what I thought doing it in the high 9's (and yes I did have the ECON off haha). Seeing as this is a pretty good indicator of a car's real...

      Started by au75thghia‎, 08-11-2010 07:56 PM
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      18-12-2010, 03:47 PM Go to last post
    29. fan belt diagram needed

      Hi all... am looking for a diagram for au I 1999 to put the fan belt on. Cant find a diagram anywhere! Any suggestions?:redface:

      Started by Rhonda‎, 09-11-2010 09:29 AM
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    30. AU1Flex plate

      hi all. I've been told an EA flex plate will suit an AU1 motor crank/auto trans. Is this true??

      Started by duey‎, 15-12-2010 04:59 PM
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    31. AU2 heater box removal

      Hi all, question re au2 Fairmont woith climate air water leak into passenger footwell turnd out to be leaking heater core - oh no! I have the dash out of the car and have undone the four nuts for heater box and it is loose but does not come out. The air con stuff is on the far left hand side -...

      Started by bluewheeler‎, 22-10-2010 03:46 PM
      core, heaterbox
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      13-12-2010, 10:04 PM Go to last post
    32. Plug?

      Hi All Just curious to know what this plug is. I found it when I was changing my auto shifter globe. It’s located up near a module (i think it has something to do with the airbags) and it goes over towards the glove box

      Started by red_man‎, 11-12-2010 03:05 PM
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    33. AUII Antenna Replacement Assistance

      Evening All Not so long ago my partner drove the wagon through an auto car wash but forgot to retract the antenna. Not a problem, went to supercheap and purchased a new one... probably should have done some research as to how one would go about replacing the unit as now after looking at it i...

      Started by lwinstan‎, 16-11-2010 09:21 PM
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    34. Lowering AU

      Hey guys, been reading a lot of threads in the forum lately and decided to lower my AU, I've been told that to have the car sit level that I should have my springs a size smaller in the front. For example, Super Lows in the front and Ultra Lows in the rear. Is this correct? Also im worried that...

      Started by fuller‎, 25-10-2010 06:25 PM
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    35. ABS Problems Forte III

      When Aplying the brakes the pedal seems to be bounceing and i have chnged brake pads on all 4 wheels and bled the brakes and checked the disks they are in good condition. After doing this the problem is still there and now it has gotten worse and the ABS light is comeing on now and when the light...

      Started by macca au3‎, 02-12-2010 10:25 PM
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      04-12-2010, 10:21 AM Go to last post
    36. Falcon AU II Vibrating violently on road randomly

      Hi all, Sometimes when going down the roads my Falcon Forté AU '99 Model steering wheel rattles violently at 100 km/h not sure what might cause this. I have noticed the coolant light turn off and on randomly as well but coolant levels are fine. Any ideas?

      Started by KoalaJim‎, 01-12-2010 09:12 AM
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      02-12-2010, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    37. au vct conversion help

      hi all i have a au fairmont 1998 and i have just brought a donar fairmont ghia au, i am looking at doing a motor swap for the vct engine, can the motor and both come out in one hit, also whats involved with the wiring for the vct, do i only have to change the loom in the engine bay or under the...

      Started by dcjacko‎, 19-08-2008 08:00 PM
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    38. Supercharges?

      well its almost time for me to tinker with the motor big time so here it go's what supercharger do people recommend for a AU 1 6cyl intech falcon snort? capa? raptor? etc etc etc

      Started by AUFU98‎, 25-11-2010 08:28 AM
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    39. Question Knock in front

      Hi I'll I have a problem, when i have to do lots of braking (EG: peak hour) on a warm day i have a knocking sound coming from the front and i feel it through the floor also when it does this,the steering creeks. what could this be?

      Started by red_man‎, 09-11-2010 05:44 PM
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    40. Steering rack leak ?

      I have oil leaking out of the steering rack on the drivers side. Are the racks repairable or do I buy a reco unit? cheers Mort

      Started by Morten‎, 26-11-2010 12:44 PM
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    41. XR8 Coolant not pressurising

      Hi guys, my XR8's coolant isn't pressurising when it warms up. It also is constantly blowing white smoke from the exhaust even when it is warm. I suspect that the radiator has a pressure leak up top, because when I squeeze the upper hose, I can hear it sloshing and bubbling in the left side of the...

      Started by jPod‎, 27-07-2010 10:42 PM
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      25-11-2010, 09:05 PM Go to last post
    42. Air bag swapping

      Hi all can u swap airbag with another au air bag brought from wreckers with steeringwheel, Will it upset computer at all? or should I keep dirty original to make things simpler.

      Started by pontiac‎, 25-11-2010 10:47 AM
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    43. BA Growler

      can a BA growler from ss inductions be customised to fit to a au falcon? my mate had this on his ute and i really loved the noise that thing made..

      Started by AUFU98‎, 16-11-2010 09:26 AM
      au1, falcon, growler
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      24-11-2010, 01:11 PM Go to last post
    44. AU Rim ideas anyone

      looking to get some rims for my AU XR6 preferably in chrome 19 inch but im taking all options

      Started by CustomEL‎, 14-11-2010 08:35 PM
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      23-11-2010, 04:58 PM Go to last post
    45. ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift into Au3 xr6 vct

      Hi guys, I recently took a mates automatic xr6 turbo for a spin and rather enjoyed the experience. So I've been considering maybe replacing my current manual 5 spd gear box from my AU3 XR6 VCT and replacing it with the new ZF 6 spd auto trans w/ sequential sports shift. I'm not exactly...

      Started by Eric Draven‎, 21-11-2010 05:06 AM
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      23-11-2010, 04:35 PM Go to last post
    46. au2 6cyl no spark

      Hi first time asker would love some help au2 6 cylider no spark at No 5 replaced lead still the same. Good strong spark at all other plugs.

      Started by Zana‎, 13-11-2010 04:30 PM
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      23-11-2010, 12:02 AM Go to last post
    47. Question Replacement LCD air con/mileage Screen

      Hey all, My LCD screen failed that controls the air con and mileage computor in our 01 AU11 Fairmont. Many of the LCD's stopped working. I bought a reconditioned one from a reputable supplier but when fitted I the screen is a different colour? The original one had a grey screen with black...

      Started by Ruaphu‎, 18-11-2010 08:49 AM
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      18-11-2010, 09:11 PM Go to last post
    48. au 2 stalling

      hi i was just wondering if anyone here knows what would cause an au 2 to stall every time you go to drive off. my dads got an au 2 and when he puts it in gear it idles really rough then stalls all the time.

      Started by normybaulch‎, 12-11-2010 04:34 PM
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      18-11-2010, 07:56 AM Go to last post
    49. AUII Locking Problem

      Hi there, I know there are a lot of posts about locking probs, but I’m not sure if mine is the same. I have an AUII Falcon Sedan, 2000 model I think. Yesterday morning the car locked fine. Then in the afternoon, I went to drive off but the interior light wouldn’t go off, and the door open...

      Started by Fatcat23‎, 01-10-2010 09:17 AM
      • Replies: 1
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      18-11-2010, 07:12 AM Go to last post
    50. Are El and AU automatic transmissions interchangeable?

      Does anyone know if a 1998 Ford Falcon EL automatic transmission fits a 1999 Ford Falcon AU without modifications to connections? Kindest regards, Lars.

      Started by Chickentrader‎, 13-11-2010 06:40 AM
      • Replies: 4
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      14-11-2010, 07:13 AM Go to last post

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