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    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 06:51 PM
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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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      19-09-2011, 03:36 PM Go to last post
    6. 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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      17-09-2011, 08:02 PM Go to last post
    7. 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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      11-09-2011, 11:19 PM Go to last post
    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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      07-09-2011, 12:35 AM Go to last post
    14. 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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    15. 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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      04-09-2011, 04:23 PM Go to last post
    16. (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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. 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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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. 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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    41. 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
    42. (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
    43. 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
    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. (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
    47. 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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      31-07-2011, 01:04 AM Go to last post
    48. 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
    49. (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
    50. 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
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 771
      30-07-2011, 01:11 PM Go to last post

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