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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...
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?
do ba ones fit on au xr seats?
or am i going to have to get other ones?
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!
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...
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
Ceramic 4499's paceys
2 1/2" exhaust
CAPA flash tuned
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?
neutral betwen 2 3 gears the fluid level is correct got any ideas thanks
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.
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...
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 :)
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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...
Just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the back cover of the door mirrors
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...
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...
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
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Rubbers look alright on my front stabiliser bar on my AU2 Fairlane but when car on ground i can easily slide the bar from left to right a few centimetres each way thru the rubber mounts with my hand... is this normal movement, just wondering if i need new rubber mounts...cheers..
Both the ABS and Traction control warning lights remain on all the time and no enquiries have to date come up with a solution or what is the problem.
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...
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...
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
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...
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?
DO NOT USE THIS ONE! There is another post for the same thing
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.
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