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    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 06:51 PM
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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
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      20-02-2011, 09:06 AM Go to last post
    5. 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 10:56 PM
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      18-02-2011, 01:17 AM Go to last post
    6. 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 01:36 PM
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    7. 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 06:40 PM
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    8. 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 08:11 PM
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    9. 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 10:07 AM
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    10. 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 07:22 PM
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    11. 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 09:52 PM
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      12-02-2011, 07:13 PM Go to last post
    12. 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 05:52 PM
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    13. 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 11:10 AM
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    14. 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 08:00 PM
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    15. 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 05:28 PM
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      10-02-2011, 06:01 PM Go to last post
    16. 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 09:44 PM
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    17. 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 09:40 AM
      fairlane, road ride, shockers, springs, suspension
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    18. Stabiliser Bar!!!

      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..

      Started by frontend‎, 08-02-2011 06:48 PM
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    19. AU 2 Fairmont ABS & Traction lights on full time

      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.

      Started by RicToo‎, 03-10-2008 03:35 PM
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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. "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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. 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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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. 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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      04-01-2011, 06:00 PM Go to last post
    41. 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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      02-01-2011, 08:29 AM Go to last post
    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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      23-12-2010, 12:31 AM Go to last post
    46. 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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      22-12-2010, 12:27 PM Go to last post
    47. 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
    48. 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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      17-12-2010, 03:57 PM Go to last post
    49. 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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    50. 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
      • Replies: 3
      • Views: 912
      13-12-2010, 10:04 PM Go to last post

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