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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
could someone please help need to take wood grain section ( clock/ air temp) as numbers are fading thanks , Craig.
Just a quick on how do you tell if you need to re-fill the gas in the A/C?
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..
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
How do i remove the wood grain section around the lcd air con / milage screen because the screen is fading . thanks Craig.
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...
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...
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.
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.
anyone know where in NSW i can get a new diff for my AU XR6 or recondition
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...
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...
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...
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:
I've been told an EA flex plate will suit an AU1 motor crank/auto trans. Is this true??
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 -...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
etc etc etc
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?
I have oil leaking out of the steering rack on the drivers side. Are the racks repairable or do I buy a reco unit?
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...
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.
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..
looking to get some rims for my AU XR6 preferably in chrome 19 inch but im taking all options
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Does anyone know if a 1998 Ford Falcon EL automatic transmission fits a 1999 Ford Falcon AU without modifications to connections?
I've recently lowered my AU to king spring super lows and am getting a TS50 body kit fitted. The shop fitting the kit showed me how low the new kit will sit it's going to be a few inches lower than the original kit. I'm worried about damaging the front and rear bars or driveways etc. Short of...
Hi, am looking for a diagram for a 1999 au series I for the fan belt. Someone else took it off without drawing one and I have no idea how it goes back on... I have a series II 2000 au and it is completely different! I searched the net all day to no avail... please help!!!:redface:
Hi Knowledgeable Ford owners,
Can anyone give me some tips on how to change my front indicator bulb. I didn't get a service book with my car, and a google search hasn't turned up much...
I had a look but im just not too sure how to get to it, because its in the bumber underneath the front...
Out of everyones experience, what is the best way to loosen a seized bolt? Currently, I have my starter motor mounting bolts, my transmission drain and fill plug (it is a manual) and my left hand o2 sensor all seized in. I tried lubricant spray, longer tools, and even hitting the end of a tool with...
I have just brought it and have found about 4 liters of water in the tyer well i have striped all the inerior out of the boot and have found it comes from the drivers side where the boot arm goes into the body the water runs down the rear Quater panel it is verry dificult to pin point where it is...
i am buying a ford flash 2 on ebay for $500 new and i need to know does it come out of the box usable? like will it have the 3 generic tunes i want to go to a dynotune place to get a max performance tune shoved into it
had a mate say i will needa send it back to capa to register...
i have just replaced my fairmont cluster with one from a ghia (cause it was cheaper to get this cluster with the white face, then it was to buy the white face).
i have decided to replace all of the globes, but when i contacted ford spare parts, they told me that i needed the following...
I came across a pair of AU calipers for a bit over $100. The are new or reco'd, I'm not sure. They don't come with pads.
Will they bolt on to an EB stub axle and disc, and will the existing master cylinder cope with the new calipers?
I would like to put them on an EB V8 wagon, with ABS. Is it...
whats the best possible way to get the most out of my AU i am on my full license with in 3 months
supercharge for the price cant seem to match the power of a turbo
i am getting a SCT device this week i will get a custom dyno tune for that
i have paceys 4499 ceramic coated with a high flo cat...
today i noticed that my indicator has been sticking, and stops flashing, and just says on, but i can turn the indicator off, and turn back on, and it is working normal again, for a little while, and then sticks again,
does anyone has any idea what it could be, or can anyone tell me what...
question i want to get a shiny rocker cover (polish) and i also want some hoses looking the same i think they are braided hoses.
can anyone let me know where to find the hoses and how to polish the rocker cover properly
New the forum so I'll give a breif intro and mention some seemingly serious problems I have.
Picked up a 75th anniversary fairmont ghia (should this be in the performance section?) about 4 months ago. Stoked with it, perfect condition inside and out but bought it knowing it needed head gasket...
Can anyone direct me to a list of the airbag light warning codes for an AUII XR8? Or more specifically, what is a 32 code?
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