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Forum: AU Series Mechanical

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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Read before posting a question!

    If you wish to post up a question in these mechanical discussion rooms, please do the following. 1) Do a search. There's thousands of threads so chances are that your question has already been answered. By doing a search, you'll get your answer straight away and it means that the forum isn't...

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    We encourage everyone to post up a few photos of your pride and joy. These rooms are primarily to discuss technical/mechanical issues so we ask that you post up photos in the Your Ride room.

    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 05:51 PM
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    1. AU2 XR6 VCT Engine noise !!!!

      Hi Guys, 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...

      Started by corty80‎, 14-03-2011 01:25 PM
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    2. broke my gbox

      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.

      Started by peg leg bob‎, 02-03-2011 12:39 PM
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    3. Monroe Quick Struts

      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...

      Started by frontend‎, 06-03-2011 06:36 PM
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    4. List of Falcon problems - please help!

      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...

      Started by lukers‎, 04-03-2011 10:43 AM
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    5. Fairmont goes into limp home mode under load

      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...

      Started by greyghost10‎, 06-03-2011 09:00 PM
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    6. Exclamation Engine trouble, Is our AUII dying??? Or Can someone help??

      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...

      Started by fordrule‎, 24-01-2011 04:59 AM
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    7. au t series shift stick

      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. cheers.

      Started by turkish‎, 04-03-2011 09:15 PM
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    8. transmission service

      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

      Started by AUFU98‎, 28-12-2010 09:43 PM
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    9. AU series 111 steering box leaking sensor removal and replacement

      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.

      Started by ang22221‎, 05-01-2011 07:14 AM
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    10. AU2 Wagon Fuel Pump and Sender

      Hi, 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...

      Started by XG_PVan‎, 12-02-2011 12:12 PM
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    11. Question AU almost stalling

      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...

      Started by anderoo‎, 28-02-2011 03:48 PM
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    12. Removing back cover of door mirrors

      Just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the back cover of the door mirrors

      Started by my671fordv8‎, 28-02-2011 05:45 PM
      door mirror
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    13. AU engine part

      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...

      Started by Falconlad‎, 25-08-2009 10:52 AM
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      25-02-2011, 08:20 PM Go to last post
    14. 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 09:32 PM
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    15. 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 10:36 AM
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    16. 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 01:20 PM
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    17. 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 08:12 AM
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      20-02-2011, 08:06 AM Go to last post
    18. 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 09:56 PM
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    19. 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 12:36 PM
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    20. 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 05:40 PM
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    21. 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 07:11 PM
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    22. 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 09:07 AM
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    23. 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 06:22 PM
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    24. 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 08:52 PM
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      12-02-2011, 06:13 PM Go to last post
    25. 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 04:52 PM
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    26. 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 10:10 AM
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    27. 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 07:00 PM
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    28. 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 04:28 PM
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    29. 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 08:44 PM
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    30. 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 08:40 AM
      fairlane, road ride, shockers, springs, suspension
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    31. 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 05:48 PM
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      09-02-2011, 07:24 AM Go to last post
    32. 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 02:35 PM
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    33. 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 10:35 AM
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    34. 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 01:00 AM
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      04-02-2011, 02:24 AM Go to last post
    35. 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 02:18 PM
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    36. 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 08:48 AM
      dedicated gas
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    37. 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 05:41 PM
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      27-01-2011, 11:08 AM Go to last post
    38. 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 08:43 AM
      dedicated gas
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    39. 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 08:50 AM
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    40. 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 01:13 AM
      enigine mods, modifications, mods, xr6, xr6 mods
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      25-01-2011, 10:39 PM Go to last post
    41. 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 06:37 PM
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      24-01-2011, 07:44 PM Go to last post
    42. "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 01:47 PM
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    43. 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 08:40 PM
      • Replies: 6
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      18-01-2011, 03:17 AM Go to last post
    44. 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 05:05 PM
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    45. 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 12:48 AM
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      14-01-2011, 07:59 PM Go to last post
    46. 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 03:18 AM
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      13-01-2011, 08:45 PM Go to last post
    47. 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 10:12 PM
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      10-01-2011, 10:31 PM Go to last post
    48. 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 04:32 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      09-01-2011, 09:25 AM Go to last post
    49. 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 02:54 PM
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      09-01-2011, 08:42 AM Go to last post
    50. 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 08:15 PM
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      • Views: 496
      06-01-2011, 08:15 PM Go to last post

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