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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show us your Falcon/Fairlane.

    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 06:51 PM
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    1. Nl fairlane ghia 6cyl. Need to know where 3 wires of engine loom go to.

      Hi all i have a 1997 nl fairlane ghia 6cyl had to change starter motor. Engine loom that goes thru inlet manifold i have 3 wires i need to know where they go to first wire is white with pink or red line second wire is solid pink and third wire is red with green line if anybody knows info or can...

      Started by evilskulls2673‎, 17-05-2018 08:00 PM
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    2. alternator covered in power steering fluid

      excuse my ignorance, ive just changed out my alternator, i think it failed from oil build up? should i store it covered in the dirty oil or clean it and store it dry to reco another day?

      Started by pad e‎, 04-05-2018 09:54 AM
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      07-05-2018, 11:17 PM Go to last post
    3. Ef water temp too low

      Hi only had a quick look for a thred on this so sorry if its been discussed but just cant get enough temp in the motor on the cold mornings to get the heater to work temp rises steadily albeit slowly to the bottom of the bracket below normal then sits there, tried swaping thermostat with an el one...

      Started by muderface‎, 23-04-2018 10:43 AM
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    5. Steering column rattles!

      Hello all, My steering column has started to rattle. Looking into it I discovered that a lower anti-rattle bushing (the bushing exists between the steering column and the floor bracket below) on my steering column in my Ford ED went cactus. I heard that apparently there exists a two-piece...

      Started by Mechanicus_Adept‎, 13-03-2018 03:53 PM
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    7. Ed 5ltr alternator problem

      Gday I got a ed 5ltr it was origanally a xr6 that I put an el 185kw xr8 motor/box in with a stranded ed 5ltr harness no ABS and it went fine for a few years no probs at all But then I took it for a drive one afternoon and after leaving set of lights it started back firing and running really...

      Started by Blue ed‎, 04-12-2017 10:38 PM
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    8. DL Model LTD - Replace Dash and Trip Computer Lghts

      Hi. I have a 1997 DL model LTD and it has the following problems with lights: 1. The Odometer light recently went out altogether. 2. The trip computer lights have always been EXTREMELY dim. I am trying to remove the dash fascia and radio surround fascia to get to these lights. I followed this...

      Started by ateram2000‎, 07-12-2017 03:32 PM
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    9. how to service EL auto trasmission (change fluid and filter)

      Hi all Did a service on my 98 EL GLI falcon wagon today, couldnt find any guides around, so this may be of some use to anybody considering doing the task. It wasnt that hard, little bit tricky, very messy and took about 2 hours. This is a job best done with a friend. 1. get the parts. You'll...

      Started by imagineero‎, 22-06-2008 07:18 PM
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    10. Minimum RPM's to get an alternator charging?

      Hello all, I am designing a wind turbine which would produce some electricity. I know there are many things said around the net on "don't use car alternators for wind turbines", because they say car alternators need high RPM's for them to produce any electricity at all. I agree with them....

      Started by Mechanicus_Adept‎, 02-09-2017 11:03 PM
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      14-09-2017, 11:04 AM Go to last post
    11. noisy air con compresser

      my aircon compresser sounds like its scratching on something when its on i know its not the pulley but the car has been sitting for a while any ideas thanks

      Started by xy-gt‎, 13-09-2017 05:15 PM
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    12. does converter need to be removed with auto ?

      My son has a V8 EB, and we need to swap over the auto. Can we leave the converter attached to the flex plate and just slide off the auto, or do we need to remove both together?

      Started by Rhett‎, 23-08-2017 07:21 PM
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      24-08-2017, 09:54 AM Go to last post
    13. NF Fairlane BTR Rear Trans Bush and Seal Replacement + Handy tool for other falcons

      I have a leaking rear BTR trans seal and decided to replace the bush as well which is prudent on high mileage cars. Whilst you can remove the extension housing to do the job I decided to chase up the special tool that allows you to remove and replace the bush in situ. The cheapest trade...

      Started by Quasimodo‎, 10-06-2017 01:34 PM
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    14. EF Fairlane Boot Gas strut

      Can some assist with how to remove a back seat locking pin please? I am trying to replace the boot gas strut and have located the bolt beneath the bolster but I cannot budge the back seat locking pin. Is it screwed in? Thanks. Wiigy.

      Started by wiigy‎, 18-07-2014 09:59 AM
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      24-05-2017, 11:40 AM Go to last post
    15. Swapping out self levelling for lowered suspension on 96 LTD

      Hi everyone, I have just taken ownership of a 96 LTD and am beginning the process of fixing it up and modifying it. I am wanting to lower it to get a nice stance (nothing stupid, still needs to be legal) but finding suitable suspension has been tricky and looking for advice on how best to...

      Started by Bfisher89‎, 12-05-2017 09:10 PM
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    16. 302 oil pump

      Has any one managed to change the Oil pump in an EL or XH or similar, 302 V8 with the engine still in the car???? Can it be done?

      Started by Youngsteve‎, 03-05-2017 01:03 PM
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      03-05-2017, 01:03 PM Go to last post
    17. EA Tacho Not Working

      The PIP wires in the distributor fell to bits so I replaced a complete new dizzy and it came with a new TFI module. Car runs better than before! While this was going on I have relocated the ignition coil and mounted it on the wheel arch. I could only see 3 wires coming out of the wiring loom,...

      Started by peterhun‎, 29-03-2017 06:57 PM
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      31-03-2017, 06:37 PM Go to last post
    18. Raptor supercharger 302 ef

      Hi guys, Just ordered a raptor charger for my ef Fairmont. Just a cruiser but more power is always nice. Currently running au motor with 30k on it Gt40p heads explorer manifold, au xr8 maf New auto trans with 3000 stall Halthech inteceptor piggy back Extractors and twin 2 1/2 inch pipes....

      Started by Hifi‎, 29-03-2017 07:12 PM
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    19. Code reader XH, EL etc.

      Hi Steve's the name- Just new with an XH 302 Auto Ute. Its a bit rough but I am looking forward to playing with it some. It idles a little rough and starts slowly when hot. I know of a few thing that need dealing with but would like to plug a scanner in to see what I might be missing. I think...

      Started by Youngsteve‎, 20-01-2017 11:44 AM
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    20. Angry EA Falcon misses or stumbles badly when starting up from cold but when warm is OK.

      This starting problem with my EA 3.9L MPFI Falcon is driving me bonkers. :confused: I posted this YouTube video of what happens every time I start the engine from cold every cold or cool morning. Once warm the car runs and idles fine and on warm days the engine starts from cold and idles without...

      Started by designedbymonkeys‎, 09-03-2017 01:29 PM
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    21. Ford Falcon ED strange fault behaviour

      Hello all, This is my first post. So here is my question: I am failing to diagnose the problem with my Ford Falcon station wagon ED. Here are the dot-points outlining the issues: 1) The car starts shaking like mad once I accelerate beyond 100 km/h and try to keep constant speed. If I keep...

      Started by Mechanicus_Adept‎, 08-03-2017 12:37 PM
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    22. AU 1671B Cam Into ED XR6 HEAD???

      So I've been offered a 1671B regrind cam, believe it's for an AU, I want to know if it will work in my ED XR6 Tickford head ? And if so what if anything do I need to make it work ? Thanks, Josh

      Started by For Falcon Sake‎, 17-02-2017 10:54 PM
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    23. EF Falcon stopped

      Hoping an EF falcon whisperer can join the dots to solve this problem. This EF wagon is dual fuel with a coil pack. For about 3 months it has been slowing or stalling after left hand turns, mostly on Gas but also petrol. These are usually recoverable, or if not, the car will eventually start...

      Started by rebdog‎, 27-01-2017 11:41 AM
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    24. XH fuel pump.

      Recently acquired XH V8 longreach. Have noticed fuel pump humming away, quite audible in the cabin. I guess it is located quite close as the tank is just behind seats.which might make in noisier than one would expect. Is this normal or a sign of impending doom?

      Started by Youngsteve‎, 01-02-2017 11:47 AM
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      01-02-2017, 03:20 PM Go to last post
    25. XH trans

      Hi all, bought an XHll 98 model the other day, was going to use it as parts vehicle for my 97 XH but it seems like a better car than my original one even though its done 560000 ks! Anyway I noticed its got a trans dipstick which I thought odd. Its a Tradesman model the other one is long reach s...

      Started by thunderbolt‎, 31-01-2017 06:24 PM
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    26. injector cleaning

      I had some pretty bad injectors in my van... almost undrivable on petrol. Runs LPG 95% of the time. I removed them from the van, put them in a small glass container, sprayed throttle body cleaner in the glass container till it was 3/4 full then soaked the injectors overnight. Next day i pulsed...

      Started by Bass‎, 15-12-2009 10:13 PM
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    27. diff problem

      i got an eb it clunks when going from reverse to drive i thought uni joints checked them there ok then i took tail shaft out to check diff the yoke if thats what its called it is loose it has movement both ways i never done anything with a diff before is it hard to fix or should i change the lot...

      Started by xy-gt‎, 22-01-2017 05:53 PM
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    28. Question AU motor in ED

      I'm looking for some info if anyone can help out. I'd like to either put an AU motor in my ED or at least an AU head on the ED motor. Are either of these possible in the ways of straight Bolt up? Would also like to do a manual conversion on my '94 ED. What's the best way to move forward with...

      Started by 94falcoon‎, 08-01-2017 07:50 PM
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    29. Transmission issue

      Hi i have el falcon 97 .Just changed filter and fluid. Now car is not fully going into gear, major over revving and drives at a snail pace. Any suggestions. Thanks

      Started by 4025824‎, 19-12-2016 08:18 PM
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      28-12-2016, 02:59 PM Go to last post
    30. eb cuts out when warm

      my car dies when driving well the engine does fuel pump works its got spark i drove it yesterday 30 min trip there and back if that on the way home driving up the road the engine cut out 75 min later it started again when it wont start its a series 2 spac any ideas peeps and thanks

      Started by xy-gt‎, 26-11-2016 05:25 PM
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    31. EF smartlock starting problem

      hi guys, can anyone help me with this problem I have, my ef starts normally about once every 4 atempts then it will not turn over (like you have left it in drive) and you have to turn the key (on and off) about 30-40 times before it starts then it flashes (smartlock light) 4 times.I hope this...

      Started by robbo74‎, 16-11-2009 10:48 AM
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    32. ECU - smartlock problem 1995 EF Ghia

      Hi Guys, Old guy New member. Cant find difference between tickfor and non tickford as far as BEM and ECU goes. I bought a 1995 EF Ford Ghia it had a starter button installed on the dash. It was ok for a while then I parked in my driveway and the next morning it wouldn’t start. I...

      Started by nasa‎, 12-11-2016 11:48 PM
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      26-11-2016, 01:45 AM Go to last post
    33. Falcon ED Temperature gauge running cold

      Yesterday I drove the car for over 100kms . It was a warm day so I expected the temperature gauge to reach the middle of the dial or just to the left of it. Well, if the centre is 50% , the needle was at 20%. Seemed too low! Any ideas?

      Started by RedCurls‎, 03-11-2016 12:12 PM
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      06-11-2016, 07:09 PM Go to last post
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    35. Starting

      Hi What causes a ef 6 cyl to sometimes not all time backfire and start slow only on lpg then run rough for a couple seconds or so until it flicks to lpg Know of a ef that does it doesn't use much water it did have a hg problem but has sealer in at moment would it be starter motor wires or...

      Started by fairmont11‎, 26-10-2016 04:39 PM
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    36. el ghia

      Auto question. Just want know is the auto box the same in the 6cyl EL falcon as in the 6cyl el fairmont ghia and is there any module settings that differ. AND, is there a difference between a tickford 6 from ef to el .

      Started by powerblade‎, 23-09-2016 07:42 PM
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    37. EF/EL Falcon reliability in particular the Head and head gaskets

      I looked at an EF Wagon, they are a nice car for their age and price, and once moving certainly have some grunt.....thats once you can get it moving off the line which takes a bit of time though. I am concerned (having never owned one before) about head and head gasket problems especially in hot...

      Started by Muso‎, 21-02-2005 06:36 PM
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      HI ALL I'm having difficulty removing my steering rack.i've only got one rack mount bolt to get out but cant get to it to undo.Any tricks will be helpful.It has genie headers which look different to std ones. This is my 6th Fairlane i've had and i'm looking forward to getting it on the road.. ...

      Started by raaf‎, 29-08-2016 04:19 PM
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    39. 3.2 Litre EA Falcon rods

      Anyone got any info on the 3.2 litre Falcon conrods ? Are they the same as 200 crossflow rods ? Thanks in advance

      Started by a.p.1976‎, 27-08-2016 10:13 PM
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    40. Post Ef-el faults & fixes simplified

      Hi guys & gals, after doing an extensive expensive full rebuild on a 95 EF Fairmont (4.0L Engine auto) i found numerous mechanical & electrical problems that required attention & decided to document some basic info that may be beneficial to you....service manuals are available on cd in .pdf format...

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    41. Xh efi module impossible to remove

      Hi guys. My xh has no spark and doesn't start. The coil is 4 weeks old so i though I swap the efi module. I spend 4 hours just trying to get that screw out from the efi to remoce it and it is in such a bad spot it is impossible. I loosened the bold at the back of the dizzy to rotate it but i just...

      Started by swalz‎, 24-07-2016 07:48 PM
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      30-07-2016, 09:00 AM Go to last post
    42. EA cam in XG advance

      Hey guys, I'm about to fit an EA cam to my XG, just chasing any torque increase, this ute is a workhorse tows heavy trailer regularly. I've got an 80k EA sitting around so its a $0 cam, $130 adjustable gear. I need to know how much I should advance it, this motor would lucky to see 4000rpm.. ...

      Started by ply313‎, 19-07-2016 10:09 PM
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      24-07-2016, 05:29 PM Go to last post
    43. XG dual fuel not starting or running on petrol

      First post but have been searching for an answer to my problem. I have an XG ute that runs well on LPG but will not start or run on petrol. I bought it about 5 years ago and it ran ok on petrol but rough and the problem has slowly got worse until now it wont start at all. Replaced plugs, leads...

      Started by Stu59‎, 23-06-2016 09:04 PM
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      11-07-2016, 07:36 AM Go to last post
    44. Quick question - ignition module

      Will injectors still fire if the ignition module is not working. Cheers

      Started by Stu59‎, 24-06-2016 05:49 PM
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      24-06-2016, 05:49 PM Go to last post
    45. ED Blown idle circuit help

      Hi the idle control on my Auto ED GLI sedan is not working, ive cleaned IAC, checked resistance of temp sensor (OK) checked resistance of IAC and found out of spec but only just, I've replaced the IAC, reset ecu and carried out TPS and idle relearn and still no good, so I've now tested for voltage...

      Started by For Falcon Sake‎, 23-06-2016 08:22 PM
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      23-06-2016, 08:22 PM Go to last post
    46. ed wet floor

      i have a ed with a wet floor cant see where its leaking dont think its the heater could it be a hole or something has been wet here raining

      Started by xb‎, 15-06-2016 04:07 PM
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    47. increase in revs when changing gears

      Hi all, Just reco'd the head on my sons EL fairmont, now I'm noticing when I go from park to reverse, or neutral to drive, before it engauges the gear the revs jump by 3 or 400rpms before the gear engauges, causing it to bang into gear, Any ideas? thanks.

      Started by dunno‎, 03-06-2016 07:49 PM
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      03-06-2016, 07:49 PM Go to last post
    48. Vacuum hose loose, where does it go, running rich (EL)

      The engine idles rough and lacks power, blows black smoke and has poor fuel economy. The hose (circled) at the middle of the inlet manifold is hanging loose at the far end. I have been suspecting MAP sensor issues, could that be the trouble?

      Started by AlanB‎, 18-05-2016 04:40 PM
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      22-05-2016, 05:10 PM Go to last post
    49. Bleeding coolant system, bubbles in system

      Ok so my expansion tank still bubbles once get warm (no loss of coolant or oil, no discolour in coolant, no white smoke in exhaust so don't think is head gasket well hopefully) I have installed a new rad awhile ago and I have been trying to bleed it today hopefully remove air bubbles. Car drives...

      Started by Narn89‎, 15-05-2016 05:51 PM
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      17-05-2016, 09:22 PM Go to last post
    50. NC Fairlane replacement 8 cylinder air con compressors

      After numerous vacuum and dye leak detector tests, a hairline crack in the air con compressor has been diagnosed for not holding gas charge. Replacement compressors for AU falcons and fairlane 6 cylinders are plentiful and relatively cheap...but hard to get and expensive for the NC 8 cylinder....

      Started by larrypinter‎, 30-04-2016 01:40 PM
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      01-05-2016, 08:29 PM Go to last post

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