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BA/BA Mk2/BF/BF Mk2/BF Mk3 Falcon/Ute/Wagon/Fairlane/LTD

  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...

    Started by PaulST‎, 28-07-2011 12:12 AM
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    1. Sump Plug

      Hi All, First time poster so please bare with me. A couple of months ago I purchase an 05 BA Ute. I am slowly giving her a clean up and some general maintenance ie: new hood liner, spark plugs, pcv etc... It is duel fuel and was running reasonable well on gas initially but now she won't start...

      Started by yaapeet30‎, 06-06-2017 10:08 PM
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    2. BF XR6 Misfire

      So I've got a BF XR6, sometimes on start it will sort of misfire then idle fine and not have a drama, other times it will misfire, shake and carry on, until you start driving it. When it's driving its great, doesn't skip a beat. Not sure if it's coils or what, anyone know? Fuel system? Spark plugs?...

      Started by TheFlappingFalcon‎, 22-07-2017 09:46 PM
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    3. Restraint system malfunction warning (BA Fairlane)

      A few days ago I hit a pothole and a few seconds later the restraint system malfunction warning (5 x 5 beeps) went off. The light on the dash came on as well. I checked the seat belts and they all seem to function properly. Now it does the warning every time I start driving and repeats every...

      Started by peterw‎, 29-07-2017 11:04 AM
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    4. Constant knocking noise from the rear end, like from the boot

      Hi, been having this noise since I'd bought this car from the dealership. Can't figure it out what exactly it is. It's not diff bush because it's not doing this sound on acceleration or on hard stop or whatever, it can be clearly heard while cruising on a constant speed. Every road imperfection...

      Started by kerberos‎, 31-01-2017 05:51 PM
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    5. BA Xr8 wobble in rear end

      Hi Guys, I have wobble at 40 or 50 clicks any ideas Bilford

      Started by Bilford‎, 30-07-2017 12:08 PM
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    6. BA 03 Fairmont Ghia V8 - exhaust note

      Hey guys, first post on here, I have tried searching this forum, but haven't found exactly what I want to know, so... I recently bought a 03 BA Fairmont Ghia V8 220 3v. Great car, 250k Km, full service history, one previous owner. Fairly good condition. Great handling for its size and...

      Started by Richard_gib‎, 18-07-2015 08:34 PM
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    7. High idle

      My BA Falcon RTV 5 speed manual with the 5.4 3v engine has 280,000kms and still running reasonably well. New plugs were fitted recently by a Ford dealer, and the throttle body has been cleaned following an earlier post concerning rough idle that I created on this forum. However, I've noticed...

      Started by 500SEC‎, 29-07-2017 10:51 PM
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    8. Brake Nipples - Speed Bleeders and Brembo & Falcon standard brakes

      Brake Nipples - Speed Bleeders and Brembo & Falcon standard brakes A speed bleeder is a brake nipple that has a valve inside to prevent air getting in. To bleed brakes you normally put pressure on the brake fluid (ie push the brake pedal down or have a gadget that pushes brake fluid at the...

      Started by Phildo‎, 09-06-2011 06:07 AM
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    9. BA Mk2 tail lights on Mk1 tray

      Recently I saw a BA Falcon with Mk2 tail lights but also has the Mk1 reverse light at the bottom right of the bumper so I was wondering how to do the same?

      Started by JoeDeath‎, 25-06-2017 12:54 PM
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    10. Exclamation BF XR6 Error Codes

      Just recently purchased a BF XR6, noticed it was running a bit rich. Plugged in a OBDII scanner and it came back with three error codes, just wondering if anyone could tell me what they correspond to, the codes are as follows U1900 U2196 U2197 Cheers guys

      Started by TheFlappingFalcon‎, 10-05-2017 06:02 PM
      bf xr6
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    11. Photo Essay: Replacing the Windscreen Washer Pump

      I was recently fixing up an XR6 Turbo ute, and one of the things that I had to sort out before registration was the non-functioning windscreen water jets. I borrowed a water pump from another car, fitted it to mine and confirmed that the original pump was finished. The water pump sits at...

      Started by Phildo‎, 11-04-2015 07:27 AM
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    12. BA Futura Mobile Phone Handsfree Kit Install

      G'day Guys, I own a 12/2003 BA Futura, I have purchased a Handsfree kit for my Mobile Phone, I had a look at the "Owners Manual" in regards to mobile phone kit installation, it mentions that the futura has provision for integration for a Handsfree kit and the cars radio, it also mentions these...

      Started by Raymond‎, 27-04-2004 09:34 AM
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    13. BA Ford Bonnet realese before and after shots

      Ok I think there is a lot of misinformation re replacing the poorly designed bonnet release so this is some images and yes you have to replace the fuse pannel new

      Started by feralwombat‎, 10-06-2017 12:55 PM
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    14. ba control arm bushes press fit or not

      i am going to do the control arm bushes on my ute do i have to press them in or not thanks

      Started by xy-gt‎, 08-06-2017 08:00 PM
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    15. Smile BA Water pump DIY

      Hi all I'm new to the forums and thought I'd share some info on changing a water pump on the Barra six (BA Futura 2002). The first thing you need to know is you have to dismantle the entire vehicle to get to the pump, well maybe not that bad but close enough. To start ensure the heater is set on...

      Started by ExcalaBA‎, 29-07-2009 10:05 PM
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    16. 2003 ba falcon ute, spark plug has corroded/ threaded head

      Im new to this forum so apologies if this topic has been touched on. have only owned 2003 ba falcon dedicated lpg ute for roughly 3 months now, i finally got time to do a service on it today, went to change the spark plugs and they were super tight, i didnt want to apply to much pressure on the...

      Started by killerbigballs‎, 28-05-2017 05:09 PM
      corroded spark plug, falcon, ford ba, spark plug issues, threaded head
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    17. BA Egas problem and resolution

      Guys, posting this so you can not make the mistakes i made.... I have a BA ute factory Egas.... its done alot of k's taxi mileage.... Intermittently it would act like a starvation of LPG and then stop.... pumping the pedal kept you going that extra 50m i needed to clear trafic lights...lol ...

      Started by sclarke7171‎, 08-03-2010 08:46 PM
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    18. buying a ba xls ute

      hi i am buying a ba and i was after some info on the usual things that go wrong because i dont know much about that model i have never owned 1 before i know me way around a car but a heads up would be good thanks

      Started by xy-gt‎, 15-05-2017 07:40 PM
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    19. Exclamation Bf xr6 help

      G'day, few things. Just recently bought an XR6, drives well, but just wondering a few things. 1) Noticed the revs would fluctuate very slightly on idle, is this normal? Doesn't matter if its cold or warm, also does it when driving. 2) Just cleaned the Throttle Body, thinking it would fix the...

      Started by TheFlappingFalcon‎, 08-05-2017 09:33 PM
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    20. Photo Essay - BA/BF Front Bearing Hub Replacement

      Symptoms: a growling sound coming from the front of the car. The sound will also decrease as the car swerves or turns to one side. This job was done on a car that will hopefully become a taxi in the near future (if/when I can find a plate to lease), so it will cover standard BA/BF Falcon stuff...

      Started by Phildo‎, 11-04-2015 07:18 AM
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    21. OBD2 connection problems

      HI I have a 2003/2004 XT6T (XR6T reshelled into XT) and running into some problems with the ecu, im glowing turbo and exhaust so somethings off, and tuning it mechanically didnt work so i thought id check the ECU well it says no, I have a cheap ECU reader that works fine on my 2010 VE ute...

      Started by shadowkiller‎, 03-05-2017 01:12 AM
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    22. BF XR6 Headlight Troubles (possibly multi-switch?)

      Hey guys, I have a '05 BF XR6 that I bought a few months ago and it is fantastic, I absolutely love it (from a long time Holden driver :P ). However last week I got a problem with the headlights, the switch doesn't seem to work anymore, I can select 'Auto' and they come on fine as normal or I...

      Started by Jimmy35‎, 07-02-2011 09:44 PM
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    23. BF2 ne ton Diff swap with AU

      BF 2 ute Diff stuffed and have been told that an AU diff will fit are better with the 4pinion instead of the BF 2pinion. Please need info about this and how to do. urgent

      Started by powerblade‎, 30-03-2017 09:34 AM
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    24. BF Auto selector panel light

      The light has gone out on the indicator panel at the base of the auto gear selector lever. I am assuming it is only a bulb needing replacing but am not sure how to get to it. Has anyone done a bulb replacement and how did you go about it? Any advice or information would be very much appreciated. ...

      Started by Robbo_Qld‎, 17-10-2010 08:04 AM
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    25. Gear Selector Cable

      The gear selector cable in my ford falcon BA II is not working properly - the engine end of the cable has gone brittle and now has broken away. The cable movement is OK - it is the opaque bushing / sleeve that is broken off on the LHS of the photo that I require - where can I get this part -...

      Started by gurd.mar‎, 21-06-2010 06:57 PM
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    26. Need info on rear brake pads on 2004 BA XT Ute

      I just brought a Ford 2004 BA XT Ute: Now I need new brake pads, so I brought these from super cheap auto, front and rear Under $90.. I have these:

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 08-03-2017 01:26 AM
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    27. BA XL 4sp auto Tonner to XR6T manual conversion

      Hi guys, Ive probably scared all of you with the title of my post, however I bought an XL column shift auto tonner for next to nothing, and I worked out (roughly) that I can probably throw an XR6T engine and 5sp manual into it, plus change the interior and still come out ahead of what it would...

      Started by MattDoyle‎, 06-03-2017 09:03 PM
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    28. BA xr8 pcm swap

      Has anyone done a PCM swap on a BA xr8 ? I have an issue with the PCM where it will not start if the weather is cold . If the PCM is warmed up with a heat pack or hot water the car will then start and run . I have bought a second hand replacement with the same numbers etc on it . So what is...

      Started by exfordman‎, 26-10-2016 09:34 AM
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    29. Question BA Fairmont Ghia Engine Mounts

      Does anyone have a decent link to a YouTube video or decent DIY tutorial on how to replace front and rear engine mounts on a 6 cylinder BA Fairmont Ghia? Similarly are Nolathane engine mounts OK, or do I stick with replacements from Ford (expensive) or Mackay?

      Started by Kazmike259‎, 01-03-2017 01:59 PM
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    30. BF Roof Lining

      Guys my roof lining ifs falling off. Apparently not an easy fix without replacing. Can anyone give me recommendations in Adelaide for someone who can do the replacement? And an approximate price? Cheers

      Started by Elecmuso‎, 25-02-2017 10:52 AM
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    31. BF Falcon Transmission problems

      My 2006 BF 4 speed auto Falcon has a surge or slip between 2nd and 3rd. It only does it when it's cold. After having a few searches of the web I figured first thing - get it serviced and see if that improves things. It did not. Once things have 'warmed up' it seems perfect. I tow a van...

      Started by Elecmuso‎, 21-02-2017 10:13 AM
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    32. BA Front Brake Pulsing or Shuddering

      Here’s how I fixed drive line vibrations and pulsating front brakes on my BA 2004 Falcon XR6. After much investigation and playing with all manner of adjustments and repairs what I have found is that the culprit is the small screw up under the dash that sets the brake pedal released travel. ...

      Started by Roger Hobday‎, 13-07-2016 10:40 AM
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    33. BA xr6 Won't crank

      Ok this is a n issue that seems to only show up when all else is good. ( I think it is a conspiracy). In the past this happened and nothing seems to be obvious. Someone suggested I use the second key as this is occasionally the problem. I swapped to the second key and had instant success. For over...

      Started by Roger Hobday‎, 13-02-2017 06:26 PM
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    34. Miss fire on gas only

      Hi all. My BA XR6 miss fires only when on gas and from what I can tell mainly at idle. It seems to fire on all 6 just off idle. Although it is hard to tell once cruising. This showed up a few months ago and I knew the coils and plugs close to 100k km on them So I changed them, Fuel Miser Coils...

      Started by Roger Hobday‎, 30-01-2017 08:33 PM
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    35. Ford bf tyre size

      What is the best Tyre size for a stock Ford Falcon BF Mk II, 225/55R16 or 215/60R16.?

      Started by Speculator_‎, 23-08-2016 11:48 AM
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    36. Ba xt no crank no start.

      Hi all, recently have had issues starting the wifes car, gear selector would say Park, dash would say reverse, so wiggle and push, no problems. Now no crank at all. Have checked battery and starter, all good. Have swapped batteries with mine (another ba xt). Have swapped relays and fusese from...

      Started by rajaeg‎, 20-01-2017 08:17 PM
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    37. BA XR6 to XR6T conversion ECU Flash

      I have a 03 BA XR6 auto and am wanting to put the XR6T engine and T56 gearbox I got with the car in. Is it possible to use the same ECU and just reflash for the XR6T & T56 or will I need to get an ECU from XR6T with T56 gearbox? The XR6T ECU was sold before I bought the car but I do have the...

      Started by Humbo337‎, 29-01-2017 07:00 PM
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    38. Xr8 security bypass,how?

      Any one have any idea? Trying to swap 05 xr8 auto into au tray. Have donor car but no steering column ignition or keys. I can get dash lights but will only turn over by crossing starter. Seems like no fuel so was wondering if anyone knows how to get around this problem? Appreciate any assistance.

      Started by Scottmmm‎, 20-01-2017 07:31 PM
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    39. PROBLEMS - Catalytic converter, Starting problems and more XR6 (BF) NA 2007 HELP!!

      Hi guys, BF XR6 NA 2007 4 SPEED New to the forums and tried searching through and was unable to find anything relevant to my questions, please link if possible if there is...

      Started by jaysheldon‎, 21-11-2013 07:08 PM
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    40. BA brake light and cruise control problems

      My first post. I think I'm in the right group. No rear main brake lights but wing light is working . Cruise control doesn't work either. Replaced the first switch behind the pedal but still no luck. Do I replace the other switch. Fuses and bulbs look good. Chris

      Started by spiritofprogress‎, 23-10-2015 07:22 AM
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    41. Question Halo's

      Hi, I have a BF Falcon XR6. I'm looking to get some RGB Halo's for the Headlights and Foglights. Does anyone know the diameter of the High beam, Low beam, and Fog lights? THANKS!!:cool:

      Started by rodsound2k‎, 02-01-2017 07:33 PM
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    42. BEM modules

      Hi What i am trying to find out what is the difference between the BEM colours.. I have a Blue module that i want to put into my BA XT and i am not sure if i have a Blue one or white/cream one? how can you tell if a cd player is a 6 stacker or not without putting it into the vehicle.

      Started by arnast‎, 13-11-2016 11:16 PM
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      02-01-2017, 11:09 AM Go to last post
    43. RTV shock absorbers (BF suspension question)

      Hello all, I have a 2007 BF RTV cab chassis. Done 160,000 km and now want to replace the rear shock absorbers. I don't often carry heavy loads, maybe half a dozen loads of firewood per year and occassionally tow a small aluminium boat. For the rest of the time, it's all lightweight stuff. ...

      Started by djohnn955i‎, 29-12-2016 12:51 PM
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      30-12-2016, 09:04 PM Go to last post
    44. Question BA Mk2 XR6 ICC Problems.

      So, recently, my ICC just suddenly stopped working like it was off. When i turn the lights on, it lights up, but nothing happens, I dont have radio nor aircon. The buttons are not responding at all. I checked the fuses, and they seem to be fine? But a week later also, my headlights just...

      Started by Seki‎, 08-12-2016 03:13 PM
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      18-12-2016, 04:25 PM Go to last post
    45. BF Falcon 2009 Station Wagon LPG. Poor Accleration

      Hi, my BF Falcon 2009 station wagon LPG has poor acceleration. It was running fine, plenty of power, now when I go to overtake or need to accelerate the motor revs up but not much happening in the way of full power. I go to overtake, the transmission kicks down and motor revs up but the car...

      Started by lortron‎, 02-10-2016 03:55 PM
      bf falcon 2009, no power, poor acceleration, station wagon lpg
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    46. 2003 BA idling problems

      My 2003 BA is always idling rough. Ive changed the spark plugs, cleaned out the throttle body with Throttle Body cleaner and Cleaned out the air filter. Checked for air leaks as well. The only thing i have not done yet is replace the coils. It drives incredibly smooth, but idles real rough. ...

      Started by AKruZer‎, 18-02-2016 03:54 PM
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      04-12-2016, 11:31 AM Go to last post
    47. bf diff bush do i need tool?

      hey guys im planning on changing rear diff bushed in a bf with the plastic shell do these easyly tap out and in or do i need the press tool iv done ba bushed befor with out tool mettal shell bush was a pain id assume plastic shell would be easyer to change ???

      Started by Wiix-360‎, 03-12-2016 10:52 PM
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    48. ba xt manual conversion

      i smashed my ba xt manual the other week, smashed the right rear quarter panel, im gonna buy a cheap auto ba xt, is $550 a good quote for conversion? i got all the parts for it. Thanks Ryan.

      Started by Ryanfordfalcon‎, 29-11-2016 08:01 PM
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    49. Falcon shaking at 80+km

      Hi everyone, I've got a 2007 ford falcon. I haven't had toone many issues, considering its done 200.000k. The issues I do have, are weird and the mechanics don't really know what to do. This started about 3 months ago, it suddenly started shaking quite badly when doing about 80kmh. I stopped,...

      Started by mrsfrog‎, 27-09-2014 06:52 PM
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      24-11-2016, 12:53 PM Go to last post
    50. Ford bf coolant change

      I was watching a Youtube video on how how to change the Coolant on Ford ba/bf but most of the cars have that plastic Splash Tray deflect Shield underneath the car but you don't actually need to remove it as it has a Circle cut out at the bottom for the drain plug and you can access the white...

      Started by Speculator_‎, 20-11-2016 12:52 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 1,561
      20-11-2016, 08:51 PM Go to last post

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