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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...

    Started by PaulST‎, 27-07-2011 11:12 PM
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    1. Unhappy Dust magnet.

      Hello folks, I think Im in the right place, don'r crucify to hard if Im not. Q: My bf mk2 ute (ego) is a dust/lint magnet!, the hard lid is the worst I can't even walk past it wity hair sticking up because of the static electricity, each time I put h cover on it then take it off 2 or 3 days later...

      Started by Garrymcgaw‎, 09-10-2017 06:20 PM
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    2. 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 11:08 AM
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    3. BA Falcon XT "'loud humming/whirring noise

      G'day everyone, My son has a BA Falcon XT Auto, done 153K & its developed a loud humming/whirring noise under the bonnet when its traveling, the noise seems to stop when the steering wheel is turned to the left, even slightly, would this be a power steering pump fault? ( car seems to steer...

      Started by Jim Sawyer‎, 10-12-2017 11:13 AM
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    4. 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 09:52 AM
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    5. Mki9200

      Hi ya folks I was wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram to wire up the parrot bluetooth mki9200 to a BA ford or how to make up the cabling for it as the one i've seen from asl is close to $85.

      Started by arnast‎, 27-11-2017 09:52 AM
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    6. BF2 Fairmont 6 CD Stacker - disc removal?

      Hi all, I've had an ongoing issue with my ICC being intermittent for the last 12 months until it finally ceased working 6 months ago - I decided to bite the bullet and get a 2nd hand unit to replace it with. After much mucking around I managed to fit the old ICC but with the replacement CD module...

      Started by v8fordfans‎, 23-11-2017 12:54 PM
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      25-11-2017, 01:00 AM Go to last post
    7. Photo Essay - Replacing BA & BF Engine Pulleys

      A rattling or whining sound from the engine bay could be originating from worn bearings in a couple of the engine pulleys - the idle pulley or the tension arm pulley. A noise that sounds extremely expensive could be as simple as just a worn bearing in either of the idle pulley or tension pulley....

      Started by Phildo‎, 24-09-2015 04:03 AM
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    8. BA XR6T Bottom Radiator Hose

      Hi, I bought a Gates hose pack a while back. I went to replace the bottom radiator hose & found the Gates item doesn't have a spring inside like the original. Does anyone know if this is a Gates fault or has it been deemed, not necessary anymore? Cheers

      Started by fordnut‎, 12-11-2017 03:20 PM
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      14-11-2017, 02:15 PM Go to last post
    9. Photo Essay - Replacing Front Control Arm Bushes

      This was actually done in September last year (2011). I had a very good Brembo brake system lined up to go on the car, but was holding back until I understood enough about everything else that is involved in brakes (eg suspension bushes). People are regularly complaining on Falcon forums...

      Started by Phildo‎, 01-02-2012 08:05 PM
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    10. 03 BA Egas, stalling for little reason. Faulty Alt.?

      At the risk of posting about an issue covered before, I could not find any threads that I thought I had read.Friends BA has been at a LPG mechanics for almost 2 months. It stops for little or no reason, you can select neutral turn the key off and restart it it's can be ok for 50 meters or a few...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 28-11-2014 04:53 PM
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    11. FG ute tub on a BF

      I saw one today at a building site. Doesn't fit really well. There was 1mm gap between the cab and the tub. I bet it is noisy on a bumpy road. Has anybody else tried this? I saw somebody advertising a BA styleside tub, claiming it fits AU-FG.

      Started by Marc Bolan‎, 11-10-2017 10:27 PM
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    12. BF egas frozen gas converter

      Anyone had an egas converter freeze up on them? I did today, in country Vic while on my way to Halls Gap. After a bit of playing at a kind elderly fellas house (removed hoses to converter and flushed it with a garden hose, was clear, removed heater hoses, were clear) I looked at the other side of...

      Started by Tony_P‎, 24-09-2017 06:14 PM
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      26-09-2017, 08:14 AM Go to last post
    13. Machter branded front hubs

      Has anyone replaced their front hubs with Machter branded ones sold all over eBay? It would be good to know if they last....else it's spend triple the amount on genuine. :(

      Started by Tony_P‎, 19-09-2017 12:10 PM
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    14. Photo Essay - Replacing BA/BF Falcon Ball Joints

      Part 1 - Why Replace Them? I知 going to make this the one-stop-shop thread for replacing ball joints, so I値l start by reposting some previous stuff so that everything is in the one thread. This is going to take a while, so go clear the bladder and bowel, tell the missus that you値l gone for a...

      Started by Phildo‎, 11-04-2015 06:12 AM
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      17-09-2017, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    15. ford ba instrument cluster

      Gday all, l have a weird question to ask. Last night i was getting car ready to go and while checking a few things i dropped a screw driver onto alternator which hit postive post and landed against block which caused it to spark. since then i have no ignition lights coming up on dash. i turn the...

      Started by marlin8‎, 09-09-2017 09:45 AM
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    16. Ford BA Boss xr8 260 oil change

      haven't had the 2004 Boss xr8 long, time to change the oil its got 108,000 on it. I believe it runs Penrite, best viscosity please ? Bilford

      Started by Bilford‎, 04-09-2017 11:35 AM
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    17. BF/FG 130amp alt fit/ replace BA 110amp?

      The physical units look the same and have the same plug type. But are the plugs wired the same for both models? The BA and BF/ FG. Parts supplier tried to cross reference for me but got confusing info, one brand showed same part for BA to FG. But another showed two different numbers for the...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 15-12-2014 10:57 PM
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      02-09-2017, 04:05 PM Go to last post
    18. BF reversing sensor volume

      Can the volume level of BF Station wagon revessing sensors be adjusted.. I can't hear the beeping but others can (I acknowledge my hearing ain't what is used to be). I stuck my head over the rear spearker and I can just manage to hear the beeps. Do the beeps come from the rear speakers. Based on...

      Started by blackrocker‎, 23-08-2017 12:35 PM
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      31-08-2017, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    19. Colour Screen

      Hi I have an issue with a colour screen i put into my XT is the way the screen looks..it's almost as if something is coming off or stuck on there. Is there a way to fix it?

      Started by arnast‎, 29-08-2017 05:12 PM
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    20. rear suspension issues, options for suspension upgrade? (BA) ute

      g'day, a couple of weeks ago i just finished building my own steel tray for my ba xt ute, so obviously theres quite a difference in weight compared to the tub that was originally on it, i also tow a trailer pritty much 5-6 days a week for work as im a plumber, the trailer is only a 6x4 and hasnt...

      Started by killerbigballs‎, 28-08-2017 05:06 AM
      rear, suspension, towing, upgrade
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    21. 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 09:08 PM
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    22. 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 08:46 PM
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    23. 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 10:04 AM
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      31-07-2017, 04:21 PM Go to last post
    24. 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 04:51 PM
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      30-07-2017, 07:41 PM Go to last post
    25. 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 07:34 PM
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      29-07-2017, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    26. 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 09:51 PM
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    27. 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 05:07 AM
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    28. 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 11:54 AM
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    29. 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 05:02 PM
      bf xr6
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    30. 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 06:27 AM
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    31. 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 08:34 AM
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    32. 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 11:55 AM
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    33. 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 07:00 PM
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    34. 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 09:05 PM
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    35. 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 04:09 PM
      corroded spark plug, falcon, ford ba, spark plug issues, threaded head
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    36. 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 07:46 PM
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    37. 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 06:40 PM
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    38. 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 08:33 PM
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    39. 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 06:18 AM
      • Replies: 1
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      09-05-2017, 10:01 AM Go to last post
    40. 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 12:12 AM
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      03-05-2017, 12:12 AM Go to last post
    41. 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 08:44 PM
      • Replies: 7
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      15-04-2017, 01:04 PM Go to last post
    42. 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 08:34 AM
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    43. 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 07:04 AM
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      19-03-2017, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    44. 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 05:57 PM
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      16-03-2017, 03:43 PM Go to last post
    45. 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 12:26 AM
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    46. 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 08:03 PM
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      06-03-2017, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    47. 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 08:34 AM
      • Replies: 7
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      05-03-2017, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    48. 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 12:59 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      01-03-2017, 07:36 PM Go to last post
    49. 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 09:13 AM
      • Replies: 15
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      25-02-2017, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    50. 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 09:40 AM
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 2,590
      23-02-2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post

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