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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, 28-07-2011 12:12 AM
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    1. Air Escaping

      Hi guys, i need some help if possible... My BA ute (na 6 / 5 speed) has been running like a dogbox for a while now, coming up wiht code P1132 - possible air intake restriction. I have noticed that when I switch the car off and the butterfly on the throttle body opens, I can hear a large amount of...

      Started by ascendancy254‎, 09-08-2018 07:51 PM
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    2. BA Falcon 04 LPG - Starts but doesn't run

      Not sure if anyone can help diagnose a strange starting issue with my LPG BA Falcon. As soon as the engine starts, it does it's standard 1200 revs but then instead of dropping to it's idle revs and hold them, it looses all revs and shuts down. I've changed the following to rule out an ignition...

      Started by jayjay29‎, 24-02-2018 02:20 PM
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    3. Question XR6 Turbo, ZF 6 Auto not changing under load, hitting rev limiter

      Just got my XR6 Turbo back from a tune, making more power than ever, but i've noticed a couple of times now under big load it has failed to change from 2nd to 3rd and got to about 6,000rpm where i believe the rev limiter kicked in and killed all power... after i release accelerator it then changed...

      Started by Ramb0‎, 31-05-2018 07:17 PM
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    4. BA Falcon ute, running rich, black smoke, poor fuel economy

      Hi All Long time member, first time poster (for memory). I need the experts in the room to help please! As the title suggests, my 02 BA Falcon Ute (5 speed), is running really rich, blowing black smoke and returning 16+L/100.. Work done already as follows - NEW Fuel Pump NEW Fuel Filter...

      Started by ascendancy254‎, 13-05-2018 04:37 PM
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    5. Question BFII XR6 Turbo ZF Auto slipping on kick down

      when i’m doing say 50km cruising and i was to accelerate hard, when the gear box kicks down a gear and boost comes on, it seems to go into neutral suddenly. the revs will continue to go up but the actual car is no longer accelerating. after i release accelerator, it renagages in a gear and drive on...

      Started by Ramb0‎, 23-04-2018 09:38 PM
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    6. BA Wagon Taildoor won't lock

      The title says it: our BA Wagon back door (tail door? tailgate?) won't lock. ??

      Started by abrogard‎, 22-04-2018 02:28 PM
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    7. BTR Auto specifications

      I am trying to find dimension information on the various BTR auto's fitted to the BA's in particular and having difficulty so I figured if anyone else was aware of where I can find it could you please let me know?

      Started by Redwight‎, 08-04-2018 06:38 PM
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    8. Tail Lights Always On

      Seems my tail lights are on all the time. What's that likely to be? What can I do? Straight to the mechanic, do not pass GO ?

      Started by abrogard‎, 06-04-2018 01:13 PM
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    9. Rear Demister

      The BA has three wires attached to the demister/rear window 1 on the drivers side which is attached to a lug and 2 on the passenger side the top is the antenna which is stuck directly to the demister/windscreen and a wire below that which is attached to the windscreen/demister directly, this one...

      Started by arnast‎, 24-03-2018 10:28 AM
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    10. Remote training

      Hi Hope someone can help me out. I have replaced the BEM on my car and had the keys programmed but when i go to reprogram the remotes i press the rear demister 3 times in 5 secs and nothing happens and i have tried this over a 1/2 day period and nothing, I had a look at the rear pillar where the...

      Started by arnast‎, 24-03-2018 10:42 AM
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    11. Photo Essay - Handbrake Cable & Adjustment

      The handbrake on my taxi (2008 BFIII station wagon) has been frustrating me for a while. I adjust it regularly, but within two weeks each time the handbrake lever would go up to the maximum with minimal or no braking effectiveness. I decided to replace the rear handbrake cable to see if that...

      Started by Phildo‎, 19-06-2015 07:07 AM
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    12. 2004 BA Mk11 XR8 260 ute

      has anyone ever had a problem with nkg iridium spark plugs

      Started by royst1100‎, 25-02-2018 07:24 PM
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    13. Engine builder

      Looking for an engine builder for a BF XR8 Boss 260 in melbourne Any recommendations???

      Started by gbgb‎, 21-02-2018 02:23 PM
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    14. stalling, no drive and running ruff BA XR8 Mk11 ute

      My XR8 often just stops but not always stalls just runs ruff and needs to be turned of, wait 10 seconds, restart and all's fine for a while. Surges revs high then not long after may stop. No doubt this has been covered before but I cannot find any references. Ford said will not touch it. has been...

      Started by royst1100‎, 18-02-2018 09:13 AM
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    15. BA Colour screen

      Hi I'd like to find out if anyone else has had this problem and how they managed to fix it? Every morning when i start my car my stereo starts but the colour screen doesn't turn on but when i tap the plastic near the right side of the screen the display turns on and after that i can turn the car...

      Started by arnast‎, 20-02-2018 03:47 PM
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    16. 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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    17. BF Ute canopy wiring.

      Have just acquired a canopy that has wiring for centre brake light, rear canopy glass demister, electric locking and interior light. (I have BF with tub dedicated LPG.) Does anyone know if the extra unused plugs under the Tub (RHS in front of the back wheel) are designed for canopy use- similar to...

      Started by Youngsteve‎, 29-01-2018 02:09 PM
      extra wiring plugs, what are extra plugs for
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    18. Post buy fake australian passport,fake proof of age card australia,fake victorian ids

      We sell only high quality novelty and real passports, driver痴 licenses, Id cards, resident permits, green cards, diplomas, degrees, certificates( birth, death, marriage, ielts, toeic, toefl, nebosh, bosiet, tbosiet, gre, gmat, esol etc), visa stickers, stamps and other products. Our fake...

      Started by gerorgeclooney2‎, 17-01-2018 03:00 AM
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    19. (BA) 2003 XR6T, My Horn stopped working?

      My 2003 BA XR6T. The Horn has suddenly stopped working? I have never had a problem with it until now. (car is standard-no electrical modifications). First thing is I checked all fuses-Pulled all fuses in the interior fuse box located above bonnet release & allso in the engine bay fuse box, All...

      Started by Red RB30 Jet‎, 24-07-2011 09:45 PM
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    20. 2001 ba

      BA oil consumption issues. Does anyone know if it could be the PCV

      Started by hermanford‎, 11-01-2018 09:05 PM
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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. Unhappy Replacing Heater Aircon Fan

      Anyone ever had to replace the the fan on their aircon stopped working on 7/1/2018 45 degrees, I cannot use aircon because afraid of it freezing up and cracking the condenser, it looks like big job.

      Started by Ace Taxi‎, 08-01-2018 10:33 AM
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    24. 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 07:20 PM
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    25. transmission over heating after installing transmission cooler

      Hey there, i recently had a transmission cooler installed at a transmission shop. (all appears well). I did this to avoid the inherit problem with the autos when cooling through the radiator. So it is a stand alone cooler (ie not running through radiator at all.) since having this installed i...

      Started by davecambo‎, 12-11-2012 12:48 PM
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    26. 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 01:10 PM
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    27. 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 12:13 PM
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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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 10:52 AM
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    31. 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 01:54 PM
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    32. 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 05:03 AM
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    33. 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 04:20 PM
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    34. 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 09:05 PM
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    35. 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 05:53 PM
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    36. 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 11:27 PM
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    37. 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 07:14 PM
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    38. 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 07:12 AM
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    39. 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 10:45 AM
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    40. 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 12:35 PM
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    41. 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 11:57 PM
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      02-09-2017, 05:05 PM Go to last post
    42. 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 01:35 PM
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      31-08-2017, 02:28 PM Go to last post
    43. 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 06:12 PM
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    44. 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 06:06 AM
      rear, suspension, towing, upgrade
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    45. 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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      04-08-2017, 10:11 AM Go to last post
    46. 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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    47. 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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      31-07-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
    48. 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
      • Replies: 4
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      29-07-2017, 10:59 PM Go to last post
    49. 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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    50. 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
      • Replies: 9
      • Views: 16,068
      17-07-2017, 12:50 AM Go to last post

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