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    1. FG XR6 Popping Noise Through Speakers

      Hey, How's everyone going? Just a quick question, My FG XR6 has recently started having a popping noise coming through the speakers when listening to the radio, a CD or even when the unit is turned off. I originally thought it may be a faulty speaker and tried to isolate which one it was but it...

      Started by Ci0wni3‎, 09-08-2012 09:48 AM
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    2. Question Adding footwell lights to fg xt?

      Hi all. I have been looking for ways to add LED strips to the footwell of my XT but every tutorial and resources I find is for the models that already have the Wires. If anyone could give me any advice on how to... That would be highly appreciated :)

      Started by DarkBTC‎, 07-01-2016 09:54 AM
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    3. Question Door Trim (FGX)

      So over the weekend I changed my car a tiny bit. Took the passenger door trim off no issues, but the drivers took a bit and after putting it all back together I realized the knob that controls my mirrors is way to loose, anyone know how I can fix that? It moves the mirrors no problems it just...

      Started by Danii1‎, 04-01-2016 02:22 PM
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    4. FG series 1 E-gas transmission

      I was looking around for a used LPG Falcon, then I discovered they only had the 4-speed slushbox. Why did the old LPG donk only get the 4-speed automatic? Is it because the E-gas had 20 Nm less torque, allowing them to get away with the cheaper gearbox?

      Started by Marc Bolan‎, 03-01-2016 11:17 PM
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    5. L/H mirror replacment

      Hi all. Has anyone replaced their L/H mirror glass in there FG. I am replacing the outside air temp sensor but cant get the mirror out and have cracked it rite through the middle. Does anyone out there work for FORD and is able to PM me the procedure. I would go and see my local dealer but that...

      Started by Colesy‎, 22-07-2013 02:26 PM
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    6. didnt want to fire

      hi everyone, I have a FG GS MK1 with a boss 302, I only drive this car in summer except last summer due to family probs so didn't bother, the car has only done 19,000KM and still runs like new, however I have been driving it the last couple of weeks and all good till this week, was a hot day and...

      Started by fg gs mk1‎, 21-11-2015 08:07 AM
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    7. DSC fault FG MK2 XR6

      Newbie here Have a FGMK2 XR6 which every now again creates a DSC then ABS fault at start. Motor will not even turn What I have noticed is the temp guage go to max before the fault codes show up. I now know that I watch the temp at start and if it goes to max I back the key off to acc and no...

      Started by Rodnar‎, 14-09-2015 02:00 PM
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      20-11-2015, 01:05 PM Go to last post
    8. Sticky F6 Clutch (FG)

      I have a 7 year old FG F6-310 that has done 70k and recently the clutch is 'sticky' each time I go to use it. The 1st time you depress the clutch it is quite hard and it sticks for about 1 second before it will return. Once you have pumped it about 3 times it returns to normal and is OK then for...

      Started by Oilman66‎, 20-11-2015 12:02 PM
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    9. Minor oil leak found around timing case

      April 2010 FG XR6T, minor oil leak detected around sump/timing case - thought the blue oval team would have rectified most of these niggling issues after 2 years. Booked back in for a warranty repair -(

      Started by lUkEsTuRbO‎, 10-01-2011 08:24 PM
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    10. rear trailing blade arms

      hi there rear trailing blade arms are these a easy job or sh*t of a job to replace complete arm

      Started by outbackman59‎, 09-10-2015 09:10 PM
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    11. 2010 FG XR6 Tension-er pulley replacement

      Can any one tell me how to remove tension-er pulley, there feels like there is a bolt on the other side but I just can't seem to get a spanner on it, I dear not undo the bolt at the top to remove the arm as I am afraid that that holds the tension spring and I may never get that back in if it...

      Started by oldguy‎, 03-08-2015 02:30 PM
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      04-10-2015, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    12. New XR8

      Hi Guys Currently have a 2010 G6et and looking to upgrade to the new XR8, any one know if the dreaded diff clunk is still a problem, I had to change diff bushes to Super pro but still chunks when backing off quickly so if the problem still exists might have to look at something else. Appreciate...

      Started by Gemms61‎, 07-08-2015 09:41 PM
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    13. Angry (FG) 5 Speed Auto transmission Problem

      I own FG 5Speed the auto lost 3rd gear the other day the car is out of warranty so idid some ringing around to get quote to get this trans fixed they all come back from $2800.00 to $4000.00 for a full rebiuld I did some re search and found the transmission come out of the Ford Explorer Pulled...

      Started by kempcomp‎, 31-07-2011 10:12 AM
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    14. fuel tank

      or is there a way I can use the electric pump to pump out the contents then add proper fuel would this be enough to dilute the diesel enough for it to run properly any suggestions more than welcome

      Started by outbackman59‎, 01-09-2015 07:33 PM
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    15. Automatic transmission cooler

      I have noticed on my XR6 the Automatic transmission is hooked up to a Heat Exchanger bolted to the side of the engine. The only confidence I have in this set up would be that it beats the radiator set up where it can fail and mix trans oil with coolant My understanding is ford do not provide an...

      Started by PD56‎, 04-07-2010 09:08 PM
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    16. Angry fuel tank

      hi everyone went away for weeks holiday and the son found my keys to my fg g6e turbo now they decided to put fuel back into car out of a 20 litre drum I use for cleaning but there is also a 20 litre drum of diesel there also need less to say about ten litres of diesel has got into tank and car...

      Started by outbackman59‎, 01-09-2015 06:17 PM
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    17. "How To" Repair FG Auto Shifter Knob

      Removing And Repairing The FG Auto Shift Knob What you will need for this: a small flat head screwdriver, a small Phillips head screwdriver, some super fine wet and dry sandpaper, some tweezer’s and a razor blade. Please note that extreme care was taken whilst doing this to ensure no damage to...

      Started by Matzilla‎, 17-01-2012 09:47 AM
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    18. Ipod not being recognised

      We had our iPod touch 4th Gen on in our FG Mk 2 yesterday. Stopped and took it out the car. When we hopped back in and reconnected it, the screen stayed on the last song played but would not start playing again. Got in it today but it still won't recognise that the iPod is connected and the...

      Started by bloody awful‎, 24-08-2015 12:47 AM
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    19. Angry FG Driveshaft Rubber Coupling- Removal

      Can anyone advise how to remove the rubber coupling from the driveshaft when complete driveshaft is removed from vehicle.? There appears to be a spigoting bush (?) between the output yoke and the first driveshaft section, which is hidden by the flexible driveline coupling. Vehicle is FG Egas...

      Started by deep8bb‎, 19-08-2015 01:55 PM
      driveline, rubber coupling
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    20. wipers not working

      Wipers have failed - won't come on although washer motor will. Does the wiper motor have a separate fuse to the washer motor and, if so, where is it? How do I access the wiper motor; is it through the little black plastic cowling just below the windscreen? There's a fuse in the fuse box that...

      Started by pjs2‎, 21-08-2015 06:00 PM
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    21. DSC and ABS Fault

      Hi, Love the XR6 so far but just a few months out of warranty, I am getting a DSC and ABS fault on my dash which disables both... not a good thing considering all the rain we are getting at the moment. It comes up a few minutes after I start driving at no particular time i.e heavy breaking or...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 14-06-2012 08:14 PM
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    22. "How to" repair FG external temperature sensor (side mirror)

      Hi all My outside temperature reading as way out in my FG F6 and so after reading through the forums, decided to replace the sensor that is in the left hand outside mirror. The manual (and Internet) said to pop off the mirror with a screwdriver, but reading about other people that had broken...

      Started by Black_F6‎, 02-08-2015 07:18 PM
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    23. Fgx

      Does FG page include FGX?

      Started by Bass‎, 26-07-2015 08:48 AM
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    24. ECU Resetting

      Hey guys just wanting to clarify the correct method for resetting the ECU. I have a 2009 xr6 FG non turbo 5sp automatic. Cheers

      Started by shemy‎, 14-07-2013 12:53 AM
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    25. Central locking on FG

      Hi, I have a fault with the central locking on my 2011 FG XR6, it locks via the remote sometimes. When I use the key on the driver's door it seems to only lock this door and the boot, not good when vehicle left in Brisbane parking lot over night. The dealer reckons it is not covered by warranty,...

      Started by 05MXS‎, 11-07-2015 07:11 AM
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    26. ZF6HP26 Transmission Problem

      Hi everyone, I have a 2008 FG XR8 with the 6 speed ZF6HP26 transmission with 88000km. I have noticed that while driving at around 50 to 70 Km/h the revs seem to bounce while im trying to maintain my speed and hold the accelerator steady. The revs bounce anywhere from 1000 RPM to 1500 RPM. I...

      Started by Branko‎, 18-07-2012 08:39 PM
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    27. Manual

      Does anyone know where I can get a workshop manual for a 2008 FG XT sedan?

      Started by chris64‎, 05-07-2015 07:47 PM
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    28. Wiper Washers

      Does anyone know how to a just the wiper washers on a 2008 Fg falcon? Mine are only hitting the bottom part on the windscreen.

      Started by chris64‎, 26-04-2015 06:50 PM
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    29. ETC Warning Light (FG)

      Hi, I've got an 09 FPV FG GS not S/C. I've had this issue with the ETC light coming on on first start up. Been to Ford Several times, had Throttle Body replaced, Pedal sensor replaced, but no luck. Was told it's probably the computer. They had the car over night and it decided to not play up for...

      Started by MissGS‎, 19-04-2012 09:44 PM
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    30. FG DFC Fault

      Hi, I have an FG G6E which has been really great. Just lately though the DFC and ABS fault comes up on the dash. When I first start the car in the morning and drive off the ABS activates itself and the rear wheel shudders. it does stop activating after about 10 seconds and the car then drives ok....

      Started by zootster‎, 26-06-2015 07:54 AM
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    31. LSD diff failure

      After owning this Ute for two years and having the odd intermittent knocking noise in the back and countless checks on suspension & drive line it has now been confirmed the LSD Diff is faulty.... Thank god the mechanic who accompany me on road test heard it this time. Ford dealer is now in the...

      Started by PD56‎, 07-09-2012 03:10 PM
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    32. FG Mark II XR6 T Low Battery warning message

      Hi all, just joined the group and hoping to be able to participate in forum discussions. I've got an FG Mark II XR6 Turbo about a year old. Love the car. About 6 months ago I started getting a low battery warning message being displayed in the command centre display when I first start the car in...

      Started by cagsy13‎, 26-05-2015 10:01 PM
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    33. 09 fg xr8 problems

      Hi everyone I have a 09 fg xr8 ute auto and having a few problems if anyone can help me. First thing is once my car is warmed when coming to a stop or slowing down when the car drops in 1st it clunks pretty hard . Doesn't do it all the time just every now and then. 2nd problem. I get a fair bit...

      Started by dayle89‎, 27-05-2015 06:39 PM
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    34. Speedometer Wobble

      Hi everyone, I'm new around here. I drive a 2008 FG XR6 N/A, I've had it about two years. Recently I've noticed that on cold mornings the needle on the speedometer wobbles or sticks briefly at low speeds. For example, under gentle acceleration, it'll point to 19, 20, 20, 20, 23, 24 etc. Is this...

      Started by rendezvous‎, 14-05-2015 07:37 AM
      speedometer, sticking, wobble, xr6
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    35. Sat Nav (FG)

      I have an FPV F6 with the early model Factory Sat Nav. It is controlled by a remote. Up until today it has run without a problem but when I went to turn it on today, nothing happened. I thought it might be the batteries in the remote so I changed them but still nothing. I removed the fuses and...

      Started by Oilman66‎, 20-04-2015 08:45 PM
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    36. Spark plug replacement on 09 FG XR6

      Hey peeps I have noticed over the last few weeks that my xr6 has just not been running right. It has a very slight miss at idle and you can just see the tacho moving a little bit.....tiny ammount but it never used to do that. It also feels like it is surging a little bit and the miss appears...

      Started by steffan72‎, 16-04-2012 09:33 AM
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    37. FG XR6 annoying issues

      My FG XR6 is now 8 months old (25,000km) and has the following faults. 1, Drivers seat squeaks, has already been attended to once at an earlier service. 2, Rattles under front guards. Was looked at during a previous service, where they managed to fix drivers side only. Now both sides noisy...

      Started by blueblood‎, 23-03-2009 06:00 AM
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    38. FG XR6 interior command lights

      Hi guys, My apologies for my noob termanology but have ran into a problem. I bought the car about a week ago and never noticed it until last night when I was driving. But the lights on the buttons (volume knob etc) don't light up at all. Regardless whether or not the headlights are on and it's...

      Started by Netsky‎, 25-04-2015 09:55 PM
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    39. Post Remove fg falcon instrument cluster?

      Hi guys There is some squeaky noise coming behind the dash board when the car runs on bumpy roads and IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! I am trying to hunt for the source of noise. From what I can hear most likely it comes from behind the instrument cluster. Now the questions are 1 how to remove the...

      Started by Louiz‎, 12-02-2013 08:17 AM
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    40. Starter Motor issues ??...Clicking noise

      Hi Team...2008 FG XR8 ute...getting a clicking noise..engine not cranking over...figure Starter Solenoid at fault...does the Starter motor come out easy. Cheers for any info Kiwi

      Started by kiwi001‎, 18-04-2015 11:12 AM
      starter motor
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    41. How do I remove the spare wheel, Ute

      Need Help please 2010 FG XR6 Ute, Ive got a slow leaking Tyre so want to put the spare on, I just can't figure out how to remove spare wheel from under my Ute,:slaphead: can anyone help?

      Started by oldguy‎, 10-03-2015 05:29 PM
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      11-04-2015, 06:24 AM Go to last post
    42. accelerator pedel

      Just bought a 2010 FG and the accelerator pedal seems very sensitive at the initial application making it hard to drive smoothly. It’s almost like a sticky cable but that is not possible.

      Started by hawk‎, 23-03-2015 10:17 PM
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    43. (FG) Air con issues

      i have a 5 week old fg xr6 whose air con decided to pack it in yesterday in mid 30 heat! instead of blowing cold it was pumping stinking hot air out. rang the service dept of the dealer who didnt seem to be in the know but then after putting me on hold came back saying that they had received an...

      Started by tomo17‎, 09-03-2010 10:37 PM
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    44. Overfilled sump!

      Anyone experienced their dealer overfilling the sump on their fg? My mk2 xr6t just went in for its 15 k service and the oil level is about twice the height on the dipstick to what it should be. I can't believe they could be that sloppy!

      Started by rustydog‎, 05-03-2015 08:32 PM
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      06-03-2015, 06:05 PM Go to last post
    45. Dash cluster removal

      Hi I've got a 2011 FG XT and intend to do some trim upgrades including a higher spec dash cluster. I've worked on plenty of earlier Falcon dashes but at a quick glance I can't see how to remove the existing cluster - before I break something can someone give me some advice please?? I also...

      Started by johnd8008‎, 02-03-2015 08:22 PM
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    46. Two questions about our G6E

      Firstly, Mum's G6E has finally spat out a fault code for the MIL light coming on. It is P0443 which signifies evaporator purge valve circuit malfunction. Is there a common cause for this fault? Secondly, the power mirrors have quit working on both sides. The fuse is ok and I have power at the fuse...

      Started by Stevo‎, 08-02-2015 12:50 PM
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      08-02-2015, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    47. (Fg) "Fuel system Fault"

      Hi Guys/Girls, I was driving my wife's FG xr6 (2010) with 50k on the clock. When all of a sudden the dash lights up with "fuel system fault" press select. So I did. Lights dissapeared. Any ideas what this is about? Cheers Brice

      Started by Brice‎, 04-02-2015 08:09 PM
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      07-02-2015, 09:22 PM Go to last post
    48. Fanbelt replacement

      Hi, I have a 2010 FG XR6 ute, the fan belt broke on the way to work, so its sitting in the work carpark, I managed to get a new Belt, but wondering how easy is it to install and does anyone have a diagram of the belt layout. thanks John.

      Started by oldguy‎, 29-01-2015 03:16 PM
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      29-01-2015, 05:40 PM Go to last post
    49. Question Fg gt system comms failure

      Have a 2010 fg gt boss 335 which randomly displays a "system comms failure" in the dash. When the fault comes p the boost gauge swings all the way to max boost, even though the car is not on boost. No real trend as to when it happens. Anyone got any leads on the problem ?

      Started by Dyhard‎, 30-04-2012 06:17 PM
      fggt, system comms failure
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    50. O2 Sensor diagnosis

      I plugged the OBD 2 tool I bought off ebay into Mum's G6E today, the MIL light had been coming on. The tool showed no current or stored codes but the display for one of the O2 sensors swung to and fro in the 0.2-0.8 volt range while the other sensor stayed pretty much stable at 0.8 volts. Would it...

      Started by Stevo‎, 07-01-2015 10:28 PM
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      09-01-2015, 10:15 PM Go to last post

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