Ford Falcon AU (1998-2002) has been discontinued. See all Ford Wagons.
Car has no spark
Use car daily and for everything work sports going out long trips service car my self all I have had to do is change oil and brakes as I said it is a evert day user helps me a work too be cause it has a tow bar which is handy
Good reliable car
I use my for my family or my self everyday. And I done every time service on time some time bet late but it's good car relable. Mechanic never mentioned any big issue.but it's old car .that's way some time sadenley problem. May next one again I will buy ford car.
Recently changed a brake line (has the 3 line set up From the booster) sat for about a week.
Chucked a battery in it, went to start it and nothing, first time turning the key to (starting position) comes up with a Code on dash that reads (base) then goes away once you turn key of to try again. Also when the key is in the firing position to start a brake symbol comes up.
Checked all relays, fuses ect ect
Battery is fully charged, I have disconnected the abs (was running fine after that)
Also used to be gas
automatic 1998 AU falcon low revs when in gear
when putting the car into drive or reverse the revs drop rapidly including when sometimes when stopping it also drops revs but it fine when driving at speed limits. i have checked the spark plugs and have changed the spark plug leads it still occurs, how would this be fixed and what causes it?
Great car. Here's how to get radio code for free and how to enter code.
I have a Ford Falcon XR8 1998 AU. I recently replaced the battery. Afterwards, the radio displayed an ERR message and required the code. After a little research online, I discovered that you can call Ford Australia on
13 36 73, then select option 3 for general inquiries, supply your cars VIN/Chassis number and they give you the code for free over the phone.
To enter the code, you just need to leave the car ignition on accessories for around 10 to 15 minutes and the ERR message changes to CODE. Press the numbers in using the preset buttons on...
I have two AU fairmont's - series 2 (wife) and 3 (me). Both dual fuel conversions.
I bought them because they were cheap and unloved; each had about 200k ish on them.
Only trouble has been the usual warped rotors, and LPG backfire issues / exploding airboxes. (usually plugs or leads). Recommend doing an auto service (new filter and fluid and flush) when you get it; and every 100k.
Buy the 42mm socket and you can replace both front rotors for $100. I do all my own work; including the auto services: a spark plug socket gets the filler pl...ug out, getting the fluid back in requires ingenuity or a pump. Scarily economical on a long trip. Bloody marvellous. Comfortable ride, electric windows/mirrors/seat; but sounds like a vacuum cleaner - no funboy thrills in this sedate cruiser. Getting away from them now due to old age / difficult to get in/out. I do like my AUIII very much.
Excellent...after spending alot of money!
Got my AU series 3 in 2013 low ks 113,000. Was going great at first now I have put in new radiator, alternator, water pump, belt and pullies, new speedo cluster and coil pack. After all this breaking down within a span of 6 months car is going great again. Had a 97 EL before this loved that car but was at an age where everything was breaking. Thinking of updating to a 2007 Futura next.
Good, but has a lifespan.
Ford Falcon Futura AU. We had this car from 2002-2014, bought it second-hand. It served us great for many years, with really good storage and reliability. But about the time it was about ten years old, problems arose. The first thing to break were the electrics, the interior lights and electric windows all started to fail, even after numerous repairs. The interior started to fall apart and the muffler and handbrake blew multiple times. However we did not experience one of the main problems with these old AU's, which is the paint peeling and fading. Despite all the other issues we just never had this one.
Can't bet a old ford compared to a new xr6turbo
Owned a au falcon put over 200thou on her and hard km I will add trade her in on a new xr6tubo ute what a huge mistake most noisy tyer wereing pore visablity peice of nuts and bolts I ever Owened sold it a at $7000 plus loss what did ford do wrong the good point was the engine and gear box we'll just now I bought a 2005 boss and it heaven to drive with power and comfort stick with these models between AU & BF you can't go wrong parts cheep and reliable ford have to offer road side asstince these days cause thay are a peice of scrap tin plate ...thay completely stuff up after the BF and I would never buy of the maroochydore ford dealer get 19inch rims pay for the Bonnas pack the spare is a mag pick it up get a flat find out thay swap it for a 16 inch real handy glad I payed that extra on RACQ Woulda cost me a bit other wise crap.
Questions & Answers
I’m here in the uk and bought a au111 falcon ute and all of a sudden the immobiliser will just cut in and it won’t start.. at around 100 dollars a go a bloke will come out and clear fault codes and then it will go again ..!!! Can I just get rid of immobiliser ? Anyone had this problem ? Can someone help a homesick Aussie bloke out ?? Thanks Mark
|Category||Cars, Wagons and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||68 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 4L|
|Max Power||157kW @ 4900rpm|
|Max Torque||357Nm @ 4900rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 1998|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2002|
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