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Old 28-12-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Useful AU threads - LOOK HERE BEFORE POSTING A NEW THREAD!!...CONTAINS "HOW TOO"S

Well since this gets updated regularly I'll just make it easier and leave the last post with the links as the current one.

Look below for all your AU need to know's.
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Not sure where to put this... but its useful info anyway :P

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Is there any type of head unit to replace the original premium soun d in a au fairlane and able to plug in from same loom??
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Is there any type of head unit to replace the original premium soun d in a au fairlane and able to plug in from same loom??
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Surprised this isnt already here:
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Just a note for those who wish to contribute to this thread just post your help in the normal part of the Au forum and we can cut and paste the link to this section ,which will avoid havening to sift through pages of How to s to find the rite thread. Keep up the good work gang :lookedat:
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I found out that Camtech have a new website and now show all their off the shelf grinds for the AU.

http://www.camtechcams.com.au/ford_6cyl_elau.html
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this is probably a small problem but it annoyed the crap outa me!

if you dont know it simply call your local ford dealership and ask about radio codes, they will transfer your call and they will ask you your VIN number and the name the car is registered and they will tell you.

i know it would have been usefull knowing this instead of reading the whole manual to my car :
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Sure Im not the first to realise but the majority of those links are dead now because aufalcon.com went away. Possible to get them hosted and linked to here?
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Sure Im not the first to realise but the majority of those links are dead now because aufalcon.com went away. Possible to get them hosted and linked to here?
I think I have most back on line from aufalcon.com if I have missed any let me know
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The AU exterior mods link doesn't work.
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Just added a few more threads keep up the good work gang and let us Know if there is any we have missed
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Default Re: Useful AU threads - LOOK HERE BEFORE POSTING A NEW THREAD!!

The throttle body cleaning pics are down, is there an alternative thread that shows how to clean it?

EDIT: I knew there was one somewhere. GK's tute: http://www.fordforums.com.au/showpos...2&postcount=48
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Miscellaneous


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.................................................. ..................................................


Link to the AFF Technical documents, there is a heap of info in here that you WILL find useful,this also includes some how to s

Mods that don't work

Some AU myths and facts

Remove keys form boot with LPGt

HOW TO's from AUfalcon.com.au

HOW TO: Cleaning power window switches


HOW TO: Upgrade your CAI

CAI Install help


HOW TO: Remove shifter surround/replace selector globe

HOW TO: Spoiler removal

HOW TO: Remove / refit side repeaters

HOW TO: Cleaning the Throttle Body

HOW TO: Installing footwell courtesy lights

HOW TO: Changing oil and filter

HOW TO: Painting brakes

HOW TO: ECU reset process

HOW TO: Remove & replace rear brake pads and rotors

Look here for AU V8 mods, tips, tricks and help

AU V8 common questions

AU XR8 Intake pipe mods

AU XR8 coil packs

If it's an I6 you have, look here

How To I6 Water Pump Replacement

How to change your AU I6 Cam

AU I6 HP vs VCT

Brakes & Suspension - If it has anything to do with stopping or making your AU turn, it's here!

Whoosha's Handbrake Adjustment guide

Difference between standard and Premium brakes

Front hub/rotor replacement

AU IRS shock mount replacement

Info on IRS

IRS Hub & Axle Replacement

The complete AU1 to AU111 brake conversion

Swaybars

Interior - If it's inside your AU, check here

How to - changeover interior door handles

How to - replacing door actuators

How to - removing headlining

How to - install console rear courtesy lamps

How to - change gear shifter and surround

GK's "how to" changeover double din stereo head unit

Instrument cluster LED's

Door trim removal guide

Leaking windscreen fix

Height adjustable aerial/centre fascia removal

How to change manual gear lever

Difference between standard and Premium sound

Steering wheel removal/replacement

Water in cabin issues

BA/F interior into an AU

Uncle Ken's seat repairs

Uncle Ken's Grab handle guide


Bushbasher's Climate Control Fix / Offer

Exterior - If it's on the outside, it's here

Whoosha's guide to painting car parts

AU Rust issues

Painting your headlight surrounds

AU exterior modifications guide

Replace exterior mirror

S1 grill options

Clear side indicators

Here we have some ECU and electrical threads

Speed limiter

Auto trans Power v Econ modes

HOW to replace Plugs, Leads,& Coil Pack

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Quote of the weekend: "The quarter mile wasn't as long as I expected it to be".

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guys i had a prob with determening what king springs suit my car and another forum member kristo gave me this link, so im posting it up as a guide for people with the same question.


http://www.kingsprings.com.au/catalo..._catalogue.pdf
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Any Info available on how to remove the cluster?
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Use a small screwdriver to remove the 2 black plastic caps at the top of the fascia, behind them are philips head screws - remove

Pull out the blanking plate where the fuel/boot release buttons normally are (ute has a blank plate cos it doesnt have them obviously)

Use a long screwdriver or similar to get behind the cluster and gently prise it out from the dash, check that the clear plastic fascia does not get caught on the dash, if it does just wiggle it out

The cluster should come out enough for you to reach the 2 wiring looms that go into the back of it. They are different sizes so you wont stuff them up when you put them back in.

Cluster should now come out as a whole unit. To pull it apart (i.e. to change the background etc) use a small flat blade screwdriver to take the front plate off the back of the unit (easier to understand when you're looking at it). Be careful because the clips can be fragile and break easy. If you do take it all apart Id recommend putting some electrical tape all around it when you put it back together to keep dust etc from getting inside it.
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Use a small screwdriver to remove the 2 black plastic caps at the top of the fascia, behind them are philips head screws - remove

Pull out the blanking plate where the fuel/boot release buttons normally are (ute has a blank plate cos it doesnt have them obviously)

Use a long screwdriver or similar to get behind the cluster and gently prise it out from the dash, check that the clear plastic fascia does not get caught on the dash, if it does just wiggle it out

The cluster should come out enough for you to reach the 2 wiring looms that go into the back of it. They are different sizes so you wont stuff them up when you put them back in.

Cluster should now come out as a whole unit. To pull it apart (i.e. to change the background etc) use a small flat blade screwdriver to take the front plate off the back of the unit (easier to understand when you're looking at it). Be careful because the clips can be fragile and break easy. If you do take it all apart Id recommend putting some electrical tape all around it when you put it back together to keep dust etc from getting inside it.
Thanks Austin for this information. I will give it a go and see how I go. Thanks again.
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Is there a wiring diagram for the AU, as I bought a push button starter kit and I need to know how to install it into my car via the ignition barrel and the 12v power system.
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Check here:
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Hi guys

Wondering if it's just a straight swap AU Fairmont leather seats into an AU3 XR8 sedan?

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I think so, if the seats are powered you would have to power them up. Not sure the the wires are already there. Bolt wise they are the same\
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Cheers UK

I actually did this back in March. Got a seat of Millenium Leather seats from a Fairmont AU. The cable loom for the power seats was there already so it was just plug n play. Had some minor issue with the rear seat brackets being a different size to the XR. I had my local trimmer just swap the foam over.
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Is there a "How To" for replacing a Harmonic Balancer at all?
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Is there a "How To" for replacing a Harmonic Balancer at all?
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:32 AM   #30
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You will need a puller that grabs the balancer from the inner frame so to speak. GG technics make one but they are pricey.
If you have an air gun you can take out the crank bolt easily, but usually most guns wont fit unless you take out the radiator. By the way, electro fans and accessories belt needs to be out. I am assuming that there are how to's elsewhere for these, but sing out if you need help.

I find it quicker by hand.
Underneath the inspection plate for the torque converter is a hole where you can access the ring gear. You can jam this up with a large screwdriver with one hand and using a breaker bar, you can crack the bolt. 22mm bolt.
When pulling the balancer out, it will slide over the bolt, but not the washer. Take the washer out and put the bolt back in for the puller to press up against and you can get the balancer out.
Change your crank seal if it is leaking.
Silicone on the keyway of the crank, fit the new balancer and use the bolt and washer to press back in. 125nm is the torque spec and yes you will need to jam up the ring gear when torqueing the balancer bolt.
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