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 Post subject: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:20 am 
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Hi, i have a 1995 Ford EF Falcon Futura (Automatic) and i am having a few problems with the electrical side of it, PLEASE HELP ME.

Just recently i went to a car shop to get new park lights installed and when we tested the park lamps it blew my park lamp fuse, that was almost a month ago and now i have the old park lamps back in and it has been blowing the fuse ever since. i put a 15 or a 20 amp fuse in and as soon as i turn to park lights, (POP) there goes the fuse. if anyone knows where the best place to look for a "short" first please let me know......

Secondly, while driving around the speedometer sometimes stops showing my current speed and sits on 0, at this point the car start dropping down gears and taking of or when stopped it takes of in the highest gear and drops back to first when it feels like it. at first this only happened in the rain but now it happens whenever it wants. it mainly happens when you put your foot down to over take another vehicle, it will drop down a gear like normal then put you back in your seat but then the speedo cuts out and car does what it feels like.

Please help, I Love my car and dont want to get rid of it, its my first car i want some use out of it..... Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Shortyb039 wrote:
Hi, i have a 1995 Ford EF Falcon Futura (Automatic) and i am having a few problems with the electrical side of it, PLEASE HELP ME.

Just recently i went to a car shop to get new park lights installed and when we tested the park lamps it blew my park lamp fuse, that was almost a month ago and now i have the old park lamps back in and it has been blowing the fuse ever since. i put a 15 or a 20 amp fuse in and as soon as i turn to park lights, (POP) there goes the fuse. if anyone knows where the best place to look for a "short" first please let me know......

Secondly, while driving around the speedometer sometimes stops showing my current speed and sits on 0, at this point the car start dropping down gears and taking of or when stopped it takes of in the highest gear and drops back to first when it feels like it. at first this only happened in the rain but now it happens whenever it wants. it mainly happens when you put your foot down to over take another vehicle, it will drop down a gear like normal then put you back in your seat but then the speedo cuts out and car does what it feels like.

Please help, I Love my car and dont want to get rid of it, its my first car i want some use out of it..... Thanks in advance



1st Problem- I would be looking at the bulb holders for a short or a crushed wire shorting to ground. Just trace back what wiring you touched when installing the parking bulbs.

2nd Problem-- Most likely your speedo sender on the side of the gearbox is stuffed. Get some contact cleaner/CRC/WD40 and spray out all the plugs on the passenger side of the auto box. They do get alot of road grime etc around them making poor electrical contacts.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Thank you for the information. I'm new to the car world so if you could explain briefly how I will get to the passenger side of the gear box where the fault might be, that would be extremely helpful
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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:42 am 
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you need to jack the car up and lay underneath it
use some jack stands to be safe
DONOT lay under a car with just the jack holding it up specailly those gay a** scissors jacks that come with the car they are a death trap

get some (a lot of wd40) and spray and scrub the trans clean then take 1 off and spray a little in the plug and terminal and put it back
then repaet with the next hopefully this will help

sorry dont have to much info on the btr trans some of the other guys here will be able to give you a fair bit more info
and check list youll just have to be patient for one to post a sugestion
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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:07 am 
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like i said, you have been a legend haha. ill have a look today, not sure who i can get stands from but i have a 2 tone industrial jack, do you think this might be ok to use?
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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:27 pm 
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+1 to Jonathan: DO NOT GET UNDER THE CAR SUPPORTED BY ONLY A JACK - 2 tonne or otherwise.

If you are going to be doing any of your own maintenance, invest in a pair of jack stands - the basic 1 tonne stand is more than enough. They'll set you back about $60 at Supercheap, but you can probably get them cheaper off ebay. They will last forever, and will save your life.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 EF Falcon
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:30 pm 
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thanks bud i deffinetly will then cus im always changing my tires and s**t so probably will be better off with a set aye
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