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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:56 pm 
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My brakes are giving me the sh!ts !!!!

ABS seems to be pulsating on off while driving along at freeway speed (not touching the brake pedal obviously) It starts as a vibratinon and intensifies until eth car shakes quite violently.

A quick stab to the pedal can sometimes clear it - but not always.

Really detracts from driving pleasure....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:58 pm 
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Take the ABS sensors off the backing plates and clean them up, they do build up rubbish on them.
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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:31 pm 
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eattsie9 wrote:
mine has the rubber thingy so does my gf's AU ... easy fix with a bit of glue doesnt really bother me coz i only use the driver door

and only mechanical problem ive had is the handbrake needs adjusting which is common with BA's coz the handbrakes on em are a drum brake set up :S

oh adn the dif has a slight knock every now and then which im sure will cost me sooner or later


I must be missing something here! apart from the seat belt not always retracting I've had none of these problems and the seat belts were a problem in the XF, EA and EL. So i could hardly say its a BA problem
Drum in disc handbrake dates back to EF and is a much better setup than EA-ED and they all need adjusting after awhile.
Seats too high? - I don't think so
Door rubbers falling off? yep every car I've had except my BA!
And the BTR has always been a problem

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:08 pm 
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my mates 04 xr6 is having an issue:

car thinks a door is open

lock the car within 2 seconds it unlocks interior light only turns off if u push the dome light button

all door actuators seem ok???

WTF???
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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:19 pm 
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id say for a BA bashin thread for it to be 4 years old and ony 4 pages the BA must be a alrite car.

if it was for AU it would be 100 pages long. lol.

and yea the BTRs suck hahaha.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:50 pm 
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oh i forgot brake shudder :P

none of it bothers me other then the brake shudder which is annoying at times its all really nothing major for example just need to get around to adjusting it :P door rubber just needa get off my a*** n get some glue or silicon :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:27 pm 
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I would like to leap to the defense of the BTR.

They're not a bad box, they just suffer from two problems.

Ford Bean Counters (EA-ED they went cheap on the clutches and bands, EF/EL/AU they removed the dipstick as they're "sealed for life" :roll:, BA they went cheap on the internal components but put in quality clutch packs and bands so they wouldn't fall apart driving out of the dealer)

and Burnt Fluid (they should have all come out from factory with a decent transcooler... but the bean counters, again)

EDIT: also, EA-ED internals, EF/EL/AU pump and BA clutches and bands with a transcooler in your housing/solenoids is killer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:54 pm 
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sorry for the noob question buts what BTR?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:31 pm 
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eattsie9 wrote:
sorry for the noob question buts what BTR?


The brand of the 4 speed auto in falcons from EA II to BA II, BF??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I would like to leap to the defense of the BTR.

They're not a bad box, they just suffer from two problems.

Ford Bean Counters (EA-ED they went cheap on the clutches and bands, EF/EL/AU they removed the dipstick as they're "sealed for life" :roll:, BA they went cheap on the internal components but put in quality clutch packs and bands so they wouldn't fall apart driving out of the dealer)

and Burnt Fluid (they should have all come out from factory with a decent transcooler... but the bean counters, again)

EDIT: also, EA-ED internals, EF/EL/AU pump and BA clutches and bands with a transcooler in your housing/solenoids is killer.


And of course the S5, which has never been truly fixed

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:35 pm 
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knowsfords wrote:
I would like to leap to the defense of the BTR.

They're not a bad box, they just suffer from two problems.

Ford Bean Counters (EA-ED they went cheap on the clutches and bands, EF/EL/AU they removed the dipstick as they're "sealed for life" :roll:, BA they went cheap on the internal components but put in quality clutch packs and bands so they wouldn't fall apart driving out of the dealer)

and Burnt Fluid (they should have all come out from factory with a decent transcooler... but the bean counters, again)

EDIT: also, EA-ED internals, EF/EL/AU pump and BA clutches and bands with a transcooler in your housing/solenoids is killer.

Ef still has a dip stick in the trans

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:08 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
knowsfords wrote:
I would like to leap to the defense of the BTR.

They're not a bad box, they just suffer from two problems.

Ford Bean Counters (EA-ED they went cheap on the clutches and bands, EF/EL/AU they removed the dipstick as they're "sealed for life" :roll:, BA they went cheap on the internal components but put in quality clutch packs and bands so they wouldn't fall apart driving out of the dealer)

and Burnt Fluid (they should have all come out from factory with a decent transcooler... but the bean counters, again)

EDIT: also, EA-ED internals, EF/EL/AU pump and BA clutches and bands with a transcooler in your housing/solenoids is killer.

Ef still has a dip stick in the trans


early EF yes. late EF no

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Take the ABS sensors off the backing plates and clean them up, they do build up rubbish on them.


Did that - lots of metal filings stuck on them (magnets) - but it didn't make it go away.

Titan Ford referred to some piston - possibly in the master cylinder?
Do I simply need to replace the master cylinder and the problem will be gone?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to all new BA Falcon buyers
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Titan Ford said there is some rod between the master cylinder and the booster that can come loose/need adjusting
What rod?
Sound feasible?

 

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