Ford Falcon 1989
The 1989 Ford Falcon carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Falcon 1989 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Falcon here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What is the best tow vehicle to buy?
The GQ Patrol was a tough old bird, but it’s old and buying one now is a gamble. You could consider a Toyota Landcruiser, but again your budget will limit you to an older vehicle and that is always a risk. You could perhaps consider fitting power steering to the XF ute.
YOU'D expect to get 10 to 12 litres/100km on average, so your fuel use is high. The car has done low kilometres, so it's not engine wear. Check the peripherals -- filters, plugs, coils, injectors -- and have a mechanic check for diagnostic codes that might give you some clues.
SOUNDS as if there's a sealing problem on the dash. I haven't heard of a widespread problem with the EA, so it's more likely to be a one-off related to your car. The EA is now getting old and it could be many things, from rust around the windshield or in the plenum to holes in the dash itself. If it has been worked on by a previous owner they could have left seals out or not refitted them correctly. The seals could be old and brittle and no longer sealing. Try putting it through a car wash and trying to locate the leak.
Ford Falcon 1989: What's a good replacement car?
Your Falcon would have tested about 13 litres/ 100km when new. For comparison purposes, the Commodore V6 would return about 11.5 litres/100km, the 3.5-litre V6 Magna about 10.5 and the Camry closer to 13. Clearly, on that basis the Magna is the car for you.
Ford Falcon 1989 Wheel size
Wheel size for the 1989 Ford Falcon will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.
|Ford Falcon Model||Body Type||Front Tyre Size||Front Rim||Rear Tyre Size||Rear Rim|
|GL||Sedan||—||14x6 inches||—||14x6 inches|
|S||Sedan||—||15x7 inches||—||15x7 inches|
|GL||Wagon||—||14x6 inches||—||14x6 inches|
|S||Wagon||—||15x7 inches||—||15x7 inches|
Ford Falcon 1989 Towing capacity
The Ford Falcon has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Falcon Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|base||Commercial||4.1L,Leaded,3 SP MAN||1200kg|
|base||Commercial||4.1L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|GL||Sedan||3.9L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1200kg|
|GL||Sedan||3.9L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|GL||Sedan||3.9L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|S||Sedan||3.9L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|base||Ute||4.1L,Leaded,3 SP MAN||1200kg|
|base||Ute||4.1L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|GLS||Ute||4.1L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1200kg|
|GLS||Ute||4.1L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|GL||Wagon||3.9L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|GL||Wagon||3.9L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1200kg|
|GL||Wagon||3.9L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||1200kg|
|S||Wagon||3.9L,ULP,3 SP AUTO||1200kg|