Ford Falcon 2002
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Falcon: Roomy, Huge amount of variety, Spare parts are reasonably priced
The 2002 Ford Falcon carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Falcon 2002 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Falcon 2002 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Falcon 2002: Why does the engine keep cutting out?
Computer-controlled engines like the one in your Falcon, Tony, require a range of sensors to provide the information to the computer to allow the engine to run properly. If just one of those sensors sneezes, the engine can shut down without warning.
As well as a throttle-position sensor, there are also camshaft-angle, crank-angle, air temperature, coolant temperature, oxygen sensors and more. So the best advice is not to start replacing the sensors one by one, but to have the computer interrogated electronically. The computer will be logging problems as they happen and should be able to tell you exactly which sensor is nodding off intermittently. A Ford dealership along with many independent workshops will have the computer-scan gear to do this. It will save you time and money in the long run.
For what it’s worth, since the car cuts out completely, my hunch would be the crank-angle sensor is overheating. So, if you want to persist with a home diagnosis, try this: Carry a bottle of cold water in the car. Then, the next time the engine cuts out, pour the cold water over the crank-angle sensor. If the car suddenly restarts, you’ve found your problem.
But to be honest, you could also be looking at a dud fuel pump, a blocked fuel filter and literally a hundred other possibilities.
2007 Viva or 2002 Falcon?
They are very different cars, the Viva is small, the Falcon big, so it comes down to what you want from them. The Viva is newer and will have done fewer kilometres, the Falcon is getting old and is likely to have done lots of kilometres. That said, Falcons tend to be relatively reliable at high kilometres, so if you are after reliability that's probably the better bet for you.
Ford ute flat low revs
I would be looking for a vacuum leak. Check all hoses on the engine looking for splits, also check for a split brake booster check valve.
Ford Falcon: Are the transmissions reliable?
The auto can fail at any kilometres, not necessarily 200,000 km, and it's because the transmission cooler that's in the radiator fails and coolant gets into the transmission. The transmission can be serviced, but you have to take it to an automatic transmission specialist, who could also fit an external cooler for $500-$600.
Ford Falcon 2002 Wheel size
Wheel size for the 2002 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. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Falcon vary from 15x6 inches to 18x8 inches.
|Ford Falcon Model||Body Type||Front Tyre Size||Front Rim||Rear Tyre Size||Rear Rim|
|Forte||Sedan||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
|SR||Sedan||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
|XT||Sedan||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|Forte (lpg)||Sedan||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
|XL Tradesman||Ute||205x65 R15||15x6 inches||205x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|XL||Ute||205x65 R15||15x6 inches||205x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|XL (lpg)||Ute||205x65 R15||15x6 inches||205x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|XL SE||Ute||205x65 R15||15x6 inches||205x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|Forte||Wagon||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
|XT||Wagon||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|SR||Wagon||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
|Forte (lpg)||Wagon||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches||P215x60 VR16||16x6.5 inches|
Ford Falcon 2002 Towing capacity
The Ford Falcon’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 2300kg. 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|
|Forte||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2300kg|
|SR||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||1200kg|
|Forte||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XL||Ute||4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2300kg|
|XL Tradesman||Ute||4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2300kg|
|XL SE||Ute||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XL||Ute||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|Forte||Wagon||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT||Wagon||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|SR||Wagon||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|Forte (lpg)||Wagon||4.0L,LPG,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|