Ford Falcon 1995 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 1995 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Ford Falcon 1995: Won't start
There are only two things it can be, fuel or spark. You say it's got spark, but is it at the right time. Check the crank sensor and its connections. If it's got spark and it's happening at the right time, the problem must be on the fuel side. Have someone check the fuel pressure to make sure it does have fuel at the engine.
Ask Smithy Xtra Tickford motor in EF Falcon
It’s a fairly straightforward installation without major modification to the car, and there are companies doing it. One we know does it for around $2200 drive in, drive out, and guarantee the rego authorities will accept it when you go to change the engine number.
Ford Falcon 1995: Won't start
It appears to be related to the crank angle sensor, but maybe not the sensor itself. Have you checked the connection to the crank angle sensor?
95 Ford Falcon transmission issue
I'd say you are correct to suspect the transmission and I would recommend you have it serviced.
Wiping my smile
GET an auto electrician to go through the electrical system. I'd be most suspicious of the electronic control module for the body. They often go on the fritz.
Falcon tyre advice
THE size issue really comes down to your budget. Tyre dealers generally try to convince you to fit wider tyres, because they will increase the footprint of the tyre on the road and that will improve the braking and handling of your car. The downside is that wider tyres will cost more, and that is more dollars in the dealer's pocket. It is a good idea to fit wider tyres, but but only if you can afford them. It's worth looking around at various tyres, as some modern 205 tyres are actually wider then the older ones fitted to your car and you get some of the benefit of the wider tyre while fitting the original size. Tyre makers have been adding silica to the mix for some time now, it reduces the tyres' rolling resistance, which reduces fuel consumption. The question you need to ask is how much silica is added to the tyres. Some tyre makers use only a modest amount, others more. It is best to stick with a recognised brand and you should get the benefits.
Shudder to thank
PETER Koning, of Hopper Stoppers in Werribee, says this is a problem in EF/EL Falcons. Every disc rotor has a small amount of face run-out. All modern brake calipers have an internal seal design that causes the pads to pull back slightly clear of the disc. When the seals get old and hard, the caliper doesn't retract properly and the pads rub lightly, even when not using the brakes, and take the high spots off the rotor as they go past. This causes disc thickness variation, and that causes your brake pulse. Koning is seeing a lot of EF/EL Falcons and, though the calipers may not appear to be seized, he finds the car often comes back with warped rotors if he only machines the discs and doesn't recondition the calipers as well.
Towing is thirsty work
FORD six-cylinder engines are generally thought to be thirstier than rival sixes, and it's reasonable to expect consumption to increase significantly when towing something as large and weighty as a caravan. Depending on the conditions, size and weight of the caravan, consumption could double, but to go up four times seems extreme. Do a consumption test with and without the caravan so you have actual numbers to make an accurate assessment.
Go for the rumble
THE XR6 was something of a revelation from the start. Its performance was close to the XR8, and it had a better on-road balance which made it feel lighter and livelier. The other factor was the price difference which made the less expensive XR6 seem like a good buy against the XR8. Against that, there's nothing like the rumble and feel of a V8, so go that way if that's what you'd like. As for fuel consumption, it depends on whether you're a lead-foot or not. Ford didn't publish fuel consumption figures for their sporty cars, but I would expect around 13 litres/100km from the XR8.
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