Ford Falcon 1996 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 1996 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Value of 1996 Falcon wagon?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Jul 2015

In good condition, which his clearly isn't, a 1996 XR6 would be worth $2000-$3500. In its damaged condition, his is worth scrap value, barely worth $500.

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XR6 with shot rings

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2012

The advice she has received is clearly rubbish. If as you say the car is running well, with no suggestion of a problem, she should keep servicing it as she has, and keep on driving it.

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Ask Smithy Xtra EL Falcon auto jamming

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2011

By locking in third gear it’s going into ‘limp home’ mode, probably because the computer has identified an electrical problem with the gearbox. A diagnostic check should identify the fault.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Brake shudder Falcon EL

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Nov 2010

There are a number of factors that could contribute to causing brake shudder, and you’ve highlighted another one. Finding the cause on an individual car can be frustrating.

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Ford Falcon: Faulty door latch

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Nov 2010

To my knowledge they don't, but it would be worth your while next time to contact Rare Spares as they carry a lot of parts for makes other than Holden. The XG is now 14 years or so old and the doors date back even further to the XE/XF model, so it's probably a big ask for Ford to be carrying parts for it, particularly today when like all carmakers they are struggling to make a quid.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Dual-fuel conversion on Ford Futura

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2010

It’s starting and running on LPG, so you would think the problem is on the petrol side. You need to check the petrol supply. Start by making sure the system is operational when you switch over to petrol; make sure there isn’t a problem with the switching in the first place. If that is working correctly then check the fuel pump, fuel pressure and injectors etc.

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Dual-fuel EF Falcon stops suddenly

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Apr 2010

It's an old car and I'm guessing the gas system is also old and hasn't been serviced in a long while, so take it to a mechanic and have them service it. Your problem could be a wax build-up in the system, or a number of other things. Whatever, it needs attention.

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Changes for xr8

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Jun 2008

TOO many differences to detail here, but in a quick summary: the XR8 V8 was uprated from the standard engine to 170kW at 4500 revs and 398Nm at 3000 revs; the suspension was retuned and lowered 35mm, with revised rate springs, revised shocks, bushes and roll bars; and, of course, there was the external styling changes and an interior makeover with sports seats et cetera.

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Gear-change concerns

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jun 2008

IT SOUNDS like a fuel-supply problem, so check that first. The LPG mixer is most likely the culprit.

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