Ford Falcon 1998 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 1998 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Falcon 1998: Stalling

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Jun 2018

It’s most likely the crank angle sensor, which is on the crankshaft. Have a mechanic check it.

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Ford Falcon 1998: Stalling at low revs

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2018

It’s most likely the crank angle sensor, which is on the crankshaft. Have a mechanic check it.

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Which is better: Commodore vs Falcon?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Jun 2016

It's very low mileage for a car that is 18 years old, so make sure the odometer is correct. If it is you've most likely got a good buy on your hands. The BA Falcon is a solid and generally reliable car. There's little to worry about with the engine, there can be problems with the automatic transmission, but it shouldn't be a problem if it drives normally when you test-drive it.

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Poor headlights on newer vehicles

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2014

I also suffered through a six-volt Beetle but there is no excuse now. Upscale Euro cars have great bi-xenons and that should be the standard for everyone, although the Commodore and Falcon are world's - best for their price.

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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 dual-fuel EL Falcon loses power

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2011

It doesn’t sound like a problem with the gas system, sounds more like it needs a service.

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Using old petrol for Falcon

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Apr 2011

It won’t damage your car, but it might cause it run poorly. Fuel today goes off within a week or two, so it’s not a good idea to leave it in the tank for too long.

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