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Old 06-22-2004, 22:46   #1 (permalink)
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AU falcon steering recall work

Has anyone had the latest AU steering rack recall mods done? Rang up Arian Brien Ford about my Series 11 Futura and apparently they have to do some welding. (Sounds a bit drastic!) I wonder if the work they do for this will be warrantied for a further 3 years? Will they reset all the electronics after they reconnect the battery? (presume they disconnect battery before welding). Chap I spoke to had a hundred calls on hold so I was reluctant to ask all this.
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Its not major welding. I was in the car with a couple of ford repair guys and they were saying that its only a little tack-weld or something to cover against a bolt coming undone. If they weld it there is no way it will even accidently move unless its under some super stress. If anyone can elaborate or correct anything i got wrong please go ahead.
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Re: AU falcon steering recall work

I was under the impression it was a very minor spot type weld. No real problem.
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Re: AU falcon steering recall work

It's very minor, just to ensure the loc-tight on the nut doesnt fail.
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Re: AU falcon steering recall work

Well with all the media coverage you could be easily mistaken for it being a major problem
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Ah, thank you gentlemen, my mind is at rest.... I kept visualising the car
up on a hoist enveloped in a shower of sparks from the arc of a zealous welder especially contracted to Ford from the Whyalla shipbuiding yards!
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Hahaha, nothing to worry about mate
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Re: AU falcon steering recall work

as BlueAU stated it a small spot of weld to bind/overlap the thread of the rod so it cannot work back thru the crossmember and eventually out.. I personally pefer to put a nyloc nut on the rod as it makes it easier to R&R the rack later...
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Disconecting the Battery does not harm the Unichip does it,all's good when connected back up again isn't it.
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No it's not a claim, I was just thinking of when I take my AU into get this recall done and they disconect the battery to do the weld I just don't want it to affect the Unichip at all.
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