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Old 01-06-2004, 16:10   #1 (permalink)
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AU2 XR8 ute problems??

am about to start test driving to buy and AU2 XR8 ute.

what i wanted to know is if there are any issues with these that i should look out for when driving and checking over them?

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Old 01-06-2004, 19:32   #2 (permalink)
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falkeen i've had mine since new and with 26000k's on the clock the only problem i've come across is a leaking diff cover.keep us posted on your ute search cheers mark
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Re: AU2 XR8 ute problems??

I had trouble with my auto when it changed back down to 1st it seem to want to change back by its self to soon and went in with one hell of a clunk. Mentioned it to Ford and got it fixed but apparently they were not going to have a recall just fix the transmissions for the people that complained about it. Had to remove the pan and fit a new solenoid. Than there was a recall to check radiators as well which I had done. Other than that it was a fantastic ute.
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Re: AU2 XR8 ute problems??

If its a 2001 model AU2 check to see if the ball joints have been replaced, mine had to be done at 30000km and I read on these Forums that quite a few others had to be done as well, something about the wrong grease being used, same old story quality control wasn't exactly top priority with Ford then and doesn't appear to be much improved with the BA from what you read here. Good Luck.
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G'day guys.

Debut post and it's nice to be here.

My AU2 XR8 has 39,000 kms, and hasn't missed a beat. Suffice to say it's had a pretty hard life, too.
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Re: AU2 XR8 ute problems??

thanks for the responces guys

seems like theyre a pretty reliable beast

(im going for manual anyway so the auto prob wont be an issue)
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Yeh i have driven a few, they go good, try and get one with the Factory kit as they look a bit ordinary without the flairs.

Only problem ive seen with them is tailshaft issues.
Just wondering what issue your referring to.
Ive done just over 70 000k's in my ute with no major issues. Balljoints,diff additive, radiator mod & discs skimmed is all thats been done on mine.
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try and get one with the Factory kit as they look a bit ordinary without the flairs.
mate totally agree!
if i cant find one with it on i will put it on straight away
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