I've been scouring the posts the last few days looking for some solutions to some teething problems I'm having with my car.
To start of with I am new to the Falcon. Last week I brought an EA 2 Fairmont Ghia and while it is essentially a beautiful car there are some niggling things that me being a perfectionist can't let go. I've brought the Max Ellery workshop manual and am pretty handy with the tools but it doesn't help explain some things or diagnose certain problems.
The first and most irritating problem is the heater. It doesn't blow any hot air. I have replaced the thermostat and the heater tap and still to no avail. I'm also sure the heater core is clear as the top hose is getting quite hot. I read somewhere here that if it was the blender door, a fault would flash on the console when I first start it up and it hasn't. I have also done a self diagnosis by pushing off and footwell at the same time and again nothing. I have checked the vacuum line to the heater tap and that is fine. The only problem I can see is that the passenger footwell has a vent to the left going up with a foam covered door blocking it. This doesn't ever seem to work. Could this be the problem?
The second is that my drivers power window switch has worn out. A little plastic rod with a tip sits inside the switch and the tip has worn out over time. Is there a reconditioning kit available to redo the contacts and that little plastic rod or do I have to buy the whole thing. And does anybody have any idea how much?
The third problem is one of my power windows is making a clicking noise and slipping. Is this the motor or is it something else?
And the forth problem is my fuel gauge. The distance to empty on the trip computer seems accurate at all times but the fuel guage is eratic going up and down at will. Any suggestions here would help. I have taken out the instruments to check for loose wires and didn't find anything.
Thankyou in advance for the replies. I'm looking forward to being one of the falcon faternity and being hopefully a useful member of this site. I guess I'll see some of you at the meets. Before I go I have a white 1990 model that is stock at the moment but after Xmas I am looking at lowering, stereo, air filter, exhaust, chequer plate floor mats, neon lights and the neccasary BLINDIN sticker on the back windsreen. Adios for now