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Old 09-30-2002, 04:54   #1 (permalink)
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Early E-series faults.

My old man is looking at buying a 6cyl auto wagon EB to ED.
Can any1 tell me some of the common faults that they have found with this model, mainly in the way of the motor and trans.
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Old 10-01-2002, 00:28   #2 (permalink)
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You'll find some information here:

http://www.eafalcon.com/buyingtips/

This focuses mainly on EA, however. EB and ED typically had far milder issues. The 4 speed automatic was toughened with the EB I believe, but is still worth having checked over. The head gasket is another possible problem area.
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Does any1 have anything more pacfic than the information that is provided on that page? They are the things you would look for on any car older than 10 years, rust, leaks, rattles and every1 knows about head gaskets.
Any problems that they have had personally that are different to this?
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A lot of e series had camber problems causing rapid tyre wear on the outside of the front rubbers but this is easily fixed with a camber kit and most used car yards swap the front and rear tyres to hide any abnormal wear. You can also expect to have to replace all four shock absorbers, the rear exhaust section and the front tie rods and the steering rack mounts if they have not already been done. The big dollar item is the 4 speed auto transmission; get it checked.
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thanx blue, anything else?
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confused EB Falcon

I had an EB and i have had lots of probs mainly with idle - it stalled at the lights many a time, the manifold was sucking air but apparently no mechanic could find where (coz im a chic they think im a shoe in for being ripped off) i found it to be sucking air at the back bolt, just needed regular tightening.

Also it was stuck in 3rd and NO FOR THE 100TH TIME ITS NOT STUCK IN LIMP HOME MODE!! it didnt matter how many looked at the tranny, some people tightened some spade joints on the wires, others just opened it up and scratched their heads i think. Funny how each visit still cost and arm and a leg COZ IM A CHIC. I wanted to get a new tranny but was told not to, if it was to do with wiring i would just have the same probs. Never managed to get it sorted as the head cracked and it is now sitting in my garage with a dead battery.
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