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NEW - Paperback 448 pages
The Ford Falcon Fairlane & LTD BA - BF 2002 - 2008 Repair Manual Covers all of Ford`s Falcon derived models - sedans, wagons and commercials including Falcons, Fairmonts, Fairlanes, LTDs, XR6 and XR6 Turbo, XR8 and FPV vehicles both in petrol and LPG formats (Note: does not cover RTV Utility).
Covers all 6 cylinder engines, ie petrol, LPG and turbo, plus the V8 engines, both the Barra 220 / 230 and Boss 260 / 290:
The Ford BA Falcon is a full-size car, produced by the Ford Motor Company of Australia, between September 2002 and October 2005. The exterior styling of the BA was a substantial revision of that used for the preceding AU model. A new independent rear suspension setup was fitted to all sedan derivatives, and the engine and transmission received further upgrades. In late 2004, Ford introduced a Mark II update, bringing subtle styling and mechanical changes, and twelve months after that, replaced the BA with the BF. The model's market share briefly topped that of its chief competitor, the Holden Commodore on two occasions, but have failed to match those of the record-breaking EL Falcon. In the final months of 2002, the BA model received the influential Wheels Car of the Year award, breaking a 36-year drought. The BA also won four consecutive Australia's Best Cars awards, spanning three years.
Marketed largely towards the fleet industry, the entry-level Falcon XT sold in the most numbers. Featuring the base Barra 182 six-cylinder engine, air conditioning, front power windows, and five-speed manual, with the choice of a four-speed automatic, the XT was sold in sedan and station wagon body types. Judges of the Australia's Best Cars awards crowned the XT Best Family Car in 2002, and again in 2004, with the Futura receiving the award in 2003.
The semi-luxury Futura variant was heavily based on the XT, and marketed towards to families. Futura models gained cruise control, 16 inch alloy wheels, rear power windows and full body-coloured side-view mirrors and side-protection moldings. But, side-impact airbags and power adjustable pedals were only available as options.
Building on the features of the XT, the sports orientated Falcon XR6 was at one point considered not to be released. This was because of the new XR6 Turbo model, however, Ford overturned this decision before production. A specifically designed body kit distinguished the XR6 from other variants, except for the XR6 Turbo and XR8 which shared the sports bodywork. The naturally-aspirated engine was identical to the engine used on the XT and Futura, and the five-speed manual transmission came as standard. The newly introduced Falcon XR6 Turbo (XR6T) received critical acclaim at launch, and the Australia's Best Car's judges even awarded it the Best Sports car under ,000 in 2002. At heart visually identical to the XR6, the turbocharged derivative gained extra features, with the additional turbocharger boosting the car's total power output to 240 kilowatts (320 hp). The turbocharger is a Garrett GT35/40 unit.
Being the flagship sports variant, the XR8 credited specially tuned sports suspension, seating trim displaying the "XR" insignia, 18 inch wheels and the new 5.4 litre Boss 260 engine, outputting 30 percent more power the previous model.
The Fairmont model opened up the luxury sector for the Falcon nameplate. Standard features included traction control, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, and velour upholstery to name a few. AutoLamp automatic headlights, which turn off or on depending on surrounding environmental conditions, were now standard the Fairmont model. The basic mechanical setup carried over from the XT, although buyers could opt for the Barra 220 V8 engine.
By far the most expensive variant in the BA range, the Fairmont Ghia featured leather upholstery, wood grain highlights, full power options and a unique suspension assembly.The premium sound system, which incorporated a full-colour LCD screen, was standard, and the centre console stack was characterised by an analogue clock. Reverse parking sensors were available for the first time in the BA, standard on the Ghia. The sensors feature an automatic turn-off function for use when towing a boat or trailer for example.
The BA series Falcon utility was introduced in October 2002 in six models guises.
* XL Cab Chassis
* XL Styleside
* XLS Cab Chassis
* XLS Styleside
* XR6 Styleside
* XR6 Turbo
* XR8: re-introduced to the range early in 2003 (last seen in the previous AU III series).
* RTV: was released in September 2003. The name "RTV" stood for "Rugged Terrain Vehicle" and featured an increased ride height, additional underbody protection, a unique grille, flared guards and 16 inch alloy wheels. Originally dubbed "Hi-Ride" prior to release, in early 2003 Ford Australia held a competition to find a name for this variant, with "RTV" announced as the winning entrant in July.
Ford released the Mk II (BAII) Falcon in October 2004 to maintain sales interest until the 2005 introduction of the BF update. Modifications included some cosmetic changes and a new six-speed Tremec T56 manual transmission replacing the five-speeder on XR6 Turbo and XR8 models. The Futura model gained power adjustable pedals, and side airbags, with a DVD entertainment system being offered on upmarket trim levels. The XR8 sedan variant also received the premium audio system.