Agilent Technologies 6032A Power Supply User Manual

Table of Contents
Introduction
3
Instrument Cluster
10
Warning and control lights
Gauges
10
15
Entertainment Systems
AM/FM stereo cassette with CD
AM/FM stereo with CD
AM/FM stereo cassette (CD changer compatible)
19
19
28
43
Climate Controls
63
Lights
67
Headlamps
Turn signal control
Bulb replacement
Driver Controls
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
Power windows
Mirrors
Speed control
Locks and Security
Keys
Locks
Anti-theft system
67
70
71
76
76
77
78
80
80
89
89
89
91
Seating and Safety Restraints
99
Seating
Safety restraints
Air bags
Child restraints
99
102
114
119
Driving
Starting
133
133
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Brakes
Traction control/AdvanceTrac
Transmission operation
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
Roadside Emergencies
Getting roadside assistance
Hazard flasher switch
Fuel pump shut-off switch
Fuses and relays
Changing tires
Jump starting
Wrecker towing
Customer Assistance
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
138
142
144
154
156
157
157
158
159
160
165
170
175
176
186
Cleaning
187
Maintenance and Specifications
194
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Fuel information
Part numbers
Refill capacities
Lubricant specifications
197
199
203
214
237
238
240
Accessories
245
Index
248
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The following warning may be required by California
law:
CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please
take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle
by reading this handbook. The more you know and
understand about your vehicle the greater the safety
and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
For more information on Ford Motor Company and
its products visit the following website:
• In the United States: www.ford.com
• In Canada: www.ford.ca
• In Australia: www.ford.com.au
• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx
Additional owner information is given in separate
publications.
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This Owner’s Guide describes every option and
model variant available and therefore some of the
items covered may not apply to your particular
vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may
describe options before they are generally available.
Remember to pass on the Owner’s Guide when
reselling the vehicle. It is an integral part of the
vehicle.
Fuel pump shut-off switch In the event of
an accident the safety switch will
automatically cut off the fuel supply to the engine.
The switch can also be activated through sudden
vibration (e.g. collision when parking). To reset
the switch, refer to the Fuel pump shut-off
switch in the Roadside emergencies chapter.
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Warning symbols in this guide
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury and
prevent possible damage to others, your vehicle and
its equipment? In this guide, answers to such
questions are contained in comments highlighted by
the warning triangle symbol. These comments
should be read and observed.
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Warning symbols on your vehicle
When you see this
symbol, it is imperative
that you consult the
relevant section of this
guide before touching or attempting adjustment of
any kind.
Protecting the environment
We must all play our
part in protecting the
environment. Correct
vehicle usage and the
authorized disposal of waste cleaning and lubrication
materials are significant steps towards this aim.
Information in this respect is highlighted in this
guide with the tree symbol.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
There are no particular guidelines for breaking-in
your vehicle. During the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles)
of driving, vary speeds frequently. This is
recommended to give the moving parts a chance to
break in.
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SPECIAL NOTICES
Emission warranty
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes
Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage, Safety Restraint
Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 7.3L Power
Stroke Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your
vehicle is eligible for Emissions Defect and
Emissions Performance Warranties. For a detailed
description of what is covered and what is not
covered, refer to the Warranty Guide that is
provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.
Special instructions
For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with
sophisticated electronic controls.
By operating other electronic equipment
(e.g. mobile telephone without exterior
aerial) electromagnetic fields can occur which can
cause malfunctions of the vehicle electronics.
Therefore you should observe the instructions of
the equipment manufacturers.
Please read the section Air bag in the
Seating and safety restraints chapter.
Failure to follow the specific warnings and
instructions could result in personal injury.
Front seat mounted rear-facing child or
infant seats should NEVER be used in front
of a passenger side air bag.
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Notice to owners of Cobra vehicles
Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the
“SVT Cobra Owner’s Guide Supplement.” This book
contains important operation and maintenance
information.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE
SPECIFIC INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may
be equipped with features and options that are
different from the ones that are described in this
Owner Guide; therefore, a supplement has been
supplied that complements this book. By referring to
the pages in the provided supplement, you can
properly identify those features, recommendations
and specifications that are unique to your vehicle.
Refer to this Owner Guide for all other
required information and warnings.
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These are some of the symbols you may see on your
vehicle.
Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Safety Alert
See Owner’s Guide
Fasten Safety Belt
Air Bag-Front
Air Bag-Side
Child Seat
Child Seat
Installation Warning
Child Seat Tether
Anchorage
Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake
System
Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum
Based
Traction Control
AdvanceTrac
Master Lighting
Switch
Hazard Warning
Flasher
Fog Lamps-Front
Fuse Compartment
Fuel Pump Reset
Windshield
Wash/Wipe
Windshield
Defrost/Demist
Rear Window
Defrost/Demist
Power Windows
Front/Rear
Power Window
Lockout
Child Safety Door
Lock/Unlock
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Interior Luggage
Compartment
Release Symbol
Panic Alarm
Engine Oil
Engine Coolant
Engine Coolant
Temperature
Do Not Open When
Hot
Battery
Avoid Smoking,
Flames, or Sparks
Battery Acid
Explosive Gas
Fan Warning
Power Steering
Fluid
Maintain Correct
Fluid Level
MAX
MIN
Emission System
Engine Air Filter
Passenger
Compartment Air
Filter
Jack
Check fuel cap
Low tire warning
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WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Base instrument cluster
60 70
50
40
30
H
C
80 100 120
2
100
160
40
20
RPMX1000
5
SELECT/RESET
7
1
20
120
MPH
0
km/h
L
6
180110
10
H
0 0 0 0 0 0 .0
FUEL DOOR
F
E
4
3
80
90
140
60
L
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
AIR THEFT
BAG
LOW
FUEL
O/D
OFF
ABS
H
BRAKE CHECK
FUEL
!
P
CAP
Optional instrument cluster
60
50
40
C
H
30
70 80 90 100
200
40
220
20
10
130
240
20
MPH
km/h
5
RPMX1000
2
6
1
L
7
H
140
150
0
SELECT/RESET
8
0 0 0 0 0 0 .0
FUEL DOOR
E
4
3
120 140
110
100
160
80
180 120
60
F
L
AIR THEFT
BAG
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
LOW
FUEL
O/D
OFF
ABS
H
BRAKE CHECK
!
P FUEL
CAP
Turn signals
Illuminates when the
turn signals or the
hazard lights are
turned on. If the lights stay on continuously or flash
faster, check for a burned-out bulb.
High beams
Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps
are turned on.
Safety belt
Illuminates to remind
you to fasten your
safety belts. For more
information, refer to
the Seating and safety restraints chapter.
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Charging system
Illuminates when the
battery is not charging
properly.
Air bag readiness
Illuminates to confirm
AIR
that the air bags (front
BAG
or side) are
operational. If the light fails to illuminate, continues
to flash or remains on, have the system serviced
immediately.
Anti-theft system
Illuminates when the
SecuriLocky Passive
Anti-theft System is
armed. If the light fails to illuminate, continues to
flash or remains on, have the system serviced.
Service engine soon
Illuminates briefly to
SERVICE
ENGINE
ensure the system is
SOON
functional. If it comes
on after the engine is
started, one of the engine’s emission control systems
may be malfunctioning. The light may illuminate
without a driveability concern being noted. The
vehicle will usually be drivable and will not require
towing.
Light turns on solid:
Temporary malfunctions may cause the light to
illuminate. Examples are:
1. The vehicle has run out of fuel.
2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.
3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed
and securely tightened.
These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by
filling the fuel tank with high quality fuel of the
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recommended octane and/or properly installing and
securely tightening the fuel cap. After three driving
cycles without these or any other temporary
malfunctions present, the light should turn off. (A
driving cycle consists of a cold engine startup
followed by mixed city/highway driving.) No
additional vehicle service is required.
If the light remains on, have your vehicle serviced at
the first available opportunity.
Light is blinking:
Engine misfire is occurring which could damage your
catalytic converter. You should drive in a moderate
fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration)
and have your vehicle serviced at the first available
opportunity.
Under engine misfire conditions, excessive
exhaust temperatures could damage the
catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor
coverings or other vehicle components, possibly
causing a fire.
Check fuel cap
Illuminates when the
CHECK
fuel cap is not installed
FUEL
CAP
correctly. Check the
fuel cap for proper
installation. When the fuel filler cap is properly
re-installed, the light(s) will turn off after a period of
normal driving. Continuing to operate the vehicle
with the check fuel cap light on, or a mis-installed
fuel cap can activate the Service Engine
Soon/Check Engine warning light.
It may take a long period of time for the
system to detect an improperly installed fuel
filler cap.
For more information, refer to Fuel filler cap in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter.
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Low fuel
Illuminates when the
LOW
fuel level in the fuel
tank is at, or near,
FUEL
empty (refer to Fuel
gauge in this chapter for more information).
O/D off (if equipped)
Illuminates when the
O/D
overdrive function has
OFF
been turned OFF using
the transmission control switch (TCS) on the
gearshift. If the light does not come on or the light
flashes steadily, have your vehicle serviced as soon
as possible, damage to the transmission could occur.
Traction ControlY active
Illuminates when the
Traction Controly
system is active. It will
be lit for a minimum of
four seconds or for the duration of the Traction
Controly event.
For more information, refer to the Driving chapter.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
To confirm the
anti-lock brake system
ABS
(ABS) warning light is
functional it will
momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned
to the ON position (alternatively for some vehicles
when the ignition is moved from the ON position to
the START position, the light will momentarily
illuminate just prior to reaching the START
position). If the light remains on, continues to flash
or fails to illuminate, have the ABS serviced
immediately. If the ABS light remains on, it means
the anti-lock brake system has malfunctioned and is
disabled, however, the normal brake system will still
function unless the brake warning light also remains
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illuminated and parking brake is off. Refer to Brakes
in the Driving chapter for more information.
Brake system warning
To confirm the brake
BRAKE
system warning light is
!
P
functional, it will
momentarily illuminate
when the ignition is turned to the ON position
(alternatively for some vehicles when the ignition is
moved from the ON position to START position, the
light will momentarily illuminate prior to reaching
the START position). It also illuminates if the
parking brake is engaged. If the brake system
warning light does not illuminate as described, seek
service immediately. Illumination after the parking
brake is released indicates low brake fluid level or a
brake system malfunction and the brake system
should be serviced immediately by a qualified
technician. Refer to Brakes in the Driving chapter
for more information.
Safety belt warning chime
Sounds to remind you to fasten your safety belts.
BeltMinderY chime
Sounds intermittently to remind you to fasten your
safety belts.
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning
chime
Sounds when a malfunction in the supplemental
restraint system (front or side airbags) has been
detected. Have the supplemental restraint system
inspected immediately.
Key-in-ignition warning chime
Sounds when the key is left in the ignition and the
driver’s door is opened.
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Headlamps on warning chime
Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are
on, the key is removed from the ignition and the
driver’s door is opened.
GAUGES
Base instrument cluster gauges
50
40
C
H
60 70
80 100 120
100
160
40
20
RPMX1000
2
5
1
20
120
MPH
SELECT/RESET
km/h
H
7
0 0 0 0 0 0.0
FUEL DOOR
F
AIR THEFT
BAG
L
6
180110
10
E
4
3
80
90
140
60
30
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
LOW
FUEL
O/D
OFF
ABS
L
H
L
H
BRAKE CHECK
FUEL
!
P
CAP
Optional instrument cluster gauges
60
50
40
H
30
70 80 90
60
200
40
220
20
10
130
240
20
MPH
km/h
150
6
1
L
7
0
SELECT/RESET
H
8
0 0 0 0 0 0 .0
FUEL DOOR
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
5
RPMX1000
2
140
F
AIR THEFT
BAG
4
3
100
120 140
110
100
160
80
180 120
LOW
FUEL
O/D
OFF
ABS
BRAKE CHECK
!
P FUEL
CAP
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Indicates the
C
H
temperature of the
engine coolant. At
normal operating
temperature, the needle remains within the normal
area (the area between the “H” and “C”). If it enters
the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the
engine immediately and let the engine cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
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Never remove the coolant reservoir cap
while the engine is running or hot. Steam
and scalding liquid from a hot cooling system can
burn you badly.
This gauge indicates the temperature of the engine
coolant, not the coolant level. If the coolant is not at
its proper level the gauge indication will not be
accurate.
Engine oil pressure gauge
Indicates engine oil
L
H
pressure. At normal
operating temperature,
the needle will be in
the normal range (the area between the “L” and
“H”); if the needle goes below the normal range,
stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and
switch off the engine immediately. Check the oil
level. Add oil if needed (refer to Engine oil in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter). If the oil
level is correct, have your vehicle checked at your
dealership or by a qualified technician.
Battery voltage gauge
Indicates battery
L
H
voltage. If the pointer
moves and stays
outside the normal
operating range, have the vehicle’s electrical system
checked as soon as possible.
Fuel gauge
Displays approximately
F
how much fuel is in the
fuel tank. The fuel
gauge may vary slightly
when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
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When refueling the vehicle from empty indication,
the amount of fuel that can be added will be less
than the advertised capacity due to the reserve fuel.
The FUEL DOOR icon and arrow indicates which
side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located.
Speedometer
Indicates the current vehicle speed.
• Base instrument
cluster gauge
• Optional instrument
cluster gauge
Odometer
Registers the total
kilometers (miles) of
the vehicle.
Tachometer
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per
minute.
Driving with your tachometer pointer at the top of
the scale or in the red zone may damage the engine.
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• Base instrument
cluster gauge
• Optional instrument
cluster gauge
Trip odometer
Registers the
4
5
3
kilometers (miles) of
2
6
individual journeys.
1
7
Press and release the
8
0
reset button until a ’T’
0 0 0 0 0 0 .0
appears in the display
(this represents the
trip mode). Press and hold the button for three
seconds to reset.
RPMX1000
SELECT/RESET
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PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/SINGLE
CD
DISC
VOL PUSH ON
EJ
FM 1
AMC
BL
AM
ST
MUTE
RF
FM
EJ
DOLBY B NR
TAPE
CD
AUTO
SEEK
TUNE
SCAN
BASS
TREB
REW
FF
SIDE 1-2
1
2
3
SEL
4
BAL
CLK
FADE
COMP
SHUFFLE
5
6
Volume/power control
Press the control to
VOL - PUSH ON
turn the audio system
on or off.
Audio power can also
be turned on by
pressing the AM/FM
select control or the TAPE/CD select control.
Turn control to raise or
lower volume.
VOL - PUSH ON
If the volume is set above a certain level and the
ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on
at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition
switch is turned back on.
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control
allows you to increase
or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
BASS
TREB
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Press the BASS control then press:
•
to decrease the
bass output and
•
to increase the
bass output.
Treble adjust
The treble adjust
BASS
control allows you to
increase or decrease
the audio system’s treble output.
Press the TREB control then press:
•
to decrease the
treble output and
•
to increase the
treble output.
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound
distribution can be
adjusted between the
right and left speakers.
Press the BAL control then press:
•
to shift sound to
the left and
•
to shift sound to
the right.
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be
adjusted between the
front and rear
speakers.
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BAL
TREB
BAL
FADE
FADE
Entertainment Systems
Press the FADE control then press:
•
•
to shift the
sound to the front
and
to shift the sound to the rear.
Seek function
The seek function control works in radio, tape or CD
mode.
Seek function in radio mode
• Press
to find the
next listenable
station down the
frequency band.
to find the next listenable station up
• Press
the frequency band.
Seek function in tape mode
• Press
to listen to the previous selection on
the tape.
• Press
tape.
to listen to the next selection on the
Seek function for CD or CD changer
(if equipped)
• Press
to seek to
the previous track of
the current disc. If a
selection has been playing for three seconds or
, the CD changer will
more and you press
replay that selection from the beginning.
to seek forward to the next track of the
• Press
current disc. After the last track has been
completed, the first track of the current disc will
automatically replay.
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Scan function
The scan function
works in radio, tape or
CD mode.
SCAN
Scan function in radio mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a brief sampling of
all listenable stations on the frequency band. Press
the control again to stop the scan mode.
Scan function in tape mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of
all selections on the tape. (The tape scans in a
forward direction. At the end of the tape’s first side,
direction automatically reverses to the opposite side
of the tape.) To stop on a particular selection, press
the control again.
Scan function in CD or CD changer mode
(if equipped)
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of
all selections on the CD. (The CD scans in a forward
direction, wrapping back to the first track at the end
of the CD.) To stop on a particular selection, press
the control again.
AM/FM select
The AM/FM select
control works in radio,
tape and CD modes.
AM
FM
AM/FM select in radio mode
This control allows you to select AM or FM
frequency bands. Press the control to switch
between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations.
AM/FM select in tape mode
Press this control to stop tape play and begin radio
play.
AM/FM select in CD or CD changer mode
(if equipped)
Press this control to stop CD play and begin radio
play.
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Radio station memory preset
The radio is equipped with six station memory
preset controls. These controls can be used to select
up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations
(six in FM1 and six in FM2).
Setting memory preset stations
1. Select the frequency
AM
FM
band with the AM/FM
select control.
2. Select a station. Refer to Tune adjust or Seek
function for more information on selecting a station.
3. Press and hold a memory preset control until the
sound returns, indicating the station is held in
memory of the control you selected.
Autoset memory preset
Autoset allows you to set strong radio stations
without losing your original manually set preset
stations. This feature is helpful on trips when you
travel between cities with different radio stations.
Starting autoset memory preset
1. Select a frequency using the AM/FM select
controls.
2. Press the control.
AUTO
3. When the first six
strong stations are
filled, the station stored
CLK
in memory preset
control 1 will start
playing.
If there are less than six strong stations available on
the frequency band, the remaining memory preset
controls will all store the last strong station
available.
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These stations are temporarily stored in the memory
preset controls (until deactivated) and are accessed
in the same manner as your original presets.
To deactivate autoset and return to your audio
system’s manually set memory stations, press the
AUTO control again.
Setting the clock
To set the hour, press
and hold the CLK
control and press
SEEK:
AUTO
CLK
•
to decrease
hours and
•
to increase
hours.
To set the minute,
press and hold the CLK
control and press
TUNE:
AUTO
CLK
•
•
to decrease
minutes and
to increase
minutes.
If your vehicle has a separate clock, (other than the
digital radio display), the CLK control will not
function in the above manner.
The CLK control will
allow you to switch
AUTO
between media display
mode (radio station,
CLK
stereo information,
etc.) and clock display
mode (time). When in
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clock mode, the media information will display for 10
seconds, when the radio is turned on, and then
revert to clock information. Any time that the media
is changed, (new radio station, etc.), the media
information will again display for 10 seconds before
reverting back to the clock. In media mode, the
media information will always be displayed.
Tune adjust
The tune control works in radio mode.
Tune adjust in radio mode
• Press
to move to
the next frequency
down the band
(whether or not a listenable station is located
there). Hold the control to move through the
frequencies quickly.
to move to the next frequency up the
• Press
band (whether or not a listenable station is
located there). Hold for quick movement.
Tape/CD select
• To begin tape play
TAPE
CD
(with a tape loaded
into the audio
system) while in the radio or CD mode, press the
TAPE control. Press again during rewind or fast
forward to stop the rewind or fast forward
function.
• To begin CD play (if
TAPE
CD
CD(s) are loaded),
press the CD
control. The first track of the disc will begin
playing. If returning from radio or tape mode, CD
play will begin where it stopped last.
Press the CD control to toggle between single CD
and CD changer (if equipped).
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Rewind
The rewind control
REW
works in tape and CD
1
modes.
• In tape mode, radio play will continue until
rewind is stopped (with the TAPE control) or the
beginning of the tape is reached.
• In CD mode, pressing the REW control rewinds
the CD within the current track.
Fast forward
The fast forward
FF
control works in tape
2
and CD modes.
• In the tape mode, tape direction will automatically
reverse when the end of the tape is reached.
• In CD mode, pressing the FF control fast forwards
the CD within the current track.
Tape direction select
Press to play the
alternate side of the
tape.
Eject function
Press the EJ control to
stop and eject a tape.
Press the EJ control to
stop and eject a CD.
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SIDE 1-2
3
EJ
EJ
Entertainment Systems
DolbyT noise reduction
Dolbyt noise reduction
operates in tape mode.
Dolbyt noise reduction
reduces the amount of
hiss and static during tape playback.
4
control to activate (and deactivate)
Press the
the Dolbyt noise reduction.
Dolbyt noise reduction is manufactured under
license from Dolbyt Laboratories Licensing
Corporation. “Dolbyt” and the double-D symbol
are registered trademarks of Dolbyt Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Compression adjust
Compression adjust
brings soft and loud
CD passages together
for a more consistent listening level.
COMP
5
Press the COMP control to activate and deactivate
compression adjust.
Shuffle feature
The shuffle feature
SHUFFLE
operates in CD mode
6
and plays all tracks on
the current disc in random order. If equipped with
the CD changer, the shuffle feature continues to the
next disc after all tracks on the current disc are
played.
Press to start this feature. Random order play will
continue until the control is pressed again.
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Mute mode
Press the MUTE
control to mute the
playing media. Press
the MUTE control
again to return to the
playing media.
EJ
MUTE
MACHT MP3 MUSIC SYSTEM
1. ON/OFF and volume
control
2. AM/FM control
3. Bass control
4. Treble control
5. Fade control
6. Balance control
7. Seek control
8. Scan control
9. Clock control
10. Tune/Directory
control
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11. CD control
12. MP3 directory control
13. Eject control
14. CD rewind control
15. CD fast forward
control
16. Shuffle control
17. Compression control
18. Track control
19. Repeat control
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Volume/power control
Press the control to
turn the audio system
on or off.
Turn the control to
raise or lower the
volume.
If the volume is set above a certain level and the
ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on
at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition
switch is turned back on.
AM/FM select
The AM/FM select control works in radio mode.
AM/FM select in radio mode
This control allows you
to select AM or FM
frequency bands. Press
the control to switch
between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations.
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control
allows you to increase
or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
Treble adjust
The treble adjust
control allows you to
increase or decrease
the audio system’s
treble output.
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Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be
adjusted between the
front and rear
speakers.
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound
distribution can be
adjusted between the
right and left speakers.
MP3 functions
Your audio system is equipped with MP3 capability
which allows you to listen to songs in MP3 flat file
mode and MP3 directory mode.
To engage MP3 flat file mode, insert an MP3 disc. If
an MP3 disc is already present in the player, press
the CD control. The MP3 icon will display while the
player is in MP3 mode.
While in MP3 flat file
mode, press the MP3
DIR control to enter
into MP3 directory mode. The MP3 icon and the DIR
icon will display while the player is in directory
mode.
Your MACHt MP3 player is also equipped with an
anti-shock buffer for MP3 discs.
MP3 file directory structure
The MACHt MP3 music system recognizes MP3 disc
file and directory (folder) structure as follows:
• There are two different modes for MP3 disc
playback: MP3 flat file mode (default) and MP3
directory mode.
• MP3 flat file mode ignores any directory structure
present on the MP3 disc. The player sequentially
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numbers each MP3 track on the disc (denoted by
the .mp3 file extension) from T001 to T255.
• MP3 directory mode represents a directory
structure consisting of one level of directories
(folders). The CD player sequentially numbers all
MP3 tracks on the disc (denoted by .mp3
extension) and all directories containing MP3
files, from 01–01 to 99–99. The first two digits
denote the directory number and the last two
digits denote the track number within that
directory.
• Creating discs with only one level of
subdirectories will help with navigation through
the disc files.
Seek function
The seek function control works in radio, CD, MP3
flat file mode and MP3 directory modes.
Seek function in radio mode
• Press
to find the
next listenable
station down the
frequency band.
• Press
to find the
next listenable station up the frequency band.
Seek function in CD, MP3 flat file and MP3
directory modes
• Press
to select
and play the
previous track on
the disc. If the
current track is the
first track on the disc, pressing
last track on the disc.
will select the
• Press
to select and play the next track on the
disc. If the current track is the last track on the
will select the first track on the
disc, pressing
disc.
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Press and hold the SEEK control to quickly seek
through all tracks in MP3 flat file mode or all tracks
in the current MP3 directory.
Note: If a track has been playing for three seconds
on the SEEK control, the
or more and you press
player will replay that track from the beginning.
Scan function
The scan function works in radio, CD, MP3 flat file
and MP3 directory modes.
Scan function in radio mode
Press SCN to engage
scan mode and to hear
a brief sampling of all
listenable stations on
the frequency band. When the top of the band is
reached, the tuner will continue to scan from the
lowest frequency upward.
Press SCN again to disengage scan mode.
Scan function in CD mode
Press SCN to engage
scan mode and to hear
a brief sampling of all
tracks on the disc. The
track number in the display will blink while the scan
function is enabled. When the end of the disc is
reached, the player will continue to scan from the
first track forward.
Press SCN again to disengage scan mode.
Scan function in MP3 flat file mode
The scan function in MP3 flat file mode allows you
to briefly audition all tracks on the MP3 disc.
Press SCN to engage
scan mode and to hear
a brief sampling of all
tracks on the MP3 disc.
The track number in the display will blink while the
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scan function is enabled. When the end of the disc is
reached, the player will continue to scan from the
first track forward.
Press SCN again to disengage scan mode.
Scan function in MP3 directory mode
The scan function in MP3 directory mode allows you
to briefly audition all tracks within the current
directory on the MP3 disc.
Press SCN to engage
scan mode and to hear
a brief sampling of all
tracks in the current
directory. The track number in the display will blink
while the scan function is enabled. When the last
track is reached, the player will continue to scan
from the first track in the current directory forward.
Press SCN again to disengage scan mode.
or
To scan tracks in another directory, press
on the TUNE DIR control to select the desired
directory. The scan function will be disabled when
you change directories.
Press the SCN control again to enable the scan
function for the selected directory.
Radio station memory preset
The radio is equipped with six station memory
preset controls. These controls can be used to select
up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations
(six in FM1 and six in FM2).
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Setting memory preset stations
1. Select the frequency
band with the AM/FM
select control.
2. Select a station. Refer to Tune adjust or Seek
function for more information on selecting a station.
3. Press and hold a memory preset control until the
sound returns, indicating the station is held in
memory on the control you selected.
Accessing memory preset stations
1. Select the desired
frequency band with
the AM/FM select
control.
2. Press the preset control which contains the
desired station frequency. The desired station will
begin to play.
Setting the clock
To set the hour, press
and hold the CLK
control while
performing the
following functions:
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• Press
on the
SEEK control to
decrease the hours.
on the
• Press
SEEK control to
increase the hours.
To set the minutes, press and hold the CLK control
while performing the following functions:
on the
• Press
TUNE DIR control to
decrease the
minutes.
on the TUNE DIR control to increase
• Press
the minutes.
Release the CLK control to save the clock settings.
Press the CLK control again to return the display to
radio mode.
Tune adjust
The tune adjust control works in radio mode.
Tune adjust in radio mode
• Press
to move to
the next frequency
down the band. Hold
for quick movement through the frequencies.
to move to the next frequency up the
• Press
band. Hold for quick movement through the
frequencies. When the top of the band is reached,
the tuner will continue to select from the lowest
frequency upward.
When a radio frequency is in tune, the ST icon will
appear in the display for stereo broadcasts.
CD select
The CD select function allows you to play CDs.
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Playing a CD
• If a CD is already
loaded, press the CD
control. CD play will
begin where it
stopped last.
• If a CD is not already loaded, insert the CD into
the system. CD will briefly appear in the display
and then the first track on the disc will begin
playing.
Playing an MP3 disc in MP3 flat file mode and
MP3 directory mode
• Insert an MP3 disc into the player. CD and LOAD
will appear in the display. Initialization may take
up to two minutes for discs containing complex
file directories.
• The display will briefly show the total number of
tracks on the disc as TXXX (XXX= number of
tracks).
• If an MP3 disc is
already present in
the player, press the
CD control to begin
play.
• Press the MP3 DIR
control to engage
MP3 directory mode,
if desired. The track number format on the
display will change from TXXX (XXX=current
track number) to XX-XX (directory —track
number).
Note: If the car’s ignition is turned off and on again,
play will begin at the beginning of the last song
played. If the radio was powered off by the VOL
control, play will start where it last left off.
• To stop MP3 disc
play, eject the disc
or press the AM/FM
control. The player
will return to radio mode.
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Selecting a directory in MP3 directory mode
The TUNE DIR control allows you to select a
different directory to play on the MP3 disc.
• Press
on the
TUNE DIR control to
advance to the next
directory on the MP3 disc. If the current directory
will
is the last directory on the disc, pressing
select the first directory on the disc. Press and
hold for fast selection.
on TUNE DIR to revert to the previous
• Press
directory on the MP3 disc. If the current directory
will
is the first directory on the disc, pressing
select the last directory on the disc. Press and
hold for fast selection.
Eject function
Press the control to
stop and eject a disc.
If a disc is ejected and
not removed from the player, the player will
automatically reload the disc and return to radio
mode. This feature will operate when the ignition is
on or off.
Rewind
The rewind control works in CD mode. It is not
enabled in MP3 flat file mode or MP3 directory
mode.
Press and hold the
rewind control until the
desired selection point
is reached. The display
will show the elapsed time for each track as you
reverse through it. When the beginning of the disc is
reached, the first track on the disc will begin to play.
Release the rewind control again to disengage
rewind mode.
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Fast forward
The fast forward control works in CD mode. It is not
enabled in MP3 flat file mode or MP3 directory
mode.
Press and hold the
control until the
desired selection point
is reached. The display will show the elapsed time
for each track as you fast-forward through it. When
the end of the disc is reached, the player will
continue fast-forwarding from the first track forward.
Release the control to disengage fast-forwarding.
Shuffle feature
The shuffle feature works in CD mode, MP3 flat file
mode and MP3 directory mode.
Shuffle feature in CD mode
The shuffle feature plays all tracks on the current
disc in random order.
• Press the SHUFFLE
control to engage
random play. SHF
and then ON will
briefly appear in the display. The player will then
begin random play.
• To select another
random track on the
disc, press
or
on the SEEK
control.
• Press the SCN
control to scan
through random
tracks. The track
number will flash in the display. The shuffle
feature will remain enabled.
Press the SHUFFLE control again to disable the
shuffle function. SHF and then OFF will briefly
appear in the display.
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Shuffle feature in MP3 flat file mode
The shuffle feature in MP3 flat file mode allows you
to play all the tracks on the MP3 disc in random
order.
• Press the SHUFFLE
control to engage
random play. SHF
and then ON will
briefly appear in the display. The player will then
begin random play.
• To select another
random track on the
disc, press
or
on the SEEK
control.
• Press SCN to scan
through random
tracks. The track
number will flash in
the display. The shuffle function will remain
enabled.
• Press SHUFFLE
again to disengage
the shuffle feature.
SHF and then OFF
will briefly display and the current track will
continue to play.
Shuffle feature in MP3 directory mode
The shuffle feature in MP3 directory mode allows
you to play all the tracks in the current directory in
random order.
• Press the SHUFFLE
control to engage
random play in the
current directory.
SHF and then ON will briefly appear in the
display. The player will then begin random play.
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• To select another
random track in the
current directory,
press
or
on
the SEEK control.
• Press the SCN
control to scan
through random
tracks in the current
directory. The track number will flash in the
display. The shuffle feature will remain enabled.
To shuffle tracks in
another directory,
press
or
on the
TUNE DIR control to select the desired directory.
The shuffle function still remains enabled.
Press the SHUFFLE control again to disengage the
SHUFFLE feature. SHUF and OFF will briefly
display and the current track will continue to play.
Compression feature
The compression feature works in CD, MP3 flat file
mode and MP3 directory mode.
Compression adjust
brings soft and loud CD
passages together for a
more consistent listening level.
Press the COMP control to activate compression
adjust. The compression icon (c) will illuminate in
the display while the compression function is
enabled.
Press the COMP control again to disengage the
feature.
MACHT Track function
The MACHt track function allows you to quickly
search through a large number of tracks or
directories on the MP3 disc. The function works in
MP3 flat file mode and MP3 directory mode.
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Track function in MP3 flat file mode and MP3
directory mode
• Press the TRACK
control. TRAC will
appear in the
display.
• Rotate the volume
control to advance
or reverse through
the tracks.
The MP3 icon will blink in the display while the
MACHt track function is enabled.
When the desired track is reached, the selected
track will begin play after a two second delay.
To disengage the MACHt track function, press the
TRACK control again.
Repeat track function
This function works in MP3 flat file mode or MP3
directory mode and allows you repeat the current
track on the MP3 disc.
Repeat track function in MP3 flat file mode and
MP3 directory mode.
Press the REPEAT
control to repeat the
current track. The
repeat icon will display
and the current track will continue to repeat until
the repeat function is disengaged.
Press the REPEAT control again to disengage the
feature.
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Error messages
You may experience an error message for the
following situations:
• NO DISC when the CD control is pressed and
there is not a CD present.
• DISC ERR when there is a damaged or unreadable
disc. Such as, data discs containing no .mp3 files,
or for data discs containing more than 255 files or
directories.
• CD ERR for any other disc malfunction.
Saving and naming MP3 files
• Your MACHt MP3 music system supports discs
containing up to 255 files in 255 directories. Discs
containing more than 255 files will not play.
• Always save MP3 files with the .mp3 extension.
The player recognizes an MP3 file by the .mp3
extension, so MP3 files saved with different
extensions will not be played. Never save a
non-MP3 file with the .mp3 extension as the
file will not play properly and damage may
occur to the player or your sound system.
• The player supports multi session discs. However,
be sure to import the previous session of the disc
before you add new files. If you do not import the
previous session, only the last session will be
played.
• When burning a disc, ensure that you
close/finalize the disc before playback, or the disc
may not play properly or an error message may
appear.
• The player supports DAM (Digital Automatic
Music) discs.
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MACHT 460 SOUND SYSTEM RADIO
(CD CHANGER COMPATIBLE)
SHUF
DISC
TUNE
SCAN
SEEK
REW
FF
DSP
MUTE
EJ
LOAD
BASS
BAL
SEL
TREB
FADE
PUSH ON
AM
FM
CD
1
2
3
4
5
6
MENU
MACHT 1000 SOUND SYSTEM RADIO
(CD CHANGER COMPATIBLE)
MACH 1000T AUDIO SYSTEM
Your vehicle may be equipped with the MACH
1000t audio system. This system is equipped with a
rack of amplifiers in the trunk of the vehicle. Do not
store or rest items on the amplifier rack, as this
could cause damage to the amplifiers and void your
warranty.
The MACH 1000t audio system is capable of
producing very high sound pressure levels. For your
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listening comfort and protection, it is not
recommended to listen to the MACH 1000t audio
system at high volume levels for extended periods of
time.
Volume/power control
Press the control to
turn the audio system
on or off. Turn the
control to raise or
lower volume.
PUSH ON
If the volume is set above a certain level and the
ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on
at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition
switch is turned back on.
Speed sensitive volume
With this feature, radio volume changes
automatically and slightly with vehicle speed to
compensate for road and wind noise.
The recommended level for speed sensitive volume
is from level 1 through level 3. Level 0 turns the
speed sensitive volume off and level 7 is the
maximum setting.
To engage the speed
sensitive volume
feature, press and hold
the volume control for
five seconds (with the radio on), then press:
PUSH ON
•
•
to increase
volume
compensation.
SEL
to decrease or
shut off the volume
compensation.
The selected level will appear in the display.
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Bass adjust
The bass adjust control
BASS
allows you to increase
+ SEL
or decrease the audio
TREB
system’s bass output.
Press the BASS control. Use the SEL control to
increase or decrease the amount of bass.
Treble adjust
The treble adjust
BASS
control allows you to
+ SEL
increase or decrease
TREB
the audio system’s
treble output.
Press the TREB control. Use the SEL control to
increase or decrease the amount of treble.
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound
BAL
distribution can be
+ SEL
adjusted between the
FADE
right and left speakers.
Press the BAL control. Use the SEL control to adjust
the sound between the left and right speakers.
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be
BAL
adjusted between the
+ SEL
front and rear
FADE
speakers.
Press the FADE control. Use the SEL control to
adjust the sound between the front and rear
speakers.
MACH mode (if equipped)
MACH mode is available with the MACH 1000 Sound
System. This mode allows you to toggle between
occupancy modes (DRIVER SEAT, ALL SEATS) and
MACH 1000 mode. MACH 1000 mode engages the
extra speakers and amplifiers that are included in
this package.
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Press the MACH control
to toggle between
occupancy modes.
Seek function
The seek function works in radio or CD mode.
Seek function in radio mode
• Press
to find the
next listenable
station down the
frequency band. SEEK DOWN will display.
• Press
to find the next listenable station up
the frequency band. SEEK UP will display.
Seek function in CD mode
• Press
to seek to
the previous track of
the current disc. If
the beginning of the disc is reached, the CD
player seeks to the beginning of the last track on
the current disc and begins playing.
• Press
to seek forward to the next track of the
current disc. After the last track has been
completed, the first track of the current disc will
automatically replay.
Scan function
The scan function works
in radio or CD mode.
Scan function in radio mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a brief sampling of
all listenable stations on the frequency band. Press
the SCAN control again to stop the scan mode.
Scan function in CD mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of
all selections on the CD. (The CD scans in a forward
direction, wrapping back to the first track at the end
of the CD.) To stop on a particular selection, press
the control again.
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AM/FM select
The AM/FM select
AM
CD
FM
control works in radio
and CD modes.
AM/FM select in radio mode
This control allows you to select AM or FM
frequency bands. Press the control to switch
between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations.
AM/FM select in CD mode
Press this control to stop CD play and begin radio
play.
Radio station memory preset
The radio is equipped with six station memory
preset controls. These controls can be used to select
up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations
(six in FM1 and six in FM2).
Setting memory preset stations
1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM select
control. Press the AM/FM control to toggle between
AM, FM1, or FM2.
2. Press the SEEK control to access the next
listenable station up or down the frequency band.
Press the TUNE control to go up or down the
listening band in individual increments.
3. Select a station. Refer to Seek function for more
information on selecting a station.
4. Press and hold a memory preset control. The
playing media will mute momentarily. When the
sound returns, the station is held in memory on the
control you selected. The display will read SAVED.
Autostore
Autostore allows you to set the strongest local radio
stations without losing your original manually set
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preset stations. This feature is helpful on trips when
you travel between cities with different radio
stations.
Starting autostore
1. Press and momentarily hold the AM/FM control.
2. AUTOSET will flash
AM
CD
FM
in the display as the
frequency band is
scrolled through.
3. When the six strongest stations are filled, the
station stored in memory preset control 1 will start
playing.
If there are fewer than six strong stations available
on the frequency band, the remaining memory
preset controls will all store the last strong station
available.
To deactivate autoset and return to your audio
system’s manually set memory stations, press the
AM/FM control again.
Setting the clock
Press the MENU
control until SELECT
HOUR or SELECT
MINUTE is displayed. (The menu mode must be
engaged to enable clock mode).
Use the SEL control to
manually set the time.
to
• Press
increase
hours/minutes.
SEL
• Press
to decrease hours/minutes.
Press the MENU control again to disengage the
clock mode.
Tune/disc adjust
The tune control works in radio or CD mode.
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Tune adjust in radio mode
DISC
• Press
to move to
TUNE
the next frequency
down the band
(whether or not a listenable station is located
there). Hold the control to move through the
frequencies quickly.
to move to the next frequency up the
• Press
band (whether or not a listenable station is
located there). Hold for quick movement.
Disc adjust for CD mode
DISC
• Press
to select
TUNE
the previous disc.
(Play will begin on
the first track of the disc unless shuffle mode is
engaged.) Refer to Shuffle feature for more
information. Hold the control to continue
reversing through the discs.
to select the next disc. Hold the control
• Press
to fast-forward through the remaining discs.
CD select
CD mode may be
AM
CD
FM
entered by pressing the
CD control and the
LOAD control. Load the CD into the audio system.
The first track of the disc will begin playing. After
that, CD play will begin where it stopped last.
If an alternative CD is desired, press the
corresponding preset control (1–6) of a loaded CD,
or press the TUNE control to access the other
loaded CDs.
NO CD will display if the CD control is activated
when there is not a CD present in the audio system.
NO CD will illuminate in the display if the CD
control and a present number (that is currently
empty) are pressed. The system will play the next
available disc.
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If your vehicle is equipped with a CD changer,
pressing the CD control again will allow you to
toggle between accessing the multi disc system and
the CD changer. The display will read CD or CDDJ.
Display description
Six circles are always lit in the digital display. These
signify the six CD slots in the audio system. When a
disc is loaded into a particular slot (1–6), the
number inside that specific circle lights. If the circle
is empty, there is no CD in that particular slot.
Rewind
The rewind control
REW
FF
works in CD modes.
Press and hold the
REW control until the desired selection is reached. If
the beginning of the disc is reached, the CD will
begin play at the first track. Release the control to
disengage rewind mode.
When in rewind mode, your audio system will
automatically lower the volume level of the playing
media.
Fast forward
The fast forward
REW
FF
control works in CD
modes.
Press and hold the FF control until the desired
selection is reached. If the end of the disc is
reached, the CD will return to the first track.
Release the control to disengage fast forward mode.
When in fast forward mode, your audio system will
automatically lower the volume level of the playing
media.
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Load
The load feature allows
you to load single CDs
into the player internal
to the radio.
LOAD
This six disc CD player is equipped with a CD
door. Compact discs should only be inserted
into the player after the CD door has been
opened by the player. Do not attempt to force
the door open. Compact discs should only be
loaded by pressing the LOAD control.
Press the LOAD control. (You can choose which slot
will be loaded by pressing the desired preset
number. If you do not choose a slot, the system will
choose the next available one.) Wait until the CD
door opens. Load the CD into the player. LOADING
CD# is displayed. When the CD has been loaded, the
door will close and the CD will begin to play. For
example, to load a CD into slot 2, press the LOAD
control and then press preset 2.
Auto load
This feature allows you
to autoload up to 6
discs into the multi
disc CD player internal to the radio.
LOAD
Press and hold the LOAD control until AUTOLOAD
# is displayed. The CD door will open. Load the
desired discs, one at a time. The CD is loaded into
position and the audio system will display CD#. Each
time the CD door opens, INSERT CD# is displayed.
The door will close and the player will move to the
next slot after each disc has been loaded. The
process is repeated until all 6 slots are full. The
audio system plays the last CD loaded and the
display is updated. If some slots are already full and
autoload is activated, the system will fill all empty
slots.
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Eject
Press the EJ control to
EJ
stop and eject a CD.
You can choose which
CD will be ejected by pressing the EJ control and
the desired preset number (1–6). For example, to
eject CD 2, press the EJ control and then press the
preset 2 control. If you do not choose a specific CD,
the player will eject the current CD.
If a CD is ejected and not removed from the door of
the CD player, the player will automatically reload
the CD. This feature may be used when the ignition
is ON or OFF.
Auto eject
Press and momentarily
EJ
hold the EJ control to
engage auto eject. All
CDs which are present in the player will be ejected
one at a time. If a CD is ejected and not removed
from the door of the CD player, the player will
automatically reload the CD. This feature may be
used when the ignition is ON or OFF.
Shuffle feature
Press the SHUF control
until the desired
shuffle mode is
displayed. The audio system will then engage the
desired shuffle mode.
When engaged, the shuffle feature has two different
modes: SHUFFLE DISC and SHUFFLE TRK.
SHUFFLE DISC randomly plays tracks from all the
discs presently in the audio system.
SHUFFLE TRK plays all the tracks on the current
disc in random order.
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Compression feature (if equipped)
The compression
feature operates in CD
MENU
+ SEL
mode and brings soft
and loud CD passages
together for a more
consistent listening level.
On Audiophile audios, press the MENU control until
compression status is displayed. Press the SEL
control to enable the compression feature when
COMP OFF is displayed. Press the SEL control again
to disable the feature when COMP ON is displayed.
On Premium audios,
press the COMP
control until COMP ON
is displayed.
Menu mode
The MENU control
allows you to access
many different features
within your audio system. There are three sets of
menus available depending upon which mode or
feature is activated.
While in FM mode, two menus are available. If RDS
is turned OFF, you can access the following:
• SELECT HOURS — Refer to Setting the clock.
• SELECT MINUTES — Refer to Setting the clock.
• RDS OFF — Refer to Radio data system feature.
If RDS is turned ON, you can access the following:
• TRAFFIC ON/OFF-Refer to Traffic
announcements.
• FIND type-Refer to Program type.
• SHOW (NAME, TYPE, NONE)- Refer to Radio
data system feature.
• RDS ON— Refer to Radio data system feature.
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• SELECT HOURS — Refer to Setting the clock.
• SELECT MINUTES —Refer to Setting the clock.
When in CD mode, you can access: SELECT HOURS,
SELECT MINUTES or COMP ON/OFF.
SELECT HOURS, SELECT MINUTES— Allows you
to adjust the hours and minutes. Refer to Setting
the clock.
TRAFFIC ON/OFF— Traffic announcements can be
programmed as local or distant. Refer to Traffic
announcements.
RDS ON/OFF— This feature allows your audio
system to receive text information from
RDS-equipped FM radio stations. Refer to Radio
Data System feature.
FIND type — Allows you to select your desired FM
program type and search for that selection.
SHOW — Allows you to select from NAME (displays
the name of the radio station), TYPE (displays the
RDS program type: rock, jazz, etc.), or NONE
(deactivates the RDS display).
Radio data system (RDS) feature
This feature allows
your audio system to
MENU
+ SEL
receive text
information from
RDS-equipped FM
radio stations.
To activate RDS:
• When in FM mode, press the MENU control until
RDS OFF displays.
• Press the SEL control to engage this feature
(RDS ON).
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RDS features:
Once the RDS feature is on, press the MENU control
to scroll through the following selections:
Traffic announcements
This feature allows you to hear traffic
announcements while in CD mode. These
announcements are broadcast by traffic capable RDS
stations.
When in this mode, traffic announcements will
interrupt radio and CD play.
• Press the MENU control until TRAFFIC is
displayed.
• Press the SEL control to engage the feature. The
display will read TRAFFIC ON.
This feature also allows you to control the volume of
traffic announcements. With the display reading
TRAFFIC ON, adjust the volume using the volume
control to the desired level. The volume level will
show at the bottom of the display. Interrupting
traffic announcements will be at the selected volume
level.
To disengage the feature, press the MENU control
until TRAFFIC ON displays. Press the SEL control.
The display will read TRAFFIC OFF.
Traffic announcements are not available in
most U.S. markets.
Program type
This feature allows you to search for RDS stations
selectively by their program type.
Press the MENU
control until FIND
MENU
+ SEL
program type is
displayed.
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Use the SEL control to select the program type.
With the feature on, use the SEEK or SCAN control
to find the desired program type from the following
selections:
• Classic
• R&B
• Country
• Religious
• Info
• Rock
• Jazz
• Soft
• Oldies
• Top 40
Show
This feature allows you
to select the type of
MENU
+ SEL
RDS broadcast
information the radio
will regularly show in
the display.
With RDS activated,
press the MENU
MENU
+ SEL
control until SHOW is
displayed.
Use the SEL control to select TYPE (displays the
RDS program type: rock, jazz, etc), NAME (displays
the name of the radio station) or NONE (deactivates
the RDS display).
Digital signal processing
The digital signal processing (DSP) feature allows
you to change the signal mode to suit your listening
tastes.
Press the DSP control
to access the DSP
DSP
SEL
+
menu.
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Use the SEL control to select the desired signal
mode (the selected mode will appear in the display).
The following can be selected:
• DSP
OFF—disengages
SEL
the feature
• STADIUM—outdoor
stadium with a capacity of about 30 000
• CHURCH—church with a high vault
• HALL—rectangular concert hall capacity of about
2 000
• JAZZ CLUB—jazz club with clearly reflected
sounds
• NEWS—”voice-only” type of sound with a limited
audio band
Press the DSP control again to access the occupancy
modes. Use the SEL control to optimize the sound
based upon the occupants in the vehicle.
The following occupancy modes can be selected for
the MACH 460 Sound System:
• ALL SEATS
• DRIVER SEAT
• REAR SEATS
The following occupancy modes can be selected for
the MACH 1000 Sound System:
• ALL SEATS
• DRIVER SEAT
• MACH 1000
MACH 1000 mode raises the bass response of the
trunk mounted subwoofers.
Mute mode
Press the control to
mute the playing
media. Press the
control again to return to the playing media.
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CD CARE
CD units are designed to play commercially
pressed 12cm audio compact discs only. Due to
technical incompatibility, certain recordable
and re-recordable compact discs may not
function correctly when used in Ford CD
players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a
scratch protection film attached, and CDs with
homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not
be inserted into the CD player. The label may
peel and cause the CD to become jammed. It is
recommended that homemade CDs be identified
with permanent marker rather than adhesive
labels. Please contact your dealer for further
information.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE CD PLAYER
(IF EQUIPPED)
The laser beam used in the compact disc
player is harmful to the eyes. Do not
attempt to disassemble the case.
If sound skips:
• You may be traveling on a rough road, playing
badly scratched discs or the disc may be dirty.
Skipping will not scratch the discs or damage the
player.
If your changer does not work, it may be that:
• A disc is already loaded where you want to insert
a disc.
• The disc is inserted with the label surface
downward.
• The disc is dusty or defective.
• The player’s internal temperature is above 60°C
(140°F). Allow the player to cool down before
operating.
• A disc with format and dimensions not within
industry standards is inserted.
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MP3 DISC QUALITY FACTORS
The MACHt MP3 music system is designed for use
with CD-DA (regular audio discs), CD-R and CD-RW
discs. Discs must comply with ISO 9660 and Joliet
standards.
Several factors can effect disc playback quality:
• Disc capacity — Each disc contains about 650 MB
of storage capacity. We do not recommend using
high capacity discs containing 700MB of storage.
• Disc type — Some CD-RW discs may operate
inconsistently and may cause an error message to
appear. We recommend burning MP3 files onto
CD-R discs.
• Disc finalization — The disc may be left open for
the purpose of adding sessions to it at a later
time, but be sure to close each session or the disc
will not play.
• Bit rate — The player supports bit rates from
56–320 kbps, as well as variable bit rate MP3 files,
but lower bit rates will have a noticeable effect on
sound quality and are recommended only for
speech or low fidelity music material. We
recommend that you encode MP3 files using a
high quality encoder.
• PC configuration — Encoding MP3 files requires
intensive use of your computer’s resources. Follow
the PC configuration recommendations of the
encoder software vendor. We recommend that you
avoid running other software applications on your
PC during MP3 encoding to avoid undesirable
noise and distortion.
CLEANING COMPACT DISCS
Inspect all discs for contamination before playing. If
necessary, clean discs only with an approved CD
cleaner and wipe from the center out to the edge.
Do not use circular motion.
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CD, MP3 AND CD PLAYER CARE
• Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the
playing surface.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat
sources for extended periods of time.
• Do not insert more than one disc into the slot of
the CD player (if equipped).
• Always store discs out of direct sunlight.
Excessive heat may damage or warp discs.
• Use care when handling and playing CD-R and
CD-RW discs, which are more susceptible to
damage from heat, light and stress than are
regular CDs.
• Always insert and remove a disc by holding the
disc flat, with the playing surface facing down, in
order to prevent damage to the disc or the player.
• Never insert any object other than a compact disc
into the player, as doing so may damage the
player and may cause injury to you.
• Do not disassemble the player. The laser used in
disc playback is extremely harmful to the eyes.
CLEANING CASSETTE PLAYER (IF EQUIPPED)
Clean the tape player head with a cassette cleaning
cartridge after 10 to 12 hours of play in order to
maintain the best sound and operation.
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CASSETTE AND CASSETTE PLAYER CARE
• Use only cassettes that are 90 minutes long or
less.
• Do not expose tapes to direct sunlight, high
humidity, extreme heat or extreme cold. Allow
tapes that may have been exposed to extreme
temperatures to reach a moderate temperature
before playing.
• Tighten very loose tapes by inserting a finger or
pencil into the hole and turning the hub.
• Remove loose labels before inserting tapes.
• Do not leave tapes in the cassette player for a
long time when not being played.
RADIO FREQUENCY INFORMATION
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications
Commission(CRTC) establish the frequencies AM
and FM stations may use for their broadcasts.
Allowable frequencies are:
AM 530, 540–1600, 1610 kHz
FM 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz
Not all frequencies are used in a given area.
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RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
Three factors can affect radio reception:
• Distance/strength. The further an FM signal
travels, the weaker it is. The listenable range of
the average FM station is approximately 40 km
(24 miles). This range can be affected by “signal
modulation.” Signal modulation is a process radio
stations use to increase their strength/volume
relative to other stations.
• Terrain. Hills, mountains and tall buildings
between your vehicle’s antenna and the radio
station signal can cause FM reception problems.
Static can be caused on AM stations by power
lines, electric fences, traffic lights and
thunderstorms. Moving away from an interfering
structure (out of its “shadow”) returns your
reception to normal.
• Station overload. Weak signals are sometimes
captured by stronger signals when you pass a
broadcast tower. A stronger signal may
temporarily overtake a weaker signal and play
while the weak station frequency is displayed.
The audio system automatically switches to single
channel reception if it will improve the reception of
a station normally received in stereo.
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTIES AND SERVICE
Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system
warranty information.
If service is necessary, see your dealer or a qualified
technician.
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Climate Controls
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
SYSTEM
A/C
MAX
A/C
Fan speed control
Controls the volume of
air circulated in the
vehicle.
Temperature control knob
Controls the
temperature of the
airflow inside the
vehicle.
Mode selector control
Controls the direction
of the airflow to the
inside of the vehicle.
A/C
MAX
A/C
• MAX A/C – Distributes recirculated air through
the instrument panel registers. The A/C
compressor will only function if the outside
temperature is above approximately 6°C (43°F).
MAX A/C is noisier than A/C, but more
economical and efficient. This mode may prevent
undesirable odors from entering the vehicle.
• A/C – Distributes outside air through the
instrument panel registers. The A/C compressor
will only function if the outside temperature is
above approximately 6°C (43°F) .
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•
(Panel) – Distributes outside air through the
instrument panel registers. The air can not be
cooled below the outside temperature.
• O (Off) – Outside air is shut out and the fan will
not operate. This mode may reduce undesirable
odors from entering the vehicle but may increase
the possibility of interior window fogging.
•
(Floor) – Distributes outside air through the
floor ducts. The air cannot be cooled below the
outside temperature.
•
(Floor and defrost) – Distributes outside air
through the windshield defroster ducts and the
floor duct and the side window demisters. The
A/C compressor will operate automatically if the
outside temperature is above approximately 6°C
(43°F) . The air distributed through the floor
ducts will be slightly warmer than the air sent to
the windshield defrost ducts and the side window
demisters.
•
(Defrost) – Distributes outside air through
the windshield defroster ducts and the side
window demisters. The A/C compressor will
operate automatically if the outside temperature
is above approximately 6°C (43°F). This mode will
clear ice and fog from the windshield.
Since the air conditioner removes moisture
from the air, it is considered normal operation
if water drips on the ground under the air
conditioner drain.
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Operating tips
• To reduce fogging in humid weather, place the
climate control system in Defrost and Rear
Defrost mode (if equipped) before driving.
• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle
under warm weather conditions, do not drive with
the climate control system in the Off mode.
• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle
under cold weather conditions, do not drive with
he climate control system in Max A/C (if
equipped), recirculation mode (if equipped) or
Off mode.
• Under normal weather conditions, do not leave
your vehicle in the Max A/C (if equipped),
recirculation mode (if equipped) or Off mode
when turning off the vehicle.
• Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, leave
your vehicle in the Max A/C (if equipped),
recirculation mode (if equipped) or Off mode
when turning off the ignition.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the exterior
base of the windshield.
• To increase the efficiency of the A/C (if equipped),
drive with the windows slightly open for two to
three minutes. or until the vehicle has been “aired
out”.
• Do not place objects under the front seat or over
the defroster ducts. They may reduce visibility,
fall into the ducts, or degrade the performance of
your climate control system.
Do not place objects on top of the
instrument panel, as these objects may
become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
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REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
(IF EQUIPPED)
The rear defroster
control is located on
the instrument panel.
Press the rear defroster
control to clear the
rear window of thin ice
and fog.
• A small LED will illuminate when the rear
defroster is activated.
The ignition must be in the ON position to operate
the rear window defroster.
The defroster turns off automatically after 10
minutes or when the ignition is turned to the OFF
position. To manually turn off the defroster before
10 minutes have passed, push the control again.
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HEADLAMP CONTROL
• Pull the headlamp
control toward you
to the first position
to turn on the
parking lamps, tail
lamps, license plate
lamps and marker
lamps.
• Pull the headlamp control toward you to the outer
position to turn on the headlamps (in addition to
the previous lamps).
Foglamp control (if equipped)
The foglamps can be
turned on when the
headlamp control is in
either of the following
positions:
• Parking lamps
• Low beams
Press the foglamp control to activate the foglamps.
Press the foglamp control again to deactivate the
foglamps.
When the highbeams are activated, the foglamps will
not operate.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output. To
activate:
• the ignition must be turned on
• the headlamp control is in the OFF or Parking
lamps position
• the high beam headlamps must be turned off
• the parking brake is released
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Always remember to turn on your
headlamps at dusk or during inclement
weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL)
System does not activate your tail lamps and
generally may not provide adequate lighting during
these conditions. Failure to activate your
headlamps under these conditions may result in a
collision.
High beams
Push the lever toward
the instrument panel to
activate. Pull the lever
towards you to
deactivate.
Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly
to activate and release
to deactivate.
HI
LO
OFF
HI
LO
OFF
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
To adjust the
brightness of the
instrument panel:
• Rotate clockwise/
ounterclockwise
when the headlamp
control is in the
parking lamp or low-beam position.
To turn on the courtesy lamps:
• Rotate fully counterclockwise.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed
at the assembly plant.
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If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment
of your headlamps should be checked by a qualified
service technician.
Headlamp vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface approximately
7.6 meters (25 feet) from a vertical wall or screen
directly in front of it.
• (1) Eight feet
• (2) Center height of lamp to ground
• (3) Twenty five feet
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the center of your
headlamp to the ground and mark a 2.4 meter
(8 foot) horizontal reference line on the vertical wall
or screen at this height (a piece of masking tape
works well). The center of the lamp is marked by a
3.0 mm circle on the headlamp lens.
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the
wall or screen and open the hood.
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4. On the wall or
screen you will observe
a light pattern with flat
edges at the top of the
beam pattern. If the
flat edges are not at
the horizontal
reference line, the beam will need to be adjusted.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp,
then use a 6 mm allen wrench or screwdriver to
adjust the headlamp up or down.
6. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS
VEHICLE AND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE.
7. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to
activate the left turn
signal.
• Push up to activate
the right turn signal.
INTERIOR LAMPS
Map lamps (if equipped)
If equipped with a
convertible top the
map lamps and
controls are located on
the rearview mirror.
Press the controls on
the bottom of the
mirror to activate the
lamps.
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HI
LO
OFF
Lights
BULBS
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of the following lamps
frequently:
• Turn signal lamps
• Headlamps
• Tail lamps
• Backup lamps
• Brakelamps
• License plate lamp
• High-mount brakelamp
Do not remove lamp bulbs unless they will be
replaced immediately. If a bulb is removed for an
extended period of time, contaminants may enter
the lamp housings and affect performance.
Using the right bulbs
Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below.
Headlamp bulbs must be marked with an authorized
“D.O.T.” for North America and an “E” for Europe to
assure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern
and safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage
the lamp assembly or void the lamp assembly
warranty and will provide quality bulb burn time.
Function
Trade Number
Tail lamp, brakelamp, turn lamp
3157K
Park lamp, turn lamp, side marker (front) 3157 AK (amber)
Backup lamp
3156K
License plate lamp
168
High-mount brakelamp
906
Headlamps
9007
Luggage compartment lamp
906
Dome lamp
575
Map lamp
575
Visor vanity lamp
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Glove compartment
194
Rearview mirror map lamps
192
Fog lamp
899
All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
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Interior bulbs
Check the operation of the following interior bulbs
frequently:
• interior overhead lamp
• map lamp
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified
technician.
Map lamps
For bulb replacement, see a qualified service
technician or your dealer.
Replacing headlamp bulbs
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in OFF position,
then open the hood.
2. At the back of the
headlamp, pull two
retainer pins up to
release the headlamp
assembly.
3. Pull headlamp
assembly forward
disengaging the lamp
from the rear hidden snap retainers to expose the
back of the bulb.
4. Disconnect the
electrical connector
from the bulb by
pulling rearward.
5. Remove the bulb
retaining ring by
rotating it
counterclockwise
(when viewed from the
rear) to free it from the
bulb socket, and slide the ring off the plastic base.
Keep the ring to retain the new bulb.
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6. Without turning,
remove the old bulb
from the lamp assembly
by gently pulling it
straight out of the lamp
assembly.
To install the new bulb:
Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully
and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the
bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the
glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb
to break the next time the headlamps are
operated.
1. With the flat side of the new bulb’s plastic base
facing upward, insert the glass end of the bulb into
the lamp assembly. You may need to turn the bulb
left or right to align the grooves in the plastic base
with the tabs in the lamp assembly. When the
grooves are aligned, push the bulb into the lamp
assembly until the plastic base contacts the rear of
the lamp assembly.
2. Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base
until it contacts the rear of the socket by rotating
clockwise until you feel a “stop.”
3. Connect the electrical connector into the plastic
base until it snaps, locking it into position.
4. Install the headlamp on vehicle by aligning the
lamp with the rear snap retainers, push to seat and
secure with two retainer pins.
5. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work
properly. If the headlamp was correctly aligned
before you changed the bulb, you should not need to
align it again.
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the OFF
position.
2. Open the hood.
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3. At the back of the
headlamp, pull two
retainer pins up to
release the headlamp
assembly.
4. Pull headlamp
assembly forward
disengaging the lamp
from the rear snap retainers to expose the back of
the bulb.
5. Rotate the bulb
socket
counterclockwise and
remove from lamp
assembly.
6. Carefully pull the
bulb straight out from the socket and push in the
new bulb.
7. To complete installation, follow the removal
procedure in reverse orer.
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
1. Open trunk.
2. Inside trunk, locate
access hole under the
rear decklid.
3. Remove the bulb
socket by rotating it 45
degrees and pulling it
out of the lamp
assembly.
4. Carefully pull bulb
straight out of socket and push in new bulb.
5. To complete installation, follow the removal
procedure in reverse order.
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Replacing foglamp bulbs
The halogen bulb contains gas under pressure.
The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is
scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the
bulb carefully. Grasp the bulb only by its base.
Avoid touching the glass envelope.
1. Rotate the foglamp
bulb counterclockwise
and remove from
foglamp (the rear side
of the foglamp is
shown).
2. Disconnect the
electrical connector
from the foglamp bulb.
3. Connect the electrical connector to the new
foglamp bulb.
4. Install the foglamp bulb in foglamp by rotating
clockwise.
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
1. Open trunk and
remove bulb socket
from the trunk lid by
turning
counterclockwise.
2. Pull the bulb straight
out of the socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing tail lamp/backup bulbs
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified
technician.
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Driver Controls
WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER CONTROLS
Rotate the windshield
wiper control to the
desired interval, low or
high speed position.
The bars of varying
length are for
intermittent wipers. When in this position rotate the
control upward for fast intervals and downward for
slow intervals.
Push the control on
the end of the stalk to
activate washer. Push
and hold for a longer
wash cycle. The washer will automatically shut off
after ten seconds of continuous use.
HI
LO
OFF
HI
LO
OFF
Mist Function
To operate the Mist
function of the
windshield wipers,
push and release the
windshield washer control quickly. The wipers will
cycle one or two times.
HI
LO
OFF
Windshield wiper blades
Check the wiper blades for wear at least twice a
year or when they seem less effective. Substances
such as tree sap and some hot wax treatments used
by commercial car washes reduce the effectiveness
of wiper blades.
Checking the wiper blades
If the wiper blades do not wipe properly, clean both
the windshield and wiper blades using undiluted
windshield wiper solution or a mild detergent. Rinse
thoroughly with clean water. To avoid damaging the
blades, do not use fuel, kerosene, paint thinner or
other solvents.
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Changing the wiper blades
To replace the wiper blades:
1. Pull the wiper arm
away from the
windshield and lock
into the service
position.
2. Turn the blade at an
angle from the wiper
arm. Push the lock pin
manually to release the
blade and pull the
wiper blade down
toward the windshield
to remove it from the arm.
3. Attach the new wiper to the wiper arm and press
it into place until a click is heard.
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
Pull the tilt steering
control toward you to
move the steering
wheel up or down.
Hold the control while
adjusting the wheel to
the desired position,
then release the control
to lock the steering
wheel in position.
Never adjust the steering wheel when the
vehicle is moving.
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OVERHEAD STORAGE NET (IF EQUIPPED)
Be sure to
secure objects
when placed in the
storage net in order
to help reduce the
risk that they become
projectiles in the
event of a collision.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT
The power point is an
additional power
source for electrical
accessories.
Power outlets are
designed for
accessory plugs only.
Do not hang any type
of accessory or accessory bracket from the
plug. Improper use of the power outlet can
cause damage not covered by your warranty.
A power point is located inside the center console
storage bin.
POWER WINDOWS
Press and hold the rocker switches to open and
close windows.
• Press the top portion
of the rocker switch
to close.
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• Press the bottom
portion of the rocker
switch to open.
Express down
To make the driver
window open fully
without holding the
window control, press
the bottom portion of
the driver window
control completely
down and release
quickly. Depress again
to stop window operation.
Window lock (if equipped)
The window lock
feature allows only the
driver to operate the
power windows.
LOCK
To lock out all the
window controls except
for the driver’s press the control. Press the control
again to restore the window controls.
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POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
(IF EQUIPPED)
To adjust your mirrors:
1. Move the mirror
selector control all the
way to the left to
adjust the left mirror
or all the way to the
right to adjust the right
mirror.
2. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt
the mirror.
3. Return the control to the center position.
SPEED CONTROL
To turn speed control on
• Press ON.
Vehicle speed cannot
ON
be controlled until the
vehicle is traveling at
OFF
or above 48 km/h
(30 mph).
Do not shift the
gearshift lever into N (Neutral) with the speed
control on.
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, slippery, or
unpaved.
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To turn speed control off
• Press OFF or
• Turn off the vehicle
ignition.
Once speed control is
switched off, the
previously programmed
set speed will be
erased.
To set a speed
• Press SET ACCEL.
For speed control to
operate, the speed
control must be ON
and the vehicle
speed must be
greater than 48 km/h
(30 mph).
ON
OFF
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
COAST
If you drive up or down a steep hill, your vehicle
speed may vary momentarily slower or faster than
the set speed. This is normal.
Speed control cannot reduce the vehicle speed if it
increases above the set speed on a downhill. If your
vehicle speed is faster than the set speed while
driving on a downhill, you may want to shift to the
next lower gear or apply the brakes to reduce your
vehicle speed.
If your vehicle slows down more than 16 km/h
(10 mph) below your set speed on an uphill, your
speed control will disengage. This is normal.
Pressing RESUME will re-engage it.
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, slippery, or
unpaved.
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To set a higher set speed
• Press and hold SET
ACCEL. Release the
RESUME
control when the
SET
desired vehicle
ACCEL
speed is reached or
COAST
• Press and release
SET ACCEL to
operate the Tap-Up
function. Each press will increase the set speed
by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Accelerate with your accelerator pedal. When the
desired vehicle speed is reached, press and
release SET ACCEL.
You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any
time during speed control usage. Releasing the
accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the
previously programmed set speed.
To set a lower set speed
• Press and hold
COAST. Release the
RESUME
control when the
SET
desired speed is
ACCEL
reached or
COAST
• Press and release
COAST to operate
the Tap-Down
function. Each press will decrease the set speed
by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Depress the brake
pedal. When the
RESUME
desired vehicle
SET
speed is reached,
ACCEL
press SET ACCEL.
COAST
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To disengage speed control
• Depress the brake
pedal or
• Depress the clutch
pedal (if equipped).
Disengaging the speed
control will not erase
the previously
programmed set speed.
Pressing OFF will erase
the previously
programmed set speed.
ON
OFF
To return to a previously set speed
• Press RESUME. For
RESUME to operate,
RESUME
the vehicle speed
SET
must be faster than
ACCEL
48 km/h (30 mph).
COAST
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OVERDRIVE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
Activating overdrive
(Overdrive) is the normal drive position for the
best fuel economy.
The overdrive function allows automatic upshifts and
downshifts through all available gears.
Deactivating overdrive
Press the Transmission
Control Switch (TCS)
located on the
gearshift. The O/D OFF
indicator light will
illuminate on the
instrument cluster. The
transmission will
operate in all gears
except overdrive.
To return to normal overdrive mode, press the
Transmission Control Switch again. The O/D OFF
indicator light will no longer be illuminated.
When you shut off and re-start your vehicle, the
transmission will automatically return to normal
(Overdrive) mode.
For additional information about the gearshift and
the transmission control switch operation refer to
the Automatic Transmission Operation section of
the Driving chapter.
CENTER CONSOLE
Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of
console features. These include:
• Dual cupholders
• Auxiliary power point
• Coin holder slots (if equipped)
• Convertible top control (if equipped)
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Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard
objects can injure you in a collision.
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
(IF EQUIPPED)
Position the floor mat so
that the eyelet is over the
pointed end of the
retention post and rotate
forward to lock in. Make
sure that the mat does not
interfere with the operation
of the accelerator or the
brake pedal. To remove the
floor mat, reverse the installation procedure.
TRUNK REMOTE CONTROL
The remote trunk release control is located in the
glove compartment. Press to open trunk.
CONVERTIBLE (IF EQUIPPED)
Do not store articles behind rear seat. Articles
stored in the convertible top stowage compartment
may break the rear glass window when the top is
lowered.
Lowering the convertible top
The convertible top can be lowered with the side
windows either up or down.
The convertible top will not operate unless the
parking brake is engaged. Do not lower the top while
the vehicle is moving because the top may be
severely damaged. Also, do not lower the top when
the top material is wet.
To lower the convertible top:
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. Engage the
parking brake. Key must be in the ON position.
2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment
behind the rear seat to be sure it is empty and ready
to receive the top.
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3. Unclamp the top from the windshield header at
both the right and left sides by pulling each clamp
rearward until the hook in the windshield header is
free. The clamps are flush with the header when in
the closed position.
SE
Installation of the boot
1. Push boot rearward
and engage boot under
the body molding at
the rear and sides.
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4. Close the windshield header clamps immediately
after disengagement, to avoid cutting the top
material and to permit installation of the vinyl boot.
5. If the top has not
been lowered for some
time and sticks to the
windshield header,
push the front of the
top up slightly with
your hand to loosen it.
6. Push the convertible
PARK BRAK
T
top switch on the
console in front of the
armrest and hold until
the top is completely
stored.
7. Disengage the
parking brake.
Driver Controls
2. Fasten snap on boot
to quarter trim panel
on both sides of the
vehicle.
3. Insert boot tongue
into groove located on
rear of seat.
4. To remove, unfasten
the snaps and the boot
tongue.
5. Pull forward and lift
off.
Raising the convertible top
The convertible top will not operate unless the
parking brake is engaged. Do not raise the top while
the vehicle is moving because the top may be
severely damaged.
To raise the convertible top:
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Engage the
parking brake. Key must be in the ON position.
2. Remove the boot cover and store it in the luggage
compartment.
3. Lower the front and rear side windows.
4. Push the convertible top button, holding it until
the top unfolds and moves forward toward the
windshield header.
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5. Open both top clamps before the top meets the
windshield header
6. Continue to use the top motor to raise the top
until it has reached the fully closed position flush to
the header.
7. The two pins under the forward edge of the top
should seat themselves in the matching holes in the
header.
8. To fasten both clamps securely, push the clamp
handles into the header on the top until they are
flush with the header. Pulling down on the header at
the center grip while closing the latches may assist
in fastening the clamps.
9. Raise the front and rear side windows.
10. Disengage the parking brake.
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KEYS
The key operates all locks on your vehicle. In case of
loss, replacement keys are available from your
dealer.
You should always carry a second key with you in a
safe place in case you require it in an emergency.
Refer to SecuriLocky Passive Anti-Theft System
for more information.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
Press U to unlock all
doors and L to lock all
doors.
U
L
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
RELEASE
Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior
luggage compartment release handle that provides a
means of escape for children and adults in the event
they become locked inside the luggage
compartment.
Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the
operation and location of the release handle.
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To open the luggage
compartment door (lid)
from within the
luggage compartment,
pull the illuminated “T”
shaped handle and
push up on the trunk
lid. The handle is
composed of a material
that will glow for hours
in darkness following
brief exposure to
ambient light.
The “T” shaped handle will be located either on the
luggage compartment door (lid) or inside the
luggage compartment near the tail lamps.
Keep vehicle
doors and
luggage compartment
locked and keep keys
and remote
transmitters out of a
child’s reach.
Unsupervised
children could lock
themselves in an
open trunk and risk
injury. Children
should be taught not
to play in vehicles.
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On hot days, the temperature in the trunk
or vehicle interior can rise very quickly.
Exposure of people or animals to these high
temperatures for even a short time can cause
death or serious heat-related injuries, including
brain damage. Small children are particularly at
risk.
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules
and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
The remote entry system allows you to:
• lock or unlock all vehicle doors without a key
• open the trunk
• activate the panic alarm
• confirms that the vehicle is locked with a short
“beep” from the horn.
The remote entry features only operate with the
ignition in the LOCK position.
If there is any potential remote keyless entry
problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL remote
entry transmitters are brought to the dealership,
to aid in troubleshooting.
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Unlocking the doors
Press this control to
unlock the driver’s
door. The interior
lamps will illuminate.
With the all-door
remote entry system,
press the control a
second time within
three seconds to unlock the passenger door.
Locking the doors
Press this control to
lock all doors.
To confirm all doors
are closed and locked,
press the control a
second time within
three seconds. The
doors will lock again,
the horn will chirp and the lamps will flash.
If any of the doors are ajar, the horn will make two
quick chirps and the chime may sound, reminding
you to properly close all doors.
Sounding a panic alarm
Press this control to
activate the alarm.
To deactivate the
alarm, press the
control again or turn
the ignition to ACC or
ON.
Panic alarm will only
operate with the ignition in the OFF position.
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Opening the trunk
Press the control once
to open the trunk.
Ensure that the trunk
is closed and latched
before driving your
vehicle. Failure to latch
the trunk may cause
objects to fall out of
the trunk or block the rear view. This feature will
not work with the transmission out of P (Park) or N
(Neutral) if the ignition is in either the ACC or ON
position.
Replacing the batteries
The transmitter is powered by two coin type
three-volt lithium batteries. Typical operating range
will allow you to be up to 10 meters (33 feet) away
from your vehicle. A decrease in operating range can
be caused by:
• Weather conditions
• Nearby radio towers
• Structures around the vehicle
• Other vehicles parked next to the vehicle
To replace the
batteries:
1. Twist a thin coin
between the two halves
of the transmitter near
the key ring. DO NOT
TAKE THE FRONT
PART OF THE
TRANSMITTER
APART.
2. Place the positive
(+) side of new batteries down. Refer to the diagram
inside the transmitter unit.
3. Snap the two halves back together.
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Replacement of the battery will not cause the
remote transmitter to become deprogrammed from
your vehicle. The remote transmitter should operate
normally after battery replacement.
Replacing lost transmitters
• Take all your
vehicle’s transmitters
to your dealer if
service is required.
• If you purchase
additional
transmitters (up to
four may be
programmed into memory), perform the following
procedure.
To reprogram the transmitters yourself, place the
key in the ignition and turn from LOCK to OFF and
cycle between OFF and ON eight times in rapid
succession (within 10 seconds) ending in ON. After
doors lock/unlock, press any control on all
transmitters (up to four). With each control press of
the transmitters, the door should cycle (lock/unlock)
to confirm programming. When completed, turn the
ignition to OFF. The door locks should cycle
(lock/unlock) one last time to confirm completion of
programming.
All transmitters must be programmed at the same
time.
Illuminated entry
The interior lamps illuminate when the remote entry
system is used to unlock the door(s) or sound the
personal alarm.
The system automatically turns off after 25 seconds
or when the ignition is turned to the START/RUN or
ACC position. The dome lamp control (if equipped)
must not be set to the OFF position for the
illuminated entry system to operate.
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The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the dimmer
control, or
• any door is open.
The battery saver will shut off the interior lamps 30
minutes after the ignition has been turned to the
OFF position, 10 minutes after if the door is left
open, and 30 minutes after if the trunk is left open
or the dome lamp control is left on.
SECURILOCKY PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLocky passive anti-theft system is an engine
immobilization system. This system is designed to
prevent the engine from being started unless a
coded key programmed to your vehicle is used.
The SecuriLocky passive anti-theft system is not
compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start
systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle
starting problems and a loss of security protection.
THEFT INDICATOR
The theft indicator is the flashing red indicator
located on top of the instrument panel.
• When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
indicator will flash once every 2 seconds to
indicate the SecuriLocky system is functioning as
a theft deterrent.
• When the ignition is in the ON position, the
indicator will glow for 3 seconds to indicate
normal system functionality.
If a problem occurs with the SecuriLocky system,
the indicator will flash rapidly or glow steadily when
the ignition is in the ON position. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer for
service.
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Automatic arming
The vehicle is armed
immediately after
3
switching the ignition
to the 3 (OFF)
2
position. The THEFT
indicator in the
1
instrument cluster will
flash every two
seconds when the vehicle is armed.
4
5
Automatic disarming
Switching the ignition to the 4 (ON) position with a
coded key disarms the vehicle. The THEFT
indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then
go out. If the THEFT indicator stays on for an
extended period of time or flashes rapidly, have the
system serviced by your dealership or a qualified
technician.
Key information
Your vehicle is supplied with two coded keys. Only
a coded key will start your vehicle. Spare coded
keys can be purchased from your dealership. Your
dealership can program your key or you can “do it
yourself.” Refer to Programming spare keys.
The following items may prevent the vehicle from
starting:
• Large metallic objects
• Electronic devices on the key chain that can be
used to purchase gasoline or similar items
• A second key on the same key ring as the coded
key
If any of these items are present, you need to keep
these objects from touching the coded key while
starting the engine. These objects and devices
cannot damage the coded key, but can cause a
momentary “no start” condition if they are too close
to the key during engine start. If a problem occurs,
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turn ignition OFF and restart the engine with all
other objects on the key ring held away from the
ignition key. Check to make sure the coded key is
an approved Ford coded key.
If your keys are lost or stolen you will need to do
the following:
• Use your spare key to start the vehicle, or
• Have your vehicle towed to a dealership or a
locksmith. The key codes will need to be erased
from your vehicle and new key codes will need to
be re-coded.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly and you
may want to store an extra programmed key away
from the vehicle in a safe place to prevent an
unforeseen inconvenience.
The correct coded key must be used for your
vehicle. The use of the wrong type of coded key
may lead to a “no start” condition.
If an unprogrammed key is used in the ignition
it will cause a “no start” condition.
Programming spare keys
A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your
vehicle. Only SecuriLocky keys can be used. To
program a coded key yourself, you will need two
previously programmed coded keys (keys that
already operate your vehicle’s engine) and the new
unprogrammed key(s) readily accessible for timely
implementation of each step in the procedure.
If two previously programmed coded keys are not
available, you must bring your vehicle to your
dealership to have the spare coded key(s)
programmed.
Please read and understand the entire procedure
before you begin.
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1. Insert the first
previously programmed
4
3
coded key into the
5
ignition and turn the
ignition from 3 (OFF)
2
to 4 (ON) (maintain
ignition in 4 (ON) for
1
at least one second).
2. Turn ignition to 3 (OFF) then 2 (LOCK) and
remove the first coded key from the ignition.
3. Within ten seconds of removing the first coded
key, insert the second previously programmed
coded key into the ignition and turn the ignition
from 3 (OFF) to 4 (ON) (maintain ignition in 4
(ON) for at least one second but no more than ten
seconds).
4. Turn the ignition to 3 (OFF) then 2 (LOCK) and
remove the second coded key from the ignition.
5. Within 20 seconds of removing the second coded
key, insert the new unprogrammed key (new
key/valet key) into the ignition and turn the ignition
from 3 (OFF) to 4 (ON) (maintain ignition in 4
(ON) for at least one second). This step will
program your new key to a coded key.
6. To program additional new unprogrammed key(s),
repeat this procedure from step 1.
If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the
vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator will
illuminate for three seconds and then go out.
If not successful, the new coded key(s) will not start
the vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator will flash
on and off and you may repeat steps 1 through 6. If
failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealership
to have the new spare key(s) programmed.
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SEATING
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
Your vehicle’s seats may be equipped with head
restraints which are vertically adjustable. The
purpose of these head restraints is to help limit head
motion in the event of a rear collision. To properly
adjust your head restraints, lift the head restraint so
that it is located directly behind your head or as
close to that position as possible. Refer to the
following to raise and lower the head restraints.
The head restraints can
be moved up and
down.
Adjusting the front manual seat
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks
to reduce the risk of injuring people in a
collision or sudden stop.
Always drive and ride with your seatback
upright and the lap belt snug and low across
the hips.
Reclining the seatback can cause an
occupant to slide under the seat’s safety
belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the
event of a collision.
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Lift handle to move
seat forward or
backward.
Pull lever up to adjust
seatback.
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
The power lumbar
control is located on
the outboard side of
the seat.
Press one side of the control to adjust firmness.
Press the other side of the control to adjust
softness.
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks
to avoid injuring people in a collision or
sudden stop.
Always drive and ride with your seatback
upright and the lap belt snug and low across
the hips.
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Reclining the seatback can cause an
occupant to slide under the seat’s safety
belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the
event of a collision.
The control is located on the front outboard corner
of the driver’s seat.
Press front to raise or
lower the front portion
of the seat cushion.
Press rear to raise or
lower the rear portion
of the seat cushion.
Press the control to
move the seat forward,
backward, up or down.
REAR SEATS
Use the seatback
release to fold the back
of the front seat
forward for rear seat
passenger entry or exit.
This release handle is
located on the lower
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outboard back of the seat. The seatback locks
automatically when returned to the normal position.
The rotating boot on the front seat belt is designed
to allow rear seat entry/exit. To enter the rear seat:
1. Remove safety belt
from safety belt guide
on top of front seat.
2. Rotate the safety
belt boot rearward.
3. Enter the rear seat in front of the safety belt.
4. Rotate the safety belt boot forward and place the
belt in the belt guide on the seat back to allow use
by the front driver/passenger.
2nd seat/split-folding rear seat (if equipped)
One or both rear seatbacks can be folded down to
provide additional cargo space.
To lower the
seatback(s) from inside
the vehicle, pull tab to
release seat back and
then fold seatback
down.
When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear
the seat latch into place.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Safety restraints precautions
Always drive and ride with your seatback
upright and the lap belt snug and low across
the hips.
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To reduce the risk of injury, make sure
children sit where they can be properly
restrained.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or
her lap while the vehicle is moving. The
passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a
collision.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the
driver, should always properly wear their
safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo
area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a
collision, people riding in these areas are more
likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow
people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is
not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure
everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a
safety belt properly.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is
significantly more likely to die than a person
wearing a safety belt.
Each seating position in your vehicle has a
specific safety belt assembly which is made
up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed
to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on
the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder
belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt
around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never
use a single belt for more than one person.
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Always transport children 12 years old and
under in the back seat and always properly
use appropriate child restraints.
Safety belts and seats can become hot in a
vehicle that has been closed up in sunny
weather; they could burn a small child. Check seat
covers and buckles before you place a child
anywhere near them.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
Before fastening the
safety belt, make sure
the shoulder belt
passes through the belt
guide on the top of the
seatback.
Coupe shown,
convertible is similar
and safety belt must also pass through the belt
guide.
1. Insert the belt
tongue into the proper
buckle (the buckle
closest to the direction
the tongue is coming
from) until you hear a
snap and feel it latch.
Make sure the tongue
is securely fastened in
the buckle.
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2. To unfasten, push
the release button and
remove the tongue
from the buckle.
The front and rear outboard safety restraints in the
vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The
front passenger and rear seat outboard safety belts
have two types of locking modes described below:
Energy Management Feature
• This vehicle has a safety belt system with an
energy management feature at the front seating
positions to help further reduce the risk of injury
in the event of a head-on collision.
• This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to pay out webbing in a
controlled manner. This feature is designed to
help reduce the belt force acting on the
occupant’s chest.
After any vehicle collision, the safety belt
system at all outboard seating positions
(except driver, which has no “automatic locking
retractor” feature) must be checked by a qualified
technician to verify that the “automatic locking
retractor” feature for child seats is still functioning
properly. In addition, all safety belts should be
checked for proper function.
BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST
BE REPLACED if the safety belt assembly
“automatic locking retractor” feature or any other
safety belt function is not operating properly when
checked according to the procedures in Workshop
Manual.
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Failure to replace the Belt and Retractor
assembly could increase the risk of injury in
collisions.
Vehicle sensitive mode
The vehicle sensitive mode is the normal retractor
mode, allowing free shoulder belt length adjustment
to your movements and locking in response to
vehicle movement. For example, if the driver brakes
suddenly or turns a corner sharply, or the vehicle
receives an impact of approximately 8 km/h (5 mph)
or more, the combination safety belts will lock to
help reduce forward movement of the driver and
passengers.
The safety belt system can also be made to lock
manually by quickly pulling on the shoulder belt.
Automatic locking mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically
pre-locked. The belt will still retract to remove any
slack in the shoulder belt.
The automatic locking mode is not available on the
driver safety belt.
When to use the automatic locking mode
• Any time a child safety seat is installed in a
passenger front or outboard rear seating position
(if equipped). Children 12 years old and under
should be properly restrained in the rear seat
whenever possible. Refer to Safety Restraints for
Children or Safety Seats for Children later in
this chapter.
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How to use the automatic locking mode
• Buckle the
combination lap and
shoulder belt.
• Grasp the shoulder
portion and pull
downward until the
entire belt is
extracted.
• Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you
will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the
safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode.
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
Ford Motor Company recommends that all
safety belt assemblies and attaching
hardware should be inspected by a qualified
technician after any collision. Safety belt
assemblies not in use during a collision should also
be inspected and replaced if either damage or
improper operation is noted.
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Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and
allow it to retract completely to disengage the
automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle
sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
After any vehicle collision, the front
passenger and rear outboard seat belt
systems must be checked by a qualified technician
to verify that the “automatic locking retractor”
feature for child seats is still functioning properly.
In addition, all seat belts should be checked for
proper function.
BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST
BE REPLACED if the seat belt assembly
“automatic locking retractor” feature or any other
seat belt function is not operating properly when
checked according to the procedures in Workshop
Manual.
Failure to replace the Belt and Retractor
assembly could increase the risk of injury in
collisions.
Safety belt warning light and indicator
chime
The seat belt warning light illuminates in the
instrument cluster and a chime sounds to remind
the occupants to fasten their safety belts.
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Conditions of operation
If...
The driver’s safety belt is
not buckled before the
ignition switch is turned
to the ON position...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled while the
indicator light is
illuminated and the
warning chime is
sounding...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled before the
ignition switch is turned
to the ON position...
Then...
The safety belt warning light
illuminates1-2 minutes and the
warning chime sounds 4-8
seconds.
The safety belt warning light
and warning chime turn off.
The safety belt warning light
will turn on for 3 seconds and
then turn off. The indicator
chime will remain off.
BeltMinder
The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to
the safety belt warning function. This feature
provides additional reminders to the driver that the
driver’s safety belt is unbuckled by intermittently
sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt
warning lamp in the instrument cluster.
If...
The driver’s safety belt is
not buckled
approximately 5 seconds
after the safety belt
warning light has turned
off...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled while the safety
belt indicator light is
illuminated and the safety
belt warning chime is
sounding...
Then...
The BeltMinder feature is
activated - the safety belt
warning light illuminates and
the warning chime sounds for 6
seconds every 30 seconds,
repeating for approximately 5
minutes or until safety belt is
buckled.
The BeltMinder feature will not
activate.
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If...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled before the
ignition switch is turned
to the ON position...
Then...
The BeltMinder feature will not
activate.
The purpose of the BeltMinder is to remind
occasional wearers to wear safety belts all of the
time.
The following are reasons most often given for not
wearing safety belts: (All statistics based on U.S.
data)
Reasons given...
“Crashes are rare
events”
Consider...
36700 crashes occur every day. The
more we drive, the more we are
exposed to “rare” events, even for good
drivers. 1 in 4 of us will be seriously
injured in a crash during our
lifetime.
“I’m not going far” 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25
miles of home.
“Belts are
We design our safety belts to enhance
uncomfortable”
comfort. If you are uncomfortable - try
different positions for the safety belt
upper anchorage and seatback which
should be as upright as possible; this
can improve comfort.
“I was in a hurry” Prime time for an accident.
BeltMinder reminds us to take a few
seconds to buckle up.
“Seat belts don’t
Safety belts, when used properly,
work”
reduce risk of death to front seat
occupants by 45% in cars, and by 60%
in light trucks.
“Traffic is light”
Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in
single-vehicle crashes, many when no
other vehicles are around.
“Belts wrinkle my Possibly, but a serious crash can do
clothes”
much more than wrinkle your clothes,
particularly if you are unbelted.
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Reasons given...
“The people I’m
with don’t wear
belts”
“I have an air
bag”
“I’d rather be
thrown clear”
Consider...
Set the example, teen deaths occur 4
times more often in vehicles with TWO
or MORE people. Children and younger
brothers/sisters imitate behavior they
see.
Air bags offer greater protection when
used with safety belts. Frontal airbags
are not designed to inflate in rear and
side crashes or rollovers.
Not a good idea. People who are
ejected are 40 times more likely to
DIE. Safety belts help prevent ejection,
WE CAN’T “PICK OUR CRASH”.
Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt to
avoid the Belt Minder chime. Sitting on the
safety belt will increase the risk of injury in an
accident. To disable (one-time) or deactivate the
Belt Minder feature please follow the directions
stated below.
One time disable
Any time the safety belt is buckled and then
unbuckled during an ignition ON cycle, BeltMinder
will be disabled for that ignition cycle only.
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
Read steps 1 - 9 thoroughly before proceeding
with the deactivation/activation programming
procedure.
The BeltMinder feature can be deactivated/activated
by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
• The parking brake is set.
• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic
transmission) or the neutral position (manual
transmission).
• The ignition switch is in the OFF position.
• All vehicle doors are closed.
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• The driver’s safety belt is unbuckled.
• The parklamps/headlamps are in OFF position (If
vehicle is equipped with Autolamps, this will not
affect the procedure).
To reduce the risk of injury, do not
deactivate/activate the Belt Minder feature
while driving the vehicle.
BeltMinder activation and deactivation
procedure
1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN (or ON)
position. (DO NOT START THE ENGINE.)
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off.
(Approximately 1–2 minutes.)
• Steps 3–5 must be completed within 60 seconds
or the procedure will have to be repeated.
3. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times,
ending with the safety belt unbuckled. This can be
done before or during BeltMinder warning activation.
4. Turn on the parklamps/headlamps, turn off the
parklamps/headlamps.
5. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times,
ending with the safety belt unbuckled.
• After step 5 the safety belt warning light will be
turned on for three seconds.
6. Within seven seconds of the safety belt warning
light turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety
belt.
• This will disable BeltMinder if it is currently
enabled, or enable BeltMinder if it is currently
disabled.
7. Confirmation of disabling BeltMinder is provided
by the safety belt warning light flashing four times
per second for three seconds.
8. Confirmation of enabling BeltMinder is provided
by:
• The safety belt warning light flashing four times
per second for three seconds.
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• Followed by three seconds with the safety belt
warning light off.
• Once again, the safety belt warning light will flash
four times per second for three seconds.
9. After receiving confirmation, the
deactivation/activation procedure is complete.
Safety belt extension assembly
If the safety belt is too short when fully extended,
there is a 20 cm (8 inch) safety belt extension
assembly that can be added (part number 611C22).
This assembly can be obtained from your dealer at
no cost.
Use only extensions manufactured by the same
supplier as the safety belt. Manufacturer
identification is located at the end of the webbing on
the label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if
the safety belt is too short for you when fully
extended.
Do not use extensions to change the fit of the
shoulder belt across the torso.
Safety belt maintenance
Inspect the safety belt systems periodically to make
sure they work properly and are not damaged.
Inspect the safety belts to make sure there are no
nicks, tears or cuts. Replace if necessary. All safety
belt assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front
seat belt buckle assemblies, buckle support
assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt
height adjusters (if equipped), shoulder belt guide
on seatback (if equipped), child safety seat tether
bracket assemblies (if equipped), LATCH child seat
tether anchors and lower anchors (if equipped), and
attaching hardware, should be inspected after a
collision. Ford Motor Company recommends that all
safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a
collision be replaced. However, if the collision was
minor and a qualified technician finds that the belts
do not show damage and continue to operate
properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety
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belt assemblies not in use during a collision should
also be inspected and replaced if either damage or
improper operation is noted.
Failure to inspect and if necessary replace
the safety belt assembly under the above
conditions could result in severe personal injuries
in the event of a collision.
Refer to Cleaning and maintaining the safety
belts in the Cleaning chapter.
AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
(SRS)
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and
diagnostic module which records information about
the air bag and sensor systems. In the event of a
collision this module may save information related to
the collision including information about the air bag
system and impact severity. This information will
assist Ford Motor Company in servicing the vehicle
and in helping to better understand real world
collisions and further improve the safety of future
vehicles.
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Important supplemental restraint system (SRS)
precautions
The supplemental
restraint system is
designed to work with
the safety belt to help
protect the driver and
right front passenger
from certain upper
body injuries.
Air bags DO NOT
inflate slowly or gently
and the risk of injury
from a deploying air bag is greatest close to the trim
covering the air bag module.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the
driver, should always properly wear their
safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
Always transport children 12 years old and
under in the back seat and always properly
use appropriate child restraints.
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) recommends a
minimum distance of at least 25 cm (10 inches)
between an occupant’s chest and the driver air bag
module.
Never place your arm over the air bag
module as a deploying air bag can result in
serious arm fractures or other injuries.
Steps you can take to properly position yourself
away from the air bag:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while
still reaching the pedals comfortably.
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• Recline the seat slightly (one or two degrees)
from the upright position.
Do not put anything on or over the air bag
module. Placing objects on or over the air
bag inflation area may cause those objects to be
propelled by the air bag into your face and torso
causing serious injury.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify
the air bag supplemental restraint systems
or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury
dealer.
Modifications to the front end of the vehicle,
including frame, bumper, front end body
structure and tow hooks may affect the
performance of the air bag sensors increasing the
risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of the
vehicle.
Children and air bags
For additional
important safety
information, read all
information on safety
restraints in this guide.
Children must always
be properly restrained.
Accident statistics
suggest that children
are safer when
properly restrained in
the rear seating
positions than in the front seating position. Failure
to follow these instructions may increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
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Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child
seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat
in front of an active air bag. If you must use a
forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
How does the air bag supplemental restraint
system work?
The air bag SRS is
designed to activate
when the vehicle
sustains longitudinal
deceleration sufficient
to cause the sensors to
close an electrical
circuit that initiates air
bag inflation.
The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a
collision does not mean that something is wrong
with the system. Rather, it means the forces were
not of the type sufficient to cause activation. Air
bags are designed to inflate in frontal and
near-frontal collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or
rear-impacts unless the collision causes sufficient
longitudinal deceleration.
The air bags inflate and
deflate rapidly upon
activation. After air bag
deployment, it is
normal to notice a
smoke-like, powdery
residue or smell the
burnt propellant. This
may consist of
cornstarch, talcum
powder (to lubricate
the bag) or sodium
compounds (e.g., baking soda) that result from the
combustion process that inflates the air bag. Small
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amounts of sodium hydroxide may be present which
may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the
residue is toxic.
While the system is designed to help reduce serious
injuries, contact with a deploying air bag may also
cause abrasions, swelling or temporary hearing loss.
Because air bags must inflate rapidly and with
considerable force, there is the risk of death or
serious injuries such as fractures, facial and eye
injuries or internal injuries, particularly to occupants
who are not properly restrained or are otherwise out
of position at the time of air bag deployment. Thus,
it is extremely important that occupants be properly
restrained as far away from the air bag module as
possible while maintaining vehicle control.
The SRS consists of:
• driver and passenger air bag modules (which
include the inflators and air bags)
• one or more impact and safing sensors
• a readiness light and tone
• a diagnostic module
• and the electrical wiring which connects the
components
The diagnostic module monitors its own internal
circuits and the supplemental air bag electrical
system warning (including the impact sensors), the
system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the
air bag back up power and the air bag ignitors.
Several air bag system components get hot
after inflation. Do not touch them after
inflation.
If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will
not function again and must be replaced
immediately. If the air bag is not replaced, the
unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a
collision.
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Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument
cluster or a tone to indicate the condition of the
system. Refer to Air bag readiness section in the
Instrument cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of
the air bag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or
more of the following:
• The readiness light
AIR
will either flash or
BAG
stay lit.
• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately
after ignition is turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone
pattern will repeat periodically until the problem
and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently,
have the SRS serviced at your dealership or by a
qualified technician immediately. Unless serviced,
the system may not function properly in the event of
a collision.
Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped
vehicles (including pretensioners)
For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles,
see your local dealership or qualified technician. Air
bags MUST BE disposed of by qualified personnel.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
See the following sections for directions on how to
properly use safety restraints for children. Also see
Air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) in
this chapter for special instructions about using air
bags.
Important child restraint precautions
You are required by law to use safety restraints for
children in the U.S. and Canada. If small children
ride in your vehicle (generally children who are four
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years old or younger and who weigh 18 kg [40 lbs]
or less), you must put them in safety seats made
especially for children. Check your local and state or
provincial laws for specific requirements regarding
the safety of children in your vehicle.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or
her lap while the vehicle is moving. The
passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a
collision.
Always follow the instructions and warnings that
come with any infant or child restraint you might
use.
When possible, always place children under age
12 in the rear seat of your vehicle. Accident
statistics suggest that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seating positions than
in the front seating positions.
Children and safety belts
If the child is the proper size, restrain the child in a
safety seat. Children who are too large for child
safety seats (as specified by your child safety seat
manufacturer) should always wear safety belts.
Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag
precautions that apply to adult passengers in your
vehicle.
If the shoulder belt portion of a combination lap and
shoulder belt can be positioned so it does not cross
or rest in front of the child’s face or neck, the child
should wear the lap and shoulder belt. Moving the
child closer to the center of the vehicle may help
provide a good shoulder belt fit.
Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or
pets unattended in your vehicle.
Child booster seats
Children outgrow a typical convertible or toddler
seat when they weigh 40 pounds and are around 4
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years of age. Although the lap/shoulder belt will
provide some protection, these children are still too
small for lap/shoulder belts to fit properly, which
could increase the risk of serious injury.
To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt
on children who have outgrown child safety seats,
Ford Motor Company recommends use of a
belt-positioning booster.
Booster seats position a child so that safety belts fit
better. They lift the child up so that the lap belt
rests low across the hips and the knees bend
comfortably. Booster seats also make the shoulder
belt fit better and more comfortably for growing
children.
When children should use booster seats
Children need to use booster seats from the time
they outgrow the toddler seat until they are big
enough for the vehicle seat and lap/shoulder belt to
fit properly. Generally this is when they weigh about
80 lbs (about 8 to 12 years old).
Booster seats should be used until you can answer
YES to ALL of these questions:
• Can the child sit all
the way back against
the vehicle seat back
with knees bent
comfortably at the
edge of the seat
without slouching?
• Does the lap belt rest low across the hips?
• Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and
chest?
• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole
trip?
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Types of booster seats
There are two types of belt-positioning booster
seats:
• Those that are
backless.
If your backless
booster seat has a
removable shield,
remove the shield
and use the
lap/shoulder belt. If a
seating position has a low seat back and no head
restraint, a backless booster seat may place your
child’s head (top of ear level) above the top of the
seat. In this case, move the backless booster to
another seating position with a higher seat back
and lap/shoulder belts.
• Those with a high
back.
If, with a backless
booster seat, you
cannot find a seating
position that
adequately supports
your child’s head, a
high back booster seat would be a better choice.
Both can be used in any vehicle in a seating position
equipped with lap/shoulder belts if your child is over
40 lbs.
The shoulder belt should cross the chest, resting
snugly on the center of the shoulder. The lap belt
should rest low and snug across the hips, never up
high across the stomach.
If the booster seat slides on the vehicle seat, placing
a rubberized mesh sold as shelf or carpet liner under
the booster seat may improve this condition.
The importance of shoulder belts
Using a booster without a shoulder belt increases
the risk of a child’s head hitting a hard surface in a
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collision. For this reason, you should never use a
booster seat with a lap belt only. It is best to use a
booster seat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seatthe safest place for children to ride.
Follow all instructions provided by the
manufacturer of the booster seat.
Never put the shoulder belt under a child’s
arm or behind the back because it
eliminates the protection for the upper part of the
body and may increase the risk of injury or death
in a collision.
Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost
a child. They can slide around and increase
the likelihood of injury or death in a collision.
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Child and infant or child safety seats
Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size
and weight of the child. Carefully follow all of the
manufacturer’s instructions with the safety seat you
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put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the
safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a
sudden stop or collision.
When installing a child safety seat:
• Review and follow
the information
presented in the Air
bag supplemental
restraint system
(SRS) section in this
chapter.
• Use the correct
safety belt buckle for that seating position (the
buckle closest to the direction the tongue is
coming from).
• Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until
you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the
tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.
• Keep the buckle release button pointing up and
away from the safety seat, with the tongue
between the child seat and the release button, to
prevent accidental unbuckling.
• Place seat back in upright position.
• Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode.
Refer to Automatic locking mode (passenger
side front and outboard rear seating positions) (if
equipped) section in this chapter.
Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat
having a top tether strap. Install the child safety seat
in a seating position which is capable of providing a
tether anchorage. For more information on top
tether straps, refer to Attaching child safety seats
with tether straps. in this chapter.
Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s
instructions included with the safety seat
you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and
use the safety seat properly, the child may be
injured in a sudden stop or collision.
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Installing child safety seats in combination lap
and shoulder belt seating positions
If you must use a
forward facing child
seat in the front seat
(reminder - children 12
years old and under
should always be
properly restrained in
the rear seat) the
shoulder belt must
be routed through
the belt guide at the
top of the seatback,
refer to Safety
Restraints earlier in
this chapter for routing
through the belt holder.
Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child
seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat
in front of an active air bag. If you must use a
forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
1. Position the child
safety seat in a seat
with a combination lap
and shoulder belt.
Children 12 and under should be properly
restrained in the rear seat whenever
possible.
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2. Pull down on the
shoulder belt and then
grasp the shoulder belt
and lap belt together.
3. While holding the
shoulder and lap belt
portions together, route
the tongue through the
child seat according to
the child seat
manufacturer’s
instructions. Be sure
the belt webbing is not
twisted.
4. Insert the belt
tongue into the proper
buckle (the buckle
closest to the direction
the tongue is coming
from) for that seating
position until you hear
a snap and feel the
latch engage. Make
sure the tongue is
latched securely by
pulling on it.
5. To put the retractor
in the automatic
locking mode, grasp the
shoulder portion of the
belt and pull downward
until all of the belt is
extracted and a click is
heard.
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6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it
retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking
mode.
7. Pull the lap belt
portion across the child
seat toward the buckle
and pull up on the
shoulder belt while
pushing down with
your knee on the child
seat.
8. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any
slack in the belt.
9. Before placing the
child in the seat,
forcibly move the seat
forward and back to
make sure the seat is
securely held in place.
To check this, grab the
seat at the belt path
and attempt to move it
side to side and forward. There should be no more
than one inch of movement for proper installation.
10. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make
sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode
(you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the
retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat
steps two through nine.
Check to make sure the child seat is properly
secured before each use.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps in
addition to the safety belt
Most new forward-facing child safety seats include a
tether strap which goes over the back of the seat
and hooks to an anchoring point. Tether straps are
available as an accessory for many older safety seats.
Contact the manufacturer of your child seat for
information about ordering a tether strap.
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The rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with
built-in tether strap anchors located behind the seats
on the package tray behind the speakers (coupe) or
on the lower backside of the seatback (convertible).
The tether anchors in your vehicle are either located
under a cover marked with the child tether anchor
symbol (shown with title) or are under a flap in the
convertible top boot.
The tether strap anchors in your vehicle are in the
following positions (shown from top view):
Attach the
tether strap
only to the
appropriate tether
anchor as shown.
The tether strap may
not work properly if
attached somewhere
other than the
correct tether
anchor.
1. Position the child safety seat on the seat cushion.
2. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the
back of the seat.
For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route
the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the head restraint posts, otherwise route
the tether strap over the top of the seatback.
3. Locate the correct
anchor for the selected
seating position as
shown previously.
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For Coupe only:
4. Open the tether
anchor covers.
5. Clip the tether strap
to the anchor as
shown.
For Convertible only:
The tether anchors on
the convertible are
located on the lower
backside of the
seatback.
4. Access tether
anchors located behind
the seatback and pull
away vinyl flap to
expose anchors.
5. Clip the tether strap
to the anchor as
shown.
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If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the
child safety seat may not be retained
properly in the event of a collision.
6. Refer to the Installing child safety seats in
combination lap and shoulder belt seating
positions section of this chapter for further
instructions to secure the child safety seat.
7. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly,
the risk of a child being injured in a collision
greatly increases.
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments
(if equipped)
Some child safety seats have two rigid or webbing
mounted attachments that connect to two anchors
at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This type
of child seat eliminates the need to use safety belts
to attach the child seat. For forward-facing child
seats, the tether strap must also be attached to the
proper tether anchor. See Attaching safety seats
with tether straps in this chapter.
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Your vehicle has LATCH anchors for child seat
installation at the seating positions marked with the
child seat symbol.
The center of
the rear seat is
NOT designed as a
seating position. The
LATCH anchors were
not designed to be
used with a child
seat in the center
position and there is
no tether anchor
available at the
center. Putting a
child seat in the
center would also
block access to the
safety restraint
buckles. Use as a
seating position, with
or without a child
restraint, may
increase the risk of
injury or death.
Never attach two LATCH child safety seats
to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor
may not be strong enough to hold two child safety
seat attachments and may break, causing serious
injury or death.
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The lower anchors for
child seat installation
are located at the rear
section of the rear seat
between the cushion
and seat back. The
LATCH anchors are
below the locator
symbols on the seat
back. One pair of
anchors are provided
for each rear designated seating position.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to
properly install a child seat with LATCH
attachments. Two plastic LATCH guides can be
obtained at no charge from any Ford or LincolnMercury Dealer. They snap onto the LATCH lower
anchors in the seat to help attach a child seat with
rigid attachments. The guides hold the seat trim
away to expose the anchor and make it easier to
attach some child seats.
Attach LATCH lower attachments of the
child seat only to the anchors shown.
If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH
attachments, do not tighten the tether strap enough
to lift the child seat off the vehicle seat cushion
when the child is seated in it. Keep the tether strap
just snug without lifting the front of the child seat.
Keeping the child seat just touching the vehicle seat
gives the best protection in a severe crash.
Each time you use the safety seat, check that the
seat is properly attached to the lower anchors and
tether anchor. Try to tilt the child seat from side to
side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see
if the anchors hold the seat in place.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly,
the risk of a child being injured in a crash
greatly increases.
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STARTING
Positions of the ignition
1. ACCESSORY, allows
4
3
the electrical
5
accessories such as the
radio to operate while
2
the engine is not
running.
1
2. LOCK, locks the
steering wheel, automatic transmission gearshift
lever and allows key removal. For vehicle equipped
with a manual transmission, you must depress the
ignition release lever to release the key.
3. OFF, shuts off the engine and all accessories
without locking the steering wheel. This position
also allows the automatic transmission shift lever to
be moved from the P (Park) position without the
brake pedal being depressed.
In the ignition OFF position, the automatic
transmission shift lever can be moved from
the P (Park) position without the brake pedal
depressed. To avoid unwanted vehicle movement,
always set the parking brake.
4. ON, all electrical circuits operational. Warning
lights illuminated. Key position when driving.
5. START, cranks the engine. Release the key as
soon as the engine starts.
Preparing to start your vehicle
Engine starting is controlled by the powertrain
control system. This system meets all Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment standard
requirements regulating the impulse electrical field
strength of radio noise.
When starting a fuel-injected engine, avoid pressing
the accelerator before or during starting. Only use
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the accelerator when you have difficulty starting the
engine. For more information on starting the vehicle,
refer to Starting the engine in this chapter.
Extended idling at high engine speeds can
produce very high temperatures in the
engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of
fire or other damage.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in
dry grass or other dry ground cover. The
emission system heats up the engine compartment
and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage
or in other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes
can be toxic. Always open the garage door before
you start the engine. See Guarding against
exhaust fumes in this chapter for more
instructions.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your
vehicle, have your dealer inspect your
vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell
exhaust fumes.
Important safety precautions
A computer system controls the engine’s idle
revolutions per minute (RPM). When the engine
starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal in
order to warm the engine. If the engine idle speed
does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle
checked. Do not allow the vehicle to idle for more
than 10 minutes at high engine RPM.
Before starting the vehicle:
1. Make sure all vehicle occupants have buckled
their safety belts. For more information on safety
belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating
and safety restraints chapter.
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2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories
are off.
If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission:
• Make sure the
parking brake is set.
• Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park).
If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission:
• Make sure the parking brake is set.
• Push the clutch
pedal to the floor.
3. Turn the key to 4
(ON) without turning
the key to 5 (START).
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Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate or
illuminate briefly. If a light fails to illuminate, have
the vehicle serviced.
• If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the
light
may not illuminate.
Starting the engine
Note: Whenever you start your vehicle, release the
key as soon as the engine starts. Excessive cranking
could damage the starter.
1. Turn the key to 5
(START) without
4
3
pressing the
5
accelerator pedal and
release as soon as the
2
engine starts. The key
will return to 4 (ON).
1
2. If the temperature is
above –12° C (10° F) and the engine does not start
within five seconds on the first try, turn the key to
OFF, wait 10 seconds and try again. If the engine
does not start in two attempts, press the accelerator
all the way to the floor and hold. Turn the key to
the START position.
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3. If the temperature is below -12° C (10° F) and
the engine does not start in 15 seconds on the first
try, turn the key OFF and wait 10 seconds and try
again. If the engine does not start in two attempts,
press the accelerator pedal all the way to floor and
hold. Turn the key to START position.
4. When the engine starts, release the key, then
release the accelerator pedal gradually as the engine
speeds up.
5. After idling for a few seconds, apply the brake,
shift into gear and drive.
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant,
which improves starting, warms up the engine faster
and allows the heater-defroster system to respond
quickly. Use of an engine block heater is strongly
recommended if you live in a region where
temperatures reach -23° C (-10° F) or below.
For best results, plug the heater in at least three
hours before starting the vehicle. Using the heater
for longer than three hours will not harm the engine,
so the heater can be plugged in the night before
starting the vehicle.
To prevent electrical shock, do not use your
heater with ungrounded electrical systems
or two-pronged (cheater) adapters.
Guarding against exhaust fumes
Although odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is
present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid
its dangerous effects.
If you ever smell exhaust fumes of any kind
inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect
and fix your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if
you smell exhaust fumes. These fumes are harmful
and could kill you.
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Have the exhaust and body ventilation systems
checked whenever:
• the vehicle is raised for service.
• the sound of the exhaust system changes.
• the vehicle has been damaged in a collision.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped in
an open area for long periods of time, open the
windows at least 2.5 cm (one inch).
Adjust the heating or air conditioning (if equipped)
to bring in fresh air.
Improve vehicle ventilation by keeping all air inlet
vents clear of snow, leaves and other debris.
BRAKES
Your service brakes are self-adjusting. Refer to the
scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled
maintenance.
Occasional brake noise is normal and often does not
indicate a performance concern with the vehicle’s
brake system. In normal operation, automotive brake
systems may emit occasional or intermittent squeal
or groan noises when the brakes are applied. Such
noises are usually heard during the first few brake
applications in the morning; however, they may be
heard at any time while braking and can be
aggravated by environmental conditions such as
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cold, heat, moisture, road dust, salt or mud. If a
“metal-to-metal,” “continuous grinding” or
“continuous squeal” sound is present while braking,
the brake linings may be worn-out and should be
inspected by a qualified service technician.
If you are driving down a long or steep hill,
shift to a lower gear. Do not apply your
brakes continuously, as they may overheat and
become less effective.
Parking brake
Apply the parking
brake whenever the
vehicle is parked. To
set the parking brake,
apply the brake pedal
and pull the parking
brake handle up as far
as possible.
The BRAKE warning
BRAKE
lamp in the instrument
!
P
cluster illuminates and
remains illuminated
(when the ignition is turned ON) until the parking
brake is released.
Always set the parking brake fully and make
sure that the gearshift is securely latched in
P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First
Gear) (manual transmission).
The parking brake is not recommended to stop a
moving vehicle. However, if the normal brakes fail,
the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle
in an emergency. Since the parking brake applies
only the rear brakes, the vehicle’s stopping distance
will increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle
will be adversely affected.
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To release the parking
brake, the brake handle
may need to be pulled
up slightly to release
pressure before
pushing in the button.
Push the button on the
end of the parking
brake handle and push the handle down as far as
possible. Driving with the parking brake applied will
cause the brakes to wear out quickly and reduce fuel
economy.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
On vehicles equipped with an anti-lock braking
system (ABS), a noise from the hydraulic pump
motor and pulsation in the pedal may be observed
during ABS braking events. Pedal pulsation coupled
with noise while braking under panic conditions or
on loose gravel, bumps, wet or snowy roads is
normal and indicates proper functioning of the
vehicle’s anti-lock brake system. The ABS performs a
self-check after you start the engine and begin to
drive away. A brief mechanical noise may be heard
during this test. This is normal. If a malfunction is
found, the ABS warning light will come on. If the
vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the
steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be
inspected by a qualified service technician.
The ABS operates by
detecting the onset of
wheel lockup during
brake applications and
compensates for this
tendency. The wheels
are prevented from
locking even when the brakes are firmly applied. The
accompanying illustration depicts the advantage of
an ABS equipped vehicle (on bottom) to a non-ABS
equipped vehicle (on top) during hard braking with
loss of front braking traction.
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ABS warning lamp
ABS
The ABS warning lamp in the instrument cluster
momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned
to the ON position. If the light does not illuminate
momentarily at start up, remains on or continues to
flash, the ABS needs to be serviced.
With the ABS light on,
BRAKE
the anti-lock brake
!
P
system is disabled and
normal braking is still
effective unless the brake warning light also remains
illuminated with parking brake released. (If your
brake warning lamp illuminates, have your vehicle
serviced immediately.)
Using ABS
• In an emergency or when maximum efficiency
from the four-wheel ABS is required, apply
continuous force on the brake. The four wheel
ABS will be activated immediately, thus allowing
you to retain full steering control of your vehicle
and, providing there is sufficient space, will
enable you to avoid obstacles and bring the
vehicle to a controlled stop.
• The anti-lock system does not reduce stopping
distance. Always leave enough room between your
vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to stop.
• We recommend that you familiarize yourself with
this braking technique. However, avoid taking any
unnecessary risks.
Hydraulic brake booster system (Hydroboost)
The Hydroboost system receives fluid pressure from
the power steering pump to provide power assist
during braking.
The sound of the pump operating may be heard by
the driver, but this is a normal characteristic of the
system.
For Hydroboost-equipped vehicles operating under
normal conditions, the noise of the fluid flowing
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through the booster may be heard whenever the
brake is applied. This condition is normal. Vehicle
service is not required.
If braking performance or pedal response becomes
very poor, even when the pedal is strongly
depressed, it may indicate the presence of air in the
hydraulic system or leakage of fluid. Stop the vehicle
safely as soon as possible and seek service
immediately.
STEERING
Your vehicle is equipped with power steering. Power
steering uses energy from the engine to decrease
the driver’s effort in steering the vehicle.
To prevent damage to the power steering pump:
• Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme
right or the extreme left for more than a few
seconds when the engine is running.
• Do not operate the vehicle with the power
steering pump fluid level below the MIN mark on
the reservoir.
If the power steering system breaks down (or if the
engine is turned off), you can steer the vehicle
manually, but it takes more effort.
If the steering wanders or pulls, the condition could
be caused by any of the following:
• Underinflated tire(s) on any wheel(s)
• Uneven vehicle loading
• High crown in center of road
• High crosswinds
• Wheels out of alignment
• Loose or worn suspension components
TRACTION CONTROLY
Your vehicle may be equipped with the optional
Traction Controly system. This system helps you
maintain the stability and steerability of your
vehicle. It is especially useful on slippery road
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surfaces. The system operates by detecting and
controlling wheel spin. The system borrows many of
the electronic and mechanical elements already
present in the anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Wheel-speed sensors allow excess rear wheel spin to
be detected by the Traction Controly portion of the
ABS computer. Any excessive wheel spin is
controlled by automatically applying and releasing
the rear brakes in conjunction with engine torque
reductions. Engine torque reduction is realized via
the fully electronic spark and fuel injection systems.
This process is very sensitive to driving conditions
and very fast acting. The rear wheels “search” for
optimum traction several times a second and
adjustments are made accordingly.
The Traction Controly system will allow your
vehicle to make better use of available traction on
slippery surfaces. The system is a driver aid which
makes your vehicle easier to handle primarily on
snow, ice covered and gravel roads.
During Traction
Controly operation,
the traction control
active light will
illuminate, you may hear an electric motor type of
sound coming from the engine compartment and the
engine will not “rev-up” when you push further on
the accelerator. This is normal system behavior.
The Traction Controly
on/off switch, located
below the radio,
illuminates when the
system is OFF. The
Traction Controly system will revert to the ON
position every time the ignition is turned OFF and
ON.
If you should become stuck in snow or ice or on a
very slippery road surface, try switching the Traction
Controly system off. This may allow excess wheel
spin to “dig” the vehicle out and enable a successful
“rocking” maneuver.
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If a system fault is detected the OFF indicator lamp
on the traction control switch will be illuminated and
your vehicle should be serviced.
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
This axle provides added traction on slippery
surfaces, particularly when one wheel is on a poor
traction surface. Under normal conditions, the
Traction-Lok axle functions like a standard rear axle.
Extended use of other than the manufacturer’s
specified size tires on a Traction-Lok rear axle could
result in a permanent reduction in effectiveness.
This loss of effectiveness does not affect normal
driving and should not be noticeable to the driver.
To reduce the risk of injury, never run the
engine with one wheel off the ground, such
as when changing a tire.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
(IF EQUIPPED)
Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock
feature that prevents the gearshift lever from being
moved from P (Park) when the ignition is in the ON
position unless brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P
(Park) with ignition in the ON position and the
brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to
LOCK, then remove the key.
2. Insert the key and turn it to OFF. Apply the
brake pedal and shift to N (Neutral).
In the ignition OFF position, the automatic
transmission shift lever can be moved from
the P (Park) position without the brake pedal
depressed. To avoid unwanted vehicle movement,
always set the parking brake.
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3. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to
move the gearshift lever, it is possible that a fuse
has blown or the vehicle’s brakelamps are not
operating properly. Refer to Fuses and relays in the
Roadside emergencies chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify
that the brakelamps are working.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow it may be
rocked out by shifting from forward and reverse
gears, stopping between shifts, in a steady pattern.
Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at
normal operating temperature or damage to
the transmission may occur.
Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few
minutes or damage to the transmission and
tires may occur or the engine may overheat.
Always set the parking brake fully and make
sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park).
Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove
the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
If the parking brake is fully released, but the
brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the
brakes may not be working properly. See your
dealer or a qualified service technician.
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Driving with an automatic overdrive
transmission with console gearshift and O/D off
switch
Your automatic
overdrive transmission
provides fully
automatic operation in
either D (Overdrive) or
with the O/D OFF
switch depressed.
Driving with the
gearshift lever in D
(Overdrive) gives the
best fuel economy for
normal driving
conditions. For manual control, start in 1 (First) and
then shift manually.
Driving with a 4–speed automatic transmission
(if equipped)
Use the following
procedure to put your
vehicle in gear.
1. Start the engine.
2. Depress and hold
the brake pedal.
3. Push and hold the
thumb button.
4. Move gearshift lever
out of P (Park).
Hold the brake pedal down while you move
the gearshift lever from P (Park) to another
position. If you do not hold the brake pedal down,
your vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure
someone.
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Understanding gearshift positions
P (Park)
Always come to a
complete stop before
shifting into P (Park).
Make sure the gearshift
lever is securely
latched in P (Park).
This position locks the
transmission and
prevents the rear
wheels from turning.
Always set the parking brake fully and make
sure the gearshift lever is latched in P
(Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift lever
in R (Reverse), the
vehicle will move
backward. Always come
to a complete stop
before shifting into and
out of R (Reverse).
N (Neutral)
With the gearshift lever
in N (Neutral), the
vehicle can be started
and is free to roll. Hold
the brake pedal down
while in this gear.
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(Overdrive)
The normal driving
position for the best
fuel economy.
Transmission operates
in gears one through
four.
(Overdrive) can be
deactivated by pressing
the transmission
control switch on the
gearshift lever.
The transmission
control indicator light
(TCIL) will illuminate
on the instrument
cluster.
O/D
OFF
Drive – Not shown on the display. Activate by
pressing the transmission control switch on the
position.
gearshift lever with the gearshift in the
The O/D OFF indicator will illuminate on the
instrument cluster. Transmission operates in gears
(Drive) provides more engine
one through three.
(Overdrive) and is useful when:
braking than
• driving with a heavy load.
• towing a trailer up or down steep hills.
• additional engine braking is desired. If towing a
trailer, refer to Driving while you tow in this
chapter.
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To return to
(Overdrive) mode, press the
transmission control switch. The O/D OFF indicator
will no longer be illuminated.
Each time the vehicle is started, the transmission
will automatically return to normal overdrive mode.
Every time the vehicle is shut off and restarted, you
must press the transmission control switch to cancel
overdrive operation if driving in overdrive is not
desired.
2 (Second)
Use 2 (Second) to
start-up on slippery
roads or to provide
additional engine
braking on downgrades.
Transmission operates
only in Second gear.
1 (First)
Use 1 (Low) to provide
maximum engine
braking on steep
downgrades. Upshifts
can be made by shifting
to 2 (Second) or to
(Overdrive). Selecting
1 (Low) at higher
speeds causes the transmission to shift to a lower
gear, and will shift to 1 (Low) after vehicle
decelerates to the proper speed.
Forced Downshifts
To gain acceleration in
(Overdrive) or Drive
(O/D OFF) when passing another vehicle, push the
accelerator to the floor. The transmission will
downshift to the appropriate gear: third, second or
first gear.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION
(IF EQUIPPED)
Using the clutch
Vehicles equipped with a manual transmission have a
starter interlock that prevents cranking of the
engine unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed.
When starting a vehicle with a manual transmission,
you must:
1. Make sure the
parking brake is fully
1 3 5
set.
2 4 R
2. Depress the clutch
pedal fully.
3. Put the gearshift
lever in neutral.
4. Start the engine and
4
let it idle for a few
3
seconds.
5
5. Depress the brake
2
pedal.
1
6. Release the parking
brake.
7. Move the gearshift
lever to the desired
gear.
8. Release the brake
pedal.
9. Slowly release the
clutch pedal while slowly pressing down on the
accelerator pedal.
• Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal and do not use the clutch to hold your
vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a hill.
These actions will greatly reduce clutch life.
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Recommended shift speeds
Do not downshift into 1 (First) when your
vehicle is moving faster then 24 km/h (15 mph).
This will damage the clutch.
Upshift according to the following chart:
1
2
3
4
-
Upshifts when accelerating
(recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
2
18 km/h (11 mph)
3
31 km/h (19 mph)
4
48 km/h (30 mph)
5
64 km/h (40 mph)
Parking your vehicle
1. Disengage the
clutch, apply brake
and shift into Neutral.
1
3 5
2
4
R
2. Set parking brake.
3. Shift into 1 (First).
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4. Turn the ignition key
to position 3 (OFF).
4
3
5
2
1
Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may
move unexpectedly and injure someone. Use
1 (First) gear and set the parking brake fully.
Reverse
You must be at a complete stop to shift into R
(Reverse). You can shift into R (Reverse) only by
moving the gearshift lever through the neutral plane.
R (Reverse) can not be engaged directly from 5 (5th
gear). This is a feature that protects the
transmission from accidentally shifting into R
(Reverse) when you downshift from 5 (Fifth).
Make sure that your vehicle is at a complete
stop before you shift into R (Reverse). Failure
to do so may damage the transmission.
To shift into R
(Reverse):
1 3 5
1. Bring your vehicle to
2 4 R
a complete stop.
2. Hold the brake pedal
down.
3. Hold the clutch
pedal down.
4. Move the gearshift
lever all the way to the
right and pull it back
into R (Reverse).
5. Release the brake
pedal.
6. Slowly release the clutch pedal.
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Removing key from ignition
• Turn the ignition key
to position 3 (OFF).
• Push the release
lever forward and
rotate the key
towards you and
remove.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Do not drive quickly through standing water,
especially if the depth is unknown. Traction or brake
capability may be limited and if the ignition system
gets wet, your engine may stall. Water may also
enter your engine’s air intake and severely damage
your engine.
If driving through deep or standing water is
unavoidable, proceed very slowly. Never drive
through water that is higher than the bottom of the
hubs (for trucks) or the bottom of the wheel rims
(for cars).
Once through the water, always try the brakes. Wet
brakes do not stop the vehicle as effectively as dry
brakes. Drying can be improved by moving your
vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the
brake pedal.
Driving through deep water where the
transmission vent tube is submerged may allow
water into the transmission and cause internal
transmission damage. Have the fluid checked
and, if water is found, replace the fluid.
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VEHICLE LOADING
Before loading a vehicle, familiarize yourself with the
following terms:
• Base Curb Weight: Weight of the vehicle
including any standard equipment, fluids,
lubricants, etc. It does not include occupants or
aftermarket equipment.
• Payload: Combined maximum allowable weight of
cargo, occupants and optional equipment. The
payload equals the gross vehicle weight rating
minus base curb weight.
• GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight): Base curb weight
plus payload weight. The GVW is not a limit or a
specification.
• GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating):
Maximum permissible total weight of the base
vehicle, occupants, optional equipment and cargo.
The GVWR is specific to each vehicle and is listed
on the Safety Certification Label on the driver’s
door pillar.
• GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating): Carrying
capacity for each axle system. The GAWR is
specific to each vehicle and is listed on the Safety
Certification Label on the driver’s door pillar.
• GCW (Gross Combined Weight): The
combined weight of the towing vehicle (including
occupants and cargo) and the loaded trailer.
• GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating):
Maximum permissible combined weight of towing
vehicle (including occupants and cargo) and the
loaded trailer
• Maximum Trailer Weight Rating: Maximum
weight of a trailer the vehicle is permitted to tow.
The maximum trailer weight rating is determined
by subtracting the vehicle curb weight for each
engine/transmission combination, any required
option weight for trailer towing and the weight of
the driver from the GCWR for the towing vehicle.
• Maximum Trailer Weight: Maximum weight of a
trailer the loaded vehicle (including occupants
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and cargo) is permitted to tow. It is determined
by subtracting the weight of the loaded trailer
towing vehicle from the GCWR for the towing
vehicle.
• Trailer Weight Range: Specified weight range
that the trailer must fall within that ranges from
zero to the maximum trailer weight rating.
Remember to figure in the tongue load of your
loaded trailer when figuring the total weight.
Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR
specified on the certification label.
Do not use replacement tires with lower load
carrying capacities than the originals because they
may lower the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR
limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit
than the originals do not increase the GVWR and
GAWR limitations.
The Safety Certification Label, found on the driver’s
door pillar, lists several important vehicle weight
rating limitations. Before adding any additional
equipment, refer to these limitations. If you are
adding weight to the front of your vehicle,
(potentially including weight added to the cab), the
weight added should not exceed the front axle
reserve capacity (FARC). Additional frontal weight
may be added to the front axle reserve capacity
provided you limit your payload in other ways (i.e.
restrict the number of occupants or amount of cargo
carried).
Always ensure that the weight of occupants, cargo
and equipment being carried is within the weight
limitations that have been established for your
vehicle including both gross vehicle weight and front
and rear gross axle weight rating limits. Under no
circumstance should these limitations be exceeded.
Exceeding any vehicle weight rating
limitation could result in serious damage to
the vehicle and/or personal injury.
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TRAILER TOWING
Your vehicle is not equipped to tow. No towing
packages are available through Ford or
Lincoln/Mercury dealers.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
(ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
Follow these guidelines for your specific powertrain
combination to tow your vehicle with all four wheels
on the ground (such as behind a recreational
vehicle).
These guidelines are designed to ensure that your
transmission is not damaged due to insufficient
lubrication.
All Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles:
This applies to all cars and 4x2 trucks/sport utilities
with rear wheel drive capability.
An example of recreational towing is towing your
vehicle behind a motorhome. The following
recreational towing guidelines are designed to
ensure that your transmission is not damaged.
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral)
• Maximum speed is 56 km/h (35 mph)
• Maximum distance is 80 km (50 miles)
If a distance of 80 km (50 miles) or a speed of 56
km/h (35 mph) must be exceeded, you must
disconnect the driveshaft. Ford recommends the
driveshaft be removed/installed only by a qualified
technician. See your local dealer for driveshaft
removal/installation.
Improper removal/installation of the driveshaft
can cause transmission fluid loss, damage to
the driveshaft and internal transmission
components.
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GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
To fully assist you should you have a vehicle
concern, Ford Motor Company offers a
complimentary roadside assistance program. This
program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. The service is available:
• 24–hours, seven days a week
• for the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period of
three years or 60,000 km (36,000 miles),
whichever occurs first on Ford and Mercury
vehicles, and four years or 80,000 km (50,000
miles) on Lincoln vehicles.
Roadside assistance will cover:
• changing a flat tire
• jump-starts
• lock-out assistance
• limited fuel delivery
• towing of your disabled vehicle to the nearest
Ford Motor Company dealership, or your selling
dealer if within 56.3 km (35 miles) of the nearest
Ford Motor Company dealership (one tow per
disablement). Even non-warranty related tows,
like accidents or getting stuck in the mud or
snow, are covered (some exclusions apply, such as
impound towing or repossession).
Canadian customers refer to your Owner
Information Guide for information on:
• Coverage period
• Exact fuel amounts
• Towing of your disabled vehicle
• Emergency travel expense reimbursement
• Travel planning benefits
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Complete the roadside assistance identification card
and place it in your wallet for quick reference. In the
United States, this card is found in the Owner Guide
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portfolio in the glove compartment in Ford vehicles
and is mailed to you if you own a Mercury or
Lincoln. In Canada, the card is found in the Owner
Information Guide in the glove compartment.
U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicle customers who require
roadside assistance, call 1–800–241–3673; Lincoln
vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
Canadian customers who require roadside assistance,
call 1–800–665–2006.
If you need to arrange roadside assistance for
yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a
reasonable amount. To obtain reimbursement
information, U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicles
customers call 1-800-241-3673; Lincoln vehicle
customers call 1–800–521–4140.
Canadian customers who need to obtain
reimbursement information, call 1–800–665–2006.
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC
WARRANTY
In the United States, you may purchase additional
roadside assistance coverage beyond this period
through the Ford Auto Club by contacting your Ford
or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
Similarly in Canada, for uninterrupted Roadside
Assistance coverage, you may purchase extended
coverage prior to your Basic Warranty’s Roadside
Assistance expiring. For more information and
enrollment, contact 1–877–294–2582 or visit our
website at www.ford.ca.
HAZARD FLASHER
Use only in an emergency to warn traffic of vehicle
breakdown, approaching danger, etc. The hazard
flashers can be operated when the ignition is off.
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• The hazard lights
control is located on
top of the steering
column.
• Depress hazard
lights control to
activate all hazard
flashers
simultaneously.
• Depress control again to turn the flashers off.
FUEL
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH RESET
The fuel pump shut-off switch is a device intended
to stop the electric fuel pump when your vehicle has
been involved in a substantial jolt.
After a collision, if the engine cranks but does not
start, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been
activated.
The fuel pump shut-off
switch is located on the
left side of the trunk
between the left rear
tail light and the trunk
liner, and to the left of
the hole in the trunk
liner. If you are unable
to access the switch
through the hole, loosen the trunk liner near the
switch by removing the cargo net hook and pulling
the liner forward to expose the switch.
Use the following procedure to reset the fuel pump
shut-off switch.
1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
2. Check the fuel system for leaks.
3. If no fuel leak is apparent, reset the fuel pump
shut-off switch by pushing in on the reset button.
4. Turn the ignition to the ON position. Pause for a
few seconds and return the key to the OFF position.
5. Make a further check for leaks in the fuel system.
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FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical
components in the
vehicle are not
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working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown
fuses are identified by a broken wire within the fuse.
Check the appropriate fuses before replacing any
electrical components.
Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the
specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher
amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and
could start a fire.
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
2A
3A
4A
5A
7.5A
10A
15A
20A
25A
30A
40A
50A
60A
70A
80A
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yellow
—
Green
Orange
Red
Blue
Tan
Natural
Cartridge
Fuse
maxi
link
fuses
cartridge
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Blue
—
Pink
Green
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Blue
—
Pink
Green
Red
Yellow
Brown
Black
Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located below and to the left of
the steering wheel by the brake pedal. Remove the
panel cover to access the fuses.
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1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
OWNERS
MANUAL
FOR
FUSE
INFO
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
44
43
6
SEE
42
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided
on the fuse panel cover.
The fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp
Location
Rating
1
20A
2
20A
3
—
4
10A
5
15A
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
20A
15A
20A
30A
10A
15A
—
15A
—
15A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Cigar lighter
Engine controls
Not used
Right-hand low beam headlamp
Instrument cluster, Traction
control switch
Starter motor relay
GEM, Interior lamps
Engine controls
Mach 460 subwoofers
Left—hand low beam headlamp
Back-up lamps
Not used
Electronic flasher
Not used
Power lumbar
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Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Passenger Compartment Fuse
Location
Rating
Panel Description
16
—
Not used
17
15A
Speed control servo, Shift lock
actuator
18
15A
Electronic flasher
19
15A
Power mirror switch, GEM,
Anti-theft relay, Power door
locks, Door ajar switches
20
15A
Convertible top switch
21
5A
Instrument cluster and engine
control memory
22
—
Not used
23
15A
A/C clutch, Defogger switch
24
30A
Climate control blower motor
25
25A
Luggage compartment lid release
26
30A
Wiper/Washer motor, Wiper
relays
27
20A
Radio
28
15A
GEM, Overdrive cancel switch
29
15A
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
module
30
15A
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
module
31
10A
Data link connector
32
15A
Radio, GEM
33
15A
Stop lamp switch, Speed control
deactivation switch
34
20A
Instrument Cluster, CCRM, Data
link connector, Securilock
transceiver module
35
15A
Shift lock actuator, Powertrain
Control Module (PCM), Speed
control servo, ABS module
36
15A
Air bag control module
37
5A
Adjustable illumination
38
20A
High beams
39
5A
GEM
40
—
Not used
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Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp
Location
Rating
41
15A
42
—
43
20A CB
44
—
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Brake lamp
Not used
Power windows
Not used
Power distribution box
The power distribution box is located in the engine
compartment. The power distribution box contains
high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main
electrical systems from overloads.
Always disconnect the battery before
servicing high current fuses.
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MINI
13
MINI
15 16
MINI MINI
17 18
MINI MINI
21
22
MINI MINI
19
20
MINI MINI
25
MAXI
23
24
MINI MINI
26
MAXI
27
MAXI
28
CB
12
MAXI
11
MAXI
10
MAXI
9
MAXI
8
MAXI
7
MAXI
6
MAXI
5
MAXI
4
MAXI
3
MAXI
2
MAXI
1
MAXI
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DIODE
Always replace the cover to the power
distribution box before reconnecting the
battery or refilling fluid reservoirs
If the battery has been disconnected and
reconnected, refer to the Battery section of the
Maintenance and specifications chapter.
1
RELAY
2
RELAY
3
RELAY
4
RELAY
CONSULTER LA GUIDE
5
RELAY
SEE OWNERS MANUAL
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The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
Relay 1
Relay 2
Relay 3
Relay 4
Relay 5
1
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2
3
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
—
—
—
—
50A** (4.6L),
30A CB
(3.8L)
30A**
40A**
4
5
6
40A**
40A**
40A**
7
30A**
8
50A**
9
10
11
12
20A**
30A**
30A**
40A**
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
30A*
20A*
30A*
20A*
20A*
30A*
10A*
20
21
20A*
—
Power Distribution Box
Description
Fog lamp interrupt
Interval wiper
Wiper HI/LO
Starter
Fog lamps
Electric cooling fan motor
Headlamps
Starter motor relay, Ignition
switch
Ignition switch
Ignition switch
Instrument cluster,
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM)
Secondary air injection
(3.8L only)
Anti-lock Brake Sytsem
(ABS) module
Auxiliary power point
Parklamps
Rear window defrost control
Power windows, Power
locks
MACH 1000 left amplifiers
Fuel pump
MACH 1000 right amplifiers
Horn
ABS
Power seats
Intercooler pump (Cobra
only)
Alternator
Not used
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Fuse/Relay
Location
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
—
20A*
—
30A**
20A**
Power Distribution Box
Description
Not used
Not used
A/C pressure
Not used
PCM
Daytime Running Lamps
(DRL) module, Foglamp
relay
25A CB
Convertible top
Diode
Convertible top circuit
breaker
* Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses
CHANGING THE TIRES
If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the
brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your
speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly
move to a safe place on the side of the road.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and
may compromise the integrity of your tires. The use
of tire sealants may also affect your tire pressure
monitoring system (if equipped).
Temporary spare tire information
Your vehicle may have a temporary spare tire. The
temporary spare tire for your vehicle is labeled as
such. It is smaller than a regular tire and is designed
for emergency use only. Replace this tire with a
full-size tire as soon as possible.
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If you use the temporary spare tire
continuously or do not follow these
precautions, the tire could fail, causing you to lose
control of the vehicle, possibly injuring yourself or
others.
When driving with the temporary spare tire do not:
• use more than one temporary spare tire at a time
• exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) or drive further than 3
200 km (2 000 miles) total under any
circumstances
• load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load
rating listed on the tire pressure label on the
inside of the glove compartment door
• tow a trailer
• use tire chains
• drive through an automatic car wash, because of
the vehicle’s reduced ground clearance
• try to repair the temporary spare tire or remove it
from its wheel
• use the wheel for any other type of vehicle
Use of a temporary spare tire at any one wheel
location can lead to impairment of the following:
• handling, stability and braking performance
• comfort and noise
• ground clearance and parking at curbs
• Winter driving capability
Tire change procedure
To prevent the vehicle from moving when
you change a tire, be sure the parking brake
is set, then block (in both directions) the wheel
that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of
the vehicle) to the tire being changed.
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If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or
someone else could be seriously injured.
1. Park on a level
surface, activate hazard
flashers and set
parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever
in P (Park) or R (manual transmission), turn engine
OFF, and block the diagonally opposite wheel.
3. Remove the spare
tire, jack and lug
wrench.
4. Remove the center
ornament (if equipped)
from the wheel. Loosen
each wheel lug nut
one-half turn
counterclockwise but
do not remove them
until the wheel is
raised off the ground.
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5. Put the jack in the
jack notch next to the
tire you are changing.
Turn the jack handle
clockwise until the
wheel is completely off
the ground.
Never use the rear
differential as a
jacking point.
To lessen the
risk of personal
injury, do not put any
part of your body
under the vehicle
while changing a tire.
Do not start the
engine when your
vehicle is on the jack.
The jack is only
meant for changing
the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
7. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making
sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall lug
nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not
fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been
lowered.
If you are using the temporary tire, the lug nut
washers will not appear to be flush with the rim.
This is normal only when using the temporary spare
tire.
8. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle
counterclockwise.
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9. Remove the jack and
fully tighten the lug
nuts in the order
3
4
shown.
10. Put flat tire, wheel
ornament (if
5
2
equipped), jack and lug
wrench away. Make
sure jack is fastened so it does not rattle when you
drive.
11. Unblock the wheels.
Anti-theft lug nuts (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, one of
the lug nuts on each wheel must be removed and
replaced with a special key. The key and registration
card are attached to the lug wrench and stored with
the spare tire. If you lose the key, send the
registration card to the manufacturer (not the
dealer) to get a replacement key. If the lug
wrench/lug nut key assembly is lost, see your
nearest Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer who has
access to the master set of keys. Do not use an
impact wrench with the anti-theft key.
To remove the
anti-theft lug nut:
1. Insert the key over
the locking lug nut.
Make sure you hold the key square to the lug nut. If
you hold the key at an angle, you could damage the
key and the lug nut.
2. Place the lug nut wrench over the lug nut key and
apply pressure on the key with the wrench.
3. Turn the wrench in a counterclockwise direction
to remove the lug nut.
To install the anti-theft lug nut:
1. Insert the key over the locking lug nut.
2. Place the lug nut wrench over the lug nut key and
apply pressure on the key with the wrench.
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3. Install the lug nut by turning the wrench
clockwise.
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The gases around the battery can explode if
exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes.
An explosion could result in injury or vehicle
damage.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can
burn skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your vehicle.
Automatic transmissions do not have
push-start capability; also, the catalytic
converter may become damaged.
Preparing your vehicle
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is
installed, the transmission must relearn its shift
strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm
and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered
normal and will not affect function or durability of
the transmission. Over time, the adaptive learning
process will fully update transmission operation.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your
vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled
vehicle as this could damage the vehicle’s electrical
system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the
disabled vehicle making sure the two vehicles do
not touch. Set the parking brake on both vehicles
and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other
moving parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any
excessive corrosion before you attach the battery
cables. Ensure the vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect
any electrical surges. Turn all other accessories off.
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Connecting the jumper cables
+
+
–
–
1. Connect the positive (+) booster cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used
to designate the assisting (boosting) battery.
+
+
–
–
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to
the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery.
+
+
–
–
3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-)
terminal of the assisting battery.
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+
+
–
–
4. Make the final connection of the negative (-)
cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled
vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the
carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel
lines, engine rocker covers or the intake manifold as
grounding points.
Do not connect the end of the second cable
to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to
be jumped. A spark may cause an explosion of the
gases that surround the battery.
5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades,
belts, moving parts of both engines, or any fuel
delivery system parts.
Jump starting
1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run
the engine at moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run
both engines for an additional three minutes before
disconnecting the jumper cables.
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Removing the jumper cables
+
–
–
+
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order
that they were connected.
1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal
surface.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used
to designate the assisting (boosting) battery.
+
+
–
–
2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-)
connection of the booster vehicle’s battery.
+
+
–
–
3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+)
terminal of the booster vehicle’s battery.
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+
+
–
–
4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+)
terminal of the disabled vehicle’s battery.
After the disabled vehicle has been started and the
jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several
minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle
conditions.
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WRECKER TOWING
If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a
professional towing service or, if you are a member,
your roadside assistance center.
It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a
wheel lift or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a
slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a
slingbelt towing procedure.
If your vehicle is to be towed from the rear using
wheel lift equipment, the front wheels must be
placed on a dolly to prevent damage to the front
fascia (bumper).
If the vehicle is towed by other means or
incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur.
Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for
all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow
truck operator refer to this manual for proper
hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle.
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GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
At home
Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada have
authorized dealerships to service your vehicle. It is
preferred that you return to the authorized dealer
where your vehicle was purchased when warranty
repairs are needed. However, you may also take your
vehicle to another Ford Motor Company or Ford of
Canada dealership authorized for warranty repairs.
Certain warranty repairs require special training
though, so not all dealers are authorized to perform
all warranty repairs. That means that depending on
the warranty repair needed, the vehicle may need to
be taken to another dealer. If a particular dealership
cannot assist you, then contact the Customer
Relationship Center.
If you have questions or concerns, or are unsatisfied
with the service you are receiving, follow these
steps:
1. Contact your Sales Representative or Service
Advisor at your selling/servicing dealership.
2. If your inquiry or concern remains unresolved,
contact the Sales Manager or Service Manager at the
dealership.
3. If the inquiry or concern cannot be resolved at
the dealership level, please contact the Ford
Customer Relationship Center.
Away from home
If you own a Ford or Mercury vehicle and are away
from home when your vehicle needs service, or if
you need more help than the dealership could
provide, after following the steps described above,
contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center to
find an authorized dealership to help you.
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In the United States:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
1-800-392-3673 (FORD)
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.ford.com
In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
www.ford.ca
If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from
home when your vehicle needs service, or if you
need more help than the dealership could provide,
after following the steps described above, contact
the Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an
authorized dealership to help you.
In the United States:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
1-800-521-4140
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.ford.com
In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
www.ford.ca
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In order to help you service your Ford or Lincoln
Mercury vehicle, please have the following
information available when contacting a Customer
Relationship Center:
• Your telephone number (home and business)
• The name of the dealer and the city where the
dealership is located
• The year and make of your vehicle
• The date of vehicle purchase
• The current odometer reading
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
If you still have a complaint involving a warranty
dispute, you may wish to contact the Dispute
Settlement Board (U.S.).
In some states (in the U.S.) you must directly notify
Ford in writing before pursuing remedies under your
state’s warranty laws. Ford is also allowed a final
repair attempt in some states.
In the United States, a warranty dispute must be
submitted to the Dispute Settlement Board before
taking action under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty
Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before
pursuing replacement or repurchase remedies
provided by certain state laws. This dispute handling
procedure is not required prior to enforcing state
created rights or other rights which are independent
of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or state
replacement or repurchase laws.
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
You can get more protection for your new car or
light truck by purchasing Ford Extended Service
Plan (Ford ESP) coverage. Ford ESP is an optional
service contract which is backed by Ford Motor
Company or Ford Motor Service Company (in the
U.S.) and Ford of Canada (in Canada). It provides
the following:
• Benefits during the warranty period depending on
the plan you purchase (such as: reimbursement
for rentals; coverage for certain maintenance and
wear items).
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• Protection against covered repair costs after your
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty expires.
You may purchase Ford ESP from any participating
Ford and Lincoln Mercury and Ford of Canada
dealer. There are several plans available in various
time, distance and deductible combinations which
can be tailored to fit your own driving needs. Ford
ESP also offers reimbursement benefits for towing
and rental coverage.
When you buy Ford ESP, you receive Peace-of-Mind
protection throughout the United States and Canada,
provided by a network of more than 5,000
participating Ford or Lincoln Mercury and Ford of
Canada dealers.
If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended
Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle,
you may still be eligible. Please contact your dealer
for further information. Since this information is
subject to change, please ask your dealer for
complete details about Ford Extended Service Plan
coverage options, or visit the Ford ESP website at
www.ford-esp.com.
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD
(U.S. ONLY)
The Dispute Settlement Board is:
• an independent, third-party arbitration program
for warranty disputes.
• available free to owners and lessees of qualifying
Ford Motor Company vehicles.
The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in
all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to
change eligibility limitations, modify procedures
and/or to discontinue this service without notice and
without incurring obligations per applicable state law.
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
Unresolved warranty repair concerns or vehicle
performance concerns as on Ford and Lincoln
Mercury cars and Ford and Lincoln Mercury light
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trucks which are within the terms of any applicable
written new vehicle warranty are eligible for review,
except those involving:
• a non-Ford product
• a non-Ford dealership
• sales disputes between customer and dealer
except those associated with warranty repairs or
concerns with the vehicle’s performance as
designed
• a request for reimbursement of consequential
expenses unless a service or product concern is
being reviewed
• items not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty (including maintenance and wear items)
• alleged personal injury/property damage claims
• cases currently in litigation
• vehicles not used primarily for family, personal or
household purposes (except in states where the
Dispute Settlement Board is required to review
commercial vehicles)
• vehicles with non-U.S. warranties
Concerns are ineligible for review if the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty has expired at receipt of your
application and, in certain states eligibility is
dependent upon the customer’s possession of the
vehicle.
Eligibility may differ according to state law. For
example, see the unique brochures for California,
West Virginia, Georgia and Wisconsin
purchasers/lessees.
Board membership
The Board consists of:
• Three consumer representatives
• A Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership
representative
Consumer candidates for Board membership are
recruited and trained by an independent consulting
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firm. The dealership Board member is chosen from
Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealership management,
recognized for their business leadership qualities.
What the Board needs
To have your case reviewed you must complete the
application in the DSB brochure and mail it to the
address provided on the application form. Some
states will require you to use certified mail, with
return receipt requested.
Your application is reviewed and, if it is determined
to be eligible, you will receive an acknowledgment
indicating:
• The file number assigned to your application.
• The toll-free phone number of the DSB’s
independent administrator.
Your dealership and a Ford Motor Company
representative will then be asked to submit
statements.
To properly review your case, the Board needs the
following information:
• Legible copies of all documents and maintenance
or repair orders relevant to the case.
• The year, make, model, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) listed on your vehicle ownership
license.
• The date of repair(s) and mileage at the time of
occurrence(s).
• The current mileage.
• The name of the dealer(s) who sold or serviced
the vehicle.
• A brief description of your unresolved concern.
• A brief summary of the action taken by the
dealer(s) and Ford Motor Company.
• The names (if known) of all the people you
contacted at the dealership(s).
• A description of the action you expect to resolve
your concern.
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You will receive a letter of explanation if your
application does not qualify for Board review.
Oral presentations
If you would like to make an oral presentation,
indicate YES to question 6 on the application. While
it is your right to make an oral presentation before
the Board, this is not a requirement and the Board
will decide the case whether or not an oral
presentation is made. An oral presentation may be
requested by the Board as well.
Making a decision
Board members review all available information
related to each complaint, including oral
presentations, and arrive at a fair and impartial
decision. Board review may be terminated at any
time by either party.
Every effort is made to decide the case within 40
days of the date that all requested information is
received by the Board. Since the Board generally
meets once a month, it may take longer for the
Board to consider some cases.
After a case is reviewed, the Board mails you a
decision letter and a form on which to accept or
reject the Board’s decision. The decisions of the
Board are binding on Ford (and, in some cases, on
the dealer) but not on consumers who are free to
pursue other remedies available to them under state
or federal law.
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
For a brochure/application, speak to your dealer or
write/call to the Board at the following
address/phone number:
Dispute Settlement Board
P.O. Box 5120
Southfield, MI 48086–5120
1–800–428–3718
You may also contact the North American Customer
Relationship Center at 1-800-392-3673 (Ford), TDD
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for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952 or by
writing to the Center at the following address:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION
PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
In those cases where you continue to feel that the
efforts by Ford and the dealer to resolve a
factory-related vehicle service concern have been
unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an
impartial third party mediation/arbitration program
administered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle
Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
The CAMVAP program is a straight-forward and
relatively speedy alternative to resolve a
disagreement when all other efforts to produce a
settlement have failed. This procedure is without
cost to you and is designed to eliminate the need for
lengthy and expensive legal proceedings.
In the CAMVAP program, impartial third-party
arbitrators conduct hearings at mutually convenient
times and places in an informal environment. These
impartial arbitrators review the positions of the
parties, make decisions and, when appropriate,
render awards to resolve disputes. CAMVAP
decisions are fast, fair, and final; the arbitrator’s
award is binding both to you and Ford of Canada.
CAMVAP services are available in all territories and
provinces. For more information, without charge or
obligation, call your CAMVAP Provincial
Administrator directly at 1-800-207-0685.
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND
CANADA
Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country,
contact the appropriate foreign embassy or
consulate. These officials can inform you of local
vehicle registration regulations and where to find
unleaded fuel.
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If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel
with an anti-knock index lower than is
recommended for your vehicle, contact a district or
owner relations/customer relationship office.
The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without
proper conversion may damage the effectiveness of
your emission control system and may cause engine
knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor
Company/Ford of Canada is not responsible for any
damage caused by use of improper fuel.
In the United States, using leaded fuel may also
result in difficulty importing your vehicle back into
the U.S.
If your vehicle must be serviced while you are
traveling or living in Central or South America, the
Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the nearest
Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you,
write or call:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
WORLDWIDE DIRECT MARKET OPERATIONS
1555 Fairlane Drive
Fairlane Business Park #3
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
U.S.A.
Telephone: (313) 594-4857
FAX: (313) 390-0804
If you are in another foreign country, contact the
nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership employees
cannot help you, they can direct you to the nearest
Ford affiliate office.
If you buy your vehicle in North America and then
relocate outside of the U.S. or Canada, register your
vehicle identification number (VIN) and new address
with Ford Motor Company Worldwide Direct Market
Operations.
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S
LITERATURE
To order the publications in this portfolio, contact
Helm, Incorporated at:
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HELM, INCORPORATED
P.O. Box 07150
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Or call:
For a free publication catalog, order toll free:
1-800-782-4356
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST
Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their
website: www.helminc.com.
(Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit
card, check or money order.)
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your
dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of
Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box
1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3.
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
California Civil Code Section 1793.2(d) requires that,
if a manufacturer or its representative is unable to
repair a motor vehicle to conform to the vehicle’s
applicable express warranty after a reasonable
number of attempts, the manufacturer shall be
required to either replace the vehicle with one
substantially identical or repurchase the vehicle and
reimburse the buyer in an amount equal to the
actual price paid or payable by the consumer (less a
reasonable allowance for consumer use). The
consumer has the right to choose whether to receive
a refund or replacement vehicle.
California Civil Code Section 1793.22(b) presumes
that the manufacturer has had a reasonable number
of attempts to conform the vehicle to its applicable
express warranties if, within the first 18 months of
ownership of a new vehicle or the first 29,000 km
(18,000 miles), whichever occurs first:
1. Two or more repair attempts are made on the
same nonconformity likely to cause death or serious
bodily injury OR
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2. Four or more repair attempts are made on the
same nonconformity (a defect or condition that
substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the
vehicle) OR
3. The vehicle is out of service for repair of
nonconformities for a total of more than 30 calendar
days (not necessarily all at one time)
In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also
notify the manufacturer of the need for the repair of
the nonconformity at the following address:
Ford Motor Company
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
Mail Drop 3NE-B
Dearborn, MI 48126
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
If you believe that your
vehicle has a defect
which could cause a
crash or could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying Ford Motor Company.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open
an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect
exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems between
you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–800–424–9393 (or
366–0123 in the Washington D.C. area) or write to:
NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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WASHING THE EXTERIOR
Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm
water and a neutral Ph shampoo, such as Detail
Wash (ZC-3–A), which is available from your dealer.
• Never use strong household detergents or soap,
such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These
products can discolor and spot painted surfaces.
• Never wash a vehicle that is “hot to the touch” or
during exposure to strong, direct sunlight.
• Always use a clean sponge or carwash mitt with
plenty of water for best results.
• Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth
towel in order to eliminate water spotting.
• It is especially important to wash the vehicle
regularly during the winter months, as dirt and
road salt are difficult to remove and cause
damage to the vehicle.
• Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel
fuel, bird droppings and insect deposits because
they can cause damage to the vehicle’s paintwork
and trim over time.
• Remove any exterior accessories, such as
antennas, before entering a car wash.
• Suntan lotions and insect repellents can
damage any painted surface; if these
substances come in contact with your
vehicle, wash off as soon as possible.
WAXING
Applying a polymer paint sealant to your vehicle
every six months will assist in reducing minor
scratches and paint damage.
• Wash the vehicle first.
• Do not use waxes that contain abrasives.
• Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with
any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such
as grained door handles, roof racks, bumpers, side
moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl
area. The paint sealant will “gray” or stain the
parts over time.
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PAINT CHIPS
Your dealer has touch-up paint and sprays to match
your vehicle’s color. Take your color code (printed
on a sticker in the driver’s door jam) to your dealer
to ensure you get the correct color.
• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap,
insect deposits, tar spots, road salt and industrial
fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the
products.
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND COVERS
Aluminum wheel rims or covers are coated with a
clearcoat paint finish. In order to maintain their
shine:
• Clean with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner
(ZC-37–A), which is available from your dealer.
• Never apply any cleaning chemical to hot or warm
wheel rims or covers.
• Some automatic car washes may cause damage to
the finish on your wheel rims or covers.
Chemical-strength cleaners, or cleaning chemicals,
in combination with brush agitation to remove
brake dust and dirt, could wear away the
clearcoat finish over time.
• Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high
caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or
strong household detergent.
• To remove tar and grease, use Ford Extra
Strength Tar and Road Oil Removal
(B7A-19520–AA), available from your dealer.
ENGINE
Engines are more efficient when they are clean
because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine
warmer than normal. When washing:
• Take care when using a power washer to clean
the engine. The high-pressure fluid could
penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage.
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• Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to
avoid cracking the engine block or other engine
components.
• Spray Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser
(ZC-20) on all parts that require cleaning and
pressure rinse clean.
• Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water
damage when cleaning the engine.
• 3.8L OHV V6 engine
• 4.6L SOHC V8 engine
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is
running; water in the running engine may cause
internal damage.
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PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts.
These products are available from your dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Detail Wash (ZC-3–A).
• If tar or grease spots are present, use Ford Extra
Strength Tar and Road Oil Removal
(B7A-19520–AA).
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
The windshield, rear window and wiper blades
should be cleaned regularly. If the wiper does not
wipe properly, substances on the windshield, rear
window or the wiper blades may be the cause. These
may include hot wax treatments used by commercial
car washes, tree sap, or other organic contamination.
To clean these items, please follow these tips:
• The windshield or rear window may be cleaned
with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Motorcraft
Ultra Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23), available
from your dealer.
• Do not use abrasives, as they may cause
scratches.
• Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to
clean any parts.
• Wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl
(rubbing) alcohol or windshield washer solution.
Be sure to replace wiper blades when they appear
worn or do not function properly.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
Clean the instrument panel with a damp cloth, then
dry with a dry cloth.
• Avoid cleaners or polish that increase the gloss of
the upper portion of the instrument panel. The
dull finish in this area helps protect the driver
from undesirable windshield reflection.
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Do not use chemical solvents or strong
detergents when cleaning the steering wheel
or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the
air bag system.
• Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if
you have been in contact with certain products
such as insect repellent and suntan lotion in order
to avoid possible damage to the painted surfaces.
INTERIOR
For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats
equipped with side air bags:
• Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum
cleaner.
• Remove light stains and soil with Ford Extra
Strength Upholstery Cleaner (E8AZ-19523–AA).
• If grease or tar is present on the material,
spot-clean the area first with Motorcraft Spot and
Stain Remover (ZC-14).
• Never saturate the seat covers with cleaning
solution.
• Do not use household cleaning products or glass
cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric
and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat
materials.
Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye
on the vehicle’s safety belts, as these actions
may weaken the belt webbing.
Do not use chemical solvents or strong
detergents when cleaning the seat where the
side air bag is mounted. Such products may
contaminate the side air bag system and affect
performance of the side air bag in a collision. The
air bag may not function correctly and not provide
any injury reduction benefits.
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LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
Your leather seating surfaces have a clear, protective
coating over the leather.
• To clean, use a soft cloth with Motorcraft Deluxe
Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-11–A). Dry the
area with a soft cloth.
• To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the
Motorcraft Deluxe Leather Care Kit (ZC-11–D),
available from your authorized dealer.
• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol
solutions, solvents or cleaners intended for
rubber, vinyl and plastics, or oil/petroleum-based
leather conditioners. These products may cause
premature wearing of the clear, protective
coating.
CONVERTIBLE TOP AND PADDED MOLDING
Wash with Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13), which is
available from your dealer.
• Do not use stiff bristle brushes or abrasive
materials or cleaners.
• Hot waxes applied by commercial car washes can
affect the cleanability of vinyl material.
• Using high water pressure or wand-type car
washes against the convertible top and windows
may cause water leaks and possible seal damage.
UNDERBODY
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle
frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free
from packed dirt.
FORD, LINCOLN AND MERCURY CAR CARE
PRODUCTS
Your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealer has many
quality products available to clean your vehicle and
protect its finishes. These quality products have
been specifically engineered to fulfill your
automotive needs; they are custom designed to
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complement the style and appearance of your
vehicle. Each product is made from high quality
materials that meet or exceed rigid specifications.
For best results, use the following products or
products of equivalent quality:
Motorcraft Custom Clearcoat Polish (ZC–8–A)
Ford Custom Vinyl Protectant* (not available in
Canada) (F2AZ—19530–A)
Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93)
Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only)
(CXC-94)
Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (not
available in Canada) (ZC-11–A)
Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover*
(not available in Canada) (B7A-19520–AA)
Ford Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not
available in Canada) (E8AZ-19523–AA)
Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15)
Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A)
Motorcraft Dash and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-38–A)
Motorcraft Car Care Kit (ZC-26)
Ford Premium Car Wash Concentrate
(F2SZ-19523–WC)
Motorcraft Carlite Glass Cleaner (Canada only)
(CXC-100)
Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14)
Motorcraft Tire Detailer (ZC-28)
Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13)
Motorcraft Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (not
available in Canada) (ZC-23)
Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20)
* May be sold with the Motorcraft name
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SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
To help you service your vehicle:
• We highlight do-it-yourself items in the engine
compartment for easy location.
• We provide a scheduled maintenance guide which
makes tracking routine service easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your
dealership can provide the necessary parts and
service. Check your Warranty Guide/Owner
Information Guide to find out which parts and
services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and
service parts conforming to specifications. Motorcraft
parts are designed and built to provide the best
performance in your vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR
VEHICLE
Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing
your vehicle.
• Do not work on a hot engine.
• When the engine is running, keep loose clothing,
jewelry or long hair away from moving parts.
• Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running
in an enclosed space, unless you are sure you
have enough ventilation.
• Keep all lit cigarettes, open flames and other lit
material away from the battery and all fuel related
parts.
If you disconnect the battery, the engine must
“relearn” its idle conditions before your vehicle will
drive properly, as explained in the Battery section in
this chapter.
Working with the engine off
• Automatic transmission:
1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is
securely latched in P (Park).
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2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from
moving unexpectedly.
• Manual transmission:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Depress the clutch and place the gearshift in 1
(First).
3. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
4. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from
moving unexpectedly.
Working with the engine on
• Automatic transmission:
1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is
securely latched in P (Park).
2. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from
moving unexpectedly.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner
removed and do not remove it while the engine is
running.
• Manual transmission:
1. Set the parking brake, depress the clutch and
place the gearshift in neutral.
2. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from
moving unexpectedly.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner
removed and do not remove it while the engine is
running.
The cooling fan is automatic and may come
on at any time. Always disconnect the
negative terminal of the battery before working
near the fan.
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OPENING THE HOOD
1. Inside the vehicle,
pull the hood release
handle located under
the bottom left corner
of the instrument
panel.
HOOD
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the
auxiliary latch that is located under the front center
of the hood.
3. Lift the hood and secure it with the prop rod.
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
3.8L OHV V6 engine
10
1
2
3
4
5
9
8
7
6
1. Engine oil filler cap
2. Engine oil dipstick
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Power distribution box
5. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
6. Battery
7. Power steering fluid reservoir
8. Engine coolant reservoir
9. Air filter assembly
10. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick
(if equipped)
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4.6L SOHC V8 engine
1. Engine oil dipstick
2. Brake fluid reservoir
3. Power distribution box
4. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
5. Battery
6. Engine coolant reservoir
7. Power steering fluid reservoir
8. Engine oil filler cap
9. Air filter assembly
10. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick
(if equipped)
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WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
Check the washer fluid
whenever you stop for
fuel. The reservoir is
highlighted with a
symbol.
Add fluid to fill the
reservoir if the level is
low. In very cold
weather, do not fill the
reservoir completely.
Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford
specification ESR-M17P5–A . Refer to Lubricant
specifications in this chapter.
State or local regulations on volatile organic
compounds may restrict the use of methanol, a
common windshield washer antifreeze additive.
Washer fluids containing non-methanol antifreeze
agents should be used only if they provide cold
weather protection without damaging the vehicle’s
paint finish, wiper blades or washer system.
Note: Do not put washer fluid in the engine coolant
reservoir. Washer fluid placed in the cooling system
may harm engine and cooling system components.
ENGINE OIL
Checking the engine oil
Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the
appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil.
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Turn the engine off and wait 5 to 10 minutes for
the oil to drain into the oil pan.
3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is
securely latched in P (Park) (automatic
transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions).
4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
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5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level
indicator (dipstick).
• 3.8L V6 engine
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
• 4.6L SOHC V8
engine
6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully,
then remove it again.
• If the oil level is between the MIN—MAX
marks, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD
OIL.
• If the oil level is below the MIN mark, add enough
oil to raise the level within the MIN—MAX range.
• 3.8L V6 engine
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• 4.6L SOHC V8 engine
• Oil levels above the MAX mark may cause engine
damage. Some oil must be removed from the
engine by a service technician.
7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully
seated.
Adding engine oil
1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to
Checking the engine oil in this chapter.
2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal
range, add only certified engine oil of the
recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler
cap and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the
opening.
3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil
level is not above the MAX mark on the engine oil
level indicator (dipstick).
4. Install the indicator and ensure it is fully seated.
5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the
filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until three clicks
are heard or until the cap is fully seated.
To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the
vehicle with the engine oil level indicator
and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.
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Engine oil and filter recommendations
Look for this
certification trademark.
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended.
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the
American Petroleum Institute (API). Use Motorcraft
or an equivalent oil meeting Ford specification
WSS-M2C153–H. SAE 5W-20 oil provides
optimum fuel economy and durability
performance meeting all requirements for your
vehicle’s engine.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, oil
treatments or engine treatments. They are
unnecessary and could, under certain conditions,
lead to engine damage which is not covered by your
warranty.
Change your engine oil and filter according to the
appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled
maintenance guide.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil
filters are designed for added engine protection and
long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does
not meet Ford material and design specifications,
start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate
Motorcraft oil filter (or another brand meeting Ford
specifications) for your engine application.
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BATTERY
Your vehicle is
equipped with a
Motorcraft
maintenance-free
battery which normally
does not require
additional water during
its life of service.
However, for severe usage or in high temperature
climates, check the battery electrolyte level. Refer to
the scheduled maintenance guide for the service
interval schedules.
Keep the electrolyte level in each cell up to the
“level indicator”. Do not overfill the battery
cells.
If the electrolyte level in the battery is low, you can
add plain tap water to the battery, as long as you do
not use hard water (water with a high mineral or
alkali content). If possible, however, try to only fill
the battery cells with distilled water. If the battery
needs water often, have the charging system
checked.
If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it
is reinstalled after the battery has been
cleaned or replaced.
For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of
the battery clean and dry. Also, make certain the
battery cables are always tightly fastened to the
battery terminals.
If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals,
remove the cables from the terminals and clean with
a wire brush. You can neutralize the acid with a
solution of baking soda and water.
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Batteries normally produce explosive gases
which can cause personal injury. Therefore,
do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances
to come near the battery. When working near the
battery, always shield your face and protect your
eyes. Always provide proper ventilation.
When lifting a plastic-cased battery,
excessive pressure on the end walls could
cause acid to flow through the vent caps, resulting
in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or
battery. Lift the battery with a battery carrier or
with your hands on opposite corners.
Keep batteries out of reach of children.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact
with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when
working near the battery to protect against
possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid
contact with skin or eyes, flush immediately with
water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get
prompt medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call
a physician immediately.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically
controlled by a computer, some control conditions
are maintained by power from the battery. When the
battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed,
the engine must relearn its idle and fuel trim
strategy for optimum driveability and performance.
To begin this process:
1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the
parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park) (automatic
transmission) or the neutral position (manual
transmission), turn off all accessories and start the
engine.
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AD
LE
RN
TU
RE
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating
temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for
at least one minute.
6. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning
process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10
miles) or more to relearn the idle and fuel trim
strategy.
• If you do not allow the engine to relearn its
idle trim, the idle quality of your vehicle may
be adversely affected until the idle trim is
eventually relearned.
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery
installed, the transmission must relearn its adaptive
strategy. As a result of this, the transmission may
shift firmly. This operation is considered normal and
will not affect function or durability of the
transmission. Over time the adaptive learning
process will fully update transmission operation to
its optimum shift feel.
If the battery has been disconnected or a new
battery has been installed, the clock and the preset
radio stations must be reset once the battery is
reconnected.
• Always dispose of
automotive batteries
in a responsible
manner. Follow your
local authorized
standards for
disposal. Call your
RECYCLE
local authorized
recycling center to find out more about recycling
automotive batteries.
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ENGINE COOLANT
Checking engine coolant
The concentration and level of engine coolant should
be checked at the mileage intervals in the scheduled
maintenance guide. The coolant concentration
should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and water,
which equates to a freeze point of -36° C (-34° F).
Coolant concentration testing is possible with a
hydrometer or antifreeze tester (such as the
Rotunda Battery and Antifreeze Tester, 014–R1060).
The level of coolant should be maintained at the
“cold full” of “cold fill range” level in the coolant
reservoir. If the level falls below, add coolant per the
instructions in the Adding Engine Coolant section.
Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine
coolant and water concentration. If the
concentration of coolant falls below 40% or above
60%, the engine parts could become damaged or not
work properly. A 50–50 mixture of coolant and
water provides the following:
• freeze protection down to -36° C (-34° F)
• boiling protection up to 129° C (265° F)
• protection against rust and other forms of
corrosion
• enables calibrated gages to function properly
• 3.8L OHV V6 engine
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• 4.6L SOHC V8
engine
When the engine is cold, check the level of the
engine coolant in the reservoir.
• The engine coolant should be at the “cold fill
level” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir.
• Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for
service interval schedules.
• Be sure to read and understand Precautions
when servicing your vehicle in this chapter.
If the engine coolant has not been checked at the
recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir
may become low or empty. If the reservoir is low or
empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir. Refer to
Adding engine coolant in this chapter.
Note: Automotive fluids are not interchangeable; do
not use engine coolant, antifreeze or windshield
washer fluid outside of its specified function and
vehicle location.
Adding engine coolant
When adding coolant, make sure it is a 50/50
mixture of engine coolant and distilled water. Add
the mixture to the coolant reservoir, when the
engine is cool, until the appropriate fill level is
obtained.
Do not add engine coolant when the engine
is hot. Steam and scalding liquids released
from a hot cooling system can burn you badly.
Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot
engine parts.
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Do not put engine coolant in the windshield
washer fluid container. If sprayed on the
windshield, engine coolant could make it difficult
to see through the windshield.
The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with
either green-colored Motorcraft Premium Engine
Coolant meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44–A
or yellow-colored Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine
Coolant meeting Ford Specification
WSS-M97B51–A1. To determine your vehicle’s
coolant type (color), check your coolant reservoir.
• Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant
(green-colored), VC-4–A (U.S.) or CXC-10
(Canada) or Motorcraft Premium Gold
Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7–A
(VC-7–B in Oregon), depending on the type
of coolant originally equipped in your
vehicle. If you are unsure which type of coolant
your vehicle requires, check your coolant
reservoir or contact your local dealer.
Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak
Pellets, VC-6, darkens the color of Motorcraft
Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden
tan.
• Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended
life coolant such as Motorcraft Speciality
Orange Engine Coolant, VC-2 (US) or
CXC-209 (Canada), meeting Ford
specification WSS-M97B44–D with the
factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft
Speciality Orange Engine Coolant or any
orange-colored extended life product with your
factory filled coolant can result in degraded
corrosion protection.
• A large amount of water without engine coolant
may be added, in case of emergency, to reach a
vehicle service location. In this instance, the
cooling system must be drained and refilled with a
50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled
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water as soon as possible. Water alone (without
engine coolant) can cause engine damage from
corrosion, overheating or freezing.
• Do not use alcohol, methanol or brine or any
engine coolants mixed with alcohol or
methanol antifreeze (coolant). Alcohol and
other liquids can cause engine damage from
overheating or freezing.
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to
the coolant. These can be harmful and
compromise the corrosion protection of the
engine coolant.
• Do not mix with recycled coolant unless from
a Ford-approved recycling process (see Use of
Recycled Engine Coolant section).
To reduce the risk of personal injury, make
sure the engine is cool before unscrewing
the coolant pressure relief cap. The cooling system
is under pressure; steam and hot liquid can come
out forcefully when the cap is loosened slightly.
If you must remove the pressure relief cap or
radiator cap (depending upon engine application),
follow these steps to avoid personal injury:
1. Before you remove the cap, turn the engine off
and let it cool.
2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth
around the cap. Slowly turn cap counterclockwise
until pressure begins to release.
3. Step back while the pressure releases.
4. When you are sure that all the pressure has been
released, use the cloth to turn it counterclockwise
and remove the cap.
Engine coolant refill procedure-3.8L V6 engine
Note: Use the following procedure when refilling the
cooling system of a vehicle equipped with a 3.8L V6
engine. Failure to follow this warning may result in
damage to the engine and engine cooling system.
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The following procedure should be used when
refilling the cooling system of a 3.8L V6 engine after
it has been drained or become extremely low.
1. Remove the cap
2
from the engine
coolant reservoir.
3
1
2. Open the cooling
system vent plug.
3. Remove the radiator
cap as previously
outlined.
4. Add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
distilled water to the radiator until full.
5. Add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
distilled water to the engine coolant reservoir until
the coolant level is at the “cold fill level” as listed on
the reservoir.
6. Close the cooling system vent plug.
7. Reinstall the engine coolant reservoir cap.
8. Reinstall the radiator cap.
9. Start and idle the engine until the upper radiator
hose is warm (this indicates the thermostat is open
and coolant is flowing through the entire system).
10. Immediately shut the engine off.
11. Wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap and
cautiously remove the radiator cap.
12. Add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
distilled water to the radiator until full.
13. Reinstall the radiator cap.
14. Check the coolant level in the reservoir before
you drive your vehicle the next few times (with the
engine cool).
15. If necessary, add a 50/50 mixture of engine
coolant and distilled water to the engine coolant
reservoir until the coolant level is at the “cold fill
level” as listed on the reservoir.
If you are unsure of how to operate the cooling
system vent plug when adding engine coolant to the
3.8L V6 engine, contact your dealer.
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Engine coolant refill procedure-4.6L V8 engine
The following procedure should be used when
refilling the cooling system of a 4.6L V8 engine after
it has been drained or become extremely low.
1. Remove the pressure relief cap from the engine
coolant reservoir as previously outlined.
2. Slowly add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant
and distilled water to the engine coolant reservoir
until the coolant level is at the “cold fill level” as
listed on the reservoir.
3. Reinstall the pressure relief cap.
4. Start and idle the engine until the upper radiator
hose is warm (this indicates the thermostat is open
and coolant is flowing through the entire system).
5. Shut the engine off and let it cool.
6. Remove the pressure relief cap from the engine
coolant reservoir as previously outlined.
7. Add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
distilled water to the engine coolant reservoir until
the coolant level is at the “cold fill level” as listed on
the reservoir.
8. Reinstall the pressure relief cap.
9. Check the coolant level in the reservoir before
you drive your vehicle the next few times (with the
engine cool).
10. If necessary, add a 50/50 mixture of engine
coolant and distilled water to the engine coolant
reservoir until the coolant level is at the “cold fill
level” as listed on the reservoir.
After any coolant has been added, check the coolant
concentration see Checking Engine Coolant section).
If the concentration is not 50/50 (protection to –34°
F/–36° C), drain some coolant and adjust the
concentration. It may take several drains and
additions to obtain a 50/50 coolant concentration.
Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level
in the coolant reservoir should be checked the next
few times you drive the vehicle. If necessary, add
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enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant and
distilled water to bring the liquid level to the proper
level.
If you have to add more than 1.0 liter (1.0 quart) of
engine coolant per month, have your dealer check
the engine cooling system. Your cooling system may
have a leak. Operating an engine with a low level of
coolant can result in engine overheating and possible
engine damage.
Recycled engine coolant
Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a
recycled engine coolant produced by Ford-approved
processes in vehicles originally equipped with
Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored).
However, not all coolant recycling processes produce
coolant that meets Ford specification
ESE-M97B44–A. Use of such coolant may harm the
engine and cooling system components.
Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use
of recycled engine coolant in vehicles originally
equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine
Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is
not yet available.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in
an appropriate manner. Follow your community’s
regulations and standards for recycling and disposing
of automotive fluids.
Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling
system can hold, refer to Refill capacities in this
chapter.
Fill your engine coolant reservoir as outlined in
Adding engine coolant in this chapter.
Severe climates
If you drive in extremely cold climates (less than
–36° C [–34° F]):
• It may be necessary to increase the coolant
concentration above 50%.
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• NEVER increase the coolant concentration
above 60%.
• Increased engine coolant concentrations
above 60% will decrease the overheat
protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
• Refer to the chart on the coolant container
to ensure the coolant concentration in your
vehicle will provide adequate freeze
protection at the temperatures in which you
drive in the winter months.
If you drive in extremely hot climates:
• It is still necessary to maintain the coolant
concentration above 40%.
• NEVER decrease the coolant concentration
below 40%.
• Decreased engine coolant concentrations
below 40% will decrease the corrosion
protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
• Decreased engine coolant concentrations
below 40% will decrease the freeze
protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
• Refer to the chart on the coolant container
to ensure the coolant concentration in your
vehicle will provide adequate protection at
the temperatures in which you drive.
Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates
should use a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
distilled water for optimum cooling system and
engine protection.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
Important safety precautions
Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in
an overfilled tank may cause leakage and
lead to fuel spray and fire.
The fuel system may be under pressure. If
the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you
hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before
completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise,
fuel may spray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap,
excessive pressure or vacuum in the fuel
tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel
cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in
possible personal injury.
Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or
death if misused or mishandled.
Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a
cancer-causing agent.
Observe the following guidelines when handling
automotive fuel:
• Extinguish all
smoking materials
and any open flames
before fueling your
vehicle.
• Always turn off the vehicle before fueling.
• Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if
swallowed. Fuel such as gasoline is highly toxic
and if swallowed can cause death or permanent
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•
•
•
•
injury. If fuel is swallowed, call a physician
immediately, even if no symptoms are immediately
apparent. The toxic effects of fuel may not be
visible for hours.
Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel
vapor of any kind can lead to eye and respiratory
tract irritation. In severe cases, excessive or
prolonged breathing of fuel vapor can cause
serious illness and permanent injury.
Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is
splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if
worn), flush with water for 15 minutes and seek
medical attention. Failure to seek proper medical
attention could lead to permanent injury.
Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the
skin. If fuel is splashed on the skin and/or
clothing, promptly remove contaminated clothing
and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Repeated or prolonged skin contact with fuel
liquid or vapor causes skin irritation.
Be particularly careful if you are taking
“Antabuse” or other forms of disulfiram for the
treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline
vapors, or skin contact could cause an adverse
reaction. In sensitive individuals, serious personal
injury or sickness may result. If fuel is splashed
on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with
soap and water. Consult a physician immediately
if you experience an adverse reaction.
When refueling always shut the engine off
and never allow sparks or open flames near
the filler neck. Never smoke while refueling. Fuel
vapor is extremely hazardous under certain
conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling
excess fumes.
The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle
can produce static electricity, which can
cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded
fuel container.
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Use the following guidelines to avoid static build-up
when filling an ungrounded fuel container:
• Place approved fuel container on the ground.
• DO NOT fill a fuel container while it is in the
vehicle (including the cargo area).
• Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the
fuel container while filling.
• DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel
pump handle in the fill position.
Fuel Filler Cap
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with
a 1/8 turn on/off feature.
When fueling your vehicle:
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise 1/8
of a turn until it stops.
3. Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe.
4. To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with
the notches on the filler pipe.
5. Turn the filler cap clockwise 1/8 of a turn until it
stops.
“Check Fuel Cap” illuminates when the ignition is
turned to the ON position to ensure your bulb is
working. When this light turns on, check the fuel
filler cap. Continuing to operate the vehicle with the
Check Fuel Cap light on, can activate the Service
Engine Soon warning. When the fuel filler cap is
properly re-installed, the light(s) will turn off after a
period of normal driving. It may take a long
period of time for the system to detect an
improperly installed fuel filler cap.
If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace
it with a fuel filler cap that is designed for
your vehicle. The customer warranty may be
void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel
system if the correct genuine Ford or
Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used.
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The fuel system may be under pressure. If
the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you
hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before
completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise,
fuel may spray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap,
excessive pressure or vacuum in the fuel
tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel
cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in
possible personal injury.
Choosing the right fuel
Use only UNLEADED FUEL. The use of leaded fuel
is prohibited by law and could damage your vehicle.
Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can damage
critical fuel system components.
Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel
additives with metallic compounds, including
manganese-based compounds containing MMT.
Repairs to correct the effects of using a fuel for
which your vehicle was not designed may not be
covered by your warranty.
Octane recommendations
Your vehicle is
designed to use
“Regular” unleaded
gasoline with pump
(R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. We do not recommend
the use of gasolines labeled as “Regular” that are
sold with octane ratings of 86 or lower in high
altitude areas.
Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes
knocks lightly. However, if it knocks heavily under
most driving conditions while you are using fuel with
the recommended octane rating, see your dealer or
a qualified service technician to prevent any engine
damage.
87
(R+M)/2 METHOD
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Fuel quality
If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or
hesitation driveability problems during a cold start,
try a different brand of “Regular” unleaded gasoline.
“Premium” unleaded gasoline is not recommended
(particularly in the United States) because it may
cause these problems to become more pronounced.
If the problems persist, see your dealer or a qualified
service technician.
It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket
products to your fuel tank if you continue to use
high quality fuel of the recommended octane rating.
Aftermarket products could cause damage to the
fuel system. Repairs to correct the effects of using
an aftermarket product in your fuel may not be
covered by your warranty.
Many of the world’s
automakers issued the
World-wide Fuel
Charter that
recommends gasoline
specifications to
provide improved
performance and
emission control
system protection for your vehicle. Gasolines that
meet the World-wide Fuel Charter should be used
when available. Ask your fuel supplier about
gasolines that meet the World-wide Fuel Charter. In
Canada, look for fuels that display the Auto
Makers’ Choicey logo.
Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated
“cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality.
Running out of fuel
Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may
have an adverse affect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
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• You may need to cycle the ignition from OFF to
ON several times after refueling, to allow the fuel
system to pump the fuel from the tank to the
engine.
• Your “Service Engine Soon” indicator may come
on. For more information on the “Service Engine
Soon” indicator, refer to the Instrument cluster
chapter.
Fuel Filter
For fuel filter replacement, see your dealer or a
qualified service technician. Refer to the scheduled
maintenance guide for the appropriate intervals for
changing the fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter with an authorized
Motorcraft part. The customer warranty may
be void for any damage to the fuel system if an
authorized Motorcraft fuel filter is not used.
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Measuring techniques
Your best source of information about actual fuel
economy is you, the driver. You must gather
information as accurately and consistently as
possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel
gauge readings are NOT accurate as a measure of
fuel economy. We do not recommend taking fuel
economy measurements during the first 1,600 km
(1,000 miles) of driving (engine break-in period).
You will get a more accurate measurement after
3,000 km–5,000 km (2,000 miles-3,000 miles).
Filling the tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your
vehicle is equal to the rated refill capacity of the fuel
tank as listed in the Refill capacities section of this
chapter.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the
indicated capacity and the empty reserve combined.
Indicated capacity is the difference in the amount of
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fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge
indicates empty. Empty reserve is the small amount
of fuel remaining in the fuel tank after the fuel
gauge indicates empty.
The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve
varies and should not be relied upon to
increase driving range. When refueling your
vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty,
you might not be able to refuel the full amount
of the advertised capacity of the fuel tank due
to the empty reserve still present in the tank.
For consistent results when filling the fuel tank:
• Turn the engine/ignition switch to the off position
prior to refueling, an error in the reading will
result if the engine is left running.
• Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium
— high) each time the tank is filled.
• Allow no more than 2 automatic click-offs when
filling.
• Always use fuel with the recommended octane
rating.
• Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a
national brand.
• Use the same side of the same pump and have
the vehicle facing the same direction each time
you fill up.
• Have the vehicle loading and distribution the
same every time.
Your results will be most accurate if your filling
method is consistent.
Calculating fuel economy
1. Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial
odometer reading (in kilometers or miles).
2. Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of
fuel added (in liters or gallons).
3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the
fuel tank and record the current odometer reading.
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4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the
current odometer reading.
5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to
determine fuel economy:
Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by
total kilometers traveled.
Divide total miles traveled by total gallons
used.
Keep a record for at least one month and record the
type of driving (city or highway). This will provide
an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel economy
under current driving conditions. Additionally,
keeping records during summer and winter will show
how temperature impacts fuel economy. In general,
lower temperatures give lower fuel economy.
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy
habits
Give consideration to the lists that follow and you
may be able to change a number of variables and
improve your fuel economy.
Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10%
savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give
the best fuel economy.
• Idling for long periods of time (greater than one
minute) may waste fuel.
• Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate
the need to stop.
• Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel
economy.
• Slow down gradually.
• Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 88 km/h
[55 mph] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 105
km/h [65 mph]).
• Revving the engine before turning it off may
reduce fuel economy.
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• Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce
fuel economy.
• You may want to turn off the speed control in
hilly terrain if unnecessary shifting between third
and fourth gear occurs. Unnecessary shifting of
this type could result in reduced fuel economy.
• Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not
required and may reduce fuel economy.
• Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving
may reduce fuel economy.
• Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go
driving.
Maintenance
• Keep tires properly inflated and use only
recommended size.
• Operating a vehicle with the wheels out of
alignment will reduce fuel economy.
• Use recommended engine oil. Refer to Lubricant
specifications in this chapter.
• Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance
items. Follow the recommended maintenance
schedule and owner maintenance checks found in
your vehicle scheduled maintenance guide.
Conditions
• Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may
reduce fuel economy at any speed.
• Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel
economy (approximately 0.4 km/L [1 mpg] is lost
for every 180 kg [400 lb] of weight carried).
• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for
example bug deflectors, rollbars/light bars,
running boards, ski/luggage racks) may reduce
fuel economy.
• Using fuel blended with alcohol may lower fuel
economy.
• Fuel economy may decrease with lower
temperatures during the first 12–16 km (8–10
miles) of driving.
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• Driving on flat terrain offers improved fuel
economy as compared to driving on hilly terrain.
• Transmissions give their best fuel economy when
operated in the top cruise gear and with steady
pressure on the gas pedal.
• Close windows for high speed driving.
EPA window sticker
Every new vehicle should have the EPA window
sticker. Contact your dealer if the window sticker is
not supplied with your vehicle. The EPA window
sticker should be your guide for the fuel economy
comparisons with other vehicles.
It is important to note the box in the lower left
corner of the window sticker. These numbers
represent the Range of L/100 km (MPG) expected
on the vehicle under optimum conditions. Your fuel
economy may vary depending upon the method of
operation and conditions.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with various emission
control components and a catalytic converter which
will enable your vehicle to comply with applicable
exhaust emission standards. To make sure that the
catalytic converter and other emission control
components continue to work properly:
• Use only the specified fuel listed.
• Avoid running out of fuel.
• Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is
moving, especially at high speeds.
• Have the items listed in your scheduled
maintenance guide performed according to the
specified schedule.
The scheduled maintenance items listed in the
scheduled maintenance guide are essential to the life
and performance of your vehicle and to its emissions
system.
If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized
parts are used for maintenance replacements or for
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service of components affecting emission control,
such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine
Ford Motor Company parts in performance and
durability.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in
dry grass or other dry ground cover. The
emission system heats up the engine compartment
and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
Illumination of the “Service Engine Soon” light,
charging system warning light or the temperature
warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors, smoke or
loss of engine power, could indicate that the
emission control system is not working properly.
Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful
and potentially lethal fumes into the
passenger compartment.
Do not make any unauthorized changes to your
vehicle or engine. By law, vehicle owners and anyone
who manufactures, repairs, services, sells, leases,
trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are
not permitted to intentionally remove an emission
control device or prevent it from working.
Information about your vehicle’s emission system is
on the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal
located on or near the engine. This decal identifies
engine displacement and gives some tune up
specifications.
Please consult your Warranty Guide for complete
emission warranty information.
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M)
testing
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to
pass an I/M test of the on-board diagnostics system.
If your “Check Engine/Service Engine Soon” light is
on, refer to the description in the Warning lights
and chimes section of the Instrument cluster
chapter. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test with
the “Check Engine/Service Engine Soon” light on.
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If the vehicle’s powertrain system or its battery has
just been serviced, the on-board diagnostics system
is reset to a “not ready for I/M test” condition. To
ready the on-board diagnostics system for I/M
testing, a minimum of 30 minutes of city and
highway driving is necessary as described below:
• First, at least 10 minutes of driving on an
expressway or highway.
• Next, at least 20 minutes driving in stop-and-go,
city-type traffic with at least four idle periods.
Allow the vehicle to sit for at least eight hours
without starting the engine. Then, start the engine
and complete the above driving cycle. The engine
must warm up to its normal operating temperature.
Once started, do not turn off the engine until the
above driving cycle is complete.
FILL HOT
CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING
FLUID
Check the power steering fluid. Refer to the
scheduled maintenance guide for the service interval
schedules. If adding fluid is necessary, use only
MERCONt ATF.
If your vehicle is
equipped with the
3.8L V6 engine, check
the power steering
fluid level with the
engine at normal
operating temperature.
1. Start the engine and
let it run until it
reaches normal
operating temperature
(the engine coolant
temperature gauge
indicator will be near
the center of the
normal area between H
and C).
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2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel
left and right several times.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Check the fluid level on the dipstick. It should be
within the FULL HOT range. Do not add fluid if the
level is within this range.
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts,
continuously checking the level until it reaches the
correct operating range. Be sure to put the cap back
on the reservoir.
If your vehicle is
equipped with a 4.6L
V8 engine, check the
power steering fluid
level with the engine at
ambient temperature.
Allow at least one-half
hour after driving for
the power steering
fluid to cool.
1. Start the engine and
allow the engine to
idle.
MAX
MIN
2. Turn the steering
wheel left and right
several times.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Check the fluid level in the reservoir. It should be
between the MIN and MAX lines. Do not add fluid if
the level is within this range.
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts,
continuously checking the level until it reaches the
correct operating range. Be sure to put the cap back
on the reservoir.
BRAKE FLUID
Checking and adding brake fluid
Brake fluid should be checked and refilled as
needed. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide
for the service interval schedules.
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Maintenance and Specifications
• 3.8L OHV V6 engine
• 4.6L SOHC V8
engine
1. Clean the reservoir cap before removal to prevent
dirt or water from entering the reservoir.
2. Visually inspect the
fluid level.
3. If necessary, add
brake fluid from a clean
un-opened container
until the level reaches MAX. Do not fill above this
line.
MAX
4. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid certified to meet
Ford specification ESA-M6C25–A. Refer to
Lubricant specifications in this chapter.
Brake fluid is toxic. If brake fluid contacts
the eyes, flush eyes with running water for
15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation
persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce
vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
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Maintenance and Specifications
If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3,
you will cause permanent damage to your
brakes.
Do not let the reservoir for the master
cylinder run dry. This may cause the brakes
to fail.
CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
Check the clutch
adjustment. Refer to
the scheduled
maintenance guide for
the service interval
schedules.
The clutch on your
vehicle is operated by a
cable. As necessary, adjust the clutch as described
below.
1. Turn the engine off and shift into 1 (First).
2. Put your foot under the clutch pedal and gently
pull it up until the pedal stops.
3. Push the clutch pedal down slowly. You will hear a
click as the clutch adjusts itself.
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking automatic transmission fluid
(if equipped)
Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for
scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes.
Your transmission does not consume fluid. However,
the fluid level should be checked if the transmission
is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips
or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid
leakage.
Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed.
To obtain an accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle
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Maintenance and Specifications
until it is at normal operating temperature
(approximately 30 km [20 miles]). If your vehicle has
been operated for an extended period at high
speeds, in city traffic during hot weather or pulling a
trailer, the vehicle should be turned off for about 30
minutes to allow fluid to cool before checking.
1. Drive the vehicle 30 km (20 miles) or until it
reaches normal operating temperature.
2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and engage the
parking brake.
3. With the parking brake engaged and your foot on
the brake pedal, start the engine and move the
gearshift lever through all of the gear ranges. Allow
sufficient time for each gear to engage.
4. Latch the gearshift lever in P (Park) and leave the
engine running.
5. Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean,
dry lint free rag. If necessary, refer to Identifying
components in the engine compartment in this
chapter for the location of the dipstick.
6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in
the filler tube.
7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level.
The fluid should be in the designated area for
normal operating temperature or ambient
temperature.
Low fluid level
Do not drive the
vehicle if the fluid level
is at the bottom of the
dipstick and the ambient temperature is above 10°C
(50°F).
Correct fluid level
The transmission fluid should be checked at normal
operating temperature 66°C-77°C (150°F-170°F) on
a level surface. The normal operating temperature
can be reached after approximately 30 km (20
miles) of driving.
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Maintenance and Specifications
You can check the fluid without driving if the
ambient temperature is above 10°C (50°F). However,
if fluid is added at this time, an overfill condition
could result when the vehicle reaches normal
operating temperature.
The transmission fluid
should be in this range
if at normal operating
temperature (66°C-77°C [150°F-170°F]).
The transmission fluid
should be in this range
if at ambient
temperature (10°C-35°C [50°F-95°F]).
High fluid level
Fluid levels above the
safe range may result
in transmission failure.
An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause
shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible
damage.
High fluid levels can be caused by an overheating
condition.
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
Before adding any fluid, make sure the correct type
is used. The type of fluid used is normally indicated
on the dipstick and also in the Lubricant
specifications section in this chapter.
Use of a non-approved automatic transmission
fluid may cause internal transmission
component damage.
If necessary, add fluid in 250 ml (1/2 pint)
increments through the filler tube until the level is
correct.
If an overfill occurs,
excess fluid should be
removed by a qualified
technician.
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Maintenance and Specifications
An overfill condition of transmission fluid may
cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or
possible damage.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid
additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of
these materials may affect transmission operation
and result in damage to internal transmission
components.
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid
(if equipped)
1. Clean the filler plug.
2. Remove the filler
plug and inspect the
fluid level.
3. Fluid level should be
at bottom of the
opening.
4. Add enough fluid
through the filler
opening so that the
fluid level is at the
bottom of the opening.
5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer
to Lubricant Specifications in this chapter.
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Maintenance and Specifications
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY
GRADING
New vehicles are fitted
with tires that have a
rating on them called
Tire Quality Grades.
The Quality grades can
be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For example:
• Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by
standards that the United States Department of
Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic tires for
use on passenger cars. They do not apply to deep
tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or
temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim
diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production
tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality
grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation
requires Ford to give you the following information
about tire grades exactly as the government has
written it.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based
on the wear rate of the tire when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified government test
course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear
one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends upon the actual
conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in
driving habits, service practices, and differences in
road characteristics and climates.
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Maintenance and Specifications
Traction AA A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA,
A, B, and C. The grades represent the tire’s ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have
poor traction performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature A B C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and
C, representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive
temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance which
all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades A
and B represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly inflated
and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
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Maintenance and Specifications
SERVICING YOUR TIRES
Checking the tire pressure
• Use an accurate tire pressure gauge.
• Check the tire pressure when tires are cold, after
the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour
or has been driven less than 5 km (3 miles).
• Adjust tire pressure to recommended
specifications found on the certification label on
the driver side door latch pillar.
Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, possibly
resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Tire rotation
Because your vehicle’s tires perform different jobs,
they often wear differently. To make sure your tires
wear evenly and last longer, rotate them as indicated
in the scheduled maintenance guide. If you notice
that the tires wear unevenly, have them checked.
• 15 or 16 inch four
tire rotation
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Maintenance and Specifications
• 17 inch four tire
rotation
Replacing the tires
Replace the tires when
the wear band is visible
through the tire treads.
When replacing full size tires, never mix
radial bias-belted, or bias-type tires. Use
only the tire sizes that are listed on the tire
pressure decal. Make sure that all tires are the
same size, speed rating, and load-carrying capacity.
Use only the tire combinations recommended on
the label. If you do not follow these precautions,
your vehicle may not drive properly and safely.
Make sure that all replacement tires are of
the same size, type, load-carrying capacity
and tread design (e.g., “All Terrain”, etc.), as
originally offered by Ford.
Make sure that all replacement tires are of
the same size, type, load-carrying capacity
and tread design (e.g., “All Terrain”, “Touring”,
etc.), as originally offered by Ford.
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Maintenance and Specifications
Failure to follow these precautions may
adversely affect the handling of the vehicle
and make it easier for the driver to lose control
and roll over.
Tires that are larger or smaller than your vehicle’s
original tires may also affect the accuracy of your
speedometer.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
Driving too fast for conditions creates the
possibility of loss of vehicle control. Driving
at very high speeds for extended periods of time
may result in damage to vehicle components.
Snow tires must be the same size and grade
as the tires you currently have on your
vehicle.
The tires on your vehicle have all weather treads to
provide traction in rain and snow. However, in some
climates, you may need to use snow tires and
chains. Use chains on the tires only in an emergency
or if the law requires them.
Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and
chains:
• Chains may damage aluminum wheels.
• Use only Cable Type chains with size P225/55R16
or 245/45ZR17 tires. Use of SAE Class S chains
may damage your vehicle.
• SAE Class S chains may be used on P205/65R15
tires.
• Install chains securely, verifying that the chains do
not touch any wiring, brake lines or fuel lines.
• Drive cautiously. If you hear the chains rub or
bang against your vehicle, stop and re-tighten the
chains. If this does not work, remove the chains
to prevent damage to your vehicle.
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Maintenance and Specifications
• If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle.
• Remove the tire chains when they are no longer
needed. Do not use tire chains on dry roads.
• The suspension insulation and bumpers will help
prevent vehicle damage. Do not remove these
components from your vehicle when using snow
tires and chains.
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
Component
Air filter element
Fuel filter
Battery
Oil filter
PCV valve
Spark plugs*
3.8L OHV V6
engine
FA-1611
FG-986
BXT-59
FL-400S
EV-152
AWSF-42EE**
4.6L SOHC V8
engine
FA-1634
FG-986B
BXT-59
FL-820S
EV-98
AWSF-32P
* Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information
(VECI) decal for spark plug gap information.
**If a spark plug is removed for inspection, it must
be reinstalled in the same cylinder. If a spark plug
needs to be replaced, use only spark plugs with the
same service part number suffix letter as shown on
the engine decal.
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Maintenance and Specifications
REFILL CAPACITIES
Fluid
Ford Part
Name
Brake fluid
Motorcraft
High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid
Motorcraft
Engine oil
SAE 5W-20
(includes
filter change) Premium
Synthetic
Blend Motor
Oil
Engine
Motorcraft
coolant 1
Premium
Engine
Coolant
(greencolored) or
Motorcraft
Premium
Gold Engine
Coolant
(yellowcolored)
Power
Motorcraft
steering fluid MERCONt
ATF
Application
Capacity
All
Fill to line on
reservoir
3.8L OHV V6
engine
4.7 L (5.0
quarts)
4.6L SOHC
V8 engine
5.7L (6.0
quarts)
3.8L OHV V6
engine
11.2L (11.8
quarts)
4.6L SOHC
V8 engine
13.3L (14.1
quarts)
3.8L OHV V6
engine
Keep in
FULL HOT
range on
dispstick
Fill to
between MIN
and MAX
lines on
reservoir
4.6L SOHC
V8 engine
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Maintenance and Specifications
Fluid
Rear axle
lubricant 2
Fuel tank
Transmission
fluid 3
Windshield
washer fluid
Ford Part
Name
Motorcraft
SAE 80W-90
Premium
Rear Axle
Lubricant
Motorcraft
SAE 75W-140
Synthetic
Rear Axle
Lubricant
N/A
Motorcraft
MERCONtV
ATF
Motorcraft
MERCONt
ATF
Synthetic
MERCONt
ATF
Ultra-Clear
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
Application
Capacity
7 .5 inch axle 1.5L (3.25
pints)
8.8 inch axle
2.0L (4.25
pints)
All
59.4L (15.7
gallons)
13.1L (13.9
quarts) 4
Automatic
with 3.8L
OHV V6
engine
Automatic
with 4.6L
SOHC V8
engine
Manual with
3.8L OHV V6
engine
Manual with
4.6L SOHC
V8 engine
All
12.0L (12.8
quarts) 4
2.6L (5.6
pints) 5
3.8L (8.0
pints) 5
3.8L (4.0
quarts)
1
Add the coolant type originally equipped in your
vehicle.
2
Rear axle lubricants do not need to be checked or
changed unless a leak is suspected, service is
required or the axle assembly has been submerged
in water. The axle lubricant should be changed any
time the rear axle has been submerged in water. Fill
6 mm to 14 mm (1/4 inch to 9/16 inch) below
bottom of fill hole. Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive
Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent
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Maintenance and Specifications
meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118–A for
complete refill of Traction-Lok axles.
3
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is
used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated
on the dipstick or on the dipstick handle. MERCONt
and MERCONt V are not interchangeable. DO NOT
mix MERCONt and MERCONt V. Refer to your
scheduled maintenance guide to determine the
correct service interval.
4
Indicates only approximate dry-fill capacity. Some
applications may vary based on cooler size and if
equipped with an in-tank cooler. The amount of
transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by
the indication on the dipstick’s normal operating
range.
5
Service refill capacity is determined by filling the
transmission to the bottom of the filler hole with the
vehicle on a level surface.
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Ford part
name
Ford part
number
Ford
specification
Brake fluid
Motorcraft
High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid
PM-1
ESA-M6C25-A
and DOT 3
Door
weatherstrips
Silicone
Lubricant
F7AZ-19G208-BA ESR-M13P4-A
and
F5AZ-19553-AA
Door latch,
hood latch,
auxiliary hood
latch, door
hinges, striker
plates, seat
tracks and fuel
filler door
hinge
Multi-Purpose
Grease
XG-4or
ESR-M1C159-A
F5AZ-19G209-AA
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Maintenance and Specifications
Item
Ford part
name
Ford part
number
Engine coolant
Motorcraft
VC-4–A (US)
Premium
or CXC-10
Engine Coolant (Canada)
(green-colored)
ESE-M97B44-A
Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellowcolored)
WSS-M97B51–A1
VC-7–A
Ford
specification
Engine oil
Motorcraft SAE XO-5W20-QSP
5W-20 Super
Premium Motor
Oil
Lock cylinders
Penetrating
and Lock
Lubricant
Power steering
fluid and
convertible top
fluid (if
equipped)
Motorcraft
XT-2-QM
MERCONt ATF
MERCONt
Rear Axle
Lubricant
Motorcraft SAE XY-80W90-QL
80W-90
Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant
WSP-M2C197-A
Motorcraft
XL-1
WSS-M2C153-H
with API
Certification
Mark
none
1
Motorcraft SAE XY-75W140-QL
75W-140
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant
WSP-M2C192-A
Automatic
transmission
fluid
Motorcraft
MERCONtV
ATF 2
MERCONtV
3.8L Manual
transmission
fluid
Motorcraft
XT-2-QDX
MERCONt ATF
MERCONt
4.6L Manual
transmission
fluid
Motorcraft
XT-2–QSM
Synthetic
MERCONt ATF
MERCONt and
ESR-M2C163–A2
Disc brake
caliper rails
Motorcraft
Silicone Brake
Caliper Grease
and Dielectric
Compound
XG-3
ESE-M1C171-A
Windshield
washer fluid
Ultra-clear
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
C9AZ-19550-AC ESR-M17P5-A
XT-5-QM
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Maintenance and Specifications
1
Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier
C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford
specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill of
Traction-Lok axles.
Ford design rear axles contain a synthetic lubricant
that does not require changing unless the axle has
been submerged in water.
2
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is
used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated
on the dipstick or on the dipstick handle. MERCONt
and MERCONt V are not interchangeable. DO NOT
mix MERCONt and MERCONt V. Refer to your
scheduled maintenance guide to determine the
correct service interval.
ENGINE DATA
Engine
Cubic inches
Required fuel
Firing order
Spark plug gap
Ignition system
Compression ratio
3.8L OHV V6
engine
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87 octane
1-4-2-5-3-6
1.3-1.4 mm
(0.052-00.056
inch)
EDIS
9.4:1
4.6L SOHC V8
engine
281
87 octane
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
1.3-1.4 mm
(0.052-00.056
inch)
Coil on plug
9.4:1
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Vehicle
dimensions
(1) Overall length
(2) Overall width
(3) Overall height
(4) Wheelbase
(5) Track - Front
(5) Track - Rear
1
2
Coupe mm (in)
4653.3
1856.7
1348.7
2573.0
1534.2
1539.2
(183.2)
(73.1)
(53.1)
(101.3)
(60.4) 1
(60.6) 2
Convertible mm
(in)
4653.3 (183.2)
1856.7 (73.1)
1351.3 (53.2)
2573.0 (101.3)
1534.2 (60.4) 1
1539.2 (60.6) 2
1521.5 mm (59.9 in) for Mustang GT
1526.5 mm (60.1 in) for Mustang GT
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3
5
2
4
1
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
Certification label
The National Highway
MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A.
DATE: XXXXX
GVWR:XXXXXXXXXXXX
Traffic Safety
FRONT GAWR: XXXXXX/XXXXXXX
REAR GAWR: XXXXXXX/XXXXXXX
Administration
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PRERegulations require
VENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
that a Certification
VIN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXX
TYPE: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXX
label be affixed to a
vehicle and prescribe
where the Certification
EXT PNT: XXXXXX XXXXXX
RC: XX
DSO: XXXX
BAR INT TR TP/PS R AXLE TR SPR
label may be located.
X
XX
XXX X
XX
X XXXX
UPC ∇F85B-1520472-AB
The Certification label
is located on the front
door latch pillar on the driver’s side.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle
identification number is
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
attached to a metal tag
and is located on the
driver side instrument
panel. (Please note
that in the graphic
XXXX is representative
of your vehicle
identification number.)
Engine number
The engine number (the last eight numbers of the
vehicle identification number) is stamped on the
engine block and transmission.
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Accessories
FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of genuine Ford accessories are
available for your vehicle through your local
authorized Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or Ford of Canada
dealer. These quality accessories have been
specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive
needs; they are custom designed to complement the
style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle.
In addition, each accessory is made from high
quality materials and meets or exceeds Ford’s
rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford
Motor Company will repair or replace any properly
dealer-installed Ford accessory found to be defective
in factory-supplied materials or workmanship during
the warranty period, as well as any component
damaged by the defective accessory. The accessory
will be warranted for whichever provides you the
greatest benefit:
• 12 months or 2,000 km (12,000 miles) (whichever
occurs first), or
• the remainder of your new vehicle limited warranty.
This means that genuine Ford accessories purchased
along with your new vehicle and installed by the
dealer are covered for the full length of your New
Vehicle’s Limited Warranty — 3 years or 60,000 km
(36,000 miles) (whichever occurs first). Contact
your dealer for details and a copy of the warranty.
Not all accessories are available for all models.
Vehicle Security
Air bag anti-theft locks
Styled wheel locks
Vehicle security systems
Comfort and convenience
Ash Cup
Cargo nets
Cargo organizers
Cargo tray
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Accessories
Dash trim
Electrochromic mirror with compass
Electrochromic mirror with compass and
temperature display
Engine block heaters
Remote keyless entry system
Remote start system
Travel equipment
Auto headlamps with daytime running lights (DRL)
Daytime running lights (DRL)
First aid kit
Fog lights
Highway safety kit
Removable luggage rack
Removable luggage rack adapters (Bike, ski,
snowboard)
Speed control
Protection and appearance equipment
All-weather vinyl floor mats
Car cover
Cargo liners, interior
Carpet floor mats
Door edge guards
Door sill scuff plates, stainless
Flat splash guards
Front end covers (full and mini)
Gearshift knob
Leather steering wheel
Molded splash guards
Pedal covers
Seat belt extenders
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Accessories
Side air deflector
Spoiler
Styled hood deflector
Tonneau cover (mini, for convertible top)
Universal floor mats
Wheels (chrome and painted)
For maximum vehicle performance, keep the
following information in mind when adding
accessories or equipment to your vehicle:
• When adding accessories, equipment, passengers
and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the
total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front
or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the
Safety compliance certification label). Consult
your dealer for specific weight information.
• The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
and Canadian Radio Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC) regulate the use of mobile
communications systems - such as two-way
radios, telephones and theft alarms - that are
equipped with radio transmitters. Any such
equipment installed in your vehicle should comply
with FCC or CRTC regulations and should be
installed only by a qualified service technician.
• Mobile communications systems may harm the
operation of your vehicle, particularly if they are
not properly designed for automotive use or are
not properly installed. When operated, such
systems may cause the engine to stumble or stall
or cause the transmission to be damaged or
operate improperly. In addition, such systems may
be damaged or their performance may be affected
by operating your vehicle. (Citizens band [CB]
transceivers, garage door openers and other
transmitters with outputs of five watts or less will
not ordinarily affect your vehicle’s operation.)
• Ford cannot assume responsibility for any adverse
effects or damage that may result from the use of
such equipment.
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Index
A
ABS (see Brakes) ... 140
Air bag supplemental
restraint
system .............. 114–115
and child safety
seats ....................... 116
description ............ 115
disposal .................. 119
driver air bag ........ 117
indicator
light .................. 11, 119
operation ............... 117
passenger
air bag .................... 117
Air cleaner filter ..... 237
Air conditioning
manual heating
and air conditioning
system ..................... 63
Antifreeze
(see Engine
coolant) ................... 206
Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) .... 140–141
Anti-theft system
warning light ........... 11
Audio system
(see Radio) .......... 19, 43
Automatic
transmission ............ 144
driving an automatic
overdrive ............... 146
fluid, adding .......... 228
fluid, checking ...... 228
fluid, refill
capacities ............... 238
fluid,
specification .......... 242
248
Auxiliary power
point ........................... 78
Axle
lubricant
specifications ... 240, 242
refill capacities ...... 238
traction lok ............ 144
B
Battery ..................... 203
acid, treating
emergencies .......... 203
charging system
warning light ........... 11
jumping a disabled
battery ................... 170
maintenance-free .. 203
replacement,
specifications ........ 237
servicing ................ 203
voltage gauge .......... 16
BeltMinder ............... 109
Brakes .............. 138, 141
anti-lock ......... 140–141
anti-lock brake
system (ABS)
warning light ... 13, 141
brake warning
light .......................... 14
fluid, checking
and adding ............ 226
fluid, refill
capacities ............... 238
fluid,
specifications ... 240, 242
lubricant
specifications ... 240, 242
parking .................. 139
shift interlock ........ 144
Break-in period ........... 5
Bulbs .......................... 71
Index
C
Console ...................... 84
Capacities for
refilling fluids .......... 238
Cargo net ................... 78
CD player .................. 43
CD-single premium ... 19
Certification Label .. 243
Changing a tire ....... 165
Child safety
restraints ................. 120
child safety
belts ....................... 120
Child safety seats .... 123
attaching with
tether straps ......... 127
in front seat .......... 125
in rear seat ............ 125
Cleaning your vehicle
engine
compartment ......... 188
instrument panel .. 190
interior ................... 191
plastic parts .......... 190
washing .................. 187
waxing ................... 187
wheels .................... 188
wiper blades .......... 190
Climate control
(see Air conditioning
or Heating) ................ 63
Clock .............. 24, 34, 48
Clutch
adjusting ................ 228
operation while
driving ................... 150
recommended
shift speeds ........... 151
Controls
power seat ............. 100
Convertible ................ 85
cleaning ................. 192
installation of
the boot ................... 86
lowering the
convertible top ........ 85
raising the
convertible top ........ 87
Coolant
checking and
adding .................... 206
refill
capacities ....... 212, 238
specifications ... 240, 242
Cruise control
(see Speed control) .. 80
Customer
Assistance ................ 157
Ford accessories
for your vehicle .... 192
Ford Extended
Service Plan .......... 178
Getting assistance
outside the U.S.
and Canada ........... 183
Getting roadside
assistance .............. 157
Getting the service
you need ............... 176
Ordering additional
owner’s literature . 184
The Dispute
Settlement Board . 179
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ................. 183
249
Index
D
Daytime running lamps
(see Lamps) .............. 67
Defrost
rear window ............ 66
Dipstick
automatic
transmission
fluid ........................ 228
engine oil ............... 199
Doors
lubricant
specifications ........ 240
Driving under
special conditions
through water ....... 153
E
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ........ 170
Emission control
system ...................... 223
Engine ...................... 242
check engine/service
engine soon light .... 11
cleaning ................. 188
coolant ................... 206
idle speed control .... 203
lubrication
specifications ... 240, 242
refill capacities ...... 238
service
points ............. 197–198
starting after
a collision .............. 159
Engine block
heater ....................... 137
Engine oil ................ 199
250
checking and
adding .................... 199
dipstick .................. 199
filter,
specifications ... 202, 237
recommendations .... 202
refill capacities ...... 238
specifications ... 240, 242
Exhaust fumes ........ 137
F
Floor mats ................. 85
Fluid capacities ....... 238
Foglamps ................... 67
Fuel .......................... 214
calculating fuel
economy ................ 219
cap ................... 12, 216
capacity ................. 238
choosing the
right fuel ................ 217
comparisons with
EPA fuel economy
estimates ............... 223
detergent in fuel ... 218
filling your
vehicle with
fuel ......... 214, 216, 219
filter,
specifications ... 219, 237
fuel pump shut-off
switch .................... 159
gauge ....................... 16
improving fuel
economy ................ 219
low fuel warning
light .......................... 13
octane
rating ............. 217, 242
quality .................... 218
Index
running out
of
fuel ......................... 218
safety information
relating to
automotive fuels ... 214
Fuses ........................ 160
G
Gas cap
(see Fuel cap) ... 12, 216
Gas mileage
(see
Fuel economy) ........ 219
Gauges ....................... 15
battery voltage
gauge ....................... 16
engine coolant
temperature
gauge ....................... 15
engine oil pressure
gauge ....................... 16
fuel gauge ................ 16
odometer ................. 17
speedometer ........... 17
tachometer .............. 17
trip odometer .......... 18
GAWR (Gross Axle
Weight Rating) ........ 154
definition ............... 154
driving with a
heavy load ............. 154
location .................. 154
GVWR (Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating) ........ 154
calculating ............. 154
definition ............... 154
driving with a
heavy load ............. 154
location .................. 154
H
Hazard flashers ....... 158
Head restraints ......... 99
Headlamps ................. 67
aiming ................ 68–69
bulb specifications .. 71
daytime running
lights ........................ 67
flash to pass ............ 68
high beam ......... 10, 68
replacing bulbs ....... 72
turning on and off .. 67
warning chime ........ 15
Heating
heating and air
conditioning
system ..................... 63
Hood ........................ 196
I
Ignition ............. 133, 242
removing the key .. 153
Infant seats (see
Safety seats) ........... 123
Inspection/maintenance
(I/M) testing ............ 224
Instrument panel
cleaning ................. 190
cluster ...................... 10
lighting up panel
and interior ............. 68
J
Jack .......................... 165
positioning ............. 165
storage ................... 165
251
Index
Jump-starting your
vehicle ...................... 170
K
Keys ..................... 95–97
key in ignition
chime ....................... 14
positions of the
ignition .................. 133
removing from
the ignition ............ 153
L
Lamps
bulb replacement
specifications
chart ........................ 71
cargo lamps ............. 68
daytime running
light .......................... 67
fog lamps ................. 67
headlamps ......... 67, 72
headlamps, flash
to pass ..................... 68
instrument panel,
dimming ................... 68
interior lamps ... 70, 72
replacing
bulbs .................. 71–75
Lane change indicator
(see Turn signal) ...... 70
Lights, warning and
indicator .................... 10
air bag ...................... 11
anti-lock brakes
(ABS) .............. 13, 141
anti-theft ................. 11
brake ........................ 14
charging system ...... 11
fuel cap light ........... 12
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high beam ............... 10
low fuel .................... 13
overdrive off ............ 13
safety belt ............... 10
service engine
soon ......................... 11
traction control
active ....................... 13
turn signal
indicator .................. 10
Limited slip axle
(see Traction Loc) .. 144
Load limits ............... 154
GAWR .................... 154
GVWR .................... 154
trailer towing ........ 154
Locks
doors ........................ 89
Lubricant
specifications ... 240, 242
Lug nuts,
anti-theft .................. 169
Lumbar support,
seats ......................... 100
M
Manual
transmission ............ 150
fluid capacities ...... 238
lubricant
specifications ........ 242
reverse ................... 152
Mirrors
side view mirrors
(power) ................... 80
Motorcraft
parts ................. 219, 237
O
Octane rating .......... 217
Index
Odometer ................... 17
Oil (see
Engine oil) ............... 199
Overdrive ........... 84, 146
P
Panic alarm feature,
remote entry
system ........................ 92
Parking brake .......... 139
Parts (see Motorcraft
parts) ....................... 237
Power distribution
box (see Fuses) ...... 163
Power door locks ...... 89
Power mirrors ........... 80
Power point ............... 78
Power steering ........ 142
fluid, checking
and adding ............ 225
fluid, refill
capacity ................. 238
fluid,
specifications ... 240, 242
Power Windows ......... 78
R
Radio .................... 19, 43
Radio reception ... 61–62
Rear window
defroster .................... 66
Relays ...................... 160
Remote entry
system .................. 91–92
illuminated entry .... 94
locking/unlocking
doors .................. 89, 92
opening the trunk ... 93
panic alarm ............. 92
replacement/additional
transmitters ............. 94
replacing the
batteries .................. 93
Roadside
assistance ................ 157
S
Safety belts (see
Safety restraints) ..... 14,
102, 104–107
Safety defects,
reporting .................. 186
Safety
restraints ... 102, 104–107
belt minder ........... 109
cleaning the
safety belts ............ 113
extension
assembly ................ 113
for adults ....... 104–107
for children ... 119–120
warning light
and chime ............... 10,
14, 108–109
Safety seats
for children .............. 123
Seat belts (see Safety
restraints) ................ 102
Seats .......................... 99
child safety seats .. 123
SecuriLock passive
anti-theft
system .................. 95–97
253
Index
Servicing your
vehicle ...................... 194
Traction-lok rear
axle .......................... 144
Spare tire
(see Changing
the Tire) .................. 165
Spark plugs,
specifications ... 237, 242
Specification chart,
lubricants ......... 240, 242
Speed control ............ 80
Speedometer ............. 17
Starting your
vehicle ...... 133–134, 136
jump starting ........ 170
Steering wheel
controls .............. 77, 80
tilting ....................... 77
Transmission
automatic
operation ............... 144
fluid, checking
and adding
(automatic) ........... 228
fluid, checking
and adding
(manual) ............... 231
fluid, refill
capacities ............... 238
lubricant
specifications ... 240, 242
manual operation .. 150
Trip odometer ........... 18
Trunk ......................... 89
remote release .. 85, 93
Turn signal .......... 10, 70
T
Tachometer ............... 17
Tires ......... 165, 232–234
changing ........ 165–166
checking the
pressure ................. 234
replacing ................ 235
rotating .................. 234
snow tires and
chains .................... 236
tire grades ............. 233
treadwear .............. 232
Towing ..................... 156
recreational
towing .................... 156
trailer towing ........ 156
wrecker .................. 175
Traction control ...... 142
active light .............. 13
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V
Vehicle dimensions . 242
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) ......... 244
Vehicle loading ........ 154
Ventilating your
vehicle ...................... 138
W
Warning chimes ... 14–15
Warning lights
(see Lights) ............... 10
Washer fluid ............ 199
Water, Driving
through .................... 153
Index
Windows
power ....................... 78
Windshield washer
fluid and wipers
checking and
adding fluid ........... 199
checking and
cleaning ................... 76
operation ................. 76
replacing wiper
blades ...................... 77
Wrecker towing ....... 175
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