Specifications | Ford 2002 F-150 Automobile User Manual

Table of Contents
Introduction
Instrument Cluster
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10
Warning and control lights
Gauges
10
16
Entertainment Systems
20
AM/FM stereo cassette
AM/FM stereo with CD
AM/FM stereo cassette (CD changer compatible)
CD changer
Climate Controls
Heater only
Manual heating and air conditioning
Electronic automatic temperature control
Lights
Headlamps
Turn signal control
Bulb replacement
Driver Controls
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
Power windows
Mirrors
Speed control (Cruise control)
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26
35
48
54
54
55
58
64
64
66
68
74
74
75
82
83
85
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Locks and Security
101
Keys
Locks
Anti-theft system
101
101
102
Seating and Safety Restraints
Seating
Safety restraints
Air bags
Child restraints
Driving
113
122
135
144
159
Starting
Brakes
Transmission operation
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
159
164
169
190
192
Roadside Emergencies
203
Getting roadside assistance
Hazard flasher switch
Fuel pump shut-off switch
Fuses and relays
Changing tires
Jump starting
Wrecker towing
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113
203
204
204
205
213
219
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Customer Assistance
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
227
235
Cleaning
236
Maintenance and Specifications
244
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Fuel information
Air filter(s)
Part numbers
Refill capacities
Lubricant specifications
246
249
253
261
279
284
285
289
Accessories
298
Index
302
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Introduction
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
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Additional owner information is given in separate publications.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 unless the
air bag can be and is turned OFF.
Snowplowing
Ford recommends the following specifications for low speed, personal
use snow removal:
• F-150 4x4 (except F-150 Supercrew, Lightning and Harley-Davidson
models)
• 5.4L engine
• Heavy-duty service package
• Super engine cooling
• Heavy-duty front suspension package
• Automatic transmission with auxiliary automatic transmission fluid
cooling
• All-terrain tires
• Limited slip and optional axle ratio.
Do not install a snowplow and plow with your vehicle until it has been
driven at least 800 km (500 miles).
F150 SuperCrew, F150 5.4L Supercharged “Lightning” and
Harley-Davidson F-150 Owners: Snowplowing
Your vehicle is not recommended for snowplowing. Ford makes no
representation as to the suitability of your vehicle for snowplowing, in
particular regarding the potential for exceeding vehicle weight limits,
airbag (SRS) deployment sensitivity, vehicle crash integrity, or
powertrain durability. The Snowplow Package Option is not available.
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Using your vehicle as an ambulance
Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.
Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation
Package.
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than
other types of vehicles.
Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Guide carefully.
Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.
Be sure to read Driving off road in the Driving chapter.
Notice to owners of natural gas fueled vehicles
Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the Dedicated Natural
Gas Vehicle supplement. This book contains important operation and
maintenance information.
Notice to owners of F150 5.4L Supercharged “Lightning” vehicles
Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the “SVT Lightning Truck
Owner’s Guide Supplement.” This book contains important operation and
maintenance information.
Notice to owners of the Harley-Davidson F-150
Note: Your vehicle is not designed to be operated off-road.
The undercab chrome bars are for decorative purposes only. Do not step
on these bars to enter or exit the vehicle.
Harley-Davidson F-150 vehicles are equipped with high performance
tires. When first driving the vehicle after is has been parked, you may
experience a temporary ride disturbance. This is a characteristic of the
tires used on the Harley-Davidson vehicles and should be no reason for
concern. The condition should correct itself within 10–15 miles of
driving.
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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 Lower
Anchor
Child Seat Tether
Anchor
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
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Power Windows
Front/Rear
Power Window Lockout
Child Safety Door
Lock/Unlock
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
Emission System/Check
Engine/Service Engine
Soon
Engine Air Filter
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
Jack
Check fuel cap
Low tire warning
MAX
MIN
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Instrument Cluster
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Standard instrument cluster
Optional instrument cluster
Harley-Davidson instrument cluster
DOOR
AJAR
THEFT
3
60 70 80
50
H
L
F
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
E
40
30 60
20 40
10 20
0
MPH
80
100
90
140 100
160
110
180
120
200
130
km/h
2
1
H
5
L
0
D 2
P RN D
PREMIUM
UNLEADED
FUEL ONLY
4
RPMX1000
120
SELECT/RESET
6
H
BRAKE
CRUISE
C
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may
become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may
illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions.
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Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the
bulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have
the respective system inspected immediately.
Service engine soon
Illuminates briefly to ensure the
SERVICE
system is functional. If it comes on
ENGINE
after the engine is started, one of
SOON
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 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.
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Check fuel cap
Illuminates when the fuel cap is not
installed 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.
Brake system warning
To confirm the brake system
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 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.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
To confirm the anti-lock brake
system (ABS) warning light is
ABS
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
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malfunctioned and is disabled, however, the normal brake system will
still function unless the brake warning light also remains illuminated and
parking brake is off. Refer to Brakes in the Driving chapter for more
information.
Safety belt
Illuminates to remind you to fasten
your safety belts. For more
information, refer to the Seating
and safety restraints chapter.
Air bag readiness
Illuminates to confirm that the air
bags (front or side) are operational.
If the light fails to illuminate,
continues to flash or remains on,
have the system serviced immediately.
Charging system
Illuminates when the battery is not
charging properly.
Oil pressure/Engine coolant
Illuminates when the engine coolant
temperature is above the normal
range or the engine oil pressure is
outside normal range. Check the
engine oil and coolant level refer to
Adding engine oil and Adding coolant in the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
Low fuel
Illuminates when the fuel level in
the fuel tank is at, or near, empty
(refer to Fuel gauge in this chapter
for more information).
LOW
FUEL
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Low washer fluid (if equipped)
Illuminates when the windshield
washer fluid is low.
Speed control (if equipped)
Illuminates when the speed control
is activated.
CRUISE
Transmission control indicator light (TCIL)
Illuminates when the overdrive
function of the transmission has
been turned OFF using the
Transmission Control Switch (TCS).
Refer to the Driving chapter for
transmission function and operation.
OVERDRIVE
If the light does not come on or if the light flashes steadily, have your
vehicle serviced as soon as possible, damage to the transmission could
occur.
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.
Door ajar
Illuminates when any door is open
(or not fully closed).
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DOOR
AJAR
Instrument Cluster
Anti-theft system (if equipped)
Refer to SecuriLock娂 passive
anti-theft system in the Locks and
Security chapter.
Four wheel drive low (if equipped)
Illuminates when four-wheel drive
low is is engaged. If the light
continues to flash have the system
serviced.
Four wheel drive indicator (if equipped)
Illuminates when the four-wheel
drive is engaged. If the light
continues to flash have the system
serviced.
LOW
RANGE
4x4
Safety belt warning chime
Sounds to remind you to fasten your safety belts.
BeltMinder姟 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.
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.
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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GAUGES
Standard instrument cluster gauges
Optional instrument cluster gauges
Harley-Davidson instrument cluster gauges
DOOR
AJAR
H
L
LOW
FUEL
F
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
E
16
50
40
80
30 60
20 40
10 20
0
MPH
THEFT
60 70 80
100
90
100
110
180
120
200
130
km/h
120
160
D 2
P RN D
PREMIUM
UNLEADED
FUEL ONLY
H
RPMX1000
140
L
H
SELECT/RESET
BRAKE
CRUISE
C
Instrument Cluster
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Indicates the 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.
H
C
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. If the gauge enters the red section, the oil
pressure/engine coolant and Check Engine/Service Engine Soon
indicators illuminate, refer to What you should know about fail-safe
cooling in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
Engine oil pressure gauge
Indicates engine oil pressure. At
normal operating temperature, the
needle will be in the normal range
H
(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
L
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.
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Battery voltage gauge
Indicates battery voltage. If the
pointer moves and stays outside the
normal operating range, have the
vehicle’s electrical system checked
as soon as possible.
H
L
Fuel gauge
Displays approximately how much
fuel is in the fuel tank. The fuel
gauge may vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
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.
F
E
A minimum of 22.2 L (six gallons) must be added to the fuel tank in order
for the gauge to instantaneously update. If less than six gallons is the
change, the gauge will take between five to twenty minutes to update.
Speedometer
Indicates the current vehicle speed.
Odometer
Registers the total kilometers
(miles) of the vehicle.
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Trip odometer
Registers the kilometers (miles) of
individual journeys. Press and
release the reset button until a ’T’
appears in the display (this
represents the trip mode). Press
and hold the button for three seconds to reset.
D 2
P RN D
Tachometer (if equipped)
Indicates the engine speed in
revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer
pointer at the top of the scale may
damage the engine.
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Entertainment Systems
AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE
VOL - PUSH ON
AM
CLK
ST
FM1
BASS
TREB
BAL
FADE
FM
SEEK
SCAN
SIDE
REW
EJ
TUNE
1
2
3
Volume/power control
Press the control to turn the audio
system on or off.
Turn the control to raise or lower
volume.
4
5
TAPE
AMS
1-2
FF
6
VOL - PUSH ON
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.
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Entertainment Systems
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
BASS
Treble adjust
The treble adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s treble output.
TREB
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound distribution can be
adjusted between the right and left
speakers
BAL
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be adjusted
between the front and rear
speakers.
FADE
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Entertainment Systems
Seek function
The seek function control works in radio mode.
Seek function in radio mode
to find the next
• Press
listenable station down the
frequency band.
to find the next
• Press
listenable station up the
frequency band.
Scan function
The scan function works in radio
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 SCAN control again to stop the scan
mode.
AM/FM select
The AM/FM select control works in
radio and tape modes.
AM
FM
AM/FM select in radio mode
This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the
AM control to select from AM selections, and press the FM control to
select from FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations.
AM/FM select in tape mode
Press this control to stop tape 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).
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Entertainment Systems
Setting memory preset stations
1. Select the frequency band with the AM or the 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.
1
2
3
Setting the clock
Press CLK to toggle between
listening frequencies and clock
mode while in radio mode.
To set the hour, press and hold the
CLK control and press the SEEK
control:
•
to decrease hours and
•
to increase hours.
4
5
6
CLK
TAPE
AMS
SEEK
TUNE
To set the minute, press and hold
the CLK control and press the
TUNE control:
CLK
TAPE
AMS
•
to decrease minutes and
•
to increase minutes.
SEEK
TUNE
The CLK control will allow you to switch between media display mode
(radio station, stereo information, etc.) and clock display mode (time).
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When in 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 band (whether or not
• Press
a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement.
Tape select
• To enter tape mode while in radio
mode, press the TAPE AMS
control.
CLK
TAPE
AMS
Automatic Music Search
The Automatic Music Search feature
allows you to quickly locate the
beginning of the tape selection
CLK
being played or to skip to the next
selection.
TAPE
To activate the feature, momentarily
AMS
depress the TAPE AMS button.
Then, press either REW (for the
beginning of the current selection) or FF (to advance to the next
selection). The tape deck stops and returns to play mode when the AMS
circuit senses a blank section on the tape.
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Entertainment Systems
In order to ensure proper operation of the AMS feature, the tape MUST
have a blank section of at least four seconds duration between programs.
Rewind
The rewind control works in tape
mode.
To rewind in tape mode, press the
REW control.
SIDE
REW
1-2
FF
Fast forward
The fast forward control works in
SIDE 1 - 2
tape mode.
To fast forward in tape mode, press
REW FF
the FF control.
In the tape mode, tape direction will automatically reverse when the end
of the tape is reached.
Tape direction select
Press SIDE and 1–2 at the same
time to play the alternate side of a
tape.
Eject function
Press the control to stop and eject a
tape.
SIDE
REW
1-2
FF
EJ
Dolby姞 noise reduction
Dolby威 noise reduction operates
only in tape mode. Dolby威 noise
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reduction reduces the amount of
hiss and static during tape playback.
control to activate (and deactivate) Dolby威 noise
Press the
reduction.
Dolby威 noise reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby威
Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “Dolby威” and the double-D symbol
are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO/SINGLE CD RADIO
BASS
BAL
SEL
TREB
VOL
PUSH ON
FADE
EJ
CD
MUTE
SCAN
AM
FM
AUTO
TUNE
SEEK
REW
FF
1
2
3
4
RDS
COMP
SHUFF
5
6
Your audio system is equipped with selective lighting, a unique lighting
strategy. This lighting feature is operable when the headlamps are
illuminated. During the operation of any selected mode, lighting for the
individual function controls will either illuminate or turn off. Those
controls which have a function for the specific mode of operation
selected will be lit, while the controls which have no function for that
mode will be turned off.
Volume/power control
Press the control to turn the audio
system on or off.
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Entertainment Systems
Turn the 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.
Speed sensitive volume (if equipped)
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.
With the radio on, press and hold
the volume control for five seconds,
then press:
•
to increase volume
compensation
•
to decrease or shut off the
volume compensation
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
SEL
BASS
SEL
TREB
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Entertainment Systems
Treble adjust
The treble adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s treble output.
BASS
SEL
TREB
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound distribution can be
adjusted between the right and left
speakers.
BAL
SEL
FADE
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be adjusted
between the front and rear
speakers.
BAL
SEL
FADE
Seek function
The seek function control works in radio, CD and CD changer mode (if
equipped).
Seek function in radio mode
to find the next
• Press
listenable station down the
frequency band.
• Press
SEEK
to find the next listenable station up the frequency band.
Seek function for CD or CD changer (if equipped)
to seek to the previous
• Press
track of the current disc. If a
selection has been playing for
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SEEK
Entertainment Systems
three seconds or more and you press
, the CD changer will replay
that selection from the beginning.
• 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,
CD and CD changer mode
(if equipped).
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 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.
AM/FM select
The AM/FM select control works in
radio, CD and CD changer modes (if
equipped).
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 CD or CD changer mode (if equipped)
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.
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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.
REW
FF
1
2
3
4
COMP
SHUFF
5
6
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 AUTO control.
3. When the first six strong stations
AUTO
are filled, the station stored 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.
To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system’s manually set
memory stations, press the AUTO control again.
Setting the clock
Press the RDS control until SELECT
HOUR or SELECT MINS is
RDS
displayed.
Use the SEL control to manually set
the time.
• Press
to increase
hours/minutes.
SEL
to decrease
• Press
hours/minutes.
Tune adjust
The tune control works in radio or CD changer mode (if equipped).
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Tune adjust in radio mode
to move to the next
• Press
TUNE
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 band (whether or not
• Press
a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement.
Tune adjust for CD changer
• Press
to select the previous
TUNE
disc in the CD changer. (Play will
begin on the first track of the
disc unless the CD changer is in shuffle mode.) Refer to Shuffle
feature for more information. Hold the control to continue reversing
through the disc.
to select the next disc in the CD changer. Hold the control
• Press
to fast-forward through the remaining discs.
CD select
To begin CD play (if CD[s] are loaded), press the CD control. The first
track of the disc will begin playing. After that, CD play will begin where
it stopped last. Press the CD control again to toggle between CD and CD
changer mode (if equipped).
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75
in) 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 felt tip marker rather than adhesive
labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
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Rewind
The rewind control works in CD
REW
mode.
1
• In CD mode, pressing the REW
control for less than three
seconds results in slow rewind. Pressing the control for more than
three seconds results in fast rewind.
Fast forward
The fast forward control works in
FF
CD mode.
2
• In CD mode, pressing the control
for less than three seconds
results in slow forward action. Pressing the control for more than
three seconds results in fast forward action.
Eject function
Press the control to stop and eject a
CD.
Compression feature (if equipped)
Compression adjust brings soft and
loud CD passages together for a
more consistent listening level.
Press the COMP control to activate
and deactivate compression adjust.
Shuffle feature (if equipped)
The shuffle feature operates in CD
changer mode and plays all tracks
on the current disc in random order.
The shuffle feature continues to the
next disc after all tracks are played.
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COMP
5
SHUFF
6
Press the SHUFFLE control to start this feature. Random order play will
continue until the SHUFFLE control is pressed again.
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Mute mode
Press the control to mute the
playing media. Press the control
again to return to the playing media.
Radio data system (RDS) feature
This feature allows your audio
system to receive station
identification or program type from
RDS-equipped FM radio station.
MUTE
RDS
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recommend FM radio
broadcasters to use RDS technology to transmit information. FM radio
stations are independently operated and individually elect to use RDS
technology to transmit station ID and program type as desired.
Press the RDS control until RDS ON or RDS OFF appear in the display.
Use the SEL control to enable (ON) or disable (OFF) the feature. Once
activated, you can choose from the following items:
Traffic
• Press the RDS control until
TRAFFIC is displayed.
• Use the SEL control to select ON
or OFF. With the feature on, use
the SEEK or SCAN control to
find a radio station broadcasting a
traffic report (if it is broadcasting
RDS data).
Program type
• Press the RDS control until FIND
program type is displayed.
RDS
SEL
RDS
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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
SEL
• Country
• Info
• Jazz
• Oldies
• R&B
• Religious
• Rock
• Soft
• Top 40
Show
• With RDS activated, press the
RDS control until SHOW is
displayed.
RDS
• Use the SEL control to select
TYPE, NAME or NONE.
SEL
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PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE (CD CHANGER COMPATIBLE)
BASS
BAL
SEL
TREB
VOL
PUSH ON
CD
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TAPE
AM
FM
TUNE
SEEK
MUTE
REW
FF
SIDE 1.2
1
2
3
RDS
SCAN
4
FADE
AUTO
COMP
SHUFF
5
6
Your audio system is equipped with selective lighting, a unique lighting
strategy. This lighting feature is operable when the headlamps are
illuminated. During the operation of any selected mode, lighting for the
individual function controls will either illuminate or turn off. Those controls
which have a function for the specific mode of operation selected will be lit,
while the controls which have no function for that mode will be turned off.
Volume/power control
Press the control to turn the audio
system on or off.
VOL
PUSH ON
Turn the control to raise or lower
volume.
VOL
PUSH ON
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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 (if equipped)
With this feature, radio volume automatically changes 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.
With the radio on, press and hold
the volume control for five seconds,
until the display reads SPEED VOL,
VOL
then press:
PUSH ON
•
to increase volume
compensation
•
to decrease or shut off the
volume compensation
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
Press the BASS control. Use the
SEL control to increase or decrease
the amount of bass.
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SEL
BASS
SEL
TREB
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Treble adjust
The treble adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease 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 distribution can be
adjusted between the right and left
speakers.
Press the BAL control. Use the SEL
control to adjust the sound between
the speakers.
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be adjusted
between the front and rear
speakers.
Press the FADE control. Use the
SEL control to adjust the sound
between the front and rear
speakers.
BASS
SEL
TREB
BAL
SEL
FADE
BAL
SEL
FADE
Seek function
The seek function control works in radio, tape or CD mode (if
equipped).
Seek function in radio mode
to find the next
• Press
listenable station down the
frequency band.
• Press
SEEK
to find the next listenable station up the frequency band.
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Seek function in tape mode
to listen to the previous
• Press
SEEK
selection on the tape or return to
the beginning of the current
selection.
• Press
to listen to the next selection on the tape.
Seek function for CD changer
• Press
to seek to the previous
SEEK
track of the current disc. If a
selection has been playing for
three seconds or more and you press
, the CD changer will replay
that selection from the beginning.
• 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,
tape or CD mode (if equipped).
SCAN
Scan function in radio mode
Press the SCAN control to activate scan mode and to hear a brief
sampling of all listenable stations on the frequency band.
Press the SCAN control again to disengage scan mode.
Scan function in tape mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of all selections on the
tape. The tape will scan 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 SCAN control again.
Scan function in CD mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of all selections on the
CD. The CD will scan 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 control works in
radio, tape and CD modes (if
equipped).
AM
FM
AM/FM select in radio mode
The AM/FM control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands.
Press the control to toggle 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 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.
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.
REW
FF
SIDE 1.2
1
2
3
4
COMP
SHUFF
5
6
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.
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Starting autoset memory preset
1. Select a frequency using the AM/FM select controls.
2. Press the AUTO control.
3. When the first six strong stations
AUTO
are filled, the station stored 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.
To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system’s manually set
memory stations, press the control again.
Setting the clock with radio data system (RDS) feature
Press the RDS control until SELECT
HOUR or SELECT MINS is
RDS
displayed.
Use the SEL control to manually set
the time.
to increase
• Press
hours/minutes.
SEL
to decrease
• Press
hours/minutes.
Tune adjust
The tune control works in radio or CD mode (if equipped).
Tune adjust in radio mode
to move to the next
• Press
TUNE
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 band (whether or not
• Press
a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement.
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Tune adjust for CD changer
to select the previous
• Press
TUNE
disc in the CD changer. (Play will
begin on the first track of the
disc unless the CD changer is in shuffle mode.) Refer to Shuffle
feature for more information. Hold the control to continue reversing
through the discs.
• Press
to select the next disc in the CD changer. Hold the control
to fast-forward through the remaining discs.
Tape/CD select
• To begin tape play (with a tape
loaded into the audio system)
CD
TAPE
while in the radio or CD mode,
press the TAPE control. Press the
button during rewind or fast forward to stop the rewind or fast
forward function.
• To begin CD play (if equipped
with CD changer), ensure that
CD
TAPE
the CDs are loaded. Press the CD
control. The first track of the disc
will begin playing. After that, CD play will begin where it stopped last.
Rewind
The rewind control works in tape
REW
and CD modes.
1
• 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 for less than three seconds
results in slow rewind. Pressing the control for more than three
seconds results in fast rewind.
Fast forward
The fast forward control works in
tape and CD modes (if equipped).
• In the tape mode, tape direction
will automatically reverse when
the end of the tape is reached.
FF
2
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• In CD mode, pressing the control for less than three seconds results in
slow forward action. Pressing the control for more than three seconds
results in fast forward action.
Tape direction select
Press SIDE 1–2 to play the alternate
side of a tape.
SIDE 1-2
3
Eject function
Press the control to stop and eject a
tape.
Dolby姞 noise reduction
Dolby威 noise reduction operates
only in tape mode. Dolby威 noise
reduction reduces the amount of
hiss and static during tape playback.
Press the
reduction.
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4
control to activate (and deactivate) Dolby威 noise
The Dolby威 noise reduction system is manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby威 and the double-D
symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby威 Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
Compression feature
Compression adjust brings soft and
loud CD passages together for a
more consistent listening level.
Press the COMP control to activate
and deactivate compression adjust.
COMP
5
The effect of the feature varies with the music content.
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Shuffle feature
The shuffle feature operates in CD
mode 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 are played.
SHUFF
6
Press the SHUFFLE control to start this feature. Random order play will
continue until the SHUFFLE control is pressed again.
Mute mode
Press the control to mute the
playing media. Press the control
again to return to the playing media.
MUTE
Radio data system (RDS) feature
This feature allows your audio system to receive station identification or
program type from RDS-equipped FM radio stations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recommend FM radio
broadcasters to use RDS technology to transmit information. FM radio
stations are independently operated and individually elect to use RDS
technology to transmit station ID and program type as desired.
Press the RDS control until RDS ON
or RDS OFF appears in the display.
RDS
Use the SEL control to enable (ON)
or disable (OFF) the feature. With
the RDS activated, press the SEL
control to scroll through the
following selections:
Traffic
• Press the RDS control until
TRAFFIC is displayed.
SEL
RDS
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• Use the SEL control to select ON
or OFF. With the feature on, use
the SEEK or SCAN control to
SEL
find a radio station broadcasting a
traffic report (if it is broadcasting
RDS data).
Traffic information is not available in most U.S. markets.
Program type
• Press the RDS control until the
FIND program type is displayed.
• 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
RDS
SEL
• Country
• Info
• Jazz
• Oldies
• R&B
• Religious
• Rock
• Soft
• Top 40
Show
• With RDS activated, press the
RDS control until SHOW is
displayed.
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• Use the SEL control to select
TYPE (the display shows the
program type), NAME (the
display shows the call letters of
the station) or NONE.
SEL
HARLEY-DAVIDSON REAR SEAT CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
The rear seat controls allow the
- VOLUME +
MODE
middle seat passengers to operate
the radio, tape, CD or CD changer
(if equipped).
SEEK
To turn on the rear seat controls,
press the memory preset controls 3
will
and 5 at the same time. The
appear in the display.
Pressing 3 and 5 at the same time
again will turn the rear seat controls
off.
REW
FF
SIDE 1-2
1
2
3
MEMORY
4
COMP
SHUFFLE
5
6
If there is a discrepancy between the rear seat and the front audio
controls, (such as both trying to listen to the same playing media), the
front audio system will receive the desired selection.
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ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Press the + control to increase
volume.
Press the - control to decrease
volume.
- VOLUME +
MODE
SEEK
MEMORY
From the rear seat controls, volume control can be set no higher than
the current radio setting unless the speakers are turned off. Refer to
Turning speakers on and off.
TURNING THE SPEAKERS ON AND OFF
Press to turn all speakers on or off.
- VOLUME +
MODE
SEEK
MEMORY
USING HEADPHONES
Plug a 3.5 mm headphone (not included) into the
speaker on/off control to operate the headphones.
jack. Press the
The speakers will cut out once the speaker on/off control is pressed.
Press the control again to deactivate the headphones.
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MODE SELECT
Push the MODE control to toggle
between AM, FM1, FM2, tape, CD or
CD changer (if equipped).
MEMORY PRESET CONTROL
Push the MEMORY control
successively to allow rear seat
passengers to scroll through the 6
memory presets in AM, FM1 or
FM2.
Push the MEMORY control in CD
changer mode (if equipped) to
advance to the next disc.
- VOLUME +
MODE
SEEK
MEMORY
- VOLUME +
MODE
SEEK
MEMORY
- VOLUME +
MODE
SEEK
MEMORY
SEEK FUNCTION
to find
• In radio mode, press
the next listenable station down
the frequency band.
to find
• In radio mode, press
the next listenable station up the
frequency band.
• In tape mode, use the SEEK
or
function to access the next
previous
selection.
• In CD mode (if equipped), use the SEEK function to access the
or previous
selection.
next
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CD CHANGER (IF EQUIPPED)
The CD changer is in one of the following locations:
• behind the passenger’s seat (Regular Cab only)
• in the center console (SuperCab/SuperCrew with Captain’s chairs)
• under the rear bench on the driver’s side (see instructions below)
(SuperCab with bench seats)
• in the stowage bin on the passenger’s side (SuperCrew with bench
seats)
1. Slide the door to access the CD
changer magazine.
2. Press
to eject the magazine.
3. Turn the magazine (A) over.
4. Using the disc holder release
knob (C), pull the disc holder (B)
out of the magazine.
A
B
C
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A
If you pull too hard on the disc holder, the disc holder may come
completely out of the magazine. If this happens, reinsert the disc holder
back into the magazine while pressing on the lever (A).
5. Line up the CD with the groove
of the disc holder. Ensure that the
label on the CD faces downwards.
6. Press in on the disc holder until it
locks securely into the magazine. If
the disc holders are not fully locked
into the magazine, the unit will not
operate.
Ensure that the disc holder is
evenly inserted and at the same
level as the magazine (A). The unit
will not operate if the disc holder is
not inserted at the same level (B).
A
B
If your CD changer is located under the rear bench, the following
instructions apply for loading discs:
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1. The holders DO NOT pull out.
Load the discs into the magazine
slots (numbered 1 through 6 on the
window) one at a time with labeled
surfaces upward.
2. Start with the bottom slot
number 1.
3. Insert the loaded magazine into
the CD changer with the arrow on
the top of the magazine pointing
toward the changer.
To remove discs:
1. Slide the corresponding lever on
the opposite side of the magazine
window. The disc will partially eject.
2. Remove the disc.
Radio power must be turned on to
play the CDs in the changer. The
magazine may be stored in the glove
box when not being used.
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 COMPACT DISC MAGAZINE
INSERT IN THIS DIRECTION
INSERT EACH COMPACT DISC
WITH THE LABEL SURFACE
FACING UP
The CD magazine may be inserted or ejected with the radio power off.
ONLY use the magazine supplied with the CD changer, other types will
damage the unit.
Keep the CD changer door closed. Coins and foreign objects will damage
the CD player and void your audio system warranty.
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75
in) 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 felt tip marker rather than adhesive
labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE CD CHANGER (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.
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.
CD AND CD CHANGER 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 each slot of the CD changer
magazine.
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75 in)
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 felt
tip marker rather than adhesive labels. Ball point pens may damage
CDs. Please contact your dealer for further information.
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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.
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.
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.
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• 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
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
LO
PANEL
OFF
PANEL &
FLOOR
FLOOR
FLR
& DEF
HI
DEF
COOL
WARM
Fan speed control
Controls the volume of air circulated
in the vehicle.
LO
HI
Temperature control knob
Controls the temperature of the
airflow inside the vehicle. On
heater-only systems, the air cannot be
cooled below the outside temperature.
COOL
WARM
Mode selector control
Controls the direction of the airflow
to the inside of the vehicle.
• PANEL – Distributes outside air
through the instrument panel
registers.
• OFF – Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short
periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from
entering the vehicle.
• PANEL & FLOOR – Distributes outside air through the instrument
panel registers and the floor ducts.
• FLOOR – Distributes outside air through the floor ducts.
• FLOOR & DEF – Distributes outside air through the floor ducts and
the windshield defroster ducts.
– Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
• DEF
ducts. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield.
Operating tips
• In humid weather, place the climate control system in Defrost (
)
before driving. This will reduce fogging on your windshield. Once the
windshield has been cleared, select any desired position.
PANEL
OFF
PANEL &
FLOOR
FLOOR
FLR
& DEF
DEF
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• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle, do not drive with the
climate control system in the OFF position.
• Under normal weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate control
system should be left in any position other than OFF position when
the vehicle is parked. This allows the vehicle to “breathe” through the
outside air inlet duct.
• Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate
control system should be left in the OFF position when the vehicle is
parked. This allows the climate control system to be free from
contamination of outside pollutants.
• Do not place objects under the front seat which may interfere with
the airflow to the rear seats (if equipped).
• Remove any snow, ice, or leaves from the air intake area (at the base
of the windshield and underneath the hood).
• Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects may
block airflow and reduce your visibility through the windshield. Avoid
placing small objects on top of the instrument panel. These objects
can fall into the defroster outlets and block airflow, in addition to,
damaging 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.
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
(IF EQUIPPED)
LO
PANEL
A/C
MAX
A/C
HI
OFF
PANEL &
FLOOR
FLOOR
FLR
& DEF
DEF
COOL
WARM
Fan speed control
Controls the volume of air circulated
in the vehicle.
LO
HI
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Temperature control knob
Controls the temperature of the
airflow inside the vehicle.
COOL
WARM
Mode Selector Control
Controls the direction of the airflow
to the inside of the vehicle.
The air conditioning compressor can
operate in all modes except PANEL
and FLOOR. However, the air
conditioning will only function if the outside temperature is about 6°C
(43°F) or higher.
Since the air conditioner removes considerable moisture from the air
during operation, it is normal if clear water drips on the ground under
the air conditioner drain while the system is working and even after you
have stopped the vehicle.
• MAX A/C – Uses recirculated air to cool the vehicle. MAX A/C is
noisier than A/C but more economical and will cool the inside of the
vehicle faster. Airflow will be from the instrument panel registers. This
mode can also be used to prevent undesirable odors from entering the
vehicle.
• A/C – Uses outside air to cool the vehicle. It is quieter than MAX A/C
but not as economical. Airflow will be from the instrument panel
registers.
• PANEL – Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers.
However, the air will not be cooled below the outside temperature
because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode.
• OFF – Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short
periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from
entering the vehicle.
• PANEL & FLOOR – Distributes outside air through the instrument panel
registers and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are
provided in this mode. For added customer comfort, when the
temperature control knob is anywhere in between the full hot and full
cold positions, the air distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly
warmer than the air sent to the instrument panel registers.
PANEL
A/C
MAX
A/C
OFF
PANEL &
FLOOR
FLOOR
FLR
& DEF
DEF
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• FLOOR – Allows for maximum heating by distributing outside air
through the floor ducts. However, the air will not be cooled below the
outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in
this mode.
• FLR & DEF – Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
ducts and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are
provided in this mode. For added customer comfort, the air
distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air
sent to the windshield defroster ducts. If the temperature is about 6°C
(43°F) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the
air to reduce fogging.
• DEF
– Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
ducts. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. If the
temperature is about 6°C (43°F) or higher, the air conditioner will
automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging.
Operating tips
• In humid weather conditions, place the climate control system in
Defrost mode before driving. This will reduce fogging on your
windshield. Once the windshield has been cleared, operate the climate
control system as desired.
• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in cold weather
conditions, don’t drive with the climate control system in the OFF or
MAX A/C position.
• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in warm weather
conditions, don’t drive with the climate control system in the OFF
position.
• Under normal weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate control
system should be left in any position other than the MAX A/C or OFF
when the vehicle is parked. This allows the vehicle to “breathe”
through the outside air inlet duct.
• Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate
control system should be left in the OFF position when the vehicle is
parked. This allows the climate control system to be free from
contamination of outside pollutants.
• If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during warm
weather conditions, the air conditioner will perform more efficiently in
cooling the vehicle if driven for two or three minutes with the
windows open. This will force most of the hot, stale air out of the
vehicle. Once the vehicle has been “aired out”, operate the climate
control system as desired.
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• Do not put objects under the front seat which may interfere with the
airflow to the rear seats (if equipped).
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the
bottom of the windshield and underneath the hood).
• Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects can
block airflow and reduce visibility through your windshield. Avoid
placing small objects on top of the instrument panel. These objects
may fall down into the defroster outlets and block airflow, in addition
to, damaging the climate control system.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather conditions:
1. Select the position that distributes air through the Panel and Floor.
2. Set the temperature control to full heat.
3. Set the fan speed to full fan.
4. Direct the outer panel vents towards the side windows.
5. To increase airflow to the outer panel vents, close the central panel vents.
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC)
SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The EATC system will maintain a
selected temperature and
AUTO
automatically control airflow. You
can override automatic operation
with any of the override controls,
the fan speed control or the steering
wheel controls (if equipped).
OFF
F
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
Turning the EATC on
Press AUTOMATIC, any of the
override controls or the fan speed
control. The EATC will only operate
when the vehicle is running.
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VENT
PNL • FLR
FLOOR
FLR • DEF
VENT
PNL • FLR
FLOOR
DEF
OFF
F
AUTO
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
HI
AUTOMATIC
LO
HI
AUTOMATIC
FLR • DEF
DEF
LO
Climate Controls
Turning the EATC system off
Press OFF. The outside temperature
function will continue to operate
until the ignition is turned off.
HI
OFF
AUTOMATIC
FLR • DEF
DEF
LO
Automatic operation
Press AUTOMATIC and select the desired temperature. The selected
temperature and the word AUTO will appear in the display window. The
EATC system will either heat or cool to achieve the selected
temperature. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow
location and if outside air or recirculated air is required. Fan speed
remains automatic unless the fan speed thumbwheel is turned or the
steering wheel fan speed control (if equipped) is pressed.
When in AUTOMATIC and weather conditions require heat, air will be
sent to the floor. However, if the engine is not warm enough to provide
heat, the fan will be at a low speed and the air will be directed to the
windshield. In approximately 31⁄2 minutes or less, the fan speed will start
to increase and the airflow location will change to the floor area.
If unusual conditions exist (i.e.-window fogging, etc.), the manual
override controls allow you to select airflow locations and the fan control
allows you to adjust fan speed as necessary.
Temperature selection
The display window indicates the
selected temperature, function
(AUTO or one of the override
controls) and manual control of fan
) if automatic fan speed is not desired.
speed (
˚F
AUTO
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To control the temperature, select
any temperature between 18°C
(65°F) and 29°C (85°F) by pressing
the blue (cooler) or red (warmer)
buttons.
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
VENT
PNL • FLR
For continuous maximum cooling, push the blue button until 16°C
(60°F) is shown in the display window. The EATC will continue
maximum cooling (disregarding the displayed temperature) until a
warmer temperature is selected by pressing the red control.
For continuous maximum heating, push the red button until 32°C (90°F)
is shown in the display window. The EATC will continue maximum
heating (disregarding the displayed temperature) until a cooler
temperature is selected by pressing the blue control.
Temperature conversion
at
Press MAX A/C and DEF
the same time (for one second) to
AUTO
switch between Fahrenheit and
Celsius.
The English/Metric (E/M) control on
the trip computer and message center (if equipped) will not change
temperature display.
OFF
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
Fan speed (
VENT
PNL • FLR
FLOOR
FLR • DEF
DEF
)
When AUTOMATIC is pressed, fan
speed is adjusted automatically for
existing conditions. You can override
fan speed at any time. To control fan
speed manually, use the thumbwheel
to cancel automatic fan speed
operation. Rotate the thumbwheel or press the steering wheel controls (if
equipped) up for higher fan speed or down for lower fan speed.
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HI
AUTOMATIC
LO
Climate Controls
The display will show
to
indicate manual fan operation.
˚F
AUTO
To return to automatic fan operation, press AUTOMATIC.
Manual override controls
The manual override controls allow
you to determine where airflow is
directed. To return to full automatic
control, press AUTOMATIC.
OFF
F
AUTO
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
VENT
PNL • FLR
FLOOR
HI
AUTOMATIC
FLR • DEF
DEF
LO
The air conditioning compressor can operate in all modes except FLOOR
and VENT. It will also operate only when required when AUTOMATIC
has been selected. However, the air conditioning will only function if the
outside temperature is about 6°C (43°F) or higher.
Since the air conditioner removes considerable moisture from the air
during operation, it is normal if clear water drips on the ground under
the air conditioner drain while the system is working and even after you
have stopped the vehicle.
• MAX A/C - Uses recirculated air to cool the vehicle. The temperature
will display 16°C (60°F). To exit, press AUTOMATIC or any other
override controls. MAX A/C is louder than normal A/C but more
economical and will cool the inside of the vehicle faster. Airflow is
from the instrument panel registers. This mode can also be used to
prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle.
• VENT - Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers.
However, the air cannot be cooled below the outside temperature
because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode.
• PNL•FLR - Distributes outside air through the instrument panel
registers and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities
are provided in this mode. The air will be heated or cooled based on
the temperature selection. For added customer comfort, the air
distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air
sent to the instrument panel registers.
• FLOOR - Distributes outside air through the floor ducts. However, the
air cannot be cooled below the outside temperature because the air
conditioning does not operate in this mode.
• FLR•DEF - Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts
and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided
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in this mode. The air will be heated or cooled based on the temperature
selection. For added customer comfort, the air distributed through the
floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air sent to the windshield
defroster ducts. If the temperature is about 6°C (43°F) or higher, the air
conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging.
• DEF
- Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
ducts. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. If the
outside air temperature is about 6°C (43°F) or higher, the air
conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging.
• OFF-Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short
periods of time only, use this mode to reduce undesirable odors from
entering the vehicle.
Displaying outside temperature
Press OUTSIDE TEMP to display
the outside air temperature. It will
be displayed until OUTSIDE TEMP
is pressed again.
OUTSIDE TEMP
MAX A/C
VENT
PNL • FLR
If the selected temperature is changed while the outside temperature is
displayed, the new temperature will be displayed for four seconds after it
is changed, then the outside temperature will return to the window.
If a manual override function is selected while the outside temperature is
displayed, the new function will be displayed for four seconds after it is
changed, then the outside temperature will return to the window along
with the override selection.
The outside temperature reading is most accurate when the vehicle is
moving. Higher readings may be obtained when the vehicle is not
moving. The readings that you get may not agree with temperatures
given on the radio due to differences in vehicle and station locations.
Operating tips
• In humid weather conditions, place the climate control system in DEF
before driving. This will reduce fogging on your windshield. Once the
windshield has been cleared, operate the climate control system as
desired.
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• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in cold weather conditions,
don’t drive with the climate control system in the OFF or MAX A/C
position.
• To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in warm weather conditions,
don’t drive with the climate control system in the OFF position.
• Under normal weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate control
system should be left in any position other than MAX A/C or OFF
when the vehicle is parked. This allows the vehicle to “breathe”
through the outside air inlet duct.
• Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate
control system should be left in the OFF position when the vehicle is
parked. This allows the climate control system to be free from
contamination of outside pollutants.
• If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during warm
weather conditions, the air conditioner will perform more efficiently in
cooling the vehicle if driven for two or three minutes with the windows
open. This will force most of the hot, stale air out of the vehicle. Once the
vehicle has been “aired out”, operate the climate control system as desired.
• Don’t put objects under the front seat that will interfere with the
airflow to the rear seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects can
block airflow and reduce your ability to see through your windshield.
Avoid placing small objects on top of the instrument panel. These
objects may fall down into the defroster outlets and block airflow, in
addition to damaging the climate control system.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather conditions:
1. Select PNL • FLR
2. Set the temperature control to full heat
3. Set the fan speed control to HI
4. Direct the outer panel vents towards the side windows.
To increase airflow to the outer panel vents, close the central panel vents.
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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HEADLAMP CONTROL
Rotate the headlamp control to the
first position to turn on the parking
lamps.
Rotate to the second position to
turn on the headlamps.
A
Autolamp control
(if equipped)
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the headlamp control.
The autolamp system also keeps the
lights on for approximately 20
seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the OFF position.
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise.
A
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise to the OFF position.
• Foglamps are not controlled by the autolamps. In order to turn on the
foglamps, you must turn the lamp switch to the
position and
pull toward you for foglamps.
Foglamp control (if equipped)
The headlamp control also operates
the foglamps. The foglamps can be
turned on only when the headlamp
position and
control is in the
the high beams are not turned on.
Pull headlamp control towards you
to turn foglamps on. The foglamp
will illuminate.
indicator light
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Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output.
To activate:
• the ignition must be in the ON position and
• the headlamp control is in the OFF, parking lamp or autolamp
position.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system
does not activate with 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.
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PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel and all applicable
switches in the vehicle during
headlamp and parklamp operation.
Move the control to the full upright
position, past detent, to turn on the
interior lamps.
Move the control to the full down
position, past detent, to prevent the
interior lights from illuminating when the doors are opened.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps
should be checked by a qualified service technician.
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn
signal.
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INTERIOR LAMPS
Map lamps
To turn on the map lamps, press the
control next to each lamp.
If equipped with a moon roof, the
map lamps are located on the moon
roof control panel. Press the control
next to the map lamp to illuminate
the lamp.
AUTO
ROOF
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
The dome lamp lights when the
control is in the DOOR (left)
position and:
• any door is opened.
• the instrument panel dimmer
switch is held up until the
courtesy lamps come on.
• any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is OFF.
The rear dome lamp can be turned ON (center) or OFF (right) by
sliding the control.
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Courtesy/reading lamps
The courtesy lamp lights when:
• any door is opened.
• the instrument panel dimmer
switch is held up until the
courtesy lamps come on.
• the remote entry controls are
pressed and the ignition is OFF.
The reading lamps can be turned on
by pressing the rocker controls next to each lamp.
Rear door lamps (if equipped)
The rear door lamps lights when:
• any door is opened.
• the instrument panel dimmer
switch is held up until the
courtesy lamps come on.
• the remote entry controls are
pressed and the ignition is OFF.
The rear door lamps can be turned
on by pressing the rocker controls next to each lamp.
BULBS
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of the following lamps frequently:
• Headlamps
• Foglamps (if equipped)
• High-mount brakelamp
• Brakelamps
• Turn signal lamps
• License plate lamp
• Tail lamps
• Back-up lamps
Do not remove lamp bulbs unless they can be replaced immediately with
new ones. If a bulb is removed for an extended period of time,
contaminants may enter the lamp housings and affect lamp performance.
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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
Number of
bulbs
2
2
2
2
2
Trade number
Headlamps
9007
Front park/turn lamps
3157AK (amber)
Foglamps
91451
Backup lamp
3156K
Rear stop/turn/sidemarker/tail
3457K
lamp
High-mount brakelamp
1
912
Cargo lamp
2
912
License plate lamp
2
168
Signal mirror lamp (if equipped)
2
906/921
Running board lamp (if equipped)
4
168
All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer
1
Harley Davidson package uses bulb number H1 12V
Replacing headlamp bulbs
1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the OFF position.
2. Open the hood.
3. If equipped, remove headlamp
covers.
4. At the back of the headlamp, pull
clips rearward and up (about 3⁄4
inch) to release the headlamp
assembly.
5. Slide headlamp assembly forward
and off of guide ribs to expose the
back of the bulb and wiring
connector.
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6. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the bulb by pulling
rearward.
7. Remove bulb retainer ring by
turning it counterclockwise, then
slide the ring off the plastic base.
8. Without turning, carefully pull
bulb assembly out of headlamp
assembly and replace.
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.
9. Insert the glass end of the new bulb into the headlamp assembly.
When the grooves in the plastic base are aligned, push the bulb into the
lamp assembly until the plastic base contacts the rear of the lamp
assembly.
10. Install bulb retaining ring over the plastic base and lock the ring into
the socket by turning it clockwise until you feel a “stop.”
11. Connect the electrical connector into the plastic base until it “snaps.”
12. Straighten alignment pins,
making them parallel with the outer
edges of the attachment standoff.
13. Carefully insert the headlamp
assembly into the vehicle making
sure the alignment pins are inserted
into the proper holes and into the
guide ribs.
14. Hold the headlamp assembly
snugly against the vehicle and push down on the clips to lock the lamp
into place.
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Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Remove screw from the lamp
assembly.
2. Disengage lamp assembly (it has
a snap fit) by pulling straight
forward.
3. Remove bulb socket from the
parking lamp assembly by turning it
counterclockwise.
4. Pull bulb straight out of socket
and press in the new bulb.
5. Install the bulb socket into the
lamp assembly by turning clockwise.
6. Align top and bottom ribs of
parking lamp assembly with
corresponding slots on front of
vehicle.
7. Push gently until parking lamp
assembly seats (you will hear a
snap).
8. Install screw on lamp assembly.
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Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
The tail/brake/turn signal and
backup lamp bulbs are located in
the tail lamp assembly, one just
below the other. Follow the same
steps to replace either bulb:
1. If equipped, remove tail lamp
covers.
2. Open the liftgate to expose the
lamp assembly screws.
3. Remove the two bolts from the tail lamp assembly.
4. Carefully pull the lamp assembly from the tailgate pillar to disengage
two hidden snap-in retainers. (Flare side and Super Crewtail lamps are
not equipped with snap-in retainers.)
5. Remove bulb socket from the lamp assembly by turning it
counterclockwise.
6. Pull bulb straight out of socket and press in the new bulb.
7. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly by turning clockwise.
8. Carefully install the tail lamp assembly on tailgate pillar snapping the
two snap-in retainers into place. (Flare side and Super Crewtail lamps do
not snap into place but have two tabs which fit into slots.)
9. Secure the tail lamp on the vehicle with two bolts.
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
To remove the lamp assembly:
1. Remove the two screws and move
the lamp assembly away from the
vehicle to expose the bulb sockets.
2. Remove the bulb socket by
rotating counterclockwise and
pulling it out of the lamp assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight out of the
socket and push in the new bulb.
To install the lamp assembly:
1. Install the bulb into the lamp
assembly and rotate clockwise.
2. Install the lamp assembly on the vehicle with two screws.
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Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
1. Remove the bulb socket from the
foglamp by turning
counterclockwise.
2. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the foglamp bulb.
3. Connect the new foglamp bulb to the electrical connector.
4. Install the bulb socket in the foglamp by turning clockwise.
Replacing signal mirror lamp bulbs (if equipped)
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
The license plate bulbs are located
behind the rear bumper. To change
the license plate lamp bulbs:
1. Reach behind the rear bumper to
locate the bulb.
2. Twist the bulb socket
counterclockwise and carefully pull
to remove it from the lamp
assembly.
3. Pull out the old bulb from the
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. Install the bulb socket in lamp assembly by turning it clockwise.
Replacing running board lamp bulbs (if equipped)
The running board bulbs are located
behind the running board.
1. Reach behind the center bracket
of running board to locate the bulb.
2. Twist the bulb socket
counterclockwise and carefully pull
to remove it from the lamp
assembly.
3. Pull out the old bulb from the socket and push in the new bulb.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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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 (tap) the end of the stalk
briefly for a single swipe (no wash).
Push and hold for three swipes with
wash. Push and hold for a longer
wash (up to ten seconds).
Speed dependent wipers (if equipped)
When the windshield wiper control is set on the intermittent settings,
speed-sensitive front wipers automatically adjust as the vehicle’s speed
changes.
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.
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.
Changing the wiper blades
To replace the wiper blades:
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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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ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
Lift the mirror cover to turn on the
visor mirror lamps.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to
your option package.
Storage compartment (if equipped)
Press the OPEN control to open the
storage compartment. The door will
open slightly and can be moved to
full open.
The storage compartment may be
used to secure sunglasses or a
similar object.
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
The storage compartment can be converted to accommodate a variety of
aftermarket garage door openers:
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1. Remove the storage clip from the
door.
2. Place Velcro hook onto side of
aftermarket transmitter opposite of
actuator control.
3. Place the transmitter into storage
compartment, control down.
4. Place the provided height
adaptors onto the back of the
GARAGE control as needed.
5. Press the GARAGE control to
activate the transmitter.
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Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
Outside air temperature
The outside temperature display is
contained in the overhead console
unless the vehicle is equipped with
an EATC system. Refer to Electric
automatic temperature control in
the Climate controls chapter.
The temperature display can be
turned off and on by pressing the
SELECT control on the overhead
console. The temperature can be
displayed in Centigrade or
Fahrenheit by pressing the SELECT
control. The ignition key must be in
the ON or ACC position.
If the outside temperature falls
below 3°C (38°F), the display will
alternate from “ICE” to the outside
temperature at a two second rate
for one minute.
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Compass
The compass display is contained in the overhead console. The vehicle
heading is displayed as one of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW.
The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large
buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna. Magnetic
or metallic objects placed in or on the vehicle may also affect compass
accuracy. Adjustments may need to be made to the zone and calibration
of the compass.
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Compass zone adjustment
1. Determine which magnetic zone
you are in by referring to the zone
map.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON
position.
3 2
1
15
4
14
13
5
12
6
3. Press and hold the SELECT
control until VAR appears in the
display, then release. The display
should show the current zone
number.
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4. Press the SELECT control until
the desired zone number appears.
The display will flash and then
return to normal operation. The zone is now updated.
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VAR
Compass calibration adjustment
Perform this adjustment in an open
area free from steel structures and
high voltage lines:
• Press and hold the SELECT
control until CAL appears in the
CAL
display (approximately eight
seconds) and release.
• Drive the vehicle slowly (less
than 5 km/h [3 mph]) in circles until CAL indicator turns off in about
2–3 complete circles.
• The compass is now calibrated.
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AUXILIARY POWER POINT
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.
The auxiliary power point is located
on the instrument panel.
Do not plug optional electrical accessories into the cigarette
lighter. Use the power point.
Harley-Davidson F-150 only
A second auxiliary power point is
located on the lower rear side of the
console. The power point is
accessible from the rear seats.
Auxiliary power point (SuperCrew only)
An additional auxiliary power point
is located on the right side rear trim
panel next to the rear seat.
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These
include:
• Utility compartment
• Cupholders
• Coin holder slots
• Compact disc changer (if equipped)
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• Rear audio controls
• Power point
Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard objects can injure you
in a collision.
OVERDRIVE CONTROL
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 end of
OVERDRIVE
the gearshift lever. The
Transmission Control Indicator Light
(TCIL) (the word OFF) will
illuminate on the end of the gearshift lever. The transmission will operate
in all gears except overdrive.
To return to normal overdrive mode,
press the Transmission Control
OVERDRIVE OFF
Switch again. The TCIL (the word
OFF) will no longer be illuminated.
When you shut off and re-start your vehicle, the transmission will
(Overdrive) mode.
automatically return to normal
For additional information about the gearshift lever and the transmission
control switch operation refer to the Automatic Transmission
Operation section of the Driving chapter.
POWER REAR SLIDER WINDOW (IF EQUIPPED)
• Press and hold the open arrow
side of control to open window.
• Press and hold the closed arrow
side of control to close window.
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POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
Press and hold the rocker switches to open and close windows.
• Press the top portion of the
rocker switch to close.
AUTO
• Press the bottom portion of the
rocker switch to open.
AUTO
One touch down
• Press AUTO completely down and
release quickly. The driver’s
window will open fully. Depress
again to stop window operation.
One touch down can be deactivated
during operation by pushing down
on the top part of the driver power
window control.
AUTO
Accessory delay (if equipped)
With accessory delay, the window switches may be used for up to ten
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or until
any door is opened.
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MIRRORS
Automatic dimming rear view mirrors (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with an inside rear view mirror with an
auto-dimming function. The electronic day/night mirror will change from
the normal state to the non-glare state when bright lights (glare) reach
the inside rear view mirror. When the inside rear view mirror detects
bright light from behind the vehicle, the inside rear view mirror will
automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare.
Do not block the sensor on the backside of the inside rear view mirror
since this may impair proper system performance.
Press the control to turn the mirror
OFF or AUTO.
The mirror will automatically return
to the normal state whenever the
vehicle is placed in R
(Reverse)(when the mirror is on) to ensure a bright clear view when
backing up.
OFF
AUTO
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
The ignition can be in any position to adjust the power side view mirrors.
To adjust your mirrors:
1. Select L to adjust the left mirror
or R to adjust the right mirror.
MIRRORS
L
R
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2. Move the control in the direction
you wish to tilt the mirror.
MIRRORS
L
R
3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place.
4. Adjust spotter mirrors (if equipped) manually.
Signal mirrors (if equipped)
When the turn signal is activated,
the outer portion of the appropriate
mirror housing will blink red.
This provides an additional warning
to other drivers that your vehicle is
about to turn.
Fold-away mirrors
Pull the side mirrors in carefully
when driving through a narrow
space, like an automatic car wash.
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
The accelerator and brake pedal
PEDALS
should only be adjusted when the
vehicle is stopped and the gearshift
lever is in the P(Park) position.
Press and hold the rocker control to
adjust accelerator and brake pedal toward you or away from you.
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The adjustment allows for approximately 76 mm (3 inches) of maximum
travel.
Never adjust the accelerator and brake pedal with feet on pedals
or while the vehicle is moving.
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
To turn speed control on
• Press ON.
Vehicle speed cannot be controlled
until the vehicle is traveling at or
above 48 km/h (30 mph).
Do not shift the gearshift lever
into N (Neutral) with the speed
control on.
ON
OFF
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery, or unpaved.
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.
ON
OFF
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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).
RES
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 RES will re-engage it.
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery, or unpaved.
To set a higher set speed
• Press and hold SET ACCEL.
Release the control when the
desired vehicle speed is reached
RES
or
• Press and release SET ACCEL to
SET
ACCEL
operate the Tap-Up function.
Each press will increase the set
COAST
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.
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To set a lower set speed
• Press and hold COAST. Release
the control when the desired
speed is reached or
• 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
RES
SET
ACCEL
COAST
• Depress the brake pedal. When
the desired vehicle speed is
reached, press SET ACCEL.
RES
SET
ACCEL
COAST
To disengage speed control
• Depress the brake pedal or
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• 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 RES. For RES to operate,
the vehicle speed must be faster
than 48 km/h (30 mph).
RES
SET
ACCEL
COAST
Indicator light
This light comes on when either the
CRUISE
SET ACCEL or RES controls are
pressed. The vehicle speed must be
at or above 48 km/h (30 mph). It turns off when the speed control OFF
control is pressed, the brake or clutch is applied, or the ignition is turned
to the OFF position.
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ONE-TOUCH MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
• To open, press and release the
rear portion of the moon roof
control.
• To close, press and hold (as
desired) the front portion of the
moon roof control.
• To halt motion at any point
during one-touch opening, press
the control a second time.
• To tilt into the vent position
(when the glass panel is closed), press and hold the front portion of
the moon roof control. To close from the vent position, press and hold
the rear portion of the control until the glass panel stops moving.
• The moon roof has a sliding shade that can be manually opened or
closed when the glass panel is shut.
• To close the shade, pull it toward the front of the vehicle.
AUTO
ROOF
Do not let children play with the moon roof. They may seriously
hurt themselves.
HOMELINK姞 UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER WITH TRAVELNOTE姞
(IF EQUIPPED)
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver, located on the driver’s visor,
provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters
with a single built-in device. This feature will learn the radio frequency
codes of most current transmitters to operate garage doors, entry gate
operators, security systems, entry door locks, and home or office lighting.
When programming your HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver to a
garage door or gate, be sure that people and objects are out of
the way to prevent potential harm or damage.
Do not use the HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver with any garage door
opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by U.S.
federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door which cannot detect
an object, signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet current
U.S. federal safety standards. For more information, contact HomeLink威
at: www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
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Retain the original transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for
future programming procedures (i.e. new HomeLink威 equipped vehicle
purchase). It is also suggested that upon the sale of the vehicle, the
programmed Homelink威 Universal Transceiver buttons be erased for
security purposes, refer to Programming in this section.
Programming
Do not program the HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver with the
vehicle parked in the garage.
Note: Your vehicle may require the ignition switch to be turned to the
ACC position for programming and/or operation of the HomeLink威. It is
also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held
transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink威 for quicker
training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons releasing only when the red
light begins to flash after 20
REC
DEL
PLAY
seconds. Do not repeat step one to
program additional hand-held
transmitters to the remaining two
HomeLink威 buttons. This will erase
previously programmed hand-held
transmitter signals into HomeLink威.
2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 2–8 cm (1–3 inches)
away from the HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver surface (located on
your visor) while keeping the red light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold
both the HomeLink威 and hand-held
transmitter button. Do not release
REC
DEL
PLAY
the buttons until step 4 has been
completed.
Some entry gates and garage door
openers may require you to replace
step 3 with procedures noted in the
“Gate Operator and Canadian Programming” section for Canadian
residents.
4. The red light will flash slowly and then rapidly. Release both buttons
when the red light flashes rapidly. (The rapid flashing light indicates
acceptance of the hand-held transmitters’ radio frequency signals.)
5. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button and observe the red
light. If the light is a constant red, programming is complete and your
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device should activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed and
released. Note: To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
begin with step 2 in the “Programming” section — do not repeat step 1.
If the red light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a
continuous red, proceed with steps 6 through 8 to complete
programming of a rolling code equipped device.
6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage,
locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the unit).
7. Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button. (The name and color
of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
Note: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step eight.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and
release the HomeLink威 button. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence
again, and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other
rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to
complete the programming.
HomeLink威 should now activate your rolling code equipped device. To
program additional HomeLink威 buttons begin with step 2 in the
“Programming” section. For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
Operating the HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver
To operate, simply press and release
the appropriate HomeLink威 button.
Activation will now occur for the
REC
DEL
PLAY
trained product (garage door, gate
operator, security system, entry
door lock, or home or office lighting
etc.). For convenience, the
hand-held transmitter of the device
may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still
programming difficulties, contact Homelink威 at www.homelink.com or
1–800–355–3515.
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Erasing HomeLink姞 buttons
To erase the three programmed
buttons (individual buttons cannot
be erased):
REC
DEL
PLAY
• Press and hold the two outer
HomeLink威 buttons until the red
indicator light begins to
flash-after 20 seconds. Release
both buttons. Do not hold for
longer that 30 seconds.
HomeLink威 is now in the train (or learning) mode and can be
programmed at any time beginning with step 2 in the “Programming”
section.
Reprogramming a single HomeLink姞 button
To program a device to HomeLink威 using a HomeLink威 button previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button. Do NOT release the
button.
2. The red indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the HomeLink威 button, follow step 2 in the “Programming”
section.
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink威 at www.homelink.com
or 1–800–355–3515.
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
During programming, your
hand-held transmitter may
automatically stop transmitting —
REC
DEL
PLAY
not allowing enough time for
HomeLink威 to accept the signal
from the hand-held transmitter.
After completing steps 1 and 2
outlined in the “Programming”
section, replace step 3 with the following:
Note: If programming a garage door opener or gate operator, it is
advised to unplug the device during the “cycling” process to prevent
overheating.
• Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button (note step 3 in the
“Programming” section) while you press and release — every two
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seconds (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until the frequency
signal has been accepted by the HomeLink威. The red indicator light
will flash slowly and then rapidly after HomeLink威 accepts the radio
frequency signal.
• Proceed with step 4 in the “Programming” section.
Operating TravelNote姞
TravelNote威 records and stores messages for up to three minutes in total
length with simple controls. When you get an idea or remember
something important while you’re driving, you don’t have to try to
scribble it down or pull off the side of the road. All you have to do is
push a button and begin speaking.
To record a message:
1. Press and release the REC
button one time to start recording.
REC
DEL
PLAY
(An audible tone will sound,
confirming the onset of recording).
2. Press and release the REC
button a second time to end
recording. (An audible tone will sound again, confirming the end of
recording and the red indicator light will turn off.)
3. While a message is being recorded, the indicator light will be a solid
red.
4. If the message exceeds the available memory space, two tones will
sound, the indicator light will flash amber and recording will end.
The indicator light will flash amber and an “error” tone will sound if the
REC button is pressed when memory is full.
To play a message:
1. Press and release the PLAY
button to play the message.
REC
DEL
PLAY
2. Press and hold the PLAY button
to hear all the messages in
consecutive order starting with the
most recent.
3. If the PLAY button is pressed while a message is being listened to,
TravelNote威 will skip to the beginning of the next message.
4. During all PLAY functions, the indicator light will be a solid green.
The indicator light will flash amber and an “error” tone will sound if the
PLAY button is pressed but no message is currently in memory.
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To delete a message:
1. Press and release the DEL button
while listening to a message or
REC
DEL
PLAY
shortly after. The indicator light will
flash green twice.
2. To delete all recorded messages,
simultaneously press and release the
PLAY and REC buttons at the same time. The indicator light will flash
green twice.
If the DEL button is inadvertently pressed or the time allotted (five
seconds) has passed, the indicator light will flash amber and an “error”
tone will sound.
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.
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a
tailgate lock designed to prevent
theft of the tailgate.
• Insert ignition key and turn to the
right to engage lock.
• Turn ignition key to the left to
unlock.
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TAILGATE REMOVAL
Your tailgate is removable to allow
more room for loading.
1. Lower the tailgate.
2. Use a screwdriver to pry the
spring clip (on each connector) past
the head of the support screw.
Disconnect cable.
3. Disconnect the other cable.
4. Lift tailgate to a 45 degree angle.
5. Lift right side off of its hinge.
6. Lift left side off of its hinge.
To install, follow the removal procedures in reverse order.
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a bed extender designed to extend
the pickup box for longer loads.
To extend the bed extender:
1. Lower tailgate.
2. Pull the round knobs on each side
of the extender to release it from
the pickup box.
3. Pivot extender on to the tailgate.
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4. Evenly push down on the
extender and push the round knobs
in on each side locking it in place.
Green markings on the shaft
indicate the locked position. The
locking clip screws below the middle
bar can be tightened
counterclockwise for extra security.
Note: If the red marking on the
shaft is visible, the bed extender
is not locked or properly secured.
To stow the bed extender, follow steps
one through four in reverse order.
The bed extender may be used to
secure a load of up to 46 kg (100
lbs.) on the tailgate.
The bed extender should always be
kept in the stowed position with
the tailgate closed when not in use.
To remove the bed extender:
1. Extend the bed extender.
2. Pull the round knobs on each side
of the extender to unlock it.
Make sure the locking clip screws
are loose before removing the
extender.
1. Press the locking clips below the
middle bar on each side and lift the
extender out of the bed.
To install the bed extender, follow
the removal procedure in reverse
order.
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TONNEAU COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
The tonneau cover has been designed to maximize fuel economy and
should be fully installed whenever possible.
The cover can be rolled up and stowed behind the cab, or removed
completely from the vehicle.
• To avoid damage to the cover, do not operate the vehicle unless the
cover is fully installed, or securely stowed.
The removal and stowage for styleside and flareside vehicles are basically
the same except where noted.
To remove or stow the cover:
1. Styleside only: In cold weather lower tailgate and release the levers
on each side of the rear rail to release tension on the cover.
2. Pull the rear corner assist loops
of the cover, outward, then upward
to release the tension. Lift up on the
rear edge of the cover to remove it
from the rear rail.
3. Pull one side of the cover
outward and upward away from the
side rail working from the rear to
the front.
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4. Starting from the opposite side of the vehicle, pull cover away from
the side rail and roll the cover from rear to front.
5. Secure the cover behind the cab with two straps.
The cover may be removed from the vehicle by sliding it sideways out of
the front rail.
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Flareside only:
• Remove two cross bars from pickup box by pushing towards either
side to release tension.
• Lower tailgate, depress the levers on each side of the rear rail and
remove rear rail from pickup box.
Styleside only:
• Remove three cross bars from
pickup box by pushing towards
either side to release tension.
Stow the cross bars in the
notches behind the rolled cover
in the pickup box.
• Lower tailgate, depress the levers
on each side of the rear rail and
push rear rail towards the front of
the pickup box securing it behind
the cross bars and cover.
For installation of the cover, follow the removal procedure in reverse
order.
Make sure the crossbows are locked in the notches in the side rails and
the rear rails are locked in position prior to cover installation.
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HARD TONNEAU COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
The tonneau cover has been designed to maximize fuel economy.
• To avoid damage to the cover, do
not operate the vehicle unless the
cover is fully secured.
To open the cover:
• Unlock the cover (with the key)
and lift the cover up for access to
the pickup box.
To close the cover:
• Close the cover on pickup box.
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Locks and Security
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 SecuriLock娂 Passive Anti-Theft System for more information.
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
If the door does not unlock when
the U is pressed, see Interior
power door disable feature in the
Remote entry section in this
chapter.
Press U to unlock all doors and L to
lock all doors.
L
U
Childproof door locks (if equipped)
When these locks are set, the rear
doors cannot be opened from the
inside. The rear doors can be
opened from the outside when the
doors are unlocked.
The childproof locks are located on
rear edge of each rear door and
must be set separately for each
door. Setting the lock for one door
will not automatically set the lock
for both doors.
Move lock control up to engage the
childproof lock. Move control down
to disengage childproof locks.
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INTERIOR TONNEAU COVER RELEASE (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior tonneau cover
release handle that provides a means of escape for children and adults in
the event they become locked inside the pickup box.
Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and
location of the release handle.
To open the tonneau cover from the
inside, pull the “T” shaped handle
and push up on the tonneau cover
panel. The handle is composed of a
material that will glow for hours in
darkness following brief exposure to
ambient light.
The “T” shaped handle is located on
the tonneau cover panel.
Keep vehicle doors and tonneau cover locked and keep keys and
remote transmitters out of a child’s reach. Unsupervised children
could lock themselves in the box and risk injury. Children should be
taught not to play in vehicles.
On hot days, the temperature in the pickup box 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 (IF EQUIPPED)
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.
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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Your vehicle is equipped with a remote entry system which allows you to:
• unlock the vehicle doors without a key.
• lock all the vehicle doors without a key.
• activate the personal alarm.
Depending upon when your vehicle was manufactured, the remote entry
features may operate differently:
• the remote entry features will only operate with the ignition in the
LOCK position. Additionally, this system will disable the power door
lock controls, which will remain inoperative until the vehicle is
disarmed. Or,
• the remote entry features, with the exception of the PANIC control,
will operate in all ignition positions; the PANIC alarm only operates
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.
Unlocking the doors
Press this control to unlock the
driver’s door. The interior lamps will
illuminate.
Press the control a second time
within three seconds to unlock all
doors.
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Locking the doors
Press this control to lock all doors.
To confirm doors are closed and
locked, press this control a second
time within three seconds. The
door(s) will lock again, the horn will
chirp once and the lamps will flash.
If any of the doors are open or ajar,
the horn will make two quick chirps,
reminding you to properly close the
doors.
Power door lock disable feature
This feature will help protect your vehicle from unauthorized entry.
The UNLOCK function on the power door control will not operate with
the ignition OFF and twenty seconds after the doors are closed and
electronically locked by the remote entry transmitter, key pad, or power
door control (if pressed while the door was open).
The UNLOCK function will operate again after you unlock the vehicle
using the remote entry transmitter or key pad, turn the ignition to ON,
or open the door from inside of the vehicle.
Deactivating/activating power door lock disable feature
This feature may be deactivated/activated by an authorized dealer.
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.
Replacing the battery
The remote transmitter is powered by one coin type three-volt lithium
battery CR2032 or equivalent. Typical operating range will allow you to
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be up to 10 meters (33 feet) away from your vehicle. A decrease in
operating range can be caused by the following factors:
• Weather conditions
• Nearby radio towers
• Structures around the vehicle
• Other vehicles parked next to the vehicle
To replace the battery:
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
battery in the same orientation.
Refer to the diagram inside the
transmitter unit.
3. Snap the two halves back
together.
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
If a remote transmitter has been lost
and you would like to remove it
from the vehicle’s memory, or you
would like to purchase additional
remote transmitters and have them
programmed to your vehicle:
• Take all your vehicle’s
transmitters to your dealer for
programming, or
• Perform the programming
procedure yourself.
Programming remote transmitters
It is necessary to have all (maximum of four — original and/or new) of
your remote transmitters available prior to beginning this procedure.
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To program the transmitters yourself:
• Place the key in the ignition and
turn from 2 (LOCK) to 3 (OFF)
4
and cycle between 3 (OFF) and 4
3
(ON) eight times in rapid
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succession (within 10 seconds)
with the eighth turn ending in the
2
4 (ON) position. The doors will
lock/unlock to confirm that
programming mode has been
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entered.
• Within 20 seconds, program a
remote transmitter by pressing any button on a transmitter. The doors
will lock/unlock to confirm that the remote transmitter has been
programmed. (If more than 20 seconds pass before pressing a remote
transmitter button, the programming mode will exit and the procedure
will have to be repeated.)
• Repeat the previous step to program additional remote transmitters.
The doors will lock/unlock to confirm that each remote transmitter has
been programmed.
• When you have completed programming the remote transmitters, turn
the ignition to 3 (OFF). Again the doors will lock/unlock to confirm
programming has been completed.
Illuminated entry
The illuminated entry system will turn on the interior lights when the
remote transmitter unlock control is pressed.
The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if the
ignition is turned to the ON position, or if the remote transmitter lock
control is pressed, or after 25 seconds of illumination.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or
• any door is open.
The battery save feature will turn off the interior lights 45 minutes after
the last door is closed, even if the dimmer control is on.
Autolock (if equipped)
This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when:
• all doors are closed,
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• the brake is depressed,
• the ignition is in the RUN position and the vehicle is traveling more
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
Relock
The autolock feature repeats when:
• any door is opened then closed while the ignition is in the RUN
position, and
• the vehicle is traveling more than 8 km/h (5 mph).
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
Before following the procedure, make sure that the ignition is OFF and
all vehicle doors are closed.
You must complete steps 1-7 within 30 seconds or the procedure will
have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you must
wait 30 seconds.
1. Turn the ignition key to ON.
2. Press the power door unlock control three times.
3. Turn the ignition key from ON to OFF.
4. Press the power door unlock control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to ON. The horn will chirp.
6. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn will
chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long
chirp) if autolock was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to OFF. The horn will chirp once to confirm the
procedure is complete.
Keyless entry system (if equipped)
With the keyless entry keypad, you can:
• lock or unlock the vehicle doors without using the key.
Your vehicle has a factory set 5 digit code that operates the keyless entry
system. You can also program your own 5 digit personal entry code. The
factory-set code is located:
• on the owner’s wallet card in the glove compartment
• taped to the computer module
• or at your dealer.
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When pressing the controls on the keyless entry keypad, press the
middle of the controls to ensure a good activation.
This system will disable the power door lock controls. These will not
work until the vehicle is disarmed.
Programming your own personal entry code
To program your own code:
1. Enter factory set code (keypad will illuminate when pressed).
2. Press 1/2 control within five
seconds of step 1.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
3. Enter your personal 5 digit code.
Enter each digit within five seconds
of previous one.
Do not set a code that includes five
of the same number or presents
them in sequential order. Thieves
can easily figure out these types of codes.
Your personal code does not replace the permanent code that the
dealership gave you. You can use either code to unlock your vehicle. If a
second personal code is entered, the module will erase it in favor of the
new code.
If you wish to erase your personal code, use the following instructions:
Erasing personal code
1. Enter factory set code.
2. Press 1/2 control within five
seconds of step one.
3. Press 7/8 control and 9/0 control
at the same time within five seconds
of step 2.
The system will now only respond
to the factory set code.
Anti-scan feature
The anti-scan feature prevents
repeated attempts at arriving at a
valid key code.
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1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
1 2
3 4
5 6
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The keyless entry pad is disabled for 1 minute after 7 unsuccessful
attempts at entering a valid key code. The keypad will flash during this 1
minute mode. However, the 7/8 and 9/0 controls will still lock the vehicle.
Anti-scan will be turned off after:
• one minute of keypad inactivity.
• the remote entry transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed.
• the ignition is turned to the ON position.
Unlocking the doors with the keyless entry system
To unlock the driver door, enter either the factory set code or the
personal code (each digit must be pressed within five seconds of the
prior digit). The interior lamps will also illuminate.
To unlock all doors, enter the factory set code or personal code (driver
door unlocks) and press the 3/4 control within five seconds.
Locking the doors with the keyless entry system
It is not necessary to enter the factory or personal code prior to locking
all doors. To lock the doors:
• Press the 7/8 control and the 9/0 control at the same time.
Activating/deactivating autolock with the keyless entry system
Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure
that the anti-theft system (if equipped) is not armed, ignition is off, and
all vehicle doors and liftgate window are closed.
1. Enter 5 digit entry code
2. Press and hold 7/8 control
3. Press and release 3/4 control while holding 7/8 control
4. Release 7/8 control.
The horn will chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short
and one long chirp) if autolock was activated.
To re-activate autolock, repeat steps 1–4.
SECURILOCK姟 PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLock娂 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 SecuriLock娂 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.
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THEFT INDICATOR
The theft indicator is the flashing red indicator located on the dash panel.
• When the ignition is in the OFF position, the indicator will flash once
every 2 seconds to indicate the SecuriLock娂 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 SecuriLock娂 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.
Automatic arming
The vehicle is armed immediately
after switching the ignition to the 3
(OFF) position. The THEFT
indicator in the instrument cluster
will flash every two seconds when
the vehicle is armed.
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3
5
2
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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
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• 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, 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
SecuriLock娂 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 coded key into the
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ignition and turn the ignition from 1
3
(OFF) to 3 (ON) (maintain ignition
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in 3 (ON) for at least one second,
but no more than ten seconds).
2
2. Turn ignition to 1 (OFF) then 2
(ACC) and remove the first coded
key from the ignition.
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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 1 (OFF) to 3 (ON)
(maintain ignition in 3 (ON) for at least one second but no more than
ten seconds).
4. Turn the ignition to 1 (OFF) then 2 (ACC) and remove the second
coded key from the ignition.
5. Within 10 seconds of removing the second coded key, insert the new
unprogrammed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition and turn the
ignition from 1 (OFF) to 3 (ON) (maintain ignition in 3 (ON) for at least
one second, but no more than ten seconds). 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 5. 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.
Push control to lower head restraint.
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Full bench seat (if equipped)
• Lift the track release bar to move
the seat forward or backward.
Ensure that the seat is relatched
into place.
• Pull up on the release lever
located at the bottom of the
seatback to quickly fold the
seatback forward.
60/40 split bench seat (if equipped)
• Lift the release bar to move the
seat forward or backward. Ensure
the seat is relatched into place.
• Pull the seatback handle up to
move the seat back forward or
backward.
• Push down the release lever (if
equipped) located on the back of
the seat to quickly fold the
seatback forward.
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Captain’s chair (if equipped)
• Lift the track release bar to move
the seat forward or rearward.
Make sure that the seat is
relatched into place.
• Pull the release lever handle
located on the side of the seat up
to move the seat back forward or
backward.
• Push down the release lever (if
equipped) located at the bottom
of the seatback to quickly fold the
seatback forward.
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 manual lumbar support
Turn the lumbar support control
toward the front of vehicle to move
the lumbar support forward for
more direct support.
Turn the lumbar support control
toward the rear of vehicle to move
the lumbar support back for less
direct support.
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.
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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.
The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.
Your vehicle will only be equipped with one of the two controls shown.
Press to raise or lower the front
portion of the seat cushion.
• Type A
• Type B
Press to raise or lower the rear
portion of the seat cushion.
• Type A
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• Type B
Press the control to move the seat
forward, backward, up or down.
• Type A
• Type B
Heated seats (if equipped)
To operate the heated seats:
• Push control located on the side
of the seat to activate.
• Push again to deactivate.
The indicator light on the control will illuminate when activated.
REAR SEATS
Folding up the rear seats (if equipped — SuperCab only)
The rear seatback has a split 60/40 seat. Each seat cushion can be
flipped up into the seatback position.
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1. Pull control to release seat
cushion.
2. Rotate seat cushion up until it
locks into vertical storage position.
Returning the seat to seating position
Always be sure that the seat is in a latched position, whether the
seat is occupied or empty. If not latched, the seat may cause
injury during a sudden stop.
1. Pull control on the side of the seat to release seat cushion from
storage position.
2. Push seat cushion down until it locks into horizontal position.
Folding down the rear seats (SuperCrew only)
The rear seatback has a split 60/40 seat. Each seat can be folded down
into the load floor position.
1. Remove the head restraint. Push
the release button at the base of the
head restraint post and pull the
head restraint up and out.
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2. Pull control to release seat.
3. Pull seatback toward front seat
and down into load floor position.
4. Make sure seat is pushed all the
way down and locks into position.
Returning the seat to seating position
Always be sure that the seat is in a latched position, whether the
seat is occupied or empty. If not latched, the seat may cause
injury during a sudden stop.
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1. Pull control on the side of the
seat to release seat cushion from
the load floor position.
2. Lift seatback up until it locks into
vertical position.
3. Return the head restraint to its original position.
If the head restraint is inserted
backwards, it may lock and not be
removable by using the release
button. If this happens use a stiff
piece of wire such as a paper clip,
and insert the wire into the hole on
the opposite side of the release
button. Depress the release button
and remove the head restraint.
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Using the armrest (if equipped)
Push the release control to move
the armrest up or down.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Safety restraints precautions
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap
belt snug and low across the hips.
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.
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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.
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
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.
• Front seats
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• Rear seats (if equipped)
2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the
buckle.
• Front seats
• Rear seats (if equipped)
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:
Vehicle sensitive mode
The vehicle sensitive mode is the normal retractor mode, allowing free
shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in
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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 front seat belt system can also be made to lock manually by quickly
pulling on the shoulder belt. Rear seat belts (if equipped) cannot be
made to lock up by pulling quickly on the 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
• Anytime a child safety seat is installed in a passenger front or
outboard rear seating position with Regular Cab or SuperCab.
SuperCrew models include the center seating position of the second
row. 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.
How to use the automatic locking mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
• Front seats
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• Rear seats (if equipped)
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and
pull downward until the entire belt
is extracted.
3. 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
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.
Ford 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.
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.
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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 pretensioner (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with safety belt pretensioners at the driver and
front outboard passenger seating positions.
The Seat Integrated Restraints (SIR) seat is equipped with a buckle
pretensioner. Do NOT place objects between the seats, this could
interfere with the functioning of the pretensioner. For the SuperCab and
CrewCab base bench seats and all Regular Cab seating positions, the
seatbelts are equipped with a retractor pretensioner.
The safety belt pretensioners are designed to activate only during certain
frontal or near-frontal collisions with sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
A safety belt pretensioner is a device which tightens the webbing of the
lap and shoulder belts in such a way that they fit more snugly against
the body.
The driver and front outboard passenger safety belt system (including
retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be replaced if the vehicle
is involved in a collision that results in the activation of the safety belt
pretensioners. Refer to the Safety belt maintenance section in this
chapter.
Failure to replace the safety belt assembly under the above
conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of
a collision.
Front safety belt height adjustment (if equipped)
If your vehicle has seat integrated restraints you will not have a safety
belt height adjuster.
Regular Cab and SuperCab vehicles have safety belt height adjustments
for the driver and front passenger. SuperCrew vehicles have these
adjustments for the driver, front passenger and rear outboard
passengers. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests
across the middle of your shoulder.
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• Regular Cab/4–door SuperCrew
• 4–door SuperCab (Bench seats
only)
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To lower the shoulder belt height, push the button and slide the height
adjuster down. To raise the height of the shoulder belt, slide the height
adjuster up. Pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in
place.
Position the safety belt height adjusters so that the belt rests
across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety
belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt and
increase the risk of injury in a collision.
Lap belts
Adjusting the lap belt
The lap belt should fit snugly and as low as possible around the
hips, not across the waist.
The center lap belt tongues are designed to fit only in the correct
buckle. The tongue will not securely latch if you attempt to use it in any
of the outboard seating position buckles. To ensure that you have used
the correct buckle you should hear a snap and feel it latch.
• 1st row center and 2nd row center (SuperCab) seating position
The lap belt does not adjust automatically.
Insert the tongue into the correct
buckle (the buckle closest to the
direction the tongue is coming
from). To lengthen the belt, turn the
tongue at a right angle to the belt
and pull across your lap until it
reaches the buckle. To tighten the
belt, pull the loose end of the belt
through the tongue until it fits
snugly across the hips.
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Shorten and fasten the belt when
not in use.
• 2nd row center seating position (SuperCrew)
The lap belt will adjust automatically. To fasten, grasp the tongue, and
with a continuous motion, pull out enough webbing to buckle the tongue
into the correct buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is
coming from). If you did not pull out enough webbing to reach the
buckle, allow the tongue to retract fully before trying to pull it out again.
The belt should fit snugly and as low as possible around your hips. Do
not wear the lap belt around your waist.
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and a
chime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts.
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...
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Then...
The safety belt warning light
illuminates 1-2 minutes and the
warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds.
The safety belt warning light and
warning chime turn off.
The safety belt warning light and
indicator chime remain off.
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BeltMinder (if equipped)
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...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position...
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.
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)
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Reasons given...
“Crashes are rare events”
“I’m not going far”
“Belts are uncomfortable”
“I was in a hurry”
“Seat belts don’t work”
“Traffic is light”
“Belts wrinkle my clothes”
“The people I’m with don’t
wear belts”
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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.
3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25
miles of home.
We design our safety belts to enhance
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.
Prime time for an accident.
BeltMinder reminds us to take a few
seconds to buckle up.
Safety belts, when used properly,
reduce risk of death to front seat
occupants by 45% in cars, and by
60% in light trucks.
Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in
single-vehicle crashes, many when
no other vehicles are around.
Possibly, but a serious crash can do
much more than wrinkle your clothes,
particularly if you are unbelted.
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.
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Reasons given...
“I have an air bag”
“I’d rather be thrown clear”
Consider...
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.
• 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.
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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.
• 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
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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 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 Interior in the Cleaning chapter.
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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
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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.
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.
• Recline the seat slightly (one or two degrees) from the upright
position.
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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.
The front passenger air bag is not designed to offer protection to
an occupant in the center front seating position.
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.
Additional equipment such as snowplow equipment may effect
the performance of the air bag sensors increasing the risk of
injury. Please refer to the Body Builders Layout Book for instructions
about the appropriate installation of additional equipment.
Removing the blocker beam without installing snow plow
attachment hardware may effect air bag deployment in a crash.
Do not operate the truck unless either the blocker beam or snow plow
attachment hardware is installed on 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. Failure to follow these
instructions may increase the risk of injury in a collision.
An infant in a rear-facing seat faces a high risk of serious or fatal
injuries from a deploying passenger air bag. Rear facing infant
seats should NEVER be placed in the front seats, unless the passenger
air bag is turned off. See Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch.
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How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work?
The air bag SRS is designed to
activate when the vehicle sustains
sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
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.
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 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, it may also
cause minor 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.
Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not
touch them after inflation.
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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.
The SRS consists of:
• driver and passenger air bag modules (which include the inflators and
air bags),
• one or more impact and safing sensors, passenger air bag deactivation
switch and diagnostic monitor (RCM)
• a readiness light and tone,
• and the electrical wiring which connects the components.
The RCM (restraints control module) monitors its own internal circuits
and the supplemental air bag electrical system warning (including the
passenger air bag deactivation switch, the impact sensors, the system
wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the air bag back up power and
the air bag ignitors).
Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses readiness lights in the instrument cluster and the
passenger air bag deactivate switch or a tone to indicate the condition of
the system. Refer to the Air bag readiness section in the Instrument
cluster chapter or Passenger air bag on/off switch section in this
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 lights will either
flash or stay lit.
• The readiness lights 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.
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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.
Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
An air bag ON/OFF switch
has been installed in this
vehicle. Before driving, always
look at the face of the switch to
be sure the switch is in the proper
position in accordance with these
instructions and warnings. Failure
to put the switch in a proper
position can increase the risk of
serious injury or death in a
collision.
PASSENGER AIRBAG
ON
OFF
OFF
Turning the passenger air bag off
1. Insert the ignition key, turn the
switch to OFF position and hold in
OFF position while removing the
key.
2. When the ignition is turned to the
ON position the OFF light
illuminates briefly, momentarily
shuts off and then turns back on.
This indicates that the passenger air
bag is deactivated.
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If the OFF light fails to illuminate when the passenger air bag
switch is in the OFF position and the ignition switch is in ON,
have the passenger air bag switch serviced at your Ford or
Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately.
In order to avoid inadvertent activation of the switch, always
remove the ignition key from the passenger air bag ON/OFF
switch.
Turning the passenger air bag back on
The passenger air bag remains OFF until you turn it back ON.
1. Insert the ignition key and turn
the switch to ON.
2. The OFF light will briefly
illuminate when the ignition is
turned to ON. This indicates that
the passenger air bag is operational.
PASSENGER AIRBAG
ON
OFF
OFF
If the OFF light is illuminated when the passenger air bag
ON/OFF switch is in the ON position and the ignition switch is
ON, have the passenger air bag ON/OFF switch serviced at your Ford
or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately.
The passenger side air bag should always be ON (the air bag OFF light
should not be illuminated) unless the passenger is a person who meets
the requirements stated either in Category 1, 2 or 3 of the
NHTSA/Transport Canada deactivation criteria which follows.
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The safety belts for the driver and right front passenger seating
positions have been specifically designed to function together
with the air bags in certain types of crashes. When you turn OFF your
air bag, you not only lose the protection of the air bag, you also may
reduce the effectiveness of your safety belt system, which was
designed to work with the air bag. If you are not a person who meets
the requirements stated in the NHTSA/Transport Canada deactivation
criteria turning OFF the air bag can increase the risk of serious injury
or death in a collision.
Always transport children who are 12 and younger in the rear
seat. Always use safety belts and child restraints properly. If a
child in a rear facing infant seat must be transported in front, the
passenger air bag must be turned OFF. This is because the back of the
infant seat is too close to the inflating air bag and the risk of a fatal
injury to the infant when the air bag inflates is substantial.
The vast majority of drivers and passengers are much safer with an air
bag than without. To do their job and reduce the risk of life threatening
injuries, air bags must open with great force, and this force can pose a
potentially deadly risk in some situations, particularly when a front seat
occupant is not properly buckled up. The most effective way to reduce
the risk of unnecessary air bag injuries without reducing the overall
safety of the vehicle is to make sure all occupants are properly
restrained in the vehicle, especially in the front seat. This provides the
protection of safety belts and permits the air bags to provide the
additional protection they were designed to provide. If you choose to
deactivate your air bag, you are losing the very significant risk reducing
benefits of the air bag and you are also reducing the effectiveness of the
safety belts, because safety belts in modern vehicles are designed to
work as a safety system with the air bags.
Read all air bag Warning labels in the vehicle as well as the other
important air bag instructions and Warnings in this Owner’s Guide.
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
1. Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat
because:
• the vehicle has no rear seat;
• the vehicle has a rear seat too small to accommodate a rear-facing
infant seat; or
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• the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s
physician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front so that
the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
2. Child age 1 to 12. A child age 1 to 12 must ride in the front seat
because:
• the vehicle has no rear seat;
• although children ages 1 to 12 ride in the rear seat(s) whenever
possible, children ages 1 to 12 sometimes must ride in the front
because no space is available in the rear seat(s) of the vehicle; or
• the child has a medical condition which, according to the child’s
physician, makes it necessary for the child to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
3. Medical condition. A passenger has a medical condition which,
according to his or her physician:
• causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger;
and
• makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag in a crash
greater than the potential harm from turning OFF the air bag and
allowing the passenger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard or
windshield in a crash.
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
1. Infant: An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat
because:
• my vehicle has no rear seat;
• the rear seat in my vehicle cannot accommodate a rear-facing infant
seat; or
• the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s
physician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can monitor the infant’s condition.
2. Child age 12 or under: A child age 12 or under must ride in the
front seat because:
• my vehicle has no rear seat;
• although children age 12 and under ride in the rear seat whenever
possible, children age 12 and under have no option but to sometimes
ride in the front seat because rear seat space is insufficient; or
• the child has a medical condition that, according to the child’s
physician, makes it necessary for the child to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can monitor the child’s condition.
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3. Medical condition: A passenger has a medical condition that,
according to his or her physician:
• poses a special risk for the passenger if the air bag deploys; and
• makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag deployment
greater than the potential harm from turning OFF the air bag and
experiencing a crash without the protection offered by the air bag
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 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.
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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 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 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 seat- the safest place for children
to ride.
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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 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:
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• Review and follow the information
presented in the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System
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-Regular Cab and SuperCab) (passenger side front and rear
seating positions-SuperCrew) (if equipped).
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 safety seats with tether straps.
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.
Installing child safety seats in combination lap and shoulder belt
seating positions
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.
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Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the rear
seat whenever possible.
1. Position the child safety seat in a
seat with a combination lap and
shoulder belt.
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.
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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
pulled out and a click is heard.
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.
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8. Allow the safety belt to retract to
remove any slack in the belt.
9. Before placing the child in the
seat, forcibly tilt 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 and back. 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.
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating
positions
1. Lengthen the lap belt. To lengthen the belt, hold the tongue so that its
bottom is perpendicular to the direction of webbing while sliding the
tongue up the webbing.
2. Place the child safety seat in the center seating position.
3. Route the tongue and webbing through the child seat according to the
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle for the center seating
position until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is
securely fastened to the buckle by pulling on tongue.
5. Push down on the child seat while pulling on the loose end of the lap
belt webbing to tighten the belt.
6. Before placing the child into the child seat, forcibly tilt the child seat
from side to side and in forward direction to make sure that the seat is
held securely in place. If the child seat moves excessively, repeat steps 5
through 6, or properly install the child seat in a different position.
Installing child safety seat in the second row center seating
position with an automatic locking retractor
1. Place the child safety seat in the center seating position.
2. In a continuous motion, pull out enough webbing from the retractor to
route the tongue through the child seat.
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3. While holding the webbing to prevent it from retracting, route the
webbing through the child seat according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted.
4. Insert the tongue into the correct buckle for that seating position until
you hear and feel the buckle engage. Make sure the buckle is latched
securely by pulling on the webbing.
5. If you have not pulled out enough webbing to reach, allow the
webbing to fully retract before attempting to pull it out again and repeat
steps 2 through 4.
6. Pull the webbing through the child seat toward the retractor while
pushing down with your knee on the child seat.
7. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in the belt. It will
make a clicking noise while doing this.
8. Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward
and side-to-side to make sure the seat is securely held in place.
9. Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each
use.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
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.
The passenger seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether
strap anchors located behind the seats as described below.
The tether anchors in your vehicle may be straps on the seatback or an
anchor bracket on the rear edge of the seat cushion.
The rear seat of the SuperCab has three straps behind the top of the
seatback that function as both routing loops for the tether straps and
anchor loops.
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.
• F150 Regular Cab
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• F150 SuperCab
• F150 SuperCrew
• F150 SuperCrew with quad buckets
Tether strap attachment
1. Position the child safety seat on the seat cushion.
2. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat.
3. Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position.
• You may need to pull the seatback forward to access the tether
anchors. Make sure the seatback is locked in the upright position
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before installing the child seat. Refer to the Folding Down The Rear
Seats section in this chapter for information on how to operate the
rear seats.
4. Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown.
• Front seat (Regular Cab and
SuperCab only)
• Rear seats ( with quad buckets
only)
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• Rear seats (SuperCrew only)
If the tether strap is clipped
incorrectly, the child safety
seat may not be retained properly
in the event of a collision.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Tether strap attachment rear SuperCab only
There are three loops of webbing just above the back of the rear seat
(along the bottom edge of the rear window) in the SuperCab. These
loops are to be used as both routing loops and anchor loops for child
safety seat tether straps. For example, the center loop can be used as a
routing loop for a child safety seat in the center rear seat and as an
anchoring loop for child seats installed in the outboard rear seats.
Many tether straps cannot be tightened if the tether strap is hooked to
the loop directly behind the child seat. To provide a tight tether strap:
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1. Route the tether strap through
the loop directly behind the child
seat.
2. Attach the strap hook onto the
loop behind an adjacent seating
position.
3. Install the child safety seat tightly
using the safety belts. Follow the
instructions in this chapter.
4. Tighten the tether strap
according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions.
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children) attachments for child seat anchors (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 seat 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 be equipped with LATCH anchors for child seat installation
at the following seating positions:
• F150 Regular Cab
• F150 Supercab
• F150 SuperCrew
• F150 SuperCrew with Quad Buckets
The anchors on both sides of the center of the SuperCrew rear seat are
provided only for child seats at the outboard seats. These anchors are
further apart than the pairs of lower anchors for child seat installation at
other seats. DO NOT install child seats with LATCH attachments (rigid
or mounted on belt webbing) to the lower anchors at the center rear
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seat. If you install a child seat at the center rear position, use the vehicle
lap belt and the top tether anchor.
Connectors on the LATCH child seat
and the child seat instructions may
use the symbol shown here. Your
vehicle seat may have plain buttons,
instead of this symbol, to indicate the location of the LATCH lower anchors.
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.
The lower anchors for child seat
installation are located at the rear
section of the seat between the
cushion and seat back. The LATCH
anchors are below the locator
buttons (if provided) on the seat
back.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a
child seat with LATCH attachments.
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 the electrical
4
accessories such as the radio to
3
operate while the engine is not
5
running.
2. LOCK, locks the steering wheel,
2
automatic transmission gearshift
lever and allows key removal.
1
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 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.
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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.
2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off.
If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission:
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• 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).
4
3
5
2
1
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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.
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1. Turn the key to 5 (START)
without pressing the accelerator
4
pedal and release as soon as the
3
engine starts. The key will return to
5
4 (ON).
2. If the temperature is above –12°
2
C (10° F) and the engine does not
start within five seconds on the first
try, turn the key to OFF, wait 10
1
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
This vehicle is 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. 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.
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.
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.
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With the ABS light on, the anti-lock
brake 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.)
Parking brake
Apply the parking brake whenever
the vehicle is parked. To set the
parking brake, press the parking
brake pedal down until the pedal
stops.
The BRAKE warning lamp in the
instrument 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) (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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Pull the release lever to release the
brake. Driving with the parking
brake on will cause the brakes to
wear out quickly and reduce fuel
economy.
HOOD
BRAKE
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, check for:
• 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-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.
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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.
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than
other types of vehicles.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely
to die than a person wearing a seat belt.
Your vehicle has special design and equipment features to make it
capable of performing in a wide variety of circumstances. These special
design features, such as larger tires and increased ground clearance, give
the vehicle a higher center of gravity than a passenger car.
Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as utility and
four-wheel drive vehicles handle differently than vehicles with a
lower center of gravity. Utility and four-wheel drive vehicles are not
designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more
than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under
off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt
maneuvers in these vehicles. Failure to drive cautiously could result in
an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal
injury and death.
Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle
differently than unloaded vehicles. Extra precautions, such as
slower speeds and increased stopping distance, should be taken when
driving a heavily loaded vehicle.
Your vehicle has the capability to haul more cargo and people than most
passenger cars. Depending upon the type and placement of the load,
hauling people and cargo may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle.
Use extra caution while becoming familiar with your vehicle. Know the
capabilities and limitations of both you as a driver and your vehicle.
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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 the 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.
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.
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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.
Driving with a 4–speed automatic transmission
Understanding gearshift positions
To put your vehicle in gear, start the engine, depress the brake pedal,
then 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.
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 off the ignition 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 (TCS) on the end of the
gearshift lever.
The transmission control indicator
light (TCIL) (the word OFF) on the
end of the gearshift lever will
illuminate.
OVERDRIVE OFF
OVERDRIVE
Drive – Not shown on the display. Activate by pressing the transmission
control switch (TCS) on the end of the gearshift lever with the gearshift
position. The TCIL (the word OFF) will illuminate on the
in the
gearshift lever. Transmission operates in gears one through three.
(Drive) provides more engine braking than
(Overdrive) and is useful
when:
• driving with a heavy load.
• towing a trailer up or down steep hills.
• additional engine downhill braking is desired. If towing a trailer, refer
to Driving while you tow in the Trailer towing section.
(Overdrive) mode, press the transmission control switch
To return to
(TCS). The TCIL (the word OFF) 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.
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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
(Overdrive) or Drive (O/D OFF) when
To gain acceleration in
passing another vehicle, push the accelerator to the floor. The
transmission will downshift to the appropriate gear: third, second or first
gear.
Shift strategy (4R100 automatic transmission)
To account for customer driving habits and conditions, your 4R100
automatic transmission electronically controls the shift quality by using
an adaptive learning strategy. The adaptive learning strategy is
maintained by power from the battery. When the battery is disconnected
or a new battery is installed, the transmission must relearn its adaptive
strategy. Optimal shifting will resume within a few hundred kilometers
(miles) of operation.
If the shift quality does not improve within a few hundred
kilometers (miles) of operation, or if the downshifts and other
throttle conditions do not function normally, see your dealer or a
qualified service technician as soon as possible.
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:
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1. Make sure the parking brake is
fully set.
2. Depress the clutch pedal fully.
3. Put the gearshift lever in neutral.
4. Start the engine and let it idle for
a few seconds.
5. Depress the brake pedal.
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.
1
3
D
2
4
R
4
3
5
2
1
• 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
Upshift and downshift according to the following charts for your specific
engine/drivetrain combination:
• 4.2L V6 engine (4x2 and 4x4)
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel
economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
24 km/h (15 mph)
14 km/h (9 mph)
2-3
40 km/h (25 mph)
19 km/h (12 mph)
3-4
60 km/h (37 mph)
24 km/h (15 mph)
72 km/h (45 mph)
29 km/h (18 mph)
4
- D (Overdrive)
Upshifts when cruising (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
18 km/h (11 mph)
8 km/h (5 mph)
2-3
34 km/h (21 mph)
18 km/h (11 mph)
3-4
50 km/h (31 mph)
23 km/h (14 mph)
69 km/h (43 mph)
27 km/h (17 mph)
4
- D (Overdrive)
• 4.6L V8 engine (4x2 and 4x4 with 3.08:1 rear axle ratio)
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel
economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
24 km/h (15 mph)
14 km/h (9 mph)
2-3
40 km/h (25 mph)
19 km/h (12 mph)
3-4
58 km/h (36 mph)
23 km/h (14 mph)
72 km/h (45 mph)
27 km/h (17 mph)
4
D
(Overdrive)
-
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Upshifts when cruising (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
16 km/h (10 mph)
6 km/h (4 mph)
2-3
34 km/h (21 mph)
16 km/h (10 mph)
3-4
51 km/h (32 mph)
21 km/h (13 mph)
72 km/h (45 mph)
27 km/h (17 mph)
4
- D (Overdrive)
• 4.6L V8 engine (4x2 with optional rear axle ratio)
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel
economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
14 km/h (9 mph)
5 km/h (3 mph)
2-3
32 km/h (20 mph)
11 km/h (7 mph)
3-4
50 km/h (31 mph)
19 km/h (12 mph)
71 km/h (44 mph)
27 km/h (17 mph)
4
- D (Overdrive)
Upshifts when cruising (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
1-2
16 km/h (10 mph)
6 km/h (4 mph)
2-3
26 km/h (16 mph)
10 km/h (6 mph)
3-4
43 km/h (27 mph)
16 km/h (10 mph)
68 km/h (42 mph)
26 km/h (16 mph)
4
- D (Overdrive)
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• All applications
Maximum downshift speeds1
Shift from:
Transfer case position (if equipped)
2H or 4H
4L
89 km/h (55 mph)
34 km/h (21 mph)
D (Overdrive) - 4
4-3
72 km/h (45 mph)
27 km/h (17 mph)
3-2
56 km/h (35 mph)
21 km/h (13 mph)
2-1
32 km/h (20 mph)
11 km/h (7 mph)
1
Downshift at lower speeds when driving on slippery surfaces.
Parking your vehicle
1. Disengage the clutch, apply brake
and shift into Neutral.
2. Set parking brake.
3. Shift into 1 (First).
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D
2
4
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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
Make sure that your vehicle is at a complete stop before you shift into R
(Reverse). Failure to do so may damage the transmission.
Put the gearshift in N (Neutral) and
wait at least three seconds before
shifting into R (Reverse).
1 3 D
You can shift into R (Reverse) only
by moving the gearshift lever from
2 4 R
left of 3 (Third) and 4 (Fourth)
gears before you shift into R
(Reverse). This is a special lockout
feature that protects you from
accidentally shifting into R
(Reverse) when you downshift
from D (Overdrive).
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Removing key from ignition
• Turn the ignition key to position
2.
• Push the release lever forward
and rotate the key towards you
and remove.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
For important information regarding safe operation of this type
of vehicle, see Preparing to drive your vehicle in this chapter.
When four–wheel drive (4WD) is engaged, power is supplied to all four
wheels through a transfer case. 4WD can be selected when additional
driving power is desired.
If equipped with the Electronic Shift 4WD System, and 4WD Low
is selected while the vehicle is moving, the 4WD system will not
engage. This is normal and should be no reason for concern.
Before 4WD Low can be engaged, the vehicle must be brought to
a complete stop, the brake pedal depressed and the transmission
placed in neutral (or the clutch pedal depressed on manual
transmissions).
4WD operation is not recommended on dry pavement. Doing so could
result in difficult disengagement of the transfer case, increased tire wear
and decreased fuel economy.
4WD system indicator lights
The 4WD system indicator lights illuminate only under the following
conditions. If these lights illuminate when driving in 2WD, contact your
Ford dealer as soon as possible.
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• 4X4 - momentarily illuminates
after the engine is started.
Illuminates when 4H (4WD High)
is engaged.
• LOW RANGE - momentarily
illuminates with the key in the
ON position and after the engine
is started. Illuminates when 4L
(4WD Low) is engaged.
4x4
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
2H (2WD High) – Power to rear axle only.
4H (4WD High) – Power to front and rear axles.
N (Neutral) – No power to either axle.
4L (4WD Low)– Power to front and rear axles at reduced speed.
Shifting from 2H (2WD high) to 4H (4WD high)
Move the transfer case lever to 4H
2H
(4WD High) at a stop or any
forward speed up to 88 km/h (55
4H
mph).
N
• At temperatures below 0°C
(32°F), shifts from 2H (2WD
4L
High) to 4H (4WD High) should
not be performed above 72 km/h
(45 mph).
Do not shift into 4H (4WD High) with the rear wheels slipping.
Shifting from 4H (4WD high) to 2H (2WD high)
Move the transfer case lever to 2H
2H
(2WD High) at a stop or any
forward speed up to 88 km/h (55
4H
mph).
N
4L
Shifting from 4H (4WD high) to 4L (4WD low)
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Depress the brake.
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3. Place the gearshift lever in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or
depress the clutch (manual transmission).
4. Move the transfer case shift lever
2H
through N (Neutral) directly to 4L
(4WD Low) and hold the shift lever
4H
in 4L (4WD Low) until the transfer
N
case has fully engaged (up to 15
seconds).
4L
5. If the transfer case does not
engage into 4L (4WD Low), repeat
steps 1 through 4.
Shifting from 4L (4WD low) to 4H (4WD high) or 2H (2WD high)
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Depress the brake.
3. Place the gearshift lever in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or
depress the clutch (manual transmission).
4. Move the transfer case shift lever
2H
through N (Neutral) directly to 4H
(4WD High) or 2H (2WD high) and
4H
hold the shift lever in position until
N
the transfer case has fully engaged
(up to 15 seconds).
4L
5. If the transfer case does not
engage, repeat steps 1 through 4.
Using the N (Neutral) position
The transfer case N (Neutral) position overrides the transmission
and puts the vehicle in neutral regardless of transmission
gearshift lever position. The vehicle can move forward or
backward.
This position should only be used
2H
when towing the vehicle.
4H
N
4L
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Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
N (Neutral) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn
off the ignition when leaving the vehicle.
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
Positions of the electronic shift system
2H (2WD High) – Power to rear axle only.
4H (4WD High) – Power delivered to front and rear axles for increased
traction.
4L (4WD Low) – Power to front and rear axles at low speeds.
Shifting from 2H (2WD high) to 4H (4WD high)
Move the 4WD control to the 4H
(4WD High) at a stop or up to 88
2H
km/h (55 mph).
• At temperatures below 0°C
(32°F), shifts from 2H (2WD) to
4H (4WD High) should not be
performed above 72 km/h (45
mph).
Do not shift into 4H with the
rear wheels slipping.
Shifting from 4H (4WD high) to 2H (2WD high)
Move the 4WD control to 2H at any
forward speed.
4H
4L
4H
2H
4L
Shifting between 4H (4WD high) and 4L (4WD low)
1. Bring the vehicle to a stop.
2. Depress the brake.
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3. Place the gearshift in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress
the clutch (manual transmission).
4. Move the 4WD control to the 4H
4H
or 4L position.
2H
4L
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
4WD vehicles are specially equipped for driving on sand, snow, mud and
rough terrain and have operating characteristics that are somewhat
different from conventional vehicles, both on and off the road.
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
Truck and utility vehicles can differ from some other vehicles. Your
vehicle may be higher to allow it to travel over rough terrain without
getting hung up or damaging underbody components.
The differences that make your vehicle so versatile also make it handle
differently than an ordinary passenger car.
Maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially in rough terrain.
Since sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel
motion, make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. Do not
grip the spokes.
Drive cautiously to avoid vehicle damage from concealed objects such as
rocks and stumps.
You should either know the terrain or examine maps of the area before
driving. Map out your route before driving in the area. To maintain
steering and braking control of your vehicle, you must have all four
wheels on the ground and they must be rolling, not sliding or spinning.
Basic operating principles
• Do not use 4WD on dry, hard surfaced roads. Doing so will produce
excessive noise, increase tire wear and may damage drive components.
4WD modes are only intended for consistently slippery or loose
surfaces.
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• Drive slower in strong crosswinds which can affect the normal steering
characteristics of your vehicle.
• Be extremely careful when driving on pavement made slippery by
loose sand, water, gravel, snow or ice.
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
• If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but
avoid severe brake application, ease the vehicle back onto the
pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering
wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.
• It may be safer to stay on the apron or shoulder of the road and slow
down gradually before returning to the pavement. You may lose
control if you do not slow down or if you turn the steering wheel too
sharply or abruptly.
• It often may be less risky to strike small objects, such as highway
reflectors, with minor damage to your vehicle rather than attempt a
sudden return to the pavement which could cause the vehicle to slide
sideways out of control or roll over. Remember, your safety and the
safety of others should be your primary concern.
Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as utility and
four-wheel drive vehicles handle differently than vehicles with a
lower center of gravity. Utility and four-wheel drive vehicles are not
designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more
than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under
off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt
maneuvers in these vehicles. Failure to drive cautiously could result in
an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal
injury and death.
If your vehicle gets stuck
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow it may be rocked out by
shifting between 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.
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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.
Do not spin the wheels at over 56 km/h (35 mph). The tires may
fail and injure a passenger or bystander.
Emergency maneuvers
• In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn
must be made, remember to avoid “over-driving” your vehicle, i.e.,
turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as required to avoid
the emergency. Excessive steering will result in less vehicle control,
not more. Additionally, smooth variations of the accelerator and/or
brake pedal pressure should be utilized if changes in vehicle speed are
called for. Avoid abrupt steering, acceleration or braking which could
result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover
and/or personal injury. Use all available road surface to return the
vehicle to a safe direction of travel.
• In the event of an emergency stop, avoid skidding the tires and do not
attempt any sharp steering wheel movements.
Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as utility and
four-wheel drive vehicles handle differently than vehicles with a
lower center of gravity. Utility and four-wheel drive vehicles are not
designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more
than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under
off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt
maneuvers in these vehicles. Failure to drive cautiously could result in
an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal
injury and death.
• If the vehicle goes from one type of surface to another (i.e., from
concrete to gravel) there will be a change in the way the vehicle
responds to a maneuver (steering, acceleration or braking). Again,
avoid these abrupt inputs.
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Parking
On some 4WD vehicles, when the transfer case is in the N (Neutral)
position, the engine and transmission are disconnected from the rest of
the driveline. Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic
transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. Do not
leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral)
position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition
when leaving the vehicle.
4WD Systems
4WD (when you select a 4WD mode) uses all four wheels to power the
vehicle. This increases traction, enabling you to drive over terrain and
road conditions that a conventional two-wheel drive vehicle can not.
Power is supplied to all four wheels
through a transfer case. On 4WD
vehicles, the transfer case allows
you to select 4WD when necessary.
Information on transfer case
operation and shifting procedures
can be found in the Driving
chapter. Information on transfer
case maintenance can be found in the Maintenance and specifications
chapter. You should become thoroughly familiar with this information
before you operate your vehicle.
Normal characteristics
On some 4WD models, the initial shift from two-wheel drive to 4x4 while
the vehicle is moving can cause some momentary clunk and ratcheting
sounds. This is the front drivetrain coming up to speed and the
automatic locking hubs engaging and is not cause for concern.
Sand
When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid
area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower
gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly
and avoid spinning the wheels.
If you must reduce the tire pressure for whatever reason in sand, make
sure you re-inflate the tires as soon as possible.
Avoid excessive speed because vehicle momentum can work against you
and cause the vehicle to become stuck to the point that assistance may
be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back
out the way you came if you proceed with caution.
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Mud and water
If you must drive through high
water, drive slowly. Traction or
brake capability may be limited.
When driving through water,
determine the depth; avoid water
higher than the bottom of the hubs
(if possible) and proceed slowly. If
the ignition system gets wet, the
vehicle may stall.
Once through 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.
Be cautious of sudden changes in vehicle speed or direction when you
are driving in mud. Even 4WD vehicles can lose traction in slick mud. As
when you are driving over sand, apply the accelerator slowly and avoid
spinning your wheels. If the vehicle does slide, steer in the direction of
the slide until you regain control of the vehicle.
If the transmission, transfer case or front axle are submerged in water,
their fluids should be checked and changed, if necessary.
Driving through deep water may damage the transmission.
If the front or rear axle is submerged in water, the axle lubricant should
be replaced.
After driving through mud, clean off residue stuck to rotating driveshafts
and tires. Excess mud stuck on tires and rotating driveshafts causes an
imbalance that could damage drive components.
“Tread Lightly” is an educational
program designed to increase public
awareness of land-use regulations
and responsibilities in our nations
wilderness areas. Ford Motor
Company joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land
Management in encouraging you to help preserve our national forest and
other public and private lands by “treading lightly.”
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
Although natural obstacles may make it necessary to travel diagonally up
or down a hill or steep incline, you should always try to drive straight up
or straight down. Avoid driving crosswise or turning on steep
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slopes or hills. A danger lies in losing traction, slipping sideways and
possibly rolling over. Whenever driving on a hill, determine beforehand
the route you will use. Do not drive over the crest of a hill without
seeing what conditions are on the other side. Do not drive in reverse
over a hill without the aid of an observer.
When climbing a steep slope or hill,
start in a lower gear rather than
downshifting to a lower gear from a
higher gear once the ascent has
started. This reduces strain on the
engine and the possibility of stalling.
If you do stall out, do not try to
turn around because you might roll
over. It is better to back down to a
safe location.
Apply just enough power to the
wheels to climb the hill. Too much
power will cause the tires to slip,
spin or lose traction, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
Descend a hill in the same gear you
would use to climb up the hill to
avoid excessive brake application
and brake overheating. Do not
descend in neutral; instead,
disengage overdrive or manually
shift to a lower gear. When
descending a steep hill, avoid
sudden hard braking as you could
lose control. When you brake hard,
the front wheels can’t turn and if
they aren’t turning, you won’t be
able to steer. The front wheels have to be turning in order to steer the
vehicle. Rapid pumping of the brake pedal will help you slow the vehicle
and still maintain steering control.
If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, apply the brakes steadily. Do not
“pump” the brakes.
Driving on snow and ice
4WD vehicles have advantages over 2WD vehicles in snow and ice but
can skid like any other vehicle.
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Should you start to slide while driving on snowy or icy roads, turn the
steering wheel in the direction of the slide until you regain control.
Avoid sudden applications of power and quick changes of direction on
snow and ice. Apply the accelerator slowly and steadily when starting
from a full stop.
Avoid sudden braking as well. Although a 4WD vehicle may accelerate
better than a two-wheel drive vehicle in snow and ice, it won’t stop any
faster, because as in other vehicles, braking occurs at all four wheels. Do
not become overconfident as to road conditions.
Make sure you allow sufficient distance between you and other vehicles
for stopping. Drive slower than usual and consider using one of the lower
gears. In emergency stopping situations, avoid locking of the wheels. Use
a “squeeze” technique, push on the brake pedal with a steadily increasing
force which allows the wheels to brake yet continue to roll so that you
may steer in the direction you want to travel. If you lock the wheels,
release the brake pedal and repeat the squeeze technique. If your vehicle
is equipped with a Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), apply the
brake steadily. Do not “pump” the brakes. Refer to the Brakes section of
this chapter for additional information on the operation of the anti-lock
brake system.
Never drive with chains on the front tires of 4WD vehicles without also
putting them on the rear tires. This could cause the rear to slide and
swing around during braking.
Tires, Replacement Requirements
Do not use a size and type of tire and wheel other than that
originally provided by Ford Motor Company because it can affect
the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an
increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, and/or serious
personal injury or death.
Make sure all tires and wheels on the vehicle are of the same size, type,
tread design, brand and load-carrying capacity. If you have questions
regarding tire replacement, see an authorized Ford or Lincoln/Mercury
dealer.
If you nevertheless decide to equip your 4WD for off-road use with tires
larger than what Ford Motor Company recommends, you should not use
these tires for highway driving.
If you use any tire/wheel combination not recommended by Ford Motor
Company, it may adversely affect vehicle handling and could cause
steering, suspension, axle or transfer case failure.
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Do not use “aftermarket lift kits” or other suspension modifications,
whether or not they are used with larger tires and wheels.
These “aftermarket lift kits” could adversely affect the vehicle’s handling
characteristics, which could lead to loss of vehicle control or rollover and
serious injury.
Tires can be damaged during off-road use. For your safety, tires that are
damaged should not be used for highway driving because they are more
likely to blow out or fail.
You should carefully observe the recommended tire inflation pressure
found on the safety compliance certification label attached to the left
front door lock facing or door latch post pillar. Failure to follow tire
pressure recommendations can adversely affect the way your vehicle
handles. Do not exceed the Ford Motor Company recommended pressure
even if it is less than the maximum pressure allowed for the tire.
Each day before you drive, check
your tires. If one looks lower than
the others, use a tire gauge to check
pressure of all tires, and adjust if
required. Check tire pressure with a
tire gauge every few weeks
(including spare). Safe operation
requires tires that are neither
underinflated nor a vehicle which is
overloaded.
Periodically inspect the tire treads and remove stones, nails, glass or
other objects that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check for holes
or cuts that may permit air leakage from the tire and make necessary
repairs.
Inspect the tire side walls for cuts, bruises and other damage. If internal
damage to the tire is suspected, have the tire demounted and inspected
in case it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Maintenance and Modifications
The suspension and steering systems on your vehicle have been designed
and tested to provide both reliable and reasonably predictable
performance whether loaded or empty and durable load carrying
capability. For this reason, Ford Motor Company strongly recommends
that you do not make modifications such as adding or removing parts
(such as lift kits or stabilizer bars) or by using replacement parts not
equivalent to the original factory equipment.
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Any modifications to a vehicle that raise the center of gravity can make
it more likely the vehicle will roll over as a result of a loss of control.
Ford Motor Company recommends that caution be used with any vehicle
equipped with a high load or device (such as ladder racks or pickup box
cover).
Failure to maintain your vehicle properly may void the warranty, increase
your repair cost, reduce vehicle performance and operational capabilities
and adversely affect driver and passenger safety. Frequent inspection of
vehicle chassis components is recommended if the vehicle is subjected to
heavy off-road usage.
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.
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.
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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 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).
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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 loss of vehicle control, vehicle
rollover, and/or personal injury.
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and
utility-type vehicles
For important information regarding safe operation of this type
of vehicle, see the Preparing to drive your vehicle section in
this chapter.
Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle
differently than unloaded vehicles. Extra precautions, such as
slower speeds and increased stopping distance, should be taken when
driving a heavily loaded vehicle.
Your vehicle has the capability to haul more cargo and people than most
passenger cars. Depending upon the type and placement of the load,
hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle.
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
1. Use the appropriate maximum gross combined weight rating (GCWR)
chart (in the Trailer Towing section) to find the maximum GCWR for
your type engine and rear axle ratio.
2. Weigh your vehicle as you customarily operate the vehicle without
cargo. To obtain correct weights, try taking your vehicle to a shipping
company or an inspection station for trucks.
3. Subtract your loaded vehicle weight from the maximum GCWR on the
following charts. This is the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow
and must fall below the maximum shown under maximum trailer weight
on the chart.
TRAILER TOWING
Your vehicle may tow a class I, II or III trailer provided the maximum
trailer weight is less than or equal to the maximum trailer weight listed
for your engine and rear axle ratio on the following charts.
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Your vehicle’s load capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so
you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading a vehicle.
Towing a trailer places an additional load on your vehicle’s engine,
transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. Inspect these
components carefully periodically during, and after any towing operation.
Exceeding the maximum GCWR could result in extensive damage
to your vehicle and personal injury.
Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the
certification label.
Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer
weight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in
engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover and personal injury.
Engine
Rear axle ratio Maximum
GCWR-kg
(lbs.)
Maximum
trailer
weight-kg
(lbs.)
Regular Cab 4x2 w/automatic transmission
4.2L
3.31
4077 (9000)
2132 (4700)
4.2L
3.55
4530 (10000)
2585 (5700)
4.6L
3.08
4530 (10000)
907 (2000)
4.6L
3.31
4763 (10500)
2812 (6200)
4.6L
3.55
5209 (11500)
3261 (7200)
5.4L
3.31
5443 (12000)
3447 (7600)
5.4L
3.55
5897 (13000)
3900 (8600)
5.4L
3.73
6124 (13500)
3992 (8800)
5.4L
4.10
6803 (15000)
3991 (8800)
SuperCab/Super Crew 4x2 w/automatic transmission
4.2L
3.55
4530 (10000)
2495 (5500)
4.6L
3.08
4530 (10000)
907 (2000)
4.6L
3.31
4763 (10500)
2676 (5900)
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Engine
4.6L
3.55
5216 (11500)
5.4L
5.4L
3.31
3.55
5443 (12000)
5897 (13000)
5.4L
5.4L
3.73
4.10
6124 (13500)
6803 (15000)
Engine
4.2L
4.2L
4.6L
4.6L
4.6L
4.2L
4.2L
4.6L
4.6L
4.6L
Engine
4.2L
4.6L
4.6L
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Rear axle ratio Maximum
GCWR-kg
(lbs.)
Rear axle ratio
Maximum
trailer
weight-kg
(lbs.)
3130 (6900)/
2994 (6600)
3311 (7300)
3765 (8300)/
3628 (8000)
3900 (8600)
3900 (8600)
Maximum
GCWR-kg (lbs.)
Maximum
trailer
weight-kg (lbs.)
Regular Cab 4x2 w/manual transmission
3.08
2944 (6500)
907 (2000)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1588 (3500)
3.08
2944 (6500)
907 (2000)
3.31
3265 (7200)
1315 (2900)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1588 (3500)
SuperCab 4x2 w/manual transmission
3.08
2944 (6500)
907 (2000)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1497 (3300)
3.08
2944 (6500)
907 (2000)
3.31
3265 (7200)
1179 (2600)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1452 (3200)
Rear axle
Maximum
Maximum
ratio/tire size - GCWR-kg (lbs.)
trailer
cm (inches)
weight-kg (lbs.)
Regular Cab 4x4 w/automatic transmission
3.55/40.6 (16)
4536 (10000)
2449 (5400)
3.31/40.6 (16)
4763 (10500)
2630 (5800)
3.55/40.6 (16)
5216 (11500)
3084 (6800)
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Engine
Rear axle
Maximum
Maximum
ratio/tire size - GCWR-kg (lbs.)
trailer
cm (inches)
weight-kg (lbs.)
4.6L
3.55/43.2 (17)
4990 (11000)
2858 (6300)
5.4L
3.31/40.6 (16)
5443 (12000)
3266 (7200)
5.4L
3.55/40.6 (16)
5897 (13000)
3720 (8200)
5.4L
3.55/43.2 (17)
5670 (12500)
3493 (7700)
5.4L
3.73/40.6 (16)
6124 (13500)
3810 (8400)
SuperCab/Super Crew 4x4 w/automatic transmission
4.6L
3.31/40.6 (16)
4763 (10500)
2540 (5600)
4.6L
3.55/40.6 (16)
5216 (11500)
2994 (6600)/
2812 (6200)
4.6L
3.55/43.2 (17)
4990 (11000)
2767 (6100)/
2585 (5700)
5.4L
3.31/40.6 (16)
5443 (12000)
3175 (7000)
5.4L
3.55/40.6 (16)
5897 (13000)
3628 (8000)/
3447 (7600)
5.4L
3.55/43.2 (17)
5670 (12500)
3401 (7500)/
3221 (7100)
5.4L
3.73/40.6 (16)
6124 (13500)
3719 (8200)
Engine
4.2L
4.2L
4.6L
4.6L
4.6L
4.6L
Rear axle ratio Maximum GCWR
- kg (lbs.)
Maximum
trailer weight kg (lbs.)
Regular Cab 4x4 w/manual transmission
3.31
3265 (7200)
1179 (2600)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1452 (3200)
3.31
3265 (7200)
1134 (2500)
3.55
3538 (7800)
1406 (3100)
SuperCab 4x4 w/manual transmission
3.31
3265 (7200)
1043 (2300)
3.55
3533 (7800)
1315 (2900)
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Harley-Davidson F-150 4x2 w/automatic transmission
Engine
Rear axle ratio Maximum
Maximum
GCWR-kg
trailer
(lbs.)
weight-kg
(lbs.)
5.4L
3.73
4536 (10000)
2041 (4500)
Supercharged
Trailer frontal area considerations:
• Not to exceed towing vehicle frontal area without Class III trailer
towing package
• Not to exceed 5.52 square meters (60 square feet) with Class III
trailer towing package
Preparing to tow
Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is
properly attached to your vehicle. See your dealer or a reliable trailer
dealer if you require assistance.
Hitches
Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle’s bumper or attach to the
axle. You must distribute the load in your trailer so that 10%–15% of the
total weight of the trailer is on the tongue.
Load equalizing hitch
When hooking up a trailer using a load equalizing hitch, always use the
following procedure:
1. Park the unloaded vehicle on a level surface. With the ignition on and
all doors closed, allow the vehicle to stand for several minutes so that it
can level.
2. Measure the height of a reference point on the front and rear bumpers
at the center of the vehicle.
3. Attach the trailer to the vehicle and adjust the hitch equalizers so that
the front bumper height is within 0–13 mm (0.5 in) of the reference
point. After proper adjustment, the rear bumper should be no higher
than in Step 2.
Note: Adjusting an equalizing hitch so the rear bumper of the vehicle is
higher than it was unloaded will defeat the function of the load
equalizing hitch and may cause unpredictable handling.
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Safety chains
Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the frame or hook retainers
of the vehicle hitch. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners.
If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency
gives to you.
Do not attach safety chains to the bumper.
Trailer brakes
Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type trailer brakes are
safe if installed properly and adjusted to the manufacturer’s
specifications. The trailer brakes must meet local and Federal
regulations.
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake system directly to your
vehicle’s brake system. Your vehicle may not have enough
braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase.
The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at the
GVWR not GCWR.
Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles. Make sure your
trailer lamps conform to local and Federal regulations. See your dealer or
trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking
up trailer lamps.
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
The rear bumper is equipped with an integral hitch and only requires a
ball with a 25.4 mm (one inch) shank diameter. The bumper has a 2,270
kg (5,000 lb.) trailer weight and 227 kg (500 lb.) tongue weight capacity.
If it is necessary to relocate the trailer hitch ball position, a
frame-mounted trailer hitch must be installed.
Driving while you tow
When towing a trailer:
• Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off
automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades.
• Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer.
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• To eliminate excessive shifting, use a lower gear. This will also assist
in transmission cooling. (For additional information, refer to the
Driving with a 4–speed automatic transmission section in this
chapter.
• Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
• Do not exceed the GCWR rating or transmission damage may occur.
Servicing after towing
If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more
frequent service intervals. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for
more information.
Trailer towing tips
• Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to
get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, make
wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
• Allow more distance for stopping with a trailer attached.
• The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer
weight.
• After you have traveled 80 km (50 miles), thoroughly check your
hitch, electrical connections and trailer wheel lug nuts.
• To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot
weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park)
(automatic transmission) or N (Neutral) (manual transmissions).
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. If you must
park on a grade, place wheel chocks under the trailer’s wheels.
Launching or retrieving a boat
Disconnect the wiring to the trailer before backing the trailer
into the water. Reconnect the wiring to the trailer after the
trailer is removed from the water.
When backing down a ramp during boat launching or retrieval:
• do not allow the static water level to rise above the bottom edge of
the rear bumper.
• do not allow waves to break higher than 15 cm (6 inches) above the
bottom edge of the rear bumper.
Exceeding these limits may allow water to enter vehicle components:
• causing internal damage to the components.
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• affecting driveability, emissions and reliability.
Replace the rear axle lubricant any time the axle has been submerged in
water. Rear axle lubricant quantities are not to be checked or changed
unless a leak is suspected or repair required.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind
a motorhome. Follow these guidelines if you have the need for
recreational towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground.
These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is not
damaged.
2WD vehicles (with automatic transmissions):
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral)
• Maximum speed is 56 km (35 mph)
• Maximum distance is 80 km (50 miles)
If a distance of 80 km (50 miles) or a speed of 56 km (35 mph) must be
exceeded, the drive shaft will have to be removed before the vehicle is
towed.
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.
4WD vehicles electronic shift transfer case (with automatic
transmissions):
4x4 vehicles with electronic shift on the fly cannot be towed with any
wheels on the ground.
SNOWPLOWING
Ford recommends the following specifications for low speed, personal
use snow removal:
• F-150 4x4 (except F-150 Supercrew, Lightning and Harley-Davidson
models)
• 5.4L engine
• Heavy-duty service package
• Super engine cooling
• Heavy-duty front suspension package
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• Automatic transmission with auxiliary automatic transmission fluid
cooling
• All-terrain tires
• Limited slip and optional axle ratio.
Do not install a snowplow and plow with your vehicle until it has been
driven at least 800 km (500 miles).
Installing the snowplow
Read the following instructions before installing a snowplow:
• Front GAWR must not exceed 63% of the GVW. Add ballast weight to
the back of the vehicle, if necessary. Refer to the Safety Compliance
Certification Label to find Front GAWR.
• The Front Axle Accessory Reserve Capacity and the TARC listed on
the bottom right of the Safety Compliance Certification Label will
determine whether or not the addition of a snowplow will overload
your vehicle.
• The weight of the snowplow and supporting components distributed to
the front axle must not exceed the front accessory reserve capacity.
• The total weight of the snowplow and aftermarket equipment must
not exceed the TARC.
• The weight of the installed snowplow and aftermarket equipment must
not load the vehicle beyond the GAWR (front/rear) and GVWR listed
on the Safety Compliance Certification Label.
• The total weight of the snowplow and aftermarket equipment must be
considered part of the payload and must not exceed the GCWR for
towing.
• Federal and most local regulations require additional exterior lamps
for snowplow-equipped vehicles. Consult your dealer for additional
information.
• After installing a snowplow to the vehicle, ensure the vehicle’s front
toe alignment and front ride height are within specification (reset if
required). These specifications are located in the vehicle’s Workshop
Manual. Adherence to the toe, tire pressures and ride height
specification is important for proper tire wear, ride, handling and
headlight aim. Also, maintain the engine oil and transmission fluid
change intervals following the severe duty schedule.
Note: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the
certification label.
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Removing snowplow
After removing a snowplow from the vehicle, ensure the vehicle’s front
toe alignment and front ride height are within specification (reset if
required).
Snowplowing with your air bag equipped vehicle
Your vehicle is equipped with a driver and passenger air bag
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) The SRS is designed to activate in
certain frontal and offset frontal collisions when the vehicle sustains
sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
Careless or high speed driving while plowing snow which results in
sufficient vehicle decelerations can deploy the air bag. Such driving also
increases the risk of accidents.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always
properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
Never remove or defeat the “tripping mechanisms” designed into the
snow removal equipment by its manufacturer. Doing so may cause
damage to the vehicle and the snow removal equipment as well as
possible air bag deployment.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
Additional equipment such as snowplow equipment may effect
the performance of the air bag sensors increasing the risk of
injury. Please refer to the Body Builders Layout Book for instructions
about the appropriate installation of additional equipment.
Engine temperature while plowing
When driving with a plow, your engine may run at a higher temperature
than normal because the attached snowplow blade will restrict airflow to
the radiator.
If you are driving more than 24 km (15 miles) at temperatures above
freezing, angle the plow blade either full left or full right to provide
maximum airflow to the radiator.
If you are driving less than 24 km (15 miles) at speeds up to 64 km/h
(40 mph) in cold weather, you will not need to worry about blade
position to provide maximum airflow.
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Transmission operation while plowing
• Shift transfer case to 4L (4WD Low) when plowing in small areas at
speeds below 8 km/h (5 mph).
• Shift transfer case to 4H (4WD High) when plowing larger areas or
light snow at higher speeds. Do not exceed 24 km/h (15 mph).
• Do not shift the transmission from a forward gear to R (Reverse) until
the engine is at idle and the wheels are stopped.
• If the vehicle is stuck, shift the transmission in a steady motion
between forward and reverse gears. Do not rock the vehicle for more
than a few minutes. The transmission and tires may be damaged or
the engine can overheat.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at operating
temperature. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute. The
transmission and tires may be damaged or the engine may
overheat.
Do not spin the wheels at over 35 mph (55 km/h). The tires may
fail and injure a passenger or bystander.
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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 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.
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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.
• 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 PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
FUEL
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.
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The fuel pump shut-off switch is
located in the passenger’s foot well,
by the kick panel.
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.
FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not 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.
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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 link
maxi
cartridge
fuses
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Blue
Blue
—
—
Pink
Pink
Green
Green
Red
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.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel
cover.
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20
21
10
11
31
30
9
RELAY
5
29
19
8
28
18
RELAY
4
7
27
RELAY
3
RELAY
2
RELAY
1
6
17
26
16
5
25
15
4
24
14
3
13
2
23
12
FUSE1
22
Roadside Emergencies
The fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A
5A
3
4
20A
5A
5
15A
6
5A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Audio
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM), Cluster
Cigar lighter, Data link connector
Power mirror switch, Mirror turn
signal relays
Speed control module, Reverse
lamp, Climate mode switch,
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
relay, Digital Transmission Range
(DTR) sensor
Cluster, Brake shift interlock
solenoid, GEM
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Roadside Emergencies
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Fuse/Relay
Location
7
8
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
5A
9
10
11
—
—
30A
12
13
—
20A
14
15A
15
5A
16
20A
17
18
—
5A
19
20
—
5A
21
15A
22
10A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Not used
Radio, Remote entry module,
GEM, In-vehicle entertainment
system (SuperCrew only)
Not used
Not used
Front washer pump relay, Wiper
run/park relay, Wiper HI/LO relay,
Windshield wiper motor
Not used
Stop lamp switch (Lamps),
Turn/Hazard flasher
Battery saver relay, Interior lamp
relay
Stop lamp switch (speed control,
brake shift interlock), GEM, Rear
Anti-lock Brake System (RABS)
module
Headlamps (hi beams), Cluster
(hi beam indicator)
Not used
Instrument illumination (dimmer
switch power)
Not used
Audio, GEM, PCM, Transmission
range sensor
DTR sensor, Clutch switch,
Starter relay, I/P fuse 20
Air bag module, Passenger air bag
deactivation module
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
23
Fuse Amp
Rating
10A
24
25
26
27
10A
—
10A
5A
28
29
10A
5A
30
30A
31
Relay
Relay
Relay
Relay
Relay
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
—
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Trailer tow battery Charge relay,
Turn/Hazard flasher, 4x4
solenoids, 4x4 relays, Overhead
console, 4–Wheel Anti-lock Brake
System (4WABS) module, EC
mirror, Heated seats
Function selector switch assembly
Not used
Right-hand low beam headlamp
Foglamp relay and foglamp
indicator, Main light switch
(upstream)
Left-hand low beam headlamp
Autolamp module, Transmission
overdrive control switch, Central
security module, Beltminder
Passive Anti-theft transceiver,
Cluster, Ignition coils, PCM relay,
Coil on plugs, Radio noise
capacitor, ECC diode
Not used
Interior lamp relay
Battery saver relay
Not used
One-touch down window relay
Accessory delay relay
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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Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
Fuse Amp
Rating
20A *
30A*
30A*
4
5
6
7
—
20A*
15A*
20A*
FUSE 1 FUSE 2
FUSE 3 FUSE 4
FUSE 5 FUSE 6
FUSE 7 FUSE 8
FUSE 9 FUSE 10
FUSE 11 FUSE 12
FUSE 13 FUSE 14
FUSE 15 FUSE 16
FUSE 17 FUSE 18
FULL
RELAY 301
MAXI
FUSE
108
MAXI
FUSE
107
MAXI
FUSE
104
MAXI
FUSE
112
MAXI
FUSE
111
MAXI
FUSE
103
MAXI
FUSE
116
HALF
RELAY
202
MAXI
FUSE
102
MAXI
FUSE
101
MAXI
FUSE
110
MAXI
FUSE
114
MAXI
FUSE
118
MAXI
FUSE
106
CB602
HALF
RELAY
204
HALF
RELAY 206
HALF
RELAY 209
MAXI
FUSE
105
MAXI
FUSE
109
MAXI
FUSE
113
D 503
FULL
RELAY 304
D 502
HALF
RELAY
203
MAXI
FUSE
117
HALF
RELAY 205
MAXI
FUSE
115
CB601
HALF
RELAY
201
HALF
RELAY
207
D 501
HALF
RELAY 208
FULL
RELAY 303
R 401
FULL
RELAY 302
FUSE 23 FUSE 24
FUSE 21 FUSE 22
FUSE 19 FUSE 20
FULL
RELAY 306
FULL
RELAY 305
Roadside Emergencies
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.
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Power Distribution Box
Description
Power point
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
Main light switch, Headlamp relay,
Multifunction switch
Not used
Trailer tow back-up/park lamps
Main light switch, Park lamp relay
Horn
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
8
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A*
9
15A*
10
11
12
20A*
20A*
20A*
13
14
15
16
17
18
15A*
—
10A
—
—
15A*
19
10A*
20
10A*
21
22
23
—
—
15A*
24
101
102
—
30A**
50/20A**
103
50A**
Power Distribution Box
Description
Power door locks, Central
Security Module (CSM), Lock
relays (not used on SuperCrew)
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL),
Fog lamps
Fuel pump
Alternator field
Rear auxiliary power point
(SuperCrew only)
A/C clutch
Not used
Running board lamps
Not used
Not used
PCM, Fuel injectors, Fuel pump
relay, Mass air flow sensor
Trailer/Camper adapter (right
stop/turn lamp)
Trailer/Camper adapter (left
stop/turn lamp)
Not used
Not used
HEGO sensor, Automatic
transmission
Not used
Trailer tow battery charge
Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake
System (4WABS)
module/Rear-wheel Anti-lock
Brake System (RABS) module,
Ignition switch
Central junction box
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Roadside Emergencies
212
Fuse/Relay
Location
104
105
106
Fuse Amp
Rating
30A**
40A**
20A**
107
108
109
110
—
30A**
—
30A**
111
40A**
112
30A**
113
40A**
114
115
—
20A**
116
117
118
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
—
—
30A**
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
209
301
—
—
Power Distribution Box
Description
4x4 shift motor & clutch
Climate control front blower
Intercooler pump (supercharged
engine only)
Not used
Trailer tow electric brake
Not used
Accessory delay relay (Not used
on SuperCrew)
Ignition switch battery feed (start
and run circuits)
Drivers power seat, Adjustable
pedal switch
Ignition switch battery feed (run
and accessory circuits)
Not used
Power door locks (SuperCrew
only)
Not used
Not used
Heated seats
Trailer tow park lamp relay
Front wiper run/park relay
Trailer tow backup lamp relay
A/C clutch relay
Horn relay
Fog lamp relay
Front washer pump relay
Intercooler pump relay
(supercharged engine only)
Front wiper HI/LO relay
Fuel pump relay
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
302
303
304
305
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
—
—
—
306
—
401
501
502
503
601
—
—
—
—
CB
602
—
*Mini fuses **Maxi fuses
Power Distribution Box
Description
Trailer tow battery charge relay
Not used
PCM relay
Fuel pump HI/LO relay
(supercharged engine only)
Inertia switch relay (supercharged
engine only)
Not used
PCM diode
A/C compressor diode
Not used
Power windows, Moonroof
(SuperCrew only)
Not used
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.
Harley-Davidson vehicles are equipped with a spare tire with a different
speed rating than the road tires. It is not recommended that you exceed
112 km/h (70 mph) when the spare tire is in use. Though the spare tire
is rated for 112 km/h (70 mph), always obey the local speed limits.
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).
Spare tire information
Your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire that may be used as a spare or
a regular tire. The spare tire wheel may not match the road wheel, and is
not equipped with wheel trim. The wheel trim from the wheel/tire may
be used on the spare if the wheels match.
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If your vehicle is equipped with 4WD, a spare tire of a different
size than the road tires should not be used. Use of such a tire
could result in damage to driveline components and an increased risk
of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.
If your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring
system, refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System (if equipped)
in the Maintenance and specifications section for important information
before changing your tires. If the tire pressure monitoring system
becomes damaged, it will no longer function.
Location of the spare tire and tools
The spare tire and tools for your vehicle are stowed in the following
locations:
Tool
Spare tire
Jack, lug nut wrench
Jack handle
Key, spare tire lock (if equipped)
Location
Under the vehicle, just forward of
the rear bumper
Regular cab: Under the seat on the
passenger side
Super Cab: Under the front or rear
seat on the passenger side
Super Crew cab: In the passenger
side rear storage compartment
On top of the radiator support at
the front of the engine
compartment
In the glove box
Removing the spare tire
1. If equipped with a two piece lug wrench, assemble the lug wrench as
shown in the illustration.
• To assemble, screw the parts
together. To disassemble,
unscrew.
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2. Attach the spare tire lock key (A)
to the jack handle (B).
3. Fully insert the jack handle
through the bumper hole and into
the guide tube. The key and lock
will engage with a slight push and
counterclockwise turn. Some
resistance will be felt when turning
the jack handle assembly.
4. Turn the handle counterclockwise
until tire is lowered to the ground,
the tire can be slid rearward and the
cable is slightly slack.
5. Remove the retainer from the spare tire.
Stowing the spare tire
1. Lay the tire on the ground with the valve stem facing up.
2. Slide the wheel under the vehicle
and install the retainer through the
wheel center.
3. Turn the jack handle clockwise
until the tire is raised to its original
position underneath the vehicle. The
jack handle ratchets when the tire is
raised to the stowed position. It will
not allow you to overtighten.
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.
Refer to the instruction sheet (located with the jack) for detailed tire
change instructions.
1. Park on a level surface, activate
hazard flashers and set the parking
brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park)
(automatic transmission) or in the
reverse gear (manual
transmission)and turn engine OFF.
3. Block the diagonally opposite
wheel.
4. Obtain the spare tire and jack
from their storage locations.
5. Use the tip of the lug wrench to
remove any wheel trim.
6. Loosen each wheel lug nut
one-half turn counterclockwise but
do not remove them until the wheel
is raised off the ground.
7. Position the jack according to the following guides and turn the jack
handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.
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When one of the rear wheels is off the ground, the transmission
alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the
jack, even if the transmission is in P (Park) or in the reverse gear
(manual transmission). To prevent the vehicle from moving when you
change the tire, be sure that the parking brake is set and the
diagonally opposite wheel is blocked. If the vehicle slips off the jack,
someone could be seriously injured.
• Front (4x2)
• Front (4x4)
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• Rear
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.
• Never use the front or rear
differential as a jacking point.
8. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
9. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is
facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the
hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
10. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
11. Remove the jack and fully
1
tighten the lug nuts in the order
shown.
• Five lug nut wheel
3
4
5
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• Seven lug nut wheel
12. Stow the flat tire. Refer to Stowing the flat/spare tire.
13. Stow the jack and lug wrench. Make sure the jack is fastened so it
does not rattle when you drive.
14. Unblock the wheels.
Bolt size
Wheel lug nut torque*
Lb-ft
150
Nm
F-150 (five lug nut
200
wheel): M14 x 2.0
F-150 with Heavy
135
100
Payload Package
(seven lug nut wheel):
M12 x 1.75
* Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and
rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
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.
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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 that 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.
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.
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+
+
–
–
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.
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+
+
–
–
3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster
vehicle’s battery.
+
+
–
–
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 equipped with air suspension, the air suspension control must be
turned to the OFF position.
On 4x2 vehicles, it is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the front wheels
on the ground (without dollies) and the rear wheels off the ground.
On 4x4 vehicles, it is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a
wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the
ground.
If you are towing a NASCAR Special Edition F-150 or a Harley-Davidson
F-150 using flatbed equipment, you must place two 4X4 boards at the
end of the ramp to allow for bumper clearance.
If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle
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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.
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
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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
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.).
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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).
• 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.
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• 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
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
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• A Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership representative
Consumer candidates for Board membership are recruited and trained by
an independent consulting 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.
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
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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 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).
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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.
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
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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:
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:
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1. Two or more repair attempts are made on the same nonconformity
likely to cause death or serious bodily injury OR
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 Motorcraft 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.
• If your vehicle is equipped with running boards, do not use
rubber, plastic and vinyl protectant products on the running
board surface, as the area may become slippery.
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.
• 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.
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• 4.2L V6 engine
• 4.6L V8 and 5.4L V8 engine
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• 5.4L Supercharged V8 engine
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are
available from your dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft 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.
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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.
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 TRIM
• Clean the interior trim areas with a damp cloth, then dry by wiping
with a dry, soft, clean cloth.
• Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the
finish.
INTERIOR
For fabric, carpets, cloth seats and safety belts:
• 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
seatbelts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH
SUPERCREW)
Your leather seating surfaces have a clear, protective coating over the
leather.
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For King Ranch F-150 SuperCrew leather seats, refer to separate
section in this chapter.
• 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.
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH F-150 SUPERCREW
ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle is equipped with seating covered in premium, top-grain
leather which is extremely durable, but still requires special care and
maintenance in order to ensure longevity and comfort.
Regular cleaning and conditioning will maintain the appearance of the
leather. Failure to care for the leather can result in drying out and fading
of the material.
CLEANING
For dirt, use a vacuum cleaner then use a clean, damp cloth or soft
brush.
For spills, first use a dry cloth then wipe with a damp cloth. Allow the
area to dry, then apply conditioner.
STAINS
For stains, use Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-11–A)
or the Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner Kit (ZC-11–D) and a
dry, soft cloth.
• Clean spills as quickly as possible.
• Test any stain remover on an inconspicuous part of the leather as
cleaners may darken the leather.
• Coffee, ketchup, mustard, orange juice and oil-based product stains
are especially difficult to remove and will stay in the leather for life.
• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or
cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl or plastics.
SCRATCHES
In order to lessen the appearance of certain scratches and other wear
marks, apply conditioner on the affected area following the same
instructions as in the Conditioning section.
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CONDITIONING
Bottles of King Ranch F-150 Leather Conditioner are available at the
King Ranch Saddle Shop. Visit the Web site at www.krsaddleshop.com,
or telephone (in the United States) 1–800–282–KING (5464). If you are
unable to obtain King Ranch F-150 Leather Conditioner, use another
premium leather conditioner.
• Apply your first conditioning treatment within six months of taking
delivery of your vehicle. Condition twice yearly in order to replenish
lost oils and revitalize the aroma, suppleness and resilience of the
leather.
• Clean the surfaces using the steps outlined in the Cleaning section.
• Ensure the leather is dry then apply a nickel-sized amount of
conditioner to a clean, dry cloth
• Rub the conditioner into leather until it disappears. Allow the
conditioner to dry and repeat the process for the entire interior. If a
film appears, wipe off film with a dry, clean cloth.
UNDERBODY
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and
door drain holes free from packed dirt.
TONNEAU COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
Wash with Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13), which is available from your
dealer.
• Do not use any silicone based cleaner or conditioner.
• 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 vinyl
cover and tonneau frame rails may cause water leaks and possible seal
damage.
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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 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 Detail Wash (ZC-3–A)
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).
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.
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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.
OPENING THE HOOD
1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood
release handle located under the
bottom of the instrument panel.
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 until the lift
cylinders hold it open.
HOOD
BRAKE
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
4.2L V6 engine
1. Battery
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Engine oil dipstick
4. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission)
5. Brake fluid reservoir
6. Power distribution box
7. Engine coolant reservoir
8. Air filter assembly
9. Power steering fluid reservoir
10. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission)
11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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4.6L V8/5.4L V8 engines
1. Power steering fluid reservoir
2. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission)
3. Engine oil dipstick
4. Brake fluid reservoir
5. Power distribution box
6. Air filter assembly
7. Engine coolant reservoir
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
9. Battery
10. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission)
11. Engine oil filler cap
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5.4L Supercharged V8 engine
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1. Engine oil dipstick
2. Power steering fluid reservoir
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Power distribution box
5. Engine coolant reservoir
6. Air filter assembly
7. Intercooler coolant reservoir
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
9. Battery
10. Transmission fluid dipstick
11. Engine oil filler cap
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WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
Check the washer fluid whenever
you stop for fuel. The reservoir is
symbol.
highlighted with a
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.
If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 4.5° C (40°
F), use washer fluid with antifreeze protection. Failure to use
washer fluid with antifreeze protection in cold weather could result in
impaired windshield vision and increase the risk of injury or accident.
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 a few 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 transmission) or 1 (First) (manual transmission).
4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
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• 4.2L engine
• 4.6L/5.4L engine
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5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it
again.
• If the oil level is between the MIN and 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.
• 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.
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.
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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 also 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.
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.
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.
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• Always dispose of automotive
batteries in a responsible manner.
Follow your local authorized
standards for disposal. Call your
local authorized recycling center
to find out more about recycling
automotive batteries.
RECYCLE
ENGINE COOLANT
Checking engine coolant
The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the
mileage intervals listed in the scheduled maintenance guide. The coolant
concentration should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and distilled 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 gauges to work properly.
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When the engine is cold, check the
level of the engine coolant in the
reservoir.
COLD FILL
RANGE
• The engine coolant should be at the “cold fill level” or within the “cold
fill range” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir (depending upon
application).
• 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 water as soon as possible. Water alone
(without engine coolant) can cause engine damage from corrosion,
overheating or freezing.
• Do not use alcohol, methanol, 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).
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For vehicles with overflow coolant systems with a non-pressurized cap
on the coolant recovery system, add coolant to the coolant recovery
reservoir when the engine is cool. Add the proper mixture of coolant and
water to the “cold full” level. For all other vehicles, which have a coolant
degas system with a pressurized cap, or if it is necessary to remove the
coolant pressure relief cap on the radiator of a vehicle with an overflow
system, follow these steps to add engine coolant.
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.
1. Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool.
2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the coolant
pressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (an opaque plastic bottle).
Slowly turn cap counterclockwise (left) 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.
5. Fill the coolant reservoir slowly with the proper coolant mixture (see
above), to within the “cold fill range” or the “cold full” level on the
reservoir. If you removed the radiator cap in an overflow system, fill the
radiator until the coolant is visible and radiator is almost full.
6. Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. (Cap must be tightly
installed to prevent coolant loss.)
After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration, refer
to 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 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.
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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%.
• 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%.
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• 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.
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
If the engine coolant supply is depleted, this feature allows the vehicle to
be driven temporarily before incremental component damage is incurred.
The “fail-safe” distance depends on ambient temperatures, vehicle load
and terrain.
How fail-safe cooling works
If the engine begins to overheat:
• The engine coolant temperature
gauge will move to the red (hot)
area.
H
• The
and the
symbol
will illuminate.
• The “Service Engine Soon”
indicator light will illuminate.
If the engine reaches a preset over-temperature condition, the engine
will automatically switch to alternating cylinder operation. Each disabled
cylinder acts as an air pump and cools the engine.
When this occurs the vehicle will still operate. However:
• The engine power will be limited.
• The air conditioning system will be disabled.
Continued operation will increase the engine temperature:
• The engine will completely shut down.
• Steering and braking effort will increase.
C
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Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Take
your vehicle to a service facility as soon as possible to minimize engine
damage.
When fail-safe mode is activated
You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive the
vehicle with caution. The vehicle will not be able to maintain high speed
operation and the engine will run rough. Remember that the engine is
capable of completely shutting down automatically to prevent engine
damage, therefore:
1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible and turn off the engine.
2. Arrange for the vehicle to be taken to a service facility.
3. If this is not possible, wait a short period for the engine to cool.
4. Check the coolant level and replenish if low.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot.
5. Restart the engine and take your vehicle to a service facility.
Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem
increases the chance of engine damage. Take your vehicle to a
service facility as soon as possible.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
If the “Check Fuel Cap”
indicator comes on or if “Service Engine
Soon/Check Engine” indicator comes on and stays on when you start the
engine, the fuel filler cap may not be properly installed. Turn off the
engine, remove the fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it.
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
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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.
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
(R+M)/2 METHOD
gasolines labeled as “Regular” that
are sold with octane ratings of 86 or lower in high altitude areas.
87
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.
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Supercharged engines
Your vehicle is designed to use
“Premium” unleaded gasoline with
an (R+M)/2 octane rating of 91 or
higher for optimum performance.
(R+M)/2 METHOD
The use of gasolines with lower
octane ratings may degrade performance. We do not recommend the use
of gasolines labeled as “Premium” in high altitude areas that are sold
with octane ratings of less than 91.
If your engine knocks under any 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.
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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’ Choice娂 logo.
Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to
improve air quality.
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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:
• 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 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
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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.
4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometer
reading.
5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel
economy:
Calculation 1: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total
kilometers traveled.
Calculation 2: 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.
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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.
• 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).
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• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example bug
deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may
reduce fuel economy.
• To maximize the fuel economy, drive with the tonneau cover installed
(if equipped).
• 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.
• 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.
• Four-wheel-drive operation (if equipped) is less fuel efficient than
two-wheel-drive operation.
• 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.
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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 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 “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 “Service Engine Soon” light on.
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:
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• 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.
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 MERCON威 ATF.
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).
2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and right several
times.
3. Turn the engine off.
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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 in this range.
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking
the level until it reaches the range between the MIN and MAX lines. 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.
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
MAX
the level reaches MAX. Do not fill
above this line.
MIN
4. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid
certified to meet Ford specification ESA-M6C25–A. Refer to Lubricant
specifications in this chapter.
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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.
If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3, you will cause
permanent damage to your brakes.
Do not let the fluid level in the reservoir for the master cylinder
fall below the MIN mark. If master cylinder runs dry, this may
cause the brakes to fail.
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
Check the fluid level. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the
service interval schedules.
During normal operation, the fluid level in the clutch reservoir should
remain constant. If the fluid level drops, refill the fluid level to the step
in the reservoir.
Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid designed 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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1. Clean the reservoir cap before
removal to prevent dirt and water
from entering the reservoir.
2. Remove cap and rubber
diaphragm from reservoir.
3. Add fluid until the level reaches
the step in the reservoir.
4. Reinstall rubber diaphragm and
cap onto reservoir.
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 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.
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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).
DON’T ADD
Correct fluid level
ADD
COLD
HOT
DO NOT ADD
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.
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
DON’T ADD
temperature (66°C-77°C
[150°F-170°F]).
ADD
COLD
HOT
DO NOT ADD
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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.
DON’T ADD
ADD
COLD
HOT
DO NOT ADD
DON’T ADD
ADD
COLD
HOT
DO NOT ADD
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
DON’T ADD
technician.
An overfill condition of
transmission fluid may cause
shift and/or engagement
ADD
COLD
HOT
DO NOT ADD
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.
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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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Checking and adding transfer case fluid (if equipped)
1. Clean the filler plug.
2. Remove the filler plug and
inspect the fluid level.
3. Add only enough fluid through
the filler opening so that the fluid
level is at the bottom of the
opening.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant
Specifications in this chapter.
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
Your vehicle may be equipped with universal joints that require
lubrication. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for maintenance
intervals. If the original universal joints are replaced with universal joints
equipped with grease fittings, lubrication will also be necessary.
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AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate intervals
for changing the air filter element.
When changing the air filter element, use only the Motorcraft air filter
element listed. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not
remove it while the engine is running.
Changing the air filter element
1. Loosen the clamp that secures
the air filter element in place.
2. Carefully separate the two halves
of the air filter housing.
3. Remove the air filter element
from the open end of the air filter
housing.
4. Install a new air filter element, ensuring the notch on the top half of
the air filter housing lines up with the notch on the bottom half of air
filter housing. Be careful not to crimp the filter element edges between
the air filter housing. This could cause filter damage and allow
unmetered air to enter the engine if not properly seated.
5. Replace the two halves of the air filter housing and secure the clamp.
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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.
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.
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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 B and A 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.
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 inside of driver’s door. Tire pressure information
can also be found on the Tire Information label located on the inside
of the fuel filler door.
Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail
suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control, vehicle
rollover and/or personal injury.
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
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them as indicated in the scheduled maintenance guide. If you notice that
the tires wear unevenly, have them checked.
The following procedure applies to vehicles equipped with single rear
wheels, if your vehicle is equipped with dual rear wheels it is
recommended that only the front wheels be rotated (side to side).
• Four tire rotation
• Five tire rotation
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Maintenance and Specifications
Replacing the tires
Replace the tires when the wear
band is visible through the tire
treads. Due to exposure to the
elements and exhaust you should
replace the spare tire when you
replace the other tires.
When replacing full size tires, never mix radial bias-belted, or
bias-type tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the
Certification Label. 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 handling may be affected which can lead to loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover and/or personal injury.
Make sure that all replacement tires are of the same size, type,
speed rating, load-carrying capacity and tread design (e.g., “All
Terrain”, “Touring”, etc.), as originally offered by Ford.
Do not replace your tires with “high performance” tires or larger
size tires.
Failure to follow these precautions, your vehicle handling may be
adversely effected which can lead to loss of vehicle control,
vehicle rollover and/or personal injury.
Tires that are larger or smaller than your vehicle’s original tires may also
affect the accuracy of your speedometer.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
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
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Maintenance and Specifications
tires and chains. If you need to use chains, it is recommended that steel
wheels (of the same size and specifications) be used, as chains may chip
aluminum wheels.
Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains:
• Use only SAE Class S chains.
• 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.
• 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 4.2L V6
engine
4.6L V8
engine
5.4L V8
engine
Air filter
element
Fuel filter
Oil filter
PCV valve
Battery
(standard)
Battery
(heavy
duty)
Spark
plugsplatinum1
FA-1634
FA-1634
FA-1634
FG-986B
FL-400-S
EV-251
BXT-59
FG-986B
FL-820-S
EV-243
BXT-59
FG-986B
FL-820-S
EV-233
BXT-59
BXT-65-650
BXT-65-650
BXT-65-650
1
5.4L
Supercharged
V8 engine
FA-1634
FG-986B
FL-820-S
EV-233
–
BXT-65-650
AGSF-34EE
2
AWSF-32P
AGSF-22W
AGSF-12E or
2, 3
AGSF-12FM1
Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) decal for spark
plug gap information.
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Maintenance and Specifications
2
If a spark plug is removed for inspection and replaced, it must be
reinstalled in the same cylinder. If a spark plug needs to be replaced, use
only spark plugs with the service number suffix letter as shown above.
3
Use only AGSF-12FM1 spark plugs for replacement.
REFILL CAPACITIES
Fluid
Brake fluid
and clutch
fluid
Engine
coolant
1
Ford Part
Name
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid
Motorcraft
Premium
Engine Coolant
(green-colored)
or Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Application
Capacity
All
Fill to line or step
(for clutch) on
reservoir
4.2L V6 engine
with 1 row
radiator
4.2L V6 engine
with 2 row
radiator
4.6L V8 engine
with 1 row
radiator
4.6L V8 engine
with 2 row
radiator
5.4L V8 engine
with 1 row
radiator
5.4L V8 engine
with 2 row
radiator
19.0L (20.1 quarts)
20.4L (21.6 quarts)
19.5L (20.6 quarts)
21.9L (23.1 quarts)
22.6L (23.9 quarts)
24.1L (25.5 quarts)
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Maintenance and Specifications
Fluid
Ford Part
Application
Name
Motorcraft
5.4L Supercharged
Intercooler
Premium
V8 engine
coolant1
Engine Coolant
(green-colored)
or Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Motorcraft SAE All
Engine oil
5W-20
(includes
filter
Premium
Synthetic
change)
Blend Motor
Oil
Fuel tank
N/A
4x4 Reg. Cab with
short wheelbase
4x2 Regular Cab,
SuperCab and
SuperCrew with
short wheelbase
All long
Wheelbase
Power
Motorcraft
All
steering fluid MERCON威 ATF
Transfer
case fluid
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Motorcraft
4x4 vehicles
MERCON威 ATF
Capacity
4.0L (4.2 quarts)
5.7L (6.0 quarts)
92.7L (24.5 gallons)
94.6L (25.0 gallons)
113.6L (30.0
gallons)
Fill to between MIN
and MAX lines on
reservoir
1.9L (2.0 quarts) 2
Maintenance and Specifications
Fluid
Ford Part
Application
Capacity
Name
5-speed manual
3.5L (3.75 quarts) 4
Transmission Motorcraft
3
MERCON威 ATF Automatic- 4R100 16.1L (17.0 quarts)
fluid
4
(4x2)
Automatic- 4R100 16.7L (17.7 quarts)
4
(4x4)
Motorcraft
Automatic- 4R70W 13.2L (13.9 quarts)
4
MERCON威V
ATF
Front axle
Motorcraft SAE 4x4 vehicles
2.0L (3.7 pints)
75W-90
Premium 4x4
Front Axle
Lubricant
5
Motorcraft SAE 8.8/9.75 inch axle 2.6L (5.5 pints) 6
Rear axle
75W-140
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant
5
Rear axle
Motorcraft SAE 10.25 inch axle
3.3L (6.9 pints) 7
75W-140
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant
Windshield
Ultra-Clear
All
4.0L (4.25 quarts)
washer fluid Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
1
Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle.
2
Service refill capacity is determined by filling the transfer case to the
bottom of the filler hole with the vehicle on a level surface.
3
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission
fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on the dipstick
handle. Check the container to verify the fluid being added is of the
correct type. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide to determine
the correct service interval.
Some transmission fluids may be labeled as dual usage, such as
MERCON威 and MERCON威 V. These dual usage fluids are not to be used
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Maintenance and Specifications
in an automatic transmission that requires use of the MERCON威 type
fluid. However, these dual usage fluids may be used in transmissions that
require the MERCON威 V type fluid.
MERCON威 and MERCON威 V type fluids are not interchangeable.
DO NOT mix MERCON威 and MERCON威 V. Use of a transmission
fluid that indicates dual usage (MERCON威 and MERCON威 V) in
an automatic transmission application requiring MERCON威 may
cause transmission damage. Use of any fluid other than the
recommended fluid may cause transmission damage.
4
Approximate dry fill capacity including transmission fluid cooling
system, actual refill capacities will vary based on vehicle application and
transmission fluid cooling system (i.e. coolers size, cooling lines. auxiliary
cooler capacities). The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level
should be set by the indication on the dipstick’s normal operating range.
5
Your vehicle’s rear axle is filled with a synthetic rear axle lubricant and
is considered lubricated for life. These 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.
6
Service refill capacity is determined by filling the axle to 6-14 mm
(1/4-9/16 inch) below the bottom of the filler hole with the vehicle on a
level surface.
Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or
equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118–A, for complete fill of
8.8 inch and 9.75 inch Traction-Lok axles.
7
Service refill capacity is determined by filling the axle to the bottom of
the filler hole with the vehicle on a level surface.
For 10.25 inch Traction-Lok axles, use 3.1L (6.5 pints) of Motorcraft SAE
75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant and 236 ml (8 oz.) of Additive
Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford
Specification EST-M2C118-A.
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LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Front axle
(4X4)
Rear axle
Brake fluid and
clutch fluid
Engine coolant
Engine oil
Ford part
name or
equivalent
Motorcraft SAE
75W-90
Premium 4x4
Front Axle
Lubricant
Motorcraft SAE
75W-140 High
Performance
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lube 1
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid
Motorcraft
Premium Engine
Coolant
(green-colored)
Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Premium
Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
Ford part
number
Ford
specification
XY-75W90-TQL
WSP-M2C201-A
XY-75W140–QL
WSL-M2C192-A
PM-1
ESA-M6C25-A
and DOT 3
VC-4–A (US) or
CXC-10
(Canada)
ESE-M97B44-A
VC-7–A
WSSM97B51-A1
XO-5W20-QSP
WSS-M2C153-H
and API
Certification
Mark
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Maintenance and Specifications
Item
Hinges, latches,
striker plates,
fuel filler door
hinge and seat
tracks.
Ford part
name or
equivalent
Multi-Purpose
Grease
Ford part
number
Ford
specification
XG-4 or XL-5
ESR-M1C159-A
or ESB-M1C93-B
Motorcraft XL-1
none
Motorcraft
penetrating and
lock lubricant
Premium
XG-1-C or
ESA-M1C75-B
Transmission
/steering/parking Long-Life Grease XG-1-K
brake linkages
and pivots,
brake and clutch
pedal shaft (if
equipped)
Power steering Motorcraft
XT-2-QDX
MERCON威
fluid, transfer
MERCON威 ATF
case fluid (4X4)
and transmission
fluid (manual)
Motorcraft
XT-2-QDX
MERCON威
Automatic
MERCON威 ATF
transmission
(4R100) 2
Motorcraft
XT-5-QM
Automatic
MERCON威V
MERCON威V
transmission
ATF
(4R70W) 2
Motorcraft
ZC-32–A
WSB-M8B16–A2
Premium
Windshield
Windshield
washer fluid
Washer
Concentrate
1
Add 118 ml (4 oz) of Additive Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or
equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill
Lock cylinders
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Maintenance and Specifications
of Traction-Lok axles. Add 236 ml (8 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier
C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118-A
for complete refill of 10.25 and 10.5 inch Traction-Lok axles.
2
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission
fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on the dipstick
handle. Check the container to verify the fluid being added is of the
correct type. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide to determine
the correct service interval.
Some transmission fluids may be labeled as dual usage, such as
MERCON威 and MERCON威 V. These dual usage fluids are not to be used
in an automatic transmission that requires use of the MERCON威 type
fluid. However, these dual usage fluids may be used in transmissions that
require the MERCON威 V type fluid.
MERCON威 and MERCON威 V type fluids are not interchangeable.
DO NOT mix MERCON威 and MERCON威 V. Use of a transmission
fluid that indicates dual usage (MERCON威 and MERCON威 V) in
an automatic transmission application requiring MERCON威 may
cause transmission damage. Use of any fluid other than the
recommended fluid may cause transmission damage.
ENGINE DATA
Engine
4.6L V8
engine
5.4L V8
engine
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330
5.4L
Supercharged
V8 engine
330
87 octane
87 octane
91 octane
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
1.3-1.4 mm
(0.052-0.056
inch)
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
1.3-1.4 mm
(0.052-0.056
inch)
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
1.3-1.4 mm
(0.052-0.056
inch)
EDIS
Coil on plug
Coil on plug
9.3:1
9.37:1
9.0:1
4.2L V6
engine
Cubic
256
inches
Required
87 octane
fuel
Firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6
mm
Spark plug 1.3-1.4
(0.052-0.056
gap
inch)
Ignition
system
Compression
ratio
Coil on plug
9.0:1
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Maintenance and Specifications
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Styleside
Dimension
(1) Overall
length
(2) Overall
width
(3) Overall
height
(4) Wheel
base
(5)Track
front/rear
1
Regular
Cab 4x2
5256 mm
(206.9 in)
(SWB)
5729 mm
(225.5 in)
(LWB)
1989mm
(78.3 in)1
1846 mm
(72.7 in)
(SWB)
1838 mm
(72.4 in)
(LWB)
3045 mm
(119.9 in)
(SWB)
3518 mm
(138.5 in)
(LWB)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Body
Regular Cab
4x4
5264 mm
(207.2 in)
(SWB)
5736 mm
(225.8 in)
(LWB)
2019 mm
(79.5 in)1
1915 mm
(75.4 in)
(SWB)
1907 mm
(75.1 in)
(LWB)
3053 mm
(120.2 in)
(SWB)
3526 mm
(138.8 in)
(LWB)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Style
Super Cab
4x2
5728 mm
(225.5 in)
(SWB)
6201 mm
(244.1 in)
(LWB)
1989 mm
(78.3 in)1
1849 mm
(72.8 in)
(SWB)
1841 mm
(72.5 in)
(LWB)
3518 mm
(138.5 in)
(SWB)
3990 mm
(157.1 in)
(LWB)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Vehicle width, including mirrors: 2279 mm (89.7 in)
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Super Cab
4x4
5735 mm
(225.8 in)
(SWB)
6208 mm
(244.4 in)
(LWB)
2019 mm
(79.5 in)1
1918 mm
(75.5 in)
(SWB)
1907 mm
(75.1 in)
(LWB)
3526 mm
(138.8 in)
(SWB)
3998 mm
(157.4 in)
(LWB)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Maintenance and Specifications
Flareside
Dimension
(1) Overall
length
(2) Overall
width
(3) Overall
height
(4) Wheel
base
(5) Track
front/rear
1
Regular
Cab 4x2
5255 mm
(206.9 in)
2014 mm
(79.3 in)1
1846 mm
(72.7 in)
3046 mm
(119.9 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Body
Regular
Cab 4x4
5263 mm
(207.2 in)
2030 mm
(79.9 in)1
1915 mm
(75.4 in)
3053 mm
(120.2 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Style
Super Cab
4x2
5728 mm
(225.5 in)
2014 mm
(79.3 in)1
1849 mm
(72.8 in)
3518 mm
(138.5 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Super Cab
4x4
5735 mm
(225.8 in)
2030 mm
(79.9 in)1
1918 mm
(75.5 in)
3526 mm
(138.8 in)
1661 mm
(65.4 in)
Vehicle width, including mirrors: 2279 mm (89.7 in)
3
5
2
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Maintenance and Specifications
4
1
4
1
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Maintenance and Specifications
F-150 SuperCrew
Dimension
(1) Overall length
(2) Overall width
(3) Overall height
(4) Wheel base
(5)Track front/rear
1
Body Style
SuperCrew 4x2 mm
SuperCrew 4x4mm
(in)
(in)
5738
5745
(225.9)
(226.2)
2029
2009
(79.9)1
(79.1)1
1878
1953
(76.9)
(73.9)2
3518
3525
(138.5)
(138.8)
1661
1 661
(65.4)
(65.4)
Vehicle width, including mirrors: 2293 mm (90.3 in)
2
Harley-Davidson height is 1852 mm (72.9 in)
3
5
2
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Maintenance and Specifications
4
1
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
Certification label
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Regulations require
that a Certification label be affixed
to a vehicle and prescribe where the
Certification label may be located.
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
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.)
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
1. World manufacturer identifier
2. Brake type and gross vehicle
weight rating (GVWR)
3. Vehicle line, series, body type
4. Engine type
5. Check digit
6. Model year
7. Assembly plant
8. Production sequence number
Engine number
The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification
number) is stamped on the engine block and transmission.
Harley-Davidson serialization plate
The Harley-Davidson Edition contains a serialization plate that is unique
and custom made for each Harley-Davidson vehicle. The serialization
plate contains the model year, vehicle identification number and build
sequence number. This information is added to the plate at the time of
vehicle build. Since plate is custom made, it is not a serviceable part.
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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 20,000 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
Styled wheel locks
Vehicle security systems
Comfort and convenience
Air filtration systems
Automatic Headlamp System with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Battery warmer/blanket
Cargo organizers (interior)
Cargo storage bin (regular cab)
Cargo trays (interior)
Cellular phone holder
Daytime running lights (DRL)
Dash trim (wood grain)
Engine block heaters
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Accessories
Manual sliding rear window
Power sliding rear window
Remote start system
Tire step
Travel equipment
Cargo cage (SuperCrew only)
Bed mount bike carrier
Bed tent
Fog lights
Hitch mount bike carrier
Inside mirror with compass display
Inside mirror with compass and temperature display
Off road lights
Outside signal mirror (available only with power mirrors)
Pickup box rails
Retractable bed hooks
Running boards (molded, diamond plate, tubular and stirrup step)
Seatback organizer
Speed control
Towing mirrors
Trailer hitch (Class III)
Trailer hitch bars and balls
Trailer hitch wiring adaptor
Trailer swivel hitch
Protection and appearance equipment
Bed mat/bedliner tailgate covers
Bed mats
Bedliners
Bull bar (chrome & black)
Cap (hard, color keyed — Leer supplier branded)
Commercial Cap (Leer supplier branded)
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Accessories
Cargo cover
Cargo liner
Chrome grill insert
Diamond plate, bed rail caps
Diamond plate, front box protector
Diamond plate, splash guards
Diamond plate, tool box
Door edge guards
Carpet floor mats
Fender flares
Flat splash guards
Front end covers (full)
Grill guard/brush guard
Hood deflectors
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Molded splash guards
Molded “all weather” vinyl floor mats
Side window air deflectors
Tailgate covers, diamond plate
Tonneau covers (hard, color keyed — Leer supplier branded)
Tonneau covers (soft)
Truck cover
Universal floor mats
Wheels
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
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Accessories
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) .....................165
Accessory delay ..........................82
Air bag supplemental restraint
system ................................135–136
and child safety seats ............137
description ..............................136
disposal ....................................140
driver air bag ..........................138
indicator light ...................13, 139
operation .................................138
passenger air bag ...................138
passenger deactivation
switch ......................................140
Air cleaner filter ...............279, 284
Air conditioning ..........................58
manual heating and air
conditioning system .................55
Ambulance packages ....................7
Antifreeze (see Engine
coolant) .....................................255
Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) ..............................165
Anti-theft system
warning light .............................15
Armrests ....................................122
Audio system (see Radio) .........20
Automatic transmission ............169
driving an automatic
overdrive .................................170
fluid, adding ............................274
fluid, checking ........................274
fluid, refill capacities ..............285
fluid, specification ..................291
Auxiliary power point .................80
Axle
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
302
refill capacities ........................285
traction lok ..............................167
B
Battery .......................................253
acid, treating emergencies .....253
charging system
warning light .............................13
jumping a disabled battery ....219
maintenance-free ....................253
replacement, specifications ...284
servicing ..................................253
voltage gauge ............................18
Bed extender ..............................95
BeltMinder .................................131
Brakes ........................................164
anti-lock ...................................165
anti-lock brake system (ABS)
warning light .....................12, 165
brake warning light ..................12
fluid, checking and adding ....272
fluid, refill capacities ..............285
fluid, specifications .........289, 291
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
parking ....................................166
shift interlock ..........................169
Break-in period .............................5
Bulbs ............................................68
C
Capacities for refilling fluids ....285
Cassette tape player ...................35
CD changer .................................48
Certification Label ....................296
Changing a tire .........................213
Child safety restraints ..............144
child safety belts ....................144
Index
Child safety seats ......................147
attaching with tether straps ..152
in front seat ............................148
in rear seat ......................148, 151
Cleaning your vehicle
engine compartment ..............237
exterior ....................................242
instrument panel ....................240
interior .....................................240
plastic parts ............................239
washing ....................................236
waxing .....................................236
wheels ......................................237
wiper blades ............................239
woodtone trim ........................240
Climate control (see Air
conditioning or Heating) .....54–55,
58
Clock ................................23, 30, 40
Clutch
fluid ..........................................273
operation while driving ..........172
recommended shift speeds ....174
Compass, electronic ..............78, 83
calibration .................................79
set zone adjustment .................79
Console ........................................80
overhead ....................................76
Coolant
checking and adding ..............255
refill capacities ................259, 285
specifications ..................289, 291
Cruise control (see Speed
control) ........................................85
Customer Assistance ................203
Ford accessories for your
vehicle .....................................243
Ford Extended Service Plan .229
Getting assistance outside the
U.S. and Canada .....................233
Getting roadside assistance ...203
Getting the service you
need .........................................227
Ordering additional owner’s
literature .................................234
The Dispute Settlement
Board .......................................229
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ...................................232
D
Daytime running lamps (see
Lamps) .........................................65
Dipstick
automatic transmission
fluid ..........................................274
engine oil .................................249
Doors
door ajar warning .....................14
lubricant specifications ..........289
Driveline universal joint and
slip yoke ....................................278
Driving under special
conditions ..........................183, 186
sand .........................................185
snow and ice ...........................187
through water .................186, 190
E
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ..........................219
Emission control system ..........269
Engine ................................291–292
check engine/service engine
soon light ..................................11
303
Index
cleaning ...................................237
coolant .....................................255
fail-safe coolant ......................260
idle speed control ...................253
lubrication specifications ......289,
291
refill capacities ........................285
service points ..................246–248
starting after a collision .........204
Engine block heater .................163
Engine oil ..................................249
checking and adding ..............249
dipstick ....................................249
filter, specifications ........252, 284
recommendations ...................252
refill capacities ........................285
specifications ..................289, 291
Exhaust fumes ..........................163
comparisons with EPA fuel
economy estimates .................269
detergent in fuel .....................265
filling your vehicle
with fuel ..................261, 263, 266
filter, specifications ........266, 284
fuel pump shut-off switch .....204
gauge .........................................18
improving fuel economy ........266
low fuel warning light ..............13
octane rating ...264–265, 291–292
quality ......................................265
running out of fuel .................266
safety information relating to
automotive fuels .....................261
Fuses ..................................205–206
F
Garage door opener ..............76, 89
Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ......12, 263
Gas mileage (see Fuel
economy) ...................................266
Gauges .........................................16
battery voltage gauge ...............18
engine coolant temperature
gauge .........................................17
engine oil pressure gauge ........17
fuel gauge ..................................18
odometer ...................................18
speedometer .............................18
tachometer ................................19
trip odometer ............................19
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight
Rating) .......................................190
calculating ...............................192
definition .................................190
driving with a heavy load ......190
location ....................................190
Fail safe cooling ........................260
Floor mats ...................................94
Fluid capacities .........................285
Foglamps .....................................64
Four-Wheel Drive
vehicles ................................15, 178
description ..............................181
driving off road .......................182
electronic shift ........................181
indicator light ...................15, 178
lever operated shift ................179
preparing to drive your
vehicle .....................................168
Fuel ............................................261
calculating fuel economy .......266
cap .....................................12, 263
capacity ...................................285
choosing the right fuel ...........264
304
G
Index
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating) .......................................190
calculating .......................190, 192
definition .................................190
driving with a heavy load ......190
location ....................................190
H
Hazard flashers .........................204
Head restraints .........................113
Headlamps ...................................64
aiming ........................................66
autolamp system .......................64
bulb specifications ....................69
daytime running lights .............65
flash to pass ..............................65
high beam ...........................14, 65
replacing bulbs .........................69
turning on and off ....................64
warning chime ..........................15
Heating
heater only system ...................54
heating and air conditioning
system .................................55, 58
HomeLink universal
transceiver (see Garage door
opener) ..................................89–93
Hood ..........................................245
I
Ignition .......................159, 291–292
removing the key ....................178
Infant seats (see Safety seats) 147
Inspection/maintenance (I/M)
testing ........................................270
Instrument panel
cleaning ...................................240
cluster ........................................10
lighting up panel and
interior .......................................66
J
Jack ............................................213
positioning ...............................213
storage .....................................213
Jump-starting your vehicle ......219
K
Keyless entry system
autolock ...................................106
locking and unlocking doors ..109
programming entry code .......108
Keys ...................................109–111
key in ignition chime ...............15
positions of the ignition .........159
removing from the ignition ....178
L
Lamps
autolamp system .......................64
bulb replacement
specifications chart ..................69
cargo lamps ...............................66
daytime running light ...............65
fog lamps ...................................64
headlamps .................................64
headlamps, flash to pass ..........65
instrument panel, dimming .....66
interior lamps .....................67–68
replacing bulbs .......68–69, 71–73
Lane change indicator (see
Turn signal) .................................66
Lights, warning and indicator ....10
air bag ........................................13
anti-lock brakes (ABS) ....12, 165
anti-theft ...................................15
305
Index
brake ..........................................12
charging system ........................13
check coolant ............................13
cruise indicator .........................14
door ajar ....................................14
engine oil pressure ...................13
fuel cap light .............................12
high beam .................................14
low fuel ......................................13
low washer fluid .......................14
safety belt .................................13
service engine soon ..................11
speed control ............................88
turn signal indicator .................14
Limited slip axle (see Traction
Loc) ............................................167
Load limits .................................190
GAWR ......................................190
GVWR ......................................190
trailer towing ..........................190
Loading instructions .................192
Locks
autolock ...................................106
childproof ................................101
Lubricant specifications ...289, 291
Lumbar support, seats .............116
M
Manual transmission .................172
fluid capacities ........................285
lubricant specifications ..........291
reverse .....................................177
Mirrors .........................................76
automatic dimming rearview
mirror ........................................83
fold away ...................................84
side view mirrors (power) .......83
Moon roof ....................................89
Motorcraft parts ................266, 284
306
O
Octane rating ....................264–265
Odometer .....................................18
Oil (see Engine oil) ..................249
Overdrive .....................................81
P
Panic alarm feature, remote
entry system ..............................104
Parking brake ............................166
Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ....284
Pedals (see Power adjustable
foot pedals) .................................84
Power adjustable foot pedals .....84
Power distribution box (see
Fuses) ........................................209
Power door locks ..............101, 106
Power mirrors .............................83
Power point .................................80
Power steering ..........................167
fluid, checking and adding ....271
fluid, refill capacity ................285
fluid, specifications .........289, 291
Power Windows ...........................82
Preparing to drive your vehicle 168
R
Radio ............................................20
Radio reception ...........................52
Relays ........................................205
Remote entry system .......102, 104
illuminated entry ....................106
Index
locking/unlocking
doors ........................101, 103–104
panic alarm .............................104
replacement/additional
transmitters .............................105
replacing the batteries ...........104
Roadside assistance ..................203
S
Safety belts (see Safety
restraints) ....................15, 122–127
Safety defects, reporting ..........235
Safety restraints ................122–127
belt minder .............................131
cleaning the safety belts ........135
extension assembly ................134
for adults .........................123–126
for children .............................144
lap belt ....................................129
warning light and chime ...13, 15,
130
Safety seats for children ..........147
Seat belts (see Safety
restraints) ..................................122
Seats ..........................................113
child safety seats ....................147
cleaning ...................................241
SecuriLock passive anti-theft
system ................................109–111
Servicing your vehicle ..............244
Snowplowing .................6, 199–201
Spare tire (see Changing the
Tire) ...........................................213
Spark plugs, specifications ......284,
291–292
Special notice ................................7
ambulance conversions ..............7
four-wheel drive vehicles 201–202
utility-type vehicles ....................7
Specification chart,
lubricants ...........................289, 291
Speed control ..............................85
Speedometer ...............................18
Starting your vehicle .......159–160,
162
jump starting ..........................219
Steering wheel
controls ................................75, 85
tilting .........................................75
T
Tachometer .................................19
Tailgate ..................................94–95
Temperature control
(see Climate control) .................54
Tires ...........................213, 280–281
changing ..........................213, 215
checking the pressure ............281
replacing ..................................283
rotating ....................................281
snow tires and chains ............283
tire grades ...............................281
treadwear ................................280
Tonneau cover .....................97, 100
Towing .......................................192
recreational towing .................199
trailer towing ..........................192
wrecker ....................................225
Traction-lok rear axle ...............167
Transfer case
fluid checking .........................278
Transmission
automatic operation ...............169
307
Index
fluid, checking and adding
(automatic) .............................274
fluid, checking and adding
(manual) .................................277
fluid, refill capacities ..............285
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
manual operation ....................172
Transmission control indicator
light ..............................................14
Trip odometer .............................19
Trunk .........................................102
Turn signal ............................14, 66
V
Vehicle dimensions ...........292, 295
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) ..........................................297
Vehicle loading ..........................190
308
Ventilating your vehicle ...........164
W
Warning chimes ...........................15
Warning lights (see Lights) .......10
Washer fluid ..............................249
Water, Driving through .............190
Windows
power .........................................82
Windshield washer fluid and
wipers
checking and adding fluid .....249
checking and cleaning ..............74
operation ...................................74
replacing wiper blades .............74
Wrecker towing .........................225
309
310
311
312
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