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Ford 1999 Explorer Owner's Manual

Ford motor company 1999 ford explorer owner's guide.
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    All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company. Copyright 1999 Ford Motor Company...

  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction ICONS Indicates a safety alert. Read the following section on Warnings. Indicates vehicle information related to recycling and other environmental concerns will follow. Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towards protecting the environment.

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    INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE The information found in this guide was in effect at the time of printing. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. SPECIAL NOTICES Notice to owners of utility type vehicles Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Guide carefully.

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    Instrumentation Headlamp control Tilt steering (pg. 19) wheel lever Instrument panel dimmer switch (pg. 20) * if equipped Instrument cluster (pg. 6) CHECK GAGE RPMx1000 CHECK ENGINE FUEL RESET (pg. 85) Turn signal and wiper/washer control (pg. 85) Speed control* (pg.

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    Gearshift (includes overdrive button) (pg. 152) Climate controls (pg. 87) Electronic sound system (pg. 33) VOL - PUSH ON BASS TREB SEEK SCAN TUNE DISCS Instrumentation Rear window/washer control (pg. 86) Rear window defroster control (pg. 30) FADE TAPE SIDE 1 - 2 COMP SHUFFLE Foglamp...

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    Instrumentation WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES CHECK GAGE CHECK ENGINE FUEL RESET Check engine Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engine’s emission control system. This system is commonly known as the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD II). This OBD II system protects the environment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meet government emission standards.

  • Page 7: Instrumentation

    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 good quality fuel and/or properly installing and securely tightening the gas cap. After three driving cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the Check Engine light should turn off.

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    Instrumentation Safety belt Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position to remind you to fasten your safety belts. For more information, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Brake system warning Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off.

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    High beams Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on. Anti-theft system (if equipped) Refer to SecuriLock anti-theft system in the Controls and features chapter. Charging system Illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off.

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    Instrumentation Four wheel drive high (if equipped) This light momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to ON. Illuminates when four-wheel drive high is engaged. If the light continues to flash have the system serviced. Door ajar Illuminates when the ignition is in the ON or START position and any door is open.

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    Safety belt warning chime Chimes to remind you to fasten your safety belts. For information on the safety belt warning chime, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning chime For information on the SRS warning chime, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter.

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    Instrumentation Speedometer Indicates the current vehicle speed. 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.

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    Odometer Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle. Trip odometer Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys. To reset, depress the control. Tachometer Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine.

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    Instrumentation Battery voltage gauge This gauge shows the battery voltage when the ignition is in the ON position. If the pointer moves and stays outside the normal operating range (as indicated), have the vehicle’s electrical system checked as soon as possible. Engine oil pressure gauge This shows the engine oil pressure in the system.

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    MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED) With the ignition in the ON position, the message center displays important vehicle information through a constant monitor of vehicle systems. You may select display features on the message center for a display of status preceded by a brief indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings.

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    Instrumentation For maximum accuracy of this display feature, the ignition should be in the OFF position during fueling. The display FUEL LEVEL ERROR indicates a problem with the fuel indication system. See your dealer or qualified service technician for system maintenance. Fuel status Press once to display the approximate amount of fuel...

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    Instrumentation System check Press the system check control to display the status of the following systems: FUEL • engine oil life left • engine oil level • voltage level • engine coolant temperature • washer fluid level • fuel level The engine oil life left has two phases.

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    Instrumentation Oil change reset Press the OIL CHANGE RESET control to reset the oil life feature to 100% (or your personalized oil reset percentage) (at optimal driving conditions, 100% oil life is equivalent to a maximum of 12 000 kilometers [7 500 miles]). After you have the oil changed, you must press and hold the OIL CHANGE RESET control for five seconds.

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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 also turn on the headlamps. Foglamp control (if equipped) Turn on the low-beam headlamps and press the foglamp control to activate the foglamps.

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    Controls and features Flash to pass Pull toward you to activate and release to deactivate. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel during headlamp and parklamp operation. • Rotate up to brighten. • Rotate down to dim. •...

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    Temperature control knob Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. Mode selector control Controls the direction of the airflow to the inside of the vehicle. The air conditioning compressor will operate in all modes except . However, the air conditioning will only function if the outside temperature is about 10°C (50°F) or above.

  • Page 22: Controls And Features

    Controls and features • (Panel and 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.

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    • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the bottom of the windshield under the hood). • If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during hot weather, the air conditioner will do a much faster job of cooling if you drive for two or three minutes with the windows open.

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    Controls and features Turning the EATC off Press OFF. AUTOMATIC FLR • DEF 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.

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    Controls and features 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. REAR FAN OFF 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.

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    Controls and features • Rotate the thumbwheel up for higher fan speed or down for lower fan speed. • Press the steering wheel fan speed control up for higher fan speed or down for lower fan speed. The display will show manual fan operation.

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    • 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.

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    Controls and features The EATC display window will indicate REAR FAN OFF. The rear console fan will remain off until REAR FAN OFF is pressed again. Operating tips • In humid weather, select DEF your windshield from fogging. After a few minutes, select any desired position.

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    Controls and features Rear console climate controls (if equipped) Depending on the equipment - VOLUME + MODE package of your vehicle, the rear console may be equipped with rear console audio/climate controls. SEEK MEMORY The instrument panel climate controls must be on in order for the rear console climate controls to work.

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    Controls and features Select for air to flow through these vents: – VOLUME BAND SEEK MEMORY REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER The rear defroster control is located on the instrument panel. Press the rear defroster control to clear the rear window of thin ice and fog.

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    4WD CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) This control operates the 4WD. Refer to the Driving chapter for more information. REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The reverse sensing system (RSS) sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper when the reverse gear is selected. To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations on the reverse sensing system described below.

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    Controls and features The reverse sensing system detects obstacles within approximately 1.8 meters (5.9 ft.) of the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the figures for approximate zone coverage areas). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.

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    USING YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM AM/FM stereo cassette VOL - PUSH ON SEEK TUNE Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower volume. BASS TREB SCAN Controls and features FADE SIDE VOL - PUSH ON...

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    Controls and features If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and tape modes.

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    Seek function in radio mode • Press to find the next listenable station down the frequency band. • Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. Scan function The scan function works in radio mode. Scan function in radio mode Press the SCAN control to hear a brief sampling of all listenable stations on the frequency band.

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    Controls and features 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.

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    Tape select • To enter tape mode while in radio mode, press the TAPE AMS control. Automatic Music Search The Automatic Music Search feature allows you to quickly locate the beginning of the tape selection being played or to skip to the next selection.

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    Controls and features 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. Dolby noise reduction Dolby noise reduction operates only in tape mode.

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    • to decrease hours and • to increase hours. To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control and press: • to decrease minutes and • to increase minutes. Controls and features SEEK TUNE TAPE SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE...

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    Controls and features AM/FM Stereo / Single CD Radio VOL - PUSH ON SEEK TUNE Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal”...

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    AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and CD modes. AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the control to switch between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations. AM/FM select in CD mode Press this control to stop CD play and begin radio play.

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    Controls and features • Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. Seek function in CD mode • Press to listen to the next selection. • Press to listen to the previous selection. Scan function The scan function works in radio or CD mode.

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    Controls and features 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.

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    Controls and features Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. 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.

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    • to decrease hours and • to increase hours. To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control and press: • to decrease minutes and • to increase minutes. Controls and features SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE...

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    Controls and features Premium AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD/Premium Sound VOL - PUSH ON SEEK TUNE SCAN Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Audio power can also be turned on by pressing the AM/FM select control or the tape/CD select control.

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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. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio, tape and CD modes.

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    Controls and features Tune adjust for CD changer (if equipped) • Press to select the previous 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.

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    Seek function for CD or CD changer (if equipped) • Press to seek to the previous track of the current disc. If a selection has been playing for three seconds or more and you press , the CD changer will replay that selection from the beginning.

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    Controls and features 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. SIDE 1-2 COMP SHUFFLE 3. Press and hold a memory preset control until the sound returns, indicating the station is held in memory on the control you selected.

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    These stations are temporarily stored in the memory preset controls (until deactivated) and are accessed in the same manner of your original presets. To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system’s manually set memory stations, press the AUTO control again. Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio...

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    Controls and features Press the BAL control then press: • to shift sound to the left and • to shift sound to the right. Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. Press the FADE control then press: •...

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    Rewind The rewind control works in tape and CD modes. • In tape mode, radio play will continue until rewind is stopped (with the TAPE control) or the beginning of the tape is reached. • In CD mode, pressing the REW control rewinds the CD within the current track.

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    Controls and features Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Compression adjust 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.

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    To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control and press TUNE: • to decrease minutes and • to increase minutes. If your vehicle has a separate clock module, (other than the digital radio display), the CLK button will not function in the above manner.

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    Controls and features Mute mode Press the control to mute the playing media. Press the control again to return to the playing media. MUTE Rear seat controls (if equipped) The Personal Audio System, a - VOLUME + feature of the optional Premium MODE AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD/Premium Sound and the MACH...

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    To activate the Personal Audio System, press the speaker/headphone control. Press the MODE control to change audio sources (for headphone mode only). Use the SEEK, VOLUME and MEMORY controls to make adjustments to the playing media. Adjusting the volume Press the + control to increase volume.

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    Controls and features Turning the speakers on and off Press to turn all speakers on or off. Using headphones Plug a 3.5 mm headphone (not included) into the speaker on/off control to operate the headphones. The rear speakers will cut out once the speaker on/off control is pressed. The front speaker will remain playing for the front passengers.

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    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. Seek function •...

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    Controls and features MACH Audio System with AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD VOL - PUSH ON SEEK TUNE SCAN 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.

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    Controls and features Turn control to raise or lower VOL - PUSH ON volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.

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    Controls and features 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. • Press to move to the next frequency up the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there).

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    Seek function in tape mode • Press to listen to the previous selection on the tape. • Press to listen to the next selection on the tape. Seek function for CD changer (if equipped) • Press to seek to the previous track of the current disc.

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    Controls and features 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.

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    Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s bass output. Press the BASS control then press: • to decrease bass output and • to increase bass output. Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s treble output.

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    Controls and features • to shift sound to the left and • to shift sound to the right. Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. Press the FADE control then press: • to shift sound to the front •...

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    Rewind The rewind control works in tape and CD modes. • In tape mode, radio play will continue until rewind is stopped (with the TAPE control) or the beginning of the tape is reached. • In CD mode, pressing the REW control for less than three seconds results in slow rewind.

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    Controls and features Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Compression adjust 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.

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    To set the minute, press the clock/RDS control until SELECT MIN is displayed and press: • to decrease minutes and • to increase minutes. Radio Data System (RDS) feature This feature allows your audio system to receive text information from RDS-equipped FM radio stations.

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    Controls and features RDS traffic announcement • Press the RDS control until TRAFFIC is displayed. • Use the SELECT 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).

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    • Classic • Country • Info • Jazz/R&B • Religious • Rock • Soft • Top 40 RDS show • With the RDS menu enabled, press the RDS control until SHOW is displayed. • Use the SEL control to select TYPE, NAME, TEXT or NONE.

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    Controls and features Rear seat controls (if equipped) The Personal Audio System, a feature of the optional Premium AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD/Premium Sound and the MACH Audio System with AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD, allows front and middle seat passengers to listen to different media sources (radio, cassette or CD) simultaneously.

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    Adjusting the volume Press the + control to increase volume. Press the - control to decrease volume. 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.

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    Controls and features The rear speakers will cut out once the speaker on/off control is pressed. The front speaker will remain playing for the front passengers. Press the control again to deactivate the headphones. Mode select Push the MODE control to toggle between AM, FM1, FM2, tape, CD or CD changer (if equipped).

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    Controls and features • In CD mode (if equipped), use the SEEK function to access the next or previous selection. CD changer (if equipped) The CD changer is located in one of the following locations: • in the trunk • in the center console •...

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    Controls and features 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.

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    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.

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    Controls and features Cleaning cassette player (if equipped) Clean the tape player head with a cassette cleaning cartridge after ten to twelve 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. •...

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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.

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    Controls and features 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 use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery, or unpaved.

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    To set a speed • Press SET/SET ACC/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). If you drive up or down a steep hill, your vehicle speed may vary momentarily slower or faster than the set speed.

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    Controls and features You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any time during speed control usage. Releasing the accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the previously programmed set speed. To set a lower set speed • Press and hold CST/COAST. Release the control when the desired speed is reached or •...

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    Controls and features To disengage speed control • Depress the brake pedal or • Depress the clutch pedal (if equipped) Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed set speed. Pressing OFF will erase the previously programmed set speed.

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    Controls and features To return to a previously set speed • Press RES/RSM/RESUME. For RES/RSM/RESUME to operate, the vehicle speed must be faster than 48 km/h (30 mph). Indicator light This light comes on when either the SET ACC/SET ACCEL or RES/RSM/RESUME controls are pressed.

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    Controls and features 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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    Controls and features Push the control on the end of the stalk to activate washer. Push and hold for a longer wash cycle. The washer will automatically shut off after ten seconds of continuous use. Speed dependent wipers When the windshield wiper control is set on the intermittent settings, speed-sensitive front wipers automatically adjust as the vehicle’s speed increases.

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    Radio control features • Press BAND/MODE to select AM, FM1, FM2, TAPE or CD (if equipped). In Radio mode: • Press MEM/NEXT to select a preset station from memory. In Tape mode: • Press MEM/NEXT to listen to the next selection on the tape. In CD mode: •...

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    Controls and features 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. 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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    • Press the GARAGE control to activate the transmitter. Moon roof (if equipped) You can move the moon roof back to open the glass panel or tilt up to ventilate the vehicle. To open the moon roof: The moon roof is equipped with an automatic, one-touch, express opening feature.

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    Controls and features Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped) Outside air temperature The outside temperature display is contained in the overhead console. OPEN The temperature display can be turned off and on by pressing the MODE control on the overhead console. The temperature can be GARAGE displayed in Centigrade or Fahrenheit by pressing the MODE...

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    Controls and features Compass zone adjustment 1. Determine which magnetic zone you are in by referring to the zone map. 2. Press and hold the MODE control until VAR appears in the display, then release. The display should show the current zone number. 3.

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    Controls and features Compass calibration adjustment Perform this adjustment in an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines: • Press and hold the MODE control until CAL appears in the 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.

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    Programming 1. Prepare for programming the HomeLink Universal Transceiver by erasing the three factory default codes by holding down the two outside buttons until the red light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Release both buttons. 2. Hold the end of your hand-held transmitter 5–14 cm (2–5 inches) away from the HomeLink Universal Transceiver surface (located on your visor) while keeping the red light in view.

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    Controls and features Operating the HomeLink Universal Transceiver Once programmed, the HomeLink Universal Transceiver can be used in place of hand-held transmitters. To operate, simply press and release the appropriate HomeLink button (the red light will illuminate, indicating the signal is being transmitted).

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    Controls and features The 2nd or 3rd press from step 3 will activate the door. The HomeLink Universal Transceiver has now been trained to the receiver. The remaining two buttons may now be programmed if this has not previously been done. Erasing HomeLink buttons Individual buttons cannot be erased, however, to erase the three...

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    Controls and features To record a message: 1. Press and release the REC button one time to start recording. (An audible tone will sound, confirming the onset of recording). 2. Press and release the REC button a second time to end recording.

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    Controls and features If the DEL button is inadvertently pressed or the time allotted (5 seconds) has passed, the indicator light will flash amber and an “error” tone will sound. AUTOLAMP DELAY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The autolamp sets the headlamps to turn on and off automatically. The autolamp may be set to: •...

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    Controls and features Automatic dimming rear view mirror The autolamp/automatic dimming mirror is equipped with an automatic dimming feature. This feature will change from the normal state to the non-glare “active” state when bright lights (glare) reach the mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from front or behind, it will adjust automatically to minimize glare.

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    One touch down • Press AUTO completely down and release quickly. The driver’s window will open fully. Depress again to stop window operation. Window lock The window lock feature allows only the driver to operate the power windows. To lock out all the window controls except for the driver’s press the left side of the control.

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    Controls and features CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS 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.

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    Heated outside mirrors (if equipped) Both mirrors are heated automatically to remove ice, mist and fog when the rear window defrost is activated. Do not remove ice from the mirrors with a scraper or attempt to readjust the mirror glass if it is frozen in place.

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    Controls and features Auxiliary power point The power point is an additional power source for electrical accessories. Rear console features The rear console incorporates the following features: • air vents • audio system controls • rear seat climate controls • cupholders CENTER ARMREST/REAR CUPHOLDER Do not attempt to raise the console armrest when the rear cupholder is...

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    When installed properly, the locator will not screw down tightly, but will rotate freely. Use only Ford original Equipment floor mats. Do not stack multiple floor mats over the Ford original equipment floor mats as they are not positively retained.

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    Controls and features Make sure that the liftgate door and/or window are closed to prevent exhaust fumes from being drawn into the vehicle. This will also prevent passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate door or window open, keep the vents open so outside air comes into the vehicle.

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    2. Wrap the vinyl around the roller tube twice. Tuck the edges of the vinyl inside the end cap with each wrap. 3. Fold the edges of the vinyl towards the center, making sure that the edges clear the end cap slots.

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    Controls and features Unlocking the doors Press this control to unlock the driver’s door. The interior lamps will illuminate. Press the control a second time within five seconds to unlock all doors. Locking the doors Press this control to lock all doors. To confirm all doors are closed and locked, press the control a second time within five seconds.

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    Controls and features Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Memory seat feature (if equipped) The remote entry system can also control the memory seat feature. Press the control once to unlock the driver’s door and move the memory seat feature to the corresponding...

  • Page 108

    Controls and features The memory feature will continue to work from the door control even when deactivated at the remote entry module. Replacing the battery The transmitter is powered by one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. Typical operating range will allow you to be up to 10 meters (33 feet) away from your vehicle.

  • Page 109

    Controls and features Replacing lost transmitters Take all your vehicle’s transmitters to your dealer if service is required. If you purchase additional transmitters (up to four may be programmed), perform the following procedure: To reprogram the transmitters yourself, place the key in the ignition and turn from OFF to ON eight times in rapid succession (within 10 seconds) ending in ON.

  • Page 110

    Controls and features The autolock feature repeats when: • any door is opened and then closed • the brake pedal is released Deactivating autolock Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure that the ignition is OFF and all vehicle doors and liftgate window are closed.

  • Page 111

    Controls and features If autolock/relock has been changed, the horn will chirp to confirm procedure is complete. Keyless entry system (if equipped) With the keyless entry keypad, you can: 7 8 9 0 • lock or unlock the vehicle doors without using the key •...

  • Page 112

    Controls and features If you wish to erase your personal code, use the following instructions: Erasing personal code 1. Enter the factory-set code. 2. Press 1/2 within five seconds of step 1. 3. Press the 7/8 and 9/0 controls at the same time within five seconds of step two.

  • Page 113

    SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system provides an advanced level of vehicle theft protection. Your vehicle’s engine can only be started with the two special SecuriLock your vehicle. Each time you start your vehicle, the SecuriLock read by the SecuriLock key identification code matches the code stored in the SecuriLock anti-theft system, the vehicle’s engine is allowed to start.

  • Page 114

    Controls and features Programming spare SecuriLock keys Spare SecuriLock keys can be purchased from your dealership and programmed to your SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (up to a total of 8 keys). Your dealership can program your new SecuriLock key(s) to your vehicle or you can do it yourself using the following simple procedure.

  • Page 115

    Controls and features 5. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to OFF, insert the unprogrammed SecuriLock key (new key) into the ignition and turn the ignition from OFF to RUN (maintain ignition in RUN for at least one second). This step will program your new SecuriLock key.

  • Page 116: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Seating and safety restraints SEATING Adjustable head restraints 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.

  • Page 117

    Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped) Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring people in a collision or sudden stop. Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.

  • Page 118

    Seating and safety restraints Memory seats (if equipped) This system allows automatic positioning of the driver seat to three programmable positions. The memory seat control is located on the driver door. • To program position one, move the driver seat to the desired position using the seat controls.

  • Page 119

    Seating and safety restraints 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.

  • Page 120

    Seating and safety restraints To return the seat to the upright position: • Press downward on the upper corner of the seatback and hold. • Pull the release handle upward to unlatch the seat. • Rotate the seatback upward until the seatback latches in the upright position.

  • Page 121

    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.

  • Page 122

    Seating and safety restraints 2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. The front and rear outboard safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The front and rear seat passenger 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...

  • Page 123

    How to use the automatic locking mode • Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt. • Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is extracted. • Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound.

  • Page 124

    Seating and safety restraints • This seat belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to pay out webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on the occupant’s chest. After any vehicle collision, the seat belt system at all outboard seating positions (except driver, which has no “automatic locking retractor”...

  • Page 125

    Safety belt extension assembly If the safety belt assembly is too short, even when fully extended, 20 cm (8 inches) can be added to the safety belt assembly by adding a safety belt extension assembly (part number 611C22). Safety belt extension assemblies can be obtained from your dealer at no cost.

  • Page 126

    (slide bar)(if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped), child safety seat tether bracket assemblies (if equipped), and attaching hardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced.

  • Page 127

    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.

  • Page 128

    Seating and safety restraints Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Children and air bags For additional important safety information, read all information on safety restraints in this guide.

  • Page 129

    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.

  • Page 130

    Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag Supplemental Restraint System, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an air bag. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.

  • Page 131

    All occupants of the vehicle including the driver should always wear their safety belts even when an air bag SRS is provided. How does the side air bag system work? The side air bag system consists of the following: • An inflatable nylon bag (air bag) with a gas generator concealed behind the outboard bolster of the driver and front passenger...

  • Page 132

    Seating and safety restraints 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. Side air bags are designed to inflate in side-impact collisions, not roll-over, rear-impact, frontal or near-frontal collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateral deceleration.

  • Page 133

    Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles, see your local dealership or qualified technician. Air bags MUST BE disposed of by qualified personnel. SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety restraints for children.

  • Page 134

    To improve the fit of lap and shoulder belts on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford recommends use of a belt-positioning booster seat that is labelled as conforming to all Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Belt-positioning booster seats raise the child and provide a shorter, firmer seating cushion that encourages safer seating posture and better fit of lap and shoulder belts on the child.

  • Page 135

    (passenger side front and outboard rear seating positions)(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.

  • Page 136

    Seating and safety restraints Installing child safety seats in combination lap and shoulder belt seating positions 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. An air bag can kill or injure a child in a child seat. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move seat all the way back.

  • Page 137

    Seating and safety restraints 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until...

  • Page 138

    Seating and safety restraints 7. Pull the lap belt portion across the child seat toward the buckle and pull up on the shoulder belt while pushing down with your knee on the child seat. 8. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in the belt.

  • Page 139

    The anchorbracket must be installed using the instructions provided with the kit. Tether anchorage hardware kits (part number 613D74) including instructions, may be obtained at no charge from any Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Tighten the anchor according to specifications. Otherwise, the safety seat may not be properly secured and the child may be injured in a sudden stop or collision.

  • Page 140

    Starting PREPARING TO START YOUR VEHICLE Engine starting is controlled by the ignition 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.

  • Page 141

    If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. •...

  • Page 142: Starting

    Starting CHECK GAGE CHECK ENGINE <FUEL DOOR DOOR AJAR Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate briefly. If a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced. • If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the key to 5 (START) without pressing the accelerator pedal and release as soon as the engine starts.

  • Page 143

    4. After idling for a few seconds, apply the brake and release the parking brake. 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.

  • Page 144

    Starting 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.

  • Page 145

    Driving BRAKES Your service brakes are self-adjusting. Refer to the maintenance guide and or service 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.

  • Page 146

    Driving ABS warning lamp warning lamp in the instrument cluster momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on and the engine is off. If the light does not illuminate momentarily at start up, remains on or continues to flash, the ABS needs to be serviced.

  • Page 147: Driving

    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).

  • Page 148

    Driving • underinflated tire(s) on any wheel(s) • high crown in center of road • high crosswinds • wheels out of alignment • loose or worn components in steering linkage AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The load leveling feature of the air suspension automatically keeps the vehicle at a constant level if a load is added or removed from the vehicle.

  • Page 149

    TRANSMISSION OPERATION Automatic transmission operation Brake-shift interlock This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents the gearshift from being moved from P (Park) unless the brake pedal is depressed. If you cannot move the gearshift out of P (Park) with the brake pedal depressed: 1.

  • Page 150

    Driving Driving with a 4–speed automatic transmission (if equipped) Understanding gearshift positions Pull the gearshift lever towards you and downward to move the automatic gearshift. 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.

  • Page 151

    (Overdrive) The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through four. (Overdrive) can be deactivated by pressing the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift lever. The transmission control indicator light (TCIL) will illuminate on the instrument cluster.

  • Page 152

    Driving 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.

  • Page 153

    N (Neutral) With the gearshift in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this gear. (Overdrive) The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through five. (Overdrive) can be deactivated by pressing the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift...

  • Page 154

    Driving 2 (Second) Use 2 (Second) to start-up on slippery roads or to provide additional engine braking on downgrades. Transmission operates in third gear. 1 (First) Use 1 (First) to provide maximum engine braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts can be made by shifting to 2 (Second) or to (Overdrive).

  • Page 155

    5. Release the clutch slowly while pressing gradually down on the accelerator pedal. • Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal. Do not use the clutch to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a hill. These actions may reduce clutch life.

  • Page 156

    Driving Recommended shift speeds Upshifts when accelerating (for best fuel economy) Shift from: 1 - 2 2 - 3 3 -4 4 - 5 (Overdrive) Upshifts when cruising (recommended for best fuel economy) Shift from: 1 -2 2 - 3 3 - 4 4 - 5 (Overdrive) Shift from:...

  • Page 157

    FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) If equipped with the Electronic Shift 4WD System, and the instrument panel control is moved to 4WD Low while the vehicle is moving, the system will not engage and no damage will occur to the 4WD system.

  • Page 158

    Driving • The 4WD HIGH mode provides four-wheel drive with full power to both axles. It is only intended for severe winter or off-road conditions, such as deep snow and ice (where no dry or wet pavement remains uncovered), and shallow sand. •...

  • Page 159

    Driving Using the Control-Trac system Shifting between 4WD AUTO and 4WD HIGH When you move the control to 4WD HIGH, the indicator light will illuminate in the instrument cluster. When you move the control to 4WD AUTO, the indicator light will turn off.

  • Page 160

    Driving Driving off-road with 4WD Your vehicle is specially equipped for driving on sand, snow, mud and rough terrain and has operating characteristics that are somewhat different from conventional vehicles, both on and off the road. 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.

  • Page 161

    Driving 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. After driving through mud, clean off residue stuck to rotating driveshafts and tires.

  • Page 162

    Driving Driving on snow and ice A 4WD vehicle has advantages over 2WD vehicles in snow and ice but can skid like any other vehicle. 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.

  • Page 163

    You should either know the terrain or examine maps of the area before driving. Map out your route before driving in the area. For more information on driving off-road, read the “Four Wheeling” supplement in your owner’s portfolio. If your vehicle gets stuck If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow it may be rocked out by shifting from forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts, in a steady pattern.

  • Page 164

    Driving If the rear axle is submerged in water, the rear axle lubricant should be checked and changed, if necessary. The rear axle is filled with a synthetic lubricant and does not normally require a lubricant change for the life of the vehicle. Rear axle lubricant quantities should not need to be checked unless a leak is suspected.

  • Page 165

    TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED) This axle provides added traction on slippery surfaces, particularly when one wheel is on a poor traction surface. Under normal conditions, the Traction-Lok axle functions like a standard rear axle. Extended use of other than the manufacturer’s specified size tires on a Traction-Lok rear axle could result in a permanent reduction in effectiveness.

  • Page 166

    Driving • 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.

  • Page 167

    Driving Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow 1. Use the appropriate maximum gross combined weight rating (GCWR) chart 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.

  • Page 168

    Driving TRAILER TOWING Trailer towing with your vehicle may require the use of a trailer tow option package. Trailer towing puts additional loads on your vehicle’s engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires, and suspension. For your safety and to maximize vehicle performance, be sure to use the proper equipment while towing.

  • Page 169

    Trailer towing table (4x2 manual transmission) GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer weights Rear Engine axle ratio 4.0L OHV 3.27 4.0L OHV 3.73 4.0L OHV 3.27 4.0L OHV 3.73 Notes: -For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters (1 800 ft) elevation. For definitions of terms used in this table and instructions on how to calculate your vehicle load, refer to Vehicle loading in this chapter.

  • Page 170

    Driving Trailer towing table (4x4 manual transmission) GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer weights Rear Engine axle ratio 3.27 4.0L OHV 3.55 4.0L OHV 3.73 4.0L OHV 4.10 4.0L OHV 4.0L OHV 3.55 4.0L OHV 3.73 Notes: - For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters (1 800 ft) elevation.

  • Page 171

    Trailer towing table (4x2 automatic transmission) GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer weights Rear Engine axle ratio 4.0L 3.27 SOHC 4.0L 3.55 SOHC 3.73 4.0L OHV 4.0L 3.73 SOHC 4.0L 3.55 SOHC 4.0L OHV 3.73 4.0L 3.73 SOHC 4.0L 4.10 SOHC 5.0L 3.73 Notes: For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters...

  • Page 172

    Driving Trailer towing table (4x4 and AWD with automatic GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Engine axle ratio 4.0L 3.27 SOHC 4.0L 3.55 SOHC 3.73 4.0L OHV 4.0L 3.73 SOHC 4.10 4.0L OHV 4.0L 4.10 SOHC 4.0L 3.55 SOHC 4.0L OHV 3.73 4.0L...

  • Page 173

    Trailer towing table (4x4 and AWD with automatic Notes: For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters (1 000 ft) elevation. For definition of terms and instructions on calculating your vehicle’s load, refer to Vehicle loading in this chapter. Maximum trailer weights shown.

  • Page 174

    Never connect any trailer lighting to the vehicle’s taillamp circuits, because it may damage the electrical system resulting in fire. Contact your local Ford dealership for assistance in proper trailer tow wiring installation. Additional electrical equipment may be required.

  • Page 175

    Driving while you tow Do not drive faster than 88 km/h (55 mph) when towing a trailer. Speed control may shut off if you are towing on long, steep grades. When towing a trailer: • Use a lower gear when towing up or down steep hills. This will eliminate excessive downshifting and upshifting for optimum fuel economy and transmission cooling.

  • Page 176

    Driving Launching or retrieving a boat 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 and • Do not allow waves to break higher than 15 cm (six inches) above the bottom edge of the rear bumper.

  • Page 177

    Driving LUGGAGE RACK Maximum load is 90 kg (200 lbs), evenly distributed. If it is not possible to distribute the load, position it as far rearward as possible. Adjustable tie down loops must be used to secure the load. To adjust cross-bar position: 1.

  • Page 178: Roadside Emergencies

    Roadside emergencies 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.

  • Page 179

    The fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the passenger’s foot well, behind the kick panel. 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.

  • Page 180

    Roadside emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color Fuse Mini Rating Fuses Grey Violet Pink 7.5A Brown Blue Yellow Natural Green — — — — — COLOR Standard Maxi Fuses Fuses Grey — Violet — Pink — — Brown — —...

  • Page 181

    Passenger compartment fuse panel The fuse panel is located on the left hand side of the instrument panel facing the driver’s side door. Pull the panel cover outward to access the fuses. To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel cover.

  • Page 182

    Roadside emergencies The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A Description Power Mirror Switch, Power Antenna Blower Motor Relay, Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Left Stop/Turn Trailer Tow Connector Left Headlamp Data Link Connector (DLC) Rear Blower Motor (Without EATC)

  • Page 183

    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A — 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A — 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A Roadside emergencies Description RAP Module, Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Radio Flasher (Hazard) Auxiliary Power Socket Not Used Clutch Pedal Position (CPP) Switch, Starter Interrupt Relay, Anti-Theft Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Instrument Cluster, Securi-Lock Battery Saver Relay, Electronic Shift Relay,...

  • Page 184

    Roadside emergencies 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. Always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.

  • Page 185

    MEGAFUSE The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 60A** 40A** 50A** 30A** 50A** 20A** — 20A** 40A** 30A** 10A* 30A* Roadside emergencies Description I/P Fuse Panel Blower Motor Relay 4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (4WABS) Module Power Windows, Power Moon Roof, Power Seat...

  • Page 186

    Roadside emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 30A* 15A* — 10A* 30A* 15A* 20A* 15A* 15A* 30A* 15A* 30A* — — — — — — — — — — — — — — * Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses Description Heated Backlight Fog Lamps and Daytime Running Lamps Not Used...

  • Page 187

    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. Spare tire information Your vehicle is equipped with a 15”...

  • Page 188

    Roadside emergencies Removing the spare tire 1. Insert the jack handle into the rear bumper opening. The handle will stop moving and forward resistance to turning will be felt when properly engaged. 2. Turn the handle counterclockwise until tire is lowered to the ground, the tire can be slid rearward and the cable is slightly slack.

  • Page 189

    Refer to the instruction sheet 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) or in the reverse gear (manual transmission) and turn engine OFF. When one of the rear wheels is off the ground, the transmission alone will not...

  • Page 190

    Roadside emergencies 6. Turn OFF the air suspension switch (if equipped). Refer to Air suspension system in the Driving chapter. 7. Position the jack according to the following guides and turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is a maximum of 25 mm (1 inch) off the ground.

  • Page 191

    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. •...

  • Page 192

    Roadside emergencies 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. Do not push start your vehicle. You could damage the catalytic converter.

  • Page 193

    Roadside emergencies Connecting the jumper cables 1. Connect the positive (+) booster cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery.

  • Page 194

    Roadside emergencies 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery. 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.

  • Page 195

    Roadside emergencies • 4.0L SOHC 5. Be sure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts and other moving parts of both engines. Jump starting 1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. 2.

  • Page 196

    Roadside emergencies 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. • Engines except 4.0L SOHC • 4.0L SOHC...

  • Page 197

    Roadside emergencies 2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the booster vehicle’s battery. 3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle’s battery.

  • Page 198

    Roadside emergencies 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.

  • Page 199

    If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. A towing manual is available from Ford Motor Company for all authorized tow truck operators.

  • Page 200: Maintenance And Care

    Maintenance and care 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 necessary parts and service.

  • Page 201

    • Manual transmission: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Depress the clutch and place the gearshift in 1 (First). 3. Turn off the engine and remove the key. 4. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Working with the engine on •...

  • Page 202

    Maintenance and care 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located in the center between the hood and the grill. 3. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders hold it open.

  • Page 203

    Maintenance and care IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 4.0L OHV V6 engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission) 4. Engine oil dipstick 5. Power steering fluid reservoir 6. Brake fluid reservoir 7.

  • Page 204

    Maintenance and care 4.0L SOHC V6 engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Engine oil dipstick 5. Brake fluid reservoir 6. Battery 7. Power steering fluid reservoir 8. Air filter assembly 9.

  • Page 205

    Maintenance and care 5.0L V8 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 5. Brake fluid reservoir 6. Battery 7. Power steering fluid reservoir 8. Engine oil dipstick 9.

  • Page 206

    Maintenance and care 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick). • 4.0L V6 engines • 5.0L V8 engine 6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it again.

  • Page 207

    MAX mark or the letter F in FULL on the dipstick. Engine oil and filter recommendations Look for this certification mark. Ford oil specification is WSS-M2C153-G. Use SAE 5W-30 motor oil certified for gasoline engines by the American Petroleum Institute.

  • Page 208: Capacities And Specifications

    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, startup engine noises or knock may be experienced.

  • Page 209

    If the fluid level drops, maintain the fluid level at the step in the reservoir. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid designed to meet Ford specifications. Refer to Capacities and specifications. 1. Clean the reservoir cap before removal to prevent dirt and water from entering the reservoir.

  • Page 210

    Maintenance and care WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID Checking and adding washer fluid Check the washer fluid whenever you stop for fuel. The reservoir is highlighted with a If the level is low, add enough fluid to fill the reservoir. In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir all the way.

  • Page 211

    If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir may become empty. If this occurs, add engine coolant to the reservoir. For more information on engine coolant maintenance, refer to Adding engine coolant in this chapter. Automotive fluids are not interchangeable;...

  • Page 212

    Before adding engine coolant, check the color of the coolant in your vehicle. For vehicles with green coolant, use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid E2FZ-19549–AA (in Canada, Motorcraft CXC-8–B) or an equivalent premium engine coolant that meets Ford specification ESE-M97B44–A.

  • Page 213

    Maintenance and care For vehicles with orange coolant, no recycling process has been approved at this time and use of such coolant may harm engine and cooling system components. Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids.

  • Page 214

    Maintenance and care • 4.0L OHV V6 engine • 4.0L SOHC V6 engine • 5.0L V8 engine...

  • Page 215

    Maintenance and care 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.

  • Page 216

    Maintenance and care 5. Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean, dry lint free rag. 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 areas for normal and room temperature.

  • Page 217

    Maintenance and care Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid may cause internal transmission component damage. If necessary, add fluid in 250 mL (1/2 pint) increments through the filler tube until the level is correct. If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by a qualified technician.

  • Page 218

    5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Capacities and specifications chapter. Checking and adding transfer case fluid 1. Clean the filler plug.

  • Page 219

    Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Capacities and specifications chapter. DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE Your vehicle may be equipped with universal joints that require lubrication.

  • Page 220

    Maintenance and care 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.

  • Page 221

    1. Set your 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. Let the engine idle for at least one minute. 4. The relearning process will automatically complete as you drive the vehicle.

  • Page 222

    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.

  • Page 223

    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.

  • Page 224

    Maintenance and care 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).

  • Page 225

    If you do not follow these precautions, your vehicle may not drive properly and safely. Make sure that all replacement tires are of the same size, type, load-carrying capacity and tread design (e.g., “All Terrain”, etc.), as originally offered by Ford. Maintenance and care...

  • Page 226

    The tires on your vehicle have all-weather treads to provide traction in rain and snow. However, in some climates, using snow tires and traction devices may be necessary. Ford offers tire cables as a Ford approved accessory and recommends use of these or their equivalents. See your dealer or qualified service technician for more information on tire cables for your vehicle.

  • Page 227

    Consult your dealer for information on other Ford approved methods of traction control. 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.

  • Page 228

    Maintenance and care • 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. •...

  • Page 229

    It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fuel tank if you continue to use a high-quality fuel. Cleaner air Ford approves the use of gasolines to improve air quality, including reformulated gasolines that contain oxygenates up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE.

  • Page 230

    If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace it with a genuine Ford or Motorcraft part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if a genuine Ford or Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used.

  • Page 231

    If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, the pressure in the fuel tank can damage the fuel system or cause it to work improperly in a collision. Fuel Filter Your vehicle is equipped with a fuel filter that is mounted on the underbody.

  • Page 232

    Maintenance and care Filling the tank For consistent results: • Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time the tank is filled. • Allow three automatic click-offs when filling. • Always use the recommended octane rating of a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand.

  • Page 233

    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. •...

  • Page 234

    Maintenance and care Conditions • Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy at any speed. • Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately 2 km/h [1 mpg] is lost for every 180 kg [400 lb] of weight carried). •...

  • Page 235

    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.

  • Page 236

    Maintenance and care 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 diagnostic (OBD-II) system. If your “Check Engine/Service Engine Soon” light is on, refer to the description in the Warning Lights and Chimes section of the Instrumentation chapter.

  • Page 237

    Replacing headlamp bulbs 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. If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

  • Page 238

    Maintenance and care To install the new bulb: 1. With the flat side of the new bulb’s plastic base facing upward, insert the glass end of the bulb into the lamp assembly. You may need to turn the bulb left or right to align the grooves in the plastic base with the tabs in the lamp assembly.

  • Page 239

    Maintenance and care Replacing tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs The tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb: 1. Open the liftgate to expose the lamp assemblies.

  • Page 240

    Maintenance and care License plate lamp bulbs To change the license plate bulbs: 1. Remove two screws and the license plate lamp assembly from the liftgate. 2. Pull the bulb out from lamp assembly and push in the new bulb. 3.

  • Page 241: Customer Assistance

    • The headlamp beams are pointed substantially away from a slightly down and to the right position. CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR VEHICLE Refer to the “Customer Assistance Guide” for a list of Ford-approved cleaners, polishes and waxes. Washing your vehicle Wash your vehicle regularly with cold or lukewarm water.

  • Page 242

    Repairing paint chips Minor scratches or paint damage from road debris may be repaired with touch-up paint, repair foil or aerosol paint spray from the Ford accessory line. Observe the application instructions on the products. Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect remains, tar spots, road salt and industrial fallout immediately.

  • Page 243

    Maintenance and care • 5.0L • 4.0L SOHC...

  • Page 244

    Maintenance and care • 4.0L OHV • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage. Cleaning the wheels Wash with the same detergent as the body of your vehicle. Do not use acid-based or alcohol-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuel or strong detergents.

  • Page 245

    Cleaning the wiper blades and windshield If the wiper blades do not wipe properly, clean the wiper blade rubber element with undiluted windshield washer solution or a mild detergent. To avoid damaging the blades, do not use fuel, kerosene, paint thinner or other solvents.

  • Page 246

    For tougher soiling concerns, Ford recommends using the leather cleaning kit F8AJ-19G253–AA, which is available from your Ford Dealer. This mild cleaner and special pad, cleans the leather and maintains its natural beauty. Follow the instructions on the cleaner label.

  • Page 247

    FL-1A PCV valve EV-225 Spark plugs* AGRF-22P * Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) decal for spark plug gap information. REFILL CAPACITIES Fluid Ford Part Name Brake fluid High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid Engine oil Motorcraft...

  • Page 248

    Capacities and specifications Fluid Ford Part Name Transmission Motorcraft fluid MERCON ATF Transfer case Motorcraft MERCON ATF Engine coolant See footnote Front axle fluid Motorcraft SAE 80W90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant Application Capacity 5-speed 2.6L (5.6 pints) manual 4R70W 13.1L (13.9 quarts) Automatic with 5.0L V8...

  • Page 249

    Washer Concentrate If your engine coolant is green in color, use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid. If your coolant is orange in color, use Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant. Refer to Adding engine coolant, in the Maintenance and Care chapter.

  • Page 250

    Capacities and specifications LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS Ford Part Item Name or equivalent Body hinges, latches, door striker plates and rotors, seat tracks, fuel filler Multi-Purpose door hinge and Grease spring, hood latch, auxiliary latch, seat tracks High Hydraulic clutch Perfromance fluid and brake...

  • Page 251

    Washer Concentrate If your engine coolant is green in color, use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid. If your coolant is orange in color, use Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant. Refer to Adding engine coolant, in the Maintenance and Care chapter.

  • Page 252

    Capacities and specifications ENGINE DATA 4.0L OHV V6 Engine engine Cubic inches Horsepower 160 @ 4200 rpm 210 @ 5250 rpm 215 @ 4200 rpm Torque 225 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm Recommended 87 octane fuel Firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6 Spark plug gap 1.3-1.4 mm (0.052-0.056 inch)

  • Page 253

    Dimensions (1) Overall length (2) Overall width (3) Maximum height (4) Wheelbase (5) Front track (5) Rear track * Height includes roof rack Capacities and specifications 4-Door 4x2 XL Model mm (in.) 4 857 (191.2) 1 783 (70.2) 1 719 (67.7) 2 835 (111.6) 1 486 58.5) 1 487 (58.5)

  • Page 254

    Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located. The Safety Compliance Certification Label is located on the front door latch pillar on the driver’s side. MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A. DATE: XXXXX GVWR:XXXXX LB/ XXXXX KG FGAWR: XXXXXX/XXXXXXX RGAWR: XXXXXXX/XXXXXXX...

  • Page 255

    Capacities and specifications Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number is attached to a metal tag and is located on the driver side XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX instrument panel. Engine number The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification number) is stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and transfer case (if equipped).

  • Page 256: Reporting Safety Defects

    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 (202–366–0123 in the Washington D.C.

  • Page 257: Index

    Air bag supplemental restraint system ...126 and child safety seats ...128 description ...127,130 disposal ...133 indicator light ...130,132 passenger air bag ...128,131 Air conditioning automatic temperature control system .23,24,25,26,27,28 rear seat controls ...29 Air suspension description ...148 warning light ...10 All Wheel Drive (AWD), driving off road ...162 Armrests ...102...

  • Page 258

    Index Engine oil checking and adding ...207 dipstick ...205 specifications ...205,207 Exhaust fumes ...143 Floor mats ...103 Four-Wheel Drive vehicles ...9,10,157 control trac ...157 description ...157,159 driving off road ...160,162 electronic shift ...31 Fuel choosing the right fuel ...228 comparisons with EPA fuel economy estimates ...234 detergent in fuel ...229 filling your vehicle...

  • Page 259

    speed control ...84 turn signal indicator ...8 Locks childproof ...100 Lumbar support, seats ...116,118 Manual transmission reverse ...156 Message center ...15 economy button ...16 english/metric button ...15,16 reset button ...16 system check button ...17,18 Mirrors automatic dimming rearview mirror ...98 cleaning ...246 heated ...101 side view mirrors (power) ...100...

  • Page 260

    Index Transmission ...149,215 automatic operation ...149 fluid, checking and adding (automatic) ...215,216 fluid, checking and adding (manual) ...217 manual operation ...154 Trip odometer ...13 Universal transmitter (see garage door opener) ...92,93,94,95 Vehicle dimensions ...252 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...255 Vehicle loading ...165 Ventilating your vehicle ...144 Warning chimes ...6 Washer fluid ...210...

  • Page 263

    (4x4 vehicles with 5R55E and 4.0L V6 engines) If your engine coolant is green in color, use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid. If your engine coolant is orange in color, use Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant. Refer to Adding engine coolant, in the Maintenance and Care chapter.

  • Page 264

    Filling station information Ensure correct automatic transmission fluid is used for a specific application. Check the container to verify the fluid is MERCON and/or MERCON V approved. Some fluids have been approved as meeting both MERCON and MERCON V requirements and will be labeled as such. Fluids labeled as meeting only MERCON or only MERCON V requirements must not be used interchangeably.

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