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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning lights and chimes Gauges Entertainment Systems AM/FM stereo AM/FM stereo with CD AM/FM stereo with CDX6/MP3 Auxiliary input jack Satellite radio information Navigation system Climate Controls Heater only Manual heating and air conditioning Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control...
  • Page 2 Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Trailer brake controller-integrated Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes Traction Control™ Traction Control™/AdvanceTrac Transmission operation Reverse sensing system...
  • Page 3 Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2008 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction 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.
  • Page 5 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.
  • Page 6 • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,...
  • Page 7 Vehicle Modification Data Recording Some aftermarket products may cause severe engine and/or transmission damage; refer to the What is not covered section in The new vehicle limited warranty for your vehicle chapter of your vehicle’s Warranty Guide for more information. Some vehicles are equipped with Powertrain Control Systems that can detect and store information about vehicle modifications that increase horsepower and torque output;...
  • Page 8 For additional information, please contact the Truck Body Builders Advisory Service at 1–877–840–4338. Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package voids the Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty and may void the Emissions Warranties. In addition, ambulance...
  • Page 9 WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 10 Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Side Child Seat Tether Anchor Anti-Lock Brake System Brake Fluid - Non-Petroleum Based Stability Control System Master Lighting Switch Fog Lamps-Front Fuel Pump Reset Windshield...
  • Page 11 Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Windows Front/Rear Child Safety Door Lock/Unlock Panic Alarm Engine Coolant Do Not Open When Hot Avoid Smoking, Flames, or Sparks Explosive Gas Power Steering Fluid Service Engine Soon Passenger Compartment Air Filter Check Fuel Cap 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus) Introduction...
  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES 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. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulb works.
  • Page 13 Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to On board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter.
  • Page 14 Instrument Cluster WARNING: Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and the risk of personal injury.
  • Page 15 WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. Low tire pressure warning (if equipped): Illuminates when your tire pressure is low. If the light remains on at start up or while driving, the tire pressure should be checked.
  • Page 16 Instrument Cluster Anti-theft system: Flashes when the SecuriLock™ Passive Anti-theft System has been activated. Overdrive off (if equipped): Illuminates when the overdrive function of the transmission has been turned off; refer to the Driving chapter. If the light does not illuminate, have the transmission serviced soon, or damage may occur.
  • Page 17: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Parking brake on warning chime: Sounds when the parking brake is set, the engine is running and the vehicle is driven more than 3 mph (5 km/h). GAUGES Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature.
  • Page 18 Instrument Cluster WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. Refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English.
  • Page 19 Instrument Cluster Engine oil pressure gauge: Indicates engine oil pressure. The needle should stay in the normal operating range (between “L” and “H”). If the needle falls below the normal range, stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and check the engine oil level.
  • Page 20: Entertainment Systems

    AM/FM stereo system (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 21 2. AUDIO: Press AUDIO repeatedly to gain access to the following settings: BAL (Balance): Press AUDIO to reach the balance setting. SEEK to adjust the audio between the left (L) and right (R) speakers. FAD (Fade)–If equipped with four speaker audio system: Press AUDIO to reach the fade feature.
  • Page 22: Am/Fm Stereo With Cd

    AM/FM Single CD/MP3 sound system (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 23 Entertainment Systems (Tuner): Press to manually go up or down the radio frequency. Also use in menu mode to select various settings. (Phone): Pressing (Phone) results in “NO PHONE” message shown in display. 3. MENU: Press repeatedly to access the following settings: Setting the clock: Press MENU until SET HOURS or SET MINUTES is displayed.
  • Page 24 Entertainment Systems TREB (Treble): Press MENU to reach the treble setting. Use adjust. BAL (Balance): Press MENU to reach the balance setting. Use to adjust the audio between the left (L) and right (R) speakers. Press OK to close and return to the main menu. FADE (If equipped with four speaker audio system): Press MENU to reach the fade setting.
  • Page 25 5. SEEK: In radio mode, press to access the previous/next strong station. In CD mode, press access the previous/next CD track. (Play/Pause): This control is operational in CD/MP3 mode. When a CD/MP3 is playing, press to pause or play the current CD/MP3. The CD/MP3 status will display in the radio display.
  • Page 26 Entertainment Systems 12. Memory presets: To set a station, select the desired frequency band, AM, FM1 or FM2. Tune to the desired station. Press and hold a preset button until sound returns and PRESET # SAVED appears in the display. You can save up to 18 stations, six in AM, six in FM1 and FM2.
  • Page 27 (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 28 Entertainment Systems In CATEGORY mode (if equipped), press to scroll through the list of available SIRIUS channel categories. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS radio subscription. Check with your authorized dealer for availability. (Phone): Pressing (Phone) results in “NO PHONE” message shown in display.
  • Page 29 and the display will read SONG DELETED. If you do not want to delete the currently listed song, press RETURN or CANCEL. Note: If there are no songs presently saved, the display will read NO SONGS. • DELETE ALL SONGS: Press OK to delete all song’s from the system’s memory.
  • Page 30 Entertainment Systems To view the station name or type: When the desired category appears in the display, press TEXT/SCAN to toggle between displaying the station type (COUNTRY, ROCK, etc.) or the station name (WYCD, WXYZ, etc.). BASS: Press MENU to reach the bass setting. Use to adjust.
  • Page 31 In satellite radio mode (if equipped), press seek to the previous/next channel. If a specific category is selected, (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.), press previous/next channel in the selected category. Press and hold SEEK, SEEK to fast seek through the previous /next channels. In TEXT MODE, press SEEK, SEEK previous/additional display text.
  • Page 32 Entertainment Systems 10. FF (Fast forward): Press FF to manually advance in a CD/MP3 track. 11. REW (Rewind): Press REW to manually reverse in a CD/MP3 track. 12. Memory presets: To set a station, select the desired frequency band, AM, FM1 or FM2. Tune to the desired station.
  • Page 33 Entertainment Systems 14. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM1/FM2 frequency band. 15. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease volume. Note: 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.
  • Page 34: Auxiliary Input Jack

    Auxiliary input jack (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 35 Entertainment Systems 6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until LINE, LINE IN or SYNC LINE IN appears in the display. You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may be low. 7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the AUX and FM or CD controls.
  • Page 36 CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) 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. 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing...
  • Page 37 Do not use any irregular shaped CDs or discs with a scratch protection film attached. CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player as 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...
  • Page 38: Satellite Radio Information

    Entertainment Systems Sample MP3 structure If you are burning your own MP3 discs, it is important to understand how the system will read the structures you create. While various files may be present, (files with extensions other than mp3), only files with the .mp3 extension will be played.
  • Page 39 Note: SIRIUS reserves the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete programming including canceling, moving or adding particular channels, and its prices, at any time, with or without notice to you. Ford Motor Company shall not be responsible for any such programming changes.
  • Page 40 Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition ACQUIRING Radio requires more than two seconds to produce audio for the selected channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or system failure INVALID CHNL Channel no longer UNSUBSCRIBED Subscription not available for this NO TEXT Artist information not 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 41: Navigation System

    Radio Display Condition NO TEXT Song title information not available. NO TEXT Category information not available. NO SIGNAL Loss of signal from the SIRIUS satellite or SIRIUS tower to the vehicle antenna. UPDATING Update of channel programming in CALL SIRIUS Satellite service has 1–888–539–7474 been deactivated by...
  • Page 42: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 1. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. 2. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle. 3. Air flow selections: Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle.
  • Page 43: Manual Heating And Air Conditioning

    MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 1. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. 2. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle. 3. Air flow selections: Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle.
  • Page 44 Climate Controls During extreme high ambient temperatures when idling stationary for extended periods of time in gear, it is recommended to run the A/C in the MAX A/C position, turn off the rear A/C unit (if equipped), reduce blower fan speed from the highest setting and put the vehicle’s transmission into the PARK gear position to continue to receive cool air from your A/C system.
  • Page 45: Lights

    HEADLAMP CONTROL Turns the lamps off. Turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Turns the headlamps on. Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped) Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output. To activate: •...
  • Page 46: Headlamps

    Lights Flash to pass Pull toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable illuminated 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.
  • Page 47 Lights To adjust the headlamps: 1. Park your vehicle on a level surface about 25 feet (7.6 meters) away from a vertical plain surface (3). Check your headlamp alignment at night or in a dark area so that you can see the headlamp beam pattern. •...
  • Page 48 Lights 7. On the wall or screen, locate the high intensity area of the beam pattern. The left edge of the high intensity area should be even with the vertical line corresponding to the headlamp under adjustment. If the left edge of the high intensity area is not even with the vertical line, follow the next step to adjust it.
  • Page 49: Turn Signal Control

    5. Locate the vertical adjuster on the back of each headlamp, then use a long Phillips #2 screwdriver to turn the adjuster either counterclockwise (to adjust down) or clockwise (to adjust up) aligning the upper edge of the light pattern up to the horizontal line.
  • Page 50: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Cargo lamps The dome portion of the cargo lamp, the center light, can be turned on when the headlamp control is rotated fully counterclockwise or when any door is opened. With the ignition key in the accessory or on position, the rear lamp can be turned on or off by sliding the control.
  • Page 51 Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water leak) are: • Water puddle inside the lamp • Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of the lens Take your vehicle to dealer for service if any of the above conditions of unacceptable moisture are present.
  • Page 52 Lights Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of all bulbs frequently. Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic) 1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position and open the hood. 2. Remove the three screws from the top and bottom front of the headlamp assembly and pull the assembly straight out.
  • Page 53 Lights 2. Remove the four screws from the top and bottom front of the headlamp assembly and carefully remove the lamp/bezel. 3. Remove the four screws and the retaining ring. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the lamp and remove the lamp. To install the new lamp, follow the removal procedures in reverse order.
  • Page 54 Lights Replacing side marker bulbs 1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the off position. 2. Remove the headlamp assembly. Refer to Replacing headlamp bulbs in this section. Aerodynamic Sealed beam 3. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove. 4.
  • Page 55 Lights Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs On vehicles without a rear headliner, the interior cargo lamp (if equipped) will have to be removed from under the high-mount brakelamp assembly located inside the vehicle. Then, do the following: 1. Remove the two screws from the high-mount brakelamp assembly and lift the lamp from the vehicle.
  • Page 56 Lights Replacing stop/turn/tail/side marker/backup lamp bulbs The stop/turn/tail/side marker/backup lamp bulbs are located in the tail lamp assembly. Follow the same steps to replace any of the bulbs: 1. Turn the headlamp switch to the off position and then remove the four screws and the lamp assembly from vehicle.
  • Page 57: Driver Controls

    MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Windshield washer: Push the end of the stalk: • briefly: causes a single swipe of the wipers without washer fluid.
  • Page 58: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Driver Controls TILT STEERING WHEEL To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Pull and hold the steering wheel release control toward you. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down until you find the desired location. 3. Release the steering wheel release control.
  • Page 59 Driver Controls Storage compartment (if equipped) Press the release on the door to open the storage compartment. 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: 1.
  • Page 60 Driver Controls Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped) Outside air temperature The outside temperature display is contained in the overhead console. 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.
  • Page 61 3. Press and hold the SELECT control until VAR appears in the display, then release. The display should show the current zone number. 4. Press the SELECT control until the desired zone number appears. The display will flash and then return to normal operation.
  • Page 62: Power Windows

    Driver Controls To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the power point(s) over the vehicle capacity of 12 VDC/180W. If the power point or cigar lighter socket is not working, a fuse may have blown. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter for information on checking and replacing fuses.
  • Page 63 Press and pull the window switches to open and close windows. • Push down (to the first detent) and hold the switch to open. • Pull up (to the first detent) and hold the switch to close. One touch down Allows the driver’s window to open fully without holding the control down.
  • Page 64: Mirrors

    Driver Controls The mirror will automatically return to the normal state whenever the vehicle is placed in R (Reverse) to ensure a bright clear view when backing up. Do not block the sensors on the front and back of the interior rear view mirror since this may impair proper mirror performance.
  • Page 65 Driver Controls Spotter mirror on telescoping mirror (if equipped) The spotter mirror has a swivel that allows it to tilt up and down, and also to tilt left and right to increase side and rear visibility. Fold-away mirrors The mirrors can be manually folded forward or backwards for narrow spaces like driving through an automatic car wash or backing out of a garage with the trailer tow mirror.
  • Page 66: Speed Control

    Driver Controls SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved. Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering...
  • Page 67 Increasing speed while using speed control There are two ways to set a higher speed: • Press and hold the SET ACCEL control until you get to the desired speed, then release the control. You can also use the SET ACCEL control to operate the Tap-Up function.
  • Page 68: Upfitter Controls

    Driver Controls Turning off speed control There are two ways to turn off the speed control: • Depress the brake pedal. This will not erase your vehicle’s previously set speed. • Press the speed control OFF control. Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed control set speed memory is erased.
  • Page 69: Message Center

    AUX 4 CAC08 More detailed information about the Upfitter switches can be found in the Upfitter Switches bulletin found at www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/Q117R1.pdf. MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED) With the ignition on, the message center, located on your instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a constant monitor of vehicle systems.
  • Page 70 Driver Controls Odometer/Trip odometer Refer to Gauges in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Distance to empty (DTE) Selecting this function from the INFO MENU estimates approximately how far you can drive with the fuel remaining in your tank under normal driving conditions. Remember to turn the ignition off when refueling to allow this feature to correctly detect the added fuel.
  • Page 71 Driver Controls Setup menu Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem to get into the SETUP MENU sequence from the INFO MENU for the following displays: • Reset to English (if in another language) (see Note below) • Units (English/Metric) • Language •...
  • Page 72 Driver Controls 2. Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem to select a new language. Selectable languages are English, Spanish and French 3. Press the SELECT/RESET stem for the next SETUP MENU item or wait for more than four seconds to return to the INFO MENU. Autolock This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when the vehicle is shifted into any gear and when the vehicle is in motion over 13 mph...
  • Page 73 Driver Controls 3. Press the SELECT/RESET stem for the next SETUP MENU item or wait for more than four seconds to return to the INFO MENU. Oil Life Reset and Start Value An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center and according to the recommended maintenance schedule.
  • Page 74 Driver Controls The sequence of the system check report and how it appears in the message center is as follows: 1. OIL LIFE 2. ENGINE HOURS (Diesel engine only) 3. ENGINE IDLE HOURS (Diesel engine only) 4. CHARGING SYSTEM 5. AIR FILTER (Diesel engine only) 6.
  • Page 75 Warning display Park brake engaged Check brake system Service RSC now XXX miles to E fuel level low Wiring fault on trailer (if equipped) Trailer brake module fault (if equipped) Trailer connected (if equipped) Trailer disconnected (if equipped) Brake fluid level low Check rear park aid (if equipped) Low tire pressure (if equipped) Warning can be cleared by pressing...
  • Page 76 Driver Controls XXX MILES TO E FUEL LEVEL LOW — Displayed as an early reminder of a low fuel condition. WIRING FAULT ON TRAILER (if equipped) — Displayed and accompanied by a single chime if there are certain faults in the vehicle wiring and trailer wiring/brake system.
  • Page 77 Driver Controls CHECK AIR FILTER (Diesel engine only) — Refer to Instrument Cluster in your 6.0 and 6.4 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner’s Guide Supplement. DRAIN WATER SEPARATOR (Diesel engine only) — Displayed when the water separator has reached a predetermined capacity and needs to be drained.
  • Page 78: Locks And Security

    Locks and Security KEYS The key operates all locks on your vehicle. You should always carry a second key with you in a safe place in case you require it in an emergency. If your vehicle is equipped with the SecuriLock™ Passive Anti-theft system, your keys are electronically coded to your vehicle;...
  • Page 79 The autolock feature repeats when: • any door is opened then closed while the ignition is in the on position and the vehicle speed is 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower, and • the vehicle then attains a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h) for greater than two seconds.
  • Page 80 Locks and Security Back cargo door lock (if equipped) The passenger side rear cargo door has a power door lock control mounted on the inside of the door. When this lock is pressed, all doors will lock/unlock. E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ (if equipped) The E-Guard Cargo Protection System™...
  • Page 81 For vehicles equipped with manual door locks: • The front door locks can be locked by using either the key or the manual door lock. • In order to activate the E-Guard Cargo Protection System™, use the key or the manual door lock to lock the side and back cargo doors. •...
  • Page 82 Locks and Security • The rear door handle is located in the rear door below the glass. To open the side or back cargo doors from the inside: 1. Unlock the E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ using the emergency handle. 2. Unlatch the door using the inside release handle. REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
  • Page 83 The remote entry system allows you to lock or unlock all vehicle doors without a key. Note: The lock and unlock features work when the ignition is in any position. The panic feature is active when the ignition is in either the accessory, off or on positions.
  • Page 84 Locks and Security Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. If all doors are closed the park lamps will flash once. 2. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed and locked. Note: The doors will lock again, the park lamps will flash and the horn will chirp once.
  • Page 85 Locks and Security 2. Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the back surface of the circuit board. 3. Remove the old battery. Note: Please refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries. 4. Insert the new battery. Refer to the diagram inside the remote entry transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery.
  • Page 86: Anti-Theft System

    Locks and Security 3. Cycle eight times rapidly (within 10 seconds) between the 3 (off) position and 4 (on). Note: The eighth turn must end in the 4 (on) position. 4. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been activated.
  • Page 87 Note: The SecuriLock™ 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. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues.
  • Page 88 Locks and Security Automatic disarming Switching the ignition to the on position with a coded key disarms the vehicle. Replacement keys If your keys are lost or stolen and you don’t have an extra coded key, you will need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. The key codes need to be erased from your vehicle and new coded keys will need to be programmed.
  • Page 89 Locks and Security 4. Turn the ignition from the 4 (on) position back to the 3 (off) position in order to 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 the 3 (off) position to the 4 (on) position (maintain ignition in the 4 (on) position for at least one second, but no more than...
  • Page 90: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints SEATING WARNING: 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. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.
  • Page 91 Seating and Safety Restraints Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped) WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. Lift handle to move seat forward or backward.
  • Page 92 Seating and Safety Restraints Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped) The lumbar support control is located on the inboard side of the driver’s seat. Turn the lumbar support control clockwise to increase firmness. Turn the lumbar support control counterclockwise to increase softness.
  • Page 93 Seating and Safety Restraints Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. REAR SEATS Rear captains chair adjust — passenger side only Pull the lever to adjust the seat forward or backward. 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 94 Seating and Safety Restraints Quick-release captains chair (7 passenger configuration- second row only) To remove the seat: 1. Disengage the lap/shoulder belt from the seat by inserting a key or small screwdriver into the slot in the detachable anchor and lifting upward.
  • Page 95 Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Position the seat to the floor mount. 2. Pull the seat latch handle downward to lock the seat in position. 3. Make sure the safety belt is not twisted, then insert the safety belt tongue into detachable anchor until you hear a “click” and feel the latch engage.
  • Page 96 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Find the clips attached near the ends of the lap/shoulder belts. 3. Clip the end of the belt to the stationary portion of the shoulder belt coming out of the trim panel. The end of the shoulder belt must be clipped in order to keep it from striking anything during vehicle operation.
  • Page 97 Seating and Safety Restraints 4. With assistance, pull the LH/RH seat latch release straps (1) (located behind the latch mechanisms) to release the latch from the rear strikers. 5. Lift the rear end of seat upward and rearward by pushing on the seatback (2) and lifting the seat cushion (3) to disengage the front seat hook and the rear seat latch from the striker.
  • Page 98: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints 5. After the front LH/RH hooks are engaged to the LH/RH front striker pins, pull LH/RH seat latch release straps to allow engagement of the latch to the striker pins. Refer to the illustration in To remove the rear seats above.
  • Page 99 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a safety belt. WARNING: 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.
  • Page 100 Seating and Safety Restraints • Front and rear seats 2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. • Front and rear seats All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. All of the passenger combination lap and shoulder belts have three types of locking modes described below: Vehicle sensitive mode This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length...
  • Page 101 Seating and Safety Restraints This mode should be used any time a child safety seat, except a booster, is installed in passenger front or rear seating position (if equipped). Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children or Safety seats for children later in this chapter.
  • Page 102 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the safety belt systems at all seating positions (except the driver position, which does not have this feature) must be checked by an authorized dealer to verify that the automatic locking retractor feature for child seats is still functioning properly.
  • Page 103 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: 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. 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.
  • Page 104 Seating and Safety Restraints 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...
  • Page 105 Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... “I was in a hurry” “Safety belts don’t work” “Traffic is light” “Belts wrinkle my clothes” “The people I’m with don’t wear belts” “I have an airbag” “I’d rather be thrown clear” WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt or insert a latchplate into the buckle to avoid the Belt-Minder chime.
  • Page 106 Seating and Safety Restraints Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature Read Steps 1 - 5 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure. The Belt-Minder feature can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that: • the parking brake is set •...
  • Page 107: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints • This will enable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will flash four times per second for three seconds, followed by three seconds with the light off, then followed by the safety belt warning light flashing four times per second for three seconds again.
  • Page 108 Seating and Safety Restraints Important SRS precautions The SRS is designed to work with the safety belt to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain upper body injuries. Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly; there is a risk of injury from a deploying airbag.
  • Page 109 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: 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.
  • Page 110 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the way back.
  • Page 111 Seating and Safety Restraints The SRS consists of: • driver and passenger airbag modules (which include the inflators and airbags) • one or more impact and safing sensors • safety belt pretensioners • a readiness light and tone • a diagnostic module •...
  • Page 112 Seating and Safety Restraints S.O.S. Post Crash Alert The S.O.S Post Crash Alert automatically flashes the turn signal lamps and sounds the horn three times at four second intervals in the event of a serious impact that deploys an airbag (front, side, side curtain or Safety Canopy ) or the safety belt pretensioners.
  • Page 113 Seating and Safety Restraints Turning the passenger airbag 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.
  • Page 114 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: If the OFF light is illuminated when the passenger airbag switch is in the ON position and the ignition switch is in ON, have the passenger airbag switch serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. The passenger side airbag should always be ON (the airbag 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.
  • Page 115 Seating and Safety Restraints safety belts, because safety belts in modern vehicles are designed to work as a safety system with the airbags. Read all airbag warning labels in the vehicle as well as the other important airbag instructions and warnings in this Owner’s Guide. NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada) 1.
  • Page 116 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: This vehicle has special energy management safety belts for the driver and right front passenger. These particular belts are specifically designed to work with airbags to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. The energy management safety belt is designed to give or release additional belt webbing in some accidents to reduce concentration of force on an occupant’s chest and reduce the risk of certain bone fractures and injuries to underlying organs.
  • Page 117: Child Restraints

    Recommendations for Safety Restraints are based on probable child height, age and weight thresholds from NHTSA and other safety organizations or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Page 118 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Child size, height, weight, or age Infants or Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less toddlers (generally age four or younger) Small Children who have outgrown or no children longer properly fit in a child safety seat (generally children who are less than 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall,...
  • Page 119 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Use any attachment method as indicated LATCH (lower Restraint Child anchors Type Weight and top tether anchor) Rear Up to facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg) Forward Up to facing 48 lb...
  • Page 120 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Page 121 Seating and Safety Restraints restrained properly, then restrain the child in the child safety seat or with the belt-positioning booster. Remember that child seats and belt-positioning boosters vary and may be designed to fit children of different heights, ages and weights. Children who are too large for child safety seats or belt-positioning boosters (as specified by your child safety seat manufacturer) should always properly wear safety belts.
  • Page 122 Seating and Safety Restraints When installing a child safety seat with combination lap/shoulder belts: • Use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position. • 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.
  • Page 123 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 124 There should be no more than one inch (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation. 11. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed.
  • Page 125 Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
  • Page 126 Seating and Safety Restraints • Twelve passenger wagon • Fifteen passenger wagon The LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments.
  • Page 127 Seating and Safety Restraints 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, if applicable.
  • Page 128 Seating and Safety Restraints Once the child safety seat has been installed using either the safety belt, the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both, you can attach the top tether strap. Perform the following steps to install a child safety seat with tether anchors: Front passenger seating position The tether can be attached directly...
  • Page 129 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the front right-hand passenger seat as shown. 3. Clip the tether strap hook to the seat pedestal at the location shown. If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision.
  • Page 130 Seating and Safety Restraints 5. 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. Second row bucket seats (Quads) The tether strap can be attached directly to the tether bracket under the back edge of the seat cushion.
  • Page 131 Seating and Safety Restraints Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth row bench seats For the center position of a three-passenger bench seat, the tether strap can be attached directly to the tether bracket provided under the back edge of the seat cushion.
  • Page 132 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 vehicle lap/shoulder safety belts fit better.
  • Page 133 Seating and Safety Restraints Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these questions when seated without a booster seat: • Can the child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat back with knees bent comfortably at the edge of the seat cushion? •...
  • Page 134 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.
  • Page 135 Refer to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information specific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced.
  • Page 136: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS Utility vehicles and trucks handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Utility vehicles and trucks are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed...
  • Page 137 VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS How your vehicle differs from other vehicles SUV and trucks can differ from some other vehicles in a few noticeable ways. Your vehicle may • Higher – to allow higher load carrying capacity and to allow it to travel over rough terrain without getting hung up or damaging underbody components.
  • Page 138: Tire Information

    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 Motor Company to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
  • Page 139 WARNING: 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.
  • Page 140: Tire Inflation

    At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare, if equipped). Inflate all tires to the inflation pressure recommended by Ford Motor Company. You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be inaccurate.
  • Page 141 Always inflate your tires to the Ford recommended inflation pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The Ford recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 142 Tires, Wheels and Loading 5. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare. Note: Some spare tires operate at a higher inflation pressure than the other tires. For T-type/mini-spare tires (see Dissimilar Spare Tire/Wheel Information section for description): Store and maintain at 60 psi (4.15 bar).
  • Page 143 Tire inflation information All tires with Steel Carcass Plies (if equipped): This type of tire utilizes steel cords in the sidewalls. As such, they cannot be treated like normal light truck tires. Tire service, including adjusting tire pressure, must be performed by personnel trained, supervised and equipped according to Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • Page 144 Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Stay out of the trajectory (1) as indicated in the illustration. TIRE CARE Inspecting your tires Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves.
  • Page 145 Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Inspect all your tires, including the spare, frequently, and replace them if one or more of the following conditions exist: Tire wear When the tread is worn down to 1/16th of an inch (2 mm), tires must be replaced to help prevent your vehicle from skidding and...
  • Page 146 (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Ford. The recommended tire and wheel size may be found on either the Safety Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 147 4. Use both eye and ear protection. For a mounting pressure more than 20 psi greater than the maximum pressure, a Ford Dealer or other tire service professional should do the mounting. Always inflate steel carcass tires with a remote air fill with the person inflating standing at a minimum of 12 ft.
  • Page 148 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking WARNING: If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do not rapidly spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and cause an explosion.
  • Page 149 • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires. Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation.
  • Page 150 Tires, Wheels and Loading • DRW – Six tire rotation If your vehicle is equipped with dual rear wheels it is recommended that the front and rear tires (in pairs) be rotated only side to side. We do not recommend splitting up the dual rear wheels.
  • Page 151 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “P” type tires P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size, load index and speed rating. The definitions of these items are listed below. (Note that the tire size, load index and speed rating for your vehicle may be different from this example.) 1.
  • Page 152 Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not required by federal law. Letter rating Note: For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph (240 km/h), tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For those with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph (299 km/h), tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
  • Page 153 12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades • 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 course as a tire graded 100.
  • Page 154 Tires, Wheels and Loading Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires “LT” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below. Note: Tire Quality Grades do not apply to this type of tire. 1.
  • Page 155 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “T” type tires “T” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tire size. Note: The temporary tire size for your vehicle may be different from this example.
  • Page 156: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
  • Page 157 The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-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.
  • Page 158 Tires, Wheels and Loading Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The Tire Pressure Monitoring System measures pressure in your four road tires and sends the tire pressure readings to your vehicle. The Low Tire Warning Lamp will turn ON if the tire pressure is significantly low. Once the light is illuminated, your tires are under inflated and need to be inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure.
  • Page 159 When you believe your system is not operating properly The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is to warn you when your tires need air. It can also warn you in the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as intended. Please refer to the following chart for information concerning your Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Low Tire Possible...
  • Page 160 Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Possible Pressure cause Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in Light TPMS malfunction When inflating your tires When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in your garage), the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may not respond immediately to the air added to your tires.
  • Page 161 TPMS reset procedure (if applicable) The TPMS reset tool is ONLY provided for vehicles with different front and rear tire pressures. The TPMS reset procedure needs to be performed after tire rotation only on these vehicles. WARNING: To determine if your vehicle has different recommended pressures for the front and rear tires, refer to the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 162 • To reduce the chances of interference from another vehicle, TPMS reset should be performed at least three feet (one meter) away from another Ford Motor Company vehicle undergoing the TPMS reset procedure at the same time. • Do not wait more than two (2) minutes between resetting each tire sensor or the system will timeout and the entire procedure will have to be repeated on all four wheels.
  • Page 163 Tires, Wheels and Loading 2. Press and release the brake pedal. 3. Cycle the ignition from off to on three (3) times ending in the on position—DO NOT start the engine. 4. Press and hold the brake pedal for two (2) seconds, then release. 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 164 Tires, Wheels and Loading 5. Turn the ignition to off—DO NOT remove the key. 6. Cycle the ignition from off to on three (3) times ending in on. DO NOT start the engine. If the reset mode has been entered successfully, the horn will sound once, the TPMS indicator will flash and the message center will display TRAIN LEFT FRONT TIRE.
  • Page 165 7. Train the TPMS sensors in the tires using the following TPMS reset sequence starting with the left front tire in the following clockwise order: 1. Left front tire (Front driver’s side) 2. Right front tire (Front passenger’s side) 3. Right rear tire (Rear passenger’s side) 4.
  • Page 166 SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 167: Vehicle Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
  • Page 168 Tires, Wheels and Loading Payload – is the combined weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is carrying. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found on the Tire Label on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door (vehicles exported outside the US and Canada may not have a Tire Label).
  • Page 169 Tires, Wheels and Loading Example only: Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) –...
  • Page 170 Tires, Wheels and Loading GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The total load on each axle must never exceed its GAWR.
  • Page 171 WARNING: Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury. GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer.
  • Page 172 Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the original tires because they may lower the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit than the original tires do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations.
  • Page 173 • A final example for your vehicle with 1,400 lb. (635 kg) of cargo and luggage capacity. You and one of your friends decide to pick up cement from the local home improvement store to finish that patio you have been planning for the past 2 years. Measuring the inside of the vehicle with the rear seat folded down, you have room for 12-100 lb.
  • Page 174: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TRAILER TOWING Refer to 6.0 and 6.4 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner’s Guide Supplement for Diesel engine towing information. 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.
  • Page 175 GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-150 Extended Van (8600 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5897) 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897) E-150 Regular Wagon (7/8 Passenger) (8600 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5897) 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897)
  • Page 176 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-250 Extended/RV Van (9000 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5896) 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5896) E-350 Regular/RV Van (9500 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5897) 13000 5.4L...
  • Page 177 GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-350 Regular Wagon (11/12 Passenger) (8700 GVWR) 15000 6.8L 3.73 (6804) 18500 6.8L 4.10 (8391) E-350 Extended Wagon (11 Passenger) (9300 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5897) 13000 5.4L...
  • Page 178 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-350 Cutaway (138” wheelbase, single rear wheel) (9600 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897) 18500 6.8L 4.10 (8391) E-350 Extended Cutaway (138” wheelbase, single rear wheel) (9600 GVWR) 10600 5.4L...
  • Page 179 GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-350 Cutaway (158” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (11500 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897) 18500 6.8L 4.10 (8391) E-350 Cutaway (158” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (12500 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897)
  • Page 180 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-350 Stripped Chassis (158” wheelbase, single rear wheel) (9600 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 3.73 (5897) 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897) E-350 Stripped Chassis (138” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (10000 GVWR) 13000 5.4L...
  • Page 181 GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-350 Stripped Chassis (176” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (10000 GVWR) 13000 5.4L 4.10 (5897) 18500 6.8L 4.10 (8391) E-350 Stripped Chassis (176” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (12500 GVWR) 13000 5.4L...
  • Page 182 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Rear Maximum Engine axle GCWR - lb. ratio (kg) E-450 Stripped Chassis (158” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (14050 GVWR) 14050 5.4L 4.56 (6373) E-450 Stripped Chassis (176” wheelbase, dual rear wheel) (14050 GVWR) 14050 5.4L...
  • Page 183 Towing a trailer places an additional load on your vehicle’s engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. Inspect these components carefully after any towing operation. Do not exceed trailer weight of 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) when towing with bumper only. WARNING: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label.
  • Page 184: Trailer Brake Controller-Integrated

    WARNING: The Ford TBC has only been verified to be compatible with trailers having electric-actuated drum brakes (one to four axles) and not hydraulic surge or electric-over-hydraulic types.
  • Page 185 during manual activation without a trailer connected or when gain adjustments are made with no trailer connected. • TBC GAIN = XX.X OUTPUT = //////: When the vehicle’s brake pedal is pushed, or when the manual control is activated, bar indicators will illuminate in the instrument cluster message center to indicate the amount of power going to the trailer brakes relative to the brake pedal or manual control input.
  • Page 186 Note: Your TBC can be diagnosed by your authorized dealer to determine exactly which trailer fault has occurred; however, if the fault is with the trailer this diagnosis is not covered under your Ford warranty. 2009 Econoline (eco)
  • Page 187 Reactivation of the ignition from OFF to ON will awaken the TBC module. • The TBC is only a factory or dealer installed item. Ford is not responsible for warranty or performance of the TBC due to misuse or customer installation.
  • Page 188 Tires, Wheels and Loading Driving while you tow When towing a trailer: • To ensure proper “break-in” of powertrain components, do not trailer tow during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of a new vehicle. • To ensure proper “break-in” of powertrain components during the first 500 miles (800 km) of trailer towing, drive no faster than 70 mph (113 km/h) with no full throttle starts.
  • Page 189: Recreational Towing

    • Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 km) after changing the rear axle lube. • After you have traveled 50 miles (80 km), thoroughly check your hitch, electrical connections and trailer wheel lug nuts. • When stopped in traffic for long periods of time in hot weather, place the gearshift in P (Park) and increase idle speed.
  • Page 190: Driving

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Accessory — allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running. 2. Lock — locks the automatic transmission gearshift lever and allows key removal. 3. Off — shuts off the engine and all accessories without locking the steering wheel.
  • Page 191 WARNING: 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. WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately.
  • Page 192 Driving • Turn the key to 4 (on) without turning the key to 5 (start). Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights. Starting the engine 1.
  • Page 193 You may experience a decrease in peak performance when the engine is cold when operating on E ethanol. Do not crank the engine for more than 10 seconds at a time as starter damage may occur. If the engine fails to start, turn the key to off and wait 30 seconds before trying again.
  • Page 194 Driving See Cold weather starting in the Driving chapter for more information on starting with ethanol. WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions could result in property damage or physical injury. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater) adapters.
  • Page 195: Brakes

    to check for heat anywhere in the electrical hookup once the system has been operating for approximately a half hour. • Finally, have the engine block heater system checked during your fall tune-up to be sure it’s in good working order. How to use the engine block heater Ensure the receptacle terminals are clean and dry prior to use.
  • Page 196 Driving Using ABS When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the brake pedal; do not pump the brake pedal since this will reduce the effectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle’s stopping distance. The ABS will be activated immediately, allowing you to retain steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces.
  • Page 197: Traction Control

    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.
  • Page 198: Traction Controlâ„¢/Advancetrac

    Driving If a system fault is detected, the traction control active light will illuminate steadily in the instrument cluster, the Traction Control™ button will not turn the system on or off and your vehicle should be serviced by an authorized dealer. ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™...
  • Page 199 WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac with RSC system, the sliding car icon illuminate steadily. Verify that the AdvanceTrac with RSC system is not manually disabled (push the AdvanceTrac with RSC “Off “ button located on the center of the instrument panel). If the sliding car icon still illuminates steadily, have the system service by an authorized dealer immediately.
  • Page 200 Driving When AdvanceTrac with RSC some drivers may notice a slight movement of the brake, and/or a rumble, grunting, or grinding noise after startup and when driving off. When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac with RSC you may experience the following: •...
  • Page 201 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may enhance your vehicle’s directional stability during adverse maneuvers, for example when cornering severely or avoiding objects in the roadway. ESC operates by applying brakes to one or more of the wheels individually and, if necessary, reducing engine power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide laterally.
  • Page 202 Driving Switching Off AdvanceTrac with RSC If the vehicle is stuck in snow, mud or sand, and seems to lose engine power, switching off certain features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system may be beneficial because the wheels are allowed to spin. This will restore full engine power and will enhance momentum through the obstacle.
  • Page 203 STEERING To help prevent damage to the power steering system: • Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running. • Do not operate the vehicle with a low power steering pump fluid level (If the fluid level is below the FULL COLD range on the dipstick).
  • Page 204 Driving WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. Utility vehicles and trucks have larger tires and increased ground clearance, giving the vehicle a higher center of gravity than a passenger car.
  • Page 205: Transmission Operation

    Further, all occupants should be properly restrained. Most people killed in rollover crashes were unbelted. Occupants can dramatically reduce their risk of being killed or seriously injured in a rollover crash by simply using their seat belts. Organizations that own 15–passenger vans should have a written seat belt use policy.
  • Page 206 Driving If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) position with the ignition in the 4 (on) position and the brake pedal depressed, a malfunction may have occurred. It is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle’s brakelamps are not operating properly.
  • Page 207 WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your authorized dealer. Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission This vehicle is equipped with an adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy. Adaptive Shift Strategy offers the optimal transmission operation and shift quality.
  • Page 208 Driving 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.
  • Page 209 • Use to start-up on slippery roads. • To return to (Overdrive), move the gearshift lever into the (Overdrive) position. • Selecting 2 (Second) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to downshift to second gear at the appropriate vehicle speed. 1 (First) •...
  • Page 210 Driving To put your vehicle in gear: • Start the engine • Depress the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear To put your vehicle in P (Park): • Come to a complete stop • Move the gearshift lever and securely latch it in P (Park) WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park).
  • Page 211 transmission is in the D (Overdrive) position; this engine braking will slow the vehicle and assist the driver in controlling the vehicle when descending a grade. Depending on driving conditions and load conditions, the transmission may downshift, slow the vehicle and control the vehicle speed when descending a hill, without the accelerator pedal being pressed.
  • Page 212 Driving Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - diesel engines only) This vehicle is equipped with an adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy. Adaptive Shift Strategy offers the optimal transmission operation and shift quality. When the vehicle’s battery has been disconnected for any type of service or repair, the transmission will need to relearn the normal shift strategy parameters, much like having to reset your radio stations when your vehicle battery has been disconnected.
  • Page 213 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 position. D (Drive) with Overdrive D (Drive) with Overdrive is the normal driving position for the best fuel economy.
  • Page 214: Reverse Sensing System

    Driving • The transmission will not downshift into 1 (First) at high speeds; it will downshift to a lower gear and then shift into 1 (First) when the vehicle reaches slower speeds. Forced downshifts • Allowed in D (Drive) with Overdrive or D (Drive) without Overdrive. •...
  • Page 215 WARNING: To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations of the reverse sensing system as contained in this section. Reverse sensing is only an aid for some (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at “parking speeds”.
  • Page 216 Driving The RSS detects obstacles up to 6 feet (2 meters) from 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.
  • Page 217: Reverse Camera

    Driving REVERSE CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The reverse camera system located on the back door provides a video image, which appears in the rear view mirror or navigation screen (if equipped), of the area behind the vehicle. It adds assistance to the driver while reversing or reverse parking the vehicle.
  • Page 218 Driving Note: The default setting for the rear camera delay is off. Push the “Settings” button found on the navigation screen (if equipped) to set the rear camera delay feature to on or off. When towing, the reverse camera system will only see what is being towed behind the vehicle;...
  • Page 219 Your vehicle is qualified for use as a stationary power source, within limits detailed in the Ford Truck Body Builders Layout Book, found at www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas, and through the Ford Truck Body Builders Advisory Service.
  • Page 220 Driving DRIVING THROUGH WATER If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very slowly especially when the depth is not known. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars) or the bottom of the hubs (for trucks).
  • Page 221: Roadside Emergencies

    ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 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 •...
  • Page 222: Hazard Flasher Switch

    Motorhome customers in the U.S and Canada should contact 1-800-444-3311. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount for towing to the nearest dealership within 35 miles. To obtain reimbursement information, U.S.
  • Page 223: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH (DIESEL-POWERED AND STRIPPED CHASSIS VEHICLES ONLY) This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated.
  • Page 224 WARNING: Failure to inspect and if necessary repair fuel leaks after a collision may increase the risk of fire and serious injury. Ford Motor Company recommends that the fuel system be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision. 2009 Econoline (eco)
  • Page 225: Fuses And Relays

    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. Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating.
  • Page 226 Roadside Emergencies WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. If your vehicle is equipped with an auxiliary battery, disconnecting the primary under-hood battery DOES NOT remove power from all circuits. To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the inside of the fuse panel cover.
  • Page 227 Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Turn signal, Hazard, Stop lamps Left low beam Right low beam Courtesy lamps Switch illumination Not used (spare) Not used (spare) Mirrors Not used (spare) Not used (spare)
  • Page 228 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A 30A circuit breaker 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. WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses.
  • Page 229 The high-current fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay Micro Relay — 40A** 30A** 40A** 40A** 50A** 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits...
  • Page 230 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 50A** 30A** 30A** 30A** 50A** — G8VA relay G8VA relay Micro relay — — 20A* 10A* 10A* 10A* 50A** 40A** 20A** 40A** 20A** G8VA relay G8VA relay G8VA relay ISO relay 10A* 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus) Protected Circuits...
  • Page 231 Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 20A* 10A* 15A* 10A* 40A** 20A** 30A** — 20A** 10A* 10A* 10A* 10A* 20A* 20A* 15A* — — — Micro relay 30A** — 20A** 20A** 20A** 50A** 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Diagnostic connector (stripped...
  • Page 232: Changing Tires

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — 30A** — 20A** — 30A* 20A* 20A* 10A* 15A* 10A* 10A* 15A* — — — Micro relay * Mini fuses ** A1 fuses CHANGING THE TIRES If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed.
  • Page 233 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 234 Roadside Emergencies • Use more than one dissimilar spare tire at a time • Use commercial car washing equipment • Try to repair the dissimilar spare tire Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following: •...
  • Page 235 Roadside Emergencies Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information This spare tire/wheel will match the road tire/wheel. When driving with the full size matching spare tire/wheel, do not exceed 70 mph (113 km/h). It is intended for temporary use only. This means if you need to use it, you should replace it as soon as possible.
  • Page 236 Roadside Emergencies 3. Remove the jack handle from the right side compartment and insert the tip of the jack handle through the access hole and into the tube. 4. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise until the cable is slack and the tire can be slid from under the vehicle.
  • Page 237 • the jack is located in the rear right-hand side of the cargo area. 3. Remove any wheel trim. Insert the tapered end of the lug nut wrench behind wheel covers or hubcaps and twist off. 4. Loosen the wheel nut by pulling up on the handle of the lug nut wrench about one-half turn (counterclockwise).
  • Page 238 Roadside Emergencies WARNING: 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 239 Front axle jacking points: Place the jack under the pin on the front surface of the front axle. Do not place the jack under or on the steering linkage. • Raise the jack until the wheel is completely off the ground. (Turn jack handle clockwise if your vehicle is equipped with a screw-type jack or pump the jack...
  • Page 240 Roadside Emergencies 5. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the following pattern (Refer to Wheel lug nut torque specifications later in this chapter for the proper lug nut torque specification): WARNING: Never use wheels or lug nuts different than the original equipment as this could damage the wheel or mounting system.
  • Page 241: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    9/16 x 18 two-piece lug nut * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. On all two-piece flat wheel nuts, apply one drop of motor oil between the flat washer and the nut. Do not apply motor oil to the wheel nut threads or the wheel stud threads.
  • Page 242: Jump Starting

    Roadside Emergencies WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Ensure that any fasteners that attach the rotor to the hub are secured so they do not interfere with the mounting surfaces of the wheel.
  • Page 243 Roadside Emergencies Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic 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.
  • Page 244 Roadside Emergencies 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. 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 245 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. WARNING: Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped.
  • Page 246 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. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2.
  • Page 247 Roadside Emergencies 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.
  • Page 248: Wrecker Towing

    Ford recommends your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift or flatbed. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
  • Page 249 Emergency towing In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your vehicle (regardless of transmission powertrain configuration) can be flat towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following conditions: •...
  • Page 250: Customer Assistance

    A reasonable time must be allowed to perform a repair after taking your vehicle to the authorized dealer. Repairs will be made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or other parts that are authorized by Ford.
  • Page 251 Away from home–motorhome service If you own a motorhome built on a Ford Chassis and are away from home when your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the authorized dealer could provide, after following the steps above, contact the Ford Motorhome Customer Assistance Center to find an authorized dealer or service location to help you.
  • Page 252 • The name of the authorized dealer and city where located • The vehicle’s current odometer reading In some states, 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.
  • Page 253 THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY) Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer. If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.
  • Page 254 (CANADA ONLY) For vehicles delivered to authorized Canadian dealers. In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford of Canada and the authorized 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).
  • Page 255 United States and Canada, provided by a network of more than 4,600 participating authorized 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. Since this...
  • Page 256 If you are in another foreign country, contact the nearest authorized dealer. If the authorized dealer 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.
  • Page 257: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153);...
  • Page 258: Cleaning

    Cleaning 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 authorized dealer. • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid.
  • Page 259 • After polishing chrome bumpers, apply a coating of Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product to help protect from environmental effects. WAXING • Wash the vehicle first. • Do not use waxes that contain abrasives; use Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), which is available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product.
  • Page 260 Cleaning • 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. •...
  • Page 261 PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available from your authorized dealer. • For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A). • If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42).
  • Page 262 Cleaning INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS Clean the instrument panel, interior trim areas and cluster lens with a clean and damp white cotton cloth, then with a clean and dry white cotton cloth; you may also use Motorcraft Dash & Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-38-A) on the instrument panel and interior trim areas.
  • Page 263: Underbody Preservation

    • If a ring forms on the fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately (but do not oversaturate) or the ring will set. • 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.
  • Page 264 Cleaning FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized 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.
  • Page 265: Maintenance And Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS To help you service your vehicle, we provide scheduled maintenance information which makes tracking routine service easy. If your vehicle requires professional service, your authorized dealer can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
  • Page 266 Maintenance and Specifications OPENING THE HOOD 1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom left corner of the instrument panel. HOOD 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and push the auxiliary latch, located in the center top of the grill, to the left to release the hood.
  • Page 267: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT Engine compartment component locations Refer to the 6.0 and 6.4 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner’s Guide Supplement for diesel engine component locations. 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 3.
  • Page 268 In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specification WSB-M8B16-A2. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing.
  • Page 269: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the vehicle. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock tab to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm.
  • Page 270 Maintenance and Specifications 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick. 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is between the lower and upper holes or between the MIN and MAX marks (depending on application), the oil level is acceptable.
  • Page 271 Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance information. Ford production and Motorcraft replacement oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used...
  • Page 272: Battery

    Maintenance and Specifications 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 with equivalent performance for your engine application. BATTERY...
  • Page 273 Maintenance and Specifications It is recommended that the negative battery cable terminal be disconnected from the battery if you plan to store your vehicle for an extended period of time. This will minimize the discharge of your battery during storage. WARNING: Batteries normally produce explosive gases which can cause personal injury.
  • Page 274 Maintenance and Specifications Battery relearn Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a computer, some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine must relearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability and performance.
  • Page 275: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications • 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. ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information.
  • Page 276 Maintenance and Specifications When the engine is cold, check the level of the engine coolant in the reservoir. • The engine coolant should be at the “FULL COLD” level or within the “COLD FILL RANGE” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir (depending upon application).
  • Page 277 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan. • Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such as Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D, or DEX-COOL brand with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine...
  • Page 278 Maintenance and Specifications 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 “FULL COLD” 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.
  • Page 279 Recycled engine coolant 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.
  • Page 280 Maintenance and Specifications • 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.
  • Page 281: Fuel Information

    Maintenance and Specifications 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.
  • Page 282 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. WARNING: Fuel ethanol and 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.
  • Page 283 Maintenance and Specifications • FFV fuel tanks may contain zero to 85 percent ethanol. Any fuel blends containing gasoline and ethanol should be treated the same as “Fuel Ethanol.” To identify if your vehicle is an FFV, it may be equipped with a yellow fuel cap with the text “E85/Gasoline”, or check if there is a label on the fuel filler door.
  • Page 284 Maintenance and Specifications Refueling WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others: • Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island; • Turn off your engine when you are refueling; •...
  • Page 285 The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct genuine Ford, Motorcraft or other certified fuel filler cap is not used. WARNING: 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.
  • Page 286 Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right fuel section. Octane recommendations Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly.
  • Page 287 Maintenance and Specifications Fuel quality Do not add aftermarket fuel additive products to your fuel tank. 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.
  • Page 288 Maintenance and Specifications 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. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal.
  • Page 289 Maintenance and Specifications • Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time the tank is filled. • Allow no more than two automatic click-offs when filling. • Always use fuel with the recommended octane rating. •...
  • Page 290 Maintenance and Specifications • 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. •...
  • Page 291 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 292 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: 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 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.
  • Page 293 Maintenance and Specifications 4. Driving through deep water—the electrical system may be wet. These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank with good quality fuel, properly tightening the fuel cap or letting the electrical system dry out. After three driving cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the Service engine soon indicator should stay off the next time the engine is started.
  • Page 294 Maintenance and Specifications The OBD-II system is designed to check the emission control system during normal driving. A complete check may take several days. If the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing, the following driving cycle consisting of mixed city and highway driving may be performed: 15 minutes of steady driving on an expressway/highway followed by 20 minutes of stop-and-go driving with at least four 30-second idle periods.
  • Page 295 Maintenance and Specifications 2. If the fluid level is low, start the engine. 3. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and right several times. 4. Turn the engine off. WARNING: For E-350 and E-450 vehicles with the Hydro-Boost Brake System, do not press the brake pedal after the engine has been turned off.
  • Page 296 Maintenance and Specifications The fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the “MIN” and “MAX” lines are within the normal operating range; there is no need to add fluid.
  • Page 297 Maintenance and Specifications 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 50°F (10°C). COLD DO NOT ADD Correct fluid level The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating temperature 150°F-170°F (66°C-77°C) on a level surface.
  • Page 298 Maintenance and Specifications COLD The transmission fluid should be in this range if at normal operating temperature (150°F-170°F [66°C-77°C]). DON'T ADD IF IN CROSSHATCHED AREA • CHECK WHEN HOT COLD The transmission fluid should be in this range if at ambient temperature (50°F-95°F [10°C-35°C]).
  • Page 299 Maintenance and Specifications High fluid level DON'T ADD IF IN CROSSHATCHED AREA • CHECK WHEN HOT COLD 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.
  • Page 300: Air Filter(S)

    Maintenance and Specifications An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage. Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. Automatic transmission fluid filter The Torqshift automatic transmission is equipped with a...
  • Page 301 Maintenance and Specifications Changing the air filter element 1. Disconnect the fresh air inlet tube from the radiator support. 2. Open the clamp that secures the two halves of the air filter housing together. 3. Carefully separate the two halves of the air filter housing.
  • Page 302: Part Numbers

    PCV valve. Replace the PCV valve with one that meets Ford material and design specifications for your vehicle, such as a Motorcraft or equivalent replacement part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the emissions system if such a PCV valve is not used.
  • Page 303: Maintenance Product Specifications And Capacities

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  • Page 310: Engine Data

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE DATA Engine 4.6L V8 engine 5.4L V8 engine 6.8L V10 engine Cubic inches 87 octane or Required fuel (E-85) Firing order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 Ignition system Coil on plug 0.052–0.056 inch Spark plug gap (1.32–1.42mm) Compression 9.4:1 ratio Refer to the 6.0 and 6.4 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner’s Guide Supplement for diesel engine information.
  • Page 311 • 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8 and 6.8L V10 engines with A/C IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Compliance Certification Label (complete Ford built vehicles) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Safety Compliance Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located.
  • Page 312 Maintenance and Specifications Vehicle identification number (VIN) The VIN is located on the driver side instrument panel or on the certification label. It contains the following information: 1. World manufacturer identifier 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint System 3.
  • Page 313 Maintenance and Specifications TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS You can find a transmission code on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. The following table tells you which transmission each code represents. Description Four-speed automatic overdrive (4R75E) Five-speed automatic TorqShift with Tow/Haul Five-speed automatic 5R110W-Hi/Torque 2009 Econoline (eco) Owners Guide, 1st Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 314: Accessories

    GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of Genuine Ford Accessories are available for your vehicle through your local Ford 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.
  • Page 315 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).
  • Page 316: Index

    Index Accessory delay ...63 AdvanceTrac ...198 Air cleaner filter ...300–302 Airbag supplemental restraint system ...107–108 and child safety seats ...109 description ...108 disposal ...112 driver airbag ...110 indicator light ...112 operation ...110 passenger airbag ...110 passenger deactivation switch ...113 Ambulance packages ...8 Antifreeze (see Engine coolant) ...275 Anti-lock brake system...
  • Page 317 ...275 refill capacities ...279, 303 specifications ...303 Cruise control (see Speed control) ...66 Customer Assistance ...221 Ford Extended Service Plan ...255 Getting assistance outside the U.S. and Canada ...255 Getting roadside assistance ...221 Getting the service you need ...250...
  • Page 318 Index Event data recording ...6 Exhaust fumes ...193 Fail safe cooling ...280 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) ...281 Fluid capacities ...303 Four-Wheel Drive vehicles preparing to drive your vehicle ...203 Fuel ...281 calculating fuel economy ...288 cap ...284 capacity ...303 choosing the right fuel ...286 comparisons with EPA fuel economy estimates ...291 detergent in fuel ...286...
  • Page 319 Keyless entry system autolock ...78 Keys ...88 positions of the ignition ...190 Lamps bulb replacement specifications chart ...51 daytime running light ...45 headlamps ...45 headlamps, flash to pass ...46 instrument panel, dimming ...46 interior lamps ...49 replacing bulbs ...52 LATCH anchors ...124 Lights, warning and indicator ...12 anti-lock brakes (ABS) ...196 Load limits ...167...
  • Page 320 Index locking/unlocking doors ...78, 83–84 panic alarm ...84 replacement/additional transmitters ...85 replacing the batteries ...84 Reverse camera ...217 Reverse sensing system ...214 Roadside assistance ...221 Roll stability control ...198 Safety belts (see Safety restraints) ...98–102 Safety defects, reporting ...257 Safety restraints ...98–102 Belt-Minder ...103 extension assembly ...107 for adults ...99–101...
  • Page 321 snow tires and chains ...166 spare tire ...233, 235 terminology ...139 tire grades ...139 treadwear ...138, 145 Towing ...174 recreational towing ...189 Trailer Brake Controller-Integrated ...184 trailer towing ...174 wrecker ...248 Traction control ...197 Traction-lok rear axle ...203 Trailer Brake Controller-Integrated ...184 Transmission ...205 brake-shift interlock (BSI) ...205...

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