Servicing after towing If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more frequent service intervals. Although the car is behind the time to some, it has been perfected over it's 20 year lifetime and utilized many of the original design and mechanical elimints. Loosen the thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar. Refer to Safety restraints for children or Safety seats for children later in this chapter. Power steering fluid reservoir 8. At the back of the headlamp, pry up and remove the two retainer pins to release the headlamp assembly from the vehicle and pull headlamp forward.
Other weird symptoms lead me to think there could be an earthing problem but better to rule out the first things first. Where Do I Find A Ford Repair Guide? My mechanic checked linkage and was good. It is always a good idea to have a Ford repair guide in your car to keep you well-informed on what is wrong and what might need to be done. Page surfaces are mostly clean. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel. Washer fluid placed in the cooling system may harm engine and cooling system components. Diagnosed as issue with power steering.
For more information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. This manual cover specifications, diagnosis and testing, in vehicle repairs, component removal and installation. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. Remove the bulb retaining ring by rotating it counterclockwise. Opening the trunk Press once to unlock the trunk or liftgate wagon.
Install bulb socket in lamp assembly by turning clockwise. Temperature control: Press to increase or decrease the temperature in the cabin. It takes a while for heat to come up to temp--ie on short rides. Wet brakes do not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. Remove the engine oil filler cap and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
Add the mixture to the coolant reservoir, when the engine is cool, until the appropriate fill level is obtained. But at this point, the car was showing its age, as the design had been around since 1996. Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse affect on powertrain components. Remove the rubber plug from the lower access hole in the upper portion of the liftgate. 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.
Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. You didn't specify if it was power or crank. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. On wagons, snap the tether anchor cover off the anchor under the load floor.
Charging system: Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. I've used it for road trips to California, Colorado, Illinois, etc and local driving Texas and it's held up well. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Just replaced orig tires at 61k. It is the same manual used by professional shops and dealers to service Ford cars. For more information on starting the vehicle, refer to Starting the engine in this chapter.
Check the fuel filler cap for proper installation. Carefully push the carpet back in to place and install the plastic cover inside the trunk with five push pins and two plastic mushroom nuts. Copyright © 2004 Ford Motor Company. Turn off the engine and remove the key. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. Before starting the vehicle: 1. The decisions of the Board are binding on Ford and, in some cases, on the dealer but not on consumers who are free to pursue other remedies available to them under state or federal law.
The vehicle has run out of fuel. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you must wait 30 seconds. The top of the high intensity area should touch the horizontal reference line, if not, the beam will need to be adjusted. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,. 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. . The use of accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the side airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.
Move the control to the full upright position, past detent, to turn on the interior lamps. Small children are particularly at risk. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. When we got one part repaired, dealer said that another part always needs to be repaired as well and be reset at dealer. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.