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  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    Table of Contents Introductory Information ...1 Safety Restraints...11 Starting Your Aspire ...41 Warning Lights ...91 Electronic Sound Systems...107 Driving Your Aspire ...119 Roadside Emergencies ...137 Customer ... Safety Defects...160 Accessories ...165 Servicing Your Aspire...173 Quick Index...247 ...
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    Introductory Information Ford's Commitment to You At Ford Motor Company, excellence is the continuous commitment to... you in mind, providing better products and services than our competition. u You are the focus of...do: in our products - in their safety and value - and in our services, our human ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    .... This guide describes equipment and gives specifications for equipment that was in effect when this guide was approved for printing. Ford may discontinue models or change specifications or design without any notice and without incurring obligation. NOTES and ...
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    ... a technical term. Canadian Owners - French Version French Owner Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box 1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3. ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... the addresses and phone numbers on the first page of this owner guide. Buying a Ford Extended Service Plan If you bought your vehicle in the U.S., you...Canadian vehicle and did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchase, you may still be eligible....
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    ...the same as the warranty number that appears on your owner card. You should include this number any time you write to Ford Motor Company about your vehicle. The Vehicle Identification Number is attached to your vehicle in the following places: u on...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... data and information codes for additional vehicle data. For further information about the Safety Compliance Certification Label and the information contained on it, ... issued by the Federal Highway Administration or issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and/or state and ...
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    ..., and to arrange for the installation of required equipment. Your Ford dealer has information about the availability of many items of...(1,600 km) of highway driving. u Use only the type of engine oil that Ford recommends. See Engine oil recommendations in the Index. Do not use special "break-in"...
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    ..., however, believes that continual improvement in customer satisfaction is a high priority. For this reason, Ford has authorized its dealers to repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by environmental fallout ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ..., abrasive cleaners, fuel or strong detergents. Cleaning Plastic Parts Some of your vehicle's exterior trim parts are plastic. Clean with a tar and road oil remover if necessary. Use ... a tar and road oil remover. If rustproofing is not removed from plastic and rubber parts, it can...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... To help you remember to fasten your safety belt, a warning light may come on and a chime may sound. See Safety Belt Warning Light and Chime in the Warning Lights ... Safety Restraints for Children in this chapter for special instructions about using safety belts for children. RWARNING Make sure ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly which is made up of one .... RWARNING Never drive or ride with a twisted or jammed safety belt. If you cannot untwist or unjam the safety belt, see the nearest qualified technician immediately. RWARNING To reduce the risk of ...
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    ... snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened to the buckle by pulling on tongue. Fastening the safety belt Adjust the lap part of the belt by pulling up on the shoulder belt until the lap belt fits snugly and as low as possible around...
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    NOTE: Be sure to read and understand Important Safety Belt Information at the beginning of this chapter. Unfastening ...you or the vehicle. Passenger Seat Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractors (Dual Locking Modes) Your ... portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for all passengers. Dual locking mode ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... mode to the automatic locking mode, perform the following steps: 1. 2. Buckle the lap/shoulder combination belt. Grasp the shoulder portion ... is extracted, and when allowed to retract, a clicking sound will be heard. At this time, the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint ...
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    ... with a safety belt extension assembly (part number 611C22). Safety belt extensions are available at no cost from your dealer. ... assemblies (if equipped), and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a ...
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    Cleaning the Safety Belts Clean the safety belts with any mild soap solution that is recommended for ... lower body. The Importance of Wearing Safety Belts RWARNING Safety belts must be worn by all vehicle ... including the driver, should always wear their safety belts, even when an air bag Supplemental ...
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    There are four very important reasons to use safety belts even with an air bag system. Use your safety belts to: u help keep you in the proper position (away from the air bag) when it inflates u reduce the risk of harm in rollover, side or rear ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... armrests (if so equipped), or center console (if so equipped). REAR-FACING INFANT CARRIERS MUST ALWAYS BE SECURED IN THE REAR SEAT, and other child safety seats and infant seats should be secured in the rear seat whenever possible. RWARNING When using forward-facing child seats move the passenger ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...of seat belts, child seats, and infant seats, please read the other sections of this chapter of the Owner Guide, especially sections entitled Safety Belts for Children and Safety Seats for Children. How the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System Operates...
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    The driver air bag is in the center of the steering wheel. The front passenger seat air bag is located in the center section of the instrument panel ledge above the glove compartment. Both air bags are designed to stay out of sight until they are activated. Location of air bags and warning labels...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    some frontal collisions at speeds above 28 mph (45 km/h) will not inflate the air bag. When the sensors activate the system, the air bags inflate rapidly, filling with non-toxic nitrogen gas in a fraction of a second. Immediately after inflation, the air bags deflate by releasing the nitrogen gas ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... will operate as intended in a crash, the system is equipped with a diagnostic module, which controls a readiness lamp and a warning tone. The diagnostic module monitors its own circuits, the air bag electrical system, the air bag readiness light, the air bag power and the air bag inflators. 23
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    ...things happen, have the air bag system serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately. Unless...Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Disposal of air bags ... bag equipped vehicles, see your local Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Air bags MUST...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... and Canada, you are required by law to use safety restraints for children. If small children ride ... safety seats that are made specially for children. Safety belts alone do not provide maximum protection... your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...seating positions. RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If ...follow the safety seat manufacturer's instructions when installing and using the safety seat. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top ...
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    When installing a child safety seat, be sure to use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position, and make sure the tongue is ... with their backs against the seatback, move the seat to the most rearward position if possible and use the safety belts. Children weighing less than 40 lbs. (18 ...
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    ... occupying the seat may be injured during a collision or sudden stop. An unsecured safety seat could also injure other passengers. RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Safety belt buckle placement for child seats Using the Dual Locking Mode Retractor When Installing a Child Safety Seat Your vehicle is equipped with a dual locking mode retractor on the shoulder belt portoin of the front passenger seat and both ...
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    RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle....If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in ...or collision. If you choose to install a child safety seat in the front seat, move the seat as ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    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. See Figure 2. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted, and insert the tongue into the buckle....
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    Buckling the belt 4. Grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is extracted and a click is heard. At this time, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child seat restraint mode). See Figure 4. 32
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... the retractor to automatic locking mode 5. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the shoulder webbing. A clicking sound will be heard as the belt retracts. This indicates the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. Push down on the child seat while you pull up on the belt to remove any slack ...
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    Checking that the seat is secure Removing slack from the belt 34
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    Removing slack from the belt 6. Before placing the child in the child seat, forcibly tilt the seat from side to side, and tug it forward...Double-check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. Try to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot, the belt is in the automatic locking ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... use. If the retractor is not locked, repeat steps 4 through 7. NOTE: To remove the retractor from the automatic lock mode, allow the seat belt to retract fully to its stowed position and the retractor will automatically switch back to the vehicle sensitive locking mode for normal adult usage. 36
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... install a tether from a child safety seat in the front seat: 1. 2. Buckle the lap/shoulder belt in the right ... wind up the slack from the lap/shoulder belt. Install the child safety seat in the front seat. .../shoulder belt. Tighten the tether strap. 3. 4. 5. Rear Seats If you use a tethered safety ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... tether anchor hardware kit for use with Canadian child safety seats. Your vehicle has two tether ... off the caps. Be sure to follow the child safety seat manufacturer's instructions. RWARNING Tighten the anchor according to specifications. Otherwise, the safety seat may not be properly secured and ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... bracket to the anchor, position the anchor bracket straight up. Safety Belts for Children Children who are too large for child safety seats should always wear safety belts. (See instructions with your child seat, or contact its manufacturer, to determine maximum size of child that will ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...of lap and shoulder belts on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford recommends use of a belt-positioning booster seat that is labelled as conforming to all Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Belt-positioning booster seats raise the child and provide a...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Starting Your Aspire Ignition Understanding the Positions of the Ignition The ignition has four positions. They are: LOCK, ACC, ON, and START. Ignition lock cylinder (manual transaxle) Ignition lock cylinder (automatic transaxle) 41
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...right until the key turns freely. If your vehicle has a manual transaxle, you must push the key toward the steering column ...engine. Release the key once the engine starts so that you do not damage the starter. The key should return to ON when you release it. The START position also allows you to test...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Shift-lock System For your safety, the optional automatic transaxle has a shift-lock system, which prevents shifting the transaxle out of the... out of the P (Park) position: 1. 2. 3. 4. Depress and hold the brake pedal. Start the engine. Push in the thumb lock button and move the gearshift lever. See ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... for the shift-lock feature. If you have to use the override procedure to move the gearshift lever out of the P (Park) position, follow these instructions: 1. 2. Remove the shift-lock override cap with a 1" or longer screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the shift-lock override opening and push...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... that a fuse has blown and that your brakelamps may also not be functional. Please refer to the chapter titled Servicing Your Aspire in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking and replacing fuses. RWARNING DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... fatal injuries to people as well as animals. Fuel-Injected Engines When starting a fuel-injected engine, the most important thing to remember is to avoid pressing down on the accelerator before or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have problems getting your vehicle started. See ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. Before you start your vehicle, do the ...before you turn the key. If you have a manual transaxle, make sure that the parking brake is ... floor.) Before you start your vehicle, you should test the warning lights on the instrument panel ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... and turn the ignition key to the START position. The brake warning light should illuminate until the... chapter for additional information. After starting the engine, check all the warning lights to make sure that... release the parking brake, the brake warning light should go off. Starting Your Engine ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... not hold the key in the START position for more than five (5) seconds at a time. If the engine does ... few seconds after the starter stops, then try again. Whenever you start your vehicle... starts. Excessive cranking could damage the starter. After starting, allow the engine to idle for a few seconds...
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    ... START position. Release the ignition key when the engine starts. Release the accelerator gradually as the engine speeds up... manner. If the engine still does not start, the fuel pump shut-off switch may...system controls the engine's idle speed. When you start your vehicle, the engine's idle speed ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... block heater warms the engine coolant, which improves starting, warms up the engine faster, and allows ... simply plug it into a grounded 110-volt outlet. Ford recommends that you use a 110-volt circuit ...the heater in at least three hours before you start your vehicle. Using the heater for longer than ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ..., you must reset the switch by hand before you can start your vehicle. The reset switch on your vehicle is located in a ... see or smell fuel, do not reset the switch or try to start your vehicle. Have all the passengers get out of the vehicle and call the local fire department or a towing service. 52
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    ...your engine cranks but does not start after a collision or major jolt: 1. 2. 3. Turn ...button on the fuel pump shut-off switch. Attempt to start your vehicle. If the vehicle ... see or smell fuel, do not start your vehicle again. If you ... or smell fuel, you can try to start your vehicle again. RWARNING Do...
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    ... exhaust and body ventilation systems checked whenever: u your vehicle is raised for service u the sound of the exhaust system changes u your vehicle has been damaged ... you must allow your engine to idle for long periods of time, be sure you are in an open area and open the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... on the instrument cluster. All of the warning lights and gauges alert you to possible problems with your vehicle. The following section details what each of these indicators means. In your vehicle, the warning lights and gauges are grouped together on the instrument panel. We ...
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    Instrument panel 56
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    The standard cluster 57
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    ... Warning Light and Chime Safety belt light This warning light and chime remind you to fasten your safety belt under the following conditions: u If the ... safety belt is buckled while the light is u If the safety belt is buckled before the ignition is turned to the ON position, neither ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...and parking brake light This light comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to START or ...for up to 60 seconds. If the light doesn't illuminate after the engine is started, stays on for longer than... Your vehicle has a divided brake system. If one part isn't working, the other part...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... system checked. Charging system light This light comes on every time you turn the ignition to the ON or START position (engine off). The light should go off when the engine starts and the alternator begins to charge. If the light stays on or comes on when the engine is running, have...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...s oil level is low, it could affect the oil pressure. This light comes on every time the ignition key is turned to ON or START, but it normally turns off when the engine starts. Engine oil pressure light If the light stays on or turns on while the engine is running: ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...comes on briefly when you turn the ignition to the ON position, but should turn off when the engine starts. If the light does not come on when you turn the... are driving, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem with one of the engine's emission ...
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    If the light turns on and off briefly while you are driving, it means that the condition is no longer present. Air Bag Readiness Light This light illuminates for six seconds when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the light fails to illuminate, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ..., the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on. When the engine is started, the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) control unit determines if all ...brake system warning light remains on or comes on while driving, have the braking system checked by a qualified service technician as ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    NOTE: If your vehicle must be jump-started because of a low battery, the Anti-Lock Brake System warning light could remain on. This ... these circumstances, you should drive your vehicle only after the battery has had time to charge and the light has gone out. Fuel Gauge The fuel...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... engine cool. Check the coolant level following the instructions on checking and adding coolant to your ... If you do not follow these instructions, you or others could be injured. Add as... continues to overheat, have the coolant system serviced. 5. Speedometer The speedometer tells you how many miles ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Instrument Panel Controls The main controls for the climate control system, clock, and radio are on the instrument panel. 67
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    The Climate Control Systems Heating Only System (Without Air Conditioning) Function selector The heater controls in your car use levers to control air direction and temperature. Fan speed is controlled by a separate knob in the control panel. The function selector lever lets you control the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Function selector lever V The position furthest to the right is for defrosting the windows only. Air will be directed out the defroster vents at the base of the windshield and side window defogger vents. T The second position from the right (Mix) lets you direct air through the defrosters and ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    left), window fogging can occur. Use the recirculate position only to improve air conditioning performance when fresh air cooling is inadequate, or for short periods to try to keep out odors from the outside. NOTE: Do not use the recirculate position when window fogging occurs. Air door control ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... highest speed. The fan speed can be adjusted to maintain fog free windows after they are cleared. Set the desired temperature and fan speed. Move the function selector lever to the S (mix) position and move the air door control lever to the right. Heating and Defrosting at the Same Time 1. 2. 72
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    Ventilating Your Vehicle With Outside Air On mild days, you may want to ventilate your vehicle with outside air. To open the vents: 1. 2. 3. Move the function selector lever to the Q (panel) position. Move the air door control lever to the N (fresh air) position. Set the fan H speed as desired. ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... the heater system described above. The air conditioner switch is located on the climate control panel. To turn on the air conditioner, push the A/C button. An indicator light will come on. To turn off the air conditioner, push the button again. The fan must also be on for the A/C to operate. Air ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    NORM A/C When maximum air conditioning is not needed, using outside air instead of recirculated air can be quieter, but it is less efficient. To cool your car with outside air: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Move the function selector lever to the Q (panel) position. Set the air door control lever to the N (fresh ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...for water to drip on the pavement under the air conditioner drain after you have stopped the vehicle. Engine Idle Speed Control System Genuine Ford air conditioning (either factory-installed or dealer-installed) has an engine idle speed control system that compensates for engine speed loss that may ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... the rear window. To operate the defroster, push the V (defroster) switch on the instrument panel to the right of the steering wheel. The indicator light on the instrument cluster comes on. When the window is clear, push the defroster switch again to turn it off. NOTE: Never use sharp instruments or...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...Panel With the parking lamps or headlamps on, the brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be adjusted. To brighten or dim the instrument panel lighting, ...Your vehicle is equipped with an interior courtesy lamp with a three-position switch. u OFF-light will not turn on u DOOR-light will turn ...
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    Interior courtesy lamp Do not leave the dome light on for long periods of time when the engine is not running, or the battery may ... about the radio in your vehicle, refer to the Audio Systems Chapter in this owner guide. Radio Antenna The radio antenna is mounted near the top of the windshield on ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... The electronic radios have a built-in clock. For complete operating instructions, refer to the Audio Systems Chapter in this owner guide. Cleaning the instrument panel lens Clean ... with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner, such as Ford Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner, or equivalent. ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... the first stop will turn on the license plate lamps, parking lamps, side marker lamps, tail lamps, and instrument panel lamps. SECOND STOP - Turning the knob to the ... stop will turn on the headlamps, license plate lamps, parking lamps, side marker lamps, tail lamps, and instrument panel lamps. 81
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... only) In Canada, certain regulations require vehicles to be driven with lights illuminated during daytime operation. The Daytime Running Light system (DRL)... when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The daytime running lights are switched off under the following conditions: u when the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    RWARNING The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system will not illuminate the tail lamps and parking lamps. Turn on your headlamps at dusk....you until it latches. When the high beams are ON, the high beam indicator light on the instrument panel comes on. To turn off the high beams,...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... turn signals will flash on and off at the same time. The flashers will also operate while the brake ... excessively unless they are left on for an extended period of time. Hazard flasher switch Turn Signals ...lever back to the center off position. For lane changes, move the lever far enough to signal ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Turn signal Windshield Wipers and Washer To operate the windshield wipers and washers, make sure your ignition key is turned to the ON position. The windshield wipers can be operated by moving the control lever. The standard wipers have two speeds and the optional wipers have three speeds. To ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Windshield wiper control lever ONE-TOUCH WIPER SWITCH (If equipped) - For one wiping cycle, push the lever away from you and release it with the lever in the OFF position. The ignition switch must be in the ON position for this operation. One-touch wiper switch Windshield Washer To clean the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... does not work, check the washer fluid level and fill it if it is low. See Servicing Your Aspire later in the owner guide. If there is fluid in the reservoir, consult your nearest authorized Ford dealer. Do not try to clean the windshield when the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Rear Windshield Wipers (If equipped) The rear window wiper and washer can be activated by turning the knob at the end of the wiper/washer lever. To turn the rear wiper on, turn the knob up to the ON position. To wash the rear window, turn the knob up to the c position. When you release it, the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Horn To sound the horn, push the horn button on either side of the steering wheel. Check the horn regularly to be sure it operates properly. Using the horn 89
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    Features Your vehicle has a variety of features designed for your comfort, convenience and safety. Read this chapter to find out about standard and optional features. Doors Locking the doors Either front door can be locked or unlocked with the key. Using the key to lock or unlock the front door ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Exterior door lock button and door handle To lock any door from the inside, press the lock button down. To unlock, pull the lock button up. To open the door from the inside, pull the lock button up and pull the door handle. Inside door locks and door handle 92
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Childproof Locks for the Rear Doors In addition to standard locks, your vehicle has childproof locks for the rear doors. If you set these locks, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside of the vehicle. The doors can still be opened from the outside when the lock knobs are raised. Child lock...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... Operating the Windows The side windows on your vehicle can be raised or lowered manually by turning the hand crank located on each door. NOTE: If you notice ...in a collision, always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. RWARNING To reduce the risk of...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Adjusting the Seats In the front seats, you can move the whole seat forward or backward or tilt the back of the seat forward or backward. To move the seat forward or backward: 1. Make sure nothing is placed under the front seats. Such items may interfere with the seat lock mechanism. Find the seat ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Seatback Recline To recline the seatback: 1. 2. 3. 4. Find the seatback recline lever located on the outside of the seat, toward the rear. Lean forward slightly and lift up on the lever. Lean back on the seat and adjust the back of the seat to the position you desire. Release the lever and make ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... (or seatbacks) to provide extra cargo space. If you have the rear safety belts routed through the rear safety belt guides on either side of the seats, the safety belts will not be trapped when the seats are returned to their upright positions. To fold down the rear...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    To raise the rear seatback: 1. 2. Push the seatback upward until it locks in place. Make sure the seatback is firmly locked by pushing forward and backward on it. Folding down the full-folding rear seatback Folding down the split-folding rear seatback 98
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    ...(s) forward, lift up the entire seat and push it forward. When you return the seat cushion to its unfolded position, reposition the rear safety belts so that they can be used by rear seat passengers. Folding up the rear seat cushion RWARNING Securely latch the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... upright position, remember to return rear shoulder belts to their proper position. Routing the safety belt webbing through the rear safety belt guides will help keep belts from being trapped behind or under the seats. Cleaning the Seats Vinyl Wipe the surface with...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... day/night rearview mirror Side View Mirrors Your vehicle has left-hand and right-hand side view mirrors. The mirrors can either be adjusted manually or remotely with the control levers, depending on the type your vehicle has. The mirror heads can be folded rearward to prevent damage when using an ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Manual side view mirror Some models come with a convex side view mirror on the right-hand side. This mirror gives you a wider view of the lanes on your right and behind you. RWARNING The side view mirror on the right makes objects appear smaller and farther away than they actually are. Sun Visors ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Cupholders Your vehicle has cupholders located just above the ashtray in the center of the instrument panel. Cupholders NOTE: Do not place heavy objects in the cupholders. Storage Compartments Your vehicle may have several small storage compartments: u two map pockets on the door panels ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Hatchback Opening and Closing the Hatchback 1. Put the key into the lock on the hatchback lid. Unlocking the hatchback lid with the key 2. Turn the key to the right until a click is audible and then pull up on the handle (above the license plate) until the hatchback lid opens. Remove the key ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Lifting the hatchback lid To prevent premature wear or damage to the hatchback lift cylinders and attaching hardware, the hatchback must be fully closed before you drive your vehicle. RWARNING If you drive with the hatchback lid open, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle. If you...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Luggage compartment lamp (If equipped) The luggage compartment hatchback has a lamp for your convenience. It has two positions, On or Off. Luggage compartment lamp 106
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    Electronic Sound Systems Electronic Stereo Radio 107
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    Electronic Stereo Radio with Cassette 108
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    ... How to tune radio stations. How to tune radio stations (Stereo Radio) There are three ways for you to tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using the "TUNE" button, "SEEK" the station or select the station by using the memory preset buttons, which you can ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...are four ways for you to tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using Automatic Music Search (“AMS”), “SEEKମ. can set to any desired frequency. u Using the “AMS” function to manually tune your radio (Stereo Cassette Radio) You can change the frequency up or...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... frequency band, stopping on each listenable station for approximately a five-second sampling. This continues until you press the "SCAN" button a second time. u Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons Your radio is equipped with 5 station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up...
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    Adjusting the tone balance and speaker output of your radio u Increasing or decreasing bass response Push the "AUDIO" button repeatedly until the display reads "BASS." Push the right (+) side of the "VOLUME" button to increase bass (more "lows"), and push the left ( ) side to ...
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    NOTE: Illuminated bars show relative levels of bass and treble and positions of speaker balance and fader functions after adjustments are made, then revert to volume level set. Using the Controls of Your Cassette Tape Player How to insert a tape Insert a cassette (with the open edge to the right) ...
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    ... for the Cassette Player and Tapes In order to keep your cassette tape player performing the way it was meant to, read and follow these simple precautions: u Using a Ford Cassette Cleaning Cartridge to clean the tape player head after 10-12 hours of play ...
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    ... cassette to warp. Press the "CLOCK" button to alternate the frequency and time in the display. In the clock mode, pressing any radio function will ... button left (b) to advance the hours and right (a) to advance the minutes. NOTE: The clock displays 12-hour time with no AM/PM indications. 115
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    ... make sure your antenna (whether you have a power antenna or a manually adjustable antenna) is fully extended to the maximum length for proper reception...."bends" around the building, but certain spots receive almost no signal. Moving out of the "shadow" of the structure will allow the station...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...station, although the displayed frequency does not change. While passing the tower, the station may switch back and forth a few times before returning to the original station. When several ...may overload the receiver, resulting in considerable station changing, mixing and distortion. Automatic gain...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    .... Ask your dealer for a copy of this limited warranty. u Service At Ford Electronics, we stand behind our audio .... If anything should go wrong with your Ford audio system, return to your dealer for service. There is a nationwide network of qualified Ford authorized repair centers to assist you. 118
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Driving Your Aspire Procedures for driving your vehicle will vary depending on which type of transaxle your vehicle has. You ...it is a more accurate term for vehicles that have front-wheel drive. Your Aspire has one of two types of transaxles: u a manual five-speed u an automatic three-speed Driving ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... Gearshift Automatic console-mounted gearshift lever Your automatic transaxle vehicle has a console-mounted shift selector lever. You must step on the brake pedal, start the engine, and then push in the thumb button to move the shift selector ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... 1 (First) into 2 (Second) or D (Drive) at any speed. When to use 2 (Second) Manually shift to 2 (Second) when driving in heavy, slow moving traffic, when climbing hills, for braking on steep hills, or for starting on slick surfaces. Do not go faster than the posted speed limit...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... the brake pedal down, your vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure someone. Driving With a Manual Transaxle (If equipped) Using the Clutch After the engine starts, allow it to idle for a few seconds. Then, hold your right foot on the brake ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... clutch may cause the vehicle to jerk sharply when pressing or removing your other foot from the accelerator. Shifting the Gears The gearshift for a manual transaxle is mounted on the floor. The gearshift can be in one of seven possible positions, as shown....
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Sometimes, you will upshift at higher speeds. For example, you may want to stay in a lower gear to gain more power for passing or for climbing a hill. However, you must stay within the allowable range when you upshift or downshift. Backing up To shift into R (Reverse): 1. 2. Bring your vehicle to ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Upshifting Most of the time, you should upshift at the following speeds: For better fuel economy, shift at these speeds. Downshifting When...you slow down or climb a steep hill, always downshift before the engine starts to lose power. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives your vehicle ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...to help steer your car. If the amount of effort needed to steer your vehicle changes at a constant vehicle speed, have the power steering system checked. If the power ... (or if the engine is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually but it takes more effort. Never hold the steering wheel to the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... The reserve brake power is partially depleted each time the brake pedal is applied and released. Do ... become less effective. Occasional brake squeal during light to moderate stops does not affect the ... or more frequent, have your brakes inspected by your dealer or a qualified service technician. 127
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    ... is not affected unless the brake warning light is also on. Each time the ignition key is turned to the ... vehicle must be jump-started because of a low battery, the Anti-Lock Brake System warning light could remain ... vehicle only after the battery has had time to charge and the light has gone out. 128
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    NOTE: You might hear a chattering sound from the Anti-lock Brake System each time the vehicle is started or during driving. This is normal. Ford Motor Company has not found any detrimental effects of popular mobile road transmitting equipment installed...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transaxle) or in 1 (First) (manual transaxle). Always check the Brake Warning Light each time you start your engine. Driving with the parking brake on will cause ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... "squeeze" technique. u If you abruptly release the accelerator or brake hard while going too fast around a severe curve, your vehicle may change direction. Avoid application of the brakes, if possible. If braking is necessary, it should be done by using the "squeeze" technique described ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... roads, do not downshift into 1 (First) with the automatic transaxle when moving faster than 20 mph (32 km/h). Do not downshift into 1 (First) with the manual transaxle when moving faster than 10 mph (16 km/h). RWARNING If your vehicle has speed control, do not use it on slippery roads. You could ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... and reverse gears. While in each gear, press lightly on the accelerator and release. RWARNING Do not ... unless you are sure that the water is below the bottom of the wheel rims. If you must drive through high ... water, apply your brakes gently several times as your vehicle moves slowly. This helps to ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... respective axle. You can find your vehicle's GVWR and GAWR on the Safety Compliance Certification Label on the left door lock pillar. The weight ... GVWR and GAWR limitations. Trailer Towing Do not use your Aspire for towing a trailer. Towing Behind Another Vehicle - Recreational Vehicle Towing ...
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    Towing a manual transaxle (MTX) equipped vehicle behind another vehicle, such as a Recreational Vehicle (RV), is allowed only if it ... the front wheels on the ground without damage to the transaxle. Do not tow your manual transaxle equipped vehicle at a speed faster than 55 mph (88 km/h). The maximum ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Roadside Emergencies Jump-Starting Your Vehicle Your vehicle's battery may become discharged ...this happens, you may be able to jump-start from a booster battery to start your vehicle. RWARNING The ...the battery can explode if exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... Magnesia, a beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call a doctor immediately. RWARNING Do not push-start your vehicle. You could damage the catalytic converter. ...volt jumper system. You will damage your starting motor, ignition system, and other electrical parts if you connect them to a 24-...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... illustration shows where you can find a metallic surface. RWARNING Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may cause an explosion of the gases that surround the battery. 5. Connecting the jumper cables 1. 2. 3. 4. 139
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    The sequence for connecting the jumper cables Jump-Starting 1. Make sure that the jumper cables are not in the way of moving engine parts, then start the booster vehicle. Run the engine at ...the vehicle does not start after several attempts, there may be a different problem. When both vehicles...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... end of the positive (+) cable from the discharged battery. 2. 3. 4. After the vehicle is started, let it idle for a while to let the engine "relearn" its ... the battery. If you need to replace your battery, see Battery in the Servicing Your Vehicle chapter. Changing a Tire If you get a flat ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... 50 mph (80 km/h) under any circumstances. the maximum vehicle load rating listed on the tire decal. u load your vehicle so that it is heavier than u use tire chains on this tire. u try to repair the temporary spare tire or remove it from its wheel. u use the wheel for any ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Spare Tire Location The spare tire and tools are stored in the rear luggage compartment, under the carpet and floorboard. The location of the temporary spare tire and jacking equipment The tool kit in the spare tire compartment 143
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    Preparing to Change the Tire 1. Make sure that your vehicle will not move or roll. If ... the gearshift in P (Park). If you have a manual transaxle, put the gearshift in 1 (First). Set... the wheel that is diagonally opposite the tire that you are changing. Blocking the wheel diagonally opposite the tire...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    RWARNING If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured. 2. Get out the spare tire and jack. To remove the tire, turn the hold-down bolt counterclockwise with the wheel lug wrench. To remove the jack, turn the jack hold-down bolt counterclockwise. Remove the tire ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Tire retaining tool NOTE: Be sure to thread the retaining tool until no threads on the retaining tool are visible. 5. Loosen the wheel lug bolts by turning the handle of the wrench one half turn counterclockwise. Do not remove the wheel lug bolts until you raise the tire off the ground. 146
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    ...is completely off the ground. RWARNING 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Positioning spare tire 4. Replace the wheel lug bolts, but do not fully tighten them until you lower the car. If you do, you could force the car off the jack. Remove the retaining tool and replace it with the final lug bolt. 5. Your vehicle is built with metric (12 mm) threads on the wheel hubs...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... Start or Starting After a Collision If the engine cranks but does not start or if you have had a collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch... If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member, your roadside assistance center. Suggested towing options ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... truck, tell the operator what kind of vehicle you have. A towing manual is available from Ford Motor Company for all authorized tow truck oerators. Have your tow truck driver refer to this manual for the proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. 150
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    Towing With the Back Wheels Off the Ground Rear towing 151
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    .... Do not use your vehicle's steering column lock to secure the wheels in a straight-ahead position. Always use a steering wheel clamping device designed for towing service. Refer to Towing behind another vehicle - recreational vehicle in the Index for information on towing behind an RV. 152
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Customer Assistance Roadside Assistance Ford Motor Company has set up a 24-hour,... Roadside Assistance coverages beyond this period (available through Ford Auto Club in the United States or ... Lincoln-Mercury dealers in Canada), contact your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Additional Roadside Assistance...
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    ... cost. To obtain information about reimbursement call 1-800-241-FORD (in Canada call 1-800-665-2006). If You Have a Service Problem Ford Motor Company has authorized Ford and ... may, however, take your vehicle to any authorized Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. In most cases, your dealer ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... help than the dealer gave you, contact the Ford Customer Assistance Center to find an authorized dealership ... may be able to help. To process your request, the Ford Customer Assistance Center needs the following ... your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) listed on your owner card and/or your vehicle ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... program available free to owners or lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company vehicles. The Dispute... be available in all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change eligibility limitations... Does the Board Review? The Board reviews unresolved warranty performance complaints on Ford, Mercury...
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    ... of consequential expenses unless incidental to a service or product complaint being reviewed u Items not covered ... four members: u three consumer representatives u a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer Consumer candidates...,000 miles of the date of delivery (warranty start date), you have a right to make...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...some cases will take longer than 30 days to be reviewed. The Board will make every effort to resolve each ... form. After your case has been reviewed, the Board will mail you its decision in writing. ... decision. The decisions of the Board are binding on the dealer and Ford, but customers may have other ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... Settlement Board. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by an agreement among you, Ford of Canada, and the Ford dealer, ...application and the local Board address. At the same time, your dealer and Ford Motor Company representative are asked to submit statements. To review your case properly, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company. If NHTSA receives ..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Ford of Canada Customer Assistance Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited If you live in Canada and have any questions or concerns that the... and home) u your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) listed on your owner card and/or your vehicle ownership license. u the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford and the dealer to resolve a factory-related ... concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation... is binding on both you and Ford of Canada. CAMVAP services are available in all territories...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...and may cause engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company is not responsible for any damage that is caused by use of improper fuel. You may also ...or South America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    If you are in other foreign countries, contact the nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you, they can direct you to the appropriate Ford affiliate office. If you buy your vehicle...your Vehicle Identification Number and new address with Ford Motor Company Export Operations. 164
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Accessories Ford Accessories for Your Vehicle Ford has many fine products available from your dealer to clean your vehicle and protect its .... They are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your Ford-built vehicle. In addition, each accessory is made from high quality ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Ford's rigid engineering and safety specifications. That is why Ford brand accessories are warranted for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles (60,000 km), whichever comes first. See your dealer for complete warranty information and accessory availability. Safety, Comfort, and Convenience 166
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front or rear axle (GVWR, GAWR as shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label). Consult your dealer for specific weight information. NOTE: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Canadian Radio ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... or less will not ordinarily affect your vehicle's operation.) NOTE: Because we have no control over the installation, design, or manufacture of such systems, Ford cannot assume responsibility for any adverse effects or damage that may result if ...
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    Servicing Your Aspire Service Made Easy Ford has two goals for servicing your vehicle. 1. 2. When we can, we design parts that do not ... Information Booklet to find out which parts and services are covered. Also see the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner Guide. 173
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    ... Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids, and service parts that meet Ford Motor Company specifications. Motorcraft parts are designed and built to provide the best performance in your vehicle. Using these parts for replacement is your assurance that Ford-built quality stays in your vehicle....
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...clothing or jewelry that could get caught in moving parts. Take appropriate precautions with long hair....vehicle, use safety stands. materials away from the battery and all fuel-related parts... in P (Park) (automatic transaxle) or 1 (First) gear (manual transaxle). Remove the key from the ignition after...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... make sure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transaxle) or Neutral (manual transaxle). Block the wheels. This will prevent your vehicle from moving unexpectedly. RWARNING Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Hood release handle, hood latch and prop rod Your Engine Type Your vehicle has a 1.3L (81 CID), fuel injected, overhead cam, four-cylinder engine. The following page shows you a diagram of the engine and where to find items you should regularly service. 177
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    The 1.3L engine 178
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    ... warmer than normal. u Extreme care must be used if a power washer is used to clean the engine. The high pressure fluid could penetrate sealed parts and assemblies causing damage or malfunctions. engine block or fuel injection pump, do not spray a hot engine or injection pump with cold water. be ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    If you lose the fuel cap, replace it with an authorized Motorcraft or equivalent part. RWARNING If you do not use the proper fuel cap, the ... abnormal condition. It may be caused by: u too volatile a fuel for the weather conditions. Service stations sometimes sell winter grade fuel in the summer. u ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... vehicle. Using leaded fuel is prohibited by federal law. Your warranty may not apply if your vehicle is damaged because you used the wrong fuel. Vehicle inspection programs may detect misfueling. Under these circumstances, you may be required by law to make costly repairs at your own expense. 181
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    ...a label on the pumps. Typical octane rating label In some parts of the country, "regular" grade fuels are sold with octane ratings ... because this can damage the engine. Fuel quality If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation problems when the engine is cold, it may be caused by ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...when your vehicle is not used for long periods of time. pinging. u minimizing deposits in fuel injectors, u... Common oxygenates are ethanol or grain alcohol (blended at no more than 10%), methanol or wood alcohol... MTBE or methyl tertiary butyl ether (blended at no more than 15%). Reformulated fuel is...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Safety Information Relating to Automotive Fuels RWARNING Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. u Turn vehicle off when refueling u Do not smoke when refueling. Fuels are extremely flammable. u Do not siphon any fuel by mouth. RWARNING Gasoline or gasoline ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    .... You may need to crank the engine several times before the fuel system starts to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Fuel Economy Fuel economy is an ... the tank completely and record the initial odometer reading. Every time you buy fuel record the amount (in gallons or ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Comparisons With Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Transport Canada (TC) Fuel Economy Estimates EPA fuel economy figures are obtained from laboratory tests under simulated road conditions and may not reflect the actual conditions you experience or your style of driving. The EPA fuel economy...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... Recommendations We recommend using Motorcraft oil or an equivalent oil meeting Ford Specification WSS-MZC153-F and displaying the American Petroleum Institute CERTIFICATION MARK on ... for your vehicle. They provide the best engine performance, fuel economy and engine protection for all...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...important for safe engine operation, check the oil using the dipstick each time you put fuel in your vehicle. Remember the engine must be off, the oil must be ... into position, making sure it is fully seated. 2. 3. 4. 5. Engine oil dipstick 6. Carefully pull the dipstick out again. ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...fully seated. It may be necessary to add some oil between oil changes. Make sure you use ...to overfill the engine. Recheck the oil level after you finish adding oil. Changing the Engine Oil... filter per the following, whichever occurs first. Oil change intervals Refer to the Maintenance Schedule and...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... recycling automotive fluids. RWARNING Continuous contact with USED motor oil has caused cancer in laboratory mice. Protect your skin by washing with soap and water.... cooling fan is automatic and may come on at any time. Always disconnect the negative terminal of the battery before working...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... to the reservoir a 50/50 mixture of water and the type of engine coolant that Ford specifies. You may add water by itself only in an emergency, .../50 mixture as soon as possible. Check the engine coolant again the next few times you drive your vehicle. RWARNING Never remove the coolant recovery cap ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... cap. Stand away from the radiator opening. Hot steam may blow out or hot engine coolant may even splash out. RWARNING Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious personal injury from hot engine coolant or steam blowout and/or damage to the engine cooling system or engine. To find ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...protect all metals and rubber elastomers used in Ford engines for four years or 50,000 miles ...coolant recycling process and chemicals. Use only Ford Rotunda recycled engine coolant or an equivalent recycled engine coolant that is certified by the supplier to meet Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A. 193
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    ...to find out about recycling automotive fluids. Use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid E2FZ-... Motorcraft CXC-8-B) or an equivalent engine coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44-A. Leave the engine ... flush the engine cooling system can be found in the Service Manual for your vehicle or you can ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... to the first stop. Start and idle the engine until the radiator upper hose is warm (this indicates the thermostat is open and engine ..., leaks, and loose hose clamps as specified in the maintenance schedule. Repair or replace with Motorcraft hoses or equivalent as necessary. Windshield Washer Fluid ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... formulated windshield washer fluid rather than plain water, because specially formulated washer fluids contain additives that dissolve road grime. For safety reasons, washer fluids containing an appropriate antifreeze such as methanol should be used in freezing weather (temperatures below 32˚F [0ɮ..
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... provide cold weather protection without damaging the vehicle's paint finish, wiper blades, and windshield washer system. Rear window wiper (If equipped) Your Aspire may have a rear wiper/washer system. The washer fluid reservoir is located in the right side of the luggage compartment. To open the...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...turn the ignition to the OFF position. Do not move the wipers manually. Manually moving the wipers across the windshield may damage them. Wiper ... assembly. When replacing the wiper blade assembly always use a Motorcraft part or equivalent. To replace the wiper blades: 1. Pull the wiper arm away from ...
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    3. Attach a new wiper blade to the wiper arm and press it into place until you hear it click. Replacing the wiper blades 199
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    Tires Look at your tires each time you fill your fuel tank. If one ... these precautions, your tires may fail or go flat. Ford Motor Company recommends obeying posted speed limits. ... control. Driving at very high speeds for extended periods of time may result in damage to vehicle components. At least ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...permit air to leak from the tire, and make the necessary repairs. Inspect the tire sidewalls for cuts, bruises and ... your vehicle's front and rear tires perform different jobs, they often wear differently... diagram. Do not include the spare tire as part of your rotation. For tire rotation intervals, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Rotating the tires Replacing the Tires We recommend you use all weather tires when you replace your tires. Replace any tires that show wear bands. When your tire shows a wear band, it has only 1/16 inch (2 mm) of tread left. A worn-out tire Because your vehicle's tires may wear unevenly, you ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... radial, bias-belted, or bias-type tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the tire pressure... your speedometer. Wheel and Tire Matching See an authorized tire dealer for proper servicing procedures... production tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). 203
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    ...of Transportation - Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as ... one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... ONLY. Be sure to remove wheel covers (if equipped) from steel rims before using tire chains to avoid scratches or damage. the .... Retighten the chains after driving 1/2 mile (1 km). Follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. mph (48 km/h) or the chain manufacturer's recommended speed limit, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... Battery The Motorcraft maintenance-free battery does not require additional water during its life of service. The vents are part of the cover and cannot be removed. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry. ...
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    ...a possible malfunction. Help Us Protect Our Environment Ford Motor Company strongly recommends that used lead-acid batteries be returned to an authorized recycling facility for... the battery can explode if exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... minutes. If someone swallows the acid, have him or her drink lots of milk or water first, then Milk of Magnesia, a beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call a doctor immediately. RWARNING Batteries contain sulfuric acid which burns skin, eyes, and clothing. RWARNING Applying too much pressure on the ends ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... Fluid With the vehicle on a level surface and the brake pedal fully applied, start the engine and move the gearshift selector through all of the gears. Allow sufficient time for each position to engage. Securely latch the gearshift selector in the P (...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... quality should not deteriorate under normal use. However, you should periodically have your Ford Dealer check the fluid level during regular oil changes. Checking manual transaxle oil level 1. 2. 3. Remove the speedometer cable ...
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    Checking manual transaxle oil level NOTE: Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner. Follow your community's standards for disposing of these types of fluids. Call your local recycling center to find out about recycling automotive fluids. Brake Fluid Under ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... fluid is low, carefully clean and remove the cap from the reservoir. Fill the reservoir to the MAX line with Ford High Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AA, C6AZ-19542-BA, or equivalent DOT 3 fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A. RWARNING If you use a brake ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... Fall). Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid 1. Start the engine and let it run until the power ... the steering wheel back and forth several times. Make sure that the cap assembly is installed at this time. Turn the engine off. Check the fluid level on the reservoir. The fluid level should be at ...
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    ...C). Fuses Fuses protect your vehicle’s electrical system from overloading. If electrical parts in your vehicle are not working, the system may have been overloaded and blown a fuse. Before you replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate circuit protectors. 215
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    ... charts tell you which fuses protect each electrical part of your vehicle. If a fuse blows, all the parts of your car that use the circuit will not work. Once you have determined which ... Checking and replacing fuses later in this chapter. Your Aspire has a main fuse block under the hood ...
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    Removing fuse block To install the fuse block: 1. 2. 3. Place the fuse block cover back in position and fasten the bolts on both sides. Attach the nuts on both ends of the fuse block. Connect the negative battery cable. Main fuse block 217
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    Fuse panel cover Fuse panel in the instrument panel 219
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    Checking and Replacing Fuses 1. 2. 3. Find the fuse panel and remove the cover. Find the position of the fuse you want to check. To remove the fuse, use the fuse puller provided (located on the cover of the interior fuse panel). Fuse puller tool and fuse 221
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    ... a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. 5. 6. Reinstall the fuse puller on the inside of the fuse panel cover. Install the fuse panel cover. Even after you replace a fuse, it will ...
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    Circuit Breaker The climate control systems require high amperage. If the rated amperage is exceeded, a protective circuit breaker will open. If the circuit is broken by the circuit breaker, turn all heater and air-conditioner switches off and restore the circuit by pushing the reset button located...
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    ... good idea to check the operation of the following lights frequently: u headlamps u high mount brakelamp u tail lamps u brakelamps u hazard flasher u turn signals u side ... u the headlamps do not seem to give you enough light to see clearly at night turn off your vehicle's ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated. Do...removed for an extended period of time, contaminants may enter the headlamp housing and affect its performance. Removing the headlamp bulb 1. 2. 3. Make sure that the headlamp...
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    7. Carefully remove the bulb assembly from its socket by gently pulling the assembly rearward without turning. Headlamp bulb assembly location Headlamp bulb assembly removal 226
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    ...-Mount Brakelamp Bulbs To replace the high-mount brakelamp bulb, refer to the instructions below or take your vehicle to your Ford dealer or a qualified technician. To remove the high-mount brakelamp: 1. 2. 3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the...
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    6. Rotate the high-mount lamp socket counterclockwise and remove it from the housing. Carefully remove the... into the socket. Place the socket assembly in the high-mount stoplamp housing and turn clockwise to... firmly into position. Install the rear wiper motor cover (if equipped). Close the hatchback ...
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    Bulb Specifications D 229
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    ... catalytic converter and the other emission control parts continue to work properly: u Use only ... while your Schedule and Record booklet performed according to the specified schedule. RWARNING vehicle is moving, especially at high speeds. u Have the services listed in your Maintenance Do not park...
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    ... or systems in your new Ford Motor Company vehicle or engine may be performed at your expense by any ... emissions control, the owner should be assured that such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability. Please consult ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...II Drive Cycle defined below. If the vehicle owner cannot or does not want to do the additional driving required by law, a service center can perform this drive cycle as it would any other type of repair work. 232
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    ... N (neutral) the vehicle for 4 minutes. Idle the vehicle in D (drive) or N (neutral) for manual transaxle for 40 seconds. Accelerate the vehicle to 45 mph (70 ...(70 km/h) for 30 seconds. Idle the vehicle in Drive (Neutral for manual transmissions) for 40 seconds. Continue to drive the vehicle in city ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... 45 and 60 mph (70-100 km/h). 8. 9. 10. Bring the vehicle back to idle. Idle in Drive for 40 seconds. 11. OBD II drive cycle has been completed. Vehicle can be turned off when convenient. Refill Capacities, Motorcraft Parts, and Lubricant Specifications Refill Capacities (Approximate) 234
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    ... conditions. However, when refilling or adding is required, it should be with the proper lubricant or fluid meeting Ford technical specifications. See the Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet for instructions on maintaining proper fluid levels. 235
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    Lubricant Specification Charts 236
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    ...Touch-up raw or primed metal to prevent u Cover chrome and stainless steel parts with a thick coat of auto wax to prevent discoloration. Re-wax as necessary when ...all hood, door and trunk lid hinges u Cover interior soft trim to prevent fading. u Keep all rubber parts free from oil and solvents. 238
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    Engine u Start engine every 15 days. Run at fast idle the gears while the ...system and may also clog small orifices. Ford Gas Stabilizer should be added whenever actual ... fuel system's inner surfaces from corrosion. Follow the instructions packaged with the product. Cooling system u Protect against...
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    ...are fully released. Tires u Maintain recommended air pressure. Miscellaneous u Make sure all linkages, cables, levers and clevis pins under vehicle are covered with grease to prevent rust. days to lubricate working parts to prevent corrosion. u Move vehicles at least 25 feet (10 m) every 15 240
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    Label Location 247
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    Front Exterior View - 2-door model 248
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    Rear Exterior View - 2-door model 249
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    Front Exterior View - 4-door model 250
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    Rear Exterior View - 4-door model 251
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    Entrance View 252
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    Driver's Door 253
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    Instrument Panel 254
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    Instrument Cluster - Standard 255
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    Hatchback 256
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    Engine Compartment 257
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    ...) ...Accessory position on the ignition . . Additives, engine oil ...Air bag supplemental restraint system... child safety seats ...description ...disposal ...driver air bag ...indicator light ...operation... ...proper seating ...tone generator ...wearing safety belts ...Air cleaner filter, specifications...
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    ...Battery acid, treating emergencies . . charging system warning light disconnecting ...how to service ...jumping a disabled battery . . maintenance-free ...proper... replacement, specifications . . servicing ...voltage gauge...when storing your vehicle . . Brake fluid brake warning light ...checking and...
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    ... Chains, tires ...205 Changing a tire ...141 Charging system warning light ...60 Childproof locks ...93 Child safety restraints child safety belts ......safety seats ...26 Child safety seats and air bags ...19, 26 attaching ... hardware ...38 Chime key in ignition ...45 safety belt ...58 Index 261
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    ...chrome and aluminum parts ...engine compartment...exterior ...fabric ...instrument panel ...interior...plastic parts ...polishing ...rear windows ...rustproofing ...safety belts ...upholstery and interior trim ...washing ...waxing ...wheels ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... Assistance Center, Ford (U.S.) ...155 Customer Assistance Centre, Ford of Canada...156, 161 D Dashboard (see Instrument panel) Daytime running light system . . Defects, reporting ...Dipstick automatic transaxle fluid ...engine oil ...power steering fluid ...Disabled vehicle (see Towing) . ....
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... converter ...emissions warranty ...Engine check engine warning light . . does not start ...fuel injected engine, starting . ...:idle speed control...Engine knocking...Engine oil changing oil and oil filter ...checking and adding ...check oil warning light ...dipstick ...disposal ...264 Index ...137, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ......synthetic oil ..."break-in" oils ...viscosity ...Exhaust fumes ...Extended Service Plan, Ford . light ... ... ... ... 61 235 187 . 7 187 ... ...Ford Motor Company of Canada ...Ford of Canada Customer Assistance Centre ...Foreign registration ...French owner guides, how to ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... specifications ...Fuel gauge ...Fuel pump shut-off switch starting after a collision . . Fuse panels, instrument panel Fuses charts...heavy load ...location ...Gearshift automatic operation ...downshifting ...floor-mounted ...locking the gearshift...positions ...shifting the gears ...upshifting ...266...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ......high beam ...replacing bulbs ...High beams indicator light ...operation ...High-mount brakelamp description ...replacing the bulb ...Hood...positions of the ignition ...removing the key ...Infant seats (see Safety seats) ...Instrument cluster ...Instrument panel lighting up panel and interior ...5, ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...components ...68 J Jack operation ...positioning ...storage ...Jump-starting your vehicle attaching cables ...disconnecting cables ...... ...high-mount brakelamp ...instrument panel, dimming . interior lamps...replacing bulbs ...Lane change indicator (see Turn signal) ...Lights, warning and indicator ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... engine oil pressure ...hazard warning light ...high beam ...oil pressure ...safety belt ...service engine soon ...turn signal indicator ...Load ...separate Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet) ...Maintenance (see Servicing) ...Manual transaxle backing up (reverse) ...clutch ...
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    O Octane rating ...Odometer description ...trip odometer . . Oil filter ...Oil (see Engine oil) Oil viscosity ...On-... 187 232 163 P Parking brake operation ...warning light ...Parts (see Motorcraft Parts) . . PCV valve, specifications ...Power steering fluid, checking and adding . steering ...Prop ...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... and shoulder belts ...maintenance ...proper use ...replacement ...warning light and chime ...Safety seats... mode (retractor) tether anchorage hardware ...Seat belts (see Safety restraints)...Seats child safety seats ...cleaning upholstery ...reclining the seat ...Serial number (VIN) ...Servicing your...
  • 1996 Ford Aspire | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Spare tire changing the tire ...finding the spare ...removing the spare tire ...temporary spare ...Spark plugs, specifications ...Special driving conditions ...Speedometer ...Starting your vehicle ...starting a warm engine ...starting your vehicle if the battery is disabled ...Steering wheel horn ...
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    ...81, 84 U Upshift speeds ...125 Used engine oil, disposal ...194, 212 V VECI (Vehicle Emission Control ...vehicle (see Climate control) ...Viscosity (see Engine oil) ...Visor (see Sun visor) ...Voltmeter (see ... 238 69 187 102 60 W Warm engine, starting ...Warning chimes key in ignition ...49 45 Index...
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    Warning chimes (continued) safety belt ...Warning lights (see Lights) ...Warranties basic ...Canada...radio...Warranty Information Booklet ...... ...inspection and maintenance ...lug nuts ...replacement ...Windows manual windows, operating ...Windshield, washing...Windshield washer ...
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    Service Station Information - 1.3L Engine 276



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