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  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    ... ...1 Safety Restraints ...11 Starting Your F-Series ...49 Warning Lights and Gauges ...63 Instrument Panel Controls ...79 Steering Column Controls ...95 Features ...109 Electronic Sound Systems ...139 Driving Your F-Series ...169 Roadside Emergencies ...253 ...
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    Introductory Information Ford's Commitment to You At Ford Motor Company, excellence is the continuous commitment ... your satisfaction, the quality of our products and services must be our number one priority.... in mind, providing better products and services than our competition. u You are the focus ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... dealer. 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... under 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 F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... refer to 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 can buy a Ford Extended Service Plan for your vehicle. This optional contract provides service protection for ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...urges ambulance manufacturers to follow the recommendations of the Ford Incomplete Vehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builder's ... Truck Body Builders Advisory Service on 1-800-635-5560. Use of your Ford light truck... spraying fuel which could lead to fires. If your light truck is equipped with the Ford ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... manufacturer followed Ford's recommendations by directly contacting that manufacturer. NOTE: Ford Ambulance Preparation Package is only available on certain 7.3L Diesel Econoline and F-... on your owner card. You should include this number any time you write to Ford Motor Company ...
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    u on the Safety Compliance Certification Label - this label is attached to the left front door lock facing or the door latch post pillar. It is required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is made of special material. If someone tampers with it, it will be destroyed and/or a...
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    ... the applicability of such laws and regulations to your intended use for the vehicle, and to arrange for the installation of required equipment. Your Ford dealer has information about the availability of many items of equipment which may be ordered for your ...
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    u Use only the type of engine oil that Ford recommends. See Engine oil recommendations in the Index. Do not use special "break-in" oils. Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle Washing and Polishing Your Vehicle Wash the outside of your vehicle, including the underside, with a mild detergent...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Cleaning Chrome and Aluminum Parts Wash chrome and aluminum parts with the same detergent you use to wash the vehicle body, such as Ford Premium Car Wash Concentrate. You can use Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover or equivalent to clean ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...collision. In most states and in Canada the law requires their use. Safety belts provide best restraint when: u the...how to properly use these safety belts. Also see Safety Restraints for Children in this chapter for special instructions about using safety belts for children. RWARNING Make sure that ...
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    ... under the arm. Never swing it around the neck over the inside shoulder. Never use a single belt for more than one person or across more than one ... which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. Failure to follow these precautions could increase the risk and/or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for front seat passenger and rear seat ... cornering or impacts of approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) or more. The front seat belt retractor can also be ... seats should never be placed in the front seat. This mode must be used when installing a child seat on...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. See the detailed instructions under Safety Seats for Children in this chapter. ...you brake hard, corner hard or if your truck receives an impact of 5 mph (8 km/h) or more, the... and helps reduce your forward movement. The front seat belt systems can also be ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... Make sure the tongue is securely fastened to the buckle by pulling on tongue. RWARNING Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt... arm. Never swing it around the neck over the inside shoulder. Never use a single belt for more than one person. Failure to follow ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...should rest as low on your hips as possible. RWARNING Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never...it around the neck over the inside shoulder. Never use a single belt for more than one person....be shortened and fastened to buckle when you are not using them. To lengthen your belt, tip the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... so that it fits snugly and as low as possible around the hips: u If you need to lengthen the belt, unfasten it and repeat the procedure above. loose end of the webbing. u If you need to shorten the belt, pull on the To unfasten the belt: 1. Push the release button on the buckle. This allows the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    D Unfastening the outboard lap/shoulder belts 2. While the belt retracts, guide the tongue to its stowed position. If you do not guide the tongue, it may strike you or part of the vehicle. How to Untwist or Unjam a Safety Belt Retractor If you should jam the lap...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... a Twisted Safety Shoulder Belt at the "D" Ring (if so equipped) Front and/or Rear Outboard Seating Positions NOTE: The restraint system ... figures may be different than the restraint system in your vehicle. However, use these figures and this procedure to correct a twisted safety shoulder belt at...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    1. Grasp the belt webbing at the "D" ring. See Figure 2. 2. 3. Rotate and fold the belt webbing over itself as required to remove the twist. Feed the folded portion of the belt through the "D" ring. 20
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... belt length with a safety belt extension assembly (part number 611C22). Safety belt extensions ... belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on the label. Also, use the safety belt extension ... is too short for you when fully extended. Do not use extension to change the fit ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    .... All safety belt assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckle support assemblies (slide bar) (if so equipped),... equipped), and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... air bag (F-150 - F-250 under 8500 lbs. only) Your vehicle is equipped with a driver side air bag supplemental restraint system located in the steering wheel and identified by the letters "SRS" in the center of the wheel. The driver air bag is a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), provided in...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the air bag cover on the steering wheel or in front seat areas that may come in contact with a deploying air bag. Failure to follow this instruction may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision....
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    ... The air bag supplemental restraint system has two main parts. One part is the air bag system with the driver air bag and inflator located in the center of the steering wheel. The second part is the electrical system, which has impact sensors, and a diagnostic module, and backup ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... even intermittently, have the air bag system serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately. Tone... five beeps) periodically until the problem and light are repaired. Unless serviced, the Air Bag ... Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. 26
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... it is activated. The air bag system is designed to deploy in frontal and front-angled collisions more severe than hitting a parked vehicle of similar...trim cover. The supplemental air bag then rapidly unfolds and inflates in front of the driver. 2. 3. NOTE: STEPS 1-3 TAKE PLACE IN A FRACTION OF A ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...once. The surface of the air bags and the vehicle interior may be dusted with a powdery residue. The powder is cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used to lubricate the air bag as it inflates, and sodium compounds such as sodium carbonates (e.g., baking soda), and possibly a very small amount of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Inflated driver side air bag RWARNING If the air bag is inflated, THE AIR BAG WILL NOT FUNCTION AGAIN AND MUST BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY. If the air bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a collision. 29
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... equipped vehicles, see your local Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer, or refer to the procedures in the 1995 Ford Service Manual. Information on how to order a service manual ... at an authorized Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. You can also order a service manual using the order form ...
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    The label located on the back of the driver's sun visor 31
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    Label on radiator support in the engine compartment Safety Restraints for Children In the U.S. and Canada, you are required by law to use safety restraints for children. If small children ride in your vehicle - this generally includes children who are four years old or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...to passengers. RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in ... If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be... properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. RWARNING Do not ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... seats should always wear safety belts. (See instructions with your child seat, or contact its manufacturer, to...be positioned so that it does not cross or rest in front of the child's face or neck, the child should wear ... belt only (preferably in a rear seat) and use the lap belt. Lap belts and the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... is recommended for the size and weight of the child. Always 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 tether strap. Install the child ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in .... If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be ...sudden stop or collision. RWARNING Seatbacks should be upright for use with child safety seats. RWARNING Always keep ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for the front seat passenger and a dual-locking ...-facing child safety seat or infant carrier in the front seating positions, move vehicle seat ... equipped with a dual-locking mode retractor, use the following procedure: 1. 2. Position the child seat ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    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 that the belt webbing is not twisted. 38
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Routing the lap/shoulder belt 4. Insert the belt tongue into the buckle for that seating position until you hear and feel the latch engage. Figure 3. Make sure tongue is latched securely to buckle by pulling on tongue. 39
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Buckling the belt 5. 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). Figure 4. NOTE: The dual-locking mode retractor must be in the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Setting the retractor to automatic locking mode 6. 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 ...
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    7. Before placing the child in the child seat, forcibly tilt the seat from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that the seat is securely held in place, Figure 7. Checking that the seat is secure 43
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... is in the automatic locking mode, Figure 8. Checking the retractor 9. Check to make sure that the child seat is properly secured prior to each use. If the retractor is not locked, repeat steps 4 through 7. To remove the retractor from automatic lock mode, allow webbing to retract fully to its ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... and webbing through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle for the center ... on tongue. Push down on the child seat while pulling on the loose end of the lap belt webbing to tighten the belt. Before placing the child ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... back panel by using a tether anchor bracket kit (613D74) available at no charge from any Ford dealer. Read and follow the instructions provided with the kit carefully ... child seat manufacturer's instructions to attach the tether strap to the tether bracket. Ford recommends placement of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    If a tethered seat is installed in the front seat, Ford recommends placement of the tethered safety seat in the center front seating position, with the tether strap secured to the... safety belts should not be used to secure the tether strap of a safety seat located in the front seat. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...allows you to test the brake warning light. OFF allows you to shut off the engine and all accessories without locking the steering wheel or the automatic transmission gearshift lever. LOCK locks the steering wheel. It also locks the gearshift if...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...(Neutral), the vehicle is free to move with either the automatic transmission in P (Park) or with the manual transmission in any driving gear. RWARNING Do not... to the ACCESSORY position, you must push the key release button if your vehicle's manual transmission gearshift is mounted on the floor. 50
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ..., depending on the type of gearshift your vehicle has. Gearshift levers may be mounted on the steering column or on the floor or console. If you have a manual transmission, you have a key release lever which allows you to remove your key from ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... make sure that the gearshift is latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or 1 (First) (manual transmission). With the transfer case in N (Neutral), the vehicle is free to move with either the automatic transmission in P (Park) or with the manual transmission in any driving gear. RWARNING ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... to people as well as animals. Fuel-Injected Engines NOTE: For owners of diesel-powered vehicles, ... to the Diesel Engine Owners Guide Supplement for information on starting your vehicle. When starting a fuel-... (manual transmission), turn off all the accessories, and start the vehicle. Let the engine ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... fumes are toxic. See Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. Before you start your vehicle, do the following: 1. ...is in P (Park) and the parking brake is set before you turn the key. If you have a manual transmission, make sure that the parking brake is fully set, push ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...NOT depress the accelerator pedal when starting your engine. DO NOT use the accelerator while the vehicle is ...position after the engine has started. If you have difficulty in turning the key, rotate the steering wheel slightly because it may be binding. For a cold engine: 4. u At temperatures 10˚F...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    u At temperatures above 10˚F (-12˚C): If the engine does not start in five (5) seconds on ... Do not hold the key in the START position For a warm engine: for more than fifteen (15) seconds at ...you start your vehicle, release the key as soon as the engine starts. Excessive cranking could damage the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...be functional. Please refer to the chapter titled Servicing Your F-Series in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking and replacing fuses. RWARNING DO NOT DRIVE YOUR...Then drive away in the normal manner. If the engine still does not start, the fuel pump shut-off switch ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...10 minutes. Have the vehicle checked. RWARNING Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very ...or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system... consistently start your vehicle in subzero temperatures, use an engine block heater (if your vehicle...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... Not Start or Does Not Start After a Collision Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch If the engine cranks but does not start or does not start after a collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have .... The shut-off switch is a device intended to stop the fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... location NOTE: Refer to the Motorhome Class A Chassis Owner Guide for information regarding the fuel pump shut-off switch for your motorhome chassis. RWARNING If you... vehicle and call the local fire department or a towing service. If your engine cranks but does not start after ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...fuel. If you see or smell fuel, do not start your vehicle again....If you do not see or smell fuel, you can try to start your ...before driving your vehicle. 6. Reset button for fuel pump shut-off switch Guarding... Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. RWARNING If you smell exhaust...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... of snow, leaves, and other debris. If the engine is idling while you are stopped in an open area ..., FLOOR, MIX, or the DEFROST symbol and the temperature control knob on any desired position. MEDIUM or ... selector knob on NORM or VENT and the temperature control knob on any desired position. u AIR ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... and Gauges The instrument panel (dashboard) on your vehicle is divided into several different sections. The illustrations on the following pages show the major parts of the instrument panel that are described in this chapter. Some items shown may not be on all vehicles. Your vehicle has one of the ...
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    Mechanical cluster 64
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    Mechanical cluster with tachometer 65
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...of the warning lights and gauges alert you to possible problems with your vehicle. Some of the lights listed are optional. The...is not fully released, that the brake fluid level is low in the master cylinder reservoir or the vacuum pressure is low on diesel engine vehicles. If the fluid level is low, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... warning light symbol RWARNING If the anti-lock brake system warning light remains on or comes on while driving, have the braking system checked by a qualified service technician as soon as possible. NOTE: If a fault occurs in the anti-lock system, and the brake warning light is not lit, the anti-...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... powertrain. The OBD II system is designed to check the function of the vehicle's powertrain control system during normal operation. If an emission problem is detected, the Check Engine Warning Light (in the cluster) is turned on. 68
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... and stays on when you are driving, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem with one of the vehicle's emission control systems. You do not need to have your vehicle towed in. If the light turns on and off ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...condition which corrects itself occurs when an engine running out of fuel begins to misfire. In this case... set a Diagnostic Trouble Code indicating that the engine was misfiring while the last of the fuel was being consumed... conditions, the Check Engine Warning Light may come on if the fuel cap is not...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... go off after the fourth engine restart, have your vehicle serviced by your dealer or ... time you turn the ignition to the ON or START position (engine off). The light should go off when... begins to charge. If the light stays on or comes on when the engine is running, have the electrical system checked ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...the ignition key is in the ON position. If you are running electrical accessories (when the engine is off, or idling at a low speed), the pointer may move toward the lower end of the normal band. If it stays outside the normal band area, have your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    .... Shut off the engine immediately or severe engine damage could result. Check the engine's oil level, following the instructions on checking and adding engine oil. Refer to Engine oil in the Index. If you do not follow these instructions, you or others could be ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... sound if you open the door while the headlamps or parklamps are on. Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge displays approximately how much fuel is in the... indicator may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion. With ignition switch OFF, the fuel gauge indicator may drift from the ignition switch ON position....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... SYSTEM FILL CAP UNTIL THE ENGINE IS COOL. Check the coolant level following the instructions on checking and adding coolant to your engine, see Engine Coolant...instructions, you or others could be injured. 3. 4. For instructions on checking and adding coolant to your engine, see Engine ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... signal for correct operation of the vehicle's Powertrain Control Module (PCM), electronic transmission, and speed ... the vehicle leaves the factory. Your Ford dealership service personnel can change the conversion ... a specified limit. (Vehicle speed limits may vary based on engine displacement). 76
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    If you are experiencing an "engine cut-out" condition at high speeds, it may be the result of this limiting device. It is a normal condition and can be avoided by reducing vehicle/engine speed. Speedometer Odometer/Trip Odometer The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) odometer ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...are equipped with an engine speed (RPM) limiting device contained within the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The purpose of this device is to maintain peak engine speed (... transmission vehicles when shifting manually (1, 2, D) and on all manual transmission units. (Engine speed limits may ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Instrument Panel Controls NOTE: The following section does not apply to Stripped Chassis vehicles. See your Body Builder's instructions for location and operation of controls for climate control systems, lamps, radio and windshield wiper/washer. 79
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    Instrument Panel, Controls and Mechanical Cluster with Tachometer 80
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    ... contain a louver assembly which can be manually adjusted to direct airflow up, down, ...and temperature you select. The function selector control knob allows you to select heating ... and determine where the air will be directed. The temperature control knob setting determines the temperature of the air ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... temperature knob is the rotating knob located at the center of of the control with tapered RED and BLUE bands surrounding most of the knob. The wide RED part of the band (full right) is the heat or warmer ..., two separate dots and HI beside the H control knob. The HI position provides the most ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... get refrigerated outside air through the instrument panel registers. The A/C position is used for cooling except when it is extremely hot or fast cooling of the ... will also make the fan sound louder which is normal when using MAX A/C. The air flow will be from the instrument panel registers. FLOOR ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    .... u To prevent humidity buildup inside your u Do not put objects under the front seats that u Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air Standard Heater The control for your Heater system is located in the center of the instrument panel below the radio and...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... knob is the rotating knob located at the center of the control with tapered RED and BLUE bands surrounding most of the knob. The wide RED part of the band (full right) is the heat or warmer ... the outside temperature. H Fan speed adjustment The H knob on the control is the fan speed knob which ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    dots and HI beside the H control knob. The HI position provides the most air flow. Air flow selections VENT Use VENT to bring outside air through the instrument panel registers. You can heat the air in this position by rotating ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    u Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the flow of air under the seats to the back seat area of ...u Remove any snow, ice, or leaves from the air intake area at the bottom of the windshield. Climate control knobs (Heater A/C system) Climate control knobs (heater only) 87
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... x 4) To choose which fuel tank that you want your engine to draw fuel from (front or rear) you must use this switch. Your fuel gauge will display the amount of ...selector circuit is labeled AUX FUEL TANK SELECTOR on your fuse panel cover. Fuel tank selector switch 88
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...marker lamps, and tail lamps, use the headlamp switch to the left of the steering column. 1. Pull the headlamp control knob toward you to the first position..., tail lamps and marker lamps are now on. Pull the headlamp control knob toward you to the outer position. Headlamps are now ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Cleaning the Exterior Lamps Do not use dry paper towel, chemical solvents or ... lamps rocker switch is located on the instrument panel to the right of the steering column. Fog lamp switch The fog lamps ... fog lamp switch be turned off after each use prior to turning off the headlamps. u To turn the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Daytime Running Light System (Canadian vehicles only) The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system turns the high beam headlamps on, with a reduced light output, when: u The headlamp system is in the OFF position, and u The vehicle is running, and u The vehicle has a fully released parking brake. NOTE:...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... High-Mount Brakelamp The combination cargo/high-mount brakelamp is located outside the vehicle, directly over the rear window. Use the headlamp control switch to turn on the cargo lamp and interior courtesy lights. A high-mount brakelamp feed is provided in ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Cargo/High-mount brakelamp RWARNING Do not drive your vehicle with the cargo/courtesy light on. Showing a white light to the rear while driving on public roads is illegal in some places. Turning On the Dome/Map Reading Lamps (If equipped) The map lamps are located inside the dome light assembly, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... Panel Lens Clean the instrument panel lens with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner, such as Ford Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner, or equivalent. Do not use paper towel or an abrasive cleaner to clean the lens as these may cause scratches. Cleaning the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Steering Column Controls The controls on the steering column and wheel are designed to give you easy access to the controls while you are driving. The Turn Signal Lever You can use the turn signal lever on the left side of the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    .... Have this condition corrected as soon as possible, but make sure that you use the accepted hand signals in the meantime. High Beams To turn on the high beams, turn the headlamp control knob to the headlamp ON position and push the turn signal lever away from ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... To turn on the windshield wipers, the ignition key must be turned to the ON or ACC position. Turn the knob on the end of the turn signal lever toward the front of the vehicle. You can turn it to either the LO or HI speed position. Variable Interval Wipers In ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... on turn signal lever To set the interval wipers, rotate the knob at the end of the turn signal lever toward or away from the instrument panel ... interval operation you desire. Windshield Washer To clean the windshield, push in the end of the wiper knob. For a constant spray, keep the knob pushed in...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...warm up the windshield with the defroster before you use the washer fluid. If you cannot ... in the Index. Hazard Flasher The hazard flasher is used to alert other drivers to hazardous situations....not fully charged, the battery can be drained. To use the hazard flasher: 1. 2. Push in the flasher button...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Hazard flasher Horn To sound the horn, press either horn pad. Horn location (with speed control option) 100
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...Steering (If equipped) RWARNING Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. Turn signal ...tilt release wheel lever To change the position of the steering column/wheel, pull the release lever ... infinitely adjustable. Do not adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is in motion. 101...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... maintain a constant speed above 30 mph (50 km/h). The switches to operate the speed control are on the steering wheel. Use of radio transmitting equipment that is not ... Commission (CRTC) approved may cause the speed control to malfunction. Therefore, use only properly installed FCC (CRTC ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...your set speed on a downhill grade. For the best fuel economy during normal driving conditions,...overdrive. If your vehicle comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, you may prefer to drive... performance. In order to downshift (with a manual transmission) with the speed control operating, you must press...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...OFF." This will cancel "Overdrive". You can press the Transmission Control Switch on or off at any speed. For the best fuel economy during normal driving conditions, press the Transmission Control Switch to turn off the light. This allows...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Accelerating With the Speed Control Operating You can use the accelerator pedal to speed up momentarily....will return to the set speed. Resetting the Speed Control To reset the speed control to a lower speed, press and... 60 mph (96 km/h). To reset the speed control to a higher speed, you can follow any...
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    ... you are driving. u Press the OFF switch. The speed control is off. If you want to resume speed control, press the ON switch and reset the speed control by pressing the SET ACCEL button. (if equipped... return to the previous set speed with the RESUME switch. control is suspended, but you can reset ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... You may have to temporarily resume manual speed control while driving up a steep grade... desire. Frequent shifting of an automatic transmission or speed loss during speed control operation can be...shifting out of overdrive into drive (or by pressing the Transmission Control Switch, if equipped). These ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... Resuming a Set Speed If you press the brake pedal, the speed control is cancelled. You can return to the speed you set by using the RSM switch, as long as ... maintains it. RWARNING If your vehicle has speed control, do not use it on slippery roads. You could lose control of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... all items defined in this section. Doors Anti-theft front door lock knobs Anti-theft lock knobs... bullet type lock knob. To unlock and open the front door from the inside of the vehicle, pull on the inside door handle... to load heavy items onto your vehicle, Ford recommends that you load them one at a...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... release the tailgate: Open the tailgate as directed above, but support it to allow for slack in the cables at both sides. Use a coin or similar object to ... removal First release the tailgate as described above. Be sure to support the left side to prevent it from falling. Then raise the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    .... Power Door Locks (If equipped) The power door lock switches are located in the front doors. To lock all doors push the switch marked L. To unlock all doors push the switch marked U. The manual door locks will override the power door lock controls. Power door lock controls 111
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Remote Entry System (If equipped) If your vehicle has the remote entry system, you can lock or unlock the vehicle doors without using a key. The remote also has a personal alarm feature. The buttons for the system are located on the two hand held transmitters that came with your vehicle. The system ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... seconds. You can turn it OFF by pressing the PANIC button again from the same transmitter or by turning the ignition to the ON or ACCESSORY position. When you use the remote entry UNLOCK or PANIC buttons, the illuminated entry system turns on the vehicle's interior lights for 25 seconds. You can ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... can be purchased at most pharmacies, watch stores or at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. NOTE: The operating range of ...replace the batteries by twisting a thin coin between the two halves of the transmitter. DO NOT TAKE THE FRONT PART OF THE TRANSMITTER APART. When installing the new batteries, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... You can also purchase additional transmitters (up to 4 transmitters can be used) from your dealer. You will need to take all your transmitters to... of the vehicle's interior courtesy lamps when either outside front door handle is pulled or when the Remote Entry System is used to unlock the door or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... all of these lights after 40 minutes: glove box, engine compartment, overhead console, mirror, courtesy and interior (including...entry transmitter is used, any door is opened, or the ignition key is turned on again. Windows Operating the Windows Manually Cab rear sliding window (If equipped) To open...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... and closes the window on that door. The driver's door has a master control switch that operates both front door windows. You must place the ignition switch in the ON or ACC position to use your power window controls. RWARNING Do not let children...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Seats Adjusting the Front Seat Manually To move the front seat forward or rearward: 1. 2. 3. 4. Find the adjustment lever at the lower left corner of the front seat. Push the lever to the left to unlatch the seat. Move the seat to the desired position....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    RWARNING Never adjust the driver's seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. RWARNING Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring people in a collision or sudden stop. RWARNING To reduce the risk of serious injury in a collision, always drive and ride with your seatback ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Reclining Bucket Seats You can tilt the seat back of your bucket seats backward. 1. 2. 3. 4. On the outboard side of the seat, lift the recliner handle up and hold it in place. Lean against the back of the seat and adjust it to the position you want. Release the handle to lock the seat back in ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...console. The 40/20/40 seat Adjusting the seats: The bucket seats may be adjusted manually as explained in Adjusting the Front Seat Manually. If you have a SuperCab,...the seatback to adjust for your driving comfort. Refer to Using the Power Lumbar Supports later in this chapter. 121
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    The center seatback console Your center seatback will fold down into an armrest/console. The console includes two cupholders, a removable coin holder and storage space for cassette/CD's. The console on the 40/20/40 seat 122
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Seat Back Release (Bench Seat) The front seat back for the Regular Cab and the rear seat back for the Crew Cab can be folded forward to gain access to the storage space behind. Lift the seat back latch at its lower rear corner. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... 1. 2. Unsnap the retaining strap holding the seat in its stored position. Swing the seat support away from the seat bottom while lowering the seat to a horizontal position.... restore the seat to a stored position: 1. 2. 3. Lift the cushion to upright position. Snap retaining strap. Clip support. 124
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... in the SuperCab forms a cargo floor when folded. To fold the seat: 1. 2. Move the front seat forward if necessary. Pull the strap at the passenger's ... back on the passenger's side of the vehicle, and lower the seat back. 3. Using the rear bench seat (SuperCab only) To return seat to normal ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    .... Push the seat assembly forward to provide entry space to the rear seat compartment of the vehicle. RWARNING Do not place objects behind or under the front seat which can prevent the seat from returning to the locked position. Relocking the seat after a tilt slide operation: 3. Push the seat ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... not lock, repeat steps 2 and 3. To operate the seat adjuster: 4. To adjust the seats forward or rearward, locate the release lever at the right lower front area of the seat cushion. Move the release lever to the right and hold until the desired seat position is obtained, then release the lever to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Using the Power Seats (If equipped) If your vehicle has the power seat option, you can adjust it in several directions. The controls are on the outboard side of the seat. The power controls on the 40/20/40 seat - SuperCab driver's seat only 128
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Using the Power Lumbar Support and Side Bolsters If your vehicle is equipped with this option, you can inflate a lumbar support pad in the seat back. To inflate the lumbar pad, push the (+) side of the rocker switch. To deflate ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... Follow the directions that come with the cleaner. NOTE: Before using any cleaner, test it on a small, hidden area... affected by a particular cleaner, do not use it. Mirrors With the door closed and the seat adjusted for comfort and proper vehicle control, move the mirrors for best view by tilting up...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Automatic Dimming Inside Rearview Mirror (If equipped) Automatic dimming inside rearview mirror This mirror is equipped with an electrochromic glare control feature that automatically darkens the mirror, reducing glare from the headlamps of vehicles behind you. A forward facing light sensor ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    To turn the mirror on, push the On/Off switch, located on the bottom of the mirror, to latch it in the ON position. The button will be latched in the up position and at night a low intensity green light will be visible from the button when the mirror is turned on. To turn the mirror off, push the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Illuminated Vanity Mirror (If equipped) Your vehicle may feature illuminated vanity mirrors on the sun visors. You can turn on the lighted mirror by lifting the mirror door cover. Visor vanity mirror Visors that are equipped with the lighted vanity mirror also have an auxiliary visor. The ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Outside Mirrors (Manual Control) Adjust outside mirrors with the door closed and the seat adjusted for comfort and proper vehicle control. Move the mirrors for best view by tilting up or ... car wash systems are not recommended. Use special truck wash facilities for vehicles with this type of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...than they actually are. Dual Electric Remote Control Mirrors (If equipped) To adjust the remote ...left mirror by moving the selector switch to R or L. Move the control knob in the direction you want to move ...position to keep the mirror in place. Power mirror control Do not clean the plastic housing ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Console Your vehicle may have a full console. The full console has the features shown in the illustration below. The features on the console 136
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    Seat mounted console 137
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... located on the instrument panel to the right of the shift lever. This outlet should be used in place of the cigarette lighter for optional electrical accessories. NOTE: Do not use the cigarette lighter in place of the power point. Power point electrical outlet To ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Electronic Sound Systems Compact Disc Radio 139
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Compact Disc Radio The Compact Disc Radio combines the Electronic Stereo Radio with the Ford Compact Disc Player. Using the Controls on Your New Radio/CD Player Most of the features of this unit work for both radio and CD operation. Also, some of the knobs and buttons ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... tune in a particular station. You can manually locate the station using the "SCAN/TUNE" button, ...four methods are described below. u Using the "SCAN/TUNE" button to manually tune You can ... half of the "SEEK" button. While you are manually tuning, the display will show a blinking "M"....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    u Using the "SEEK" function This feature on your radio allows you to automatically select listenable stations... can be passed over to reach the desired station. u Using the "SCAN/TUNE" button to scan radio ...station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up to 5 preset AM stations ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... station memory preset buttons (if programmed in auto mode) will need to be reset. u Using the Automatic Memory Load feature You can activate the Auto Memory... to the strong local stations so you don't have to continually manually tune to existing stations. Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...To deactivate the Auto Memory Store mode and return to the manually-set memory button stations (or those stations set using Auto Memory Load), simply... radio will store the next set of five strong stations. Using the "AUDIO" button to adjust the tone balance and speaker output...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...u Adjusting speaker fader Fade control allows you to adjust the sound distribution between the front and rear speakers. Push the "AUDIO" button ...FADE." Push the "+" side of the "VOL" button to shift the sound to the front speakers, and push the "-" side to shift the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...hours, or the top (a) half of the "SEEK" button to set minutes. Using the Controls on Your New Compact Disc Player Your new Ford Compact Disc Player is capable of playing 12 cm or 8 cm discs, without an adapter! The Player operates...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... of the CD player will override that of the radio. NOTE: The volume, bass, treble, balance and fader controls on the radio are also used with the CD player. Refer to earlier operating instructions on these controls. How to insert a disc and begin play Insert one disc, label ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...the CD player will resume playing in the mode it was in when ignition was turned off. Using the "SEEK" feature The "SEEK" feature allows you to quickly find... 1, the CD player will begin playing. When you have reached the end of the disc by keeping the fast forward button pressed, the display ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... to begin playing the first track of the disc, press the "REV" button to back up from the end of the disc, or use the "SEEK" function to locate a desired track. Using the "SCAN" function Press the "SCAN/TUNE" button to enter the scan mode. Once in ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... Clean Your CD Player and Discs To ensure the continued performance of your Ford Compact Disc Player, carefully read the following precautions: u ... Disc Cleaner, by wiping from the center out to the edges. Do not use a circular motion to clean. benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... than a disc into the disc player. CAUTION: The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard as.... Do not attempt to disassemble the case. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Common Operating ... could be defective and may not play on your Ford Compact Disc Player. 151
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    If play does not begin after the CD button is pushed: u The radio is not on. u The unit is in the stop mode. u Moisture may have condensed on the lenses within the unit. If this occurs, remove the CD magazine and wait approximately an hour until the moisture evaporates. If the sound skips: u ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Electronic Stereo and Stereo Cassette Radios Using the Controls on Your New Radio Electronic Stereo Radio 153
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    Electronic Stereo Radio with Cassette 154
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using the "TUNE" button, "SEEK"...tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using Automatic Music Search... the right or left side of the "TUNE" button. Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    u Using the "AMS" function to manually tune your radio (Stereo Cassette Radio) You can change the frequency up or ..., press and hold down either the right or left side of the "SEEK" button. u Using the "SEEK" function This feature on your radio allows you to automatically select ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    u Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons Your radio is equipped with 5 station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up to 5 preset AM stations and 10 preset FM stations (5 in FM1 and 5 in FM2). Follow the easy steps below to set these buttons to the desired frequencies: 1. 2. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... u Adjusting speaker fader Fade control allows you to adjust the sound distribution between the front and rear speakers. Push the "AUDIO" button ... Push the right (+) side of the "VOLUME" button to shift the sound to the front speakers, and push the left (-) side to shift ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Using the Controls of Your Cassette Tape Player How to insert a tape Insert a cassette (with the open edge to the right) firmly into the tape door opening, making sure the cassette is completely in and "seated." NOTE: A cassette tape can be loaded with the ignition on whether or not the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    How to eject the tape To stop the tape and eject the cassette, press the "EJECT" button. The radio will resume playing. Using the Dolby B noise reduction feature Push the k button to activate. Push again to deactivate. NOTE: Noise reduction system manufactured under license from Dolby Labs ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... 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 ... loose label material before inserting a cassette. player when not in use. High heat in the vehicle can cause the cassette to...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Electronic AM Radio Electronic AM Radio 162
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    Using the Controls on Your New Radio How to turn the radio on and adjust the volume Press the "ON/OFF-VOLUME" ...How to tune radio stations There are two ways for you to tune to a particular station. You can manually locate a station using the "TUNE" button or select a station using the memory ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...6 station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up to 6 preset AM stations. Follow..."TONE" button on the right side of your radio controls the bass and treble balance. Rotate the control clockwise to increase the treble response (more highs) and counterclockwise to increase the bass ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...the radio on. Press and hold in the "ON/OFF-VOLUME-CLOCK" control. While holding the "ON/OFF-VOLUME-CLOCK" button in, press...: Always make sure your antenna (Whether you have a power antenna or a manually adjustable antenna) is fully extended to its maximum length for proper reception. If your...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    If there is a building or large structure between the antenna and station, some of the signal "bends" around the building, but certain spots receive almost no signal. Moving out of the "shadow" of the structure will allow the station to return to normal. When the radio waves are reflected ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Automatic gain control circuitry for both AM and FM bands has been incorporated into this system ... to a given area. This radio will tune to each of these frequencies using MANUAL TUNE and no fine tuning is necessary as radio stations may not use other frequencies. Some FM radio stations advertise a ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Ask your dealer for a copy of this limited warranty. 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. 168
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... Transmission (E4OD) u an Electronic 4-speed Automatic Transmission (4R7OW) u a manual transmission Your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic Powertrain Control Module that limits engine and/or vehicle speeds with a cut-out mode to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ..., your vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure someone. Once you place the gearshift securely into position, gradually release the brake pedal and use the accelerator as necessary. NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature. This feature prevents you from shifting from P (...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... has blown and that your brakelamps may also not be functional. Please refer to the chapter titled Servicing Your F-Series in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking and replacing fuses. RWARNING DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOU VERIFY THAT...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... to use 1 (Low) Use 1 (Low) to drive up steep grades and to provide maximum engine braking on hilly roads. Upshifts from 1 (Low) can be made by manually shifting to 2 ..., the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. 172
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... Operation (E4OD and 4R70W) The E4OD and 4R70W transmissions are electronically controlled four speed automatic transmissions with overdrive. Transmission operation is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The PCM will automatically adjust transmission operation to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...lower gear when required for the best performance and fuel economy. For example, you may notice ... performance and fuel economy. The Torque Converter Clutch will engage when the transmission operating temperature.... If the TCIL is flashing, contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. If this condition...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    The positions of the column-mounted gearshift Transmission Control Switch and indicator light (located on the gearshift lever) RWARNING Hold the brake pedal down ... gearshift securely into position, gradually release the brake pedal and use the accelerator as necessary. 175
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... has blown and that your brakelamps may also not be functional. Please refer to the chapter titled Servicing Your F-Series in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking and replacing fuses. RWARNING DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOU VERIFY THAT...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... one through three. Operating in the Overdrive "OFF" mode gives more engine braking than Overdrive and is useful for descending hills or when towing. Transmission Control Switch and indicator light (located on the gearshift lever) 177
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... your vehicle, the overdrive system will automatically be in the normal overdrive mode. If the Transmission Control Indicator Light is flashing on and off steadily, a ... 1 (Low) to provide maximum engine braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts from 1 (Low) can be made by manually shifting to 2 (Second) ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... P (Park). When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and transmission are disconnected from the rest of the driveline. Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. RWARNING Do not leave ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... in transmission overheat, malfunction or fluid expulsion. Driving with a Manual Transmission Using the Clutch Make sure the gearshift lever is ... holding down the brake pedal. Then press the clutch pedal to the floor with your left foot. Manual transmission vehicles have a starter interlock switch. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... foot from the accelerator. Shifting the Gears The gearshift for a manual transmission is mounted on the floor. The gearshift pattern ... gears, and Reverse. 5-Speed Overdrive manual transmission shift pattern Backing up ... to do so may cause synchronizer teeth damage, reducing the useful life of your...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ..., release the clutch pedal for a moment and repeat steps 2 through 5. Upshifting/downshifting Upshift and Downshift at the speeds that are specified in the charts available for your engine and transmission. 182
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Recommended Shift Speeds 4.9L and 5.0L EFI Engine with 5-Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission (under 8500 GCW) G 183
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... 5-Speed H.D. Manual Overdrive Transmission (4x2 and 4x4) over 8500 GCW (ZF Transmission) NOTE: Refer to the Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for shift speed information on vehicles equipped with 7.3L diesel engines. When you slow down or climb a steep hill, always ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...downshift through each gear. Disengage the clutch and use the brake as necessary. Downshifting through the gears decreases your vehicle's fuel economy. RWARNING Continued use of a damaged or worn clutch, prolonged clutch slippage or downshifting at excessive...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... such as striking large potholes, sliding into curbs on icy roads, or a collision involving the front end, observe the steering wheel alignment. If the spokes of ... position while going straight down the road, have the front suspension and steering checked for possible damage. 186
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... provides four-wheel drive with power delivered to the front and rear axles for increased traction. ... four-wheel drive with power delivered to the front and rear axles when the above average ... is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. 187
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    RWARNING Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. Transfer case selections 188
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... dry pavement will increase tire wear, decrease fuel economy, and make four-wheel ...Vehicles equipped with an E4OD automatic transmission and a 7.3L diesel engine will require exhaust modification ... continues to flash or the transmission continues to operate abnormally contact your Ford dealer as soon ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    4x4 system indicator lights A 4x4 light and a LOW RANGE light are located at the lower right of the instrument cluster. u 2H position - Neither the 4X4 or the LOW RANGE lights are lit. u 4H position - Only the 4x4 light is lit. u N position - Neither the 4x4 or LOW RANGE lights are lit. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...feet (3 meters). - Operating in 2H with the hubs locked increases fuel consumption, noise, vibration, and wear. For prolonged... 4H and 4L: Stop the vehicle and place the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case shift knob down ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. From either the 4H or 4L position, .... The N (neutral) position should only be used for vehicle towing or transfer case mounted PTO use ... into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case knob ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...u Do not drive the vehicle in 4H or 4L with the manual locking hubs in the FREE position. right manual ...lever forward to the 2H position. This can be done at any speed. However, the front driveline will remain engaged to the front wheels until the manual locking hubs are disengaged. To disengage the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... in 2H with the hubs in the LOCK position increases fuel consumption, noise, vibration, and wear. ... into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case shift ... into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. From either the 4H or 4L position, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...position provides four-wheel drive with power delivered to the front and rear axles for increased traction. ... provides four-wheel drive with power delivered to the front and rear axles when the above average power ... increase noise, vibration, tire wear, decrease fuel economy, and make four-wheel drive...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    4x4 instrument panel light. The amber light to the left of the LOW RANGE light will light up at the same time as the instrument panel LOW RANGE light. u Two Wheel Drive mode - Neither the 4x4 nor the LOW RANGE lights are lit. u 4x4 mode - Only the 4x4 light is lit. u 4x4 LOW RANGE mode - ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...vehicle is moving can cause some momentary clunk and ratcheting sounds. This is the front drivetrain coming up to speed and the automatic locking hubs engaging...line. Operating in two-wheel drive mode with the hubs locked increases fuel consumption, noise, vibration, and wear. For prolonged two-wheel ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    movement of front-wheel drive components while operating in two-wheel drive. To shift from... transmission in NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on vehicles with a manual transmission. Push the LOW RANGE button on the instrument panel...driving tips below will help you learn to use four-wheel drive. u Do not ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... before shifting into four-wheel drive. When using four-wheel drive, maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially in rough terrain. Since sudden ... driving. Map out your route beforehand. To maintain steering and braking control of your vehicle, you must have all ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... submerged in water, their fluids should be checked and changed, if necessary. NOTE: Refer to the Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for driving through deep water ...braking. Rapid pumping of the brake pedal will help slow the vehicle and still maintain steering control. 200
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... under off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers in these vehicles. Brakes Front Disc Brakes F-150/250/350 The front disc brakes are self-adjusting. They do not require service other than periodic inspection for pad wear. 201
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... backing, adjust the brakes when they seem "low," using the procedure under If Brakes Do Not ... self-adjusting. They do not require service other than periodic lubrication of the caliper slide ... circuits. One hydraulic circuit supplies fluid to the front disc brakes and the other hydraulic circuit ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...-lock Brake System, you should be careful when braking. Front brake lock up on any surface, even on smooth pavement causes loss of steering control. Heavy braking on roads with loose surfaces ... irregularities could also cause you to lose steering control of your vehicle. RWARNING If the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... indicate the need for a brake system inspection and/or service. You should have your brakes checked...vary with different loads and driving conditions. Use caution when encountering new conditions and ...yourself with vehicle performance. Take full advantage of engine braking power when slowing down. 204
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Applying the Brakes Apply the brake pedal gradually. Use the "squeeze" technique - push on the brake pedal ... overheat and become less effective. Using the Parking Brake The parking brake should ... below the bottom of the instrument panel to the left of service brake and/or clutch pedals. To set ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). Never leave your vehicle unattended while it .... Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. 206
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... when leaving the vehicle. To release the parking brake, press the service brake pedal with your right foot and pull... to stop a moving vehicle, but you can use the parking brake to stop your vehicle in an...drive and handle differently from your previous vehicle. Use care until you become accustomed to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... u Electronic 4-Speed Automatic Transmission E4OD: use 2 (Second) (Second) u Mazda R2 5-Speed Overdrive Manual: use 2 u 4-Speed Manual: use 3 (Third) u 3-Speed Automatic (C6): use..., and try to drive away. High Speed Driving Ford Motor Company recommends obeying posted speed limits. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... limiter All models are equipped with an electronic engine control system (EEC) which limits the maximum ... avoid losing control on slippery roads, do not downshift into Low with the automatic transmission ... km/h). Do not downshift into First with the manual transmission when moving faster than 5 mph ...
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    ...four-wheel drive because the transfer case couples the front and rear axles together. Traction-Lok ...when one or more wheels are on a surface with poor traction. Extended use of other than matching size tires... driver. RWARNING To avoid injury, never run the engine with one wheel off the ground, such as...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... vehicle moves slowly. This helps to dry the brakes. NOTE: If the transmission and transfer case is submerged in water, their fluids ...the accelerator. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few minutes. This may overheat the engine and transmission, causing damage to both. In addition, other vehicle...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... (GVWR). Also, the weight that your vehicle carries over the front axle and rear axle should never be more ... damaged or you may lose control and injure someone. Heavy duty front suspension package (option) This optional front suspension package is designed to handle the additional loads that will be ...
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    ... trailer tow option package) Towing a trailer puts additional loads on your vehicle's engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. For ... (See Driving while you tow in this chapter.) u Use extra caution when driving your vehicle u Service your vehicle more frequently ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... 500 miles (800 km). Vehicle Loading/Towing Information Your vehicle's load capacity is designated by weight, not volume, ...the Safety Compliance Certification Label. The Certification Label is located on the left front door lock facing or the door latch post pillar. Trucks, unlike passenger cars, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... numbers on the Safety Compliance Certification Label shown. Use the actual numbers from your vehicle certification label. Understanding Loading/Towing Information The following terms are used to describe the ability to carry or tow a load: u Base...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including fuel, coolants, lubricants, emergency tools, spare ... of cargo, occupants and optional equipment that the truck is designed to carry. It is Gross Vehicle Weight... that GVW is not a limit or a specification. If an owner loads up a vehicle and weighs...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...all seen a car or a truck that is loaded down in the rear and riding high in the front. This is a dangerous ...axle system. For trucks, the rear axle will be designed to carry more weight than the front. The rating... a vehicle punishes components and can lead to shortened service life or outright failure...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...at 10% lower load carrying capacity due to the differences in vehicle usages. The vehicle must not be loaded to both the front and rear GAWR because the GVWR will be exceeded. The GAWR of the front and rear axles exceed the GVWR when added together to allow flexibility in fore and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...: u Obtain ratings from your Safety Compliance Certification Label, and the Trailer towing specifications in the owner guide (refer to the Index) - Refer to the following sample illustration to locate the various ratings on your Safety Compliance ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... that your payload is excessive, have your vehicle weighed at a highway weigh station or appropriate commercial facility. Weigh the total vehicle and trailer (if applicable), then separately weigh the vehicle at the front and rear wheels. And finally, weigh the trailer separately if applicable. 221
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    ... Label has two weight related entries that sometimes cause confusion. Front Axle Reserve Capacity in Pounds: On the sample label, this value is given as...(38 kgs). Does this mean that you are limited to adding only 83 pounds (38 kgs) of accessories to the front end capacity? Not exactly. This says 222
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... load 83 pounds (38 kgs) of options on the front axle, add 150 pound (68 ... GAWR F. It is possible to hang heavier equipment on the front as long as the vehicle owner/operator compensates. This can ...rear, which has the effect of reducing the load on the front. Keep in mind that the GAWR F, GAWR R, nor ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer weight could result in engine damage, transmission/axle damage, structural damage, loss of control, and personal injury. Using the Safety Compliance Certification Label find the axle ...
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    ...you are not certain that you are using the right equipment in the proper manner, see your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Hitches Do not install ...Underbody mounted hitches are acceptable if installed properly. Follow towing instructions of a reputable rental agency. Whenever a trailer ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    NOTE: The rated capacities (as shown in this guide) for trailer towing with the factory bumper are only valid when the trailer hitch ball is installed directly ... mounted trailer hitch must be installed. Safety Chains Always use safety chains between your vehicle and trailer. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...trailer. Never add more than one trailer light bulb to one circuit. A wire harness (Ford part number F5TB-13A576-A) has been provided that connects to the frame wire harness at the ... drive faster than 45 mph (70 km/h) when you tow in hilly country on hot days. Also, anticipate stops...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    If you use the speed control while you are towing on very long, steep grades, the speed control ... is needed, shift the automatic transmission gearshift into 2 (Second) gear or 1 (Low). If your vehicle is equipped with a manual 5-speed transmission, operate in 4th gear. Overdrive (5th) gear should not...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... for stopping with a trailer attached. Trailer brakes should be applied first, whether manually or automatically controlled, when approaching a stop. For a good handling truck-trailer combination, the trailer tongue load should be approximately 10...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... while applying the parking brake pedal with your left foot. For manual transmissions - apply the service brake and shift into N (Neutral) ...and a driver-side air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Ford has evaluated the SRS on an F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 in various snow removal applications. The...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...a full frontal perpendicular collision with a parked car or truck of similar size at 28 mph (45 km/h)...and help reduce the risk of injury to the driver. When using the F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 for snow removal, ... all vehicles which contain an SRS system, Ford recommends that you always properly wear your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Ford recommends the following vehicle specifications for low speed, personal use snow removal: ... option. After adding the snowplowing equipment, check the front-end alignment and if necessary reset to .... If the snowplowing equipment is later removed, check the front-end alignment again. If you add ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... Total Accessory Reserve Capacity. Additionally, the portion of these weights distributed to the front axles must not exceed the Front Axle Accessory Reserve Capacity. equipment should be properly ...680 lbs. (308 kg). u The Front Axle Accessory Reserve Capacity u The weight of the snowplow and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...exceeded, your vehicle may be damaged or you may lose control and injure someone. Vehicle Operation On the Road When operating on the road, your engine may run at...mph (24 km/h). Do not shift the transmission from forward to reverse until the engine is at idle and the wheels are stopped....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...Jump-Starting Your Vehicle NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for information on jump-starting your diesel-powered light truck. Your vehicle's battery may die ... or any electrical equipment on after you turn the engine off. If this happens, you may be able ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... the order they are given. If in doubt, call for road service. Preparing Your Vehicle 1. Your vehicle has a 12-volt starting system, so you need to use a 12-volt jumper system. You will damage your starting motor, ignition system, and other electrical parts if you connect them to a 24-volt power ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... on both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving parts. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion .... The red cable is generally used for the positive terminals and the black for the negative ones. Connect the other end of the first ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... Connect the other end of the second cable to a good metallic surface on the engine or frame of the disabled ... that the jumper cables are not in the way of moving engine parts, then start the booster vehicle... several attempts, there may be a different problem. When both vehicles are running, let them...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...cables in the reverse order. Remove the negative ( ) end of the jumper cable from the metallic surface on the engine or frame of the disabled vehicle. Remove the...4. After the vehicle is started, let it idle for a while to let the engine "relearn" its idle conditions. Drive it around for a while ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ..., although the wheel may not match. RWARNING To avoid injury, never run the engine with one wheel off the ground, such as when changing a tire. Extended use of other than matching size spare tires on a Traction-Lok axle could result in a ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Spare Tire Location The spare tire for your truck is stowed at the rear under the frame unless you...tire stowage To remove the spare tire: 1. With the tapered end of the lug nut wrench through the eyebolt ...loosen the bolt until the bracket is loose from the upper support. Be careful you do not loosen ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the wheel retainer from the center bolt. If necessary, use the tapered end of the wrench inserted in the retainer for more leverage. Remove the spare tire from the channel assembly. RWARNING Never allow any part of your body to extend under the channel with mounted spare tire during ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Position of eyebolt After the eyebolt has been tightened it should be at a right angle to the slot. That is, it should be at 90 degrees to the center line of slot, if not, tighten it to that position. This is necessary to prevent channel separation and/or loss of the spare tire if the spare becomes...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... to Change the Tire NOTE: To lift your vehicle by other than the front or rear jacking points, be sure to use only hoist adapters with a wide...an automatic transmission, put the gearshift in Park. If you have a manual transmission, put the gearshift in Reverse. Set the parking brake ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... be seriously injured. When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and transmission are disconnected from the rest of the driveline. Therefore, the ... is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. RWARNING Do not leave ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...someone else could be seriously injured. 2. Get out the spare tire and jack. The jack and lug wrench are stowed under the hood on the right front fender inner panel, and the jack handle is on the radiator support. Jack and assembly location 264
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    3. Use the tapered end of the lug nut wrench to unscrew wheel ornaments attached by retaining screws. Remove any ... 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 F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    2. Positioning the jack a. To raise a front or rear wheel, place the jack as shown in the illustration that applies to your vehicle. Positioning the jack Positioning the jack 266
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    ... When you put the wheel back on, make sure the pins are lined up with the proper holes. If your vehicle has single rear wheels, thread the lug nuts on the wheel studs with the beveled face toward the wheel. Use the lug nut wrench to screw the lug nut snugly against the wheel but do not tighten. 271
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    If your vehicle has dual rear wheels, thread the two-element swiveling lug nut on the wheel studs with the flange face toward the wheel. Use the lug nut wrench to screw the lug nut snugly against the wheel but do not tighten. Single rear wheel nut Dual rear wheel nut 5. 6. Lower the vehicle by ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Lug nut tightening sequence Lug nut tightening sequence RWARNING Use of wheels or lug nuts other than original equipment could cause damage to the wheel or mounting system and allow the wheels to come off while the vehicle is in motion. 7. Replace any wheel covers, ornaments, or hub caps that your...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    8. Put the tire, jack, and wrench away. (Make sure jack is securely fastened so it doesn't rattle when you drive.) The carrier is designed to hold the temporary spare which comes with your vehicle. The stowage of a full size tire in the spare tire carrier may damage the tire or the vehicle. The ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Not Start After a Collision The Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch If the engine cranks but does ...been triggered. The shut-off switch is a device that stops the fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved ...a substantial jolt. For information on how to check and reset the fuel pump shut-off switch, see Fuel ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member, your roadside assistance center. The recommended method to tow your vehicle is with flatbed or wheel lift equipment. However, slingbelt towing is acceptable. On vehicles equipped with an air dam, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...a tow truck, tell the operator what kind of vehicle you have. A towing manual is available from Ford Motor Company for all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck driver refer to this manual for the proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. ...
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    ... the vehicle in the opposite direction for a minimum of 10 feet (3 meters) in a straight line. NOTE: Confirm by observation that the front driveshaft is not rotating prior to towing with the rear wheels off the ground. u Place transfer case in N (...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... wheels off the ground, or both front and rear wheels on the ground. Towing Four-Wheel Drive ... wheels off the ground. u When towing your vehicle with the rear wheels off the ground, the front axle ... mph (88 km/h) while towing. NOTE: Confirm by observation that the front driveshaft is not rotating ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... connected, do not exceed 35 mph (56 km/h) or transmission damage could result. If a distance of 50 miles (...speed 55 mph [88 km/h] with driveshafts disconnected.) RWARNING Never use a tow bar that attaches to the bumper when you tow your vehicle. This could damage the bumper and cause an accident. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Customer Assistance Roadside Assistance Ford Motor Company has set up a 24-hour, seven-.... To purchase Roadside Assistance coverages beyond this period, through Ford Auto Club, contact your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer (not available in Canada). Roadside Assistance will cover the following: u Mount...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... you need to arrange for roadside assistance yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse the reasonable cost. ... obtain information about reimbursement call 1-800-241-FORD (in Canada call 1-800-665-2006).... help than the dealer gave you, contact the Ford Customer Assistance Center to find an authorized ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... Customer Assistance Centre. Please have the following information available when contacting Ford Customer Assistance: u your telephone number (both business and ... Identification Number (VIN) (listed on your owner card) If you still have a service or product complaint, you may wish to contact the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...dispute-settlement program available free to owners or lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company vehicles....Board may not be available in all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change ...issues involving: u A non-Ford product u A non-Ford dealership u A vehicle sales transaction u A request...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    u Vehicles not used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes NOTE: Complaints involving vehicles on which applicable express...Board Work? The Board has four members: u three consumer representatives u a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer Consumer candidates for Board membership are recruited...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... writing. It will also provide you with a form to indicate your acceptance or rejection of an award decision. The decisions of the Board are binding on the dealer and Ford, but customers may have other options available to them under state or federal law. The decisions of the Board, however, may be ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...address. At the same time, your dealer and Ford Motor Company representative are asked to submit ...mileage u the name of the dealer who sold you the vehicle or who serviced your vehicle complaint u a brief description... of actions that were taken with the dealer and Ford Motor Company (if known) of all...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... cannot be resolved by an agreement among you, Ford of Canada, and the Ford dealer, contact the Canadian Motor ... Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company. If NHTSA receives ... problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... may damage the effectiveness of your emissions control system 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 have difficulty importing ...
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    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 ... register your Vehicle Identification Number and new address with Ford Motor Company Export Operations. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...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 F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your Ford-built vehicle. In addition, each accessory is made from ... materials and meets or exceeds Ford's rigid engineering and safety specifications. That is why Ford brand accessories are warranted for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles (...
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    NOTE: 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, GAWR as shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label). Consult your dealer for specific ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... designed for automotive use or are not properly installed. For example, when operated, such systems may cause the engine to stumble or ... 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...
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    ... F-Series Service Made Easy Ford has two goals for servicing your vehicle. 1. 2. When we can, we design ... are covered. Also see the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner Guide. Ford Motor Company recommends that the Owner Maintenance Checks listed in the Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet be...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... or jewelry that could get caught in moving parts. Take appropriate precautions with long hair. space with the engine running, unless you are sure ... must work under a vehicle, use safety stands. materials away from the battery and all fuel-related parts. u Do not work on a vehicle in an enclosed u ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and transmission ...P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... the parking brake pedal. While applying downward pressure on the hood, push the hood latch handle located behind the grille near the center front of the vehicle to the left. As you open the hood to its fullest extent, a clock spring will assist you and "snap"...
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    Hood and support NOTE: Be sure to oil the hood latch every six months to maintain smooth operation. Always attempt to lift the hood after closing to be sure it is securely latched. 305
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    ... EFI, V-8 engine, or u A 7.5 Liter EFI, V-8 engine. NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding correct service points for your diesel-powered vehicle. The following pages show diagrams of each engine type and where...
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    ... 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 ...
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    ... continue rotating counterclockwise to remove the fuel cap. removal instructions and use caution. Such caution ... fuel cap. u Make sure that you follow the above fuel cap To replace and secure the ... clicks (ratchets). Doing so will not damage or break the fuel cap. The ratcheting mechanism allows the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    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. The service stations sometimes sell winter ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Choosing the Right Fuel NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding correct fuel requirements for your diesel-powered vehicle. Use only UNLEADED FUEL in your vehicle. Using leaded fuel is prohibited by federal law. Your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation problems when the engine is cold, it may be caused by fuel with low volatility. Try a different ... a high-quality fuel makes your vehicle more responsive and maintains its good fuel economy and emissions by: u protecting your fuel system from ...
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    ... in certain areas of the U.S. These fuels are designed to further reduce the emissions from your vehicle. Generally,... oxygenates. We encourage you to use these fuels. Safety Information Relating to Automotive ...and other sources of ignition away from fuels. Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... cancer in laboratory animals. Further, excessive inhalation of fuel vapors can cause headache, dizziness, ... avoid breathing vapors while refueling. If fuel vapors are inhaled in excessive quantities, move the... irritation and possibly eye damage. If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses ...
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    ...if you experience an adverse reaction. Filling the fuel tank RWARNING Do not overfill ... tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire. To fill.... Make sure that you pump unleaded fuel and put the nozzle all the way... do not wash it off. Replace the fuel cap completely when you are finished. Turn...
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    ... starts to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Fuel Economy Fuel economy is an estimate of the efficiency ... your vehicle will normally use. To calculate fuel economy: 1. 2. 3. Fill the tank completely and ... odometer reading. Use these equations to calculate your fuel economy. 4. u English: MPG =...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... you experience or your style of driving. The EPA fuel economy estimate is not a guarantee that you will ... can reduce efficiency. You can improve fuel economy by understanding these variables and minimizing their effect. The following decrease fuel economy: u Lack of regular, scheduled maintenance u...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Engine Oil Recommendations We recommend using Motorcraft oil or an equivalent oil meeting Ford Specification ESE-M2C153-E and displaying the American Petroleum ... for your vehicle. They provide the best engine performance, fuel economy and engine protection for all climates down to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...oil is 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, ... in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or 1 (First) (manual transmission). Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. Locate the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... between oil changes. Make sure you use a CERTIFIED engine oil of the preferred viscosity. Your vehicle's...coverage may not apply if engine damage is caused by the use of improper engine oil. Add engine ...filler cap and use a funnel to pour oil into the opening. Be careful not to overfill the engine. ...
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    ... be often misleading when determining the right time to change your engine oil and filter. If you are using your Ford vehicle in a manner which allows it to remain stationary while the engine is running for long periods (door to door delivery, taxi, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... the Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet for additional information. NOTE: Refer to the Power Stroke Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for oil viscosity, filter ...but preferably each time you stop for fuel. Simply look at the engine coolant recovery reservoir located ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...not been checked for a long period of time the engine coolant reservoir may eventually empty....Coolant Refill Procedure in this chapter for instructions. Adding engine coolant Adding engine coolant Adding ... coolant RWARNING Do not put engine coolant in the container for the windshield washer fluid....
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    ... may even splash out. 2. 3. 4. 5. Freezing Protection The factory-installed solution of Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid and water will protect ... 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, but you should replace ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid is an optimized formula that will protect all metals and rubber elastomers used in Ford engines for four years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km). It is not necessary and not recommended to use supplemental coolant ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid or an equivalent engine coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44-A. Do not use alcohol or methanol antifreeze and do not use engine coolant mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze. If you do not use the proper coolant, the aluminum ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...radiator hose and close the radiator drain cock. 2. 3. 4. 5. Proper procedures for flushing the cooling system can be found in the Truck Service Manual. Engine coolant refill procedure After you have drained the engine cooling system: 1. Fill the radiator...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    .... Reinstall the radiator cap securely, when finished. If more engine coolant is necessary, fill the overflow reservoir to the appropriate... the windshield washer fluid every time you stop for fuel. The reservoir for the windshield washer fluid is located in the engine compartment. Adding washer fluid ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...the manufacturer's mixing instructions. Improperly mixed solutions may freeze unexpectedly. NOTE: The addition of shields to the front of the vehicle, as used to deflect bugs, may also adversely .... Devices such as bug shields are not recommended to be added to your new Ford product. 331
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. Do not use fuel, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents to clean your ..., blade refill, or wiper arm always use a Motorcraft part or equivalent. To replace the blades, follow the instructions that come with them. Tires Look at your tires each ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... your tires may fail or go flat. Ford Motor Company recommends obeying posted speed... creates the possibility of loss of vehicle control. Driving at very high speeds for extended periods of time may... fail suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. Tire inspection and maintenance Inspect ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... runout of the wheels. Wobble or shimmy will eventually damage the wheel bearings. Front wheel bearings require periodic repacking and adjustment as specified in the Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet. Loose or worn front wheel bearings tend to let the vehicle wander or shimmy, and ...
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    ...(24,000 km) thereafter. If your light truck has dual rear wheels, you can rotate the front tires side to side without disturbing the ... not include it in the tire rotation pattern. In situations where the tires differ from front to rear (snow/traction), simply rotate using a side to side pattern. 335
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    Tire rotation pattern After each rotation, adjust individual tire pressure as specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. Tighten wheel lug nuts to the required torque specification and retighten again after 500 miles (800 km). If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, you may demount the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...size tires, never mix radial, bias-belted, or bias-type tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the tire pressure decal. Make sure that all tires are the same size, speed rating, and load-carrying capacity. Use only the tire combinations recommended on the decal. If ...
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    ...size, type, load-carrying capacity, and tread design (e.g. "All Terrain", etc.), as originally offered by Ford. RWARNING Do not replace your tires with "... affect the handling of the vehicle and make it easier to lose control and roll over. Tires that are larger or smaller than...
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    ... and Tire Matching See an authorized tire dealer for proper servicing procedures. Wheels and tires must be ... may damage your vehicle. u Put the chains on tightly with the ends held down securely. Verify that no chain touches any wiring, brake lines, or fuel lines. Follow the chain manufacturer's ...
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    ...same detergent you use to wash your vehicle's body. Do not use acid-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, abrasives, fuel, or strong detergents. These substances will damage protective coatings. Use tar and road oil remover to remove grease and tar. ...
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    2. You can brighten the wheels, even after years of use, with readily-available buffing compounds, such as Ford Custom Bright Metal Cleaner or equivalent. Follow the buffing instructions that come with the compound. When tires are removed, the ...
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    ..., have the charging system checked for 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 disposal. Battery recycling symbol ...
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    ...carrier or with your hands on the opposite corners. Automatic Transmission Fluid Under normal driving conditions ... should be checked. NOTE: Except E4OD transmission, there is no 30,000 mile ... operation and/or extensive idling (a delivery service as an example). u Operating in severe dust conditions....
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    NOTE: Use of a transmission fluid other than specified could result in transmission malfunction ... checking. With the vehicle on a level surface, start the engine and move the transmission shift selector through ... set the parking brake and leave the engine running. NOTE: Vehicles equipped with the 4x4 ...
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    ... the fluid level should be between the holes on the dipstick. Adding Automatic Transmission Fluid The fluid type is stamped on the dipstick. Before adding ... should be removed by a qualified technician. NOTE: Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner. Follow your community's ...
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    ... through the filler plug hole to bring the level up to the bottom of the hole. Use only fluid certified to meet Ford Motor Company lubricant specification as listed under A Quick Reference for Refill Capacities and Motorcraft Parts, later in this section. 347
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    ... vehicle is automatically self-adjusting and should not require any routine service. During normal operation the fluid level in the clutch reservoir will ...the internal diaphragm and then add only a DOT 3 brake fluid such as Ford High Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid, meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25...
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    ... velocity or double cardan joint at the transfer case end of the driveshaft. The front driveshaft double cardan joint may be fitted with a flush type grease fitting that requires...low. Under normal circumstances, your vehicle should not use up brake fluid rapidly. However, expect the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... filler cap from the reservoir. Fill the reservoir to the MAX line with Ford High Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AA or DOT 3 equivalent fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A. NOTE: If brake ... finish on your vehicle. RWARNING If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3, you will ...
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    ...Fall). To check the level of your power steering fluid: 1. Start the engine and let it run ... operating temperature. The power steering fluid will be at the right temperature when the engine coolant temperature gauge... operating temperature range. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel back and...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...not add fluid if the level is within the FULL HOT range. Power steering dipstick Power steering reservoir 5. If the power steering fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level, until you reach the FULL HOT range. Do...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... steering fluid that: u meets Ford's Specification ESW-M2C33-F, such as Ford Premium Power Steering Fluid, E6AZ-19582-AA or an equivalent Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid with a Ford registration number (an 8-digit number beginning with "2P" printed on...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... vehicle's electrical system from overloading. If electrical parts in your vehicle are not working, the system ... you replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate fuses or circuit breakers. ... breaker opens a circuit, all the parts of your vehicle that use that circuit will not work. ...
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    ... - red, 60 amp -blue. RWARNING Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Ford recommends that high current fuses be replaced... replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire...
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    Checking and Replacing Fuses If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps: 1. In order to find the fuse panel, you must first remove the cover from the lower edge of the instrument panel. You can do this by pulling on handle to disengage the fasteners. Fuse panel cover 2. On the fuse panel ...
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    ... with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can .... Otherwise, locate the circuit breaker according to the instructions on the charts given earlier in this chapter. Since ... works and such equipment comes with instructions, we do not discuss how to check ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... know that the circuit breakers will reset themselves and allow the electrical parts to work again once the overload on the circuit is removed. If the ... vehicle's electrical system checked. If you replace a circuit breaker, use one with the same amperage rating. To remove a circuit breaker mounted ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... accidently touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used. Do not remove the burned-out bulb unless... replace it with a new one. If a bulb is removed for an extended period of time, contaminants may enter the headlamp housing and affect its performance. Parts of a headlamp 366
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    .... Then slide the ring off the plastic base. Keep the ring. You must use it again to hold the new bulb in place. Carefully remove the bulb assembly from its...the flat side of the bulb's plastic base facing upward, insert the glass end of the bulb into the socket. You may need to turn the bulb left or...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    High-Mount Brakelamp Bulbs To remove the brakelamp: 1. 2. 3. Remove the two screws from the surface of the lens. After removing the screws, remove the lamp assembly. Remove the socket by rotating it 45˚ and pulling it out of the lamp that contains the burned-out bulb and replace the bulb. Push the...
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    Emission Control System Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter which enables your vehicle to comply with applicable .... Under extreme conditions excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the fuel system, the interior floor covering, or other vehicle components, possibly causing ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... services listed in the Maintenance In general, maintenance, replacement, or service of the emissions control devices or systems in your new Ford Motor Company vehicle or engine may be performed at your expense by any automotive repair establishment ...
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    If other than Ford or Motorcraft or Ford authorized remanufactured parts are used for maintenance, replacement,..., the owner should be assured that such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine Ford... properly. See your dealer if the engine runs on for more than five seconds...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... or replacement purposes) of any device or design element incorporated into any new vehicle to control noise output, prior to its sale or delivery to the consumer, or while it is being used, or Using your light truck after a device or design element has ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...booklet and in the "General Maintenance Checklist." To aid the noise control system throughout the life of the vehicle, Ford Motor Company recommends that this vehicle should be operated according to the Owner's Guide. When installing replacement parts, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... type of repair work. OBD II Drive Cycle The engine must be warmed up and at operating temperature before proceeding...2. 3. Start the engine. Drive or idle (in neutral) the vehicle for 4 minutes. Idle the vehicle in drive (neutral for manual transmission) for 40 seconds. Accelerate the vehicle to 45 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    4. 5. 6. Drive the vehicle with a steady throttle at 45 mph (72 km/h) for 30 seconds. Idle the vehicle in drive (neutral for manual transmissions) for 40 seconds. Continue to drive the vehicle in city traffic at speeds between 25 and 40 mph (40-64 km/h) for 15 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    Refill Capacities, Motorcraft Parts, and Lubricant Specifications Refill Capacities NOTE: Refer to the Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for refill capacities on diesel engines. 377
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    ... dirt, grease, oil, tar or mud from exterior surfaces, rear wheel housing and underside of front fenders. locations. rust. u Periodically wash vehicles stored ...metal to prevent u Cover chrome and stainless steel parts with a thick coat of auto wax to prevent discoloration. Re...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...damage rubber and other polymers in the fuel system and may also clog small orifices. Ford Gas Stabilizer should be added whenever actual or expected ... circulate the additive throughout the fuel system. NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...are fully released. Tires u Maintain recommended air pressures. 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 (8 m) every 15 394
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    Warning label locations 395
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    Front exterior view 396
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    Rear exterior view 397
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    Entrance view 398
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    Driver's door 399
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    Driver's door - crew cab only 400
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