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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 ... Your F-Series ...169 Roadside Emergencies ...253 Customer Assistance ...281 Reporting Safety Defects...288 Accessories ...293 Servicing Your F-Series ...301
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...For your satisfaction, the quality of our products and services must be our number one priority. work...with you in mind, providing better products and services than our competition. u You are the focus of ...in their safety and value - and in our services, our human relations, our competitiveness, and...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... About Using This Guide Congratulations on the purchase of your new vehicle. This guide has information about the equipment and the options for your new vehicle. You may not have bought all of the options available to you. If you do not know which information applies to...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...- 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, ... The Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet lists the services that are most important for keeping your vehicle in good...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...phone numbers on the first page of this owner guide. Buying a Ford Extended Service Plan If you bought ... you can buy a Ford Extended Service Plan for your vehicle. This optional contract provides service ...buy your vehicle. However, your option to purchase the Ford Extended Service Plan runs out after...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... as pertinent supplements. For further information, please call the Light Truck Body Builders Advisory Service on 1-800-635-5560. Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package voids the Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty and may...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... OWNERS OF DIESEL-POWERED VEHICLES Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for information regarding correct operation and maintenance of your diesel-powered light truck. Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Your Vehicle Identification ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... - this label is attached to the left front door lock facing or the door latch post pillar.... someone tampers with it, it will be destroyed and/or a destruction pattern will appear. The label contains the name of the manufacturer... Gross Axle Weight Ratings, wheel and tire data and information codes...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... when to stop. - Begin braking well in advance. - Apply the brakes gradually. has new brake linings, you should take these steps: The break-in period for new brake linings lasts for 100 miles (160 km) of city driving or 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of highway driving....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    u Use only the type of engine oil that Ford recommends. See Engine oil recommendations ... reason, Ford has authorized their dealers to repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new ...bring their vehicle in for inspection by a Ford representative. Polish your vehicle to remove harmful deposits ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Car Wash Concentrate. You can use Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover or equivalent to clean grease, oil, and tar from chrome-plated ... petroleum-based cleaners. If you have your vehicle rustproofed, remove oversprayed rustproofing with a tar and road oil remover. If ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... remember to fasten your safety belt, a warning light may come on and a chime may sound. See Safety Belt Warning Light and Chime in the Warning Lights and Gauges chapter. ... see Safety Restraints for Children in this chapter for special instructions about using safety belts for children. RWARNING Make...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... be allowed to ride in the cargo area. Persons not riding in a seat with a fastened seat belt are much more likely to suffer serious injury in a ...a single belt for more than one person or across more than one seating position. Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... seat passenger and rear seat outboard passengers. Dual Locking Mode Retractors Vehicle Sensitive ... lock by pulling/jerking on the belt. Automatic Locking Mode In this operating mode, the shoulder belt retractor will be automatically locked and remain locked when the combination lap/shoulder safety ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ..., a clicking sound will be heard. At this time, the belt retractor is in the "automatic locking mode" (child restraint mode). A ... be heard as the belt is allowed to retract. This indicates that the retractor is in the "automatic locking mode." 3. NOTE: When the combination lap/shoulder belt...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    After you get into your vehicle, close the door and lock it. Then adjust the seat to the position that suits you best. To fasten the...crosses your shoulder and chest. Be sure the belt is not twisted. If it is, remove the twist. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... belt adjusts to your movement. However, if you brake hard, turn hard, or if your vehicle ...or more, the lap and shoulder belt will become locked and help reduce your forward movement....side facing (Jump seat) do not have retractors, but do have a locking adjustable tongue. They should be shortened and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Fastening occupant safety lap belts To fasten the belt, pull the belt across your hips and insert the tongue into the correct buckle on your seat until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the buckle is securely fastened by pulling tongue. Adjust the belt so that it fits snugly and as low ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... 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... as far as it will go and untwist the belt or remove the object that is jamming the belt. Let the belt ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... Belt at the "D" Ring (if so equipped) Front and/or Rear Outboard Seating Positions NOTE: The restraint system shown in the following figures may be different than ... figures and this procedure to correct a twisted safety shoulder belt at any outboard seating position that has a "D" ring. 19
  • 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
    ... add about eight inches (20 cm) to the belt length with a safety belt extension assembly (part number 611C22). Safety belt extensions are available at no cost from your dealer. Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...belt assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckle support assemblies (slide bar) ... damage and continue to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies... should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted. Cleaning the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Driver air bag (F-150 - F-250 under 8500 lbs. only) Your vehicle is equipped with a driver side air ... 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
    .... Use your safety belts to: u help keep you in the proper seating position (away from the air bag) when it inflates u reduce the risk of harm... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    How the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System Operates The air bag supplemental restraint system has two main parts. One part is the... air bag electrical system readiness, including the impact sensors, the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, air bag power, and the air bag ignitor. The ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... System (SRS) is in need of service. The tone pattern will repeat (five sets of five beeps) periodically until the problem and light are repaired. Unless serviced, the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System may not function properly in the event of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... to stay out of sight until it is activated. The air bag system is designed to deploy in frontal ...45 km/h) will not inflate the air bag. The system activates when the sensors detect a forward deceleration ... four steps show how the air bag system works: 1. Sensors in the vehicle will detect the degree ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used to lubricate the air bag as it inflates, and sodium compounds ...) and smell the burnt propellant. This is normal. RWARNING Air bag system components get hot ... collision does not mean that something is wrong with the air bag system. Rather, it means the crash ...
  • 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
    ... in the 1995 Ford Service Manual. Information on how to order a service manual is available at an authorized Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. You can also order a service manual using the order form in the Accessories chapter of your Owner Guide. Service and information ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    The label located on the back of the driver's sun visor 31
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    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
    ... secured to prevent it from shifting and causing damage to the vehicle or harm to passengers. RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...always wear safety belts. (See instructions with your child seat, or contact its manufacturer, to determine maximum size of child that will safely fit in the seat.) RWARNING If safety belts are not ... be properly positioned, move the child to one of the seats with a lap belt only (preferably in a rear...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...the buckle and for a shoulder/lap belt combination with a sliding tongue make sure the retractor is in the "automatic locking mode." All child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or by the lap portion...
  • 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 your ...do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden ...Seatbacks should be upright for use with child safety seats. RWARNING Always keep the buckle release ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Installing Child Safety Seats Your vehicle is equipped with a dual locking mode retractor on .../shoulder safety belt for the front seat passenger and a dual-locking mode retractor for rear outboard... seat as far back as possible. For seating positions equipped with a dual-locking mode retractor, use the...
  • 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
    ... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... up on the shoulder webbing. A clicking sound will be heard as the belt retracts. This indicates the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. Push down on the child seat while you pull up on the belt to remove any slack in the belt. Figures 5 and 6. 41
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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
    ...the belt 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Installing a Child Safety Seat at the Rear Center Seating Position with Locking Adjustable Lap Belt 1. Lengthen the lap belt. To lengthen the belt, hold the ...the tongue and webbing through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Insert the belt tongue ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...anchor bracket kit (613D74) available at no charge from any Ford dealer. Read and follow the instructions provided with the kit carefully for ... anchor. Follow the 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 ...accident. In SuperCabs equipped with center facing jump seats, the tether strap anchor bracket should ...occupant of the right rear center facing jump seat in the event of a collision or sudden stop. If ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... floor-mounted gearshifts. If the parking brake is not set and the gearshift is moved out of Park (automatic transmission) or out ...), 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... If you have a manual transmission, you have a key release lever which allows you to remove your key from... on the column: 1. 2. Put the gearshift in Park. Set the parking brake fully before removing your foot from the service brake. (This will avoid "binding" or "loading" the park gear if you...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...to LOCK. Remove the key. RWARNING Always set the parking brake fully and 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...the accelerator when you have problems getting your vehicle started. See Starting Your Engine in this chapter for details about ...idle at its best. To let the engine do this, apply the parking brake, put the gearshift in Park (automatic transmission) or Neutral (manual transmission), turn off all the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... for more details. Make sure the headlamps and other accessories are turned off when starting. If you have an automatic transmission, make sure that the gearshift lever is in P (Park) and the parking brake is set before you turn the key. If ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... make sure that they work. Refer to the Warning Lights and Gauges chapter. If your Brake Warning Light does light up with the key in the ON position, you may not have fully released the parking brake or the brake fluid may be low. Starting Your Engine To start your engine: ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... the engine. After you start the engine, let it idle for a few seconds. Keep your foot on the brake pedal and put the ... position.) If you cannot shift from P (Park) with the brake pedal depressed: 1. 2. 3. 56 Apply the parking brake. Remove the key. Insert the key and rotate one position clockwise (...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... 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 THE BRAKELAMPS ARE ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...idle speed checked. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, do not allow your vehicle to ... ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can ... block heater (if your vehicle has this option). Engine Block Heater (If equipped) ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... for longer than three hours will not damage the engine, so you can plug it in at night to start your vehicle the following morning. NOTE: Be sure to disconnect the engine block heater before driving your vehicle. ... Not Start After a Collision Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch If the engine cranks but does ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... of the vehicle and call the local fire department or a towing service. If your engine cranks but does not start after a collision... reset button down. If the button is already set, you may have a different mechanical problem. Turn the ignition key to the ON position for a few seconds, then turn it to...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... to start your vehicle again. Check all vehicle warning lights before driving your vehicle. 6. Reset button for fuel pump shut-off switch Guarding ... running. Exhaust fumes are toxic. See Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. RWARNING If you smell ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... and body ventilation systems checked whenever: u your vehicle is raised for service u the sound of the exhaust system changes u your vehicle has been ... by keeping all air inlet vents clear of snow, leaves, and other debris. If the engine is idling while you are stopped in an open area for long ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Warning Lights 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 ...
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    Mechanical cluster 64
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    Mechanical cluster with tachometer 65
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...mechanical cluster. All of the warning lights and gauges alert you to possible problems with your vehicle. Some of the lights listed are optional. The following sections detail ... fluid level is low, the brake system should be checked by a qualified service technician. This light comes on ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light To check the amber ABS brake warning light ... electrical system checked immediately. NOTE: If the ABS brake warning light begins to flash in a repeatable flash ... light symbol RWARNING If the anti-lock brake system warning light remains on or comes on while driving,...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...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
    ... engine warning light symbol Modification or additions to the vehicle may cause incorrect operation of the OBD ..., have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem with one of the vehicleମ. to have your vehicle towed in. If the light turns on and off on rare occasions ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... misfire. In this case, the Check Engine Warning Light may turn on and will then set a Diagnostic Trouble Code indicating that the engine was misfiring while the last...road as soon as it is safely possible and turn off the engine. Remove and replace the fuel cap, making sure it is properly seated. 70
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... does not go off after the fourth engine restart, have your vehicle serviced by your dealer or a qualified technician. Charging System Light This light, shown as a ...have the electrical system checked as soon as possible. Supplemental Air Bag Readiness Light and Tone Generator This light ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    Supplemental air bag readiness light Battery Voltage Gauge (Voltmeter) This gauge shows you the battery voltage when 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... drops below the NORMAL band while the engine is running, you have lost oil pressure and continued operation will cause severe engine damage. If you lose engine oil ... the oil level. Contact your nearest dealer for further service actions. 4. Engine oil pressure gauge 73
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    High Beam Light This light comes on when the headlamps are turned on high beam or when you flash the lights. High beam indicator light "Headlamps On" Alert Chime This chime will sound if you open the door while the headlamps or parklamps are on. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... as soon as safely possible, severe engine damage could result. Let the engine cool. DO NOT REMOVE COOLANT SYSTEM FILL CAP UNTIL THE ENGINE IS COOL. Check the coolant level following the instructions on checking and adding coolant to your engine, see ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... your vehicle is moving. Your vehicle contains a speedometer which receives its input from the Anti-Lock brake sensor. The speedometer is also used to provide a speed ... times once the vehicle leaves the factory. Your Ford dealership service personnel can change the conversion constant. ...
  • 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
    ... maintain peak engine speed (RPM) below a specified limit. This feature is only evident on automatic transmission vehicles when shifting manually (1, 2, D) and on all manual transmission units. (Engine speed limits may vary based on engine displacement...
  • 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
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...panel. Each of these registers contain a louver assembly which can be manually adjusted to direct airflow up, down, left, right, and ...the center of the instrument panel below the radio and will operate only when the ignition key is turned to the ON position. Your air conditioner and heater will heat ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...H knob on the control is the fan speed knob which controls the volume of air flow. Rotate the H knob to the right to increase the amount of air entering the vehicle. Four fan speed positions are available and are indicated by LO, two separate dots and HI beside the H ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    NORM A/C Select NORM A/C to get refrigerated outside air through the instrument panel registers. The A/C position is used for cooling...time. If the outside temperature is about 50˚ (10˚C) or warmer, the air will also be dehumidified to remove moisture. This feature will help prevent fogging in humid...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    about 50˚F (9˚C) or warmer, the air will be dehumidified to remove moisture. The air can be cooled or heated. Rotate the H knob on...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...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...H knob on the control is the fan speed knob which controls the volume of air flow. Rotate the H knob to the right to increase fan speed and increase the amount of of air entering the vehicle. Four fan speed positions are available and are indicated by LO, two separate 85
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...position by rotating the temperature knob into the RED area. The air CANNOT be cooled below the outside temperature regardless of ... to defrost. Rotate the H knob to increase or decrease the air flow. Operating Tips The following tips will help you to get the most satisfaction from your heater system...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the flow of air under the seats to the back seat area of your vehicle. u Remove any snow, ice, or leaves from the air intake area at the bottom of the windshield. Climate control knobs...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Dual Fuel Tank Selector Switch Not Available on F-Series Standard Wheelbase (117") (4 x 4) To choose which fuel tank that you want your engine to draw fuel from (front or rear) you must... Your fuel gauge will display the amount of fuel available in the currently selected tank. The fuse that protects ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    The Interior and Exterior Lights Turning On the Exterior Lights To turn on your headlamps, parking lamps, marker lamps, and tail lamps, use ...in an on position to brighten or dim the instrument panel lamps. Rotate fully counterclockwise to operate courtesy and cargo lamps. 2. 3. Headlamp switch 89
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... limited visibility conditions such as rain, snow, dust or fog and operate only when the low beam headlamps are on. To maximize fog lamp bulb life ...To turn the fog lamps on, push the ON side of the rocker switch. An indicator light will glow when the lamps are on. u To turn off, push the OFF side of...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... has a fully released parking brake. NOTE: You may notice that the lights flicker when the vehicle ... off. This is a normal condition. RWARNING The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system will not illuminate the tail ... can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by rotating the headlamp switch knob. 91
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Cargo, Courtesy and Dome Lamps The interior/courtesy lamp is automatically turned on when the driver or passenger door is opened. Turning the headlamp ... lamp and interior courtesy lights. A high-mount brakelamp feed is provided in the taillamp wiring, in the event an aftermarket cap is installed on ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... 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... Dome/Map Reading Lamps (If equipped) The map lamps are located inside the dome light assembly, on each side of the dome light. Each lamp has ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Cleaning the Instrument 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 Interior Lamps Your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...signal lever on the left side of the steering column to: u operate the turn signals and cornering lamps u turn the high beams on/off u flash the lights u turn the windshield wipers and washer ... to signal a left turn. The corresponding indicator light in the instrument cluster will flash. If the turn...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...signal lever and functions If the turn indicator light in the instrument panel does not illuminate or ... latches. When the high beams are ON, the high beam indicator light on the instrument panel comes on. To turn off the... lever toward you until it latches. The high beam indicator light turns off. 96
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    ...switch and turn signal lever Flashing the Lights To flash the headlamps, pull the lever toward ...and Washer To turn on the windshield wipers, the ignition key must be turned to the ON or ACC position. Turn ... is equipped with wipers that you can set to operate at varying intervals. For example, you can...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... lever toward or away from the instrument panel to the interval operation you desire. Windshield Washer To clean ...pushed in. After you release the knob, the wipers operate for two to three cycles before turning ...time for more than 15 seconds continuously. This could damage the washer pump system. 98
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...of being involved in a collision. For information about refilling the washer fluid or replacing your windshield wiper blades, see Windshield washer ...alert other drivers to hazardous situations. The flashers will continue to flash with the brake pedal depressed. The flashers work whether your vehicle ...
  • 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
    ... the column toward you. Tip the steering wheel to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the steering wheel in place. Be sure the steering wheel locks in a notch. It is not infinitely adjustable. Do not adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is in motion....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Speed Control (If equipped) Your vehicle has speed control, so you can automatically 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... areas or at high altitudes, to improve speed control performance. In order to downshift (with a manual transmission) with the speed control operating, you must press either the brake or clutch pedal long enough to disengage the speed ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...the above conditions, with electronically controlled transmissions - press the Transmission Control Switch. The indicator light will turn on and illuminate the ...the Transmission Control Switch to turn off the light. This allows overdrive operation. Transmission control switch and Indicator light ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Accelerating With the Speed Control Operating You can use the accelerator pedal to speed up momentarily. When you take your foot off the accelerator, the vehicle will return to the set speed. Resetting the Speed Control To reset the speed control to a lower speed, press and hold the COAST switch. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...suspended, but you can reset it by pressing SET ACCEL or return to the previous set speed with the RESUME switch. u Press the clutch pedal slightly u Press the brake pedal slightly. The speed In addition, the speed control is turned off each ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... (15 - 25 km/h) the automatic speed control will, by design, be canceled. You may have to temporarily resume manual speed control while driving... in order to maintain the speed you desire. Frequent shifting of an automatic transmission or speed loss during speed control operation can be eliminated by ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Cancelling and 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 you did not press the OFF switch. To resume the speed you had before, you must be driving at least 30 mph (50 km/h). Press and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...chapter to find out about standard and optional features. NOTE: For Stripped Chassis vehicles, see your Body Builders manual for location and operation of all items defined in this section. Doors Anti-theft front door lock knobs Anti-theft lock knobs are...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...: Step bumpers or hitches may damage the tailgate if it is lowered completely. Releasing the tailgate Tailgate removal First release the tailgate as described above. Be sure to support the left side to prevent it from falling. Then raise ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Tailgate removal RWARNING Do not drive your vehicle with the tailgate open unless there is a... 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....
  • 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... personal alarm, press the PANIC button. This will honk the horn and flash the lights for approximately 2 minutes 45 seconds. You can turn it OFF by ...lights for 25 seconds. You can turn these lights off with the remote entry LOCK button or by turning the ignition to the ON or ACCESSORY position. 113
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... you notice a significant decrease in operating range, the batteries should be replaced. Replacement batteries can ...pharmacies, watch stores or at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. NOTE: The operating range of the remote ... and TV towers, etc.). Typical operating range will allow you to be up to 33 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... Entry System is used to unlock the door or sound the Personal Alarm. The system will automatically turn off after approximately 25 seconds or when the ignition is turned to the START or ACCESSORY position. NOTE: The inside lights will not turn off if you have turned them on with ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...interior (including cargo) lamps. This will prevent draining of the battery if these lights have been left on inadvertently or if a door is not ... 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
    ... Windows (If equipped) Each door has a power control that opens 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... the left to unlatch the seat. Move the seat to the desired position. Release the lever to latch the seat in its new position. Make sure the seat locks securely in place. Adjusting bucket seat Adjusting the bench seat 118
  • 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
    ... Seats You can tilt the seat back of your bucket seats backward. 1. 2. 3. 4. On the outboard side of ... and adjust it to the position you want. Release the handle to lock the seat back in place. To return the ... handle and lean forward. Reclining bucket seat Lifting the seat-back adjustment lever of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    40/20/40 Seat Your F-Series may have a 40/20/40 seat which consists of two bucket seats that adjust independently of each other, and a center ... 40/20/40 seat Adjusting the seats: The bucket seats may be adjusted manually as explained in...Your 40/20/40 bucket seats have Power Lumbar Supports. You can ...
  • 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
    ... forward to gain access to the storage space behind. Lift the seat back latch at its lower rear corner. The seat back will lock automatically when returned to the full upright position. The SuperCab split back bench seat can be folded forward on either side ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...Seat - SuperCab Only The center facing jump seat should be kept in the stored position for easy ...: 1. 2. Unsnap the retaining strap holding the seat in its stored position. Swing the seat support away ... position: 1. 2. 3. Lift the cushion to upright position. Snap retaining strap. Clip support. 124...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... forward (180 degrees). Raise the release lever at the top of the seat back on the passenger's side of the vehicle, and lower the ... normal seating position: 1. 2. Lift the seat back until it locks in the vertical position. Check to see if the seat back is securely latched by pulling forward on the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Prior to operating the vehicle, check to ensure that the seat assembly is locked by pushing or pulling the seat forward or rearward. If seat does 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 ...
  • 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 push the (-) side of the switch. Power lumbar switch ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Fabric Remove dust and loose dirt with a whisk broom or a vacuum cleaner. Remove fresh spots immediately. Follow the directions that come with the cleaner...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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... 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 ... ambient light just as your eyes do. When the rear facing light sensor in the glass senses glare, such as from following ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...with a dark (preferably black) cloth. Hold the dark cloth over the sensor until you notice the mirror glass start to darken to ...may be necessary to shine additional lighting, such as from a flashlight, on the rearward sensor located on the glass face. Remove the cloth (and shut off the flashlight if ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... 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 auxiliary visor ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Outside Mirrors (Manual Control) Adjust outside mirrors with the door closed and the seat adjusted for ... rearward into the body position before entering automatic car wash systems. Standard fold-away ..."non" folding (swing-out recreational) mirrors, automatic car wash systems are not recommended. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    For vehicles equipped with the swing-out recreational mirrors, the right-hand side mirror is a flat glass mirror. All other right-hand side view mirrors used are convex. Convex mirrors have a curved surface and will show a wider view of the lane next to and behind your vehicle. RWARNING The side ...
  • 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
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Seat mounted console 137
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... power point outlet is 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...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Electronic Sound Systems Compact Disc Radio 139
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... combines the Electronic Stereo Radio with the Ford Compact Disc Player. Using the Controls on Your New Radio/CD Player ... several different functions, so be sure to read all of the operating instructions carefully. How to turn the radio on and off Press the "POWER" button to turn the radio on. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... you to tune in a particular station. You can manually locate the station using the “SCAN/TUNE” ...described below. u Using the “SCAN/TUNE” button to manually tune You can change the frequency ... half of the “SEEK” button. While you are manually tuning, the display will show a blinking “Mମ.
  • 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 up or down the frequency band. Press the top a half of the "SEEK" button to select the next listenable station up the frequency band. Press the bottom b half of the button to select ...
  • 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 Load feature ...stations so you don't have to continually manually tune to existing stations. Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...stored on memory button 1. To deactivate the Auto Memory Store mode and return to the manually-set memory button stations (or those stations set using Auto Memory Load),... will show "AUTO" then "OFF". The next time Auto Memory Store is activated on that band, the radio will store...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... adjustments are made, then revert to volume level set. Clock operation When in the radio mode, push the "CLOCK" button to switch from radio .... However, if you retune the radio while it is in the clock mode, the new radio frequency will be displayed for approximately ten seconds and then change ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... Your New Compact Disc Player Your new Ford Compact Disc Player is capable of playing 12 cm... read and follow all of the care and cleaning instructions under How To Take Care of and Clean Your CD... is ejected and "ERROR" begins scrolling in the display, remove the disc and reinsert it right side up ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... 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 ... CD player will again be operational. How to stop and restart the CD player When a disc is loaded, the unit automatically enters ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    resume CD play, press the "PLAY/STOP" button once again. NOTE: If the ignition key is turned OFF during play and then is set to the ON or ACCESSORY position, the CD player will resume playing in the mode it was in when ignition was turned off...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...display. Press the button again to turn off. u Automatic Disc Storage If the disc is ejected from the CD player but is not removed from the disc opening within approximately 10 seconds, the player will automatically reload the disc for storage, unless the disc...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... stop play, eject the disc and resume radio operation of your audio system. NOTE: You can eject... a circular motion to clean. benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for analog records. ... do not try to insert another disc. Doing so may damage the disc player. 150
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... to the eyes. Do not attempt to disassemble the case. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Common Operating Conditions of Your CD Player The ... 140˚F (60˚C). Allow the player to cool off before operating. u Different manufacturers of compact discs may produce discs with ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...: 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 Badly scratched discs or extremely rough roads will ...
  • 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
    ...to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using Automatic Music Search ("AMS"), "SEEK" the station, "SCAN" to the station or select ... down either the right or left side of the "TUNE" button. Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any allowable broadcast...
  • 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 down one... button. u Using the "SEEK" function This feature on your radio allows you to automatically select listenable stations up or down the frequency band. Press the right (a)...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... you want to set. 3. NOTE: If the vehicle's battery is disconnected, the clock and station memory preset buttons (if programmed in auto mode) will need to be reset. Adjusting the tone balance and speaker output of your radio Push the "AUDIO" button repeatedly until the display reads "BASS...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Speaker features and operation u Adjusting speaker balance Balance control allows you to adjust the sound distribution between the right and left speakers. Push the "AUDIO" button repeatedly until the display reads "BAL." Push the right (+) side of the "VOLUME" button to shift the sound...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... 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 ... or not the radio power is on. How to locate a desired track on the tape u Using the Automatic Music Search ("AMS") Press and hold the "AMS" ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... clock mode Press the "CLOCK" button to alternate the frequency and time in the display. In the clock mode, pressing any radio function will automatically display the radio frequency for approximatedly ten seconds before changing back to the clock mode. How to set the clock 1. 2. Turn the radio ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...read and follow these simple precautions: u Using a Ford Cassette Cleaning Cartridge to clean the tape player ...the best playback sound and proper tape operation. less should be used. Tapes longer than... leave a tape in the cassette tape lodged in the mechanism. Remove any loose label material before ...
  • 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" control to ... 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
    ...station memory preset buttons (if programmed in auto mode) will need to be reset. Adjusting the tone ... the bass response (more lows). Clock Operation How to view the clock mode Press the “CLOCKମ. mode, pressing any radio function will automatically display the radio frequency for approximately ten ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... signal is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers). Beyond this distance, the radio is operating in a fringe area and the signal becomes weaker. NOTE: 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... blend circuit has been incorporated into this system. This feature automatically switches a weak stereo signal to a clearer monaural signal, ... are normal conditions on AM frequencies. These can be caused by power lines, electric fences, traffic lights and thunderstorms. Another reception phenomenon ...
  • 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 reduce strong signal capture ... will be assigned 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... information. Ask your dealer for a copy of this limited warranty. Service At Ford Electronics, we stand behind our audio ... with a comprehensive service and repair program. If anything should go wrong with your Ford audio system, return to your dealer for service. There is a nationwide network of ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... 4-speed Automatic Transmission (E4OD) u an Electronic 4-speed Automatic Transmission (4R7OW) u a manual transmission Your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic ...speeds with a cut-out mode to promote durability. Automatic Transmission Operation (C-6) Putting Your Vehicle in Gear Your vehicle's ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    .... (The ignition must be in the ON position.) If you cannot shift from P (Park) with the brake pedal depressed: 1. 2. 3. Apply the parking brake. Remove the key. Insert the key and rotate one position clockwise (ignition in the OFF position). 170
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... 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... moderately steep grades, to start-up on slippery roads or to provide engine braking on downgrades. Do not go faster than 55 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... 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. 172
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... can result in transmission overheat, malfunction or fluid expulsion. Automatic Transmission Operation (E4OD and 4R70W) The E4OD and 4R70W ... are electronically controlled four speed automatic transmissions with overdrive. Transmission operation is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... and if any faults are detected, will store them in memory. The Transmission Control Indicator Light (TCIL), which is located on the gearshift lever, ...: The word "OFF" located on the end of the gearshift lever is the transmission control indicator light (TCIL). Putting Your Vehicle in Gear Your ...
  • 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 while ... the gearshift securely into position, gradually release the brake pedal and use the accelerator as necessary. 175
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... position.) If you cannot shift from P (Park) with the brake pedal depressed: 1. 2. 3. 4. Apply the parking brake. Remove the key. Insert the key and rotate one position ... titled Servicing Your F-Series in this Owner Guide for instructions on checking and replacing fuses. RWARNING DO NOT ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... will operate in gears 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
    ... system will automatically be in the normal overdrive mode. If the Transmission Control Indicator Light is flashing ... maximum engine braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts from 1 (Low) can be made by manually shifting ...Low) gear provides only low gear operation from start-up. Selection of 1 (Low) while...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ..., 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 the vehicle unattended with ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Overdrive or Drive (O/D OFF), push the accelerator to the floor. The transmission will automatically downshift to the appropriate gear: third, second or first. Power Braking Increasing the engine speed above idle without vehicle movement (such as...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... sharply when pressing or removing your other foot from the accelerator. Shifting the Gears The gearshift for a manual transmission ...Overdrive manual transmission shift pattern Backing up To shift into R (Reverse): 1. Push the clutch ... it. If you do not hold the clutch pedal in all the way, you may ...
  • 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
    4.9L, 5.8L & 7.5L Engine with 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 ..., downshifting helps you keep a safe speed and helps prevent unnecessary wear on the brakes. 184
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... at excessive speeds can result in a failure of the engine, transmission or clutch components. Transmission Function Upshift at the speeds specified in the chart available for your engine and transmission. All forward gears are synchronized allowing ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ..., 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 the vehicle unattended with ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... System (If equipped) When you select the 4WD mode, your light truck uses all four wheels to power itself... 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. 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
    ... requirements. Vehicles equipped with an E4OD automatic transmission and a 7.3L diesel engine will require exhaust modification...vehicles equipped with an E4OD automatic transmission: If a transfer case mounted PTO is operated with the transfer case shift lever in neutral, a Vehicle Speed Sensor Self-...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...Both the 4x4 and the LOW Lever Operated System With Automatic Locking Hubs To shift from 2H to 4H: Stop ... 4H may take place at any speed. u The automatic locking hubs may disengage in 2H if the ...to 4H while the vehicle is moving, one or both of the automatic locking hubs have been disengaged and the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...-engage. The automatic locking hubs may click as they automatically engage in the new direction... be done at any speed. To disengage the automatic locking hubs, operate the vehicle in 2H in the opposite.... For prolonged 2H operation on dry pavement, disengage the automatic locking hubs. To shift between...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... vehicle and engage the parking brake. Place the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission ...N (Neutral) to either 4H or 4L, stop the vehicle and engage the parking brake. Place the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Lever Operated System With Manual Locking Hubs To shift from 2H to 4H: Stop the vehicle and...Do not drive the vehicle in 4H or 4L with the manual locking hubs in the FREE position. right ...front driveline will remain engaged to the front wheels until the manual locking hubs are disengaged. To disengage ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... pavement, set the manual locking hubs to the FREE position. To shift between 4H and 4L: Stop the vehicle and place the automatic... stop the vehicle and engage the parking brake. Place the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. From either the 4H or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... the vehicle and engage the parking brake. Place the automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case ... power is required at reduced speeds. Four wheel drive operation (4x4 or 4x4 LOW RANGE) on dry pavement is not ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... speeds up to 55 miles per hour (88 km/h). When the vehicle is driven, the automatic locking ... direction is reversed from the previous direction, the automatic locking hubs will momentarily disengage and reengage. The automatic locking hubs may click as they automatically engage in the new direction....
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... can be done at any speed. To disengage the automatic locking hubs, operate the vehicle in Two-Wheel Drive...straight line. If you were driving the vehicle in reverse in 4x4, the automatic locking hubs ...two-wheel drive operation on dry pavement, disengagement of the automatic locking hubs, which is not ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... and place the automatic transmission in NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on vehicles with a manual transmission. Push .... Both the 4x4 and LOW RANGE lights are now lit. NOTE: The vehicle must... place the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on vehicles with a manual transmission. Push...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    u Manual locking hubs must be in LOCK position before shifting into four-wheel drive. When using four-wheel drive, maintain steering wheel control at ... as effectively as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by moving your vehicle slowly, while applying light pressure on the brake pedal. 199
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... water information. Additional Special Driving Instructions for 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle Operators Driving on Hill or Slope Terrain ...This reduces strain on the engine and the possibility of stalling. When descending a steep hill avoid sudden braking. Rapid pumping of the brake pedal will help slow the ...
  • 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
    Rear Drum Brakes The rear drum brakes are self-adjusting. Automatic adjustment occurs when ... are supplied by a common hydraulic brake fluid reservoir, with a fluid level sensor. The brake light in the instrument cluster will light for low brake fluid in the common brake fluid reservoir. RWARNING An ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... are applied in a panic stop, for example. Even with the Anti-lock Brake System, you should be careful when braking... your vehicle. RWARNING If the anti-lock brake system warning light remains on or comes on while driving,...Not Grip Well or Pedal is "Low" (F-150/350 Only) If brakes do not grip well,...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... km/h) and then perform the self-adjustment procedure above. It may be necessary to repeat this operation to properly seat new brake linings and pads. Stopping Distances Stopping distances vary with different loads and driving conditions. Use caution when ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... gradually. Use the "squeeze" technique - push on the brake pedal with a steadily increasing force. This allows ... the bottom of the instrument panel to the left of service brake and/or clutch pedals. To set the parking ... while parking your vehicle, press the brake pedal with your right foot and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... parking brake. Turn the key to LOCK whenever you leave your vehicle. Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). Never leave your vehicle unattended while ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... case in the N (Neutral) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. To release the parking brake, press the service brake pedal with your right ...RWARNING If the parking brake is fully released, but the Brake System light remains on, have ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... gear: u Automatic Overdrive 4R7OW: use 2 (Second) 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 2 (Second) u Heavy Duty ZF S5-42 5-...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ..., shift to Neutral below 10 mph (16 km/h) and gently pump brakes. (Except with 4WAL) u Consider using one of the lower gears...to drive slowly away. RWARNING To avoid losing control on slippery roads, do not downshift into Low with the automatic transmission when moving faster than 20 mph (32 km/h). ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... rear antilock brake system may not prevent brake lock-up on extremely slippery surfaces. Rear brake lock-up may also occur while driving in four-wheel drive because the transfer case ... slowly. You may have limited traction or wet brakes, so allow extra stopping distance because your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...you drive through the standing water, apply your brakes gently several times as your vehicle moves slowly. This helps to dry the brakes. NOTE: If the transmission and transfer case is... and reverse gears. Allow the transmission to fully engage, then press lightly on the accelerator. Do not...
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    ...Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the respective axle. The weight limits of your vehicle's tires affect the GVWR or GAWR limitations. Usage of replacement tires with higher weight limit than originals ... increase GVWR or GAWR. Usage of lower capacity replacement tires may lower GVWR and GAWR...
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    ...require trailer tow option package) Towing a trailer puts additional loads on your vehicle's engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. For your safety and for the good of your vehicle, use the right equipment for the type of...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... purposes. Even trucks that are purchased for personal transportation only are likely to have considerable optional equipment, such as step bumpers and light bars, for example. RWARNING Passengers should not be allowed to ride in the cargo ...
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    The following is a typical example of a Safety Compliance Certification Label and an explanation of how this information should be used: Safety Compliance Certification Label Do not use the sample numbers on the Safety Compliance Certification Label shown. Use the actual numbers from your vehicle...
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    ... GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) u GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) u Maximum ...model. It does not include passengers, cargo or optional equipment installed by factory, dealer, aftermarket ... allowable weight of cargo, occupants and optional equipment that the truck is designed to carry. It is Gross ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ..., passengers, optional components and cargo that a particular vehicle was designed to carry. Gross Axle... gives the GVWR, it also gives the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) which is the carrying... to shortened service life or outright failure. The capacity of the tires is included as part of the axle and...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Passenger car type tires when installed on light trucks and multipurpose passenger vehicles are rated at 10% ... specified by the manufacturer and is determined by subtracting the vehicle curb weight for each engine/transmission combination, any required option weight for trailer towing and the weight ...
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    ... trailer, do not include these ratings into your calculations. u Weigh your vehicle as you customarily operate the vehicle without cargo. u Subtract the total weight of passengers, driver and optional equipment added by the factory, dealer or ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Sample label If you suspect 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... Certification 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 83 ... 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
    ... can load 83 pounds (38 kgs) of options on the front axle, add 150 pound (68 kgs) passengers to all seating positions, and add evenly distributed ...for safe operation, an owner/operator should calculate the amount and the distribution of all weights (passengers, accessory equipment and ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...vehicle accordingly. If your vehicle exceeds the GAWR for either axle, shift the load or remove cargo accordingly. RWARNING If the GVWR or... control, and personal injury. Using the Safety Compliance Certification Label find the axle code number and the engine type for your vehicle. Use the appropriate...
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    .... Follow towing instructions of a reputable rental agency. Whenever a trailer hitch and hardware are removed, make... (If equipped) The optional step bumpers have a built-in hitch and only requires a ball with... has a built-in hitch and only requires a ball. This bumper has a Class I capability (2,000 lb...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... capacities (as shown in this guide) for trailer towing with the factory bumper are only valid when the trailer hitch ball is... vehicle frame or hook retainers. Never attach chains to the bumper. Trailer Brakes Separate trailer ...Your vehicle may not have enough braking power and your chances of having ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... lamps. Each stop/turn circuit will operate one combination stop/turn light bulb (# 1157, 3157, ...trailer. Never add more than one trailer light bulb to one circuit. A wire harness (Ford part number F5TB-13A576... (i.e., stop/turn signal, and running lights) before operating your vehicle and trailer. If ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... Automatic (E4OD or 4R70W) transmission, operate in Overdrive. Refer to the automatic transmission operation earlier in this chapter. ... than Overdrive. If additional braking is needed, shift the automatic transmission gearshift into 2 (Second)... into 3rd gear. Servicing your vehicle if you tow If you ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Allow more room 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... and shift into N (Neutral) while still maintaining pressure on the service brake pedal. Set the parking brake fully. u Shift an automatic transmission into P (Park). Put the gearshift of a manual transmission in Reverse. If your vehicle is ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... is designed to deploy and help reduce the risk of injury to the driver. When using the F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 for snow removal, never modify or defeat the "tripping mechanisms" designed into the snow removal equipment by its manufacturer. Doing so may cause damage to the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Ford recommends the following vehicle specifications for low speed, personal use snow removal: Snowplowing and the Heavy Duty Front ... to your vehicle, which will not ordinarily be removed when not in use, such as heavy-duty winches, snowplow components, brush guards, etc, then the following index ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...to the rear of the vehicle or bed to obtain the above and to comply with U.S. Federal Hydraulic Brake Requirements, when aftermarket equipment is added. and the Total Accessory Reserve Capacity listed on the Safety Compliance Certification Label will ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... may lose control and injure someone. Vehicle Operation On the Road When operating on the road, your engine may run at a temperature higher... case in 4L and a vehicle speed of 0-5 mph (8 km/h). When plowing larger areas or light snow, at higher speeds, operate with the transfer case in 4H and do not ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...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 if you leave the lights on or any electrical equipment on after you turn the engine off. If this ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...to yourself, follow these directions for preparing your vehicle to jump-start and connecting the jumper cables in 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...touch each other. Set the parking brake on both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving parts. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the...surges. Turn off all other switches and lights in both vehicles to prevent possible damage to ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...end of the second cable to a good metallic surface on the engine or frame of the disabled vehicle. RWARNING Do... 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
    ... of the jumper cable from the metallic surface on the engine or frame of the disabled vehicle. Remove the negative ( ) cable from the booster battery. Remove the positive (+) cable from the booster battery. Remove the other end of the positive (+) cable from the discharged battery. 2. 3. ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... while you are driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease the speed. ... spot, turn off the ignition, set the parking brake, and turn on the hazard flashers. The Conventional Spare ... match. RWARNING To avoid injury, never run the engine with one wheel off the ground, such as ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...unless you have the optional in-box spare tire mounting. Spare tire stowage To remove the spare tire:... through the eyebolt eye, loosen the bolt until the bracket is loose from the upper support. Be careful you do ... too much and cause the spare to fall. Line up the eyebolt eye with the channel slot, ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the lug wrench from the channel tube. Remove the wheel retainer from the center bolt. If necessary, use the ... the channel assembly tube and lift and line up the channel and eyebolt, so the ... tire cannot be moved by hand pressure. Adjustment of the driver side channel ball end bolt is not required ...
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    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
    .... 1. Make sure that your vehicle will not move or roll. If you have an automatic transmission, put the gearshift in Park. If you have a manual transmission, put the gearshift in Reverse. Set the parking brake and block the wheel that is diagonally opposite the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    If you have a four-wheel drive vehicles with manual locking hubs, put transfer case lever in 2H, 4H, or 4L. When one of the back wheels is off ... 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 265
    ...Super Duty vehicles, the parking brake is on the transmission. Therefore, the vehicle will not be prevented from moving... if the vehicle is in Park and the parking brake is applied. Be sure to block both directions... panel, and the jack handle is on the radiator support. Jack and assembly location 264...
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    ...wrench to unscrew wheel ornaments attached by retaining screws. Remove any wheel trim. Insert the tapered end of ... about one-half turn (counterclockwise). Do not remove the wheel lug nuts until you raise the tire off the ground. 4. Removing and Replacing the Tire 1. Insert the jack handle into the ...
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    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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    ... the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground. 3. 4. Remove the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench. Replace the flat tire with the spare .... When you put the wheel back on, make sure the pins are lined up with the proper holes. If your vehicle has single ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... 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 turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown in the following illustration. 272
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    ... 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 vehicle has. Make sure that they are screwed or snapped into place. 273
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... specified torque at 100 miles (160 km), and again at 500 miles (800 km) of new vehicle operation and at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Schedule and Record ... retighten to the specified torque at 500 miles (800 km) of operation after any wheel change or any time the lug ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    If the Engine Cranks But Does Not Start or Does Not Start After a Collision The Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch If the engine cranks but does not start or if you have had ...triggered. The shut-off switch is a device that stops the fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved in a substantial...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member, your roadside assistance center. ... towbar will deform the rubber air dam. On vehicles equipped with a rear valance panel instead of a rear bumper, do not tow the vehicle from the rear with slingbelt equipment....
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    When calling for 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... wheel straight ahead if vehicle is to be towed with rear wheels off the ground. u Set manual locking hubs in FREE position or disengage the automatic locking hubs by shifting the transfer case to 2H and drive the vehicle in the opposite direction for a ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...to be towed with rear wheels off the ground. u When towing your vehicle with the rear wheels off the ground, the front axle automatic locking hubs must first be disengaged by shifting the transfer case to 2H and moving the vehicle forward for a minimum of...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... exceed 35 mph (56 km/h) or transmission damage could result. If a distance of 50 miles (80 km) is exceeded, disengage the automatic locking hubs and disconnect the rear driveshaft from the axle and secure. (Max speed 55 mph [88 km/h] with ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... with trained operators that put you in touch with the help you need if you experience a problem with your vehicle. This complimentary service is provided to you throughout your warranty ...period, through Ford Auto Club, contact your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer (not available in Canada...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... call 1-800-665-2006). If You Have a Service Problem Ford Motor Company has authorized Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships that can service ... to get service or maintenance for your vehicle. Service/Maintenance Concerns (U.S. or Canada) Ford recommends taking your vehicle to your ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...the dealership cannot answer, contact the Customer Assistance Centre. Please have the following information available when contacting Ford Customer Assistance: u your telephone number (both... your owner card) If you still have a service or product complaint, you may wish to contact...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... Does the Board Review? The Board reviews all product performance and service complaints on Ford, Mercury and Lincoln Cars and Ford and Mercury Light Trucks under warranty that have not been resolved by a dealer or Ford Motor Company. The Board does not review...
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    ... vehicles on which applicable express written new vehicle warranties have expired at receipt ... has four members: u three consumer representatives u a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer Consumer candidates ... related to each complaint and, based on the available information, arrive at a fair and impartial ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... 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
    ... Settlement Board. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by an agreement among you, Ford of Canada, and the Ford dealer, ..., it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... conversion may damage the effectiveness of your emissions control system and may cause engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company is not responsible...you use leaded fuel. If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in Central or South ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...then relocate outside of the U.S. or Canada, register your Vehicle Identification Number and new address with Ford Motor Company Export Operations. Ford of Canada Customer Assistance Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited If you live in Canada...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...and the dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial ...s award is binding on both you and Ford of Canada. CAMVAP services are available in all territories and provinces, except Quebec. For more information, without ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Accessories Ford Accessories for Your Vehicle A wide selection of accessories is available through your local authorized dealer. These ... from high quality materials and meets or exceeds Ford's rigid engineering and safety specifications. That is why Ford brand accessories are warranted for up to 3 ...
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    NOTE: When adding accessories, equipment, passengers, and luggage to your vehicle, do not ...total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front or rear axle (GVWR, GAWR as shown on the Safety Compliance ...-way radios, telephones, and theft alarms - that are equipped with radio transmitters. Any such ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    NOTE: Mobile communications systems may harm the operation of your vehicle, particularly if they are not ... are not properly installed. For example, when operated, such systems may cause the engine to stumble or stall. In addition, such systems may themselves be damaged or their operation affected by ...
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    ... We want to make servicing your vehicle as easy as possible. To help you: the engine compartment ... headlamp bulbs - that can be replaced without tools. makes tracking routine service for your vehicle ...parts and services are covered. Also see the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner Guide. Ford ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    .... Precautions When Servicing Your Vehicle Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing your vehicle. Here are some general precautions for your ... with long hair. space with the engine running, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation. supported by a jack only. If you must work under a ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine ...latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Opening the Hood 1. 2. Pull the hood release handle, located next to 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 ...
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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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    ..., 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 to find items that you should regularly service. 306
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    ...used if a power washer is used to clean the engine. The high pressure fluid could penetrate sealed parts... pump, do not spray a hot engine or injection pump with cold water. be covered. Covering these... alternator, distributor and air intake must u Never wash or rinse the engine while it is Filling the...
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    ... finger in the divot and pull the door open all the way. Removing the fuel cap The proper instructions for removing the fuel cap are as follows: u Unscrew the fuel cap by exerting pressure on ... then continue rotating counterclockwise to remove the fuel cap. removal instructions and use caution. ...
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    ... equivalent part. RWARNING If you do not use the proper fuel cap, the pressure in the fuel tank can damage the fuel system or cause ... fuel cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the cap. A venting fuel tank is not an abnormal condition. It ...
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    Choosing the Right Fuel NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding correct fuel requirements for ... to use a fuel with an octane rating higher than 87. At service stations, the octane rating is displayed on a label on the pumps. Typical octane rating label In ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...knocks lightly driving at cruising speed on level roads, see your dealer or a qualified service ...you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation problems when the engine is cold, it may be caused by fuel ... system from vapor lock in very hot weather, which causes the engine to hesitate or stall...
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    ...Fuels in certain areas of the country are required to contain oxygenates to improve air quality. Common oxygenates are ethanol or grain alcohol (blended ...your vehicle. Generally, you should not experience difficulties operating your vehicle on reformulated gasoline or on fuels containing oxygenates. ...
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    ... which could interfere with your ability to safely operate your vehicle. To the extent possible, avoid breathing ... clothing. If fuel is splashed on the skin, promptly remove contaminated clothing and wash the skin ... eye damage. If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if worn), flush ...
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    ... lit cigarettes, other smoking materials, and any open flames before fueling your vehicle. 1. Remove the fuel cap by following the instructions above under Removing the Fuel Cap in this chapter. Proceed to add fuel to the tank only if your vehicle is on level ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...five gallons (20 liters) of fuel to start it. You may need to crank the engine several times before the fuel system starts to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Fuel Economy Fuel economy is an estimate of the efficiency of your vehicle and can be calculated as ...
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    ... following decrease fuel economy: u Lack of regular, scheduled maintenance u Driving with your foot on the brake u Sudden stops u Excessive speed u Extended engine idling u Heavy loads u Underinflated tires u Extended use of the A/C, defroster, ...
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    ...-30 viscosity are PREFERRED for your vehicle. They provide the best engine performance, fuel economy and engine ... for all climates down to -15˚F (-25˚C). Synthetic engine oils which are CERTIFIED and of the preferred viscosity may be used in your engine. The engine oil and oil filter must still be ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... into the oil pan. Set the parking brake, making sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or 1 (First) (manual transmission). Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. Locate the engine oil dipstick (...
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    ...If the oil level is below the "ADD 1 QT." line, add engine oil as necessary. If the oil level is... some oil must be removed from the engine. Put the dipstick back in and make sure it is fully seated. 7. ...oil. Add engine oil through the oil filler cap highlighted in yellow. To add oil, remove the ...
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    ... 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, police, power/utility ...
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    ... the above conditions do not apply, change the engine oil and oil filter every 6 .... NOTE: Refer to the Power Stroke Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for oil viscosity, filter application ... summer and from freezing in the winter. Check the level of the engine coolant at least once a month, but ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ..., check the engine coolant level in the radiator. Read the following warnings before removing the radiator cap. If it is necessary to fill the radiator, refer to the Engine Coolant Refill ... engine coolant RWARNING Do not put engine coolant in the container for the windshield washer fluid. ...
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    RWARNING Never remove the coolant recovery cap while the engine is running or hot. RWARNING Follow ... risk of personal injury. 1. Before you remove the cap, turn the engine off and let it ... engine is cool, be careful when you remove the radiator cap. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around ...
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    ... all metals and rubber elastomers used in Ford engines for four years or 50,000 miles ... cooling system. Follow the recommended service interval for changing your engine coolant. NOTE: When you change ... premium nationally recognized brand name engine coolant. Ford Motor Company expressly authorizes the...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Premium Cooling System Fluid or an equivalent engine coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44-A. Do... aluminum radiator on your vehicle will corrode. Leave the engine coolant in all year. Make sure that... leaks and loose clamps before adding or replacing engine coolant. Make whatever repairs or...
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    ...to the first stop. Step back while the pressure releases. Remove the cap. Attach a small hose to the drain tube at the bottom of the radiator. Let the engine coolant drain ... the cooling system can be found in the Truck Service Manual. Engine coolant refill procedure After you have ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... upper hose becomes warm. Shut off the engine and allow the engine to cool. Cover the radiator cap with a thick cloth and cautiously remove it. Step back while the pressure releases. Finally, check the radiator and add more engine coolant if needed, ...
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    ... a windshield washing solution that must be mixed, follow the manufacturer's mixing instructions. Improperly mixed solutions may freeze unexpectedly. NOTE: The... system from delivering fluid to the windshield. Devices such as bug shields are not recommended to be added to your new Ford product. 331
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    ... move the wipers manually. Moving the wipers manually may damage them. Wiper blade replacement If the wiper blades still do ... 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 time you fill your ...
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    ... may result in damage to vehicle components. Checking the pressure of the tires At least once a month, check ... km). You can find the proper cold pressure on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. RWARNING ... and maintenance Inspect the tire treads, and remove stones, nails, glass or other objects ...
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    ...demounted and checked. You may need to repair or replace it. Wheel inspection and maintenance Check for ... cause excessive tire wear. Whenever a wheel is removed and then re-installed, always remove any corrosion that may be present on the mounting surface of the wheel and/or the surface of the hub, ...
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    ...,000 miles (24,000 km) thereafter. If your light truck has dual rear wheels, you can rotate... tires wear unevenly, have them checked. If your light truck has a temporary spare tire, do not include it in the tire rotation pattern. In situations where the tires differ from front to rear (snow/traction),...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Tire rotation pattern After each rotation, adjust individual tire pressure as specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. Tighten wheel lug nuts...so equipped) and remount on an aluminum wheel to rotate the spare tire into your vehicle's rotation pattern. 336
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    ...s tires may wear unevenly, you may need to replace them before a wear band appears across the ... to give you the same ride level. RWARNING When replacing full size tires, never mix radial, bias...tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the tire pressure decal. Make sure that all tires are the...
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    RWARNING Make sure that all replacement tires are of the same size, type, load-carrying capacity, and tread design (e.g. "All Terrain", etc.), as originally offered by Ford. RWARNING Do not replace your tires with "high performance" tires or larger size tires. ...
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    ... Tire Matching See an authorized tire dealer for proper servicing procedures. Wheels and tires must be properly removed, matched and remounted to maintain the best... down securely. Verify that no chain touches any wiring, brake lines, or fuel lines. Follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. 340
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    ... the chains rub or bang against your vehicle, remove the chains to prevent damage to your vehicle. u Avoid fully loading your vehicle if possible. u Remove tire chains at the first opportunity u Make sure your... protective coatings. Use tar and road oil remover to remove grease and tar. NOTE: Before...
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    ... or equivalent. Follow the buffing instructions that come with the compound. When tires are removed, the entire wheel must ...: salt, chloride compounds used for snow removal and highly alkaline materials. Wash .... The Low-Maintenance Battery has removable vent caps for checking the electrolyte level and...
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    ... water. If the battery needs water quite often, 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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    ... with a carrier or with your hands on the opposite corners. Automatic Transmission Fluid Under normal driving conditions automatic transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles (48,000... and/or extensive idling (a delivery service as an example). u Operating in severe dust conditions. 344
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    ...result in transmission malfunction and/or failure. Refer to “Adding automatic transmission fluid”, “Refill capacities” and “lubricant ... further information. Checking the Automatic Transmission Fluid It is preferable to check the transmission fluid level at normal operating temperature 150ɮ..
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    ... above 50˚F (10˚C). Wipe off the dipstick cap, pull the dipstick out and wipe the... level should be between the holes on the dipstick. Adding Automatic Transmission Fluid The fluid type is stamped ...If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by a qualified technician. NOTE: Always dispose ...
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    Automatic transmission dipstick Automatic transmission dipstick Manual Transmission and Transfer Case Fluid Checking the fluid Clean the filler plug on the side of the case. Remove the filler plug. The fluid level should be up to the bottom of...
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    ...in its original position, making sure it is fully seated. The Clutch The clutch on your vehicle is automatically self-adjusting and should not require any routine service.... water from entering the reservoir. Remove the internal diaphragm and then add only a DOT 3 brake fluid such as ...
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    .... If your original equipment universal joints are replaced with universal joints equipped with grease fittings, ... fluid level indicator in the master cylinder which lights the BRAKE warning light on the instrument panel when... fall as you put more mileage on your vehicle and the brake lining wears. 349
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    ...clean and remove the 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, you will cause permanent damage to your brakes. Do not fill the reservoir above the MAX line. If you find that the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... power steering fluid reaches normal operating temperature. The power steering fluid will be at the right temperature when the engine coolant temperature gauge in...the instrument cluster is near the center of the NORMAL operating temperature range. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel back ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    4. Check the fluid level on the dipstick (which is highlighted in yellow in your vehicle). The fluid level should be between the arrows in the FULL HOT range, which is marked on the side of the dipstick, opposite the side marked FULL COLD. Do not add fluid if the level is within the FULL HOT range...
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    ...: 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 the ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... overloaded and blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Before you replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate fuses or ...determined which fuses or circuit breakers to check, follow the procedures under Checking and replacing fuses or Checking and replacing circuit breakers later ...
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    ... and your vehicle's electrical systems. The high current fuses are coded as follows: 30 amp -light green, 40 amp - orange, 50 amp -... amp -blue. RWARNING Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Ford recommends that high current fuses be replaced by a qualified technician. ...
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    Checking and Replacing Fuses If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps: 1. ... order to find the fuse panel, you must first remove the cover from the lower edge of the instrument panel. You can...contains a fuse pulling tool in case you need to replace a blown fuse. 3. Check the fuse to see if it ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... (see previous chart). RWARNING Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage .... 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
    ... its socket. Lights and Bulb Replacement It is a good idea to check the operation of the following lights frequently: u headlamps u tail lamps u brakelamps u high-mount... the headlamps do not seem to give you enough light to see clearly at night turn off your vehicle's ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used. Do not remove the burned-out bulb unless you can immediately replace it with a new one. If a bulb is removed for an extended period of time, contaminants may enter the headlamp housing ...
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    ...position. Lift the hood and behind the headlamp remove the electrical connector by grasping the wires and ...must use it again to hold the new bulb in place. Carefully remove the bulb assembly from its socket ... need to turn the bulb left or right to line up the grooves in the plastic base with the tabs ...
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    High-Mount Brakelamp Bulbs To remove the brakelamp: 1. 2. 3. Remove the two screws from the surface of the lens. After..., 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 bulb socket into the...
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    Bulb specifications 369
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    Emission Control System Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter which enables your vehicle to comply with applicable exhaust emission requirements. RWARNING Exhaust leaks may result in the entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. Under extreme ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... to its emissions system. u Have the 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... other than Ford or Motorcraft or Ford authorized remanufactured parts are used for maintenance, replacement, or for the service of components affecting emissions control, ... odors, smoke, loss of oil pressure, the charge warning light, the check engine light, or the temperature warning light. These ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... system Federal law prohibits the following acts: 1. The removal or dismantlement, (by any person unless for maintenance, repair or replacement purposes) of any device or ...is being used, or Using your light truck after a device or design element has been removed or dismantled, by any person. 2. 373
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    ... including the catalyst inlet pipe, muffler, outlet pipe, resonator or diffuser. u Removing the fan shroud. Removing or Maintenance dismantling the fan clutch so that it no longer functions properly. Instructions for maintenance and service of the noise ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... want to do the additional driving required by law, a service center can perform this drive cycle ...OBD II Drive Cycle The engine must be warmed up and at operating temperature before ...Start the engine. Drive or idle (in neutral) the vehicle for 4 minutes. Idle the vehicle in drive (neutral for manual ...
  • 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 ...
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    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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    Motorcraft Parts 385
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    ... rust and damage. Body u Wash vehicle thoroughly to remove dirt, grease, oil, tar or mud from ... chrome and stainless steel parts with a thick coat of auto wax to prevent discoloration. Re-wax as necessary when the vehicle is washed. and latches with a light grade oil. u Lubricate all hood, door ...
  • 1996 Ford F150 | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... gears while the engine is running. until it reaches normal operating temperature. u With your foot on the brake,... unleaded fuel until the first automatic shutoff of the fuel pump nozzle. NOTE: During ... 60 days. Follow the instructions on the label. The vehicle should then be operated at idle speed ...
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    Battery u Check and recharge as necessary. u Keep connections clean and covered with a light coat of grease. Brakes u Make sure brakes and parking brake are fully released. Tires u Maintain recommended air pressures. Miscellaneous u Make sure all linkages, ...
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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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    Instrument panel 401
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    Instrument cluster 402



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