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  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    Table of Contents Introductory Information ...1 Safety Restraints ...11 Starting Your F-Series ...49 Warning Lights and Gauges ...63 Instrument Panel Controls ...79 Steering Column Controls ...95... Assistance ...281 Reporting Safety Defects...288 Accessories ...293 Servicing Your F-Series ...301
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    Introductory Information Ford's Commitment to You At Ford Motor Company, excellence is the continuous commitment to achieve the best result possible. ... of our products and services must be our number one priority. work must be done with you in mind, providing better products and services than our ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... you. If you do not know which information applies to your vehicle, talk to your dealer. This...describes equipment and gives specifications for equipment that was in effect when this guide was approved for printing. Ford may discontinue models or change specifications or design without any notice and ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... number following each item which indicates where detailed information can be found. This guide has a table of contents at the ... - French Version French Owner Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box 1580, Station...
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    ... a new one free of charge. Contact any Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer, or refer to the addresses and ... numbers on the first page of this owner guide. Buying a Ford Extended Service Plan If you bought your vehicle in the U.S., you can buy a Ford Extended Service Plan for your vehicle. This optional ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...-wheel drive vehicles entitled 4-Wheeling with Ford. NOTICE TO OWNERS OF LIGHT TRUCK AMBULANCE ... If your light truck is equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package, it can be utilized... manufacturers to follow the recommendations of the Ford Incomplete Vehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builderମ.
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    ...s recommendations by directly contacting that manufacturer. NOTE: Ford Ambulance Preparation Package is only available... on your owner card. You should include this number any time you write...: Complete Ford Built Vehicles u on the metal tag attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driverମ.
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... and Gross Axle Weight Ratings, wheel and tire data and information codes for additional vehicle data. For further information about the Safety Compliance Certification Label and the information contained on it, refer to the Index. Incomplete Vehicles On completed derivations of ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...arrange for the installation of required equipment. Your Ford dealer has information about the availability of many items ... operation. Proper torque specifications are provided in this guide. Also retighten to proper torque specification... any wheel change or any other time the wheel lug nuts have been...
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    u Use only the type of engine oil that Ford recommends. See Engine oil recommendations ... and therefore is not covered by warranty. Ford, however, believes that continual improvement in customer ... their vehicle in for inspection by a Ford representative. Polish your vehicle to remove harmful deposits ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...same detergent you use to wash the vehicle body, such as Ford Premium Car Wash Concentrate. You can use Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover or equivalent to clean ...cleaners. If you have your vehicle rustproofed, remove oversprayed rustproofing with a tar and road oil remover...
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    Safety Restraints Important Safety Belt Information The use of safety belts helps to restrain you and your passengers in case ... these safety belts. Also see Safety Restraints for Children in this chapter for special instructions about using safety belts for children. RWARNING Make sure that you and ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...use 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 which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. Failure to follow these precautions could increase the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    RWARNING Lock the doors of your vehicle before driving to lessen the risk of the door coming open in a collision. Your vehicle is equipped with a dual locking mode retractor on the shoulder belt portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for front seat passenger and rear seat outboard ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... belt is unbuckled and allowed to retract completely, the retractor will switch back to the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. See the detailed instructions under Safety Seats for Children in this chapter. Combination Lap and Shoulder Belts While ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... lap/shoulder belt from the retractor so that the shoulder portion of the belt 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 you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely ...
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    To tighten the lap portion of the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt until it fits you snugly. The belt should rest as low on your hips as possible. RWARNING Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. Never swing it around the neck over the ...
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    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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...lap/shoulder belts 2. While the belt retracts, guide the tongue to its stowed position. If you ...retractor as far as it will go and untwist the belt or remove the object that is jamming the belt. Let the belt ...out and let it retract several times to make sure that the belt works properly. 3. 4. 18
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Procedure to Correct a Twisted Safety Shoulder 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 the restraint system in your vehicle. However, use these figures and this procedure ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... completed, the safety belt should look like Figure 3. Safety Belt Extension Assembly For some people, the safety belt may be too short even when it ... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...), and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. However, ...to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a collision ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 bag supplemental restraint system located in the steering wheel and identified by the letters "SRS" in the center of the wheel. The driver air bag is...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... as it inflates. RWARNING Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the air bag cover on the steering wheel or in front seat areas that may come in contact with a deploying air bag. Failure to follow this instruction may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision. 24
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    How the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System Operates The air bag supplemental restraint system has two main parts. One part is the air bag system with the driver air bag and inflator located in the center of the steering wheel. The second part is the electrical system, which has impact sensors, ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...even intermittently, have the air bag system serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately. Tone...only if the readiness light does not work and there is a problem with the air bag system. This... Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. 26...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... a frontal impact. When the sensor system is activated, electric current flows to the inflator and the system ignites the gas generant. The propellant then rapidly burns in the metal container. The rapid burning produces nitrogen gas and small amounts of dust. The nitrogen gas and...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    4. After inflation, the gas empties through holes in the air bag. The air bag deflates at once. The surface of the air bags and the vehicle interior may be dusted with a powdery residue. The powder is cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used to lubricate the air bag as it inflates, and sodium ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... to the procedures 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 ... labels Service and information labels are attached to the sun visors, the headliner above the sun ...
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    The label located on the back of the driver's sun visor 31
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    Label on radiator support in the engine compartment Safety Restraints for Children In the U.S. and Canada, you are required by law to use safety restraints for children. If small children ride in your vehicle - this generally includes children who are four years old or younger and who weigh 40 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... always be 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 the safety seat properly, the child may be ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... unattended in your vehicle. Safety Belts for Children Children who are too large for child safety seats should always wear safety belts. (See instructions with your child seat, or contact its manufacturer, to determine maximum size of child that will safely fit in the seat.) RWARNING If safety ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... is recommended for the size and weight of the child. Always follow the safety seat manufacturer's instructions when installing and using the safety seat. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. Install the child ...
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    RWARNING Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden stop or collision. RWARNING Seatbacks should be upright for use with child safety ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Installing Child Safety Seats Your vehicle is equipped with a dual locking mode retractor on the shoulder belt portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for the front seat passenger and a dual-locking mode retractor for rear outboard passengers. If you choose to install a forward-facing ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Buckling the belt 5. Grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is extracted and a click is heard. At this time, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child seat restraint mode). Figure 4. NOTE: The dual-locking mode retractor must be in the automatic...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... mode 6. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the shoulder webbing. A clicking sound will be heard as the belt retracts. This indicates the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. Push down on the child seat while you pull up on the belt to remove 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...each use. If the retractor is not locked, repeat steps 4 through 7. To remove the retractor from automatic lock mode, allow webbing to retract fully to its stowed position and the retractor will automatically switch back to the vehicle sensitive locking mode for normal adult usage....
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...Place the child safety seat in the center seating position. Route the tongue and webbing through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle for the center seating position until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...tether anchor bracket kit (613D74) available at no charge from any Ford dealer. Read and follow the instructions provided with the kit carefully for ... the child seat manufacturer's instructions to attach the tether strap to the tether bracket. Ford recommends placement of tethered...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    If a tethered seat is installed in the front seat, Ford recommends placement of the tethered safety seat in the center front ... tether strap anchor bracket should be installed only at the center of the cab's back panel with the child seat in the front center seating position. Installing an anchor ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Starting Your F-Series Ignition Understanding the Positions of the Ignition The positions of the key in the ignition lock cylinder. ON allows you to test ... warning lights (except the brake system warning light) to make sure they work before you start the engine. The key returns to the ON position ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. LOCK is the only position that allows you to remove the key. The LOCK feature ... must push the key release button if your vehicle's manual transmission gearshift is mounted on the floor. 50
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    ... you open the driver's door while the key is in the ignition. Never leave your vehicle unattended with the key in the ignition. Removing the Key From the Ignition Procedures for removing your key from... release lever which allows you to remove your key from the ignition. The key release lever ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... gearshift lever is mounted on the floor: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Put the gearshift in 1 (First). Turn the ignition key to OFF. Set the parking brake fully before removing your foot from the ...) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. 52
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...vehicles, refer to the Diesel Engine Owners Guide Supplement for information on starting your vehicle. When starting .... Only use the accelerator when you have problems getting your vehicle started. See ...dead battery, you must allow the computer to "relearn" its idle conditions before your vehicle ...
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    ...of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle is relearned. Your vehicle will eventually relearn its idle while you drive it, but it takes much longer than if you use ... Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. Before you start your vehicle, do...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... you start your vehicle, you should test the warning lights on the instrument panel to make sure that they work. Refer to the Warning Lights and Gauges ... to Start Your Vehicle at the beginning of this section. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. DO NOT depress the accelerator ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... you from shifting from P (Park) unless you have the brake pedal depressed. (The ignition must be in the ON position.) If you cannot shift from P (Park) with the ...: 1. 2. 3. 56 Apply the parking brake. Remove the key. Insert the key and rotate one position clockwise (ignition in the OFF position).
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    ... 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 WORKING. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... speed. When you start your vehicle, the engine's idle speed normally runs higher than when ... than its normal idle speed. It should, however, slow down after a short time. If it does not, have the idle speed checked. If... other damage. RWARNING Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...or two-pronged (cheater) adapters. For best results, plug the heater in at least three hours before you ...will not damage the engine, so you can plug it in at night to start your vehicle the following morning....start after a collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been triggered. The shut-off ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...Class A Chassis Owner Guide for information regarding the fuel pump shut-off switch for your ... after a collision or substantial jolt: 1. 2. 3. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. Check under ...you may have a different mechanical problem. Turn the ignition key to the ON position for a few seconds...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...6. Reset button for fuel pump shut-off switch Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes Carbon monoxide,... stopped vehicle for more than a short period of time with the engine running. Exhaust fumes are toxic. ... Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes in this chapter for more instructions. RWARNING If you smell exhaust ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 ... of snow, leaves, and other debris. If the engine is idling while you are stopped in an open area for long periods of time, open the windows at ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Warning Lights and Gauges The instrument panel (dashboard) on your vehicle is divided into ...following pages show the major parts of the instrument panel that are described in this chapter. Some items shown ... which cluster your vehicle has, check the diagrams on the following pages of this section. 63...
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    Mechanical cluster 64
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    Mechanical cluster with tachometer 65
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    ... warning lights and gauges alert you to possible problems with your vehicle. Some of the lights listed are optional...system should be checked by a qualified service technician. This light comes on when you turn the ignition key to START to verify that the indicator bulb is working. If the light stays ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... To check the amber ABS brake warning light turn the ignition key to ON. The ABS brake warning light should glow momentarily. NOTE: If it does not glow momentarily, have your vehicle's electrical system checked immediately. NOTE: If the ABS brake warning light ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...is buckled while the light is u If the safety belt is buckled before the ignition is turned to the ON position, neither the light nor the chime will come...vehicle's powertrain control system during normal operation. If an emission problem is detected, the Check Engine Warning Light (in the cluster)...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...the engine starts. If the light does not come on when you turn the ignition to ON or if it comes on and stays on when you are driving, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. This indicates a possible problem with one of the vehicle's emission control systems. You ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... installed. If the Check Engine Warning Light comes on and you suspect that the fuel cap is not properly installed, pull off the 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... The charging system light This light comes on every time you turn the ignition to the ON or START position (engine off). The light should go off when the ... and Tone Generator This light illuminates for six seconds when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the light fails to ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...could result. Check the engine's oil level, following the instructions on checking and adding engine oil. Refer.... If you do not follow these instructions, you or others could be injured. To assure an ... level. Contact your nearest dealer for further service actions. 4. Engine oil pressure gauge 73...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... The fuel gauge displays approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank only when the ignition switch is ON. The fuel gauge indicator may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion. With ignition switch OFF, the fuel gauge indicator may drift from the ignition switch ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ..., 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 Engine Coolant in the Index. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...factory-set accuracy. NOTE: The conversion constant can only be changed six times once the vehicle leaves the factory. Your Ford dealership service personnel can change the conversion constant. Some vehicles are equipped with a vehicle speed (MPH/km/h) limiting device ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 is a combination trip ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... to 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). If you are experiencing an "engine cut-...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Instrument Panel Controls NOTE: The following section does not apply to Stripped Chassis vehicles. See your Body Builder's instructions for location and operation of controls for climate control systems, lamps, radio and windshield wiper/washer. 79
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    Instrument Panel, Controls and Mechanical Cluster with Tachometer 80
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    ... There are four registers in the instrument panel. Each of these registers contain a louver assembly which can be manually adjusted to direct ... system is located at the center of the instrument panel below the radio and will operate only when the ignition key is turned to the ON ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...air flow. Airflow selections VENT Use VENT to bring outside air through the instrument panel registers. You can heat the air in this position by rotating the center...temperature regardless of the center knob setting. Select NORM A/C or MAX A/C to get cool air through the instrument panel registers. 82
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... NORM A/C to get refrigerated outside air through the instrument panel registers. The A/C position is used for cooling except when it is extremely ... louder which is normal when using MAX A/C. The air flow will be from the instrument panel registers. FLOOR Air flow will be to the floor when FLOOR is ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... your u Do not put objects under the front seats that u Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air Standard Heater The ... Heater system is located in the center of the instrument panel below the radio and will operate only when the ignition key is turned to the RUN position. Your Heater will heat ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    To turn your Heater system on, select any position except OFF. This will turn the fan ON and allow air flow into the vehicle. Select OFF to turn your Heater off. This will turn the fan off and stop outside air from coming into the vehicle. Temperature selection The Temperature knob is the rotating ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    .... Air flow selections VENT Use VENT to bring outside air through the instrument panel registers. You can heat the air in this position by rotating the ... MIX Select MIX to get air to the floor and windshield defrosters at the same time. V DEF Select V DEF to obtain maximum air flow to the windshield. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    u Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the flow of air under the seats to the back seat area of your vehicle. u Remove any snow, ice, or leaves from the air intake area at the bottom of the windshield. Climate control knobs (Heater A/C system) Climate control knobs (...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... this switch. Your fuel gauge will display the amount of fuel available in the currently selected tank. The fuse that protects the fuel tank selector circuit is labeled AUX FUEL TANK SELECTOR on your fuse panel cover. Fuel tank selector switch 88
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... lamps, marker lamps, and tail lamps, use the headlamp switch to the left of the steering column. 1. Pull the headlamp control knob toward...the above. Rotate the knob when it is in an on position to brighten or dim the instrument panel lamps. Rotate fully counterclockwise to operate courtesy and cargo...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...lamps. Fog Lamps (If equipped) The fog lamps rocker switch is located on the instrument panel to the right of the steering column. Fog lamp switch The... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...do so may result in a collision. Lighting Up the Instrument Panel and the Interior of Your Vehicle The instrument panel lights can be turned on by pulling the headlamp switch toward you to either .... You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by rotating the headlamp switch knob. 91
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... when the driver or passenger door is opened. Turning the headlamp switch fully counterclockwise will operate the interior lamp when the doors...mount brakelamp feed is provided in the taillamp wiring, in the event an aftermarket cap is installed on the vehicle obscuring the cargo/high-mount brakelamp ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...is illegal in some places. Turning On the 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 its own switch. Map lamps 93
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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....
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Steering Column Controls The controls on the steering column and wheel are designed to give you easy access to the controls while you are driving. The Turn Signal Lever You can use the turn signal lever on the left side of the steering column to: u operate the turn signals and cornering lamps u ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Turn signal lever and functions If the turn indicator light in the instrument panel does not illuminate or remains on (doesn't flash) when you signal .... When the high beams are ON, the high beam indicator light on the instrument panel comes on. To turn off the high beams, pull the lever toward you...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Headlamp high beam switch and turn signal lever Flashing the Lights To flash the headlamps, pull the lever toward you ... headlamp knob is on or off. Windshield Wipers and Washer To turn on the windshield wipers, the ignition key must be turned to the ON or ACC position. Turn the knob on the end of ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...at the end of the turn signal lever toward or away from the instrument panel to the interval operation you desire. Windshield Washer To clean the ...the windshield when the washer fluid container is empty or activate the washers at any time for more than 15 seconds continuously. This could damage the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... see through the windshield clearly, it can increase the risk of being involved in a collision. For information about refilling the washer fluid or replacing your windshield wiper blades, see Windshield washer fluid and Wipers in the Index. Hazard ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Hazard flasher Horn To sound the horn, press either horn pad. Horn location (with speed control option) 100
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    Tilt Steering (If equipped) RWARNING Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. Turn signal and tilt release wheel lever To change the position of the steering column/wheel, pull the release lever on the column toward you. Tip the steering wheel to the desired position. Release ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... speed above 30 mph (50 km/h). The switches to operate the speed control are on the steering wheel....transmitting equipment in your vehicle. The speed control switches To set the speed control: 1. 2. Press and ... the accelerator pedal. Press the SET ACCEL switch and release it immediately to set your ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... overdrive. If your vehicle comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, you may prefer to drive ... speed control performance. In order to downshift (with a manual transmission) with the speed control operating, you ...and making the shift so that the speed control can fully return to the idle position. 103
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ..., with electronically controlled transmissions - press the Transmission Control Switch. The indicator light will turn on and illuminate the word "... economy during normal driving conditions, press the Transmission Control Switch to turn off the light. This allows overdrive operation. Transmission...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...slow down to the desired speed and release the COAST switch. Your vehicle has a "tap-down" feature...65 mph (104 km/h) and tap the COAST switch 5 times your vehicle speed will decrease and ...the accelerator pedal, then press the SET ACCEL switch and release it immediately. the vehicle accelerates to...
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    ...(96 km/h) and tap the SET-ACCEL switch 5 times your vehicle speed will increase and... ACCEL or return to the previous set speed with the RESUME switch. control is suspended, but you can reset... ACCEL or return to the previous set speed with the RESUME switch. u Press the clutch pedal slightly u Press ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... canceled. You may have to temporarily resume manual speed control while driving up a... overdrive into drive (or by pressing the Transmission Control Switch, if equipped). These conditions could ...your vehicle can be reset with the SET ACCEL switch, or returned to the previous set speed with the RESUME ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... 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 release the RESUME switch. Your vehicle gradually returns to the previously set speed ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...NOTE: For Stripped Chassis vehicles, see your Body Builders manual for location and operation of all items defined in this ... you want to load heavy items onto your vehicle, Ford recommends that you load them one at a time, directly on the bed floor to avoid damage to the tailgate or its supports. 109
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... clip (on each upper cable connector) past the head of the support screw. Doing so will allow you to center the ...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 the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...in place. Power Door Locks (If equipped) The power door lock switches are located in the front doors. To lock all doors push the switch marked L. To unlock all doors push the switch marked U. The manual door locks will override the power door lock controls. Power door lock controls 111
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... the two hand held transmitters that came with your vehicle. The system will work with up to four transmitters. Your vehicle came with two ... ordered from your dealer. The remote entry features only operate with the ignition in the OFF position. The remote entry transmitter Unlocking the doors with ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...OFF by pressing the PANIC button again from the same transmitter or by turning the ignition to the ON or ACCESSORY position. When you use the remote entry UNLOCK or PANIC ... 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Replacing the batteries The remote entry transmitter is powered by two coin type three-volt lithium 2016 batteries (..., the batteries should be replaced. Replacement batteries can be purchased at most pharmacies, watch stores or at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. NOTE: The operating range of the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... the batteries Replacing lost transmitters In the event a transmitter is lost, you should take all ...them to the remote entry system all at the same time. Illuminated Entry System (If equipped)... off after approximately 25 seconds or when the ignition is turned to the START or ACCESSORY position. NOTE...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Battery Saver (with Remote Entry - If equipped) When the ignition is turned off, the vehicle will turn off battery voltage to all ... transmitter is used, any door is opened, or the ignition key is turned on again. Windows Operating the Windows Manually Cab rear sliding window (If equipped) To open ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... 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 ... are clear of the window(s) before closing. Master control switch Power bezel crew cab only 117
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Seats Adjusting the Front Seat Manually To move the front seat forward or rearward: 1. 2. 3. 4. Find the adjustment lever at the lower left corner of the front seat. Push the lever to the left to unlatch the seat. Move the seat to the desired position. Release the lever to latch the seat in its new ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Reclining Bucket Seats You can tilt the seat back of your bucket seats backward. 1. 2. 3. 4. On the outboard side of the seat, lift the recliner handle up and hold it in place. Lean against the back of the seat and adjust it to the position you want. Release the handle to lock the seat back in ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Seats later in this chapter. Your 40/20/40 bucket seats have Power Lumbar Supports. You can inflate/deflate the lumbar support pad in the seatback to adjust for your driving comfort. Refer to Using the Power Lumbar Supports later in this chapter. 121
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Seat Back Release (Bench Seat) The front seat back for the Regular Cab and the rear seat back for the Crew Cab can be folded forward to gain access to the storage space behind. Lift the seat back latch at its lower rear corner. The seat back will lock automatically when returned to the full upright...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... 1. 2. Unsnap the retaining strap holding the seat in its stored position. Swing the seat support away from the seat bottom while lowering the seat to a horizontal position.... restore the seat to a stored position: 1. 2. 3. Lift the cushion to upright position. Snap retaining strap. Clip support. 124
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    .... To fold the seat: 1. 2. Move the front seat forward if necessary. Pull the strap at the passenger's side of the seat bottom and pivot the seat assembly 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 seat back. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...seat: 1. Lift the seatback release lever on the outboard side of the seat cushion to unlock the slide mechanism and the seatback. 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 the right lower ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... 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 Power...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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. NOTE... RWARNING Make sure you can see clearly through the rearview mirror at all times. Do not allow anything to block your vision. If you can't...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... light sensor measures the ambient light just as your eyes do. When the rear facing light sensor in the glass senses glare, such as from following headlights, it energizes a chemical layer in the glass causing it to darken and absorb light. As the glare subsides, the mirror glass returns to its ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... button when the mirror is turned on. To turn the mirror off, push the On/Off switch again and the button will unlatch shutting off the light and the ..., such as from a flashlight, on the rearward sensor located on the glass face. Remove the cloth (and shut off the flashlight if applicable) and the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Illuminated Vanity Mirror (If equipped) Your vehicle may feature illuminated vanity mirrors on the sun visors. You can turn on the lighted mirror by lifting the mirror door cover. Visor vanity mirror Visors that are equipped with the lighted vanity mirror also have an auxiliary visor. The ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Outside Mirrors (Manual Control) Adjust outside mirrors with the door closed and the seat adjusted for comfort and proper vehicle control. Move the mirrors for best view by tilting up or down, left or right. On vehicles equipped with fold-away mirrors, the mirrors should be folded rearward into the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... equipped) To adjust the remote controlled side mirrors: 1. 2. 3. 4. Find the control switch in the driver's door panel. Select the right or left mirror by moving the selector switch to R or L. Move the control knob in the direction you want to move the mirror. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Console Your vehicle may have a full console. The full console has the features shown in the illustration below. The features on the console 136
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    Seat mounted console 137
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Power Point Electrical Outlet The 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. Power point ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Electronic Sound Systems Compact Disc Radio 139
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...Disc Radio The Compact Disc Radio combines the Electronic Stereo Radio with the Ford Compact Disc Player. Using the Controls on Your New Radio/... show the relative volume level. NOTE: If the volume level is set above a certain listening level when the ignition switch is turned off, when the ignition ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... you to tune in a particular station. You can manually locate the station using the "SCAN/TUNE" ... button to manually tune You can change the frequency up or down one increment at a time (...bottom half of the "SEEK" button. While you are manually tuning, the display will show a blinking "M"....
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... is especially handy while traveling. Your radio will automatically set your memory buttons to the strong local stations so you don't have to continually manually tune to existing stations. Activate Auto Memory Store by pushing the "AUTO PRESET" button once. Your radio will set the first five ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... mode and this display will show “AUTO” each time a preset is activated. NOTE: If there are ... Auto Memory Store mode and return to the manually-set memory button stations (or those stations ... Display will show “AUTO” then “OFF”. The next time Auto Memory Store is activated on that band, ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... set. Clock operation When in the radio mode, push the "CLOCK" button to switch from radio frequency to clock. Only the clock numerals will be ...in the clock mode - there is no A.M./P.M. indication. When in the clock mode, the time will be displayed until the button is pushed again. However, if ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...revert back to the previous mode. The clock can also be viewed with the ignition off. Push the "CLOCK" button and the time will be displayed momentarily. To set the ...the Controls on Your New Compact Disc Player Your new Ford Compact Disc Player is capable of playing 12 cm or 8...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... radio. NOTE: The volume, bass, treble, balance and fader controls on the radio are also used with the CD player. Refer to earlier operating instructions on these controls. How to insert a disc and begin play Insert one disc, label side up into the disc opening. When inserted, the disc automatically...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...STOP" button once again. NOTE: If the ignition key is turned OFF during play..., the CD player will resume playing in the mode it was in when ignition was turned off. Using the "SEEK" feature... point (found by watching the elapsed playing time in the display or by listening to the sound during fast...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...seconds. This continues until you press the "SCAN/TUNE" button a second time. While in the scan mode, the display shows the current sampled track number...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...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... audio system. NOTE: You can eject the disc while the radio power and/or ignition is on or off. How To Take Care of and Clean Your CD Player and Discs To ensure the continued performance of your Ford Compact Disc Player, carefully read the following precautions: u Always handle...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    .... Do not attempt to disassemble the case. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Common Operating Conditions of Your CD Player The following information is designed to help you recognize typical situations ... could be defective and may not play on your Ford Compact Disc Player. 151
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | 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
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    ... you to tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using the "TUNE" button, ...you to tune in to a particular station. You can manually locate the station by using Automatic Music ... the right or left side of the "TUNE" button. Manual tuning adjusts your radio to any ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 increment at a time by first pressing the "AMS" button (display shows... until you press the "SCAN" button a second time. The display flashes "AM" or "FM." 156
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    u Setting the Station Memory Preset buttons Your radio is equipped with 5 station memory buttons. These buttons can be used to select up to 5 preset AM stations and 10 preset FM stations (5 in FM1 and 5 in FM2). Follow the easy steps below to set these buttons to the desired frequencies: 1. 2. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... is completely in and "seated." NOTE: A cassette tape can be loaded with the ignition on whether or not the radio power is on. How to locate a desired track on the ... played The alternate track (other side) of the tape can be selected at any time by pushing both fast-wind buttons (h and g) at the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... How to view the 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...and right (a) to advance the minutes. NOTE: The clock displays 12-hour time with no AM/PM indications. 160
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    ... and follow these simple precautions: u Using a Ford Cassette Cleaning Cartridge to clean the tape player ... pencil into one of the holes and turning the hub until the tape is tight. u Only cassettes ... leave a tape in the cassette tape lodged in the mechanism. Remove any loose label material before ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Electronic AM Radio Electronic AM Radio 162
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... Pushing the control in will change the display from the radio frequency to the clock (time) or from the clock to the radio frequency. How to tune radio stations There are two ways for you to tune to a particular station. You can manually locate a station using the "TUNE" button or select a ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... the bass response (more lows). Clock Operation How to view the 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 approximately ten seconds before changing ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... (+) to advance the minutes. NOTE: The clock displays 12-hour time with no AM/PM indications. Common Radio Reception Conditions Several ...: Always make sure your antenna (Whether you have a power antenna or a manually adjustable antenna) is fully extended to its maximum length for proper reception. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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, which .... While passing the tower, the station may switch back and forth a few times before returning to the original station. When several broadcast towers are ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...107.7, 107.9 MHz in 0.2 MHz steps. Not all frequencies 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 frequencies. Some FM radio stations advertise a "rounded-off" frequency...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Ask your dealer for a copy of this limited warranty. Service At Ford Electronics, we stand behind our audio .... If anything should go wrong with your Ford audio system, return to your dealer for service. There is a nationwide network of qualified Ford authorized repair centers to assist you. 168
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...has. u an Automatic Transmission (C-6) u an Electronic 4-speed Automatic Transmission (E4OD) u an Electronic 4-speed Automatic Transmission (4R7OW) u a manual transmission Your vehicle is equipped with an Electronic Powertrain Control Module that limits engine and/or vehicle speeds with a cut-out...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... you from shifting from P (Park) unless you have the brake pedal depressed. (The ignition must be in the ON position.) If you cannot shift from P (Park) with the ...: 1. 2. 3. Apply the parking brake. Remove the key. Insert the key and rotate one position clockwise (ignition in the OFF position). 170
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    ... 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 WORKING. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...engine braking on hilly roads. Upshifts from 1 (Low) can be made by manually shifting to 2 (Second) or D (Drive). Selection of 1 (Low) gear provides only...counterclockwise against the stop, and then push it toward the instrument panel. The gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) if you cannot rotate...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. Forced Downshifts To gain added acceleration in D (Drive) (... 35 mph (56 km/h). Power Braking Increasing the engine speed above idle without vehicle movement (such as holding the brake) in a forward or...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...has depressed the throttle while driving at a steady road speed. To help in troubleshooting, the PCM continually performs self-tests on the electronic control ... malfunction has been detected. If the TCIL is flashing, contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. If this condition persists, damage to ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 you move the gearshift lever from position to position. If you do not hold the brake pedal down, your vehicle may move ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... 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 WORKING. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... light labeled "Overdrive" located on the end of the gearshift lever. Press this switch and the word "OFF" will illuminate on the shift lever knob. With ... and is useful for descending hills or when towing. Transmission Control Switch and indicator light (located on the gearshift lever) 177
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... illuminated when Overdrive operation resumes. This switch may be used to select O/D ON or O/D OFF any time the vehicle is being driven. When starting...braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts from 1 (Low) can be made by manually shifting to 2 (Second) or j (Overdrive). Selection of 1 (Low) gear provides...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... stop, and then push it toward the instrument panel. The gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) if ... roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. RWARNING Do not ... brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. RWARNING Never leave ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Power Braking Increasing the engine speed above idle without vehicle movement (such as holding the... your left foot. Manual transmission vehicles have a starter interlock switch. The starter will not ... fully depressed. Start the engine and allow it to idle for a few seconds. Move the gearshift into 1...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... may cause the vehicle to jerk sharply when pressing or removing your other foot from the accelerator. Shifting the Gears The gearshift for a manual transmission is mounted on the floor. The gearshift pattern consists of seven positions: Neutral, five ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    With the 5-speed transmission you can engage R (Reverse) only by moving the gearshift from the left of 3 (Third) and 4 (Fourth) gears before you shift into R (Reverse). This is a special lockout feature that protects you from accidentally shifting into R when you downshift from 5 (Fifth) gear. 5. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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
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    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 information on vehicles equipped with 7.3L diesel engines. When you slow down or climb a steep hill...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... eliminate this sound. Parking To park your vehicle, apply the service brake pedal, and shift into N (Neutral) while still maintaining pressure on the service brake. Set the parking brake fully. Shift into first and turn off the ignition. RWARNING Do not park your vehicle in Neutral,...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. RWARNING Do not leave ... parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. Steering Your Vehicle Your... turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually but it takes more effort. Never ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... no power delivered to either axle. When the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and transmission are disconnected from the rest of the driveline. Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. 187
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    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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... Indicator Light (TCIL) may flash on and off repeatedly. Normal transmission function should return when the transfer case has been engaged and the vehicle is driven. If the TCIL continues to flash or the transmission continues to operate abnormally contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. 189
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... shift lever straight back to the 4H position, the automatic locking hubs will engage when the vehicle is driven. When the automatic locking hubs are ... the vehicle is moving, one or both of the automatic locking hubs have been disengaged and the transfer case shift lever should be switched back to ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...vehicle forward in 4H, the automatic locking hubs will disengage the next time the vehicle is driven in reverse ... in reverse in 4H, the automatic locking hubs will disengage the next time the vehicle is driven forward ... on dry pavement, disengage the automatic locking hubs. To shift between 4H and 4L:...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. From either the 4H or 4L... down (toward the ground) and at the same time move the transfer case shift lever... transmission into NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    Operating in 2H with the hubs in the LOCK position increases fuel consumption, noise, vibration, and wear. For prolonged 2H operation on dry pavement, set the manual locking hubs to the FREE position. To shift between 4H and 4L: Stop the vehicle and place the automatic transmission ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... the parking brake. Place the automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress the clutch on manual transmission vehicles. Push the transfer case shift lever to the desired ... near the Touch Drive system buttons. The amber light to the left of the 4x4 button will light up at the same time as the 195
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    4x4 instrument panel light. The amber light to the left of the LOW RANGE light will light up at the same time as the instrument panel LOW RANGE light. u Two Wheel Drive ... into 4x4, push the 4x4 button located on the instrument panel. This shift can be done at a stop or at speeds up to ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... forward in 4x4, the automatic locking hubs will disengage the next time the vehicle is driven in reverse... in reverse in 4x4, the automatic locking hubs will disengage the next time the vehicle is driven forward.... Operating in two-wheel drive mode with the hubs locked increases fuel consumption, noise...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... in NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on vehicles with a manual transmission. Push the LOW RANGE button on the instrument panel to shift the transfer case ... NEUTRAL or depress the clutch on vehicles with a manual transmission. Push the LOW RANGE button on the instrument panel to shift the transfer case ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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... determine the depth; avoid water higher than the bottom of the hubs (if possible) and proceed slowly. If the ignition system gets wet, the vehicle may stall. Once through water, always...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... should be checked and changed, if necessary. NOTE: Refer to the Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for driving through deep water information. Additional Special Driving Instructions for 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle Operators Driving on Hill or Slope Terrain ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... Chassis Only) The rear disc brakes are self-adjusting. They do not require service other than periodic lubrication of the caliper slide rails and inspection for pad wear. Hydraulic Power Brakes The hydraulic brake system is made up of two independent ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... light remains on or comes on while driving, have the braking system checked by a qualified service technician as soon as possible. NOTE: If a fault occurs in the anti-lock ... (8 km/h) on level, dry pavement. Stop the vehicle by firmly applying the brakes. Repeat this procedure four or five times. 203
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... pedal seems "low", it may indicate the need for a brake system inspection and/or service. You should have your brakes checked as soon as possible. ... to repeat this operation to properly seat new brake linings and pads. Stopping Distances Stopping distances vary with different loads and driving ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...brake should be used whenever you park your vehicle. The parking brake pedal is suspended just below the bottom of the instrument panel to the left of service brake and/or clutch pedals. To set the parking brake while parking your vehicle, press the brake pedal ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is .... Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. 206
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...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 foot and pull the parking brake release lever. RWARNING If...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...Second) u Heavy Duty ZF S5-42 5-Speed Manual with Overdrive (Unloaded): use 3 (Third) Overdrive (loaded): use...) u Heavy Duty ZF S5-42 5-Speed Manual with Move forward slowly and evenly. If this ...4WD, and try to drive away. High Speed Driving Ford Motor Company recommends obeying posted speed limits....
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    ..., engage 4WD, and try 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). Do not downshift into First with the manual transmission when moving faster than 5 mph (8 km/h). 209
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    ... to cross water that is fast flowing or of unknown depth. Do not drive through flooded areas unless you are sure that the water is below the bottom of the wheel hubs. If you must drive through high water, drive slowly. You may have limited traction or wet brakes, so allow extra stopping distance ...
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    After 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 ... be checked and changed, if necessary. NOTE: All rear axle lube quantities must be replaced every 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or if the axle has ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... weight limits of your vehicle's tires affect the GVWR or GAWR limitations. Usage of replacement tires with higher weight limit than originals does not increase GVWR or GAWR. Usage of lower capacity replacement tires may lower GVWR and GAWR limitations. RWARNING If the ...
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    ... Certification Label. For heavier trailer applications, refer to the towing information found later in this chapter. Trailer Towing (may ....) u Use extra caution when driving your vehicle u Service your vehicle more frequently if you 214 tow a trailer. (See Servicing your vehicle if you tow in this...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... (800 km). Vehicle Loading/Towing Information Your vehicle's load capacity is designated ... inflation pressures are specified for your vehicle at the assembly plant on the Safety Compliance Certification Label..... If a vehicle is overloaded, performance will suffer and service concerns may arise. 215...
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    ... of a Safety Compliance Certification Label and an explanation of how this information should be used: Safety Compliance Certification Label Do not use... from your vehicle certification label. Understanding Loading/Towing Information The following terms are used to describe the ability to carry or ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...weight of a load (including passengers, cargo and optional equipment) being carried at a particular time, you get the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). It is important to remember ...the owner piles on more of a load and weighs it again, that becomes the GVW...until such time as the vehicle is unloaded. 217
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    ...as other factors. This is why it's so important to observe vehicle loading ratings. Overloading a vehicle punishes components and can lead to shortened service life or outright failure. The capacity of the tires is included as part of the axle and suspension system, which is to be considered when ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Passenger car type tires when installed on light trucks and multipurpose passenger vehicles are rated at 10% lower load carrying capacity due to the differences in vehicle usages. The vehicle must not be loaded to both the front and rear GAWR because the GVWR will be exceeded. The GAWR of the front...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... camper loading sheet in your vehicle glove box or to the Consumer Information dealer folder on truck camper loading for recommendations on...Compliance Certification Label, and the Trailer towing specifications in the owner guide (refer to the Index) - Refer to the following sample illustration to ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Use this chart to perform your calculations. NOTE: The Truck Safety Compliance 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 pounds (38 kgs). Does this mean that you are ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    that you 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 cargo in the box without exceeding the GAWR F. It is possible to hang heavier equipment on the front as long as the vehicle owner/operator ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... the vehicle is loaded within safe limits. If your vehicle exceeds the GVWR, remove cargo from your vehicle accordingly. If your vehicle exceeds the GAWR for either axle, shift the load or remove cargo accordingly. RWARNING If the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the ...
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    ... are using the right equipment in the proper manner, see your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Hitches Do not install a single...mounted hitches are acceptable if installed properly. Follow towing instructions of a reputable rental agency. Whenever a trailer hitch and hardware are removed, make sure all...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    NOTE: The rated capacities (as shown in this guide) for trailer towing with the factory bumper are only valid when the trailer hitch ball is installed directly into the ball hole in the bumper. Addition of bracketry to either lower the hitch ball position or extend the hitch ball rearward will ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... than one trailer light bulb to one circuit. A wire harness (Ford part number F5TB-13A576-A) has been provided that connects ...function properly, do not operate your vehicle and trailer until corrections are made. RWARNING Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...) gear or 1 (Low). If your vehicle is equipped with a manual 5-speed transmission, operate in 4th gear. ...a trailer, downshift the transmission into 3rd gear. Servicing your vehicle if you tow If ...a trailer for a long distance, your vehicle will need to be serviced more frequently than usual. Refer to...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... for long periods of time in hot weather, place the gearshift selector lever in P (Park) to increase the engine idle speed. This aids in engine cooling and air ... the trailer wheels. u With the chocks in place, release the foot service brakes, making sure the chocks are holding. 246
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    ... applying the parking brake pedal with your left foot. For manual transmissions - apply the service brake and shift into N (Neutral) ... a driver-side air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Ford has evaluated the SRS on an F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 in various snow removal applications. The results ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... using the F-150 Regular Cab 4x4 for snow removal, never modify or defeat the "tripping mechanisms" ...so may cause damage to the vehicle and the snow removal equipment as well as possible SRS deployment. ... all vehicles which contain an SRS system, Ford recommends that you always properly wear your ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Ford recommends the following vehicle specifications for low speed, personal use snow removal: ... tire wear. If the snowplowing equipment is later removed, check the front-end alignment again. ... equipment to your vehicle, which will not ordinarily be removed when not in use, such as heavy-duty winches...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... of wiring. Do not plow snow until your vehicle has been driven 500 miles (800 km). Maintain the vehicle and snowplow equipment in accordance with their respective manufacturer's recommendations. Refer to the notes under Scheduled Maintenance Services when plowing snow for extended periods. 250
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... 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 exceed 15 mph (24 km/h). Do not shift the transmission from forward to reverse until the engine is at idle and the wheels are stopped. 251
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    Roadside Emergencies Jump-Starting Your Vehicle NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for information on jump-starting your diesel-powered light truck. Your vehicle's battery may die if you leave the lights on or any ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... You could damage the catalytic converter. For further information, see Jumper Cables in the Index. To avoid damaging... they are given. If in doubt, call for road service. Preparing Your Vehicle 1. Your vehicle ... system. You will damage your starting motor, ignition system, and other electrical parts ...
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    3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle. Make sure the vehicles do not touch... moving parts. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach ...from voltage surges. Turn off all other switches and lights in both vehicles to prevent possible ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... tries before the vehicle starts. If the vehicle does not start after several attempts, there may be a different problem. When both vehicles are running, let them idle for a few minutes to charge the discharged battery. 2. 3. 256
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    ...the positive (+) cable from the discharged battery. 2. 3. 4. After the vehicle is started, let it idle for a while to let the engine "relearn" its idle ... a battery charger to fully recharge the battery. If you need to replace your battery, see Battery in the Servicing Your Vehicle chapter. 257
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... decrease the speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. Park on a level spot, turn off the ignition, set the parking brake, and turn on the hazard flashers. The Conventional Spare Tire If you have the conventional spare tire, you can use it as a ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...box spare tire mounting. Spare tire stowage To remove the spare tire: 1. With the tapered end of the lug nut ..., loosen the bolt until the bracket is loose from the upper support. Be careful you do not loosen too... end into the channel assembly tube and lift up on the wrench. At the same time pull the...
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    ...inserted in the retainer for more leverage. Remove the spare tire from the channel assembly. RWARNING Never allow... the channel with mounted spare tire during removal or installation. 5. 6. To stow the spare tire: 1. 2. Position... of the lug nut wrench into the channel assembly tube and lift and line...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Position of eyebolt After the eyebolt has been tightened it should be at a right angle to the slot. That is, it should be at 90 degrees to the center line of slot, if not, tighten it to that position. This is necessary to prevent channel separation and/or loss of the spare tire if the spare becomes...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...a wood spacer in the usual spare tire location. Remove the wood spacer before installing the spare tire... put the gearshift in Park. If you have a manual transmission, put the gearshift in Reverse. Set ... opposite the tire that you are changing. NOTE: Make sure the ignition is in the OFF position. 262
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    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 the ground,...N (Neutral) position. Always set the parking brake fully and turn off the ignition when leaving the vehicle. 263
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    ...injured. 2. Get out the spare tire and jack. The jack and lug wrench are stowed under the hood on the right front fender inner panel, and the jack handle is on the radiator support. Jack and assembly location 264
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    ...the tapered end of the lug nut wrench behind wheel covers or hubcaps and twist off. Loosen the wheel nuts by pulling up on ... wheel lug nuts until you raise the tire off the ground. 4. Removing and Replacing the Tire 1. Insert the jack handle into the jack and use the handle to slide the jack under ...
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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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    ...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 tire. If your vehicle has dual rear wheels, there are locating pins on the hubs and wheels with corresponding holes. When you put the wheel back...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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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    ... 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
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    ... Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet. Also retighten to the specified torque at 500 miles (800 km) of operation after any wheel change or any time the lug nuts are loosened. RWARNING Failure to retighten wheel lug nuts at mileages specified could allow wheels to come off while the vehicle is in ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...start or if you have had a collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been triggered. The shut-off switch is a device ...the fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved in a substantial jolt. For information on how to check and reset the fuel pump shut-off switch, see Fuel pump shut-off switch...
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    ... If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member, your roadside assistance center. The recommended method to... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    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 your ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... 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 ... the lever is between the 4H and 4L position. With the ignition in the on position, both 4x4 and LOW RANGE indicator ...
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    ... the 4 x 4 and LOW RANGE indicator lights in the instrument panel will be off when the transfer case is in 2H. u Lock steering wheel straight ahead if ... 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...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... not 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 driveshafts disconnected.) RWARNING Never use a tow bar...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Customer Assistance Roadside Assistance Ford Motor Company has set up a 24-hour, seven-.... To purchase Roadside Assistance coverages beyond this period, through Ford Auto Club, contact your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer (not available in Canada). Roadside Assistance will cover the following: u Mount...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... you need to arrange for roadside assistance yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse the reasonable cost. ...-665-2006). If You Have a Service Problem Ford Motor Company has authorized Ford ... help than the dealer gave you, contact the Ford Customer Assistance Center to find an authorized dealership...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | 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 ... your owner card) If you still have a service or product complaint, you may wish to contact...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... program available free to owners or lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company vehicles. The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change ... warranty that have not been resolved by a dealer or Ford Motor Company. The Board does not review...
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    ... brochure for California purchasers/lessees. How Does the Board Work? The Board 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 decision....
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    ... writing. It will also provide you with a form to indicate your acceptance or rejection of an award decision. The decisions of the Board are binding on the dealer and Ford, but customers may have other options available to them under state or federal law. The decisions of the Board, however, may be ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...local Board address. At the same time, your dealer and Ford Motor Company representative ...and the mileage at the time of repair u the current mileage u the name of the dealer who sold you the vehicle or who serviced ... of actions that were taken with the dealer and Ford Motor Company (if known) of all...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by an agreement among you, Ford of Canada, and the... Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company. If NHTSA receives similar...cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company....
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    ... cause engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company is not responsible for any ... leaded fuel. If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in Central or...America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help ...
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    If you are in other foreign countries, contact the nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you, they can direct you to the appropriate Ford affiliate office. If you buy your ... register your Vehicle Identification Number and new address with Ford Motor Company Export Operations. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford and the dealer to resolve a factory-related ... concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation... is binding on both you and Ford of Canada. CAMVAP services are available in all territories...
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    ...complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your Ford-built vehicle. In addition, each accessory ... engineering and safety specifications. That is why Ford brand accessories are warranted for up to 3 years... first. See your dealer for complete warranty information and accessory availability. 293...
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    ... of the front or rear axle (GVWR, GAWR as shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label). Consult your dealer for specific weight information. NOTE: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulates the use of mobile communications ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... power output is 5 watts or less will not ordinarily affect your vehicle's operation.) NOTE: Because we have no control over the installation, design, or manufacture of such systems, Ford cannot assume responsibility for any adverse effects or damage that may result if you use this equipment. 296
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    ...Your F-Series Service Made Easy Ford has two goals for servicing your vehicle. 1. 2. When we can, we design ... covered. Also see the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner Guide. Ford Motor Company recommends that the Owner Maintenance Checks listed in the Maintenance Schedule and Record booklet be...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... running, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation. supported by a jack only. If you must work under a vehicle, use safety stands.... other smoking If you disconnect the battery, the engine must "relearn" its idle conditions before your vehicle will drive properly. To find ...
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    ... vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral) position. Remove the key from the ignition after you turn the engine off. Block the wheels. This will prevent your vehicle from...the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running. 303 2. 3. 4. Working with ...
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    ...pedal. While applying downward pressure on the hood, push the hood latch handle located behind ...center front of the vehicle to the left. As you open the hood to its fullest extent, a clock spring will assist .... The clock spring lift secures the hood at its fullest height. 3. Hood release handle 304...
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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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    ... Liter EFI, V-8 engine. NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding correct service points for your diesel-powered vehicle. The following pages show diagrams of each engine type and where to find items that ...
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    .... u Extreme care must be used if a power washer is used to clean the engine. The high pressure fluid could penetrate sealed parts and assemblies causing damage or malfunctions. engine block or fuel injection pump, do not spray a hot engine or injection pump with cold water. be covered. Covering ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...Wait until the hissing sound stops and then continue rotating counterclockwise to remove the fuel cap. removal instructions and use caution. Such caution will... fuel spraying during removal of the fuel cap. u Make sure that you follow the above fuel cap To replace and secure the ...
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    If you lose the fuel cap, replace it with an authorized Motorcraft or equivalent part. RWARNING If you do not use the ...fuel tank can damage the fuel system or cause it to work improperly in a collision. NOTE: If you replace your fuel cap with an aftermarket fuel filler cap, the customer warranty may ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... NOTE: Read the 7.3L Diesel Engine Owner Guide Supplement for information regarding correct fuel requirements for your diesel-powered vehicle. Use only UNLEADED ... use a fuel with an octane rating higher than 87. At service stations, the octane rating is displayed on a label on the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...heavy knocking can damage the engine. Fuel quality If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation problems when the engine is cold, it may be caused by fuel ... is not used for long periods of time. pinging. u minimizing deposits in fuel injectors, u preventing your fuel system...
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    ... fuels containing oxygenates. We encourage you to use these fuels. Safety Information Relating to Automotive Fuels RWARNING Automotive fuels can cause serious ... smoke while refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks and other sources of ignition away from fuels. Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... fuel on yourself or your clothing. If fuel is splashed on the skin, promptly remove contaminated clothing and wash the skin thoroughly with soap and water. ... eye irritation and possibly eye damage. If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with large amounts of water ...
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    ..., and any open flames before fueling your vehicle. 1. Remove the fuel cap by following the instructions above under Removing the Fuel Cap ... immediately. The fuel may dull or soften the paint if you do not wash it off. Replace the fuel cap completely when you are finished. Turn it clockwise 1/4 turn ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... 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. ...1. 2. 3. Fill the tank completely and record the inital odometer reading. Every time you buy fuel record the amount (in gallons or liters) purchased. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... 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, rear window defroster and other accessories luggage racks, bug deflectors, etc...
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    Engine Oil Recommendations We recommend using Motorcraft oil or an equivalent oil meeting Ford Specification ESE-M2C153-E and displaying the American Petroleum Institute CERTIFICATION MARK on the front of the container. The API Certification Mark Never use: u "Non-Detergent" oils u Oils ...
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    ... 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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    ... is caused by the use of improper engine oil. Add engine oil through the oil filler cap highlighted in yellow. To add oil, remove the filler cap and use a funnel to pour oil into the opening. Be careful not to overfill the engine. Recheck the oil level ...
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    ...oil and filter. If you are using your Ford vehicle in a manner which allows it to remain stationary .../utility company trucks, or similar duty), then Ford recommends you increase the frequency of oil and ... hourmeters, it may be necessary for you to approximate your idle time and plan oil/filter changes...
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    ... booklet for additional information. NOTE: Refer to the Power Stroke Diesel Engine Owner's Guide Supplement for... least once a month, but preferably each time you stop for fuel. Simply look ... in the engine compartment. To locate this reservoir, see the diagram of your vehicle's engine under Engine ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...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 Procedure in this chapter for instructions. Adding engine coolant Adding engine coolant Adding engine coolant...
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    ... out. 2. 3. 4. 5. Freezing Protection The factory-installed solution of Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid and ... mixture of water and the type of engine coolant that Ford specifies. You may add water by...itself only in an emergency, but you should replace it with a 50/50 mixture as soon as possible....
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    ...does not meet all 14 requirements of Ford Specification ESE-M97B44-A. The use of an improper ...recycling process and chemicals. Use only Ford Rotunda recycled engine coolant or an equivalent recycled engine coolant that is certified by the supplier to meet Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A. NOTE: Always...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...Cooling System Fluid or an equivalent engine coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44-A. Do not use... itself only in an emergency, but you should replace it with a 50/50 or appropriate mixture as soon as... leaks and loose clamps before adding or replacing engine coolant. Make whatever repairs or...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... procedures for flushing the cooling system can be found in the Truck Service Manual. Engine coolant refill procedure After you have... for trapped air to escape (bubble out) and for engine coolant to flow through the radiator. Replace the radiator cap to its fully installed position, then back off to...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    3. Start and idle the engine until the thermostat opens and the radiator upper hose becomes ... engine to cool. Cover the radiator cap with a thick cloth and cautiously remove it. Step back while ... following the procedures noted above. Reinstall the radiator cap securely, when finished. If more engine ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... to use a windshield washing solution that must be mixed, follow the manufacturer's mixing instructions. Improperly mixed solutions may freeze unexpectedly. NOTE: The addition of ... 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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    ... reaching the wiper blades easy, simply turn the ignition switch to ACC and turn your ... manually. Moving the wipers manually may damage them. Wiper blade replacement If the wiper ... always use a Motorcraft part or equivalent. To replace the blades, follow the instructions that come with them. Tires ...
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    ..., your tires may fail or go flat. Ford Motor Company recommends obeying posted speed limits.... Driving at very high speeds for extended periods of time may result in damage to vehicle components. Checking ... and maintenance Inspect the tire treads, and remove stones, nails, glass or other objects that ...
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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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    ... light truck has dual rear wheels, you can rotate the front tires side to side without disturbing the rear tires. Rotate the tires according to the following diagram. If you notice that the tires wear unevenly, have them checked. If your light truck has a temporary spare tire, do not include it in ...
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    Tire rotation pattern After each rotation, adjust individual tire pressure as specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. Tighten wheel lug nuts to the required torque specification and retighten again after 500 miles (800 km). If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, you may demount the ...
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    Replacing the Tires Replace any tires that show wear bands. When your tire shows a wear band, it ...s tires may wear unevenly, you may need to replace them before a wear band appears across the ... continue to give you the same ride level. RWARNING When replacing full size tires, never mix radial, bias-...
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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 identification chart 339
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    .... Wheel and Tire Matching See an authorized tire dealer for proper servicing procedures. Wheels and tires must be properly removed, matched and remounted to ... 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... fully loading your vehicle if possible. u Remove tire chains at the first opportunity u Make sure ...on your F-350, you may use the cleaning instructions below to help provide optimum appearance season ...
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    ... of use, with readily-available buffing compounds, such as Ford Custom Bright Metal Cleaner or equivalent. Follow the buffing instructions that come with the ... under warranty, it may be replaced by a Motorcraft Low-Maintenance Battery. The Low-Maintenance Battery has removable vent ...
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    ... checked for a possible malfunction. Help Us Protect Our Environment Ford Motor Company strongly recommends that used lead-acid batteries be returned ... allow flames, sparks or lit tobacco to come near the battery. When charging or working near a battery, always cover your face and protect your eyes,...
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    ... fluid change requirement. Transmission fluid, filter and seal assembly should be changed every 21,000 miles (34,000...000 miles u Accumulating 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or more u Continuous operation and/or extensive idling (a delivery service as an example). u Operating in severe dust conditions. 344
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    ... fluid", "Refill capacities" and "lubricant specifications" for further information. Checking the Automatic Transmission Fluid It is preferable to check the... shift selector through all of the gear ranges allowing sufficient time for each position to engage. Securely latch the transmission ...
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    ... dipstick and outside temperatures are above 50˚F (10˚C). Wipe off the dipstick cap, pull the dipstick out and wipe the indicator end clean. Put... area on the dipstick. If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by a qualified technician. NOTE: Always dispose of used automotive fluids in ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... 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...the hole. Use only fluid certified to meet Ford Motor Company lubricant specification as listed under ...
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    2. Replace the filler plug in its original position, making sure it is fully seated. The Clutch The clutch on your vehicle is automatically self-... the internal diaphragm and then add only a DOT 3 brake fluid such as Ford High Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid, meeting Ford specification ESA-...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... require lubrication. If your original equipment universal joints are replaced with universal joints equipped with grease fittings, lubrication will be ...the master cylinder which lights the BRAKE warning light on the instrument panel when the brake fluid level is low. Under normal circumstances, your...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... fluid is low, carefully 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 equivalent fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A. NOTE: If brake fluid is spilled on ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... is near the center of the NORMAL operating temperature range. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel back and forth several times. Make sure that the cap assembly is installed at this time. Turn the engine off. 2. 3. 351
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    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...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...meets Ford's Specification ESW-M2C33-F, such as Ford Premium Power Steering Fluid, E6AZ-...AA or an equivalent Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid with a Ford registration number (an 8-digit number beginning ... force power steering fluid out from the reservoir cap or in extreme cases, it could unseat ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... have been overloaded and blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Before you replace or repair any electrical parts, check the appropriate fuses or circuit breakers. The ... the procedures under Checking and replacing fuses or Checking and replacing circuit breakers later in this ...
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    .... RWARNING Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Ford recommends that high current fuses be replaced by a qualified technician. RWARNING ... or refilling fluid reservoirs. A blown high current fuse may be replaced but will continue to blow until the cause ...
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    ...Fuses If you need to check a fuse, follow these steps: 1. In order to find the fuse panel, you must first remove the cover from the lower edge of ... fuse you want to check. The diagram on the cover tells you where to locate the fuse on the panel. The underside of the cover also contains ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. 5. Put the fuse panel cover back on. Even after you replace a fuse, it will continue to blow if you ...If you need to check a circuit breaker on the fuse panel, see Checking and replacing fuses to find out how to locate the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ..., have your vehicle's electrical system checked. If you replace a circuit breaker, use one with the same amperage rating. To remove a circuit breaker mounted in the fuse panel, grip it with your finger and thumb and pull it straight out of its socket. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... 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 and affect its ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Removing the headlamp bulb 1. 2. Make sure that the headlamp switch on the instrument panel is in the OFF position. Lift the hood and behind the headlamp remove the electrical connector by grasping the wires and pulling rearward. Remove the ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...that contains the burned-out bulb and replace the bulb. Push the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and rotate 45˚. Position the lamp assembly on vehicle. Secure with two screws. To install the high-mount brakelamp: 1. 2. 3. Replacing the high-mount brakelamp or cargo lamp bulb 368
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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 F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    .... u Avoid running out of fuel. u Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is moving, especially at high speeds. ... 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 ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... than Ford or Motorcraft or Ford authorized remanufactured parts are used for maintenance, replacement, or for the service of components affecting emissions control, ... such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...with the noise control 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 design element incorporated into any new vehicle to control...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ..."General Maintenance Checklist." To aid the noise control system throughout the life of the vehicle, Ford Motor Company recommends that this vehicle should be operated according to the Owner's Guide. When installing replacement parts, use caution...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...s powertrain system or its battery has just been serviced, the OBD II system is reset to a not ready for ... the following OBD II Drive Cycle. 1. 2. 3. Start the engine. Drive or idle (in neutral) the vehicle for 4 minutes. Idle the vehicle in drive (neutral for manual transmission) for 40 seconds. ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... (72 km/h) for 30 seconds. Idle the vehicle in drive (neutral for manual transmissions) for 40 seconds. Continue... modes must be achieved: a. at least 5 stop and idle modes at 10 seconds each b. acceleration from...-97 km/h). 8. 9. 10. Bring the vehicle back to idle. Idle in drive for 40 seconds. 11. ...
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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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    ...you plan on storing your vehicle for an extended period of time (60 days or more), refer to the following maintenance ...rust and damage. Body u Wash vehicle thoroughly to remove dirt, grease, oil, tar or mud from ...and latches with a light grade oil. u Lubricate all hood, door and trunk lid hinges u ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... and may also clog small orifices. Ford Gas Stabilizer should be added whenever ... periods exceed 60 days. Follow the instructions on the label. The vehicle should then be operated ... system's inner surfaces from corrosion. Follow the instructions packaged with the product. Cooling system u Protect ...
  • 1996 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...are fully released. Tires u Maintain recommended air pressures. Miscellaneous u Make sure all linkages, cables, levers and clevis pins under vehicle are covered with grease to prevent rust. days to lubricate working parts to prevent corrosion. u Move vehicles at least 25 feet (8 m) every 15 394
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    Warning label locations 395
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    Front exterior view 396
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    Rear exterior view 397
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    Entrance view 398
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    Driver's door 399
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    Driver's door - crew cab only 400
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