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  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... restraints Starting and driving Starting Driving Roadside emergencies Servicing Maintenance and care Capacities and specifications Customer assistance ... information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...safety restraints. Refer to Seating and safety restraints for more information. Indicates that this Owner Guide contains information on this subject. Please refer to the Index to locate the appropriate section which will provide you more information...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... in this guide was in effect at the time of printing. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. ...Diesel Owner's Guide Supplement for information regarding correct operation and maintenance of your diesel-powered light truck. Notice to owners of pickup trucks and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... the Driving chapter. Using your vehicle as an ambulance If your light truck is equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package, it may be... the Truck Body Builders Advisory Service 1-877-840-4338. Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Introduction If your vehicle is equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package, it will be indicated on the Certification label. The label is located on the driver's side door pillar or on the rear edge of the driver's door. You can determine whether the ambulance manufacturer followed ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner's Guide Fasten Safety Belt Air Bag-Front Air Bag-Side Child Seat Installation... Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum Based Master Lighting Switch Child Seat Child Seat Tether... Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Do Not Open When Hot Avoid Smoking, Flames, or Sparks Explosive Gas Battery Acid Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Level Engine Air Filter Jack MAX MIN Power Steering Fluid Emission System Passenger Compartment Air Filter 7
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Speed control* (pg. 56) FUEL FILL LOW FUEL 40 30 20 40 20 60 50 80 60 70 100 120 3 2 4 5 ABS F H E L 80 90 1 RPM X1000 LOW RANGE 4X4 000000 140 160 - + H 18 C... control (pg. 25) Instrument panel dimmer switch (pg. 26) Driver air bag (pg. 88) * if equipped 8
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    .... 32) Gearshift lever* (pg. 114) VOL - PUSH ON AM BASS TREB FM1 ST CLK BAL FADE ...EJ TUNE SIDE REW 1-2 FF 4X4 4X4 WD HIGH LOW 1 2 3 4 5 6 PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF OFF ON OFF Climate control system (pg. 27) 4WD selector* (pg. 123) Passenger air bag deactivate switch (pg. 92) Auxiliary ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Instrumentation WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES FUEL FILL LOW FUEL 40 30 20 40 20 60 50 80 60 70 100 120 3 2 4 5 ABS F H E L 80 90 1 RPM X1000 LOW RANGE 4X4 000000 140 ... your vehicle. The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Instrumentation What you should do if the Service Engine Soon light illuminates Light turns on solid: This means that the ... and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the Service Engine Soon light should turn off. (A driving cycle ... and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Instrumentation Air bag readiness Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned ON. If the light fails to illuminate, continues to flash or remains on, have the system serviced immediately. Transmission control indicator light (TCIL) Illuminates when the Transmission Control ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... to flash or fails to illuminate, have the system serviced immediately. With the ABS light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled and normal braking is still ... is turned to the START RANGE position. Illuminates when four-wheel drive low is engaged. If the light continues to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... the 4x4 ignition is turned to the START position. Illuminates when 4x4 range is engaged. If the light continues to flash have the system serviced. Door ajar Illuminates when the ignition is in the ON or START position and any door is open. DOOR AJAR Oil pressure/Engine coolant This ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...Both the "CRUISE" and "SET" lights turn off when the OFF control is pressed or the ignition is turned to the OFF position. Safety belt warning chime... opened. GAUGES FUEL FILL LOW FUEL 40 30 20 40 20 60 50 80 60 70 100 120 3 2 4 5 ABS F H E L 80 90 1 RPM X1000 LOW RANGE 000000 140 160 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... Fuel gauge Displays approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank (when the key is in the ON position). The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the ... first indicates empty, there is a small amount of reserve fuel in the tank. When refueling the vehicle from an empty indication, the amount of fuel ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...gauge indication will not be accurate. Odometer Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle. Trip odometer Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys. To reset, depress the control. 40 30 20 10 0 40 20 60 50 80 60 70 100 120 80 90 100 000000 140 160 MPH 0 0 0 0 km/h 18
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...gauge This shows the battery voltage when the ignition is in the ON position. If the pointer moves and stays outside the normal operating range (as indicated), have the vehicleମ. Engine oil in the Maintenance and care chapter). If the oil level is correct, have your vehicle checked at ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...(IF EQUIPPED) The trip computer tells you about the condition of your vehicle through a constant monitor ... average fuel economy by dividing liters of fuel used by 100 kilometers traveled (miles traveled by gallons used), your figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons: • your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...miles) left to drive before the fuel tank is empty. The indicated distance to empty may be inaccurate: • with sustained, drastic changes in fuel economy (such as trailer towing), but will eventually recover. • if the vehicle is started while parked on an incline. • if less than 30 liters (8 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Instrumentation Outside air temperature The temperature can be displayed in Centigrade or Fahrenheit by pressing the E/M control. If the outside temperature falls below 3°C (38°F), the display will alternate from "ICE" to the outside temperature at a two second rate for one minute. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... location by referring to the zone map. 2. Locate the trip computer on the overhead console. 3. Turn ignition to the ON position. 1 2 3 13 4 12 5 6...enter zone setting mode. Zone setting mode is indicated when the display lights the "ZONE" indicator. 5. Release both controls. Subsequent pressing ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines. For optimum calibration, turn off all electrical accessories (heater/air conditioning, wipers, etc.) and make sure all vehicle doors are shut. 1. Locate the trip computer ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... headlamps at dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) System does not activate your tail ... and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. High beams Push forward to...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...activate and release to deactivate. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel during headlamp ...• Rotate down to dim. • Rotate to full up position (past detent) to turn on interior lamps. ... Driving chapter for more information. PANEL DIM 2WD 4X4 HIGH 4X4 LOW 26
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... plug optional electrical accessories into the cigarette lighter. Use the power point. POWER ... Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control Controls ... of the vehicle. OFF • (Panel) -Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers. 27...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... floor ducts. (Floor) -Allows for maximum heating. Distributes outside air • through the floor ducts. (Floor and defrost) -Distributes ... seats (if equipped). • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the bottom of the windshield under the hood). • Do not place objects over ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Controls and features Manual heating and air conditioning system OFF A/C MAX A/C ... of the airflow to the inside of the vehicle. OFF A/C MAX A/C The air conditioning compressor will operate in all modes except (Panel) and (Floor). However, the air conditioning will only function if the outside ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode.... and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided in this mode. For added... and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided in this mode. For added...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Controls and features • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the bottom of the windshield under the hood). • If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during hot weather, the air conditioner will do a much faster job of cooling if you ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Controls and features USING YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM AM/FM Stereo (with 2 speakers) VOL PUSH ON TONE CLK TONE VOL ST DX FM 12 SEEK TUNE 1 2 3 4 AM/FM AM/FM Stereo (with 4 speakers and fade capability) ... ON TONE CLK TONE VOL ST DX FM 12 SEEK TUNE AM / FM STEREO 1 2 3...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... switch is turned back on. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio mode. AM/FM AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the control to switch between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... the frequency band. SEEK TUNE Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with four station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to four preset AM stations and eight FM stations (four in FM1 and four in...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...bass output. Press the TONE control once, then use the volume knob to adjust the desired level. Treble...treble output. Press the TONE control twice, then use the volume knob to adjust the desired level. Speaker.... Press the TONE control three times, then use the volume knob to adjust the desired level. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... you to switch between media display mode (radio station, stereo information, etc.) and ... mode, the media information will display for ten seconds, when the radio is turned on, and then revert to clock information. Anytime that the media is changed, (new radio station, etc.), the media information ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Controls and features reverting back to the clock. In media mode, the media information will always be displayed. AM/FM stereo cassette VOL - PUSH ON AM BASS TREB FM1 ST CLK BAL FADE TAPE AMS FM SEEK TUNE SCAN EJ SIDE REW 1-2 FF 1 2 3 4 5 6 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and tape modes. ... AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the AM control to select from AM selections, and press ...select from FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations. AM/FM select in tape mode Press ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... again to stop the scan mode. Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with six station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations (six in FM1 and six in ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Controls and features Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system's bass output. BASS Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system's treble output. TREB Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...• To enter tape mode while in radio mode, press the TAPE AMS control. CLK TAPE AMS Automatic... tape deck stops and returns to play mode when the AMS circuit senses a blank section on the tape. In ... Press SIDE and 1-2 at the same time to play the alternate side of a tape. Eject function Press the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...toggle between listening frequencies and clock mode while in radio mode. To set the hour, press and hold the CLK control and press the SEEK control: • • CLK TAPE AMS to decrease hours and to increase hours. SEEK TUNE... press and hold the CLK control and press the TUNE control: CLK TAPE AMS 42
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... then revert to clock information. Anytime that the media is changed, (new radio station, etc.), the media information will again ... media mode, the media information will always be displayed. Premium AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD VOL PUSH... EJ FM 1 AMC BL ST RF MUTE AM SEEK TUNE REW FM DOLBY B NR...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... select control. Audio power is turned off by using the volume/power control. VOL - PUSH ON...AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio, tape and CD ...AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency ...stop tape play and begin radio play. AM/FM select in CD or CD ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... features Tune adjust The tune control works in radio or CD changer mode. Tune adjust in ... down the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold the control to move through the... up the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement. SEEK TUNE...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Controls and features Seek function in radio mode to find the next • Press listenable station down the ... will automatically replay. Scan function The scan function works in radio, tape or CD mode. SEEK TUNE SCAN Scan function in radio mode Press the SCAN control to hear a brief sampling of all ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... selection, press the control again. Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with six station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations (six in FM1 and six in...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Controls and features Starting autoset memory preset 1. Select a frequency using the AM/FM select controls. 2. Press the AUTO control. 3. ... stations AUTO are filled, the station stored in memory preset control 1 will start playing. CLK If there are less than six strong ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Controls and features Press the TREB control then press: to decrease the treble output • and to increase the treble output. • SEL Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers. Press the BAL control then press: to shift sound to the left...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... first track of the disc will begin playing. If returning from radio or tape mode, CD play will begin where ...tape REW and CD modes. 1 • In tape mode, radio play will continue until rewind is stopped (with.... Tape direction select Press SIDE 1-2 to play the alternate side of a tape. SIDE 1-2 3 50
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... on the current disc in random order. If equipped with the CD changer, the shuffle feature continues to the next disc after all tracks on the current disc are played. Press the SHUFFLE control to start this feature. Random order play will continue until the SHUFFLE control is pressed again. 51
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...TUNE To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control and press TUNE: AUTO CLK to decrease minutes and • to increase minutes. • If your vehicle has a separate clock module, (other than the digital radio display), the CLK button will not function in the above manner. SEEK TUNE SEEK TUNE 52
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... to mute the playing media. Press the control again to return to the playing media. EJ MUTE Troubleshooting the CD changer (if equipped) The laser beam used in the compact disc player is harmful to the eyes. Do not attempt to disassemble the case. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out to the edge. Do not use circular motion. CD and CD changer care ... Commission (CRTC) establish the frequencies AM and FM stations may use for their broadcasts. ....9 MHz Not all frequencies are used in a given area. a Some radios may tune up to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    .... Static can be caused on AM stations by power lines, electric fences, traffic lights and thunderstorms. ... and all accessories without locking the steering wheel. 4. ON, all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated. Key position when driving. 5. START, cranks the engine. Release ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...speed control on • Press ON. Vehicle speed cannot be controlled until the vehicle is traveling at or above 48 km/h (30 mph). ON OFF Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery, or unpaved. Do not shift the gearshift lever into N (Neutral) with the speed ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... vehicle speed. If your vehicle slows down more than 16 km/h (10 mph) below your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage. This is normal. Pressing RES/RSM/RESUME will re-engage it. Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery, or unpaved. 57
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...set speed by 1.6 COAST km/h (1 mph) or • Accelerate with your accelerator pedal. When the desired vehicle speed.../SET ACCEL. You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any time during speed control usage. Releasing the accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the previously programmed set...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    Controls and features To disengage speed control • Depress the brake pedal or • Depress the clutch pedal (if equipped). Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed set speed. Pressing OFF will erase the previously programmed set speed. ON OFF 59
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    .../h (30 mph). RES SET ACCEL COAST TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED) Pull the tilt steering control toward you to move the steering wheel up or down. Hold the control while adjusting the wheel to the desired position, then release the control to lock the steering wheel in ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... automatically shut off after ten seconds of continuous use. OVERDRIVE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) Activating overdrive (Overdrive) is the normal drive position for ... Transmission Control Switch (TCS) located on the end of the gearshift lever. The Transmission Control Indicator Light (TCIL) (...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Controls and features The TCIL (the word OFF) will no longer be illuminated. When you shut off and re-start your vehicle, the transmission will (Overdrive) mode. automatically return to normal For additional information about the gearshift lever and the transmission control switch operation refer to...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... right side to restore the window controls. Accessory delay (if equipped) With accessory delay, the window switches may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or until any door is opened. POWER DOOR...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... rear doors can be opened from the outside when the doors are unlocked. The childproof locks are located on rear edge of each rear door and must be set separately.... POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED) The ignition can be in any position to adjust the power side view mirrors. To adjust your mirrors:...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Controls and features 3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place. Fold-away mirrors Pull the side mirrors in carefully when driving through a narrow space, like an automatic car wash. Heated outside mirrors (if equipped) Both mirrors are ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...mirror lamps, slide the mirror cover open. To turn off the visor mirror lamps, slide the mirror cover closed. CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These include: • Utility compartment with cassette/CD holder • ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... with the ignition in the OFF position. If there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL key fobs (remote entry transmitters) are brought to the dealership, to aid in troubleshooting. Unlocking the doors Press this control to unlock the driver's door. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) .... A decrease in operating range can be caused by: • weather conditions • nearby radio towers • structures around the vehicle • other vehicles parked ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...transmitter near the key ring. DO NOT TAKE THE FRONT PART OF THE TRANSMITTER APART. 2. Place... lamps illuminate when the remote entry system is used to unlock the door(s) or sound the personal alarm... be set to the OFF position for the illuminated entry system to operate. The inside lights will not turn...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...within 5 10 seconds) with the eighth turn ending in the 4 (ON) position. 2 The doors will lock/unlock to confirm that programming ... been programmed. (If more than 20 seconds pass before pressing a remote ... transmitters, turn the ignition to 3 (OFF) or wait 20 seconds. Again the doors will lock/unlock ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...unlock. Tailgate removal Your tailgate is removable to allow more room for loading. 1. Lower the tailgate. 2. Use a screwdriver to pry the spring clip (on each connector) past the head of the support screw. Disconnect cable. 3. Disconnect the other ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...the seat is relatched into place. • Pull up on the release lever located at the bottom of the seatback to quickly fold the seatback forward. 60/40 split...seatback handle up to recline the seat. • Push down the release lever located on the back of the seat to quickly fold the seatback forward. 72
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... handle up to recline the seat. • Push down the release lever located at the bottom of the seatback to quickly fold the seatback forward. Adjusting the front... effectiveness of the seat's safety belt in the event of a collision. The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. 73
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Turn the lumbar support control toward the front of vehicle to move the lumbar support forward for more direct support. Turn the lumbar support control toward the rear of vehicle to move the lumbar support back for...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...cushion can be flipped up into the seatback position. 1. Pull control to release seat cushion....position Always be sure that the seat is in a latched position, whether the seat is occupied or empty. If not ...side of the seat to release seat cushion from storage position. 2. Push seat cushion down until ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag SRS is provided. It is extremely dangerous to ...Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. In a rollover crash, an... your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... will lock to help reduce forward movement of the driver and passengers. On SuperCab and CrewCab models, the front seat belt system can also be made to lock manually by quickly pulling on the shoulder belt. Rear seat belts (if equipped) cannot be made to lock up by pulling quickly on the belt. 77
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... automatic locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt. When to use the automatic locking mode • Anytime a child safety seat is ... Restraints for Children or Safety Seats for Children later in this chapter. How to use the automatic locking mode • Buckle the combination lap and shoulder...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...energy management feature at the front outboard seating position to help further reduce the risk of injury ...seat belt system at all outboard seating positions (except driver, which has no ... properly when checked according to the procedures in Workshop Manual. Failure to replace the Belt and Retractor ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... and safety restraints Safety belt replacement label (Crew Cab Only) The short plastic boot on the front safety belt at the passenger outboard anchor location covers a "Replace Belt" label on the safety belt. In the event of a collision, the colored label (REPLACE BELT) may become visible. If ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Seating and safety restraints Failure to follow these instructions will affect the performance of the safety belts and increase the risk of personal injury. Front safety belt height adjustment Your vehicle has safety belt height adjustments for the driver and front passenger. Adjust the height of ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... down. To raise the height of the shoulder belt, slide the height adjuster up. Pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place. Position the shoulder belt height adjusters so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...can be obtained from your dealer at no cost. Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier ... belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on the label. Also, use the safety belt ... when fully extended. Do not use extensions to change the fit of the shoulder belt across...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Seating and safety restraints Conditions of operation If...The driver's safety belt is not ... the ignition switch is turned to the ON position...Then...The safety belt warning light illuminates1-2 minutes ... light and before the ignition switch is turned indicator chime remain off. to the ON position...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... of death to front seat occupants by 45% in cars, and by 60% in light trucks. Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle crashes, many when no... and younger brothers/sisters imitate behavior they see. Air bags offer greater protection when used with safety belts. Frontal airbags are not designed to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... driving the vehicle. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN (or ON) position. (DO NOT START THE ENGINE) 2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off. (Approximately 1-2 minutes) • Steps 3-5 must be completed within 60 seconds or ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. However,... to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected ... the safety belt assembly under the above conditions could result in severe personal injuries ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... module which records information about the air bag and sensor systems. In the event of a collision... information related to the collision including information about the air bag system and impact severity... or gently and the risk of injury from a deploying air bag is greatest close to the trim covering...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... or other injuries. Steps you can take to properly position yourself away from the air bag: • Move your seat to the rear ... not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Children and air bags For additional ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... rollover, side-impact, or rear-impacts. The air bags inflate and deflate rapidly ... soda) that result from the combustion process that inflates the air bag. Small amounts of sodium hydroxide ... properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time of air bag deployment. Thus, it is extremely...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...inflators and air bags), • one or more impact and safing sensors, • a readiness light ... the impact sensors), the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the air bag ...uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Air bag ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... bag is deactivated. PASSENGER AIR BAG ON OFF OFF PASSENGER AIR BAG ON OFF OFF If the light fails to illuminate when the passenger air bag switch is in the OFF position and the ignition switch is in ON, have the passenger air bag switch serviced at ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...key and turn the switch to ON. PASSENGER AIR BAG 2. The OFF light will briefly OFF ON illuminate ...bag is operational. If the light is illuminated when the passenger air bag switch is in the ON position and the ignition ... bag should always be ON (the air bag OFF light should not be illuminated) unless...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... up. The most effective way to reduce the risk of unnecessary air bag injuries without reducing the overall safety of the ... all air bag Warning labels in the vehicle as well as the other important air bag instructions and Warnings in this Owner's Guide. NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... a medical condition which, according to his or her physician: • causes the passenger air bag ... injuries to underlying organs. In a crash, if the air bag is turned OFF, this energy management... the heavier the occupant, the greater the risk is. Be sure the air bag is turned ON for any person who does...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... condition that, according to his or her physician: • poses a special risk for the passenger if the air ... than the potential harm from turning OFF the air bag and experiencing a crash without ... Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using air bags. 96
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... restraint precautions You are required by law to use safety restraints for children in the U.S. and Canada.... all the important safety restraint and air bag precautions that apply to adult passengers ... safety seats, Ford recommends use of a belt-positioning booster seat that is labelled as conforming ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a ...installing a child safety seat: • Review and follow the information presented in the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System section in this chapter. • Use the correct safety belt buckle for ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... (passenger side front and outboard rear seating positions) (if equipped). Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a ... shoulder belt seating positions 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. An air bag can kill or injure a child in a child ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Seating and safety restraints An air bag can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Child seats should never be placed in the front seats, unless passenger air bag switch is turned off, See Passenger air bag deactivation switch. Rear facing child seats should NEVER be placed in the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Seating and safety restraints 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. 5. To put the retractor in ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... the child seat is properly secured before each use. Attaching safety seats with tether straps Some manufacturers...installed using the instructions provided with the tether anchorage hardware kit. Tether anchorage hardware kits (part number 613D74) including instructions, may be obtained at no charge ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Seating and safety restraints Tighten the anchor according to specifications. Otherwise, the safety seat may not be properly secured and the child may be injured in a sudden stop or collision. 103
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... electrical field strength of radio noise. When starting a fuel-injected engine, avoid pressing the accelerator before or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have difficulty ... before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... is in P (Park). starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: Make sure the parking brake is set. Push the clutch pedal to the ...the key, firmly rotate the steering wheel left and right until the key turns freely. This condition may occur when: • front wheels are turned • front wheel is against ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... the STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the key to 5 (START) without pressing the accelerator pedal and release as soon as ..., press the accelerator pedal all the way to floor and hold. Turn the key to START position. 4. When the engine starts, release the key, then release the accelerator pedal gradually as...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Starting Using the engine block heater (if equipped) An engine block heater warms the ...the heater in at least three hours before starting the vehicle. Using the heater for longer than three hours ...be plugged in the night before starting the vehicle. To prevent electrical shock, do not use your heater ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...the vehicle is stopped in an open area for long periods of time, open the windows at least 2.5 cm (one inch). Adjust the heating or air conditioning (if equipped) to bring in fresh air. Improve vehicle ventilation by keeping all air inlet vents clear of...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... pulsation coupled with clicking noise while braking under panic conditions on loose gravel, wet or snowy roads is normal and ... does not illuminate momentarily at start up, remains on or continues to flash, the ABS needs to be serviced. With the ABS light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...be heard during this test. This is normal. If a malfunction is found, the ABS warning light will come on. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder ... the ON position. If the light does not illuminate momentarily at start up, remains on or continues to flash, the ABS needs to be serviced. 110
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Driving With the ABS light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled and normal braking is still effective unless the ... parking brake released. (If your brake warning lamp illuminates, have your vehicle serviced immediately.) Using ABS • In an emergency or when maximum efficiency from the ABS is ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... power steering. Power steering uses energy from the engine to help steer the vehicle. Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme ...traction on slippery surfaces, particularly when one wheel is on a poor traction surface. Under normal conditions, the Traction-Lok axle functions like a standard rear ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Driving Extended use of other than the manufacturer's specified size tires on a Traction-Lok rear ... designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and ... people and cargo may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. Use extra caution while becoming...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...hold down the brake pedal and shift into N (Neutral). 4. Start the vehicle. If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever, it is possible that a fuse has blown... stopping between shifts, in a steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Do not rock...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Driving Driving with a 4-speed automatic transmission Understanding gearshift positions To put your vehicle in gear, start the engine, depress the brake pedal, then move gearshift lever out of P (Park). Hold the brake pedal down ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... to cancel overdrive operation if driving in overdrive is not desired. 2 (Second) Use 2 (Second) to start-up on slippery roads or to provide additional engine braking on downgrades. 1 (First) Use 1 (Low) to provide maximum engine braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts can be...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... downshifts and other throttle conditions do not function normally, see your dealer or a qualified service technician as soon as possible. MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) Using the clutch Vehicles equipped with a manual transmission have a starter interlock that prevents ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...gear. 8. Release the brake pedal. 9. Slowly release the clutch pedal while slowly pressing down on the accelerator pedal. 4 3 5 2 1 • Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal and do not use the clutch to hold your vehicle at a standstill while ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... 3-2 32 km/h (20 mph) 13 km/h (8 mph) 2-1 8 km/h (5 mph) 0 km/h (0 mph) Use 2H or 4H for 4WD equipped vehicles. Downshift ...mph) 19 km/h (12 mph) 3-2 32 km/h (20 mph) 13 km/h (8 mph) 2-1 8 km/h (5 ... (2 mph) 1 - LO Only shift to LO when at a stop. Use 2H or 4H for 4WD equipped vehicles. Downshift ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Driving Parking your vehicle 1. Disengage the clutch, apply brake and shift into N (Neutral). 1 2 3 4 D R R 1 3 D L 2 4 2. Set parking brake. 3. Shift into 1 (First). 4. Turn the ignition key to position 3 (OFF). 4 3 5 2 1 120
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Driving Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedly and injure someone. Use 1 (First) gear and set the parking brake fully. Reverse Make sure that your vehicle is at a complete stop before you shift into R (Reverse). Failure to do so may damage the transmission. Put the gearshift ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... powertrain control module (APCM) and its operation. The PTO can be used during mobile and stationary continuous/intermittent applications. PTO ... during PTO mobile applications. The PTO cannot be disabled while the transmission is in Manual 3 (Overdrive position with Overdrive canceled), Manual 2, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... by a rotary control located on the instrument panel that allows you select 2WD, 4x4 High or 4x4 Low operation. • uses hub locks that can be engaged and disengaged automatically by using a rotary control located on the instrument panel. 123
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... aligned. 4WD system indicator lights The 4WD system indicator lights illuminate only under the following conditions. If these lights illuminate when driving in 2WD, contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. • 4x4 -momentarily illuminates when the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... -momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position. Illuminates when 4L (4x4 Low) is engaged. Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped) 2H (2WD High) - Power to rear axle only. 4H (4WD High) - Power to front and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... to 2H 2H (2WD High) at a stop or any forward speed up to 88 km... lever in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 4. Move the transfer case.... 3. Place the gearshift lever in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 126...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ..., repeat steps 1 through 4. 2H 4H N 4L Using the N (Neutral) position The transfer case neutral ... can move forward or backwards. This position should only be used 2H when towing the vehicle. ... when leaving the vehicle. Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped) Positions of the electronic ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... shift 4WD system is designed to engage 4x4 HIGH (4WD high) when the vehicle is moving. If the 4x4 indicator light does not illuminate when shifting a vehicle that is stationary, start the vehicle moving. Once the vehicle is moving, 4x4 HIGH (4WD ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...If the LOW RANGE indicator light does not illuminate after 15 seconds, start the vehicle moving, then...) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 4. Move the 4WD control to the 4x4 HIGH (4WD high) or 2WD (2WD ... LOW RANGE indicator light does not shut off after 15 seconds, start the vehicle moving, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... and reverse gears, stopping between shifts, in a steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Do not rock the vehicle if the ... as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by moving your vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal. After driving through mud, clean off ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...straight down or avoid the hill completely. Know the conditions on the other side of a hill before driving ... control will cancel automatically. Resume speed with accelerator pedal. If speed control cancels ... changes of direction on snow and ice. Apply the accelerator slowly and steadily when starting ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Driving If your vehicle is equipped with a Four Wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), apply the brakes as you normally would. In order to allow the ABS to operate properly, keep steady pressure on the brake pedal. When driving on snow or ice with either braking...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... of your loaded trailer when figuring the total weight. Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label. Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the originals because they may lower the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow 1. Use the appropriate maximum gross ... if the ignition system gets wet, your engine may stall. Water may also enter your engine's air intake and severely damage your engine. If driving ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... A TRAILER Your vehicle may tow a Conventional/Class IV trailer or fifth wheel trailer provided the maximum trailer weight is less than or equal to ... capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading a vehicle. Towing a trailer places an ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... towing tables Engine 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L F-250 with manual transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer... from GCWR. Engine 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L 1 F-250 with automatic transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum ... 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L 6.8L F-350 with manual transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Conventional/Class IV trailer hitch only. Fifth wheel trailer maximum weights can be calculated by subtracting GVW from GCWR. Engine 6.8L 6.8L 1 F-450 with manual transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer .../Class IV trailer hitch only. Fifth wheel trailer maximum weights can be calculated by ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Driving Preparing to tow Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer, and make sure it is... if you require assistance. Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle's bumper or attach... the tongue. Load equalizing hitch When hooking up a trailer using a load equalizing hitch, always use the...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    .... See your dealer or trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking up trailer lamps. Using a step bumper (if equipped) The rear bumper is ... local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer. • Use a lower gear when towing up or down steep hills. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or N (Neutral) (manual transmissions). This aids engine cooling and air conditioner efficiency. • Vehicles with trailers should not be ... the trailer tow electrical connector to prevent blown fuses caused by water entering into your trailer's ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...to all cars and 4x2 trucks/sport utilities with rear wheel drive capability. An example of ... do not have this equipment, do not use your vehicle as a snowplow or powertrain and suspension...(500 miles). Installing the snowplow Read the following instructions before installing a snowplow: • Front GAWR ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... and supporting components distributed to the front axle must not exceed the front accessory ...reset if required). These specifications are located in the vehicle's Workshop Manual. Adherence to the toe, tire.... Also, maintain the engine oil and transmission fluid change intervals following the severe...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...is equipped with driver and passenger (if equipped) air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The... results in sufficient vehicle decelerations can deploy the air bag. Such driving also increases the... service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...(5 mph). • Shift transfer case to 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) when plowing larger areas or light snow at higher speeds. Do not exceed 24 km/h ... from a forward gear to R (Reverse) until the engine is at idle and the wheels are stopped. • If the vehicle is stuck, shift the transmission in ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... vehicles Roadside assistance will cover: • changing a flat tire • jump-starts • lock-out assistance • fuel delivery • towing of your disabled ... exclusions apply, such as impound towing or repossession). Using roadside assistance Complete the roadside assistance identification ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... flashers can be operated when the ignition is off. • The hazard lights control is located on top of the steering column. • Depress hazard lights control to activate all hazard flashers simultaneously. ..., if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the passenger's foot well, by the kick panel. Use the following procedure to reset the fuel pump shut-off switch... seconds and return the key to the OFF position. 5. Make a further check for leaks in the fuel system. FUSES AND RELAYS Fuses ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. Standard fuse amperage rating and color ... and to the left of the steering wheel by the brake pedal. Remove the panel cover to access the fuses. 148
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... emergencies To remove the fuse panel cover, turn the panel fasteners counterclockwise. To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel cover. ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 10 9 FUSE1 RELAY 4 RELAY 1 (NOT USED) RELAY 3 RELAY 5 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 21 31 149
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Airbag Module Cigar Lighter, Data Link Connector Glove Box Lamp, Map Lamps, Power Mirrors, Underhood Lamp Not Used Not Used Power Window/Lock Switch Illumination Radio, Headlamp Switch Illumination Not Used Dual Fuel Tanks Wiper Motor, Wiper Run/Park Relay Coil, Wiper Hi/LO ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ..., Diesel PCM via Clutch 15A Starter Motor Relay Coil, Clutch Switch - Not Used 10A Air Bag Module, Passenger Air Bag Activation/Deactivation Switch, Blower Motor Relay Coil - Not Used 10A A/C Clutch, Blend Door Actuator, Trailer Tow Battery Charge Relay Coil, Four ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... the brake master cylinder. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle's main electrical systems from overloads. Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Tow Backup Lamps, Trailer Tow Park Lamps 20A* (Gasoline Gasoline only-PCM, Fuel Pump Relay Coil, only) Mass Air Flow Sensor, Fuel Injectors 5A* (Diesel only) Diesel only-Dual Alternator A Field 10A* Gasoline only-A/C (CASS) Diesel only-...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Roadside emergencies Fuse/Relay Location 21 22 23 24 Fuse Amp Rating 50A** ...-Power Door Lock Motors 27 - (Gasoline only) Gasoline only-Not Used 30A** Diesel only-Injector Driver Module (Diesel only) 28...41 - Electronic Shift On The Fly Relay #2 * Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses ***Circuit Breaker 154 25 26
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...is not equipped with wheel trim. The wheel trim from the original wheel/tire may be used on the spare. If your vehicle is equipped with 4WD, a spare tire of a different size than the road tires should not be used. Such a tire could result in damage to driveline ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...jack handle. 2. The following steps are required to move the support bracket (if equipped) away from the spare ...tapered end of lug wrench, loosen the eyebolt on the support bracket. • Line up the eyebolt with the slot ...tire lock from the rear bumper drive tube using the the spare tire lock key and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... wheel under the vehicle and install the retainer through the wheel center. 3. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is raised to its original position underneath the...with tapered end of lug wrench leaving it positioned at a right angle of the slot on the support bracket. 157
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... On the Fly four wheel drive: Place transfer case in 2WD, 4x4 HIGH or 4x4 LOW. • Manual shift transfer case four wheel drive: Place transfer ..., jack handle, lug wrench and spare tire from the stowage locations. 4. Use the tip of the lug wrench to remove any wheel trim. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured. The following steps apply to F250/F350 only: 6. Insert the hooked end of the jack handle into the jack and use the handle to slide the jack under the vehicle. 7. Position the jack according to the following guides: 159
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Roadside emergencies • Front (4x2) • Front passenger side (4x4) 160
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Roadside emergencies • Front driver side (4x4) Make sure the jack fits into the notched area on the differential housing. • Rear 161
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... nuts with the lug wrench. 10. On single rear wheel vehicles, replace the flat tire with the spare ...jack handle over the release valve and use the handle to slide the jack under the vehicle....sure the valve is closed by turning it clockwise. 13. Position the jack according to the following guides: 162
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Roadside emergencies • Front (4x2) • Front driver side (4x4) • Front passenger side (4x4) 163 2000 F250/350/450/550 (f23) Owners Guide (owners) USA English (fus)
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    .... 18. Lower the wheel by slowly turning the release valve counterclockwise. Opening the release valve slowly will provide a more controlled rate of descent. 164 2000 F250/350/450/550 (f23) Owners Guide (owners) USA English (fus)
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of control. 165 2000 F250/350/450/550 (f23) Owners Guide (owners) USA English (fus)
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...your vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start capability. Preparing your vehicle 1. Use only a 12-volt supply to start ... fan on in both vehicles to protect any electrical surges. Turn all other accessories off. 166 2000 F250/350/450/550 (f23) Owners Guide (owners) USA English (fus)...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 2000 F250/350/450/550 (f23) Owners Guide (owners) USA English (fus) - - - + - + + +...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle's engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker covers or the intake manifold as grounding points. Do not connect...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. 2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. 3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. Removing...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the disabled vehicle's battery. After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions. 170 - - ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... the front wheels on the ground and the rear wheels off the ground using a wheel lift or a slingbelt with T-hooks. On 4x4 vehicles, it is recommended that your vehicle be ... ground. However, a slingbelt with T-hooks and a wheel dolly can also be used. If the vehicle is towed by other ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... "Warranty Guide" to find out which parts and services are covered. Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts conforming to specifications... all fuel related parts. If you disconnect the battery, the engine must "relearn" its idle conditions before your...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...Park). 2. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove...Neutral). 2. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... left corner of the instrument panel. HOOD 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch located under the right center of the hood. Slide the handle to release the auxiliary latch. 3. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders hold it open. 174
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... dipstick 2. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission) 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Power distribution box 5. Power steering fluid reservoir 6. Air filter assembly 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Battery 10. Engine ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or 1 (First) (manual transmission). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... cause engine damage. Some oil must be removed from the engine by a service technician. 7. Put the indicator back ... fully seated. Adding engine oil 1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine ... viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap and use a funnel to pour the engine ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... unnecessary and could, under certain conditions, lead to engine damage which is not covered by your warranty. Change your engine oil and ... added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and refilled as needed. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval schedules. 1. Clean the reservoir cap ... MAX. Do not fill above this line. 4. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid certified to .... Seek medical attention immediately. If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3, you will ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...the Hydromax brake fluid reservoir using the following procedure. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval. 1. ... braking performance, especially under heavy-duty driving conditions such as frequent steep grades or heavy loads. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... and care CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED) Check the clutch fluid level. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval schedules. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid designed to meet Ford specifications. Refer to Capacities and specifications. Brake ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... not fill the reservoir all the way. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specifications. ... regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the use of methanol, a common windshield washer antifreeze additive...containing non-methanol antifreeze agents should be used only if they provide cold ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... coolant reservoir (depending upon application). • Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for service interval schedules. • Be sure to read and understand Precautions... chapter. Automotive fluids are not interchangeable; do not use engine coolant, antifreeze or windshield washer fluid outside of...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D. • DO NOT USE alcohol or methanol antifreeze or any engine coolants mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze. • DO NOT USE supplemental coolant additives in your vehicle....may harm your engine's cooling system. • The use of an improper coolant may harm engine ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... sure that all the pressure has been released, use the cloth to turn it counterclockwise and remove ...engine coolant Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a recycled engine coolant produced by Ford-... cooling system components. Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner. Follow ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... in your vehicle will provide adequate protection at the temperatures in which you drive. Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system and engine protection. What you should know about fail-safe cooling...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... condition, the engine will automatically switch to alternating cylinder operation. Each disabled cylinder acts as an air pump and cools the... vehicle will still operate. However: • the engine power will be limited. • the air conditioning system will be disabled. Continued operation will increase ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... take your vehicle to a service facility. Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem increases the chance of engine damage. Take your vehicle to a service facility as... Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval schedules. If adding fluid is necessary, use only MERCON...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...fluid Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume... the parking brake engaged and your foot on the brake pedal, start the engine and move the gearshift lever through all of the gear ranges. Allow sufficient time for...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... However, if fluid is added at this time, an overfill condition could result when the vehicle reaches normal ... range may result in transmission failure. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and...High fluid levels can be caused by an overheating condition. 190 ADD COLD HOT DO ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...specifications section in the Capacities and specifications chapter. Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid ...component damage. If necessary, add fluid in 250 mL (1/2 pint) increments through the filler ...HOT DO NOT ADD technician. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Capacities and specifications chapter. Checking and adding transfer case fluid (if equipped) 1. Clean...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element. When changing the air filter element, use only the Motorcraft air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers in the Capacities and specifications ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Maintenance and care 2. Carefully separate the two halves of the air filter housing. 3. Remove the ... filter element, ensuring the arrow on the top half of the air filter housing lines up with the notch on ... not properly seated. 5. Replace the two halves of the air filter housing and secure the clamp. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...battery electrolyte level. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval schedules. Keep the electrolyte ...water to the battery, as long as you do not use hard water (water with a high mineral..., do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to come near the battery. When working...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...s engine is also electronically controlled by a computer, some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When the battery is disconnected or a new ...Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission), turn off all accessories and start the engine. 3. Run ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... clean both the windshield and wiper blades using undiluted windshield wiper solution or a mild detergent... blades, do not use fuel, kerosene, paint thinner or other solvents. Changing the wiper ... into the service position. 2. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock pin manually to...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example,... of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart ...heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. SERVICING YOUR TIRES Checking the tire pressure • Use an accurate tire pressure gauge. • Check the tire pressure when tires are cold, after the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Maintenance and care • Four tire rotation • Five tire rotation 200
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... treads. When replacing full size tires, never mix radial bias-belted, or bias-type tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the Certification Label. Make sure that all tires are the same size, speed rating, and load-carrying capacity. Use only the tire combinations ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...chains. If you need to use chains, it is recommended that steel wheels (of the same size and specifications) be ... as chains may chip aluminum wheels. Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains: ...you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure or vacuum in the fuel tank may ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Maintenance and care Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel: • Extinguish all smoking materials and any open flames before fueling ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes... the fuel pump handle in the fill position. Choosing the right fuel Use only UNLEADED FUEL. The ... it knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuel 87 204
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... used when available. Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-wide Fuel Charter. Cleaner air Ford approves the use of reformulated "cleaner-burning" gasolines to improve air quality. These gasolines may contain oxygenates up to 10% ethanol ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... If the "Service Engine Soon/Check Engine" indicator comes on and stays on when you start ...do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure or vacuum in the fuel tank ... service technician. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the appropriate intervals for changing the fuel filter....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... tank. For consistent results when filling the fuel tank: • Use the same filling rate setting (low - ...) each time the tank is filled. • Allow three automatic click-offs when filling. • Always use ... known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand. • Use the same side of the same pump and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... order to determine fuel economy: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total kilometers traveled. Divide total miles traveled by total gallons used. Keep a record for at least one month and... vehicle's fuel economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records during summer ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Maintenance and care • Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy. • You may want to turn off the speed control... and owner maintenance checks found in your vehicle Scheduled Maintenance Guide. Conditions • Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...represent the Range of L/100 km (MPG) expected on the vehicle under optimum conditions. Your fuel ...Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission... up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. 210...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...not pass the I/M test with the "Check Engine/Service Engine Soon" light on. If the vehicle's powertrain... been serviced, the on-board diagnostics system is reset to a "not ready for I/M test" condition. To ready... up to its normal operating temperature. Once started, do not turn off the engine...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic) 1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the OFF position. 2. Open the hood. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling rearward. 4. Remove bulb retainer ring by turning it counterclockwise, then...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... it "snaps." Replacing headlamp bulbs (sealed beam) To remove the headlamp bulb: 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in OFF position. 2. Open the hood. 3. Remove the two screws and parking lamp/side marker assembly by pulling gently 4. Disconnect the electrical ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... new headlamp, reverse the removal procedure. Replacing tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs - F250/F350 only The tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the same...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    Maintenance and care Replacing brake/tail/backup lamp bulbs - F450/F550 only The brake/tail/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb: 1. Remove the four screws and the lamp lens from lamp assembly. 2. Carefully pull ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... bulbs The license plate bulbs are located behind the rear bumper. To change the license plate lamp ...bulb socket in lamp assembly by turning it clockwise. Using the right bulbs Replacement bulbs are specified ...and an "E" for Europe to assure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern and safe ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...in color except where noted. To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer (a) Replace entire lamp assembly; bulb is not serviceable. AIMING ... the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by a qualified service technician. CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR VEHICLE Refer...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... and paint damage. Wax when water stops beading on the surface. This could be every three or four months, depending on operating conditions. Use only carnauba or synthetic-based waxes. Use a cleaning fluid with a clean cloth to remove any bugs before waxing your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... of your vehicle. Do not use acid-based or alcohol-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, ...Never use abrasives that will damage the finish of special wheel surfaces. Use a tar remover to remove grease and ...internal damage. Cleaning non-painted plastic exterior parts Use vinyl cleaner for routine cleaning. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover (B7A-19520-AA). To avoid scratching the lamps, do not use a dry paper towel...chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the air bag system. Cleaning the instrument cluster lens Clean with a ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... Cleaning leather seats (if equipped) To clean, simply use a soft cloth dampened with water and a ... soft cloth. For tougher soiling concerns, Ford recommends using the Deluxe Leather Care Kit F8AZ-19G253-... maintain its resiliency and color. Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Capacities and specifications MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS Component* Air filter element Fuel filter Oil filter PCV valve Battery (Standard) Battery (Optional) Spark plugs.../350 Dana 50 axle F-350/450/550 Dana 60 axle F-250 /350 (10.50 inch axle) F-550 Dana 135 Capacity 1.8L (3.8 pints) 2.7L ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...4L (19.4 quarts) 29.0L (30.6 quarts) 5.7L (6.0 quarts) Engine oil (includes filter change)-Gas engines Engine oil (includes filter change)-Diesel engine Fuel tank Motorcraft SAE All 5W-30 Super Premium Motor Oil Refer to your 7.3L Diesel Supplement ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...-A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. 3 Use Ford Premium Engine Coolant (green .... 4 Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick..., these dual usage fluids may be used in transmissions that require the MERCON V type fluid...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...requiring MERCON may cause transmission damage. Use of any fluid other than the recommended ...Ford part name or equivalent Motorcraft SAE Front axle 75W-90 Premium (4X4)...) 1 Brake fluid High Performance and clutch DOT 3 Motor fluid (if Vehicle ...-QL WSP-M2C197-A C6AZ-19542-AB ESA-M6C25-A and DOT 3 ESE...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... Ford part name or equivalent Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Super Engine oil ...brake linkages and pivots, brake and clutch pedal shaft (if equipped) Power ... transfer case fluid (if equipped) Manual Synthetic transmission MERCON ATF 2 (5-speed)... washer fluid Concentrate Item 1 Ford part number XO-5W30-QSP Ford ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... "Service Guide" for change intervals on Dana rear axles. 2 Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on... cause transmission damage. ENGINE DATA Engine Cubic inches Required fuel Firing order Spark plug gap...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... length a Short wheel base Body style Regular Super Cab Cab 4x4 4x2 1 ...6 177 mm (243.1 in)b Long wheel base Super Cab 4x4 1 964 mm (77.3 in... 879 mm (231.4 in)a 6 180 mm (243.3 in)b F250-Crew Cab Dimension (1) Overall height (2)... 654 mm (262.0 in)b b Long wheel base style Crew Cab 4x4 2 053mm (80.8 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... 013.2 mm (158.0 in)b 5 879 mm (231.4 in)a / 6 288 mm (247.6 in)b Super Cab 4x4 1 960 mm (77.2 in) (1) Overall height (2) Track (Front / Rear) 1 736.3 mm ...mm (141.8 in)a / 4 013.2 mm (158.0 in)b 6 291 mm (247.7 in) a Short wheel base Long wheel base c Single rear wheels d Dual rear wheels b 229
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...(245.8 in)a / 654 mm (262.0 in)b style Crew Cab 4x4 2 038 mm (80.2 in) 1 736 mm (68.4 in)/ 1 ....6 in)b a Short wheel base b Long wheel base Body Chassis Cab 4x4 2 051 mm (80.7 in) 1 736 mm (68.4 in) / 1 610... 5 733 mm (225.7 in)a 6 343 mm (249.7 in)b Crew Cab 4x4 2 056 mm (80.9 in) 1 736 mm (68.4 in) /...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... Overall 5 732 mm length (225.6 in)a 6 341 mm (249.6 in)b a Short wheel base b Long wheel base Body Chassis Cab 4x4 2 075 mm (81.6 in) 1 736 mm (68.3 in) / 1 879 mm ....2 in) 5 733 mm (225.7 in)a 6 343 mm (249.7 in)b Crew Cab 4x4 2 066 mm (81.3 in) 1 736 mm (68.4 in) / 1 610...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...vehicle and prescribe where the Certification Label may be located. The Certification Label is located on the front door latch pillar ... TYPE: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX TRAILER TOWING - SEE OWNER GUIDE MAXIMUM LOAD=OCCUPANTS + LUGGAGE=XXXKG/XXXXLB... TR SPR T0000 X XX XXX X XX X XXXX UTC ∇FOHT-15294A10-GA 232
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Capacities and specifications Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number is attached to a metal tag and is located on the driver side instrument panel. (Please note that in the graphic XXXX is representative of your vehicle identification number.) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Engine ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Customer assistance Ford Extended Service Plan You can get more protection for your new car or light truck by purchasing Ford Extended Service Plan (Ford ESP) coverage. Ford ESP is an optional service contract which is backed by Ford Motor Company or Ford Motor ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... of Canada dealerships also carry quality parts and accessories, providing you with equipment reliability. Away...Ford Motor Company Customer Assistance Center 16800 Executive Plaza Drive P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, ... Centre Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Motor Company Customer Assistance Center 16800 Executive Plaza Drive P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, ... Centre Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800... following information available when contacting a Customer Assistance Center: • Your telephone number (home and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...as designed concerns on Ford and Lincoln Mercury cars and Ford and Lincoln Mercury light trucks which are within the terms of any applicable written... damage claims • cases currently in litigation • vehicles not used primarily for family, personal or household purposes (except ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...provided on the application form. Some states will require you to use certified mail, with return receipt requested. Your application is... time of occurrence(s) • the current mileage • the name of the dealer(s) who sold or serviced the vehicle • a brief description of your unresolved concern 238
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...remedies available to them under state or federal law. To Request a DSB Brochure/Application For a brochure/application, speak to your dealer or write/call to the Board at the following address/phone number: Dispute Settlement Board P.O. Box 5120 Southfield, MI 48086-5120 1-800-428-3718 239
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952 or by writing to the Center at the following address: Ford Motor Company Customer Assistance Center 16800 Executive Plaza Drive P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, ... is a straight-forward and relatively speedy alternative to resolve a disagreement when all other efforts to...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Customer assistance The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion may .../Ford of Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper fuel. In the United States,... Ford's rigid specifications. For best results, use the following or products of equivalent quality: Ford ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... accessories are warranted for up to 12 months or 20 000 km (12 000 miles) on all cars and light trucks and 12 months with unlimited distance on medium/heavy duty trucks unless the accessory is installed on a new vehicle, then the warranty becomes the balance of the...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Customer assistance Comfort and convenience Air conditioner Bed web net Cargo nets ... equipment Auto headlamp system with Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Bumper mounted bike courier Daytime ... Heavy-duty battery Off road lights Pickup box rails Running boards and tubular running bars Speed control Towing ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Customer assistance Protection and appearance equipment Air bag anti-theft locks Bed mat/...Diamond plate tool box Flat splash guards Front end covers (full) Hood deflectors Locking gas cap Lubricants and oils Molded splash ... Rallye bars/Combo bars Side window air deflectors Spare tire lock Step bumpers...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... Commission (FCC) and Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulate the use of mobile communications systems - such as two-way radios, telephones and ...particularly if they are not properly designed for automotive use or are not properly installed. When operated, such systems...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–800–424ମ.
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...passenger deactivation switch ...92 Air cleaner filter ...193,222 Air conditioning ...27 Ambulance packages......109 anti-lock ...109,110,111 anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light... waxing ...218 wheels ...219 wiper blades ...220 Climate control (see Air conditioning or Heating) ...27 Clock ...36,42...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...joint and slip yoke ...194 Driving under special conditions ...130,131 mud ...130 sand ...130 ... ...210 Engine ...227,228 check engine/ service engine soon light ...10,11 cleaning ...219 ......129 electronic shift ...26,123,127 indicator light ...15,124 lever operated shift ...125 manual locking hubs ......
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...replacing bulbs ...212,213 turning on and off ...25 warning chime ...16 Heating ...27 heater only system ...27 heating and air conditioning system ...29 Hood ...174 Ignition ...227,228 positions of the ignition ...55 removing the key ...122 Infant...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... change indicator (see Turn signal) ...56 Lights, warning and indicator ...10 air bag ...13 anti-lock brakes (ABS) ...14,110 brake ...13 ...,222 Octane rating ...204 Odometer ...18 Oil (see Engine oil) ...176 250 Overdrive ...61 Panic alarm feature, remote entry system ...68 Parking brake ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... capacities ...222 lubricant specifications ...225,227 manual operation ...117 Transmission control indicator light ...13 Trip odometer ...18 Turn signal ...14,56 ... your vehicle ...108 Warning chimes ...16 Warning lights (see Lights) ...10 Washer fluid ...182 Water, Driving through ...
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    ... Item Required fuel Fuel tank capacity Engine oil (includes filter change) Tire size and pressure Hood release Coolant capacity ... Maintenance Guide to determine the correct service interval. 2 Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission fluid requirements ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    .... However, these dual usage fluids may be used in transmissions that require the MERCON V type fluid. MERCON .... DO NOT mix MERCON and MERCON V. Use of a transmission fluid that indicates dual usage (... requiring MERCON may cause transmission damage. Use of any fluid other than the recommended fluid may...



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