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  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... driving Introduction Instrumentation Controls and features Seating and safety restraints Starting ... Driving Roadside emergencies Servicing Maintenance and care Capacities and specifications Customer ...any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...Proposition 65 Warning Engine exhaust, some if its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known ...Indicates a message regarding child safety restraints. Refer to Seating and safety restraints for more information. Indicates that this Owner Guide contains information on ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehicles Read the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner's Guide Supplement for information regarding correct operation and maintenance of your diesel-powered light truck. Notice to owners of pickup ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Using your vehicle with a snowplow For more information and guidelines for using your vehicle with a snowplow, refer... Ford Incomplete Vehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builder's Layout Book and the QVM ... high underbody temperatures, overpressurized fuel and a risk of spraying fuel which could lead to...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... manufacturer. Ford Ambulance Preparation Package is only available on certain 7.3L Diesel engine equipped vehicles. Notice to owners with vehicles equipped with ... Take Off (PTO) capability Refer to the Driving chapter for more information and guidelines for operating vehicles equipped with PTO. 5
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner's Guide Fasten Safety Belt Air Bag-Front Air Bag-Side Child Seat Installation Warning Brake System Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum Based Master Lighting Switch Child Seat ...
  • 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
    ...) Turn signal and wiper/washer control (pg. 61) Speed control* (pg. 56) FUEL FILL LOW ... LOW RANGE 4X4 000000 140 160 - + H 18 C 8 10 0 CRUISE MPH 0 0 0 0 km/h 100 0 SERVICE ENGINE SOON 6... COAST Headlamp control (pg. 25) Instrument panel dimmer switch (pg. 26) Driver air bag (pg. 88) * ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... BASS TREB FM1 ST CLK BAL FADE TAPE AMS FM SEEK VE RDRI OVE SCAN 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 power point ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... AJAR Low fuel Illuminates as an early reminder of a low fuel condition indicated on the LOW ... to the ON position regardless of the fuel level to ensure your bulb is working. Service engine soon ... a driveability concern being noted. The vehicle will usually be drivable and will not require towing. 10...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... fuel quality or water in the fuel. 3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely ...) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... fuel quality or water in the fuel. 3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely ...) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Instrumentation Air bag readiness Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned ON. If the light fails ... does not operate in the overdrive mode, refer to the Driving chapter for transmission function and ... also flash steadily if a transmission malfunction is detected. If the light does not come ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... Charging system Illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off. The light also illuminates when the battery is not charging properly, requiring electrical system service. Four wheel drive low (if equipped) Momentarily illuminates when the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... that a system needs your attention and to check the engine coolant temperature gauge and the engine oil pressure gauge. Refer to Engine coolant temperature gauge and Engine oil pressure gauge in this chapter for more information. Speed control •Standard analog instrument ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... information on the safety belt warning chime, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Supplemental ... For information on the SRS warning chime, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Key-... the key is not in the ignition) and the driver's door is opened. GAUGES FUEL FILL LOW ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... from an empty indication, the amount of fuel that can be added will be less than the advertised capacity due to the reserve fuel. Speedometer Indicates the current vehicle speed. Engine coolant temperature gauge Indicates the temperature of the engine ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... cap while the engine is running or hot. This gauge indicates the temperature of the engine coolant, not the coolant level. If the coolant is not at its proper level the gauge indication will not be accurate. Odometer Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle. Trip ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ..., stop the vehicle as soon as safely L possible and switch off the engine immediately. Check the oil level. Add oil if needed (refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and care chapter). If the oil level is correct, have your vehicle checked at your dealership or by a ...
  • 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 of ... than displayed for the following reasons: • your vehicle was not perfectly level during fill-up • differences in the automatic shut-off points on the fuel pumps at service stations 20
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...repeatedly until average fuel economy is displayed (this is the only resettable display). 2. Press the E/M and MODE ... than 30 liters (8 gallons) of fuel is added to the fuel tank. The fuel range function ... seconds at the following distances based on fuel remaining and fuel economy calculations: • 80...
  • 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 ... one of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW. The compass heading is displayed in average fuel economy modes, fuel range modes and temperature modes. The compass ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... 2 3 13 4 12 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 14 4. Press and hold both trip computer controls. After approximately four seconds,... zone setting for your geographic location is displayed on the trip computer. 6. To exit the zone setting mode and save the displayed zone in memory, release both controls for greater ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... 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 located in the overhead ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... Daytime Running Light (DRL) System does not activate your tail lamps 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...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...features Flash to pass Pull toward you to activate and release to deactivate. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel during headlamp and parklamp operation. • Rotate up to brighten. •... Driving chapter for more information. PANEL DIM 2WD 4X4 HIGH 4X4 LOW 26
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... (if equipped) OFF Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle.... the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. On heater-only systems, the air cannot be cooled below ... of the vehicle. OFF • (Panel) -Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers. 27...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Controls and features • OFF-Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. (Panel and floor) -Distributes outside air through the instrument • panel registers and the floor ducts. (Floor) -Allows for maximum heating. Distributes outside air • ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Controls and features Manual heating and air conditioning system OFF A/C MAX A/C Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the ... operate in all modes except (Panel) and (Floor). However, the air conditioning will only function if the outside temperature ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode. OFF-Outside air is shut out... air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode. (Floor and defrost) -Distributes outside air ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... has been parked with the windows closed during hot weather, the air conditioner will do a much faster job of cooling if you drive for two or... of the hot, stale air out of the vehicle. Then operate your air conditioner as you would normally. • Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These ...
  • 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) VOL PUSH ON TONE CLK TONE VOL ST DX FM 12 SEEK TUNE AM / FM STEREO 1 2 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... volume will come back on at a "nominal" listening level when the ignition 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... Tune adjust in radio mode to move to the next • Press SEEK frequency down the band (whether or not a ...to select up to four preset AM stations and eight FM stations (four in FM1 and ...Setting memory preset stations 1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM select control. 2. Select a station. Refer...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Controls and features Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease ... Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers. Press the TONE control three ...) Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. Press the TONE control four ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... control will allow you to switch between media display mode (radio station, stereo information, etc.) and clock display mode (time). ... mode, the media information will display for ten seconds, when the radio is turned on, and then revert to clock information. Anytime that the ...
  • 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...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... will come back on at a "nominal" listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and tape modes. AM FM AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... 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 FM2). Setting memory preset stations 1. Select the frequency band with the AM or the FM select control. 2. Select a station. Refer to Tune ...
  • 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... balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers. BAL Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. FADE 40
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Controls and features Tape select • To enter tape mode while in radio mode, press the TAPE AMS control. CLK TAPE AMS Automatic Music Search The Automatic Music ... the next selection). The tape deck stops and returns to play mode when the AMS circuit senses a blank section on the...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...CLK to toggle between listening frequencies and clock mode while in radio mode. To set the hour, press and...control and press the SEEK control: • • CLK TAPE AMS to decrease hours and to increase hours. SEEK TUNE SEEK ... press and hold the CLK control and press the TUNE control: CLK TAPE AMS 42
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... the media information will again display for 10 seconds before reverting back to the clock. In media mode, the media information will always be displayed. Premium AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD VOL PUSH ON DISC EJ FM 1 AMC BL ST RF MUTE ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio, tape and CD modes. AM FM AM/FM select... this control to stop tape play and begin radio play. AM/FM select in CD or CD changer mode (if equipped) Press ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Controls and features Tune adjust The tune control works in radio or CD changer mode. Tune adjust in radio mode to move to the next • Press frequency down the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold the control to move through the frequencies quickly....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Controls and features Seek function in radio mode to find the next • Press listenable station down ... has been playing for three seconds or more and you , the CD changer will press replay that selection from ... replay. Scan function The scan function works in radio, tape or CD mode. SEEK TUNE SCAN ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...AM stations and twelve FM stations (six in FM1 and six in FM2). Setting memory preset stations AM FM 1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM select control. 2. Select a station. Refer to Tune adjust or Seek function for more information on selecting a station...
  • 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. When ...manner of your original presets. To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system's manually set memory stations, press ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... control then press: to decrease the treble output • and to increase the treble output. • SEL Speaker ... then press: to shift sound to the left and • • to shift sound to the right. BAL FADE ... then press: to shift the sound to the • front and to shift the sound to the rear. • BAL FADE...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... toggle between single CD and CD changer play (if equipped). Rewind The rewind control works in tape REW and CD modes. 1 • In tape mode, radio play will continue until...track. Fast forward The fast forward control works in FF tape and CD modes. 2 • In the tape mode, tape direction...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... a tape. Press the EJ control to stop and eject a CD. EJ EJ Dolby noise reduction Dolby noise reduction operates in ... adjust Compression adjust brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent ... feature The shuffle feature operates in CD SHUFFLE mode (if equipped) and plays all 6 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ..., 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
    ... again to return to the playing media. EJ MUTE Troubleshooting the CD changer (if equipped) The laser ... damage the player. If your changer does not work, it may be that: • A disc is already loaded ... before operating. • A disc with format and dimensions not within industry standards is inserted....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...the hole and turning the hub. • Remove loose labels before inserting tapes. • Do not leave... long time when not being played. Radio frequency information The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) establish the frequencies AM and FM ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...between your vehicle's antenna and the radio station signal can cause FM reception problems. Static can be caused on AM stations by power lines, electric...while the engine is not running. 2. LOCK, locks the steering wheel, automatic transmission gearshift 4 1 lever and allows key...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... 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 control on. 56
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...on a downhill. If your vehicle speed is faster than the set speed while driving on a downhill, you may want to shift to the next lower gear or apply the brakes to reduce your vehicle speed. If your vehicle slows down more than 16 km/h (10 mph)...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Controls and features To set a higher set speed • Press and hold SET/SET ACC/ SET... speed is RES reached or • Press and release SET/SET ACC/ SET ACCEL SET ACCEL.... accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the previously programmed set speed. To set a lower set speed • Press and hold CST/COAST...
  • 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
    Controls and features To return to a previously set speed • Press RES/RSM/RESUME. For RES/RSM/RESUME to operate, the vehicle speed must be faster than 48 km/h (30 mph). RES SET ACCEL COAST TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... fuel economy. The overdrive function allows automatic upshifts and downshifts through all available gears. Deactivating overdrive Press the Transmission Control Switch (TCS) located on the end of the gearshift lever. The Transmission ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    .... When you shut off and re-start your vehicle, the transmission will (Overdrive) mode... For additional information about the gearshift lever and the transmission control switch operation refer to the Automatic Transmission Operation section of the Driving chapter. POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED) Press and...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...One touch down • Press AUTO completely down and release quickly. The driver's window will open fully....Accessory delay (if equipped) With accessory delay, the window switches may be used for up to ten minutes after ... LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED) Press U to unlock all doors and L to lock all doors. L U 63
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... 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 for each door. Setting the lock for one door will not automatically set the lock for both doors. Move lock control up to engage the...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    .... Heated outside mirrors (if equipped) Both mirrors are heated automatically to remove ice, mist and fog when the rear window defrost is activated. Do not remove ice from the mirrors with a scraper or attempt to readjust the mirror glass if it is ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    Controls and features ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED) To turn on the visor mirror lamps, slide the mirror cover ... with a variety of console features. These include: • Utility compartment with cassette/CD holder • Coin holder • Pen holder • Writing surface Utility compartment Coin ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL key ... entry transmitters) are brought to the dealership, to aid in troubleshooting. Unlocking the doors Press this control to unlock ...all doors. To confirm all doors are closed and locked, press the control a second time...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Controls and features To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin between the two halves of the transmitter near the key ring. DO NOT TAKE THE FRONT PART OF THE TRANSMITTER APART. 2. ...The dome lamp control (if equipped) must not be set to the OFF position for the illuminated entry system ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Controls and features Replacing lost transmitters If a remote transmitter has been ... to have all (maximum of four - original and/or new) of your remote transmitters available ... transmitter button, the programming mode will exit and the procedure will have to be repeated.) • Repeat the previous ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    .... 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 cable. 4. Lift tailgate ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Seating and safety restraints SEATING Full bench seat (if equipped) • Lift the track... quickly fold the seatback forward. 60/40 split bench seat (if equipped) • Lift the release bar ...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
    Seating and safety restraints Captain's chair (if equipped) • Lift the track release ...) Never adjust the driver's seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. Do not pile cargo ...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
    Seating and safety restraints Press front to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion.... seat cushion. Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Turn the lumbar .... Turn the lumbar support control toward the rear of vehicle to move the lumbar support back for less ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Seating and safety restraints Folding up the rear seats (if equipped - SuperCab only) The rear seatback has a split 60/40 seat. ... is in a latched position, whether the seat is occupied or empty. If not latched, the seat may cause injury during a sudden stop. 1. Pull control on the side ...
  • 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 ... to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone ... children 12 years old and under in the back seat and always properly use appropriate ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... combination lap and shoulder belts. The front passenger and rear seat outboard safety belts have two types ... 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) ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Seating and safety restraints Automatic locking mode In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The ... a passenger front or outboard rear seating position (if equipped). Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible. Refer to Safety ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... all seat belts should be checked for proper function. BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED if the seat belt assembly "automatic locking ... or any other seat belt function is not operating properly when checked according to the procedures in Workshop Manual. Failure to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Seating 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...
  • 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 so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. • Regular Cab and 4-door CrewCab 81
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Seating and safety restraints • 4-door Super Cab To lower the shoulder belt height, ...safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision. Lap...lap belts should fit snugly and as low as possible around the hips, not around the waist. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Seating and safety restraints Insert the tongue into the correct buckle (the buckle closest to the... it fits snugly across the hips. Shorten and fasten the belt when not in use. Safety belt extension ... the torso. Safety belt warning light and indicator chime The seat belt warning light illuminates in...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Seating and safety restraints Conditions of operation If...The driver's safety belt is not buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the ON position...Then...The safety belt warning light illuminates1-2 minutes and the warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds. The safety belt warning light ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    .... Possibly, but a serious crash can do much more than wrinkle your clothes, ...younger brothers/sisters imitate behavior they see. Air bags offer greater protection when used with safety belts. Frontal airbags are not designed ...t wear belts I have an air bag I’d rather be thrown clear Do not sit on...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Seating and safety restraints One time disable Anytime the safety belt is buckled and then unbuckled during an ... is set • the gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission). • the ignition switch is in the OFF position • all vehicle doors are ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... damage or improper operation is noted. Failure to inspect and if necessary replace the safety belt assembly under the above conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. Refer to Cleaning and maintaining the safety belts in the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Seating and safety restraints AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) 40... 100 120 2 80 1 90 100 DIESEL FUEL ONLY 30 20 40... module which records information about the air bag and sensor systems. In the event of a collision... passenger from certain upper body injuries. Air bags DO NOT inflate slowly...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...to properly position yourself away from the air bag: • Move your seat to the rear as far as you can .... Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See... should NEVER be placed in the front seats, unless the passenger air bag is turned off. See ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Seating and safety restraints How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work? ...sustains sufficient longitudinal deceleration. The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a collision does ...means the forces were not of the type sufficient to cause activation. Air bags are designed to inflate ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Seating and safety restraints Several air bag system components get hot ...replaced immediately. If the air bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury ... cluster or a tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Air bag readiness section in the Instrumentation...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Seating and safety restraints Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles (...ON OFF OFF If the light fails to illuminate when the passenger air bag switch is in the OFF position and ... switch is in ON, have the passenger air bag switch serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... right front passenger seating positions have been specifically designed to function together with the air bags in ... of crashes. When you turn OFF your air bag, you not only lose the protection of ... safety belt system, which was designed to work with the air bag. If you are not a person who meets the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... rear facing infant seat must be transported in front, the passenger air bag must be turned ... in the front seat. This provides the protection of safety belts and permits the air bags to provide ... well as the other important air bag instructions and Warnings in this Owner's Guide. NHTSA deactivation ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...has a medical condition which, according to his or her physician: • causes the passenger air bag ...These particular belts are specifically designed to work with air bags to help reduce the risk of injury ...greater the risk is. Be sure the air bag is turned ON for any person who does not qualify under ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...These particular belts are specifically designed to work with air bags to help reduce the risk of injury ... the risk is. Be sure the air bag is turned ON for any person who does not qualify under ...Also see Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... must put them in safety seats made especially for children. Check your local and state or .... Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag precautions that apply to adult passengers in your...all Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Belt-positioning booster seats raise the child and provide ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... short to let the child sit all the way back on the seat cushion when the lower legs hang over the edge of ... collision. When 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...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...s instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, ... 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 seat. If you must use a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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... lap belt portion across the child seat toward the buckle and pull up on the shoulder belt...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat steps two through nine. Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured ... seats that include a tether strap that goes over the back of the vehicle seat and attaches to an anchoring point. Other manufacturers ...
  • 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
    ... engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or ... engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle checked. Do not... information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating and safety restraints ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...• If • • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: Make sure the parking brake is set. Push ..., 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced. light may not illuminate. • If the driver's safety...2. If the temperature is above -12°C (10°F) and the engine does not start within five seconds ... If the temperature is below -12° C (10° F) and the engine does not start in 15 seconds on...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... Using the engine block heater (if equipped) An engine block heater warms the engine coolant, which improves starting, warms up the engine faster and allows the heater-defroster system to respond quickly. Use of an engine block heater is strongly recommended if you live in a region where ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...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 snow, leaves and other debris. 108
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... may be heard at any time while braking and can be aggravated by environmental conditions such as cold, heat, moisture, road dust, .... Pedal pulsation coupled with clicking noise while braking under panic conditions on loose gravel, wet or snowy roads is normal and indicates proper functioning of the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... Pedal pulsation coupled with noise while braking under panic conditions or on loose gravel, bumps, wet or snowy roads is normal and indicates proper functioning ... 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
    ... to avoid obstacles and bring the vehicle to a controlled stop. • The Anti-Lock system does not decrease the time necessary to apply the brakes or always... The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates and remains illuminated (when the ignition is turned ON) until the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Driving Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle. However, if the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... vehicles handle differently than vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Utility and four-wheel drive vehicles are not designed for cornering at... sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt maneuvers in these vehicles. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few minutes. The transmission and tires may be damaged or the ... released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your dealer or a qualified service technician. 114
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... do not hold the brake pedal down, your vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure... lever is securely latched in P (Park). This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear wheels from turning. ... normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through four....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    .... OVERDRIVE OFF OVERDRIVE Drive - Not shown on the display. Activate by pressing the transmission control switch (TCS) on the end ... time the vehicle is shut off and restarted, you must press the transmission control switch to cancel overdrive operation if driving in overdrive is not desired. 2 (...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... does not improve within a few hundred kilometers (miles) of operation, or if the 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...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Driving When starting a vehicle with a manual transmission, you must: 1. Make sure the parking brake is fully set. R... 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... for your specific engine/drivetrain combination: Maximum downshift speeds 1 5-speed transmission Shift from: Transfer case position (if equipped)2 2H ... for 4WD equipped vehicles. Downshift at lower speeds when driving on slippery surfaces. Maximum downshift speeds 1 6-speed transmission Shift from: ...
  • 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 ... seconds before shifting into R 1 3 D (Reverse). With the 5-speed transmission you 2 4 R can shift into R ... into R (Reverse) when you downshift from D (Overdrive). With the 6-speed transmission you can shift into R ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... and remove. POWER TAKE OFF (PTO) CAPABILITY (IF EQUIPPED) Some vehicles ... to the 7.3L Diesel Supplement for information on the auxiliary powertrain control module (APCM) and its operation.... (the TCIL will not be illuminated), in N (Neutral), during engine cranking. Transmission upshift and downshift...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... the brake pedal depressed and the transmission placed in neutral (or the clutch pedal depressed on manual transmissions). 4WD operation is not recommended on dry pavement. Doing so ..., increased tire wear and decreased fuel economy. Electronic shift on the fly (ESOF) 4x4 system (if ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... proper operation, make sure that the arrow and the indicator dot on the hub are aligned. Manual 4x4 system (if equipped) The 4WD system is engaged or ... The 4WD system indicator lights illuminate only under the following conditions. If these lights illuminate when driving in 2WD, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... 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) ...). • For proper operation, make sure that the arrow and the indicator dot on the hub are aligned. Do not shift into 4H (4WD High) with the rear wheels ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... lever in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 4. Move the transfer case ...). 4L 5. If the transfer case does not engage into 4L (4WD Low.... 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
    ... engaged (up to 15 seconds). 5. If the transfer case does not engage, repeat steps 1 through 4. 2H 4H N 4L ...) - Power to rear axle only. 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) - Power delivered to front and rear axles for increased traction. 4x4 LOW (4WD Low) - Power to front and rear axles at low speeds. 127
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... 2WD (2WD high) Rotate the 4WD control to 2WD at 4X4 any forward speed. Disengagement 4X4 HIGH LOW 2WD of the transfer case and front hubs may be delayed due to torque bind which is caused by driving on dry hard surfaces or performing tight...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... light illuminates. 6. If the LOW RANGE indicator light does not illuminate after 15 seconds, start the vehicle moving, then ... N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 4. Move the 4WD control to the 4x4 HIGH (4WD high) or 2WD (2WD 4X4 4X4 HIGH high) position. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...the transmission may occur. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few minutes or damage to the transmission and tires may occur or the engine may overheat. Do not spin the wheels ... of the trail. Do not reduce the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... fluids should be checked and changed, if necessary. Water intrusion into the transmission may ..., straight down or avoid the hill completely. Know the conditions on the other side of a hill before driving .... Shift to a lower gear when added engine braking is desired. When speed control is on and you ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... braking system, allow more stopping distance and drive slower than usual. Consider using one of the lower gears. VEHICLE LOADING Before ... curb weight for each engine/transmission combination, any required option weight for trailer towing and the weight of the driver from ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label. Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the originals because ...GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Driving Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles For important... the maximum GCWR for your type engine and rear axle ratio. 2. Weigh your vehicle as you..., your engine may stall. Water may also enter your engine's air intake and severely damage your engine. If...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... may allow water into the transmission and cause internal transmission damage. TOWING A TRAILER Your ... your engine and rear axle ratio on the following charts. 2nd unit bodies are not included ... load on your vehicle's engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. Inspect these components...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... hitch only. Fifth wheel trailer maximum weights can be calculated by subtracting GVW from GCWR. Engine 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L 6.8L F-350 with manual transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer ratio GCWR-kg (lbs.) weight-kg (lbs.) 1 3.73 6...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Driving Engine 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L 1 F-350 with automatic transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer ratio GCWR-kg (lbs.) weight-kg (... GVW from GCWR. Engine 6.8L 6.8L 1 F-450 with manual transmission Rear axle Maximum Maximum trailer ratio GCWR-kg (lbs.) weight-kg (...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... if you require assistance. Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle's ...bumper of the vehicle is lower or higher than it was unloaded will defeat the function of the load equalizing hitch and ...If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency gives to you. Do ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...) The rear bumper is equipped with an integral hitch and requires only a ball with a 25.4 mm (one inch) shank... • Use a lower gear when towing up or down steep hills. This will eliminate excessive downshifting and upshifting for optimum fuel economy and transmission cooling. • Anticipate stops and...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... the gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or N (Neutral) (manual transmissions). This aids engine cooling and air conditioner efficiency. • Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. If you must park on a grade, place wheel ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...designed to ensure that your transmission is not damaged. • Place the transmission in N (Neutral). • Maximum speed is 56 ..., damage to the driveshaft and internal transmission components. RWD vehicles with 4x4 electronic shift ... damage may occur. Do not install a snowplow and plow with your vehicle...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... will determine whether or not the addition of a snowplow will overload your vehicle. • The weight of the snowplow and supporting components distributed to the front axle must not exceed the ... for proper tire wear, ride, handling and headlight aim. Also, maintain the engine oil and ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... to the vehicle and the snow removal equipment as well as possible air bag deployment. Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Engine temperature while ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .../h (15 mph). • Do not shift the transmission from a forward gear to R (Reverse) until the engine is at idle and the wheels are... is stuck, shift the transmission in a steady motion between forward and reverse gears. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few minutes. The transmission and tires may ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available: • 24-hours, seven days a week • for the... States, this card is found in the Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment in Ford vehicles and is mailed to you if you own a Mercury or ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...again to turn the flashers off. RESETTING THE FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH The fuel pump shut-off switch is a device intended to stop the electric fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved ... a collision, if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... 1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position. 2. Check the fuel system for leaks. 3. If no fuel leak is apparent, reset the fuel pump shut-off switch by pushing in ... leaks in the fuel system. FUSES AND RELAYS Fuses If electrical components in the vehicle are not working, a fuse may...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Roadside emergencies Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a ...can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. Standard fuse amperage rating and ...- Black Passenger compartment fuse panel The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Roadside emergencies To remove the fuse panel cover, turn the panel fasteners counterclockwise. To remove a fuse ... the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel cover. 22 23 24 25 26 27 ...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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... 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 Relay Coil, Washer Pump Relay Coil...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... only), Overhead Console, 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, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... power distribution box, trailer tow and electronic shift on the fly relay blocks are located in the engine compartment near the brake... overloads. Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. Always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ..., 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-Single or Dual ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... Box Description Ignition Switch (B1 & B3) Junction Box Battery Feed Blower Motor PCM Power ...Power Door Lock Motors 27 - (Gasoline only) Gasoline only-Not Used 30A** Diesel only-Injector Driver Module (Diesel...PCM Power Relay 31 -Blower Motor Relay 32 -A/C CASS (Gasoline only), Injector Driver Module ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ..., just forward of the rear bumper Regular cab, crew cab and SuperCab without rear bench seat: Fastened to floor pan behind rearmost seat on passenger side SuperCab with rear bench seat: Under rear bench on passenger side Jack handle and lug On top of the radiator ...
  • 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 ... end of lug wrench, loosen the eyebolt on the support bracket. • Line up the eyebolt with the slot ... bracket off the eyebolt and move the support bracket away from the spare tire. 3. If ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... turning when properly engaged. 5. Turn the handle counterclockwise and lower the spare until you can ... has a built-in ratchet feature that will not allow you to overtighten. 4. Check that the tire lies flat ... lock key and jack handle. 6. The following steps are required to secure the support bracket ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... activate hazard flashers and set the parking brake. • Automatic transmission: Place gearshift lever in P (Park). • Manual transmission: Place ...changed. 2. Turn engine OFF and block the diagonally opposite wheel (block not provided). 3. Remove the jack, jack handle, lug wrench and spare tire from...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... ground. When one of the rear wheels is off the ground, the transmission alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the jack,...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 ...
  • 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
    ... stem is facing outward for all front tires and vehicles equipped with single rear wheels. If replacing an inboard rear tire on a dual rear... inward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered. 11. Lower the wheel ...
  • 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
    ... is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered. 18. Lower the wheel... 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
    ... one drop of motor oil between the flat washer and the nut. Do not apply motor oil to the wheel nut threads or the wheel stud ... 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
    ... before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level. 5. Turn the heater 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
    ... are used 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
    ... 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 the end of the second cable ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Roadside emergencies Jump starting 1. Start the 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... 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 ground and the rear wheels off the ground using a wheel lift or a slingbelt with T-hooks. On 4x4 vehicles,... damage may occur. Ford Motor Company provides a towing manual for all authorized tow truck ... tow truck operator refer to this manual for proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing your vehicle. • Do not work on a hot engine. • When the engine is running, keep loose clothing, ... or long hair away from moving parts. • Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed space, ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running... unexpectedly. Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    Maintenance and care OPENING THE HOOD 1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... Turbo Diesel Owner's Guide Supplement for diesel engine component locations. 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 8 7 6 1. Engine oil dipstick ...(manual transmission) 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Power distribution box 5. Power steering fluid reservoir 6. Air filter assembly 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Maintenance and care ENGINE OIL Checking the engine oil Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil. 1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground. 2. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan. 3. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...must be removed from the engine by a service technician. 7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated. Adding engine oil 1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter. 2. If the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... supplemental engine oil additives, oil treatments or engine treatments. They are unnecessary and could, under certain conditions, lead to engine ... designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... should be checked and refilled as needed. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval ... Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant specifications in the Capacities and specifications chapter. Brake fluid .... If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3, you will cause permanent damage...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... and care Checking and adding brake fluid-diesel engine Check and refill the Hydromax brake fluid reservoir using the ... optimum braking performance, especially under heavy-duty driving conditions such as frequent steep grades or heavy loads. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    .... Seek medical attention immediately. For vehicles equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, during normal operation, the fluid level in the clutch...level to the step in the reservoir. For vehicles equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission, during normal operation, the fluid level in the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Checking and adding washer fluid Check the washer fluid whenever you stop for fuel. ... meets Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant specifications in the Capacities and specifications chapter. State or local ... may harm engine and cooling system components. ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant Your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... fluid level and concentration to work properly. If the engine coolant fluid level and concentration is not maintained correctly, damage to the engine and cooling ... and understand Precautions when servicing your vehicle in this chapter. If the engine coolant has not been checked at the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... may harm your engine's cooling system. • DO NOT MIX recycled coolant and conventional coolant together in your vehicle. Mixing... in an emergency, but you must replace it with a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible. Check the coolant level in the reservoir before...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... coolant which does not meet the Ford specification may harm engine and cooling system ... standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids. Coolant refill capacity To find out how much fluid ... system can hold, refer to Refill capacities in the Capacities and specifications chapter. Fill your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... decrease the overheat protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage. • refer ... the corrosion protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage. • decreased ... a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    .... When this occurs the vehicle will still operate. However: • the engine power will be limited. • the air conditioning system will be disabled. Continued operation will increase the engine temperature and the engine will completely shut down, causing ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...take your vehicle to a service facility. Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem increases .... Take your vehicle to a service facility as soon as possible. CHECKING AND ADDING POWER... FLUID Check the power steering fluid. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... your Scheduled Maintenance Guide for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...levels above the safe range may result in transmission failure. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible ...High fluid levels can be caused by an overheating condition. 190 ADD COLD HOT DO NOT ADD DON'T ADD IF ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by a qualified ADD COLD HOT DO NOT ADD technician. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage. DON'T ADD IF IN CROSSHATCHED AREA ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... 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 the filler plug. 2....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Capacities and specifications chapter. AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the ... the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running. Changing the air filter element 1. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    .... This could cause filter damage and allow unmetered air to enter the engine if not properly seated. 5. Replace the two halves of the air filter housing and secure the clamp. DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE Your vehicle may be ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...or in high temperature climates, check the battery electrolyte level. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the service interval schedules. Keep ... is reinstalled after the battery has been cleaned or replaced. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry. Also,...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission), turn off all accessories and start the engine. 3. Run the engine until it reaches normal ...(10 miles) or more to relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy. • If you do not allow the engine to ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Maintenance and care Checking the wiper blades If the wiper blades do not wipe properly, clean both the windshield and wiper blades using undiluted windshield ... Changing the wiper blades To replace the wiper blades: 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the windshield and lock into the service...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly... under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire... to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Maintenance and care The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either .... To make sure your tires wear evenly and last longer, rotate them as indicated in the ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Maintenance and care • Four tire rotation • Five tire rotation 200
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    ..., your vehicle may not drive properly and safely. 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. Do not replace your tires with "high performance" tires or ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...against your vehicle, stop and re-tighten the chains. If this does not work, remove the chains to prevent damage to ...precautions Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead ... out and injure you or others. If you do not use the proper fuel filler...
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    ... is highly toxic and if swallowed can cause death or permanent injury. If fuel is ..., even if no symptoms are immediately apparent. The toxic effects of fuel may not be visible for hours. • Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel vapor of any kind can lead to eye and respiratory tract ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... neck. Never smoke while refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes. The flow of fuel through a fuel pump..., if it knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuel 87 204
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    ...more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your dealer or a qualified service technician. It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fuel tank ...the use of reformulated "cleaner-burning" gasolines to improve air quality. These gasolines may contain oxygenates ...
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    ... may result in possible personal injury. Fuel Filter For fuel filter replacement, see your dealer or a qualified service technician. ... the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the appropriate intervals for changing the fuel filter. Replace the fuel filter with an authorized Motorcraft ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... accurately and consistently as possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fillups or fuel gauge readings are NOT ... after the fuel gauge indicates empty. The amount of empty reserve varies and should not be ... empty, you might not be able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the fuel tank ...
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    ... or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle's fuel economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel economy. In general, lower temperatures give lower fuel ...
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    Maintenance and care • Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy. • You may want to turn off the .... Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks found in your vehicle Scheduled Maintenance Guide. Conditions • Heavily loading a ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... sticker. These numbers represent the Range of L/100 km (MPG) expected on the vehicle under optimum conditions. Your fuel economy may vary depending upon the method of operation and conditions. EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Your vehicle is equipped with various ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ..., could indicate that the emission control system is not working properly. Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal ... battery has just been serviced, the on-board diagnostics system is reset to a "not ready for I/M test" condition. To ready the on-...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Maintenance and care BULBS Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of the following lamps frequently: • Headlamps • High-... children's reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps ...
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    ... the electrical connector into the rear of the plastic base until 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... headlamp. To install the 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Maintenance and care Replacing roof marker bulbs To change the cab marker bulbs: 1. Remove the ... to assure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern and safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly or void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn time...
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    ... 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 HEADLAMPS The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant. If your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... such as bird droppings should be washed and sponged off as soon as possible. Deposits not removed promptly can cause damage to the vehicle's .... This could be every three or four months, depending on operating conditions. Use only carnauba or synthetic-based waxes. Use a ...
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    ... of your vehicle. Do not use acid-based or alcohol-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuel or strong detergents. Never ... The high pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage. • Do not spray with cold water to avoid cracking the engine block or other engine components. • Never ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover (B7A-19520-AA). To avoid scratching the lamps, do not use a dry ... not use 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...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...an accident, refer to the Safety belt maintenance section in the Seating and safety restraints chapter. Cleaning leather seats (if equipped) To clean, simply use a soft cloth dampened with water and a... leather upholstery helps maintain its resiliency and color. Do not use household cleaning products...
  • 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-... F-250/350 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....
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...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 N/A ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide. Axle lubricant quantities should not need to be checked unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has...usage, such as MERCON and MERCON V. These dual usage fluids are not to be used in an automatic transmission that requires...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .... Use of any fluid other than the recommended fluid may cause transmission damage. 5 Service refill capacity is determined by filling the transmission to ... size and if equipped with an in-tank cooler. The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by the indication...
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    ... equivalent Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Super Engine oil Premium Motor Oil Hinges, Multi-Purpose latches, striker Grease plates, fuel filler door hinge and seat tracks Transmission/ Premium steering/ Long-Life Grease parking brake linkages and pivots, brake...
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    ..., such as MERCON and MERCON V. These dual usage fluids are not to be used in an automatic transmission that... used in transmissions that require the MERCON V type fluid. MERCON and MERCON V type fluids are not interchangeable. DO NOT mix MERCON and MERCON V. Use of a transmission fluid that indicates ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Capacities and specifications VEHICLE DIMENSIONS F250-except Crew Cab Dimension Regular Cab... Body style Regular Super Cab Cab 4x4 4x2 1 958 mm 1 870 mm (...(243.1 in)b Long wheel base Super Cab 4x4 1 964 mm (77.3 in) 1 736.3 mm (... Long wheel base style Crew Cab 4x4 2 053mm (80.8 in)a / 2 052 mm (80.8...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Capacities and specifications F350-except Crew Cab Dimension Chassis Cab 1 972 mm (77.6 in) Body Regular Cab 1 860 mm (73.2 ... 4 013.2 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 (68.3...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Capacities and specifications F350-Crew Cab Dimension (1) Overall height (2) Track (Front / Rear) (3) Overall width (4) Wheelbase (5) Overall length a b 1 1 1 1 3 4 6 6 Body Crew Cab 4x2 929 mm (75.9 in) 745 mm (68.7 in)/ 729 mm (68.1 in)a,b 988 mm (78.3 in)a,b 967 mm (156.2 in )a / 379 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Capacities and specifications F550 Dimension Chassis Cab 4x2 (1) Overall 2 076 mm height (81.7 in) (2)...Short wheel base b Long wheel base Body Chassis Cab 4x4 2 075 mm (81.6 in) 1 736 mm (68.3 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) ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Capacities and specifications 4 5 IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Certification label The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Certification Label may be located. The Certification Label is located on...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...of your vehicle identification number.) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Engine number The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification number) is stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and transfer case (if equipped). 233
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    ... Ford or Lincoln/Mercury and Ford of Canada dealers. If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of...service you need At home Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada have authorized ... to it for that service, but you may also take your vehicle to another Ford Motor ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... concern remains unresolved, contact the Sales Manager or Service Manager at the dealership. 3. If the inquiry or concern cannot... Ford Customer Assistance Center. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada dealerships also ...Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800-565-...
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    ... Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800-565-...and business) • The name of the dealer and the city where the dealership is located • The year and make of your ... allowed by state law, before pursuing replacement or repurchase remedies provided by certain state ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right ... for reimbursement of consequential expenses unless a service or product concern is being reviewed • items not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (including maintenance and wear items) ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Mercury dealership representative Consumer candidates for Board membership are recruited and trained by an independent consulting firm. The dealership Board member is ... of the DSB's independent administrator Your dealership and a Ford Motor Company representative will then be asked to submit ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... of explanation if your application does not qualify for Board review. Oral presentations... an oral presentation before the Board, this is not a requirement and the Board will decide the case whether... of the Board are binding on Ford (and, in some cases, on the dealer) but not on consumers who are free...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...(CAMVAP). The CAMVAP program is a straight-forward and relatively speedy alternative to resolve a disagreement when all ... you of local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel. If you cannot ...fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knock index lower than is recommended for your ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper fuel. In the United States, using ... Gloss Polish Ford Custom Vinyl Protectant* (not available in Canada) Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) 241
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    ... (Canada only) Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover* (not available in Canada) Ford Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (Canada only) ... greater. See your dealer for complete warranty information and availability. Not all accessories are available for all models. Vehicle ...
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    Customer assistance Comfort and convenience Air conditioner Bed web net Cargo nets Cargo organizers Cargo storage bin Cargo trays Engine block heaters Power sliding rear window Tire step ... Trailer hitch, Class IV Trailer hitch bars and balls Trailer hitch mounted bike carrier Trailer ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Customer assistance Protection and appearance equipment Air bag anti-theft locks Bed mat/bedliner tailgate covers... Rallye bars/Combo bars Side window air deflectors Spare tire lock Step bumpers... equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulate ... door openers and other transmitters with outputs of five watts or less will not ordinarily ... French Owner's Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company...
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    ... to notifying Ford Motor Company. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds ..., 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 ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... air bag ...90 passenger deactivation switch ...92 Air cleaner filter ...193,222 Air conditioning ...27 Ambulance packages ...4 Antifreeze (see ...218 wheels ...219 wiper blades ...220 Climate control (see Air conditioning or Heating) ...27 Clock ...36,42,52 Clutch ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...225 Driveline universal joint and slip yoke ...194 Driving under special conditions ...130,131 mud ...130 sand ...130 248 snow and ice ...refill capacities ...222 service points ...175 starting after a collision ...146 Engine block heater ...107 Engine oil ...176 checking and adding ...176...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...to automotive fuels ...202 Fuses ...147,148 Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ...206 Gas mileage (see Fuel economy) ...207 ... ...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...
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    ... Turn signal) ...56 Lights, warning and indicator ...10 air bag ...13 anti-lock brakes (... door ajar ...15 engine oil pressure ...15 high beam ...14 low fuel ...10 safety ......64 Lubricant specifications ...225,227 Lumbar support, seats ...75 Manual transmission ...117 fluid capacities ...222 lubricant ...
  • 2000 Ford F250 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... ...155,158 checking the pressure ...199 replacing ...201 rotating ...199 snow tires and chains .........112 Transfer case fluid checking ...192 Transmission ...114 fluid, checking and adding (automatic) ......and adding fluid ...182 checking and cleaning ...196,197 operation ...61 replacing wiper blades ...
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    ...information Item Required fuel Fuel tank capacity Engine oil (includes filter change) Tire size and pressure Hood release Coolant... capacity Manual transmission (5-speed) 2 Manual transmission (6-speed) 2 Automatic transmission fluid capacity 2 1 Information Unleaded fuel only - 87...
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    ...used in transmissions that require the MERCON V type fluid. MERCON and MERCON V type fluids are not interchangeable. DO NOT mix MERCON and MERCON V. Use of a transmission fluid that indicates ... the recommended fluid may cause transmission damage. 3 Service refill capacity is determined by filling ...



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