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  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    .../FM stereo with CD Rear seat entertainment system 19 19 27 41 Climate Controls Manual heating and air conditioning Electronic automatic temperature control 57 57 60 Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Interior lamps 71 71 73 75 76 Driver Controls ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Air bags Child restraints 117 117 128 140 144 Driving Starting Brakes Transmission operation Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational ... Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch Fuses and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... Engine compartment Engine oil Battery Fuel information Air filter(s) Part numbers Refill capacities Lubricant ...is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2002 Ford Motor Company 3
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it. For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the following website:...www.ford.com.au • In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx Additional owner information is given in separate publications. This Owner's Guide describes every option ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... to others, your vehicle and its equipment? In this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments ... We must all play our part in protecting the environment. Correct vehicle usage ...000 miles) of driving, vary speeds frequently. This is recommended to give the moving parts a chance to break...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... SPECIAL NOTICES Emission warranty The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage, ... is provided to you along with your Owner's Guide. Special instructions For your added safety, your ... specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury. Front seat mounted rear-...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... result in loss of control or an accident. Snowplowing The Excursion is not recommended for snowplow installation. Ford makes no representation as to the suitability of the Excursion for snowplowing, in particular regarding the potential for exceeding vehicle weight limits, airbag (SRS) ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Fluid Non-Petroleum Based AdvanceTrac Child Seat Child Seat Tether Anchorage Anti-Lock Brake System Traction Control Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Defrost/Demist Power Windows...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Introduction Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Window Lockout Interior Luggage Compartment Release Symbol Engine Oil Engine... Battery Acid Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Level Engine Air Filter MAX MIN Power ... Emission System Passenger Compartment Air Filter Check fuel cap Jack Low tire warning 9
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your ...any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have the respective system inspected immediately. Service ... driving.) No additional vehicle service is required. If the light remains on, have your...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    .... Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire. Check fuel cap (if equipped) Illuminates when the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... brake system warning light does not illuminate as described, seek service immediately. Illumination ... brake fluid level or a brake system malfunction and the brake system should be serviced immediately ... to illuminate, have the ABS serviced immediately. If the ABS light remains on, it means the anti-...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... information). Speed control Illuminates when the speed control is activated. Transmission control indicator light (TCIL) Illuminates when the overdrive function of the ...come on or if the light flashes steadily, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, damage to the transmission could occur. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...is armed. If the light fails to illuminate, continues to flash or remains on, have the system serviced. Refer to ...-wheel drive is engaged. If the light continues to flash have the system serviced. Four wheel ... drive low is engaged. If the light continues to flash have the system serviced. Safety belt ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. Steam and scalding liquid from a hot cooling system can burn you badly. 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. 15
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... or off road use). Refer to Special Operating Conditions in the scheduled maintenance guide for instructions. Operating the transmission for extended periods of time with the gauge in the yellow area may cause internal transmission damage. Altering the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Instrument Cluster Red area (over temperature) - the transmission fluid is overheating. Stop the vehicle to allow the ... If the gauge continues to show high temperatures, see your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. ... icon and arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located. 17
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Instrument Cluster Speedometer Indicates the current vehicle speed. Odometer Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle. Trip odometer Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys. Press and release the reset button (this represents the trip mode). Press and hold the button ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...select control or the TAPE/CD select control. Turn control to raise or lower volume. VOL - PUSH ON VOL - PUSH ON If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a "nominal" listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. 19
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Entertainment Systems Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system's bass output. Press the BASS control then press: • and • to increase the bass output. to decrease the bass output BASS TREB Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Entertainment Systems Seek function The seek function control works in radio, tape or CD mode. Seek function in radio mode to find the next • Press listenable station down the frequency band. • Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. Seek function in tape mode • Press...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... the station is held in memory of the control you selected. AM FM Autoset memory preset Autoset allows you to set strong radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations. This feature is helpful on trips when you travel between cities with different radio stations. 22
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... preset controls (until deactivated) and are accessed in the same manner as your original presets. To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system's manually set memory stations, press the AUTO control again. Setting the clock To set the hour, press and hold the CLK control and press SEEK: ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... next • Press frequency down the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold the control to move through the frequencies quickly. to ... next frequency up the band (whether or not • Press a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement. Tape/CD select • To ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...75 in) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ..." and the double-D are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing symbol Corporation. Compression adjust Compression adjust brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level. Press the COMP control to activate and deactivate compression adjust. COMP 5 26
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Entertainment Systems Shuffle feature The shuffle feature operates in CD SHUFFLE mode and plays all tracks in random 6 order. Press the SHUFFLE control to start this feature. Random order play will continue until the SHUFFLE control is pressed again. Mute mode Press the MUTE control to mute the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... PUSH ON If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume ... the speed sensitive volume off and level 7 is the maximum setting. To engage the speed sensitive ... or shut off the volume compensation. The selected level will appear in the display. Bass adjust The bass ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Entertainment Systems Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system's treble output. Press the TREB control. Use the SEL control to increase or decrease the amount of treble. Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Entertainment Systems Seek function in CD mode to seek to the previous • Press track of the current disc. If the beginning of the disc is reached, the CD player seeks to the beginning of the last track on the current disc and begins playing. • Press to seek forward to the next track of the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations. This feature is helpful on trips when you travel between... station available. To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system's manually set memory stations, press the AM/FM control again. 31
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... enable clock mode). Use the SEL control to manually set the time. to increase • Press hours/... down the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold the control to move through ...band (whether or not • Press a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement. Disc ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection... loaded into a particular slot (1-6), the number inside that specific circle lights. If the circle is empty, there is no CD in that particular slot...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... When in rewind mode, your audio system will automatically lower the volume level of the playing media. Fast forward The fast forward control works in REW ...in fast forward mode, your audio system will automatically lower the volume level of the playing media. Load The load feature allows you to load ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... in the audio system. SHUFFLE TRK plays all the tracks on the current disc in random order. Compression feature The compression feature operates in CD mode and brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level. Press the COMP control until COMP ON is displayed. 35
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Entertainment Systems Menu mode The MENU control allows you to access many different features within your audio system. There are three sets of menus available depending upon which mode or feature is activated. While in FM mode, two menus are available. If RDS is turned OFF, you can access the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... control to the desired level. The volume level will show at the bottom of the display. Interrupting traffic announcements will be at the selected volume level. To disengage the feature, press the MENU control until TRAFFIC ON displays. Press the SEL control. The display will read TRAFFIC OFF. RDS ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... control to the desired level. The volume level will show at the bottom of the display. Interrupting traffic announcements will be at the selected volume level. To disengage the feature, press the MENU control until TRAFFIC ON displays. Press the SEL control. The display will read TRAFFIC OFF. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...the control to mute the playing media. Press the control again to return to the playing media. REAR SEAT CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED) The Rear Seat Controls (RSC) allow VOLUME the rear seat passengers to operate the radio, tape, CD, or CD changer (if equipped). MEDIA...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...and 5 at the same time again will turn the rear seat controls off. If there is a discrepancy ...controls will only change volume in the headphones to a desired level and will have no effect on the front ... included) into either one of the two jacks. Press the / control to operate the headphones. The rear...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...Push the MEM control successively to allow rear seat passengers to scroll through the six memory ...function to or the previous selection. access the next REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)...and play video game systems. Please review this material to become familiar with the system features...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Entertainment Systems DVD player controls 7 V L R 8 9 1 2 DISP REV AUX MENU NEXT PREV FWD ENTER + DIM - 6 5 4 3 1. MAIN control • NEXT - Press to access the next track on the CD, the next chapter on the DVD, or to go up in cursor mode. • PREV - Press to access the previous ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Entertainment Systems 7. Auxiliary jacks Insert lines for standard video game players. 8. STOP/EJECT control Press once to stop DVD play. Press again to eject the DVD. 9. DISPLAY (DISP) control Press to enable on screen display of player menu and user display adjustments. DVD control features Menu ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Entertainment Systems • Press the FWD control to move the cursor right one position REV NEXT PREV FWD Next/Previous control The NEXT (up) and PREV (down) controls allow you to access the NEXT REV FWD next or previous track on a CD or PREV chapter on a DVD. When pressed, the playing audio will ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... long the control is held. Press the control once for slow motion playback. Press the control again to disengage slow motion playback. Press the control a third time to return to normal playback mode. User menu mode To adjust the display setting, press DISP DISP once and the player menu will appear....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... menu. In stop mode, press to change to rear seat mode (i.e. AM, FM, CD ...) 8. VOLUME control Press to increase (+) or decrease (-) volume level. Battery replacement Batteries are supplied with the remote control unit. Since all batteries have a limited shelf life, replace them when the unit ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... controls The volume control allows the rear seat passengers to adjust the VOLUME MEDIA volume level of the desired selection. MEM SEEK Press the + control ...When in headphone mode, the rear seat controls can change the volume setting to any desired level. Mode select Press the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Entertainment Systems compact disc changer (if equipped) • DVD/AUX DVD player / Auxiliary line input Memory preset control In radio mode, press the MEMORY control successively to scroll through the memory presets in AM, FM1 or FM2. VOLUME MEDIA MEM SEEK In CDDJ mode (if equipped), press the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... rear seat controls, press the / control and plug a 3.5mm headphone into the headphone jack. ... headphones are enabled. The rear seat passengers have control over the desired volume levels. Press the...together. The rear seat passengers can not raise the volume of the system above the level on the front ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...the brightness of the screen. Playback and format • The DVD player of your Rear Seat Entertainment DVD System can only be used in the "playback" ... and CDs. The player is not compatible with CDR/RW media. Rear Seat Entertainment DVD System protection circuits High temperature sensor circuit • ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...otherwise it will run the battery down. • When the ignition is turned to OFF, the Rear Seat Entertainment DVD System is also turned OFF. When the ignition is...recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford DVD/CD players. Irregular shaped discs, discs with a ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... device 1. Connect the video line from your video game device to the YELLOW auxiliary input jack. 2. Connect the left and right audio lines to the WHITE and RED auxiliary input jacks respectively. 3. Press the MODE control until DVD/CD AUX (no disc in player) or...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    .... Do not attempt to service, repair or modify the Rear Seat Entertainment DVD System. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. Do not insert foreign objects... Commission (FCC) Compliance Changes or modifications not approved by Ford Lincoln Mercury could void user's authority to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference and radio communications. However, ... dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Care and service of the DVD player Environmental extremes DVD players that are subjected to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...a damp cloth. Do not use CD cleaning kits or CDs intended to clean the interior of your DVD player. Use of these products may damage your system. CLEANING...and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... station signal can cause FM reception problems. Static can be caused on AM stations by power lines, electric fences, traffic lights and thunderstorms. Moving away from an interfering structure...stereo. AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTIES AND SERVICE Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM OFF A/C MAX A/C Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control knob Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. Mode Selector Control Controls the direction of the airflow to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Climate Controls • (Panel) - Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers. However, the 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 and the fan will not operate. For short ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... the climate control system as desired. • Do not put objects under the front seat which may interfere with the airflow to the rear seats (if equipped). • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the bottom of the windshield and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Climate Controls ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 1. A/C control 2. Windshield defrost control 3. Recirculated air control 4. Fan speed control 5. Windshield and floor control 6. Floor control 7. Panel and floor control 8. Panel control 9. OFF control 10. AUTO ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... fan speed will start to increase and the airflow location will change to the floor. If unusual conditions exist (i.e.-window fogging, etc.), the manual override controls allow you to select airflow locations and the fan control allows you to adjust fan ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... Controls Temperature selection The display window indicates the selected temperature, function ) or one of the (AUTO, A/C, manual override controls) and ). manual control of fan speed ( To control the temperature, select any temperature between 16°C (60°F) and 32°C...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... to automatic fan operation, press AUTO. A/C control Used to manually enable or disable the operation of the air conditioning . In all... only function if the outside temperature is about 6°C (43°F) or higher. When manual A/C is selected, A/C will be displayed in the display window. , if the outside ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... help to keep undesired outside odors from reaching the vehicle interior. It is recommended to allow the EATC system to automatically control the .... The recirculation control cannot be selected in the fogging may occur. , as interior When AUTO is selected, the recirculated air feature operates will ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Climate Controls Manual override controls F A/C EXT TEMP AUTO AUTO OFF The manual override controls allow you to manually determine where airflow is directed. To return to full automatic control, press AUTO. When a manual override control is selected, the EATC system will turn off the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...AUTO or are selected while the outside temperature is being displayed, the vehicle interior temperature will be displayed for four seconds. After four seconds have ...given on the radio due to differences in vehicle and station location. Operating tips • In humid weather conditions, place the climate...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... out", operate the climate control system as desired. • Don't put objects under the front seat that will interfere with the airflow to the rear seats. • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the area (at the bottom of the windshield and underneath...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... heat or cool the vehicle. Your auxiliary climate controls are located in the overhead console of the first row seating and in the headliner of the second row seating. The auxiliary climate controls are dependent on the main climate control system. If the main ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... control to determine the airflow location. When FLOOR is selected, airflow will be directed through the floor register in the third row passenger PANEL FLOOR ... is directed through the overhead registers of the second and third row seating. To blend airflow between each location, select any position ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... control to determine the airflow location. When FLOOR is selected, airflow will be directed through the floor register in the third row passenger PANEL FLOOR ... is directed through the overhead registers of the second and third row seating. To blend airflow between each location, select any position ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    .... A Autolamp control (if equipped) The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control. The autolamp system also keeps the lights on for approximately 20 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Lights Foglamp control (if equipped) The headlamp control also operates the foglamps. The foglamps ... towards you to turn foglamps on. The foglamp indicator light ignition is in the RUN position. Daytime running ... generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...full upright position, past detent, to turn on the interior lamps. Move the control to the full down position, past detent, to prevent the interior lights from illuminating when the doors are opened. AIMING ...signals will shut off the highbeams in daytime driving. INTERIOR LAMPS Dome/Map lamps (if...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    Lights Rear courtesy/reading lamps • Second row courtesy/reading lamp • Third row courtesy/reading lamp The courtesy lamps light when: • any door is opened. • the instrument panel dimmer switch is held up until the courtesy lamps come on. • any of the remote entry ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... dome lamp 1 921 Map/dome lamp 2 578 Second row reading lamp 2 578 Third row reading lamp 2 211-2 License lamp 2 168 All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted. To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer 75 Function
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    Lights Interior bulbs Check the operation of the following interior bulbs frequently: • dome lamps • map lamps • second row reading lamps • third row reading lamp For bulb replacement, see a qualified service technician or your dealer. Replacing ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    Lights Replacing front parking/turn signal bulbs 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in OFF position. 2. Open the hood. 3. Remove the two screws and carefully disengage parking lamp/turn signal assembly from the vehicle. 4. Rotate bulb socket counterclockwise about 1⁄4 turn and remove from lamp ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Lights Replacing foglamp bulbs 1. Rotate the foglamp bulb counterclockwise and remove from foglamp (the rear side of the foglamp is ... tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs The tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Lights Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs To remove the brakelamp assembly: 1. Remove the two ... plate lamp bulbs The license plate bulbs are located behind the rear bumper. To change the license ... bulbs: 1. Reach behind the rear bumper to locate the bulb socket. 2. Twist the socket counterclockwise ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER CONTROLS Rotate the windshield wiper control to the desired interval, low or high speed position. The bars of varying length are for intermittent wipers. When in this position rotate the control upward for fast intervals and downward for slow intervals. Push (tap) the end of...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... wiper blades: 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the windshield and lock into the service position. 2. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock pin manually to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Driver Controls TILT STEERING WHEEL 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 position. Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Driver Controls Forward storage bin (if equipped) Press the release control to open the storage compartment. The door will open slightly and can be moved to full open. The storage compartment may be used to secure sunglasses or a similar object. Installing a garage door opener (if equipped) The ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... current draw of any single power point is 20 Amps. Exceeding this limit may result in a blown fuse. There are up to four ... Located on the back side of the center console (Accessible from the second row seats). • Located in the left side storage compartment in the third row seating position. 84
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Driver Controls • Located on the right trim panel in the rear cargo area. POWER WINDOWS Press and hold the rocker switches to open and close windows. • Press the top portion of the rocker switch to close. AUTO • Press the bottom portion of the rocker switch to open. 85
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... touch down can be deactivated during operation by pushing down on the top part of the driver power window control. AUTO Window lock The window lock...will change from the normal state to the non-glare state when bright lights (glare) reach the mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from front ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Driver Controls Press the control located on the bottom of the mirror to turn the mirror on or off. The mirror ...housing or glass of any mirror with harsh abrasives, fuel or other petroleum-based cleaning products.... position to lock mirrors in place. 4. Adjust spotter mirrors (if equipped) manually. 87...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...mirror will show a blinking red arrow. The arrow provides an additional warning to other drivers that your vehicle is about to turn. Driver and passengers seated inside the vehicle cannot see the arrow. Fold-away mirrors Fold the side mirrors in carefully when driving through a narrow space, like an...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Driver Controls POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS The accelerator and brake pedal should only be adjusted when the vehicle is stopped and the gearshift lever is in the P(Park) position. Press and hold the rocker control to adjust accelerator and brake pedal toward you or away from you. The adjustment ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Driver Controls To turn speed control off • Press OFF or • Turn off the vehicle ignition. Once speed control is switched off, the previously programmed set speed will be erased. To set a speed • Press SET ACCEL. For speed control to operate, the speed control must be ON and the vehicle speed...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Driver Controls To set a higher set speed • Press and hold SET ACCEL. Release the control when the desired vehicle speed is reached or • Press and release SET ACCEL to operate the Tap-Up function. Each press will increase the set speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or • Accelerate with your accelerator...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Driver Controls To disengage speed control • Depress the brake pedal. Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed set speed. Pressing OFF will erase the previously programmed set speed. To return to a previously set speed • Press RES/RESUME. For RES/RESUME to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Driver Controls Indicator light This light comes on when either the CRUISE SET ACCEL or RES controls are pressed. The vehicle speed must be at or above 48 km/h (30 mph). It turns off when the speed control OFF control is pressed, the brake is applied, or the ignition is turned to the OFF position. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... will display a different feature as follows: Average fuel economy. The display will indicate the vehicle's average ...km (or RESET miles/gallon) since the average fuel economy was last reset. If you... to the nearest liter (gallon) To reset the average fuel economy: 1. Press the MODE control repeatedly...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... controls to reset the average fuel economy. MODE RESET E/M Fuel range. This displays the approximate ... may be inaccurate: • with sustained, drastic changes in fuel economy (such as trailer towing), but ... at the following distances based on fuel remaining and fuel economy calculations: • 80 km ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... setting E/M MODE mode. Zone setting mode is indicated when the display lights the RESET "ZONE" indicator. 5. Release both controls. Subsequent ... control repeatedly until the correct zone setting for your geographic location is displayed on the trip computer. 6. To exit the zone setting mode and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...-in device. This feature will learn the radio frequency codes of most current transmitters to operate garage doors, entry gate operators, security systems, entry door locks, and home or office lighting. When programming your HomeLink Universal Transceiver to a ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. 1. Press and ... Universal Transceiver surface (located on your visor) while keeping the red light in view. 3. Simultaneously ... until step 4 has been completed. Some entry gates and garage door openers ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... proceed with steps 6 through 8 to complete programming of a rolling code equipped device. 6. At the garage door opener receiver... door opener (or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming. HomeLink should now activate your rolling code equipped...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...for the trained product (garage door, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, or home or office lighting etc.). For convenience, the hand-held... HomeLink button. Do NOT release the button. 2. The red indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... CONTROL Activating overdrive (Overdrive) is the normal drive position for the best fuel economy. The overdrive function allows automatic upshifts and ...the Transmission Control Switch (TCS) located on the end of OVERDRIVE the gearshift lever. The Transmission Control Indicator Light (TCIL) (the word ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Driver Controls • Utility compartment • Coin holder • Pen holder • Writing surface • Space for lap-top computer CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED) The cargo net secures lightweight objects in the cargo area. Attach the net to the anchors provided. This net is not designed to restrain objects during...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...or power door locks) and pull up on the liftgate handle. • To open the cargo doors, open the liftgate, then open right cargo door first, using the handle on top of the door, then open the left cargo door using the handle on the side of the door. For wider loads, the cargo doors can be opened...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... adjust the cross-bar position: 1. Release the latch at both ends of the cross-bar (both cross-bars are adjustable). 2. Slide cross-bar to the desired location. 3. Tighten the latch at both ends of the cross-bar. To remove the cross-bar assembly from the roof rack side rails: 1. Loosen the latch at ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... key is still in the ignition. The vehicle can still be locked, with the key in the ignition, using the manual lock button on the door, locking the driver's door with a key, or by using the lock button on the remote entry transmitter (if equipped). 105
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...and UNLOCK operate with the ignition in the ON or OFF position and the transmission in P (Park). If there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are brought to the dealership, to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... doors Press this control to unlock the driver door. The interior lamps and running board lamps (...feature will help protect your vehicle from unauthorized entry. The UNLOCK function on the power door switch ... are closed and electronically locked by the remote entry transmitter, key pad, or power door ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Locks and Security The UNLOCK function will operate again after you unlock the vehicle using the remote entry transmitter or key pad, turn the ignition to ON, or open the door from inside of the vehicle. Power door unlock disable feature - activation/deactivation 1. Turn the ignition key to ON. 2....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...vehicle 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. Place the positive (+) side of new battery in the same orientation. Refer to the diagram inside the transmitter unit. 3. Snap the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...confirm programming has been completed. Illuminated entry The illuminated entry system will turn on the interior lights when the remote transmitter unlock control is...is off, and 30 minutes after if the dome lamp switch is left on. KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM With the keyless entry keypad, you can: • lock ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... digit personal entry code. The factory-set code is located: • on the owner's wallet card in the glove compartment When pressing the controls on the keyless entry keypad, press the middle of the controls to ensure a good activation. Programming your own ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... or personal code (driver door unlocks) and press the 3/4 control within five seconds. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Locking the doors with the keyless entry system It is not necessary to first enter the factory or personal code prior to 1 2 3 4 5 6 locking all doors. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Locks and Security Keyless entry key pad procedure 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1. Enter 5 digit entry code 2. Press and hold 7/8 control 3. Press ... is used. The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... to indicate normal system functionality. If a problem occurs with the SecuriLock system, the indicator will flash ... the THEFT light stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, have the system serviced... key will start your vehicle. Spare coded keys can be purchased from your dealership...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... key. Check to make sure the coded key is an approved Ford coded key. If your keys... your vehicle towed to a dealership or a locksmith. The key codes will need to be erased from your vehicle and new... safe place to prevent an unforeseen inconvenience. The correct coded key must be used for your vehicle....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...and Security 1. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the 4 ignition and turn ...seconds). This step will program your new key to a coded key. 6. To program additional new unprogrammed ... this procedure from step 1. If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the vehicle's engine and...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Seating and Safety Restraints SEATING Full bench seat (if equipped) • Lift the track release bar...relatched into place. 60/40 split bench seat (if equipped) • Lift the release bar to ...seat forward or backward. Ensure the seat is relatched into place. • Pull the seatback handle up to recline the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    .... Make sure that the seat is relatched into place. • Pull the seatback handle up to recline ... to three programmable positions. The memory seat control is located on the driver door. • To program position ... using the seat controls. Press the SET control. The SET control indicator light will briefly...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... when you press your remote entry transmitter UNLOCK control. To program the memory seat to remote entry transmitter, refer to Remote entry system in the Controls and features chapter. Using the manual lumbar support Turn the lumbar support control toward ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Safety Restraints Press to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. Press to raise or lower the rear portion of .... Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Manual seat memory feature The manual adjust seat and seatback may lose their memory positions and not ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...to activate. • Push again to deactivate. The indicator light on the control will illuminate when activated. REAR SEATS Head restraints Your vehicle's seats ... adjust up and down. The purpose of these head restraints is to help limit head motion in the event of a rear collision. To properly adjust...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... books, purses or briefcases are on the floor in front of the second row seats before folding them down and... fully latched rearward. For assistance, refer to the label located on the seat side shield. 1. Lift strap ...order to fold the seatback down. Remove 2nd row seat headrest by pushing in both tabs ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Stow headrest into the green caps found on the top of the seat cushion. 5. Lift the lower seat control and flip the seatback down. 123
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ..., lift up flap on seatback to release closeout panel. 7. For bench seats only, rotate panel to closeout the space between the seatback and...with the retaining flap. 2. Lift the lower seat control. 3. Pull up on the seatback while lifting the handle to lift the seatback into the upright position. 124
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...seat may be removed from the vehicle for additional cargo space. Accessing the third row seat Your vehicle is equipped with an easy entry second row seat feature which allows ready access to the third row seat. You may enter the third row seat...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... may cause injury during a sudden stop. Folding down the third row seat Pull the seat release lever located on the lower right side of the... release lever to return the seatback into the upright seating position. Removing the third row seat From the rear of the vehicle, with the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... roll seat rearward. 4. With assistance, lift the seat out of the vehicle. Installing the third row seat Always latch the vehicle seat to the floor, whether the seat is occupied or empty. If ... the seat forward and guide the front locators over the seat locator pins of the front floor tubs. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your... die than a person wearing a safety belt. Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt...children 12 years old and under in the back seat and always properly use appropriate child ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... and shoulder belts. The front passenger and rear seat outboard safety belts have two types ...normal retractor mode, allowing free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in ... belt system can also be made to lock manually by quickly pulling on the shoulder belt. Automatic locking ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... to use the automatic locking mode • Any time a child safety seat is installed in 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 Restraints for Children or Safety ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... Safety Restraints How to disengage the automatic locking mode Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies ...) locking mode. After any vehicle collision, the seat belt system at all outboard ... seat belt function is not operating properly when checked according to the procedures in Workshop Manual. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt replacement label 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 this ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Seating and Safety Restraints Failure to follow these instructions will affect the performance of the safety belts and increase the risk of ... result in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. Front and second row safety belt height adjustment Your vehicle has safety belt ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt and increase the risk of injury in a ...• 1st row and 3rd row (if equipped) center seating positions The lap belt does not adjust... and fasten the belt when not in use. • 2nd row center seating position (if equipped) 134
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...light and indicator chime The seat belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and ...driver's safety belt is buckled while the indicator light is illuminated and the warning chime is sounding...... cluster. Then...The safety belt warning light illuminates 1-2 minutes and the warning chime ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Seating and Safety Restraints If...The driver's safety belt is not buckled before the ... belt is buckled while the safety belt indicator light is illuminated and the safety belt warning chime ... BeltMinder feature is activated the safety belt warning light illuminates and the warning chime sounds for ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    .... "Seat belts don't work" Safety belts, when used properly, reduce risk of death to front seat occupants by 45% in cars, and by 60% in light trucks. "Traffic is light" Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle crashes, many when no ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...: • The parking brake is set • The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) • The ignition switch is in the OFF position • All vehicle doors are ... safety belt unbuckled. • After step 5 the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three seconds. 6. Within seven seconds of the...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckle assemblies, buckle support assemblies (slide bar... equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), child safety seat tether bracket ...attaching hardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... information related to the collision including information about the air bag system and impact severity. This information will assist Ford Motor Company in servicing the vehicle and in helping to better understand real world collisions and further improve the safety of ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... serious injury. Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag supplemental restraint systems or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. The front passenger... refer to the Body Builders Layout Book for instructions about the appropriate installation of additional equipment. 141...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... important safety information, read all information on safety restraints in this guide. Children must always be properly restrained. Accident ... rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of injury in a collision. Air bags can ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Seating and Safety Restraints The air bags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After...one or more impact and safing sensors • a readiness light and tone • a diagnostic module • and the electrical ...), the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the air bag back up power and the...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired. If any of these.... Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. Disposal of air... restraint system (SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using air bags. Important child...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision. Always follow the instructions and warnings that come with any infant or child restraint ... Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the child. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions with the 145...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...in a sudden stop or collision. When installing a child safety seat: • Review and follow the information presented in the Air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) section in... front and outboard rear seating positions) (if equipped) section in this chapter. Ford recommends the use of a...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Seating and Safety Restraints Installing child safety seats in combination lap and shoulder belt seating... bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat... and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible. 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... shoulder belt while pushing down with your knee on the child seat. 8. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in... your child seat for information about ordering a tether strap. The second row seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether strap anchors located behind the seats...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... between the head restraint posts, otherwise route the tether strap over the top of the seatback. 3. Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position. • Second row Note: In the right outboard passenger seating position, use ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... and Safety Restraints • Third row • The anchors are located under the seat frame. 4. Clip... strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event... section of this chapter for further instructions to secure the child safety seat. 6. Tighten the child safety...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... without locking the steering wheel. This position also allows the automatic transmission shift lever to be moved from the P (Park) position without the brake pedal being depressed. In the OFF position, the automatic transmission shift lever can be moved from the P (Park) position without ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions. If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your ... more information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter. 2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... is turned when getting in or out of the vehicle Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate or illuminate briefly. If a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced. • If the driver's safety belt... to OFF, wait 10 1 seconds and try again. 154 light may not illuminate.
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Driving 3. If the temperature is below -12° C (10° F) and the engine does not start in 15 seconds on the first try, turn the key OFF and wait 10 seconds and try again. If the engine does not start in two attempts, press the accelerator pedal all the way to floor and hold. Turn the key to START ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... and body ventilation systems checked whenever: • the vehicle is raised for service. • the sound of the exhaust system changes. • the vehicle has been ...and other debris. BRAKES Your service brakes are self-adjusting. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled maintenance. Occasional...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be inspected by a qualified service technician. The ABS operates by detecting the onset of wheel ... instrument cluster momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the light does not illuminate momentarily at start up, ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... 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 ... brakes, the vehicle's stopping distance will increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle will be adversely affected. 158
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...will cause the brakes to wear out quickly and reduce fuel economy. PULL STEERING YOUR VEHICLE Your vehicle is equipped with power steering. Power steering uses energy... engine is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort. After any severe impact...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...and death. Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Extra precautions, such ...while becoming familiar with your vehicle. Know the capabilities and limitations of both you as a driver and your vehicle. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION Brake-shift ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...the brake pedal and shift to N (Neutral). In the OFF position, the automatic transmission shift lever can be moved from the P (Park) position without ... properly. See your dealer or a qualified service technician. Driving with a 4-speed automatic transmission Understanding gearshift positions To put...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this gear. (Overdrive) The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through four. 162
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... the transmission control switch (TCS) on the end of the gearshift lever. The transmission control indicator light (TCIL) (the word OFF) on the end ...) will no longer be illuminated. Each time the vehicle is started, the transmission will automatically return to normal overdrive mode. Every time the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... (O/D OFF) when passing another vehicle, push the accelerator to the floor. The transmission will downshift to the appropriate gear: third, second or first gear. Shift strategy (4R100 automatic transmission) To account for customer driving habits and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Driving To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations of the reverse sensing system as contained in this section. Reverse sensing is only an aid for some (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at "parking speeds". Inclement ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... of the transfer case, increased tire wear and decreased fuel economy. Electronic shift on the fly (ESOF) 4x4 system (if equipped) If ..., the brake pedal depressed and the transmission placed in N (Neutral). The 4WD system: • provides 4x4 High engagement and disengagement while ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... and disengaged automatically based on the 4x4 mode selected. • auto-manual hub locks can be ... operation of the hub locks is recommended, and will increase fuel economy • For proper operation, make sure ... in 2WD, contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. • 4x4- momentarily illuminates after ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...For winter and off-road conditions. Sends power to front and rear wheels. 4L (4WD Low)- For low-speed off-road... High) when the vehicle is moving. If shifted to 4x4 HIGH (4WD HIGH) while at complete stop, ... HIGH with the rear wheels slipping. Shifting from 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) to 2WD (2WD High) ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...Move the 4WD control to the 4x4 LOW position. 5. Hold the shift conditions until the LOW RANGE indicator light illuminates. 6. If the LOW RANGE indicator light does not ... Hold the shift conditions until the LOW RANGE indicator light shuts off. 6. If the LOW RANGE indicator light does...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... make your vehicle so versatile also make it handle differently than an ordinary passenger car. Maintain ...spinning. Basic operating principles • Do not use 4WD on dry, hard surfaced roads. Doing so ... tire wear and may damage drive components. 4WD modes are only intended for consistently slippery or ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... is not at normal operating temperature or damage to the transmission may occur. Do not rock ... for more than a few minutes or damage to the transmission and tires may occur or the engine ... and injure a passenger or bystander. Refer to Transmission temperature gauge in the Instrument cluster chapter ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Driving Parking On some 4WD vehicles, when the transfer case is in the N (Neutral) position, the engine and transmission are disconnected from the rest of ..., the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in gear. Do not leave the vehicle ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... high water, drive slowly. Traction or brake capability may be limited. When driving through water, determine the depth; avoid water higher...of land-use regulations and responsibilities in our nations wilderness areas. Ford Motor Company joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...might roll over. It is better to back down to a safe location. Apply just enough power to the wheels to ... Do not descend in neutral, disengage overdrive or manually shift to a lower gear. When descending a steep hill..."pump" the brakes. Driving on snow and ice 4WD vehicles have advantages over 2WD ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... and type of tire and wheel other than that originally provided by Ford Motor Company because it can affect the safety and performance of...driving. If you use any tire/wheel combination not recommended by Ford Motor Company, it may adversely affect vehicle handling and could cause steering, suspension...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... can adversely affect the way your vehicle handles. Do not exceed the Ford Motor Company recommended pressure even if it is less than the maximum ...loaded or empty and durable load carrying capability. For this reason, Ford Motor Company strongly recommends that you do not make...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... vehicle will roll over as a result of a loss of control. Ford Motor Company recommends that caution be used ... depth is unknown. Traction or brake capability may be limited and if the ignition system gets ... plus payload weight. The GVW is not a limit or a specification. • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations. The Safety Certification Label, found on the driver's ..., lists several important vehicle weight rating limitations. Before adding any additional equipment, ... front axle reserve capacity provided you limit your payload in other ways (i.e. restrict the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ..., cargo and equipment being carried is within the weight limitations that have been established for your vehicle ... and rear gross axle weight rating limits. Under no circumstance should these ...be exceeded. Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in serious damage to the vehicle and...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...trailer places an additional load on your vehicle's engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires and suspension. Inspect...safety benefit it was designed to provide. Engine 4x2 w/automatic transmission Rear axle ratio Maximum GCWR-kg ...(6200) 3266 (7200) 4536 (10000) 4763 (10500) 5.4L 5.4L 6.8L 6.8L 180
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Driving Engine 4x4 w/automatic transmission Rear axle ratio Maximum GCWR-kg (... use the following procedure: 1. Park the unloaded vehicle on a level surface. With the ignition on and all doors ... to stand for several minutes so that it can level. 2. Measure the height of a reference point on the front ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    .... If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency gives to you. Do not ...the bumper. Trailer brakes Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type trailer brakes are... your dealer or trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking up trailer lamps...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...not exceed the GCWR rating or transmission damage may occur. Servicing after towing If ... the gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or N (Neutral) (manual transmissions). • Vehicles with trailers should..., • Do not allow the static water level to rise above the bottom edge of the rear...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... trailer's electrical wiring. Exceeding these limits may allow water to enter critical ... will have to be removed before the vehicle is towed. Ford recommends the driveshaft be removed/installed only ... components. 4WD vehicles electronic shift transfer case (with automatic transmissions) 4x4 vehicles...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor Company offers a complimentary roadside ...-out assistance. • limited fuel delivery. • towing of your disabled vehicle to the nearest Ford Motor ... States, this card is found in the Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment in Ford vehicles and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount. ... additional roadside assistance coverage beyond this period through the Ford Auto Club by contacting your Ford...877–294–2582 or visit our website at www.ford.ca. HAZARD FLASHER Use only ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Roadside Emergencies The 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. 1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position. 2. Check the fuel system for leaks. 3. If no ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... wire damage and could start a fire. Standard fuse amperage rating and color COLOR Fuse rating 2A 3A 4A 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A ... Brown - Black Passenger compartment fuse panel / power distribution box The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel by the brake pedal. Remove the...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Roadside 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. The fuses are coded as follows. 189
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ... / OBD II Power mirrors/switches Daytime running lamps Driver's seat module memory Rear seat controller Exterior lamps Turn lamps/Brake on-off switch (high) Body security module/4x4 module Not used Rear wiper motor ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 ... tow park lamps and backup lamps Not used Fuel pump Instrument cluster Delayed accessory Fog lamps ... module Front wiper main Front blower motor Auxiliary blower motor Heated seats Ignition switch 4WD/Shift on the fly Left-hand power ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location 113 114 115 116 601 602 210 211 ...Fuse Panel Description Starter motor Right-hand power seats Trailer tow battery charge Ignition switch Door ...wheel/tire may be used on the spare. Your vehicle is equipped with 4WD, a spare tire of a different size than the road ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... tools for your vehicle are stowed in the following locations: Tool Spare tire Jack Jack handle and lug wrench Tire change procedure To prevent .... If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured. 1. Park on a level surface, activate hazard ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the diagonally opposite wheel (block not provided). 3. Remove the jack, jack handle, lug wrench and spare tire from the stowage locations. 4. Use the ... and the diagonally opposite wheel is blocked. 6. Insert the hooked end of the jack handle into the jack and use the handle to ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Roadside Emergencies • Front (4x2) • Front passenger side (4x4) 195
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    Roadside Emergencies • Front driver side (4x4) Make sure the jack fits into the notched area on the differential housing. • Rear 8. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground and high enough to install the spare tire. To lessen ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Roadside Emergencies 11. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. 12. Remove the jack ... 7 shown. 13. Stow the the flat tire, jack, jack 4 3 handle and lug wrench. Make sure the... the flat washer and the nut. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving parts. 4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion 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. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle's engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not ... that surround the battery. 5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of both engines, or any fuel delivery system parts. - -...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    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 three minutes before disconnecting the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Roadside Emergencies 3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle's battery. 4. Remove 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 ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member, your roadside assistance center. On 4x2 ... 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 towed with a wheel lift or ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Roadside Emergencies An alternative for towing a 4x4 vehicle is to: • put the transfer case in neutral. On manual 4WD systems, put the 4WD shift lever in N (Neutral); on electronic ... by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur. Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Customer Assistance GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED At home Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada have authorized dealerships to service your vehicle. It is...If the inquiry or concern cannot be resolved at the dealership level, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center. Away from...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800-565-3673 (FORD) www.ford.ca If you own a Lincoln vehicle....com In Canada: Customer Relationship Centre Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 1-800-565-3673 (FORD) www.ford.ca In order to help you service your Ford or Lincoln...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...Warranty Act or state replacement or repurchase laws. FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN You can get more ... you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle,... ask your dealer for complete details about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit the...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... in all states. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change eligibility limitations, modify ...does the Board review? Unresolved warranty repair concerns or vehicle performance concerns as on Ford and... vehicle warranty are eligible for review, except those involving: • a non-Ford product • a non...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... of the DSB's independent administrator. Your dealership and a Ford Motor Company representative will then be asked to submit statements. To properly review your case, ... • A brief summary of the action taken by the dealer(s) and Ford Motor Company. • The names (if known) of all...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    .../ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY) In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford and the dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation/...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... award is binding both to you and Ford of Canada. CAMVAP services are available in all territories ... engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of Canada is not responsible ..., the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...card holders only.) Obtaining a French owner's guide French Owner's Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box 1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the following address: Ford Motor Company 16800 Executive Plaza ... Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company. If NHTSA receives ... between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof racks, bumpers, side moldings,...-up paint and sprays to match your vehicle's color. Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver's door jam) to your dealer to ensure you get the correct color. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...fallout before repairing paint chips. • Always read the instructions before using the products. ALUMINUM WHEELS AND ...The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage. • Do not spray ... Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20) on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...cause internal damage. PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available from your dealer. • For routine cleaning, use Detail Wash...(E4AZ-19C507-AA), available from your authorized Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealer. If after ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... may cause scratches. • Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any parts. • Wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl ... cloth. • Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the finish. INTERIOR For fabric, carpets, cloth seats and safety belts: • Remove dust and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...not available in Canada) Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) Ford Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (not available in Canada) Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover* (not available in Canada) Ford Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not available in ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (not available in Canada) Ford Engine Shampoo and Degreaser * May be sold... in Canada) Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) Ford Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (not ...and Road Oil Remover* (not available in Canada) Ford Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not available ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... service, your dealership can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide to find out which parts and services are covered. Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts conforming to specifications. Motorcraft parts are designed ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    .... OPENING THE HOOD 1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom left corner of the instrument panel...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 ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner's Guide Supplement for diesel engine component locations. 1. Battery 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Transmission fluid dipstick 4. Engine oil dipstick 5. Brake fluid reservoir 6. Power ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... fluid whenever you stop for fuel. The reservoir is symbol. highlighted with a If the level is low, add ...the way. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specification ESR-M17P5-A. Refer to Lubricant ... checking the engine oil. 1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground. 2. Turn the engine off and ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Maintenance and Specifications 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick). 6. Wipe ... 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 engine oil level is not ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...(API). Use Motorcraft or an equivalent oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C153-H. SAE 5W-... to the appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance guide. Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft)... oil filter (or another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application. 224
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... not require additional water during its life of service. However, for severe usage or in high temperature climates, check the battery electrolyte level. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the service interval schedules. Keep the electrolyte level in ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    .... Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. For information on transmission operation after the battery has been disconnected see "Shift strategy" in the driving section. Because your...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the mileage intervals listed in the scheduled maintenance guide. The coolant ... in the coolant reservoir. If the level falls below, add coolant per the instructions in the Adding engine coolant section. Your vehicle was factory...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... and Specifications When the engine is cold, check the level of the engine coolant in the reservoir. MAX COLD ... upon application). • Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for service interval schedules. • Be sure to read .... Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. 228
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... vehicle is filled with either green-colored Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A or yellow-colored Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant meeting Ford Specification WSS-M97B51-A1. To determine your vehicle's coolant type (color), check ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...within the "cold fill range" or the "cold full" level on the reservoir. If you removed the radiator ... coolant has been added, the coolant level in the coolant reservoir should be checked the next ...may have a leak. Operating an engine with a low level of coolant can result in engine overheating...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Maintenance and Specifications Recycled engine coolant Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a recycled engine coolant produced ... Engine Coolant (green-colored). However, not all coolant recycling processes produce coolant that meets Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A. Use of such coolant may harm ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... (hot) area. and symbol will • The illuminate. C • The Service Engine Soon indicator light will illuminate. If the engine reaches a ... occurs the vehicle will still operate. However: • The engine power will be limited. • The air conditioning system will be disabled. Continued operation will ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Specifications When fail-safe mode is activated You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so ... and 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 soon ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel: • Extinguish all smoking materials and any ... Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Fuel such as gasoline is highly toxic and if swallowed...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... while filling. • DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle in the fill position. Fuel...filler cap clockwise 1/8 of a turn until it stops. If the "Service Engine Soon/Check Engine" indicator comes ... fuel system if the correct genuine Ford or Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...you are using fuel with the recommended octane rating, see your dealer or a qualified service technician ...87 Fuel quality If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation driveability problems... pronounced. If the problems persist, see your dealer or a qualified service technician. It should...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...Auto Makers' Choice logo. Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated "cleaner-burning".... If you have run out of fuel: • You may need to cycle the ignition ... or a qualified service technician. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate intervals for changing the fuel ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Maintenance and Specifications ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY Measuring techniques Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the driver. You must gather information as ...or fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend taking ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... economy: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total kilometers traveled. Divide... or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle's fuel economy under current driving conditions.... • Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy. • Slow down gradually. • Driving...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... maintenance guide. Conditions • Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy at ..., rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may reduce fuel economy. ... terrain offers improved fuel economy as compared to driving on hilly terrain. • Transmissions give their ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... vehicle and to its emissions system. If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Maintenance and Specifications Illumination of the "Service Engine Soon" light, charging system warning ... working properly. Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes ... or engine. By law, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services, sells, leases, ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...power steering fluid. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the service interval schedules. If adding ... only MERCON ATF. Check the fluid level when it is at ambient temperature, 20° - 80° F (-7°... fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level until it reaches the FULL COLD range....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... and refilled as needed. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the service interval schedules. 1. Clean the reservoir cap ... a clean un-opened container until MAX the level reaches MAX. Do not fill ... only a DOT 3 brake fluid certified to meet Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A. Refer to Lubricant ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... automatic transmission fluid (if equipped) Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled ... fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly,...sure it is fully seated in the filler tube. 7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Maintenance and Specifications Correct fluid level The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating temperature 66°C-77°C (150°F-170°F) on a level surface. The normal operating temperature can be... High fluid level Fluid levels above the safe range may result in transmission failure....
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Maintenance and Specifications Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels Before adding any fluid, ... pint) increments through the filler tube until the level is correct. If an overfill occurs, excess ...if equipped) 1. Clean the filler plug. 2. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level. 247
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant Specifications in this chapter. AIR ...the Motorcraft air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers. Note: Do not start your engine ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). 249
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the ... temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... Label. Tire pressure information can also be found on the Tire Information label located on the inside of the fuel filler door. Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... on the label. If you do not follow these precautions, 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", "Touring", etc.), as originally offered by Ford. 252
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... larger size tires. Failure to follow these precautions may adversely affect the handling of the vehicle and make it easier for the driver to lose control and roll over.... verifying that the chains do not touch any wiring, brake lines or fuel lines. • Drive cautiously. If you hear the chains rub or ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner's Guide Supplement for Motorcraft diesel engine service part numbers. **Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI)... plug gap information. REFILL CAPACITIES Fluid Front axle Ford Part Name Application Motorcraft SAE 4X4 vehicles ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    Maintenance and Specifications Fluid Ford Part Name Application Capacity 5.4L V8 engine 25L (26.4 Engine coolant- ... Premium Gold quarts) 4 Engine Coolant (yellow-colored) Engine Refer to your 7.3L Diesel Supplement... vehicles 16.1L (17.1 Transmission MERCON ATF quarts) 6 fluid 5 4x4 vehicles 16.7L...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...of Additive Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford Specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. Service refill capacities ... to your scheduled maintenance guide to determine the correct service interval. Some transmission fluids may be labeled...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Maintenance and Specifications LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS Item Ford part name or equivalent High Temperature 4X4 Front Axle...-Gasoline 5W-20 Premium engines Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Ford part number E8TZ-19590-A Ford specification ESA-M1C198-A XY-75W90-TQL WSP-M2C201-A XY-75W140-QL WSL-M2C192...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Maintenance and Specifications Ford part name Ford part Ford or equivalent number specification ...Additive Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. Ford design rear axles contain a synthetic lubricant that does not...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... fluid is used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on the dipstick handle. Check the container ... scheduled maintenance guide to determine the correct service interval. Some transmission fluids may ... fuel Firing order Spark plug gap Ignition system Compression ratio 5.4L ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Maintenance and Specifications VEHICLE DIMENSIONS EXCURSION Dimension (1) Overall length (2) Overall width (3) Overall height (4) Wheelbase (5) Track (Front / Rear) 5 2 ... (77.4) 480 (137.0) 738 (68.4)/ 729 (68.1) 4x4 mm (in) 5 759 (226.7) 2 031 (79.9) 2 043 ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... 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 the front door latch pillar on the driver's side. 261
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... 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 ... numbers of the vehicle identification number) is stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and transfer case (if equipped). 262
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of genuine Ford accessories are available for your vehicle through ...Ford's rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford Motor Company will repair or replace any ... of your new vehicle limited warranty. This means that genuine Ford accessories purchased along...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... Auto headlamp system with DRL (Daytime Running Lights) Battery Warmer Box Aluminum Rack ... Fog lights Framed luggage covers Hard and soft sided roof box Highway safety and first aid kit Multi sport track rider cross ... edge guards Truck covers Cargo liners, interior Carpet floor mats Cleaners, waxes ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... operated, such systems may cause the engine to stumble or stall or cause the transmission to be damaged or operate improperly. In addition, such systems may be ... or less will not ordinarily affect your vehicle's operation.) • Ford cannot assume responsibility for any adverse effects or damage ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...60 auxiliary heater and air conditioner ...68 manual heating and air conditioning system ...57... system warning light ...14 Audio system (see Radio) ...19, 27 Automatic transmission driving... maintenance-free ...225 replacement, specifications ...254 servicing ...225 BeltMinder ...135 Brakes ...156 anti...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... compartment ...214 exterior ...217 instrument panel ...216 interior ...216 plastic parts ...215 washing ...213 waxing ...213 ... control (see Speed control) ...89 Customer Assistance ...185 Ford accessories for your vehicle ...217-218 Ford Extended Service Plan ...206 Getting assistance outside the ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... to drive your vehicle ...160 Fuel ...233 calculating fuel economy ...238 cap ...11, 235 ... fuel pump shut-off switch ...186 gauge ...17 improving fuel economy ...238 low fuel warning light ...13 octane rating ...... Fuel cap) ...11, 235 Gas mileage (see Fuel economy) ...238 Gauges ...15 engine coolant ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...216 cluster ...10 lighting up panel and interior ...73 J Jack ...192 positioning ... Jump-starting your vehicle ...197 K Keyless entry system autolock ...112 locking ... unlocking doors ...111-112 programming entry code ...111 Keys ...113-115 ... ...13 door ajar ...14 fuel cap light ...11 high beam ...13...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...10 speed control ...93 turn signal indicator ...13 Limited slip axle (see Traction Loc) ...159 Load limits ...177 GAWR ...177 GVWR ...177 trailer towing ...177 Loading instructions ...179 ... entry system ...108 Parking brake ...158 Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ...254 Pedals (see Power ...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... lap belt ...134 warning light and chime ...12, 14, 135 Safety seats for children ...145 ...seats ...145 memory seat ...118 SecuriLock passive anti-theft system ...113-115 Servicing your vehicle... ...254 lubricant specifications ...257, 259 Transmission control indicator light ...13 Trip odometer ...18...
  • 2003 Ford Excursion | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... ...260 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...262 Vehicle loading ...177 Ventilating your vehicle ...156 W Warning chimes ...14-15 Warning lights (see Lights) ...10 Washer fluid ...222 Water, Driving through ...177 Windows power ...85 rear wiper/washer ...80 Windshield washer fluid and wipers ...



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