2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner's Manual

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer Sport Trac
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.64 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
4
Warning symbols in this guide
4
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
5
Emission warranty
5
Special instructions
5
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
DIGITAL DISPLAY WARNINGS
12
GAUGES
13
Entertainment Systems
16
AM/FM STEREO / SINGLE CD RADIO (IF EQUIPPED)
16
PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/SINGLE CD (IF EQUIPPED)
19
AUDIOPHILE SATELLITE READY AM/FM STEREO IN-DASH SIX CD RADIO (IF EQUIPPED)
23
ADRENALIN CD/MP3 AUDIO SYSTEM — (IF EQUIPPED)
28
SATELLITE COMPATIBLE AM/FM STEREO IN-DASH SINGLE CD/MP3 RADIO — LATE AVAILABILITY (IF EQUIPPED)
31
PREMIUM SATELLITE COMPATIBLE AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/SINGLE CD/MP3 — LATE AVAILABILITY (IF EQUIPPED)
36
AUDIOPHILE SATELLITE COMPATIBLE AM/FM STEREO IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 RADIO — LATE AVAILABILITY (IF EQUIPPED)
41
RADIO FREQUENCIES
45
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
46
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
46
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
46
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
47
Climate Controls
48
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
48
Operating tips
48
Lights
50
HEADLAMP CONTROL
50
Autolamp system (if equipped)
50
Foglamp control (if equipped)
50
High beams
51
Flash to pass
51
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
51
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
51
Headlamp aim adjustment
52
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
53
INTERIOR LAMPS
53
Courtesy/reading lamps
53
BULBS
53
Headlamp Condensation
53
Replacing the interior bulbs
53
Replacing exterior bulbs
53
Replacement bulbs
54
Replacing headlamp bulbs
54
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
55
Replacing tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs
56
Replacing foglamp bulbs
57
Replacing high-mount brakelamp and cargo lamp bulbs
57
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
57
Driver Controls
58
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
58
Changing the wiper blades
58
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
59
CENTER CONSOLE
59
Cell phone use
60
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
60
Storage compartment (if equipped)
60
Install a garage door opener (if equipped)
60
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
61
Truck bed auxiliary power point
63
POWER WINDOWS
63
One touch down
63
Window lock
64
Accessory delay
64
Power Down Back Window
64
AUTOMATIC DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR
66
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
66
Fold-away mirrors
67
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Setting speed control
67
Resuming a set speed
68
Increasing speed while using speed control
68
Reducing speed while using speed control
69
Turning off speed control
69
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
69
ELECTRONIC COMPASS AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
71
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
73
TAILGATE LOCK
73
TAILGATE REMOVAL
73
EXTERIOR TIEDOWN HOOKS
74
CARGO CAGE (IF EQUIPPED)
74
TONNEAU COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
75
Interior tonneau cover release
77
LUGGAGE RACK
78
Locks and Security
79
KEYS
79
POWER DOOR LOCKS
79
Childproof door locks
79
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Unlocking the doors
80
Locking the doors
81
Sounding a panic alarm
81
Replacing the battery
81
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
82
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
82
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Programming a personal entry code
84
Erasing personal code
84
Anti-scan feature
84
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry keypad
85
Autolock (if equipped)
85
Deactivating/reactivating the autolock feature
85
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the keypad
85
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the ignition lock cylinder and interior power door locks control
86
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
86
Theft indicator
87
Automatic arming
87
Automatic disarming
88
Replacement keys
88
Programming spare keys
88
Seating and Safety Restraints
90
FRONT SEATS
90
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
90
Adjusting the front manual seat
91
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
91
Reclining the seats
92
Power lumbar (if equipped)
92
Heated seats (if equipped)
93
REAR SEATS
93
Adjustable rear head restraints
93
Folding down rear 60/40 seats
94
Returning the rear 60/40 seats to upright position
95
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
96
Personal Safety System
96
How does the Personal Safety System work?
96
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
97
Front crash severity sensor
97
Front safety belt usage sensors
97
Front safety belt pretensioners
97
Front safety belt energy management retractors
97
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
97
Safety restraints precautions
98
Energy Management Feature
99
Combination lap and shoulder belts
99
Vehicle sensitive mode
100
Automatic locking mode
100
How to use the automatic locking mode
100
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
101
Front safety belt height adjustment
102
Safety belt pretensioner
102
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
103
Conditions of operation
103
BeltMinder
103
One time disable
105
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature (driver’s side)- Late Availability
105
Safety belt extension assembly
107
Safety belt maintenance
107
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
108
Important SRS precautions
108
Children and airbags
110
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
110
Determining if the system is operational
112
SAFETY CANOPY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
112
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
113
Determining if the system is operational
115
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
115
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
115
Important child restraint precautions
116
Children and safety belts
116
Child booster seats
117
Types of booster seats
118
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
119
Child and infant or child safety seats
119
Installing child safety seats in combination lap and shoulder belt seating positions
120
Installing child safety seat in the second row center seating position with an automatic locking retractor lap belt
123
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
124
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
126
Tires, Wheels and Loading
129
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
129
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
129
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
129
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
130
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
131
Treadwear
132
Traction AA A B C
132
Temperature A B C
132
TIRES
132
Glossary of tire terminology
133
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
133
Inspecting your tires
134
Inflating your tires
134
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
136
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
136
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
137
Location of the spare tire and tools
138
Removing the jack
138
Installing the jack
138
Removing the spare tire
139
Stowing the jack and tools
139
How to change a flat tire
140
Stowing the flat/spare tire
143
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
144
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
144
Information on “P” type tires
145
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
148
Information on “T” type tires
149
Location of the Safety Compliance Certification Label
149
TIRE CARE
150
Tire wear
150
Safety practices
151
Highway hazards
151
Tire and wheel alignment
151
Tire rotation
152
SNOW TIRES AND TRACTION DEVICES
154
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
154
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
161
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
161
TRAILER TOWING
161
Preparing to tow
163
Hitches
163
Safety chains
163
Trailer brakes
163
Trailer lamps
164
Using a step bumper
164
Driving while you tow
164
Servicing after towing
164
Trailer towing tips
165
Launching or retrieving a boat
165
CAMPER BODIES
165
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
165
Driving
167
STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
167
Positions of the ignition
167
Preparing to start your vehicle
167
Important safety precautions
168
Starting the engine
170
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
170
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
170
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
171
Guarding against exhaust fumes
171
Important ventilating information
171
BRAKES
171
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
172
ABS warning lamp
172
Using ABS
172
Parking brake
173
STEERING
173
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
174
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
174
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
174
Brake-shift interlock
174
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission
176
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
178
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
178
4WD system indicator lights
178
Electronic shift on the fly 4WD system
179
Shifting between 2WD and 4X4 HIGH
179
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW
179
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
179
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
179
Basic operating principles
180
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
180
If your vehicle gets stuck
181
Emergency maneuvers
181
Parking
182
Normal characteristics
182
Driving on sand, mud and water
182
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
183
Driving on snow and ice
184
Maintenance and Modifications
185
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
185
Roadside Emergencies
186
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
186
Using roadside assistance
186
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
187
HAZARD FLASHER
187
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
187
FUSES AND RELAYS
188
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
189
Passenger compartment fuse panel
189
Power distribution box
192
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
195
Preparing your vehicle
195
Connecting the jumper cables
196
Jump starting
197
Removing the jumper cables
198
WRECKER TOWING
200
Customer Assistance
201
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
201
At home
201
Away from home
201
Additional Assistance
203
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
203
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
204
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
204
Board membership
205
What the Board needs
205
Oral presentations
206
Making a decision
206
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
206
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
207
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
207
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
208
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
209
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
209
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
209
Cleaning
210
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
210
WAXING
210
PAINT CHIPS
210
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
211
ENGINE
211
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
212
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
212
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
213
INTERIOR TRIM
213
INTERIOR
213
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
213
UNDERBODY
214
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
214
Maintenance and Specifications
216
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
216
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
216
Working with the engine off
216
Working with the engine on
216
OPENING THE HOOD
217
4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
217
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
218
ENGINE OIL
218
Checking the engine oil
218
Adding engine oil
221
Engine oil and filter recommendations
221
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
221
BATTERY
222
ENGINE COOLANT
224
Checking engine coolant
224
Adding engine coolant
226
Recycled engine coolant
228
Coolant refill capacity
228
Severe climates
228
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
229
Important safety precautions
229
Refueling
231
Fuel Filler Cap
232
Choosing the right fuel
233
Octane recommendations
233
Fuel quality
234
Cleaner air
235
Running out of fuel
235
Fuel Filter
235
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
235
Filling the tank
235
Filling the tank for FFV equipped vehicles
236
Calculating fuel economy
236
Improving fuel economy
237
Flex fuel (E-85) cruising range
237
EPA window sticker
237
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
237
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
238
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
239
POWER STEERING FLUID
240
BRAKE FLUID
240
TRANSMISSION FLUID
240
Checking automatic transmission fluid
240
Low fluid level
241
High fluid level
241
AIR FILTER
242
CHANGING THE AIR FILTER ELEMENT
242
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
243
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
243
REFILL CAPACITIES
244
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
246
ENGINE DATA
248
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
248
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
250
Certification label
250
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
250
Engine number
251
Transmission/Transaxle code designations
251
Accessories
252
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
252
Exterior style
252
Interior style
253
Lifestyle
253
Peace of mind
253
Index
255

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The Ford Explorer Sport Trac owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2005 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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