2005 Ford Ranger Owner's Manual

2005 Ford Ranger owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Ford
Model:
Ranger
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
Emission warranty
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Special instructions
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
14
Entertainment Systems
16
AM/FM STEREO (IF EQUIPPED)
16
AM/FM STEREO SINGLE CD/MP3 SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
18
AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE, CD/MP3 SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
21
PREMIUM/AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH CD6/MP3 DISC PIONEER AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
25
TREMOR IV CD/MP3 AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
28
RADIO FREQUENCIES
31
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
32
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
32
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
32
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
33
Climate Controls
34
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
34
OPERATING TIPS
34
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
35
OPERATING TIPS
35
Lights
37
HEADLAMP CONTROL
37
Foglamp control (if equipped)
37
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
37
High beams
38
Flash to pass
38
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
38
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
39
Headlamp aim adjustment
39
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
40
INTERIOR LAMPS
41
Courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
41
BULBS
41
Headlamp Condensation
41
Replacing exterior bulbs
41
Using the right bulbs
41
Replacing the interior bulbs
42
Replacing headlamp bulbs/front park bulbs/turn signal bulbs
42
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
43
Replacing tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs
45
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
46
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulb
46
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
46
Driver Controls
47
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
47
Changing the wiper blades
47
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
48
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
48
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
49
One touch down
49
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
50
FOLD-AWAY MIRRORS
50
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Setting speed control
50
Disengaging speed control
51
Resuming a set speed
51
Increasing speed while using speed control
52
Reducing speed while using speed control
52
Turning off speed control
52
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
53
Cell phone use
53
CARGO AREA FEATURES
53
Cargo area shade (if equipped)
53
BEDRAILS (IF EQUIPPED)
54
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Locks and Security
56
KEYS
56
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
56
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Unlocking the doors
57
Locking the doors
57
Sounding a panic alarm
57
Replacing the battery
57
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
58
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
58
Illuminated entry
59
Seating and Safety Restraints
60
SEATING
60
Adjusting the front manual seat
60
60/40 seat (if equipped)
61
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
61
Passenger side rear access
61
REAR SEATS
62
Center facing jump seat (2 door SuperCab) (if equipped)
62
Center facing jump seat (4 door SuperCab) (if equipped)
62
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
62
Safety restraints precautions
62
Combination lap and shoulder belts
64
Vehicle sensitive mode
64
Automatic locking mode
64
How to use the automatic locking mode
65
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
65
Energy Management Feature
66
Safety belt pretensioner
66
Front safety belt height adjustment
66
Lap belts
67
Adjusting the front center seat and rear center facing jump seat lap belts (if equipped)
67
Safety belt extension assembly
68
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
68
Conditions of operation
69
BeltMinder
69
One time disable
71
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
71
Safety belt maintenance
72
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
73
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
73
Children and air bags
75
How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work?
76
Determining if the system is operational
77
Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
78
Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch
78
Turning the passenger air bag off
78
Turning the passenger air bag back on
79
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
80
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
81
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
82
Important child restraint precautions
82
Children and safety belts
83
Child booster seats
83
Types of booster seats
84
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
86
Child and infant or child safety seats
86
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
87
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
89
Center seating location
92
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
92
Tires, Wheels and Loading
95
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
95
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
95
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
95
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
96
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
97
Treadwear
97
Traction AA A B C
98
Temperature A B C
98
TIRES
98
Glossary of tire terminology
98
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
99
Inspecting your tires
100
Inflating your tires
100
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
102
CHANGING THE TIRES
103
Temporary Emergency Spare Tire Information
103
Conventional spare tire information
104
Location of the spare tire and tools
105
Removing the spare tire
105
Tire change procedure
106
Stowing the flat/spare tire
109
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
110
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
110
Information on “P” type tires
111
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
114
Information on “T” type tires
115
Location of the tire label
115
TIRE CARE
115
Tire wear
115
Safety practices
116
Highway hazards
117
Tire and wheel alignment
117
Tire rotation
117
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
119
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
119
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
126
TRAILER TOWING
126
Preparing to tow
131
Hitches
131
Safety chains
132
Trailer brakes
132
Trailer lamps
132
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
132
Trailer tow connector
133
Driving while you tow
133
Servicing after towing
134
Trailer towing tips
134
Launching or retrieving a boat
134
RECREATIONAL TOWING
135
Driving
137
STARTING
137
Positions of the ignition
137
Preparing to start your vehicle
137
Important safety precautions
138
Starting the engine
140
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
141
Guarding against exhaust fumes
141
Important ventilating information
141
BRAKES
141
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
141
Using ABS
142
ABS warning lamp
142
Parking brake
142
STEERING
143
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
143
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
144
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
144
Brake-shift interlock
144
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
145
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
147
Using the clutch
147
Recommended shift speeds
148
Reverse
149
Parking your vehicle
149
Removing the key
150
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
150
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
150
4WD system indicator lights
150
Using the electronic shift 4WD system
151
Shifting between 2WD (2WD High) and 4X4 HIGH (4WD High)
151
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low)
151
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
152
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
152
Basic operating principles
152
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
152
If your vehicle gets stuck
153
Emergency maneuvers
153
4WD Systems
154
Normal characteristics
154
Sand
155
Mud and water
155
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
156
Driving on snow and ice
157
Maintenance and Modifications
158
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
158
CAMPER BODIES
158
Roadside Emergencies
159
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
159
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
159
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
160
HAZARD FLASHER
160
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
160
FUSES AND RELAYS
161
Fuses
161
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
162
Passenger compartment fuse panel
162
Power distribution box
165
2.3L engine (if equipped)
166
3.0L and 4.0L engines (if equipped)
169
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
171
Preparing your vehicle
171
Connecting the jumper cables
172
Jump starting
173
Removing the jumper cables
174
WRECKER TOWING
176
Customer Assistance
177
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
177
At home
177
Away from home
177
Additional Assistance
178
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
179
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
180
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
180
Board membership
181
What the Board needs
181
Oral presentations
181
Making a decision
182
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
182
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
182
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
183
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
184
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
184
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
185
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
185
Cleaning
186
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
186
WAXING
186
PAINT CHIPS
187
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
187
ENGINE
187
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
189
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
189
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
189
INTERIOR
190
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
190
UNDERBODY
191
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
191
Maintenance and Specifications
193
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
193
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
193
Working with the engine off
193
Working with the engine on
193
OPENING THE HOOD
194
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
195
2.3L I4 engine
195
3.0L V6 engine
196
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
197
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
198
ENGINE OIL
199
Checking the engine oil
199
Adding engine oil
202
Engine Oil Recommendations
203
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
203
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
204
BATTERY
205
ENGINE COOLANT
207
Checking engine coolant
207
Adding engine coolant
209
Recycled engine coolant
211
Coolant refill capacity
211
Severe climates
211
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.3L I4 engine only)
212
How fail-safe cooling works
213
When fail-safe mode is activated
213
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
214
Important safety precautions
214
Refueling
215
Fuel Filler Cap
216
Choosing the right fuel
217
Octane recommendations
217
Fuel quality
217
Cleaner air
218
Running out of fuel
218
Fuel Filter
218
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
218
Measuring techniques
218
Filling the tank
219
Calculating fuel economy
219
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
220
Habits
220
Maintenance
221
Conditions
221
EPA window sticker
221
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
222
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
223
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
223
CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING FLUID
224
BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
226
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
226
TRANSMISSION FLUID
227
Checking automatic transmission fluid
227
Low fluid level
228
High fluid level
228
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
228
Checking and adding transfer case fluid (if equipped)
229
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
229
AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
230
Changing the air filter element
230
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
231
REFILL CAPACITIES
232
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
235
ENGINE DATA
238
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
238
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
240
Certification label
240
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
241
Engine number
241
Transmission/Transaxle code designations
242
Accessories
243
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
243
Exterior style
243
Interior style
244
Lifestyle
244
Peace of mind
244
Index
246

FAQ about the 2005 Ford Ranger Manual

What contains the 2005 Ranger manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Ranger owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Ford Ranger, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2005 Ford Ranger Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Ranger year 2005 free?

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The Ford Ranger (2005) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2005 is available in English.

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