2006 Ford E450 Owner's Manual

2006 Ford E450 owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
E450
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 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
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Service Data Recording
5
Event Data Recording
6
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
6
Special instructions
7
Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehicles
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
9
Cell phone use
9
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
16
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
19
Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Single CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
20
Premium Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
25
Accessory delay
29
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
29
Climate Controls
31
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
31
Operating tips
31
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
32
Operating tips
32
REAR FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
33
Lights
34
HEADLAMP CONTROL
34
Battery saver
34
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
35
High beams
35
Flash to pass
35
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
36
HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT
36
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
38
INTERIOR LAMPS
38
Cargo and dome lamps with rear headliner
38
Third row courtesy/reading/cargo lamps
39
Front and rear courtesy/reading lamps
39
BULB REPLACEMENT
39
Headlamp Condensation
39
Replacing exterior bulbs
39
Using the right bulbs
39
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
40
Replacing headlamp bulbs (sealed beam)
41
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
42
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
42
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
43
Replacing tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs
43
Driver Controls
44
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
44
TILT STEERING WHEEL
44
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Storage compartment (if equipped)
45
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
45
Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
46
Outside air temperature
46
Compass
46
Compass zone adjustment
46
Compass calibration adjustment
47
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
47
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Accessory delay
48
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Spotter mirror
49
Fold-away mirrors
50
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Setting 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
53
Locks and Security
54
KEYS
54
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Memory lock
54
Back cargo door lock (if equipped)
54
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Unlocking the doors
55
Locking the doors
55
Sounding a panic alarm
55
Replacing the battery
56
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
57
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
57
Illuminated entry
58
Seating and Safety Restraints
59
SEATING
59
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
59
Using the manual lumbar support
60
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
60
Quick release captains chair (7 passenger configuration second row only)
61
REAR SEATS
63
Accessing the 4th and 5th row seats (if equipped)
63
Rear bench seat
63
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
65
Safety restraints precautions
65
Combination lap and shoulder belts
66
Vehicle sensitive mode
67
Automatic locking mode
67
When to use the automatic locking mode
67
How to use the automatic locking mode
68
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
68
Safety belt pretensioner
69
Front safety belt height adjustment
69
Lap belts
70
Adjusting the center lap belt
70
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
70
Conditions of operation
71
BeltMinder
71
One time disable
73
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
73
Safety belt extension assembly
74
Safety belt maintenance
75
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
75
Important SRS precautions
76
Children and airbags
77
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
78
Determining if the system is operational
79
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
79
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
80
Turning the passenger airbag off
80
Turning the passenger airbag back on
81
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
82
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
83
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
84
Important child restraint precautions
84
Children and safety belts
85
Child booster seats
86
When children should use booster seats
86
Types of booster seats
87
The importance of shoulder belts
88
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
89
Child and infant or child safety seats
89
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
90
Attaching safety seats with tether straps
93
Front passenger seating position
93
Second row bucket seats (Chateau Quads)
95
Second, Third and Fourth row three passenger bench seats
96
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
97
Tires, Wheels and Loading
101
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
101
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
102
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
102
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
103
Treadwear
103
Traction AA A B C
103
Temperature A B C
104
TIRES
104
Glossary of tire terminology
104
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
105
Tire inflation information
108
TIRE CARE
109
Inspecting your tires
109
Tire wear
110
Damage
110
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
110
Tire Replacement Requirements
111
Safety practices
111
Highway hazards
112
Tire and wheel alignment
112
Tire rotation
112
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
114
Information on “P” type tires
115
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
118
Information on “T” type tires
119
Location of the tire label
119
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
120
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
120
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
126
TRAILER TOWING
127
Preparing to tow
135
Hitches
135
Safety chains
135
Trailer brakes
135
Trailer lamps
135
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
135
Driving while you tow
136
Servicing after towing
136
Trailer towing tips
136
Launching or retrieving a boat
137
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
138
Driving
139
STARTING
139
Positions of the ignition
139
Preparing to start your vehicle
139
Important safety precautions
140
Starting the engine
141
Guarding against exhaust fumes
142
Important ventilating information
142
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
142
BRAKES
142
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
143
ABS warning lamp
143
Using ABS
143
Parking brake
144
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
144
STEERING
147
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
148
PREPARING TO DRIVE
148
Vehicle stability and handling
148
Emergency maneuvers
149
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
150
Brake-shift interlock
150
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
151
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - 5.4L and 6.8L gasoline engines only)
153
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - diesel engines only)
156
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
158
VEHICLE USED AS A STATIONARY POWER SOURCE
158
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
159
Roadside Emergencies
160
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
160
Getting roadside assistance
160
Using roadside assistance
161
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
161
HAZARD FLASHER
162
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
162
FUSES AND RELAYS
164
Fuses
164
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
164
Passenger compartment fuse panel
164
Power distribution box
167
Relay modules
170
Instrument panel relay module
170
Engine compartment relay module
171
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
171
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
172
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
174
Spare tire information
174
To remove the spare tire:
174
Tire change procedure
175
Preparing to change the tire
175
Replacing the tire
176
Stowing the flat/spare tire
179
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
180
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
181
Preparing your vehicle
181
Connecting the jumper cables
182
Jump starting
183
Removing the jumper cables
184
WRECKER TOWING
186
Customer Assistance
187
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
187
At home
187
Away from home
187
Away from home–motorhome service
188
Additional Assistance
188
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
189
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
190
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
191
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
191
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
192
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
193
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
193
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
193
Cleaning
194
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
194
WAXING
194
PAINT CHIPS
195
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
195
ENGINE
196
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
196
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
197
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
197
INTERIOR TRIM
198
INTERIOR
198
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
198
UNDERBODY
198
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
199
Maintenance and Specifications
200
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
200
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
200
Working with the engine off
200
Working with the engine on
200
OPENING THE HOOD
201
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
201
Engine compartment component locations
201
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
202
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
203
ENGINE OIL
203
Checking the engine oil
203
Adding engine oil
205
Engine oil and filter recommendations
206
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
206
BATTERY
207
ENGINE COOLANT
209
Checking engine coolant
209
Adding engine coolant
210
Recycled engine coolant
212
Coolant refill capacity
213
Severe climates
213
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
214
How fail-safe cooling works
214
When fail-safe mode is activated
214
FUEL FILTER
215
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
215
Important safety precautions
215
Refueling
217
Fuel Filler Cap
217
Choosing the right fuel
218
Octane recommendations
219
Fuel quality
219
Cleaner air
219
Running out of fuel
219
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
220
Measuring techniques
220
Filling the tank
220
Calculating fuel economy
221
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
221
Habits
221
Maintenance
222
Conditions
222
EPA window sticker
223
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
223
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
224
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
225
POWER STEERING FLUID
225
BRAKE FLUID
226
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
226
TRANSMISSION FLUID
227
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
227
Low fluid level
227
Correct fluid level
227
High fluid level
228
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
228
Automatic transmission fluid filter (if equipped)
229
AIR FILTER
229
Changing the air filter element
230
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
231
REFILL CAPACITIES
232
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
236
ENGINE DATA
239
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
240
Van/wagon models
240
Cutaway/commercial stripped chassis models
241
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
242
Complete Ford built vehicles
242
Certification label for incomplete vehicles
242
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
243
Accessories
244
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
244
Exterior style
244
Interior style
244
Lifestyle
244
Peace of mind
245
Index
246

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