2006 Ford F250 Owner's Manual

2006 Ford F250 owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
F250
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
3.19 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
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
7
Special instructions
7
Cell phone use
7
Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehicles
8
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
8
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
9
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
20
AM/FM stereo/single CD sound system (if equipped)
22
AM/FM stereo cassette/single CD sound system (if equipped)
25
Premium in-dash six CD sound system (if equipped)
28
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
31
Climate Controls
33
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
33
Operating tips
33
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
34
Operating tips
35
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
36
Operating tips
37
Lights
39
HEADLAMP CONTROL
39
Autolamp control (if equipped)
39
Foglamp control (if equipped)
40
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
40
High beams
41
Flash to pass
41
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
41
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
41
Vertical and horizontal aim adjustment (sealed beam headlamps)
42
Vertical aim adjustment (aerodynamic headlamps)
43
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
44
COURTESY/READING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
45
MAP LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
45
BULBS
45
Headlamp condensation
45
Replacing exterior bulbs
46
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
47
Replacing park/turn and sidemarker lamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
48
Replacing headlamp bulbs (sealed beam)
49
Replacing park/turn/sidemarker bulbs (sealed beam)
50
Replacing tail lamp/turn/backup lamp bulbs — F–250/F–350 only
51
Replacing brake/tail/backup lamp bulbs — F–450/F–550 only
51
Replacing cargo lamp and high-mount brakelamp bulbs
52
Front clearance and identification lamp bulbs
52
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
52
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
53
Driver Controls
54
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
54
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
54
TRANSMISSION CONTROL
55
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
55
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
55
Storage compartment (if equipped)
56
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
56
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
57
One touch down
57
Window lock (if equipped)
57
Power rear slider window (if equipped)
58
Accessory delay (if equipped)
58
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
58
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
58
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
59
Mirror mounted side turn signal indicator (if equipped)
59
Clearance lamps (if equipped)
60
Fold-away mirrors
60
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
61
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
61
Setting speed control
61
Resuming a set speed
62
Increasing speed while using speed control
62
Reducing speed while using speed control
63
Turning off speed control
63
Indicator light (if equipped)
63
UPFITTER CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
64
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Radio control features
66
Climate control features
66
ONE-TOUCH MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
66
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
67
MINI-MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
68
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
69
Selectable features
70
Reset
70
Info menu
70
Odometer/Trip odometer
70
Compass display
70
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
71
Distance to empty (DTE)
72
Average fuel economy (AFE)
72
Engine hour meter
73
Setup menu
73
System check
73
Units (English/Metric)
74
Autolocks
74
Autolamp delay
74
Language
75
System warnings
75
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Tailgate removal
79
Locks and Security
80
KEYS
80
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Smart locks (if equipped)
80
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
81
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Unlocking the doors
82
Locking the doors
82
Power door lock disable feature (if equipped)
82
Sounding a panic alarm
83
Replacing the battery
83
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
84
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
84
Illuminated entry
86
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
86
Programming a personal entry code
86
Erasing personal code
87
Anti-scan feature
87
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
87
Autolock (if equipped)
88
Relock
88
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the keypad
88
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door unlock control
89
Seating and Safety Restraints
90
SEATING
90
Head restraints
90
Full bench seat (if equipped)
91
40/20/40 split bench seat (if equipped)
91
40/20/40 front seat armrest and console (if equipped)
92
Captain’s chair (if equipped)
93
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
93
Using the manual lumbar support
95
Heated seats (if equipped)
95
REAR FOLDING SEAT SYSTEM WITH LOAD FLOOR (IF EQUIPPED)
96
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
97
Safety restraints precautions
97
Combination lap and shoulder belts
98
Vehicle sensitive mode
99
Automatic locking mode
99
When to use the automatic locking mode
99
How to use the automatic locking mode
100
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
100
Energy Management Feature
101
Front safety belt height adjustment
101
Lap belts
102
Adjusting the lap belt
102
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
103
Conditions of operation
104
BeltMinder
104
One time disable
106
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
106
Safety belt extension assembly
107
Safety belt maintenance
108
AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
108
Important SRS precautions
109
Children and airbags
110
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
111
Determining if the system is operational
112
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
112
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
113
Turning the passenger airbag off
113
Turning the passenger airbag back on
114
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
115
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
116
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
117
Important child restraint precautions
117
Children and safety belts
118
Child booster seats
118
Types of booster seats
119
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
121
Child and infant or child safety seats
121
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
122
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
124
Tether strap attachment (rear SuperCab only)
127
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
131
Traction AA A B C
132
Temperature A B C
132
TIRES
132
Glossary of tire terminology
132
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
133
Tire inflation information
136
TIRE CARE
137
Inspecting your tires
137
Tire wear
138
Damage
138
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
138
Tire Replacement Requirements
139
Safety practices
139
Highway hazards
140
Tire and wheel alignment
140
Tire rotation
141
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
142
Information on “P” type tires
143
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
146
Information on “T” type tires
147
Location of the Tire Label or Safety Compliance Certification Label
147
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
148
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
148
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
155
TRAILER TOWING
155
Preparing to tow
157
Hitches
157
Integrated hitch rating
157
Load equalizing hitch
158
Safety chains
158
Trailer brakes
158
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
159
Trailer lamps
162
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
162
Driving while you tow
163
Servicing after towing
163
Trailer towing safety tips
163
General
163
Loading
164
Braking
164
Backing up
165
Tires
165
Launching or retrieving a boat
165
RECREATIONAL TOWING
165
Driving
167
STARTING
167
Positions of the ignition
167
Preparing to start your vehicle
167
Important safety precautions
168
Starting the engine
171
Guarding against exhaust fumes
171
Important ventilating information
171
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
172
BRAKES
172
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
172
ABS warning lamp
173
Using ABS
173
Parking brake
173
STEERING
174
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
175
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
175
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
176
Brake-shift interlock
176
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission
177
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
179
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
180
Using the clutch
180
Recommended shift speeds
180
Reverse
181
Parking your vehicle
182
Removing the key
182
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
182
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
184
Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4x4 system (if equipped)
185
Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) 4x4 system (if equipped)
185
4WD system indicator lights
186
Using a Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4WD system (if equipped)
186
Shifting from 2H (2WD High) to 4H (4WD High)
187
Shifting from 4H (4WD High) to 2H (2WD High)
187
Shifting from 4H (4WD High) to 4L (4WD Low)
187
Shifting from 4L (4WD Low) to 4H (4WD High) or 2H (2WD High)
188
Using the N (Neutral) position
188
Using the Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) 4WD system (if equipped)
189
Positions of the electronic shift system
189
Shifting from 2WD (2WD High) to 4x4 HIGH (4WD High)
189
Shifting from 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) to 2WD (2WD High)
190
Shifting from 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) to 4x4 LOW (4WD Low)
190
Shifting from 4x4 LOW (4WD Low) to 4x4 HIGH (4WD High) or 2WD (2WD High)
190
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
191
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
191
Basic operating principles
191
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
192
If your vehicle gets stuck
192
Emergency maneuvers
193
Parking
193
4WD Systems
194
Normal characteristics
194
Sand
194
Mud and water
195
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
196
Driving on snow and ice
196
Maintenance and Modifications
197
VEHICLE USED AS A STATIONARY POWER SOURCE
198
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
198
SNOWPLOWING
199
Installing the snowplow
199
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
200
Snowplowing with your airbag-equipped vehicle
200
Transmission operation while plowing
201
Removing the snowplow frame mount
201
Roadside Emergencies
202
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
202
Getting roadside assistance
202
Using roadside assistance
203
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
203
HAZARD FLASHER
204
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
204
FUSES AND RELAYS
205
Fuses
205
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
206
Passenger compartment fuse panel
206
Power distribution box
211
Relays
214
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
214
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
214
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
216
Location of the spare tire and tools
216
Removing the spare tire (with spare tire carrier only)
217
Tire change procedure
218
Stowing the flat/spare tire
225
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
225
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
226
Preparing your vehicle
227
Connecting the jumper cables
227
Jump starting
229
Removing the jumper cables
230
WRECKER TOWING
232
Customer Assistance
234
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
234
At home
234
Away from home
234
Additional Assistance
235
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
236
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
237
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
238
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
238
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
239
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
240
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
240
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
240
Cleaning
241
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
241
WAXING
241
PAINT CHIPS
242
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
242
ENGINE
242
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
244
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
244
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
244
INTERIOR TRIM
245
INTERIOR
245
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH F–250 AND F–350 CREWCAB)
245
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH F-250 AND F-350 CREWCAB ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
246
UNDERBODY
247
FORD, LINCOLN AND MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
248
Maintenance and Specifications
249
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
249
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
249
Working with the engine off
249
Working with the engine on
250
OPENING THE HOOD
250
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
251
5.4L V8 gasoline engines
251
6.8L V10 gasoline engine
252
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
253
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
254
ENGINE OIL
254
Checking the engine oil
254
Adding engine oil
256
Engine oil and filter recommendations
257
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
257
BATTERY
258
ENGINE COOLANT
260
Checking engine coolant
260
Adding engine coolant
262
Recycled engine coolant
264
Coolant refill capacity
264
Severe climates
264
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
265
How fail-safe cooling works
265
When fail-safe mode is activated
266
FUEL FILTER
266
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
266
Important safety precautions
266
Refueling
268
Fuel filler cap
269
Choosing the right fuel
270
Octane recommendations
270
Fuel quality
270
Cleaner air
271
Running out of fuel
271
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
271
Measuring techniques
271
Filling the tank
271
Calculating fuel economy
272
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
273
Habits
273
Maintenance
273
Conditions
274
EPA window sticker
274
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
275
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
276
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
276
POWER STEERING FLUID
277
BRAKE FLUID
278
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
278
TRANSMISSION FLUID
279
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
279
Low fluid level
280
Correct fluid level
280
High fluid level
280
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
280
Automatic transmission fluid filter (if equipped)
281
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
282
CHECKING AND ADDING TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
283
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
283
AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
283
Changing the air filter element
284
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
286
REFILL CAPACITIES
287
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
290
ENGINE DATA
293
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
293
F–250 Regular Cab and SuperCab
293
F–250 Crew Cab
294
F–350 (except Crew Cab)
295
F–350 Crew Cab
296
F–450
297
F–550
298
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
300
Safety Compliance Certification Label
300
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
300
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
301
Accessories
302
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
302
Exterior style
302
Interior style
303
Lifestyle
303
Peace of mind
303
Index
305

FAQ about the 2006 Ford F250 Manual

What contains the 2006 F250 manual?

The Ford F250 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F250. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F250 2006 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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