2006 Ford Ranger Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Ranger owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Ranger
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.64 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
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
Special instructions
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
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
18
AUDIO SYSTEMS
18
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
18
AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 system (if equipped)
20
AM/FM stereo cassette, CD/MP3 sound system (if equipped)
23
Premium/Audiophile In-dash CD6/MP3 disc Pioneer audio system (if equipped)
27
Tremor IV CD/MP3 audio system (if equipped)
30
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
33
Climate Controls
36
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
36
Operating tips
36
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
37
Operating tips
38
Lights
39
HEADLAMP CONTROL
39
High beams
39
Flash to pass
39
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
40
Foglamp control (if equipped)
40
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
40
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
41
Headlamp aim adjustment
41
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
42
INTERIOR LAMPS
43
Courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
43
BULB REPLACEMENT
43
Headlamp Condensation
43
Replacing exterior bulbs
43
Using the right bulbs
43
Replacing the interior bulbs
44
Replacing headlamp bulbs/front park bulbs/turn signal bulbs
44
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
45
Replacing tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs
47
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
48
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulb
48
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
48
Driver Controls
49
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
49
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
49
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
50
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
50
51
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
51
One touch down
51
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
52
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
52
Fold-away mirrors
52
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
52
Setting speed control
52
Disengaging speed control
53
Resuming a set speed
53
Increasing speed while using speed control
54
Reducing speed while using speed control
54
Turning off speed control
54
CARGO AREA FEATURES
55
Cargo area shade (if equipped)
55
BEDRAILS (IF EQUIPPED)
55
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
55
Locks and Security
57
KEYS
57
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
57
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
57
Unlocking the doors
58
Locking the doors
58
Sounding a panic alarm
58
Replacing the battery
58
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
59
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
59
Illuminated entry
60
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
61
Anti-theft indicator
61
Replacement keys
62
Programming spare keys
62
Seating and Safety Restraints
64
SEATING
64
Adjusting the front manual seat
64
60/40 seat (if equipped)
65
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
65
Passenger side rear access
66
REAR SEATS
66
Center facing jump seat (2 door SuperCab) (if equipped)
66
Center facing jump seat (4 door SuperCab) (if equipped)
66
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
67
Safety restraints precautions
67
Combination lap and shoulder belts
68
Vehicle sensitive mode
68
Automatic locking mode
69
How to use the automatic locking mode
69
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
69
Energy Management Feature
70
Lap belts
70
Adjusting the front center seat and rear center facing jump seat lap belts (if equipped)
70
Safety belt pretensioner
71
Front safety belt height adjustment
71
Safety belt extension assembly
72
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
73
Conditions of operation
73
BeltMinder
73
One time disable
76
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
76
Safety belt maintenance
77
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
78
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
78
Children and airbags
80
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
81
Determining if the system is operational
82
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
83
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch
83
Turning the passenger airbag off
83
Turning the passenger airbag back on
84
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
86
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
87
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
88
Important child restraint precautions
88
Children and safety belts
88
Child booster seats
89
Types of booster seats
90
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
92
Child and infant or child safety seats
92
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
93
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
96
Center seating location
98
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
99
Tires, Wheels and Loading
101
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
101
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
101
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
101
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
102
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
103
Treadwear
104
Traction AA A B C
104
Temperature A B C
104
TIRES
104
Glossary of tire terminology
105
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
105
TIRE CARE
108
Inspecting your tires
108
Tire wear
108
Damage
108
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
109
Tire Replacement Requirements
109
Safety practices
110
Highway hazards
110
Tire and wheel alignment
110
Tire rotation
111
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
112
Information on “P” type tires
112
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
115
Information on “T” type tires
116
Location of the tire label
116
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
117
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
117
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
124
TRAILER TOWING
124
Preparing to tow
129
Hitches
129
Safety chains
129
Trailer brakes
129
Trailer lamps
130
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
130
Trailer tow connector
130
Driving while you tow
131
Servicing after towing
132
Trailer towing tips
132
Launching or retrieving a boat
132
RECREATIONAL TOWING
133
Driving
135
STARTING
135
Positions of the ignition
135
Preparing to start your vehicle
135
Important safety precautions
136
Starting the engine
138
Guarding against exhaust fumes
138
Important ventilating information
138
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
138
BRAKES
139
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
139
Using ABS
139
ABS warning lamp
139
Parking brake
140
STEERING
140
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
141
PREPARING TO DRIVE
141
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
142
Brake-shift interlock
142
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
143
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
145
Using the clutch
145
Recommended shift speeds
146
Reverse
146
Parking your vehicle
146
Removing the key
147
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
147
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
147
4WD system indicator lights
148
Using the electronic shift 4WD system
148
Shifting between 2WD (2WD High) and 4X4 HIGH (4WD High)
148
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low)
148
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
149
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
149
Basic operating principles
149
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
150
If your vehicle gets stuck
150
Emergency maneuvers
151
4WD Systems
151
Normal characteristics
152
Sand
152
Mud and water
152
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
153
Driving on snow and ice
154
Maintenance and Modifications
155
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
156
CAMPER BODIES
156
Roadside Emergencies
157
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
157
Getting roadside assistance
157
Using roadside assistance
158
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
158
HAZARD FLASHER
159
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
159
FUSES AND RELAYS
160
Fuses
160
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
161
Passenger compartment fuse panel
161
Power distribution box
164
2.3L engine (if equipped)
165
3.0L and 4.0L engines (if equipped)
168
CHANGING THE TIRES
170
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
171
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
172
Location of the spare tire and tools
173
Removing the spare tire
173
Tire change procedure
175
Stowing the flat/spare tire
177
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
178
JUMP STARTING
178
Preparing your vehicle
179
Connecting the jumper cables
179
Jump starting
181
Removing the jumper cables
182
WRECKER TOWING
184
Customer Assistance
185
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
185
At home
185
Away from home
185
Additional Assistance
186
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
187
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
187
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
188
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
189
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
189
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
190
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
191
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
191
Cleaning
192
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
192
WAXING
192
PAINT CHIPS
193
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
193
ENGINE
193
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
195
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
195
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
196
INTERIOR
196
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
197
UNDERBODY
197
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
197
Maintenance and Specifications
199
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
199
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
199
Working with the engine off
199
Working with the engine on
200
OPENING THE HOOD
200
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
201
2.3L I4 engine
201
3.0L V6 engine
202
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
203
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
204
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
205
ENGINE OIL
205
Checking the engine oil
205
Adding engine oil
209
Engine Oil Recommendations
209
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
209
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
210
BATTERY
211
ENGINE COOLANT
213
Checking engine coolant
213
Adding engine coolant
215
Recycled engine coolant
217
Coolant refill capacity
217
Severe climates
217
FUEL FILTER
218
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
218
Important safety precautions
218
Refueling
220
Fuel Filler Cap
221
Choosing the right fuel
222
Cleaner air
222
Octane recommendations
223
Fuel quality
223
Running out of fuel
223
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
224
Measuring techniques
224
Filling the tank
224
Calculating fuel economy
224
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
225
Habits
225
Maintenance
226
Conditions
226
EPA window sticker
226
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
227
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
228
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
228
POWER STEERING FLUID
229
BRAKE FLUID
231
CLUTCH FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
231
TRANSMISSION FLUID
231
Checking automatic transmission fluid
231
Low fluid level
232
High fluid level
233
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
233
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
234
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
234
AIR FILTER
235
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
236
REFILL CAPACITIES
237
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
240
ENGINE DATA
243
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
243
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
245
Safety Compliance Certification Label
245
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
246
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
247
Accessories
248
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
248
Exterior style
248
Interior style
249
Lifestyle
249
Peace of mind
249
Index
251

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Ranger Manual

What contains the 2006 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 2006 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Ranger owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2006 Ford Ranger Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Ranger year 2006 free?

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The Ford Ranger (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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