2008 Ford E350 Owner's Manual

2008 Ford E350 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
E350
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.57 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
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
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)
8
Cell phone use
9
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
20
Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Single CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
22
Premium Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
26
Accessory delay
30
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
30
Climate Controls
32
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
32
Operating tips
32
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
33
Operating tips
33
REAR FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
34
Lights
35
HEADLAMP CONTROL
35
Battery saver
35
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
36
High beams
36
Flash to pass
36
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
37
VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL AIM ADJUSTMENT (SEALED BEAM HEADLAMPS)
37
VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT (AERODYNAMIC HEADLAMPS)
38
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
40
INTERIOR LAMPS
40
Cargo and dome lamps with rear headliner
40
Third row courtesy/reading/cargo lamps
40
Front and rear courtesy/reading lamps
41
BULB REPLACEMENT
41
Headlamp condensation
41
Using the right bulbs
41
Replacing exterior bulbs
42
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
42
Replacing headlamps (sealed beam)
43
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
43
Replacing side marker bulbs
44
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
45
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
46
Replacing stop/turn/tail/side marker/backup lamp bulbs
46
Driver Controls
47
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
47
TILT STEERING WHEEL
48
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
48
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Storage compartment (if equipped)
49
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
49
Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
50
Outside air temperature
50
Compass
50
Compass zone adjustment
50
Compass calibration adjustment
51
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
51
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
52
Accessory delay
53
INTERIOR MIRROR
53
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
53
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
53
Spotter mirror (if equipped)
53
Fold-away mirrors
54
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Setting speed control
55
Resuming a set speed
55
Increasing speed while using speed control
56
Reducing speed while using speed control
56
Turning off speed control
57
Locks and Security
58
KEYS
58
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
58
Memory lock
58
Autolock feature
58
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
59
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
59
Back cargo door lock (if equipped)
60
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ (if equipped)
60
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ features
60
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ procedure
60
Emergency lock release
61
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
62
Two step door unlocking
63
One step door unlocking
63
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
63
Locking the doors
64
Car finder
64
Sounding a panic alarm
64
Replacing the battery
64
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
65
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
65
Illuminated entry
66
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Anti-theft indicator
67
Automatic arming
67
Automatic disarming
67
Replacement keys
68
Programming spare keys
68
Seating and Safety Restraints
70
SEATING
70
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
70
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
71
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
71
REAR SEATS
72
Rear captains chair adjust — passenger side only
72
Quick-release captains chair (7 passenger configuration- second row only)
73
Rear bench seat
74
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
77
Safety restraints precautions
77
Combination lap and shoulder belts
78
Vehicle sensitive mode
79
Automatic locking mode
80
When to use the automatic locking mode
80
How to use the automatic locking mode
80
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
80
Safety belt pretensioner
81
Front safety belt height adjustment
81
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
82
Conditions of operation
82
Belt-Minder
82
One-time disable
84
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
85
Safety belt extension assembly
86
Safety belt maintenance
86
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
87
Important SRS precautions
87
Children and airbags
89
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
89
Determining if the system is operational
91
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
91
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
92
Turning the passenger airbag off
92
Turning the passenger airbag back on
93
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
95
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
96
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
97
Important child restraint precautions
97
Children and safety belts
98
Child booster seats
98
When children should use booster seats
99
Types of booster seats
99
The importance of shoulder belts
100
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
101
Child and infant or child safety seats
101
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
102
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
105
Front passenger seating position
105
Second row bucket seats (Quads)
107
Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth row bench seats
108
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
109
Tires, Wheels and Loading
113
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
113
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
114
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
114
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
115
Treadwear
115
Traction AA A B C
116
Temperature A B C
116
TIRES
116
Glossary of tire terminology
116
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
117
Tire inflation information
120
TIRE CARE
121
Inspecting your tires
121
Tire wear
122
Damage
122
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
123
Tire Replacement Requirements
123
Safety practices
124
Highway hazards
125
Tire and wheel alignment
125
Tire rotation
125
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
127
Information on “P” type tires
128
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
131
Information on “T” type tires
132
Location of the tire label
132
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED)
133
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
134
When your temporary spare tire is installed
135
When you believe your system is not operating properly
135
When inflating your tires
137
How temperature affects your tire pressure
137
TPMS reset procedure (if applicable)
138
Overview
138
TPMS reset sequence
140
Rotation, pressure adjustment and TPMS reset example
142
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
144
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
145
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
151
TRAILER TOWING
151
Preparing to tow
158
Hitches
158
Safety chains
158
Trailer brakes
158
Trailer lamps
159
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
159
Driving while you tow
159
Servicing after towing
159
Trailer towing tips
160
Launching or retrieving a boat
160
RECREATIONAL TOWING
161
Driving
162
STARTING
162
Positions of the ignition
162
Preparing to start your vehicle
162
Important safety precautions
163
Starting the engine
164
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
164
Guarding against exhaust fumes
165
Important ventilating information
165
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
165
BRAKES
167
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
167
Using ABS
168
ABS warning lamp
168
Parking brake
168
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
169
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
170
STEERING
173
TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
174
PREPARING TO DRIVE
174
Vehicle stability and handling
175
Emergency maneuvers
175
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
176
Brake-shift interlock
176
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
178
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - 5.4L and 6.8L gasoline engines only)
180
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - diesel engines only)
183
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
185
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
185
VEHICLE USED AS A STATIONARY POWER SOURCE
187
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
188
Roadside Emergencies
189
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
189
Getting roadside assistance
189
Using roadside assistance
190
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
190
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
191
FUSES AND RELAYS
192
Fuses
192
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
193
Passenger compartment fuse panel
193
Power distribution box
196
Relay modules
199
Instrument panel relay module
199
Engine compartment relay module
200
CHANGING THE TIRES
200
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
201
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
203
Stopping and securing your vehicle
203
Spare tire information
203
To remove the spare tire:
204
Tire change procedure
204
Replacing the tire
205
Stowing the flat/spare tire
208
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
209
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
210
Preparing your vehicle
211
Connecting the jumper cables
211
Jump starting
213
Removing the jumper cables
214
WRECKER TOWING
216
Emergency towing
217
Customer Assistance
218
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
218
At home
218
Away from home
218
Away from home–motorhome service
219
Additional Assistance
219
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
220
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
221
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
222
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
222
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
223
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
224
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
224
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
224
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
225
Cleaning
226
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
226
WAXING
227
PAINT CHIPS
227
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
227
ENGINE
228
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
229
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
229
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
230
INTERIOR
230
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
231
UNDERBODY
231
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
232
Maintenance and Specifications
233
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
233
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
233
Working with the engine off
233
Working with the engine on
234
OPENING THE HOOD
234
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
235
Engine compartment component locations
235
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
236
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
237
ENGINE OIL
237
Checking the engine oil
237
Adding engine oil
238
Engine oil and filter recommendations
239
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
239
BATTERY
240
ENGINE COOLANT
243
Checking engine coolant
243
Adding engine coolant
244
Recycled engine coolant
247
Coolant refill capacity
247
Severe climates
247
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
248
How fail-safe cooling works
248
When fail-safe mode is activated
248
FUEL FILTER
249
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
249
Important safety precautions
249
Refueling
252
Fuel filler cap
252
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) fuel cap
253
Choosing the right fuel
254
Cleaner air
254
Octane recommendations
254
Unleaded Gasoline Engines
254
FFV engine (if equipped)
254
Fuel quality
255
Unleaded gasoline engines
255
FFV engine (if equipped)
255
Running out of fuel
256
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
256
Measuring techniques
256
Filling the tank
256
Calculating fuel economy
257
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
257
Habits
258
Maintenance
258
Conditions
258
EPA fuel economy estimates
259
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
259
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
260
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
261
POWER STEERING FLUID
262
BRAKE FLUID
263
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
264
TRANSMISSION FLUID
264
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
264
Low fluid level
265
Correct fluid level
265
High fluid level
267
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
267
Automatic transmission fluid filter
268
AIR FILTER
268
Changing the air filter element
269
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
270
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
271
ENGINE DATA
274
Engine drivebelt routing
274
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
275
Complete Ford built vehicles
275
Certification label for incomplete vehicles
276
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
277
Accessories
278
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
278
Exterior style
278
Interior style
278
Lifestyle
278
Peace of mind
278
Index
280

FAQ about the 2008 Ford E350 Manual

What contains the 2008 E350 manual?

The Ford E350 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford E350. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford E350 2008 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford E350 owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Ford E350, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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