2000 f250 Owners Manual

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  • Before driving

    Introduction 2

    Instrumentation 8

    Controls and features 25

    Seating and safety restraints 72

    Starting and driving

    Starting 104

    Driving 109

    Roadside emergencies 145

    Servicing

    Maintenance and care 172

    Capacities and specifications 222

    Customer assistance 234

    Reporting safety defects 246

    Index 247

    All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical includingphotocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translationin whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company.Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation.

    Copyright 1999 Ford Motor Company

    Contents

    1

  • The following warning may be required by California law:

    CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning

    Engine exhaust, some if its constituents, and certain vehiclecomponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of

    California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    ICONSIndicates a safety alert. Read thefollowing section on Warnings.

    Indicates vehicle information relatedto recycling and otherenvironmental concerns will follow.

    Correct vehicle usage and theauthorized disposal of wastecleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towardsprotecting the environment.

    Indicates a message regarding childsafety restraints. Refer to Seatingand safety restraints for moreinformation.

    Indicates that this Owner Guidecontains information on this subject.Please refer to the Index to locatethe appropriate section which willprovide you more information.

    Introduction

    2

  • WARNINGSWarnings provide information which may reduce the risk of personalinjury and prevent possible damage to others, your vehicle and itsequipment.

    BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLEThere are no particular breaking-in rules for your vehicle. During thefirst 1 600 km (1 000 miles) of driving, vary speeds frequently. This isnecessary to give the moving parts a chance to break in.

    INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDEThe information found in this guide was in effect at the time of printing.Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurringobligation.

    SPECIAL NOTICES

    Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehiclesRead the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel OwnersGuide Supplement for information regarding correct operation andmaintenance of your diesel-powered light truck.

    Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles

    Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate thanother types of vehicles.

    Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owners Guide carefully.Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type,failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or anaccident.

    Be sure to read Driving off road in the Driving chapter as well as theFour Wheeling supplement included with 4WD and utility type vehicles.

    Introduction

    3

  • Using your vehicle with a snowplowFor more information and guidelines for using your vehicle with asnowplow, refer to the Driving chapter.

    Using your vehicle as an ambulanceIf your light truck is equipped with the Ford Ambulance PreparationPackage, it may be utilized as an ambulance. Ford urges ambulancemanufacturers to follow the recommendations of the Ford IncompleteVehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builders Layout Book and the QVMguidelines as well as pertinent supplements. For additional information,please contact the Truck Body Builders Advisory Service18778404338.

    Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the FordAmbulance Preparation Package voids the Ford New Vehicle LimitedWarranty and may void the Emissions Warranties. In addition, ambulanceusage without the preparation package could cause high underbodytemperatures, overpressurized fuel and a risk of spraying fuel whichcould lead to fires.

    Introduction

    4

  • If your vehicle is equipped with theFord Ambulance PreparationPackage, it will be indicated on theCertification label. The label islocated on the drivers side doorpillar or on the rear edge of thedrivers door. You can determinewhether the ambulancemanufacturer followed Fordsrecommendations by directlycontacting that manufacturer. FordAmbulance Preparation Package isonly available on certain 7.3L Dieselengine equipped vehicles.

    Notice to owners with vehicles equipped with Power Take Off(PTO) capabilityRefer to the Driving chapter for more information and guidelines foroperating vehicles equipped with PTO.

    Introduction

    5

  • These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.

    Vehicle Symbol Glossary

    Safety Alert See Owners Guide

    Fasten Safety Belt Air Bag-Front

    Air Bag-Side Child Seat

    Child Seat InstallationWarning

    Child Seat TetherAnchorage

    Brake System Anti-Lock Brake System

    Brake Fluid -Non-Petroleum Based

    Traction Control

    Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher

    Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment

    Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/Wipe

    WindshieldDefrost/Demist

    Rear WindowDefrost/Demist

    Power WindowsFront/Rear

    Power Window Lockout

    Introduction

    6

  • Vehicle Symbol Glossary

    Child Safety DoorLock/Unlock

    Interior LuggageCompartment ReleaseSymbol

    Panic Alarm Engine Oil

    Engine CoolantEngine CoolantTemperature

    Do Not Open When Hot Battery

    Avoid Smoking, Flames,or Sparks

    Battery Acid

    Explosive Gas Fan Warning

    Power Steering FluidMaintain Correct FluidLevel

    MAX

    MIN

    Emission System Engine Air Filter

    Passenger CompartmentAir Filter

    Jack

    Introduction

    7

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    COASTOFF

    PANELDIM

    SETACCEL

    RES

    Headlamp control(pg. 25)

    Instrument paneldimmer switch

    (pg. 26)

    Turn signal andwiper/washer control

    (pg. 61)

    Instrument cluster(pg. 10) Speed control*

    (pg. 56)

    Driver air bag(pg. 88)

    * if equipped

    Instrumentation

    8

  • OFF

    OFF

    ON

    PASSENGER AIR BAG

    OVERDRIV

    E

    OFF

    SCAN

    BASS TREB BAL FADE

    SIDEEJREW FF

    1 - 2

    TAPEAMS

    VOL - PUSH ON

    SEEK

    TUNE

    AM

    FM

    CLK

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    FM1 ST

    WD4X4HIGH 4X4LOW

    Passenger air bagdeactivate switch

    (pg. 92)Climate control system

    (pg. 27)

    Gearshift lever*(pg. 114)

    Auxiliarypower point

    (pg. 27)

    Electronic sound system(pg. 32)

    4WD selector*(pg. 123)

    Instrumentation

    9

  • WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES

    Low fuelIlluminates as an early reminder of alow fuel condition indicated on thefuel gauge (refer to Fuel Gauge inthis chapter for more information).When refueling, after the lightcomes on, the amount of fuel that is added will be less than theadvertised capacity since there is fuel still in the tank. The ignition mustbe in the ON position for this lamp to illuminate. The lamp will alsoilluminate for several seconds after the ignition is turned to the ONposition regardless of the fuel level to ensure your bulb is working.

    Service engine soonYour vehicle is equipped with acomputer that monitors the enginesemission control system. Thissystem is commonly known as theOn Board Diagnostics System (OBDII). The OBD II system protects theenvironment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meetgovernment emission standards. The OBD II system also assists theservice technician in properly servicing your vehicle.

    The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition isfirst turned to the ON position to check the bulb. If it comes on after theengine is started, one of the engines emission control systems may bemalfunctioning. The light may illuminate without a driveability concernbeing noted. The vehicle will usually be drivable and will not requiretowing.

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    SERVICEENGINESOON

    Instrumentation

    10

  • What you should do if the Service Engine Soon light illuminatesLight turns on solid:

    This means that the OBD II system has detected a malfunction.

    Temporary malfunctions may cause your Service Engine Soon light toilluminate. Examples are:

    1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or runpoorly.)

    2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.

    3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securelytightened.

    These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tankwith high quality fuel of the recommended octane and/or properlyinstalling and securely tightening the gas cap. After three driving cycleswithout thes