2001 Ford F150 Manual

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ContentsBefore driving Introduction Instrumentation Controls and features Seating and safety restraints Starting and driving Starting Driving Roadside emergencies Servicing Maintenance and care Capacities and specifications Customer assistance Reporting safety defects Index 208 261 274 287 288 148 153 186 2 8 20 104

All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in 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 2000 Ford Motor Company

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IntroductionThe following warning may be required by California law: CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. ICONS Indicates a safety alert. Read the following section on Warnings.

Indicates vehicle information related to recycling and other environmental concerns will follow. Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towards protecting the environment. Indicates a message regarding child safety restraints. Refer to Seating and safety restraints for more information. Indicates that this Owner Guide contains information on this subject. Please refer to the Index to locate the appropriate section which will provide you more information.

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IntroductionWARNINGS Warnings provide information which may reduce the risk of personal injury and prevent possible damage to others, your vehicle and its equipment. BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE There are no particular guidelines for breaking-in your vehicle. During the first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) of driving, vary speeds frequently. This is recommended to give the moving parts a chance to break in. INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE The information found in this guide was in effect at the time of printing. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. EMISSION WARRANTY The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage, Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligible for Emissions Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered, refer to the Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your Owners Guide.

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IntroductionSPECIAL NOTICES Snowplowing Ford recommends the following specifications for low speed, personal use snow removal: F-150 (except F-150 Supercrew, Lightning and Harley Davidson) 5.4L engine Heavy duty service package Super engine cooling Heavy duty front suspension package Automatic transmission with auxiliary automatic transmission fluid cooling All-terrain tires Do not install a snowplow and plow with your vehicle until it has been driven at least 800 km (500 miles).

F150 SuperCrew, F150 5.4L Supercharged Lightning and Harley-Davidson F-150 Owners: Snowplowing Your vehicle is not recommended for snowplowing. Ford makes no representation as to the suitability of your vehicle for snowplowing, in particular regarding the potential for exceeding vehicle weight limits, airbag (SRS) deployment sensitivity, vehicle crash integrity, or powertrain durability. The Snowplow Package Option is not available.

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IntroductionUsing your vehicle as an ambulance Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.

Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package. Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other 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 an accident. Be sure to read Driving off road in the Driving chapter as well as the Four Wheeling supplement included with 4WD and utility type vehicles. Notice to owners of natural gas fueled vehicles Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the Natural Gas Vehicle Owners Guide Supplement. This book contains important operation and maintenance information. Notice to owners of F150 5.4L Supercharged Lightning vehicles Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the SVT Lightning Truck Owners Guide Supplement. This book contains important operation and maintenance information.

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IntroductionThese 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 Installation Warning Brake System Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum Based Master Lighting Switch

Child Seat Child Seat Tether Anchorage Anti-Lock Brake System Traction Control

Hazard Warning Flasher

Fog Lamps-Front

Fuse Compartment

Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Defrost/Demist Power Windows Front/Rear

Windshield Wash/Wipe Rear Window Defrost/Demist Power Window Lockout

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IntroductionVehicle Symbol Glossary Child Safety Door Lock/Unlock Panic Alarm Engine Coolant Interior Luggage Compartment Release Symbol Engine Oil Engine Coolant Temperature Battery

Do Not Open When Hot Avoid Smoking, Flames, or Sparks Explosive Gas

Battery Acid

Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Level Engine Air Filter JackMAX MIN

Power Steering Fluid Emission System Passenger Compartment Air Filter Check fuel cap

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InstrumentationInstrument cluster (pg. 10) Speed control* (pg. 63)

Instrument panel dimmer control (pg. 21)

THEFT

DOOR AJAR60 80 00 20 40 60km/h

H LLOW FUEL SERVICE ENGINE SOON20 40

H L HSELECT RESET

4X4 LOW RANGE

F E

0

MPH

CRUISEBRAKE

C

D P RN D 2

FUEL DOOR

ONA P

RES SET ACCEL

OFF

COAST

PEDALS

Headlamp control (pg. 20) Power rear slider window* (pg. 22) Power adjustable foot pedals* (pg. 22) * if equipped Hood release (pg. 209) Driver air bag (pg. 127)

Parking brake release (pg. 154)

Turn signal lever (pg. 63) Windshield wiper/ washer control (pg. 68)

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InstrumentationGearshift (includes overdrive button) (pg. 159)

Audio system (pg. 24)

VOL - PUSH ON

AMBASS TREB

FM1

ST

CLKBAL FADE TAPE AMS

FM

SEEK TUNE

SCAN

EJ

SIDE REW

1-2 FF

1

2

3

4

5

6

LO

FLOOR PANEL HI

OFF

PANEL & FLOOR FLR& DEF DEF

PASSENGER AIRBAGON OFF OFF

COOL

WARM

Climate control systems (pg. 56)

Auxiliary power point (pg. 23)

4WD control* (pg. 23)

Passenger air bag deactivate switch (pg. 132)

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InstrumentationWARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Standard instrument clusterTHEFT DOOR AJAR60 80 00 20 40 60km/h

H L20 40

H L HSELECT RESET

4X4

LOW RANGE

LOW FUEL SERVICE ENGINE SOON

F EFUEL DOOR

0

MPH

CRUISE BRAKE

C

D P RN D 2

Optional instrument clusterDOOR AJAR THEFT

H40

60

80

00 20 40 60km/h

RPMX1000

H L HBRAKE CRUISE

4X4 LOW RANGE

LLOW FUEL SERVICE ENGINE SOON

20 0

F EFUEL DOOR

MPH

SELECT/RESET

D P RN D 2

C

Low fuel Illuminates as an early reminder of a low fuel condition indicated on the fuel gauge (refer to Fuel Gauge in this chapter for more information). When refueling, after the light comes on, the amount of fuel that is added will be less than the advertised capacity since there is fuel still in the tank. The ignition must be in the ON position for this lamp to illuminate. The lamp will also illuminate for several seconds after the ignition is turned to the ON position regardless of the fuel level to ensure your bulb is working.

LOW FUEL

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InstrumentationService engine soon Your vehicle is equipped with a SERVICE computer that monitors the engines ENGINE emission control system. This SOON system is commonly known as the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD II). The OBD II system protects the environment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meet government emission standards. The OBD II system also assists the service technician in properly servicing your vehicle. The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to check the bulb. If it comes on after the engine is started, one of the engines emission control systems may be malfunctioning. The light may illuminate without a driveability concern being noted. The vehicle will usually be drivable and will not require towing.

What you should do if the Service Engine Soon light illuminates Light turns on solid: This means that the OBD II system has detected a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause your Service Engine Soon light to illuminate. Examples are: 1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or run poorly.) 2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel. 3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely tightened. These temporary malfunctions can be