Maintenance and Modifications Ford strongly recommends that you do not add or remove steering or suspension parts such as lift kits or stabilizer bars or by using replacement parts not equivalent to the original factory equipment. The passenger temperature will appear in the display. Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode you should not be able to pull more belt out. Your vehicle is equipped with tires designed to provide for safe ride and handling capability. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in the belt.
Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, apply the brakes steadily. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed and locked. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed and locked. After driving through mud, clean off residue stuck to rotating driveshafts and tires.
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the Battery section. Your vehicle does not require horizontal aim adjustments. Do not drive in reverse over a hill without the aid of an observer. Power steering fluid reservoir 4. The axle may exhibit a slight noise or vibration in tight turns with low vehicle speed. BeltMinder The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function.
Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. To program additional new unprogrammed key s , repeat this procedure from Step 1 for each additional key. Pull the round knobs on each side of the cargo cage to release it from the pickup box. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealer to have the new key s programmed. Rotate the seatback downward into the load floor position. Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory.
You need to prevent these objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. The indicator light on the instrument cluster will turn on. Dealer installed satellite kit only available in the continental United States. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as possible. The dealer can program your spare keys to your vehicle or you can program the keys yourself. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Reverse steps to reinstall bulb s. Make sure all vehicle occupants have buckled their safety belts. Refer to Safety canopy system later in this chapter. The front and rear outboard safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds at a time as starter damage may occur. Remove the three rubber plugs, screws and the lamp assembly from vehicle.
If there are less than six strong stations, the system will store the last one in the remaining presets. Some oil must be removed from the engine by a service technician. Please contact your dealer for further information. Remove the storage clip and stow it away. Not intended for use on dry pavement.
All of Chilton's online content for the 2004 Ford Explorer is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. Pull upward on the release handle to cycle the seats to the load-floor position. Remove the two screws from the lamp assembly. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been activated. Depending upon the type and placement of the load, hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle.
We do not recommend taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,600 km 1,000 miles of driving engine break-in period. Air flows from the instrument panel vents only. Dolby noise reduction: Works in tape mode only. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. Consult your dealer for information on other Ford approved methods of traction control. Rotate the wrench socket out from the handle. Note: If more than 20 seconds have passed you will need to start the procedure over again.