1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab - 1998 owners manual.pdf

1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab Owners Manuals, User Guides, Instructional Help Documents & Operating Information - 1998 owners manual.pdf

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Contents Before driving Introduction

2

Instrumentation

4

Controls and features

17

Seating and safety restraints

48

Starting and driving Starting

76

Driving

83

Roadside emergencies

131

Servicing Maintenance and care

152

Capacities and specifications

205

Reporting safety defects

215

Index

216

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Introduction ICONS Indicates a warning. Read the following section on Warnings for a full explanation. 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. WARNINGS 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 breaking-in rules for your vehicle. During the first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) of driving, vary speeds frequently. This is necessary to give the moving parts a chance to break in. If possible, you should avoid full use of the brakes for the first 1 600 km (1 000 miles). INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE The information found in this guide was in effect at the time of printing. Ford may change the 2

Introduction contents without notice and without incurring obligation. SPECIAL NOTICES Using your vehicle with a snowplow For more information and guidelines for using your vehicle with a snowplow, refer to the Driving chapter. Using 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 utility type vehicles Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s 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.

3

Instrumentation Instrument cluster (pg. 6)

Speed control (pg. 28)

LOW FUEL

F H E L

60 40 50 80 • 100 60 • 70 30 • 20

40•

000005

120 •

80

H

- +

18 C

- +

10 0

90



0000

8

100

3

2

•140

20•km/h

4

THEFT

5

1 ABS

0 RPMx1000

6

CHECK ENGINE 4X4

ON

RES

P

SET ACCEL

OFF

COAST

SRS

Headlamp control (pg. 17)

Turn signal and wiper/washer control (pg. 34) Instrument panel dimmer switch (pg. 18)

4

Driver side air bag (pg. 60)

Instrumentation

Electronic sound system; refer to Audio Guide (pg. 19)

Gearshift (includes overdrive button) (pg. 88)

FM 1

VOL-PUSH ON

FM 1 AM FM

ST BAL

BASS TREB

SEEK

SCAN

TUNE

EJ

DOLBY 8 NR

FADE AUTO SET

TAPE CD

DISCS REW 1

FF 2

SIDE 1-2 3

COMP 5

4

LO

FLOOR PANEL HI

SHUFFLE 6

OFF

PANEL & FLOOR

PASSENGER AIRBAG

FLR& DEF DEF

COOL

ON

OFF OFF

WARM

Climate control systems (pg. 20) Auxiliary power point (pg. 19)

4WD Control* (pg. 102)

Passenger air bag deactivate switch (pg. 65)

5

Instrumentation WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Standard instrument cluster LOW FUEL

H

40 60 30

UNLEADED FUEL ONLY

DOOR AJAR BRAKE

!

C

F

- +

20 10 0

E

40

50 60 80

100

000000

H

70 120 80 140

20 km/h

L CHECK SUSP

18

90

160

100

MPH 0 0 0 0

P RN

8

21

D

LOW RANGE

FUEL RESET

CHECK ENGINE

ABS

4X4

Optional instrument cluster LOW FUEL

F H E DOOR AJAR BRAKE

!

20

L H

- +

40 60 30

18 C 8

10 0

40

50 60 80

100

000000

3

70 80 140

THEFT

90

1

100

0

20 km/h

4

2

120

FUEL DOOR

P RN

D

21

6

RPM X1000 CHECK ENGINE

FUEL RESET

Low fuel Illuminates when the fuel level is low. The lamp will also illuminate when the ignition key is turned to ON and the engine is off.

LOW FUEL

Check engin