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To the New Maverick Owner: 

The Maverick is a direct result of the long tradition of quality products and superior 
values in which the Ford Motor Companies-U.S. and Canada-take great pride. It has, 
however, been conceived and designed as a fresh expression of the enduring North Amer- 
ican concept of individuality. 

The purpose of this manual is to provide the operating and maintenance information 
you need to make your Maverick meet your personal motoring objectives for many thou- 
sands of miles. 

Knowing what the various controls do and what the different instruments indicate 
will literally put you in the driver's seat to make the car do what you want. A knowledge 
of its maintenance requirements can help keep you there for many more miles than you 
may believe possible and with much less effort and cost than would have been believable 
even a few years ago. 

C^cT) Ford Division C^W^> Ford Motor Company 

of Canada, Limited 
P.O. Box 717 

Dearborn, Michigan 48121 The Canadian Road 

Oakville, Ontario 

Third Printing, September, 1969 



FOREWORD 



This owner's manual is divided into 7 groups. 

The first 4 groups explain the car features and driving controls. 
The last 3 groups include the information that you want to know 
about maintaining the beauty, quality, and performance of your 
car. The contents of the manual are summarized here under the 
7 groups (page headings). 

An index is included at the back of the manual to aid you in 
quickly locating specific information. 

DRIVING COMFORT AND SAFETY 

Steering wheel, seat and mirror adjustment— seat and shoulder 
belts, door locks, keys, and window operation (pages 2-5) 

DRIVING CONTROLS 

Operation of safety features, brakes, clutch, turn signals, lights 
switch, and windshield wiper (pages 6-9) 

TO OPERATE THE CAR 

Warning lights and instrument panel usage— starting the engine 
— driving, pushing, towing and emergency starting tips— trouble 
diagnosis (pages 10-23) 



COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES 

Operation of heater, air conditioner, clock and radio 

(pages 24-27) 



DAY-TO-DAY CARE 

Fuel, oil, oil filter, coolant, and tires maintenance recommenda- 
tions and specifications-tire changing (pages 28-36) 



MAINTENANCE 

Scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance services— mainte- 
nance record— maintenace "How to do it" procedures 

(pages 37-61) 

SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 

Literature coupon — refill capacities — engine specifications — 
lubricants (pages 62- 69 ) 



VEHICLE 

The vehicle warranty and a complete explanation is covered in 
the "WARRANTY FACTS BOOKLET." A copy of this booklet 
is held in the retainer clip under the front passenger seat. It is 



WARRANTY 

recommended that you read your WARRANTY FACTS BOOK- 
LET so that you may gain a full understanding of the broad pro- 
tection features of the Warranty on your vehicle. 

1 



DRIVING COMFORT AND SAFETY 



KEYS 



REVERSIBLE FEATURE! 
EITHER SIDE UP 




FRONT DOOR 
AND IGNITION 




LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT 

KEY NUMBERS 

Record your key numbers. 
They enable your Ford or / ^\ 
Ford of Canada dealer or a 
locksmith to replace lost keys. 

Combat Car Theft 

Always remove ignition keys and lock 
all doors when leaving car unattended. 

2 




DOOR LATCH RELEASE , 

UP-UNLOCKED 



STANDARD DOOR LOCKS 




Handles are designed to prevent invol- 
untary door opening. As a further pre- 
caution, when the door is locked from the 
inside, the latch release handle is inoper- 
ative. 

To operate, raise door lock plunger and 
pull latch release handle inward. 



DOOR LOCK 
PLUNGER 


















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DOOR LATCH 
RELEASE 



To Lock Doors Without Key 

Push lock plunger down and hold push 
button in while closing door. 



DRIVING COMFORT AND SAFETY 



SEATS 



ADJUST SEAT POSITION 

Position driver's seat for comfortable 
access to foot pedals, steering wheel, and 
instrument panel switches and for best 
driving visibility. Do not adjust driver's 
seat when car is in motion. Fasten seat 
belt and shoulder belt. 




HEAD RESTRAINTS 

Raise or lower so that the occupant's 
head centers on the restraint; avoid a 
vertical position which centers the re- 
straint in the neck area. 



Pull handle rearward to unlock, adjust 
seat position, and release handle. 



Pull lever upward to release seat back 
latch. Then seat can be tipped forward. 

Adjust Head Restraints Before Starting That Drive 




DRIVING COMFORT AND SAFETY 



FASTEN SEAT AND SHOULDER BELTS 

Fasten lap belt first and adjust so that 
belt is snugly fitted AROUND THE 
HIPS - NOT THE WAIST - and not 
twisted. 

• Only one person should be strapped in 
each seat belt. 

• Unfasten shoulder belt from storage 
area on roof line and position across 
body from shoulder to opposite hip. 

• When adjusting shoulder belt, for 
proper slack, place fist on chest under 
strap. Shoulder belt should not be tight 
across body. 

Seat Belt Retractors (Optional) 

Always pull the belt completely out of 
the retractor before adjusting and fasten- 
ing the other half of the belt unit. Tug 
firmly at the belt to be sure that no slack 
is left in the retractor. A definite stop will 
be felt when the belt is completely ex- 
tended. 




® Insert to connect 

© Push button to release 

© Pull to shorten with belt connected 

® Pull to lengthen with buckle in vertical 
position 




Shoulder Belt Storage 

When shoulder belt is not in use, it 
should be looped and folded as shown. 
Hook over retainer on roof line. 

CAUTION: Do not clean seat or shoulder 
belts with carbon tetrachloride, naphtha, 
etc. Also bleaching or redyeing the web- 
bing is not recommended because of pos- 
sible loss of webbing strength. To clean 
webbing, wash with any commercial soap, 
mild detergent, or Ford "Triple Clean." 



CAUTION: Shoulder belts should never be worn without regular lap seat belt. 



DRIVING COMFORT AND SAFETY 



OUTSIDE MIRROR 

Adjust for most effective view to rear in 
lane to your left. 




INSIDE MIRROR 

Adjust for maximum field of view. 




MANUAL WINDOW CONTROL 

Rotate manual window control clock- 
wise to raise right window and counter- 
clockwise to raise left window. Reverse 
direction of the window control to lower 
windows. 

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QUARTER WINDOW 

Pull latch to unlock and push window 
outward to open. 



TO LATCH 




TO UNLATCH £fl 

Adjust Mirrors Before Starting That Drive 



Luggage Compartment Lock 

To open, turn key clockwise. Push deck- 
lid down to close. 




DRIVING CONTROLS 

FORD'S LIFEGUARD DESIGN MAVERICK SAFETY FEATURES 
ARE DESIGNED FOR YOUR PROTECTION 



There are many safety improvements which are "built in" to 
your new Maverick— they won't be visible nor do they need operat- 
ing instructions. For instance, your car is equipped with an energy 
absorbing steering wheel and column as well as an energy absorb- 
ing instrument panel. 

Other important improvements include smog control systems 
which are integral parts of all vehicles and which are designed to 
combat air pollution. In addition to the crankcase and exhaust 
controls installed on all passenger cars, 1970 models built for 
California registration will include evaporative emission controls. 

Any modification of the emission control systems is subject to 
the penalties of Federal law (U.S.A.) if made prior to the first 
sale and registration, and is subject to penalties under the laws of 
some states if made thereafter. 

Don't forget, though, that the most important safety factor in 
auto transportation today is you, the driver. Learn to use your 
safety equipment, and keep the following points in mind: 



• ADJUST HEAD RESTRAINTS so that the occupants HEAD 
centers on the restraint. 

• Be sure all occupants FASTEN their seat and shoulder belts 
before you drive away. 

• Make SURE all doors are LOCKED before you drive away. 

• Set your parking brake EVERY TIME you leave the car. Put 
transmission in reverse gear (in "PARK" with automatic and 
semi-automatic transmission). 

• Use BOTH rear-view mirrors and your turn signal before you 
change lanes. 

• Keep tires inflated to RECOMMENDED PRESSURES and replace 
tires before they are WORN completely smooth. 

• In the event your car is disabled or you have stopped for an 
emergency on the highway, USE your emergency flasher. 

• DRIVE DEFENSIVELY— The driver of that other vehicle CAN 
make a mistake. 






DRIVING CONTROLS 



BRAKES 

Parking Brake Control 

Depress and hold service brake, then 
pull parking brake handle outward. Re- 
lease the service brake. 




NOTE: For easy release, hold foot firmly 
against service brake pedal, twist the 
parking brake handle counterclockwise, 
and slowly push the handle inward. 

SERVICE BRAKES 

Brakes adjust automatically when ap- 
plied firmly while backing up. 




CAUTION: "Riding" the Brake pedal can 
result in abnormally high brake tempera- 
tures, excessive lining wear and possible 
damage to the brakes. 

Service Brake Warning Light 

If either half of the dual brake system 
fails, the brake warning light glows when 
brakes are applied. If this occurs and in 
your judgment you can safely operate 
with two-wheel brakes, proceed at reduced 
speed to the nearest service station for 
immediate repairs. 

ACCELERATOR PEDAL 

Depress to increase speed. For econom- 
ical operation and increased car life: 

• Remove all foot pressure when idling, 
braking, or shifting standard transmis- 
sion gears. 

• Always apply or remove foot pressure 
smoothly. 

CLUTCH PEDAL 

Depress fully, move transmission shifter 
to desired position; and release clutch 
pedal with continuous smooth motion. 



TURN SIGNAL 

On vehicles built after early November, 
1969, side marker lights also flash when 
turn signals are actuated. 

Lane Change 

Move turn signal lever to first stop(X) 
for right lane turn or (B) for left lane turn. 
Hold lever in position until lane maneu- 
ver is accomplished. Lever will return to 
off position. 
Full Turn 

For normal full turns, move lever into 
positions jg) or (6) (left or right). Lever 
will remain in position without manual 
effort until turn is completed. Lever will 
then cancel turn signals automatically. 




DRIVING CONTROLS 
EMERGENCY FLASHER SWITCH 




Pushing this switch in will cause all 
directional signals to flash continuously. 
Will operate safely, with ignition key re- 
moved, for 2 hours (battery fully charged 
and in good condition) without discharg- 
ing battery excessively. 

To turn off flasher pull out switch or 
turn steering wheel. 



WINDSHIELD WIPERS 
AND WASHERS 

Wipers 

Turn knob clockwise to first detent for 
low speed— all-the-way for high speed. 




WINDSHIELD 
WIPER CONTROL 



Washer 

Push wiper knob inward to squirt 
washer fluid on windshield. 



DRIVING CONTROLS 



LIGHTS SWITCH 



HEADLIGHTS 
AND 

PARKLIGHTS 




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Instrument Panel Lights 

The instrument panel lights may be 
dimmed or brightened to your preference 
by rotating the lights switch knob clock- 
wise to dim or turn off, or counterclock- 
wise to brighten while in the park or 
headlights position. 




HI-BEAM SWITCH 

When headlights are on, press the beam 
selector with your left foot to change from 
one set of beams to another. High beam 
indicator light, at top of speedometer, (see 
(§) page 11) goes on with high beams. 




COURTESY LIGHTS 

The courtesy light operates when either 
door is opened. It may also be turned on 
by rotating the lights switch knob counter- 
clockwise as far as possible. 



TO OPERATE THE CAR 



For your driving pleasure, this section contains recommenda- 
tions on operating the car, and it is grouped in parts for easy 
reference. 

Your new car will not require an extensive 'break-in,' although 
as a matter of prudence, most owners avoid extended high speed 
operation for the first 1000 miles. Constant-speed operation should 
also be avoided, as parts tend to better adjust themselves to other 
parts if various speeds are used during the first 1000 miles. Also, 
it is a good policy not to make severe brake applications until 
after 100 miles of in-city or 1000 miles of highway operation, to 
allow the brake shoes to "seat" against the brake drums. 

A break-in oil is not used, The oil in the engine crankcase is the 
same specified type as you will use in regular changes. Change the 
oil and replace the filter at the regular time or mileage interval 
given on the maintenance schedules. 

Addition of anti-friction compounds or special 'break-in' oils is 
not recommended during the first few thousand miles of operation, 
since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. 



• Understand the function of the instruments and warning light 
indicators. Each time you start the engine to begin a drive, check 
your warning light indicators to ascertain that all systems are 
functioning properly (page 13) 

• Follow the recommended engine starting procedure . . (page 14) 

• Know your transmission shift ranges and speeds and down- 
shifting recommendations— Follow the tips for driving on steep 
downgrades and slippery surfaces (pages 15, 16 and 17) 

• Know procedures to follow in emergencies, such as towing, 
pushing or booster battery starting (page 18) 

• Tips for driving in cold weather or on sand, snow or ice 

(pages 19, 20) 



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TO OPERATE THE CAR 




Windshield Wiper/ Washer Control 

Light Switch 

Heater Controls (A/C optional) 

Left Turn Indicator 

Fuel Gauge 

Right Turn Indicator 

Speedometer 



8 High Beam Indicator 



9 Ash Tray 

10 Cigar Lighter (Optional) 

11 A/C Outlet (optional) 

12 Emergency Flasher Switch 

13 Ignition Switch 

14 Right Fresh Air Control 
(standard heater only) 

15 Radio (Optional) 



16 Odometer 

17 Dual Brake System Warning Light 

18 Alternator Warning Light 

19 Oil Pressure Warning Light 

20 Engine High Temp. Warning Light 

21 Parking Brake Control 

22 Left Fresh Air Control 



11 



IGNITION, TRANSMISSION AND 
STEERING COLUMN KEY LOCK 

For vehicles built after early November, 
1969, the key-locking ignition switch is 
mounted on the steering column. This 
switch lock is mechanically connected to 
the steering column lock and to the trans- 
mission shifter lock. When the key is re- 
moved, the ignition switch, steering col- 
umn and transmission controls are locked, 
preventing unauthorized driving of the 



Unlocking 

To unlock the ignition switch, steering 
column and transmission controls, insert 
the key in the lock and turn it to the OFF 
position. Ignition switch may then be 
turned to ON or START positions, but 
starter will not engage unless transmission 
is in PARK or NEUTRAL (automatic 
transmissions) . Before ignition switch can 
be turned to ACC (Accessory) position, 
the transmission selector must be in 
PARK (automatic transmissions) or 
REVERSE (standard transmission) same 
as for locking the ignition switch, steering 
column and transmission. 

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TO OPERATE THE CAR 




ACCESSORY 



Locking 

To lock the ignition switch, the trans- 
mission selector lever must be in P 
(PARK) for automatic transmissions or 
in REVERSE for standard transmission. 
This also locks the steering wheel and 
transmission controls. 

IGNITION KEY REMOVAL 
WARNING BUZZER 

All cars built after January 1, 1970, 
will have an ignition key removal warning 
buzzer to warn the driver against leaving 
the key in an unattended car. The warn- 
ing buzzer sounds when the key is in the 



switch in the ACCESSORY, LOCK or 
OFF positions and the driver's door is 
open. To shut off the buzzer, the trans- 
mission selector must be in PARK 
(automatic transmissions) or REVERSE 
(standard transmission), and the key 
turned to LOCK and removed. 

STARTING THE ENGINE 

With automatic transmissions — The 
transmission selector lever must be in P 
"Park" or N "Neutral'* and key in igni- 
tion lock before starter will engage when 
key switch is turned to START. 

With a Manual Transmission— Depress 
the clutch and place the gearshift lever in 
the neutral position before engaging the 
starter. 

STOPPING THE ENGINE 
AND KEY REMOVAL 

To stop engine, turn ignition switch to 
OFF position. The transmission selector 
lever must be in P (PARK) position for 
automatic transmissions or in REVERSE 
for standard transmission before ignition 
switch can be locked. The key can be re- 
moved only when ignition switch is locked. 



TO OPERATE THE CAR 







CHECK INSTRUMENTS 

1. Insert key in ignition switch, turn key 
to ON position, and check the instru- 
ment panel indicators as follows: 

Fuel Gauge 

Check the fuel gauge to be sure you 
have fuel in the tank. Read when car 
is level. 



The gauge is marked in fourths to 
indicate the approximate amount of 
fuel in the tank. 

Oil 

Light glows red until engine starts 
and oil system is pressurized. The Oil 
Pressure Indicator may flicker with 
engine at idle speed or during sudden 
stops— this is normal. Do not drive 
the car if the light is on. 

Alternator 

Light glows red until engine is run- 
ning and alternator begins charging 
the battery. The Alternator Indicator 
may flicker red with engine at idle 
speed— this is normal. Steady red glow 
with engine running means battery is 
being discharged, have electrical sys- 
tem checked by your dealer. 
2. Turn ignition key to START position, 
and check the instrument panel indi- 
cators as follows: 



Overheat Indicator 

Glows red with ignition switch in 
start position— this is normal. If it 
glows red with engine running, engine 
is overheating— check the coolant level 
following the precautions on page 33. 

Service Brake Warning Light 

The dual brake system warning 
(BRAKES) light glows red until 
engine starts. 

CAUTION: If the BRAKES light does 
not glow red momentarily with key at 
START, have electrical system checked 
for burned bulb or open circuit. 

If either half of the dual brake sys- 
tem fails, the brake warning light 
glows when brakes are applied. If this 
occurs and in your judgment you can 
safely operate with two-wheel brakes, 
proceed at reduced speed to the near- 
est service station for immediate re- 
pairs. 



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TO OPERATE THE CAR 



STARTING THE ENGINE 

With an Automatic or Semi -Automatic 
Transmission— The transmission selector 
lever must be in P "Park" or N "Neutral" 
before starter will engage. 

With a Manual Transmission— Depress 
the clutch and place the gearshift lever in 
the neutral position before engaging the 
starter. 

Engine Cold— Weather Cool 

Turn ignition switch ON. Press acceler- 
ator pedal down to floor and release it 
completely. Then turn ignition key to 
"START." If engine stalls or falters in 
starting, be sure the starter stops spin- 
ning before re-engaging it, otherwise the 
starter may be damaged. 

After starting the engine and allowing 
it to run for a few seconds, depress the 
accelerator pedal slightly and release it to 
reduce engine speed. 

The engine will idle faster than normal 
until it warms up and the choke is fully 
open. 

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Engine Warm 

Turn ignition switch ON. Press acceler- 
ator pedal approximately y 4 way down 
and hold in this position. Do not pump the 
pedal. Turn the ignition key to "START" 
until engine is started, then release key to 
"ON" position. 

Allow engine to run for a few seconds 
at slightly faster than idle speed, then 
release the pedal. 

Engine Flooded 

Press accelerator pedal down to floor 
and hold this position. Do not pump pedal. 
Turn ignition key to "START" until 
engine is operating, then release the accel- 
erator pedal gradually. 




STOPPING THE ENGINE AND 
KEY REMOVAL 

To stop engine, turn ignition switch to 
OFF position. The transmission selector 
lever must be in P (PARK) position for 
automatic and semi-automatic transmis- 
sions or in REVERSE for manual trans- 
missions before ignition switch can be 
locked. The key can be removed only 
when ignition switch is locked. 




TO OPERATE THE CAR 



DRIVING WITH MANUAL 
TRANSMISSION 

Three Speed 

A normal "H" pattern is used in shift- 
ing the three speed standard transmission. 

Make full use of the gears. When it is 
necessary to reduce speed downshift to a 
lower gear before the engine starts to 
labor. Downshifts at the right time (see 
chart) improve both fuel economy and 
performance, and provide better accelera- 
tion when you wish to resume speed. On 
steep downgrades, downshifting the trans- 
mission to second gear helps to maintain 
a safe speed and to prolong brake life. 




Downshifts 


3rd to 2nd gear 
2nd to 1st gear 


40 to 15 mph 
20 to mph 


Upshifts 




1st to 2nd gear 
2nd to 3rd gear 


to 15 mph 
15 to 30 mph 



YOUR ENGINE ANTI-SMOG DE- 
VICES WILL OPERATE AT PEAK 
EFFICIENCY AT THESE SHIFT 
SPEEDS. 

Clutch 

When shifting, fully depress the clutch 
pedal, then release the pedal slowly. To 
avoid premature clutch wear and failure, 
do not drive with your foot resting on the 
pedal. 



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DRIVING WITH AUTOMATIC 
TRANSMISSION 




Engine Starting 

Use "P" park position for engine start- 
ing and engine idling (except normal driv- 
ing). Shift into "R" (reverse) or "D" 
(drive) to move ear. Raise selector lever 
towards steering wheel to shift into P R 
2 or 1. 

"P" Park 

The "P" position locks the rear wheels 
and transmission even with the engine 
running. To prevent damage to transmis- 

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TO OPERATE THE CAR 



sion, fully stop the car before shifting into 
"P". Whenever the car is parked, be sure 
the selector lever is in "P" position. 

"R" Reverse 

Car must be fully stopped before shift- 
ing into or out of reverse. 

"N" Neutral 

In the "N" position, there is neither 
forward nor reverse gear engagement. "N" 
may be used for engine starting with 
brakes applied. 

,4 D H Normal Drive Position 

Car starts in low and shifts automati- 
cally to second and high. 

"2" Second Gear Manual 

For slippery surfaces, traffic braking, or 
steep descents. Car starts and remains in 
second. Do not shift into "2" at speeds 
above 70 mph. 



"1 M Low Gear Manual 

Car starts and remains in low gear for 
sustained pulling power or braking on 
hilly roads. When downshifting, moving 
selector lever from "D" or "2" to "1" 
(LOW), the car remains in second gear 
until 25-35 mph before shifting to LOW 
gear. Do not exceed 35 mph in low gear. 
^ To avoid skidding on slippery surfaces, 
do not shift into "1" position above 20 
mph. Under normal road conditions the 
transmission can be shifted to "1" at 
speeds up to 70 mph. 

Accelerator Downshifts— In Drive 

At speeds between 35 and 75 mph, de- 
pending upon tire size and axle ratio, you 
can get the quick power and acceleration 
needed to pass moving vehicles or to 
climb steep grades by flooring the accel- 
erator pedal to downshift from high to 
second gear. A forced downshift from 
second or high to first gear is possible in 
normal drive" at speeds under 35 mph. 



TO OPERATE THE CAR 



DRIVING WITH 
SEMI-AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 



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The semi-automatic transmission is a 
manually operated three speed power 
shift transmission with no clutch pedal. 



Engine Starting 

Use "P" park position for engine start- 
ing and engine idling (except normal 
driving). Shift into "R" (reverse) or 1 
(low) to move car. Raise selector lever 
towards steering wheel to shift into P, R, 
2or 1. 

"P" Park 

The "P" position locks the rear wheels 
and transmission even with the engine 
running. To prevent damage to transmis- 
sion, fully stop the car before shifting into 
"P." Whenever the car is parked, be sure 
the selector lever is in "P" position. 

"R" Reverse 

Car must be fully stopped before shift- 
ing into or out of reverse. 

"N" Neutral 

In the "N" position, there is neither 
forward nor reverse gear engagement. 
"N" may be used for engine starting with 
brakes applied. 



"1" Low, "2" Second and "HI" Gears 

Put selector in "1" position and acceler- 
ate. Between 15-40 mph, move the selector 
to "2". Between 30-65 mph, move selector 
to "HI." 

For best operation in traffic at 20 to 30 
MPH, the selector lever should be in the 
"2" position. Below 20 mph use "1". 

The "2" position may be used to start 
from a stop. However, for best fuel econ- 
omy and acceleration, the "1" position 
should be used. Starting from a stop in the 
"2" position is normally used when roads 
are wet or slippery. Avoid starting in high 
gear to prevent overheating of transmis- 
sion fluid. 

On steep downgrades, downshifting 
from ''HI" to "2" to "1" helps to maintain 
a safe speed and extend brake life. 

Under wet or slippery road conditions, 
shifts to "1*' position should not be made 
above 20 mph. Do not shift or drive in 
"1" position at speeds above 40 mph. For 
prolonged driving above 50 mph , the 
selector must be in the "HI" position. 



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TO OPERATE THE CAR 



PUSHING 

Vehicles Equipped with Automatic or 
Semi-Automatic Transmission 

If your car is equipped with one of these 
transmissions, it cannot be started by 
pushing. Use a booster battery or jumper 
cables from the battery of another car. 



Vehicles Equipped with 
Manual Transmission 

If your engine cannot be started nor- 
mally, a push from another car will usually 
get you going, providing the battery isn't 
"dead." Since a sudden, forward surge 
often occurs when the engine starts, hav- 
ing your car towed to "start" the engine 
is not advisable. 

Turn the ignition key on, fully depress 
the clutch and shift to high gear. Hold 
the accelerator pedal about half way 
down. When car speed reaches 10 MPH, 
slowly release the clutch pedal to start the 
engine. 



TOWING (Vehicle Inoperative) 

Make sure the parking brakes are re- 
leased and the transmission gears are in 
neutral. It is important to know that the 
transmission and rear axle are in proper 
working order before pushing or towing. 
To move a car with an inoperative axle, 
it is necessary to raise the rear wheels. If 
the transmission is inoperative, the drive- 
shaft must be removed or the rear wheels 
raised, whichever is more convenient. 

NOTE: If steering column and trans- 
mission are locked and ignition key is not 
available, lift vehicle from rear with 
wheels locked straight. If wheels are 
locked in a turned position, they MUST 
BE SUPPORTED with a DOLLY suitable 
for towing. 

If the car being towed has an automatic 
or semi-automatic transmission and is 
moving with the rear wheels on the 
ground, do not exceed 30 MPH, or a dis- 
tance of 15 miles. If this is not possible 
it is advisable to tow the car with the rear 
wheels raised off the ground or with the 
driveshaft disconnected from the rear axle. 



EMERGENCY STARTING 

Use of Battery Booster and 
Jumper Cables 

To start a car with a "run-down" bat- 
tery, hook the jumper cables to the 
booster battery first. Be sure to connect 
the positive (+) terminals of the batteries 
through one cable and the negative ter- 
minals through the other. Any other pro- 
cedure will damage the charging system 
and could result in personal injury caused 
by electrolyte squirting out of the vents. 




Keep fire away from the top of open 
battery cells. Combustible gas is always 
present. 



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TO OPERATE THE CAR 



TIPS FOR COLD WEATHER 
OPERATION 

Freezing cold affects automobiles much 
as it affects people, they need protection 
from the weather. Normally your car will 
run as easily in winter as in milder 
weather. But when extremely frigid days 
occur, you can avoid virtually all difficul- 
ties by these simple steps: 

Watch Your Battery 

Keep battery fluid level at the ring in 
the bottom of the filler well. 

Batteries produce less power when very 
cold and are easily drained by winter cold 
starting and extra use of lights. Therefore, 
have the battery charge checked if the en- 
gine turns over slowly when starting or if 
lights are dim. Partially discharged bat- 
teries may freeze in extremely cold tem- 
peratures. 



Shelter the Car 

In freezing temperatures, protect your 
car from the wind. Moving air speeds up 
the rate of temperature change; thus car 
will cool off more quickly than normal. 
Any shelter will help; even an unheated 
garage or a carport. 



Warm Up Thoroughly 

Start the engine as described on page 
14. Then let it run for a few minutes, to 
give the engine and transmission lubri- 
cants time to circulate to all moving parts. 
When you drive away, take it easy at first 
because the lubricants in the transmission 
and axle are cold too and need time to 
circulate. 



Check Anti-Freeze 

Your new car has anti-freeze protection 
to — 20° F.,* unless there has been a loss 
of coolant through leakage, overheating, 
or similar mishap. If the radiator level 
is low, add Ford Permanent Anti-Freeze 
and Coolant with water as recommended 
on page 32. 

* -35°F. Canadian Delivery. 

Keep Car Clean 

Wash the body frequently in winter to 
remove road salt and dirt. Protect door 
locks from possible entry of water by ap- 
plying Ford Lock Lubricant. If a lock 
freezes, heat the key with a match, and 
thaw out the lock with the heated key. 



19 



TIPS FOR DRIVING ON SAND, 
SNOW OR ICE 

A heavy snowfall creates two kinds of 
driving problems, and it is helpful to con- 
sider each kind separately. Deep soft 
snow resists forward motion in a manner 
similar to loose sand. Hard, packed snow 
causes the wheels to lose traction on the 
icy surface. In mud, both momentum and 
traction may be lost. 

When wheels are bogged down in soft 
material, use second gear (2) with auto- 
matic or semi-automatic transmissions to 
supply the necessary torque. Try to crawl 
forward slowly but evenly. Should resist- 
ance increase to the point where the car 
begins to stall, shift to low gear (1) with 
automatic or semi-automatic transmis- 
sions. Reverse gear, which is still lower, 
may also be used in this situation for 
backing out. 

If the wheels spin, a different technique 
is required. With a standard transmission, 
start in second then shift to high. With 
automatic or semi-automatic transmis- 
sions, start the car in (2) and then shift 
to (D) or HI. Backing up may be difficult 

20 



TO OPERATE THE CAR 

so concentrate on keeping the car moving 
forward. 

"Rocking" the car works like a pendu- 
lum, to swing the car off a particular slip- 
pery spot. Shift rhythmically between 
reverse and first gear while keeping a 
gentle pressure on the accelerator. With 
automatic or semi-automatic transmis- 
sions shift between reverse and (1). 

If you are still stuck after a minute or 
two of rocking, have the car pulled out to 
avoid overheating and possible damage to 
the transmission. 

CAUTION: Avoid overspeeding the en- 
gine and/or excessively spinning the rear 
wheels. 

For temporarily increasing tire grip on 
ice or snow, we recommend spraying the 
rear tire treads with Ford Liquid Tire 
Chain. This fluid is available in small 
aerosol cans. 

Or try putting something under the 
wheels to roughen the slippery surface: 
dry dirt or leaves; torn newspapers; etc. 
Snow tires or skid chains help avoid get- 
ting stuck in soft materials, but may still 
spin on ice. 




TO OPERATE THE CAR 



FOR BEST ECONOMY 

1. Start Gradually, Accelerate Slowly 

"Jack-rabbit" starts and sudden bursts 
of speed are the main cause of excessive 
fuel consumption in ordinary driving. By 
accelerating more slowly, you'll need less 
power and gasoline to move the car the 
same distance. 

2. Drive at Moderate Speeds 

Your car's best economy is at speeds 
between 35 and 60 mph. The faster you 
drive your car, the greater your fuel costs. 

3. Drive at Steady Speeds 

Wherever possible, vary your car speed 
as little as possible. The driver who jiggles 
the accelerator pedal, moving the car in 
little bursts and pauses, is simply wasting 
gasoline. 



4. Avoid Hard Braking 

Each brake application means the loss 
of much energy created to get your car up 
to speed. You'll save gas if, instead of 
rushing up to a red traffic light or stop 
sign, you simply let up the accelerator 
pedal so that the car does most of the 
slowing down itself. 

5. Shut Off Ignition when Parked 

An idling engine uses a richer mixture 
to prevent stalling. Thus, whenever the 
car is parked, shut off the engine to con- 
serve fuel. 

6. Tire Pressures 

Keep tires up to recommended pres- 
sures. Correct pressure will improve econ- 
omy - especially when carrying heavy 
loads. 



7. Cooling System 

The 185 -195 -degree thermostats in- 
stalled in your car at the factory usually 
provide better fuel economy than 160- 
degree thermostats. 

8. Choke 

Your car has an automatic choke that 
is preset at the factory. Have it adjusted 
to the leanest setting that will give you 
reliable starting in existing climatic con- 
ditions. 

9. Keep your Car in Condition 

Have your authorized dealer regularly 
perform the Ford maintenance operations 
called for on the Maintenance Schedules 
in this book. 



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TO OPERATE THE CAR 



TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS 
General 

Most operating troubles that might be 
encountered with a new or well main- 
tained car will be of a minor nature. For 
instance: 

Loose battery connections are more 
likely than battery failure. 

A loose ignition wire is more likely 
than distributor, coil, or ignition system 
failure. 

No fuel in the tank or foreign material 
in the fuel tank or line is more likely 
than fuel pump or carburetor failure. 

In many cases, car operating troubles 
are coupled with other factors such as cli- 
matic conditions, road conditions, change 
of fueling source, or change of drivers. 

Whenever car performance seems less 
than normal, it is best to consult with your 
Ford dealer at the first symptom, rather 
than wait until a serious problem de- 
velops. One of the aims of Ford regular 
maintenance is to help you prevent car 
troubles. 



22 



If Engine Won't Crank: 

1. Check the automatic or semi-automatic 
transmission Selector lever position. 
The starter will operate only when the 
lever is at N or P. Apply the brakes and 
try moving the lever slightly right or 
left of the "N" position. 

2. Switch on the headlights. If the lights 
go out ^ when the key is turned to 
"Start," the battery connections may 
be loose or the battery discharged. 

3. Another indication of loose battery con- 
nections or low battery condition is a 
stuttering noise from the engine com- 
partment when the ignition switch is 
turned to start. Check the cable con- 
nections to the starter motor, solenoid 
and battery. 

4. Try operating the starter switch several 
times. Should the switch be corroded, 
this operation may clean the contacts 
or make the switch temporarily opera- 
ble until you can reach your author- 
ized dealer. 

5. If all the electrical connections are 
tight and you need assistance to start, 



read the instructions on Page 18 under 
Pushing and Towing and Booster Bat- 
tery. 

If Engine Cranks but Won't Start, 
Check: 

1. Fuel gauge. You may be out of gas. If 
the gauge shows that there's fuel in 
the tank, the trouble may be in either 
the ignition system or the fuel system. 

2. Ignition System. To check for trouble 
in the ignition system, remove the wire 
from one of the spark plugs. Grasp the 
moulded cap of the wire only, twist it 
and pull it off the spark plug. Insert a 
short piece of bare wire or other metal 
object in the terminal of the wire. Then 
hold the wire insulation with insulated 
pliers or a dry cloth so that the bare 
wire is about 3/16 inch from the engine 
block, and crank the engine (with igni- 
tion switch on) for a least 3 seconds 
If there's no spark, the trouble may be 
in the distributor or coil. If you see 
a spark, check the fuel system for 
trouble. 






3. Check the choke. Remove the carbu- 
retor air cleaner and check the carbu- 
retor choke plate. If the choke plate is 
closed, hold the accelerator linkage to 
open the throttle plates part way, and 
actuate the choke linkage to locate any 
binding condition. 

If Engine Runs Hot 

The following items could cause an en- 
gine to overheat: 

• Lack of coolant 

• Late ignition timing 

• Loose fan belt 

• Dirty cooling system 

• Prolonged idling 

• Driving car with a frozen coolant 

• Sticking thermostat 

• Overloading the car or pulling heavy 
trailers during hot weather 

Engine Noise 

It is normal for the oil to leak down 
from some of the hydraulic tappets in 
your engine during extended shut-down 
periods (overnight). As a result, these 
tappets may clatter for a few seconds after 
the engine starts until oil pressure builds 
up. This momentary start-up noise is nor- 



TO OPERATE THE CAR 

mal and is not detrimental to engine 
operation. 

If Brakes Do Not Grip Well 

1. To dry wet brakes, gently apply the 
brakes several times as the car is mov- 
ing slowly. 

2. Let the brakes cool if you have been 
using them abnormally, as in mountain 
driving or after several fast, high-speed 
stops. 

3. Check the Brake System Warning 
Light for indication of hydraulic sys- 
tem leak. 

4. See page 7 for adjustment instructions. 

If Car Steers Hard 

This can be caused by low air pressure 
in the tires, by misalignment of the front 
wheels, or low fluid level in steering 
assembly. 

If Steering Wanders or Pulls 

This condition can be caused by . . . 

• Soft tire (s) on any wheel (s) 

• Wheels out of line, or balance 

• Steering gear preload needs adjusting 



• Car overloaded or unevenly loaded 

• High cross-winds 

• High crown in center of road 

If Fuses Burn Out 

Burned out fuses usually indicate an 
electrical short-circuit. Insert a second 
fuse. If this fuse immediately burns out, 
and you cannot locate the cause, return 
your car to your authorized dealer for a 
circuit check. Fuse locations and sizes are 
shown on page 62. 

If Lamp Bulbs Burn Out 

Repeated lamp burn- out usually indi- 
cates a loose connection, either at the 
lamp socket or the system ground. If ex- 
amination does not indicate the cause of 
the trouble, return your car to your 
authorized dealer for inspection. Bulb 
specifications are on page 63. 

If Headlamps Flash Off and On 

If headlights flash off and on at regular 
intervals, the system circuit breaker is 
operating, indicating a short-circuit or 
over-load. Take your car to your author- 
ized dealer for a circuit check. 

23 



COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES 



THE REAL VALUE OF OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT 

Ford-built cars offer a wider selection of comfort and con- 
venience equipment than ever before. The investment you made 
in the factory -installed options — air conditioning, radio, or what- 
ever — has customized your car to your personal requirements, 
and made it more valuable when trade-in time comes. 

The following pages show how to operate and control the 
MagicAire heater and defroster, SelectAire air conditioner, and 
radio as well as many other features for your enjoyment. 

If you find that some detail of optional equipment was over- 
looked when you ordered your new car, your Ford or Ford of 
Canada dealer can add almost anything you desire. He stocks 
many comfort and convenience items to further enhance the joy 
of modern motoring. 

Keep your new Ford-built car all Ford with genuine Ford 
accessories — they're made right, to fit right and to last longer. 



YOUR DEALER CAN INSTALL 
THESE ACCESSORIES: 



Air Conditioner 

Air Horns 

Bumper Guards 

Child's Safety Seat 

Cigar Lighter 

Deck Mounted Luggage Rack 

Door Edge Guards 

Electric Luggage 

Compartment Door Release 
Floor Mats 
Locking Gas Cap 
Mirrors, Remote and 

Manual, Trailer Towing 



Power Steering 
Rear Seat Speaker 
Radio-AM & AM-FM 
Rear Window Defogger 
Simulated Vinyl Roof 
Snow Tires 
Spotlamps 
Tachometer 
Trailer Hitch 
Trailer Wiring Harness 
Vanity Mirror 
Wheel Covers 



24 



COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES 



VENTILATION, MAGICAIRE HEATER AND DEFROSTER 




LEFT AIR 
VENT 

CONTROL 



Pull left air vent control knob to desired 
opening. Open rear quarter windows for 
maximum air flow. 

To open the right air vent, move control 
lever to left. Close the vent by moving 
control lever to the right. For heater oper- 
ation, the right air vent must be closed. 
The right air vent is not available on cars 
equipped with air conditioning. 




RIGHT AIR 

VENT 
CONTROL 



Right Lever @ Controls Air Flow 
For Heating or Defrosting 

1 Heater and defroster off 

2 Position for heating only 

3 Position for heating and defrosting 

4 Position for defrosting only 

Lever (6) Regulates Temperature 

(J) 5 Minimum heat position. 

Set lever ® between © & © to 
obtain desired temperature. 

6 Position for maximum heat 

Lever ® Controls Blower Fan 
Operation 

7 Fan off 

8 Position for minimum fan operation 

9 Position for medium fan operation 
10 Position for maximum fan operation 



25 



COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES 



SELECTAIRE AIR CONDITIONER 
(Optional) 

Lever (g) Selects Cooling, 
Heating or Defrosting 

1 "MAX" — recirculated inside air for 
cooling. 

2 "FRESH" - outside air for cooling. 

3 Complete unit off. 

4 Heated air from instrument panel reg- 
ister and floor duct. 

5 Heated air discharged at floor level 
only. 

6 "FOG" — Air discharged equally thru 
defrost ducts (defog) and floor heat 

ducts (heat). 

7 "ICE" position — Air discharged thru 
defrost ducts onto windshield with 
some air bleed thru floor heat ducts 

(heat). 



Lever (§) Regulates Temperature ® 

8 Position for Maximum cooling - Min- ® 
imum heating. Move lever B down to /a 
increase temperature. ™ 

9 Position for Maximum heating - Min- (ft) 
imum cooling. ^ 

Lever © Controls Blower 
Fan Operation 

10 Fan off (must be on for air condition- 
ing) 

11 Minimum fan operation 

12 Medium fan operation 

13 Maximum fan operation 




26 



COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES 



ASH TRAYS 




J 



S~l 





PRESS DOWN ON TAB 

AND PULL TO REMOVE 

ASH TRAY 



PULL UP 
TO REMOVE 



Front 



Rear (Optional) 




AM RADIO (Optional) 
To Set Push Buttons 

Pull out selector button 
Manually dial station desired 
Push in selector button all the way 

AM Radio Controls 

© Tone Control 

© Dial Pointer 

© Manual Tuning 

© Selector Button 

© On, Off, and Volume Switch 



27 



DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



Make sure your car is ready to go whenever you need it. There 
are some things that you can do, or have done to be sure that your 
car is well cared for. 

• Keep the gas tank filled. A full tank reduces the possibility of 
condensation forming in the tank and moisture entering the 
fuel lines. 

• Under the hood, make frequent checks of the motor oil. The 
name "Ford" on the label of the motor oil and anti -freeze will 
assure you of the highest quality for long-lasting performance- 
keeping operation. 

• A new Autolite oil filter at each oil change is one of the best 
investments you can make. 

• Check the battery fluid level often, especially if your car is 
being driven in a warm, dry climate. 

• Check the windshield washer reservoir fluid level. If the fluid 



level is low, add water with the recommended proportion of 
Ford Windshield Washer Solution. 

• Visually inspect the tires daily and have the air pressure 
checked regularly. Tire pressure lower than recommended will 
reduce tire life, and pressure higher than recommended will 
tend to magnify, rather than absorb, road shocks. Remember 
that tire pressure will usually increase after long driving 
periods at high speeds or operation with heavy loads. Do not 
bleed air out of an extremely warm tire to adjust the pressure. 
Maintaining the correct tire pressures for the load and speed 
at which you drive is one of the most effective steps you can 
take for safety of yourself and your passengers. See pages 33 
and 34 for tire care tips. 

Whenever your car requires maintenance of any kind, your 
authorized dealer has skilled technicians who will do an expert 
job of keeping your car in its prime condition — and at a reason- 
able cost. 

The following pages will tell you of the fuel, motor oil and 
coolant recommendations as well as tire care. 



28 



DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



OPENING THE HOOD 




PRESS UP ON HOOD RELEASE 
LEVER AND RAISE HOOD 




WINDSHIELD WASHER 
RESERVOIR 




DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



USE THE RIGHT FUEL 

Generally, the grades of fuel recom- 
mended will provide satisfactory engine 
performance. However, if "pinging" or 
spark "knock" occurs and cannot be cor- 
rected by spark timing or other engine 
adjustments, change to the next higher 
grade of fuel. 

If you plan to drive your car outside the 
United States or Canada ask your travel 
agent or auto club about the quality of 
gasoline available in the area you expect 
to visit. 



Engine 


Recom- 
mended 
Grade 
of Fuel 


Factory 

Adjusted 

Fuel Octane 

Requirements 


170-200 
C.I.D.-6 


Regular 


At least 
94 Octane* 



* Octane as rated by the Research Method. 



USE THE RIGHT MOTOR OIL 

Oil Quality 

In order to properly protect your en- 
gine, as well as realize the dollar savings 
that are inherent in the Ford 6000 Mile— 
6 months service cycle, you should use 
only motor oils meeting Ford Specifica- 
tion 101-B. Oils meeting the 101B per- 
formance specification have been formu- 
lated to keep the new anti-smog emission 
control systems at peak efficiency. These 
oils also contain additives which inhibit 
the formation of corrosive acids generated 
in all gasoline burning engines. 

Oil Viscosity 

When you change or add oil, you should 
select oil with the proper specifications 
and with the viscosity selected from the 
table below, which most closely matches 
the temperature range you expect to en- 
counter for the next 6 months of 6000 
miles. 



MULTI-VISCOSITY OILS 




When Outside 

Temperature Is 

Consistently 


Use SAE 
Viscosity 
Number 


Below +32° F. 

-10° F. to +90° F. 
+32° to above +90° F. 


5W-30 

S 10W-30 

1 10W-40 

20W-40 




SINGLE VISCOSITY OILS 


When Outside 

Temperature Is 

Consistently 


Use SAE 
Viscosity 
Number 


-=-10° F. to +10° F. 
+10° F. to +32° F. 
+32° F. to +90° F. 
Above 90° F. 


10W 

20W-20 

30 

40 



30 



DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



CHECK OIL LEVEL FREQUENTLY 

The oil level should be maintained be- 
tween SAFE marks. If level is at or below 
ADD 1 mark, add 1 quart. Add 2 quarts 
when level is at or below ADD 2 mark. 




Adding Oil Between Changes 

It is normal to add some oil between 
6000 mile oil changes. The amount added 
will vary with severity of operation 

CHANGING MOTOR OIL 
AND FILTER 

Motor oil and oil filter must be changed 
regularly every 6 months or 6000 miles, 



whichever comes first. If you use the rec- 
ommended motor oils and filters, you do 
not need to change more frequently under 
normal driving conditions.* No break-in 
drain is required. See "specifications" sec- 
tion of this book for the crankcase ca- 
pacity of your engine. 

* Canadian owners should refer to the 
"Ford Total Maintenance Guide" for in- 
struction about operation in their climate. 



Autolite 



Use the Right Oil Filter 

Proper oil filtration is 
just as essential as use of 
good motor oil. The two- 
stage filtering action of the 
Autolite oil filter has been 
shown by tests to be more 
effective than ordinary fil- 
ters. Use only an Autolite 
6,000 mile oil filter or one of equal quality 




6000 MILE 
OIL FILTER 



which meets Ford Motor Company spe- 
cifications (page 66). 

USE THE RIGHT AUTOMATIC 
TRANSMISSION FLUID 

For satisfactory operation of your auto- 
matic transmission, proper lubrication, 
and correct viscosity under all weather 
conditions, it is important to use only 
automatic transmission fluids meeting 
Ford Specification M2C33F (type F). 
Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid 
meets all these requirements. 

AVOID MIXING LUBRICANTS 

In some cases, different brands of lubri- 
cants are not compatible with each other 
and deteriorate when mixed. It is best to 
stick with one brand at successive main- 
tenance intervals. You can be sure that 
Ford brand lubricants are compatible 
with those used at the factory. 



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DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



ENGINE COOLANT 

The cooling system is filled with "Ford 
Permanent Anti-freeze and Coolant" and 
water to prevent corrosion and to provide 
protection against freezing (approximate- 
ly -20° F.) * and boiling. This protection 
is good for 2 years if the recommended 
anti-freeze and water mixture is main- 
tained at the proper radiator level. 

You should keep the freeze protection 
at an adequate level for the temperatures 
which may occur in the area in which 
your car will be operated. We strongly 
recommend that the freeze protection 
level be maintained at least to 0° F. to 
provide adequate corrosion and boiling 
protection. 

• Check the coolant level at least once a 
month, when the engine is cool. If cool- 
ant has to be added oftener than 
monthly, or if more than a quart is 
added each time, have your Ford dealer 
check the cooling system. 



-35° F. for Canadian delivery. 



CAUTION: Avoid injury when checking a 
hot engine. Muffle the radiator cap in a 
thick cloth and turn it slowly counter- 
clockwise only until the pressure starts to 
escape. After the pressure has completely 
dissipated, finish removing the cap. 

• When adding coolant, we recommend 
adding a mixture of "Ford Permanent 
Anti-freeze and Coolant" and water. To 
avoid possible chemical damage to the 
cooling system, do not mix different 
brands of anti-freeze nor use other than 
a permanent anti-freeze meeting Ford 
specification M97B18-C. 

• Tap water may be used in the coolant 
mixture except where it is known to be 
very hard or to have a high alkaline 
content. 

• Check your anti-freeze protection level 
at least once a year at the beginning of 
the winter season and before traveling 
to a colder climate. 

• "Ford Permanent Anti-freeze and Cool- 
ant" may be added undiluted if anti- 
freeze protection below —20° F. is 
required. Refer to the coolant mixture 
charts on the container. 



BATTERY GARE 

• Keep fire away from the top of open 
battery cells. Combustible gas is always 
present. 

• Corrosion can be removed from the 
cable and terminals with a solution of 
baking soda or ammonia and water. 
After cleaning, flush the top of the bat- 
tery with clean water, and coat the 
parts with grease to retard corrosion. 

• About once a month (more often during 
hot dry weather) have the fluid level 
in battery cells checked. The level 
should be at the ring in the bottom of 
the filler well. 

• Ordinary tap water can be used except 
in areas where water is known to be 
hard or to have a high mineral or alkali 
content— use distilled water in these 
areas. 

• In cold weather have the battery state 
of charge checked every few weeks. If 
low (1.230 specific gravity), a light 
charge will prevent hard starting. If 
water is added during freezing weather, 
drive for several miles afterwards to 
mix the water and battery electrolyte. 



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DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



TIRES AND TIRE CARE 

Original Equipment Tires 

The tires for your new car were selected 
to provide the best combination of reli- 
ability, traction, weight-carrying ability, 
stability at high speeds, tread life, and 
riding comfort. To obtain this balance of 
performance and for your safety, it is 
essential that you always maintain infla- 
tion pressures and stay within the load 
limits and weight distribution recom- 
mended for your car. 

Tire Inflation Pressures and 
Load Limits 

Refer to the tire chart, incorporated 
here by reference, on the rear face of the 
right front door for inflation pressures and 
load limits of standard and approved op- 
tional tires for speeds at and below 75 
mph. 



Each tire has its size and maximum 
inflation pressure molded on the outer 
side- wall. Increasing pressures (up to 
maximum permissible pressures) can im- 
prove fuel economy but will decrease rid- 
ing comfort and, possibly, tread wear. 

To Figure Your Load 

Add the actual weights of the driver, 
passengers, and luggage (both inside and 
on a luggage rack) and tongue load if a 
trailer is to be towed (see Trailer Tow- 
ing). This total must never exceed the 
Full Rated (Maximum) load shown in 
the chart. Within this limit, up to 100 lbs. 
of extra baggage may be carried in place 
of each passenger NOT carried in the rear 
seat. Never exceed 300 lbs. in the front 
seat. If you add equipment to your car 
after delivery, include its weight in figur- 
ing your load. 



High Speed Driving 

If you drive at sustained speeds (one 
hour or more) between 75 and 90 mph, 
increase the cold inflation pressure shown 
on the chart by 4 psi, but do not exceed 
the maximum tire inflation pressure 
shown on the tires. If tire pressures can- 
not be adjusted within these limits, do 
not drive over 75 mph. 

Sustained speeds over 90 mph require 
using special, high-speed-capability tires. 

Use of Snow Tires 

Snow tires require a 4 psi (cold) in- 
crease in the rear tire pressures (only) 
shown on the tire chart. Do not exceed 
the maximum inflation pressure shown on 
the tires. If the increased pressure would 
exceed the maximum, use snow tires 
rated ''Load Range D" (40 psi maxi- 
mum). See "Trailer Towing" and High 
Speed Driving" for pressure adjustments 
recommended for these conditions. 



FOB RELIABLE VEHICLE CONTROL ALWAYS MAINTAIN THE SPECIFIED 
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRONT AND REAR TIRE PRESSURES 



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DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



TIRES AND TIRE CARE (Continued) 

Trailer Towing 

ALL MODELS - For the tires listed 
on the tire chart, trailer tongue loads up 
to 125* lbs. are permissible,** providing 
the rear tire pressure is increased by 4 
psi over that shown on the tire chart. Do 
not exceed the maximum pressure shown 
on tire sidewall. 
♦See a reliable trailer dealer for special 

equipment required with heavier tongue 

loads. 

** Vehicle speed must not exceed 75 
mph. 

Tire Care 

Check tire pressures frequently. The 
"cold" pressure (after car has been parked 
one hour) should be as specified on the 
tire chart or for the special conditions 
shown above. It is normal for a "warm" 
tire to exceed the specified "cold" pres- 
sure. Do not let air out of "warm" tires to 
adjust pressure. Inspect tires frequently 
for cuts, bruises, or sharp objects em- 
bedded in the tread. 

34 



Tire Replacement 

When a tread wear indicator appears as 
a solid band across the tread, it means 
that the tire should be replaced. 



TREAD WEAR 




When replacing full sets of tires, install 
only the recommended standard or op- 
tional size tires specified for your vehicle 
in the tire chart. Undersized tires may be 
incapable of withstanding vehicle loads, 
while oversized tires may adversely affect 
the riding, handling, and durability of 
your car. Be sure all tires are of the same 
size, type and load range. 

Do not mix radial ply or belted tires 
with conventional type. 

Tires larger or smaller than original 
equipment may affect the accuracy of the 
speedometer. Consult your authorized 
dealer about the need to change speedom- 
eter drive gears. 

When replacing less than a full set of 
tires, be sure ALL replacement tires are 
the same size, type, load carrying capacity 
(indicated in lbs. on the tire sidewall), 
and load range as the other tires on the 
car. 

Load Range — The term "Load Range" 
indicates load carrying range, regardless 
of the number of layers of fabric, at the 
maximum inflation pressure permitted for 
that tire under the Federal Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standards. 



DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



CAR JACKING INSTRUCTIONS 




DO NOT LIFT THE CAR BY THE FRONT OR REAR BUMPERS 



Wheel Changing 

1. Pry off hub cap with finger on end of 
jacking wrench. 

2. Using the j acking wrench, loosen the 
wheel nuts about one half turn. 

3. Set parking brake and block wheel di- 
agonally opposite wheel to be changed. 
With automatic or semi-automatic 



transmission, place selector lever in 
M P" position. With manual transmis- 
sion place the shift lever in LOW or 
REVERSE. 
4. Position jack under the car as shown 
above. Be sure that indentation in the 
jack load rest (A) contacts the side rail 
at the slotted points. 



5. Raise the car (B) until the tire clears 
the ground. To complete full turn of 
the jack wrench, position handle hori- 
zontally as it nears ground. 

6. Remove the wheel nuts and wheel, 
place spare wheel on studs and install 
all wheel nuts. Tighten wheel nuts al- 
ternately (C) and evenly. 

7. Lower car (B) until the tire just 
touches ground and securely tighten 
lug nuts in same sequence (C). 

8. Lower the car fully, replace hub cap 
and stow tire, jack and handle. 




Stowing the Jack and Spare Wheel 

Car jacking and spare tire stowage are 
given on the label on the inside of the 
trunk deck lid. ■ . 

To eliminate the possibility of the jack 
and spare wheel rattling, stow them prop- 
erly, as shown. 

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DAY-TO-DAY CARE 



CLEANING THE CAR 

The quality and craftsmanship of your 
Ford-built car makes the factory-fresh 
beauty easy to maintain. Regular care of 
the exterior paint and metal finishes and 
the inside trim will keep them looking like 
new, 

• Wash your car often and thoroughly 
with warm or cold water. If the car is 
very dirty, wash it with Ford Liquid 
Car Wash. Do not wipe painted sur- 
faces with a dry cloth because this could 
produce scratches. 

• The super enamel finish of your car 
will never need waxing under most nor- 
mal driving conditions. However, dam- 
age to the finish may result if you drive 
frequently where tree sap, fly ash or 
salt deposits can cling to the painted 
surface. Ford Custom Silicone Glass 

36 




will help prevent this damaging effect 
by forming an invisible film over your 
entire car. 

CAUTION: Do not clean seat or shoulder 
belts with carbon tetrachloride, naphtha, 
etc. Also bleaching or redyeing the webbing 
is not recommended because of possible 



loss of webbing strength. To clean webbing, 
wash with any commercial soap, mild de- 
tergent or Ford "Triple Clean." 

• The metal trim on your car needs no 
special care. Ford Chrome Cleaner can 
be used to remove road tar or salt ac- 
cumulations. Do not scour aluminum 
or chrome finished parts with steel wool 
or polish them with products containing 
abrasives. 

• Dust and loose dirt should be removed 
from the upholstery, trim and floor cov- 
ering frequently, using a whisk broom 
or Ford Auto Vacuum. Vinyl plastic 
surfaces can be wiped clean with a 
damp cloth. Use Ford Triple Clean or 
All-Purpose Cleaner concentrate for 
cleaning nylon upholstery and nylon- 
rayon carpeting. 



MAINTENANCE 



TO REDUCE INCONVENIENCE AND OPERATING COST the 

Maverick has been designed to eliminate many of the minor items 
of maintenance formerly required and to extend the intervals at 
which others are required. 

FOR THIS REASON IT IS IMPORTANT that the remaining items 
be performed regularly at 6000 mile or 6 month intervals as rec- 
ommended on pages 38 and 39. Also - - 

OBSERVE THE DAY TO DAY CARE RECOMMENDATIONS ON 
PAGES 28 to 36. And - - 

WATCH FOR THE SYMPTOMS which indicate that Non Sched- 
uled Maintenance items described on page 40 are needed. Prompt 
adjustment of such items will pay off in improved performance, 
durability, and personal satisfaction. 

TO PERFORM THESE ADJUSTMENTS AND LUBRICATIONS, 
more than 6800 Ford or Ford of Canada authorized dealers are 
ready to serve you wherever you drive in the U.S. or Canada. 
They employ factory -trained technicians who specialize in know- 
ing all about Ford-built cars rather than a little about all makes. 
Over 26,000 of these technicians are trained each year through 
Ford's 46 service schools. They also have the advantage of Ford 
and Autolite parts and lubricants which you know meet the same 
exacting specifications as those used to build your car originally. 



And they have Ford- developed tools and equipment designed to 
help do the job quickly and right the first time. 

MOST OF THESE ADJUSTMENTS ARE SIMPLE enough that 
you can do them yourself if you have a reasonable amount of 
mechanical ability. The instructions on pages 43 to 61 will help. 
More complete information on maintenance operations is avail- 
able in the 1970 Ford Car Shop Manual (See Coupon, page 68). 
You can purchase the Ford parts and lubricants you need through 
your dealers parts department. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE 

An Ownercard containing pertinent vehicle data is in your 
vehicle. This Owner's Manual, your "Warranty Facts Booklet" 
and the Ownercard should be retained in your vehicle. You should 
present the Ownercard to your authorized dealer when requesting 
Warranty or Maintenance services or repairs. It will help him 
to expedite diagnosis and to write up your service instructions 
quickly and accurately. 

When you take your car in for maintenance, you'll find that the 
dealer has streamlined procedures to minimize delay. At this time, 
you will be informed of the actual cost of the maintenance service 
as well as any additional work you have requested. 



37 



SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SERVICES 



MAINTENANCE 



MAINTENANCE OPERATION 


SERVICE INTERVAL 


Number of months or thousands of miles, whichever comes first 


6 

/ 

42 
/ 
78 


12 

/ 

48 
/ 
84 


18 
/ 

54 
/ 
90 


24 
L 

/ 

96 


30 

/ 

66 
/ 
102 


36 
/ 

72 
/ 
108 


Change Ford 6000 Mile Motor Oil and Oil Filter® 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Check transmission oil level ® 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Check rear axle fluid level ® 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Check brake master cylinder fluid level ® 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Clean crankcase oil filler breather cap © 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Lube front suspension ball joints 












X 


Lube steering arm stops 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Lube all body lock cylinders 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Lube body hinges and door checks 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Lube hood hinges, latch and auxiliary catch 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



MAINTENANCE OPERATION 



Number of months or thousands of miles, whichever comes first 



Replace fuel system filter & check for leaks 



Replace carburetor air cleaner filter 



Replace Fuel Evaporative Emission Control Valve 
(Vehicles built for Calif, registration only)® 



SERVICE INTERVAL 



36 
/ 
72 

108 



®More frequent service intervals will be required if the vehicle is operated in extremely dusty 
or low temperature areas or for extended periods of idling, trailer towing or short runs which 
prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature. 

®Add fluid if required, additional cost. 

©Replace carbon canister if damaged by crushing, contamination from oils or water flooding. 



YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE MAINTENANCE SERVICES 



38 



MAINTENANCE 



SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SERVICES 



MAINTENANCE OPERATION 


SERVICE INTERVAL 


Number of months or thousands of miles, whichever comes first 


6 

42 
/ 
78 


12 

48 
/ 
84 


18 

/ 
54 

/ 

90 


24 

1 

60 

96 


30 
66 
102 


36 

72 

/ 
108 


Clean crankcase emission system hoses, tubes, fittings, carburetor 
spacer, oil separator assembly, and replace as necessary. Replace 
Emission Control Valve 




X 




X 




X 


Check and adjust carburetor— idle speed, fuel mixture 




X 




X 




X 


Clean choke external linkage 




X 




X 




X 


Check and adjust distributor points- replace as required 




X 




X 




X 


Check and adjust ignition timing— initial timing, mechanical 
and vacuum advances, and vacuum retard (if so equipped) 




X 




X 




X 


Inspect ignition wiring (secondary) for proper installation and 
good condition 




X 




X 




X 
X 


Inspect, clean, adjust and test spark plugs- replace as required 




X 




X 




Check drive belts for tension and wear. Adjust or replace as required 




X 




X 




X 



MAINTENANCE OPERATION 


SERVICE INTERVAL 




Number of months or thousands of miles, whichever comes first 


6 

42 
78 


12 
/ 
48 

84 


18 

I 

54 

90 


24 

60 
t 
96 


30 

/ 
66 

/ 
102 


36 
/ 

72 
/ 
108 


Inspect cooling system hoses for deterioration, leaks and loose 
hose clamps. Repair and /or replace as required 




X 




X 




X 


Drain and flush cooling system. Replace coolant© 


EVERY 24 MONTHS 


Clean and repack front wheel bearings 










X 




Check brake lines and lining 










X 




Adjust automatic and semi-automatic transmission 
front and rear bands 


AT 12,000 MILES ONLY 


Adjust automatic transmission front and rear bands (when used in 
severe service) 


© 
X 




X 






X 


Check clutch pedal free play-Adjust linkage if required 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



©The cooling system should be inspected each 12000 miles or 12 months, if the coolant is dirty 
or rusty in appearance the system should be drained and flushed. The radiator cap should be 
cleaned and the system refilled with the specified solution of Rotunda coolant and water. 



©At first 6000 miles- not at 42,000 or 78,000 miles 

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE MAINTENANCE SERVICES 



39 



MAINTENANCE 



NON-SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE 

The following maintenance operations are not required at definite 
mileage or time intervals but should be performed as required. 
For efficiency and economy, have your authorized dealer 



check these items when your car's performance indicates the 
necessity. These services are not covered by the warranty and you 
will be charged for them. 



MAINTENANCE OPERATION 


WHEN PERFORMED 


ENGINE 

Check engine coolant level 


At least once a month, or if engine overheats 


TRANSMISSION 

Lubricate automatic and semi-automatic 
transmission shift linkage 


Transmission selector lever does not shift freely. 


Lube manual transmission shift linkage 


Hard shifting effort. 


CHASSIS 

Inspect and rotate wheels and tires 


Tires show uneven wear pattern. 


Check air conditioning system 


At beginning of warm weather season. 


Check front wheel alignment and steering linkage 


Poor ride and handling characteristics— abnormal tire wear. 


Balance wheels 


Check parking brake cable tension and adjust if required 


Excessive control handle travel required to hold. Will not hold car. 


Check headlamp alignment 


Light beam appears too high or too low. 


BODY 

Replace windshield wiper blades 


Blades do not properly clean windshield. 


Check and clean body drain holes and dust valves. 


When improper water drainage from body is suspected. 



40 



• 6,000 Miles or 6 Monthst 

Date___ Mileage_ 

Dealership Name 

Dealership Address 

Signed — 



Dealership Name- 



Dealership Address. 
Signed 



Dealership Name 

Dealership Address- 
Signed . — 



OWNER'S MAINTENANCE RECORD 



• 12,000 Miles or 12 Monthst 

Date Mileage- 



• 18,000 Miles or 18 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 



• 24,000 Miles or 24 Monthst 

Dfltp Mileage- 
Dealership Name — . 



Dealership Address. 
Signed 



• 30,000 Miles or 30 Monthst 

Date_ Mileage- 
Dealership Name 

Dealership Address 

Si gned — ■ 



• 36,000 Miles or 36 Monthst 

Date - Mileage- 
Dealership Name — , 

Dealership Address 

Signed 



• 42,000 Miles or 42 Monthst 

Date__ Mileage- 
Dealership Name 

Dealership Address 

Signed 



• 48,000 Miles or 48 Monthst 

Date. Mileage- 
Dealership Name 

Dealership Address 

Si gned 



• 54,000 Miles or 54 Monthst 

Date -Mileage- 
Dealership Name 



Dealership Address- 
Signed 



t Whichever Comes First 



(continued) 41 



OWNER'S MAINTENANCE RECORD 



• 60,000 Miles or 60 Monthst 

Date. Mileage- 

Dealership Name __ 



Dealership Address. 

Signed 



• 66,000 Miles or 66 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 

Dealership Name . __ 

Dealership Address 

Signed __ 



• 72,000 Miles or 72 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 

Dealership Name_ i. 

Dealership Address 

Signed __ 



• 78,000 Miles or 78 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 

Dealership Name 

Dealership Address _ 

Si gned 



• 84,000 Miles or 84 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 

Dealership Name 



Dealership Address- 
Signed . 



• 90,000 Miles or 90 Monthst 

Date . Mileage. 

Dealership Name. 

Dealership Address 

Signed 



• 96,000 Miles or 96 Monthst 

Date Mileage. 

Dealership Name 

Dealership Address 

Signe d 



42 



• 102,000 Miles or 102 Monthst 

Date .Mileage 

Dealership Name ___ 

Dealership Address 

Signed _ . 



• 108,000 Miles or 108 Monthst 

Date .Mileage 

Dealership Name __ 



Dealership Address. 
Signed 



t Whichever Comes First 



MAINTENANCE 



ENGINE-LEFT SIDE VIE 






SECONDARY 
(SPARK PLUG) 
IGNITION W 



CRANKCASE VENTILATION 
REGULATOR VALVE 



CRANKCAS E 

SYSTEM 



ENGINE-RIGHT SIDE VIEW 



CARBURETOR AIR CLEANER 




EMPERATURE 
ENDING UNIT 



N1TION COIL 



OIL PRESSURE 
ENDING UNIT 



OIL DIP STICK 



CARBURET 



EL PUMP 



OIL FILTER 



DRAIN PLUG 




ALTERNATOR 
MOUNTING BOLT 



43 



MAINTENANCE 



TO CLEAN OR REPLACE 
SPARK PLUGS 

Remove wires from spark plugs only by 
grasping and twisting the moulded cap 
from spark plug insulators. Remove spark 
plugs with a 13/16" spark plug wrench. 

The carbon and residue may be scraped 
from the electrodes. Clean electrodes with 
an ignition file. Inspect spark plugs for 
burned or worn electrodes or cracked in- 
sulators. Replace plugs as required. 

Bend the outer (ground) electrode to 
establish the specified gap. The gap 
should be checked with a round feeler 
gauge. Never attempt to bend the center 
electrode. 

Spark plugs should be tightened to 15- 
20 ft-lbs. A standard y 2 inch drive ratchet 
wrench using moderate pressure should 
produce 15-20 ft-lbs. torque. 

44 



GROUND 
I ELECTRODE 




INSPECT SECONDARY 
IGNITION WIRING 

Inspect secondary (spark plug) wiring 
and molded caps for cracked insulation 
or indications of heat damage. Make cer- 
tain that the boots on distributor cap are 
not cracked. Be sure that spark plug wires 
are fully seated on spark plugs and that 
connections to coil and distributor are 
bottomed in receptacles provided. 



IGNITION BREAKER POINT 
REPLACEMENT 

(A condenser does not normally re- 
quire replacement.) Remove distributor 
cap and rotor. Loosen screw on breaker 
point terminal and disconnect primary 
and condenser wire. Remove two breaker 
point attaching screws. Lift points from 
distributor. 

Wipe the distributor cam clean. Apply 
a light film of distributor cam lubricant 
to distributor cam. Connect primary wire 
and condenser wire to breaker point ter- 
minal. Position breaker points. Install the 
attaching screws. Align and adjust 
breaker points as detailed under Ignition 
Timing breaker point adjustment. Care- 
fully install distributor cap. 

Adjust ignition timing as required. 




BREAKER ^ 

POINTS Vj 



ATTACHING 
SCREWS 



IGNITION TIMING AND BREAKER 
POINT ADJUSTMENT 

Proper setting of ignition timing should 
be done with a timing light while the en- 
gine is operating at idle speed. However, 
the breaker points should be cleaned and 
gapped or replaced first. 

Carefully remove distributor cap and 
rotor. With the transmission selector 
lever in neutral, rotate fan blade until 
breaker arm rubbing block is on high 
point of cam lobe. If there is a metal 



FEELER 
GAUGE 




MAINTENANCE 

build-up on the points, remove it with an 
ignition file. 

With ignition switch OFF and breaker 
arm on high point of cam, insert a feeler 
gauge of specified thickness between the 
points. If points are not set at specified 
gap, loosen the front stationary breaker 
point attaching screw approximately l / 4 
turn, Insert a screwdriver in the breaker 
plate and the slot in the end of stationary 
breaker point. Turn the screwdriver 



SCREWDRIVER 




counterclockwise to widen the gap or 
clockwise to close the gap. Tighten both 
stationary breaker point attaching screws. 
Re-check the gap, making sure that rub- 
bing block is still on high point of cam 
lobe. Replace the rotor and cap. 

Mark the notch on crankshaft pulley 
with chalk or white paint. 

Loosen distributor hold-down bolt. Dis- 
connect the vacuum hoses from the vac- 
uum diaphragm on the distributor. 

Connect timing light per the manu- 
facturer's recommendation. Make sure 
all timing light wires are clear of the fan. 

With the selector lever in Neutral, start 
the engine and allow it to idle (below 700 
rpm) . Direct the timing light so it flashes 
on the timing indicator. Be very careful 
not to contact the fan or belt with the 
light or hand. Rotate the distributor as 
required to bring the notch in the pulley 
opposite the specified mark on the timing 
indicator. Stop the engine and tighten the 
distributor hold-down bolt. Re-check the 
timing and remove the timing light. Stop 
the engine and connect the vacuum hoses 
to the diaphragm. 



45 



MAINTENANCE 



FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT 

Replace filter at specified service inter- 
val or if it becomes clogged or restricted. 

1. Remove air cleaner from carburetor, 

2. Loosen clamps and unscrew fuel filter 
from carburetor 

3. Thread new filter into carburetor and 
tighten. 

4. Install new clamps and hose to filter 
and line. Wipe any excess fuel from 
around manifold area. 

5. Start engine and check for fuel leaks. 

6. Install air cleaner on carburetor. 

AIR CLEANER AND 
FILTER ELEMENT 
Removal 

1. Remove wing bolt retaining air cleaner 
to carburetor. Remove air cleaner. 

2. Remove air cleaner cover and filter 
element from air cleaner body. 

3. Cleaning the filter element is not rec- 
ommended. It should be replaced at 
specified mileage intervals. Clean air 
cleaner body and cover with a damp 
cloth. 



Installation 

1. Install a new filter element in air 
cleaner body, if required. 

2. Install air cleaner cover and retaining 
wing bolt. 

CLEAN CHOKE 
EXTERNAL LINKAGE 

Examine the choke external linkage for 
free operation. If the linkage appears to 
be sticking, or is dirty, clean the linkage 
using a brush and common mineral-spirits 
type cleaning fluid. Operate the choke 
plate manually to make sure that it moves 
freely. Lubricate the choke plate shaft at 
each end and the choke operating link 
with engine oil if necessary. 




AUTOMATIC CHOKE THERMOSTATIC 
HOUSING ADJUSTMENT 

1. Remove air cleaner assembly from 
carburetor. 




SPRING HOUSING MARK 



INDEX MARK 



2. Loosen choke thermostatic spring 
housing clamp retaining screws. 

3. Rotate choke spring housing to the 
position specified on page 64 and tight- 
en clamp retaining screws. 

4. Install air cleaner assembly on car- 
buretor. 



46 



MAINTENANCE 



IDLE SPEED AND FUEL MIXTURE 

Under no circumstances is the idle ad- 
justing limiter or limiter stop on the car- 
buretor to be mutilated or deformed to 
render the limiter inoperative. These parts 
are required by State and Federal Reg- 
ulations. Remove air cleaner. 




Idle Fuel Settings 

1. Engine and underhood temperatures 
must be stabilized (engine at operating 
temperature) before adjustments are 
made. Run engine until choke plate is 
in full-open position. 

2. On vehicles with a manual -shift trans- 
mission, idle setting must be made only 
when transmission is in neutral. 

3. On vehicles with an automatic or semi- 
automatic transmission, idle setting is 
made with transmission selector lever 
in "1" position with the parking brake 
applied. 

4. Turn headlights on high beam to place 
alternator under a load condition, 

5. Adjust idle speed to specification. 

6. Turn idle fuel mixture adjusting screw 
inward to obtain smoothest idle possi- 
ble within range of idle limiter. Install 
air cleaner. 



ANTI-STALL DASHPOT ADJUSTMENT 

The anti-stall dashpot adjustment is 
made with the air cleaner removed from 
carburetor. 




1. With engine idle speed and mixture 
properly adjusted (engine at normal 
operating temperature), loosen anti- 
stall dashpot lock nut. 

2. Hold throttle in closed position and 
depress dashpot plunger with a screw- 
driver blade. Measure clearance be- 
tween throttle lever and plunger tip. 
Turn the anti -stall dashpot in a direc- 
tion to provide specified clearance be- 
tween tip of plunger and throttle lever. 
Tighten locknut to secure adjustment. 

47 



MAINTENANCE 



FUEL EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL VALVE 




The fuel evaporative emission control 
valve is attached to the frame member at 
the left front corner of the fuel tank. 

Removal 

1. Working under the vehicle, discon- 
nect two hoses from the control valve. 

48 



2. Remove two attaching bolts and re- 
move valve from frame members. 

Installation 

1. Position valve to frame member and 
install two attaching bolts. 

2. Connect two hoses to valve assembly. 



CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER 

1. Place a drain pan under left side of 
oil pan and remove drain plug. 

2. Place a drip pan under filter. Turn 
filter counterclockwise with an oil filter 
wrench to loosen it. Turn filter off 
adapter. 

3. Clean gasket surfaces at cylinder block. 

4. Coat the gasket on the new filter with 
engine oil. Thread the filter onto adapt- 
er until gasket contacts sealing sur- 
face; then turn filter an additional y 2 
turn. Do not overtighten filter. Remove 
drip pan. 

5. Remove drain pan. Inspect oit pan 
drain plug gasket for cracks or mutila- 
tion. Replace if necessary. Install oil 
pan drain plug with a 7 / 8 inch- socket 
wrench and torque it to 15-20 ft-lbs. 

6. Fill crankcase to required level with 
proper type and grade of motor oil. 

7. Start engine. Operate engine at fast idle 
and check for oil leakage. 



MAINTENANCE 



COAT GASKET j 
WITH ENGINE 
OIL 




OIL FILLER BREATHER 
CAP CLEANING 

To clean crankease oil filler breather 
cap, disconnect hose from cap. Lift cap 
from valve rocker arm cover. Agitate 
breather cap in mineral spirits to clean 
filter element. Shake cap dry; then, in- 
stall on valve rocker arm cover. Connect 
hose to cap. 

Do not dry with compressed air, since 
air pressure may damage the filter element. 

CLEAN CLOSED CRANKCASE 
VENTILATION SYSTEM COMPONENTS 

Removal 

1. Remove oil filler cap. 

2. Remove air cleaner with duct and valve 
assembly. 

3. Disconnect hose, then pull ventilation 
regulator valve from grommet in rocker 



arm cover. Discard valve assembly 
every 12,000 miles (or 12 months) or 
if test has shown it is not working 
properly. Do not clean this valve. 

Cleaning 

1. Wash crankease filler cap. Shake cap 
dry. Do not dry with compressed air, 
since air pressure may damage the filter 
element. 

2. Clean rubber hoses. Remove all de- 
posits from inside walls of hoses. Re- 
place any hose that is damaged or can- 
not be cleaned satisfactorily. 

3. Clean carburetor spacer connection by 
probing with a flexible wire brush. 



Installation 

1. Install ventilation regulator valve into 
grommet in rocker arm cover. If grom- 
met is loose or damaged, use a new 
grommet. Install hose. 

2. Install carburetor air cleaner. 

3. Install oil filler cap. Connect hose to oil 
filler cap and carburetor air cleaner. 



49 



MAINTENANCE 



DRIVE BELT 

If a drive belt is cracked or frayed, in- 
stall a new belt. Adjust new belt to new 
belt tension specification. If a belt has 
been used 10 minutes or more, adjust belt 
to used belt tension specification. 



Drive Belt Adjustment 

Install belt tension gauge on drive belt 
between fan pulley and alternator. Check 
belt tension following instructions fur- 
nished with gauge. 

If adjustment is necessary, loosen al- 
ternator mounting bolt and adjusting arm 
bolt. Move alternator toward or away 
from engine until correct tension is ob- 
tained. Apply pressure on alternator front 
housing only when moving alternator. Re- 
move tension gauge and tighten alterna- 
tor adjusting arm bolt. Then, tighten al- 
ternator mounting bolt. Install tension 
gauge and recheck belt tension. 




MOUNTING 
BOLT 



INSPECT COOLING SYSTEM 
HOSES AND LINES 

Inspect cooling system hoses for evi- 
dence of cracking, checking or extreme 
weathering. Replace cracked hoses. Check 



for leaking or porous hoses and tighten 
or replace. 

Check all fittings to see that they are 
tight and in good condition. Examine 
hoses at fittings for cuts or weakness. 
Replace any hose in questionable con- 
dition. 

Inspect radiator core and tanks for 
seepage or leaks. 

DRAIN AND REFILL 
COOLING SYSTEM 

Remove radiator cap and open drain 
cock at bottom of radiator. Remove car- 
buretor air cleaner and remove heat stove 
from exhaust manifold. Then, remove 
drain plug from right rear of engine ahead 
of starter. 

To fill cooling system, close radiator 
drain cock and install engine drain plug. 
Add coolant to radiator until the level 
is 1 inch below filler neck. Loosen heater 
hose connection at engine water pump 
until coolant begins to escape. Then, 
tighten heater hose connection. Refer to 
Engine coolant, page 32 , for recommend- 
ed mixture. 



50 



MAINTENANCE 




WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADE REPLACEMENT 

To install new blade, simply slip blade connector over end of wiper arm so that the lock- 



ing 


stud sn 


aps into place. 








PRESS DOWN 








-™ 


\s*r 






^^ '^*S ^k. ARM 






fr^r 


DEPRESS 








TAB 




(o 


f ""^BLADE CONNECTOR 


/pull 

OFF 




TRICO 



To remove a Trico blade, press down on 
arm to unlatch top stud. Depress tab on 
bottom of connector and pull blade con- 
nector from arm. 



BLADE 




CONNECTOR 




*\^r 4 


fc 




PRESS 




ON TA3 


\q) 




s^-s 




PULL 


ANCO 


OFF 





To remove an Anco blade, press inward 
on tab and pull blade connector from arm. 



51 



MAINTENANCE 



BULB REPLACEMENT 
Headlamp Bulb Removal 
and Installation 



RETAINER 
RING 




Remove headlamp trim ring (3 screws). 
Loosen but do not remove three screws 
that hold bulb retainer ring to adjusting 
ring. Rotate retainer ring counterclock- 
wise to disengage ring from screws. Bulb 
can now be pulled forward. Disconnect 
wiring assembly plug and remove bulb. 

Connect new bulb to wiring assembly 
plug and position bulb lugs in adjusting 
ring. Position retainer ring over bulb and 
rotate ring so slots engage the screws. 
Tighten the screws. Install headlamp 
trim ring. 

52 



HEADLAMP ADJUSTMENT 

All headlamp adjustments should be 
made with a half-full tank of gasoline 
plus or minus one gallon. The vehicle 
should be unloaded and the trunk empty 
except for the spare tire and jacking 
equipment with the recommended pres- 
sure in all the tires. Before each adjust- 
ment, bounce the vehicle by pushing 
down on the center of both the front and 
rear bumpers, to level the vehicle. 

Select a level surface and position the 
front lamps of the headlamps 25 feet from 
a wall. Prepare a wall screen and place 
it on the wall directly in front of the 
vehicle. Measure the distance from the 
center of the headlamps to the ground. 
Raise the screen so that the line of ad- 
justment on the screen is the same dis- 
tance from the ground. Turn the head- 
lamps on to low beam, and adjust the 
beams so that the pattern is positioned on 
the screen as shown. 

Adjust the headlamps by means of two 
screws located behind two slots in the 
headlamp trim ring. The horizontal ad- 
justing screw is located at the outside 
center of the trim ring. The vertical ad- 



justing screw is located at the bottom 
center of the trim ring. 

Always bring each beam into final posi- 
tion by turning the adjusting screws clock- 
wise so that the headlights will be held 
against the tension springs when the oper- 
ation is completed. 



LEFT 

HEADLAMP 



RIGHT 

HE A DL AMP 



DI5TANC 
, BETWEE 
HEADLAM 
CENTERS 



N w I 



^F 1 



OF VEHICLE 



-C 



LINE OF ADJUSTMENT AND HORIZONTAL 
£ H E A DL AMPS 

License Plate Lamp 

The bulb can be replaced by removing 
lens. Remove lens retainer (1 screw), and 
remove bulb from socket. 



MAINTENANCE 



Front Parking and 
Turn Signal Lamps 

To replace the bulb, remove two lamp 
body - to - bumper retaining screws and 
lower body from bumper. Remove lens 
from lamp body (2 screws) and remove 
bulb from socket. 




Side Marker Lamp 

To replace bulb, reach under fender 
and disengage bulb socket from lamp 
body. Remove bulb from socket. 



Rear Lamp Assembly 

Each rear lamp body has two bulbs. 
The inner bulb is the back-up lamp 
(white lens). The outer bulb is the tail, 
stop and turn signal lamp (red lens). 

Bulb Removal 

From inside the Luggage Compartment, 

rock the socket from side-to-side while 
pulling it out of lamp body. Press bulb 
inward, turn it counterclockwise and re- 
move it from socket. 




Instrument Cluster Lamp 

Disconnect the battery. From under in- 
strument panel, disconnect speedometer 
cable by pressing on the flat surface of 
plastic connector (quick connect). Pull 
cable away from speedometer. 

From passenger side of instrument 
panel, remove two retaining screws at top 
of cluster, and swing cluster down from 
instrument panel. 

Remove affected bulb(s) from back of 
cluster by turning counterclockwise. In- 
stall new bulb(s) and swing cluster back 
into position. Install two retaining screws 
at top of cluster and connect speedom- 
eter cable. Connect battery cable. 




FLASHER UNITS REPLACEMENT 

The emergency indicator flasher unit 
is clamped in a bracket mounted on the 
instrument panel lower flange behind the 
ash tray. To replace emergency flasher, 
reach under instrument panel and dis- 
connect plug and snap flasher out of 
bracket. 



CLUSTER FEED 




MAINTENANCE 



The turn signal flasher is mounted on 
the instrument panel lower flange to the 
left of the instrument cluster. A mounting 
tab on bottom of flasher unit locks into a 
hole on instrument panel lower flange. 
To replace turn signal flasher, reach 
under instrument panel, disconnect plug, 
and rotate flasher to disengage it from 
mounting hole. To install, lock flasher in 
place by inserting tab in hole and ro- 
tating. 

LUBRICATE QUARTER WINDOW 
AND DOOR WEATHERSTRIPS 

Spray Silicone Lubricant on quarter 
window weatherstrips and door weather- 
strips to eliminate squeaks and prevent 
weatherstrip chafing. Do not use the Sili- 
cone Spray Lubricant in excess of a light 
even coat. 

LUBRICATE SEAT TRACKS 

Lubricate seat track sliding surfaces 
with Polyethylene Spray Grease. Then, 
move seat forward and rearward several 
times to be sure grease is worked in. 



LUBRICATE HINGES 
AND DOOR CHECKS 

Spray Polyethylene Grease sparingly 
on door, hood or deck lid hinge and door 
check pivot points. Then, open and close 
hood, deck lid or door several times to 
spread grease on pivot points. 



LUBRICATE LOCK CYLINDERS 

Apply lock lubricant sparingly through 
key slot. Insert the key and operate lock 
several times to work lubricant in. 



LUBRICATE HOOD LATCH 
AND AUXILIARY CATCH 

Spray polyethylene grease on all pivot 
points and on the striker plate as re- 
quired to eliminate any binding condi- 
tion. Operate the latch and catch mech- 
anisms several times to be sure that the 
lubricant has effectively worked in. 



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MAINTENANCE 



BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER 
FLUID LEVEL CHECK 

Check fluid level by pushing the master 
cylinder cap retainer to one side. Then, 
lift the cap from the master cylinder. The 
rubber diaphragm which seals the master 
cylinder should come off with the cap. 

Fill reservoir to within l / 4 inch of top 
with specified brake fluid. 

Install filler cap, making sure that the 
diaphragm is properly seated and reposi- 
tion the cap retainer. 



CAP RETAINER 




MASTER 
CYLINDER 



PARKING BRAKE 
LINKAGE AJDUSTMENT 

Release the parking brake by pulling 
the brake handle outward and twisting to 
release it. 

EQUALIZER 

LEVER 

ADJUSTING 
NUT 



EQUALIZER 
ROD 




EQUALIZER 



Raise the rear of the vehicle and secure 
it with safety stands. Place the transmis- 
sion in neutral. 

Tighten the adjusting nut against the 
cable equalizer to cause rear wheel brake 
drag. Loosen the adjusting nut sufficiently 
to just fully release the rear brakes then, 
back the adjusting nut off two additional 
(complete) turns. 

Lower the vehicle and verify parking 
brake operation. 




INSPECT FRONT BRAKE LININGS 
AND CLEAN AND PACK 
FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS 

Raise vehicle until tires clear ground 
and secure it with safety stands. Remove 
wheel cover. 

Remove grease cap from hub by in- 
serting screw driver blade under lip of 
grease cap and twisting screwdriver. Re- 
move cotter pin, nut lock, adjusting nut, 
and flat washer from spindle. Remove 
outer bearing cone and roller assembly. 



HUB AND 
BRAKE DRUM 



GREASE 
RETAINER 



GREASE 
CAP 




NUT LOCK ADJUSTING NUT 



MAINTENANCE 

Be sure that all removed parts are placed 
on a clean surface, as dirt or grit will 
damage the bearings. 

Pull wheel and drum off spindle tak- 
ing care to avoid damaging the spindle 
threads. 

If drum will not come off, pry rubber 
plug from brake backing plate. Insert a 
narrow screwdriver through slot and dis- 
engage adjusting lever from adjusting 
screw. While holding adjusting lever 
away from screw, back off adjusting screw 
with brake adjusting tool. Be very care- 
ful not to burr, chip, or damage notches 
on adjusting screw; otherwise self-adjust- 
ing mechanism will not function properly. 

Brush all dust from backing plates and 
interior of brake drums. 

Inspect brake shoes for excessive lining 
wear or shoe damage. If one wheel brake 
assembly is inspected, the condition of 
the brake linings on the remaining wheels 
is usually about the same as those on the 
wheel inspected. If the lining is worn to 
within 1/32 inch of the first rivet heads or 
if the shoes are damaged, they must be 
replaced. Since expensive special equip- 
ment is required to properly service the 




3ER PLUG 

IMOVED 






HANDLE 
ARDS 
TRACT 

E SHOES 



brake assemblies, it is recommended that 
your Maverick be returned to your au- 
thorized dealer for these operations when 
required. 

Remove grease retainer and inner bear- 
ing cone and roller assembly from hub. 
To remove the grease retainer and inner 
bearing cone and roller assembly, posi- 
tion the hub and brake drum on a bench 
with the hub bolts facing upward. Place 
a length of hardwood against the bearing 
cone and strike the wood with a hammer 
forcing the assembly from the hub. 



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MAINTENANCE 



Clean lubricant from inner and outer 
bearing cups and inside of hub with a 
clean cloth. 

Thoroughly clean lubricant from spin- 
dle, inner and outer bearing cones, bear- 
ings, and rollers. 

Pack inside of hub with wheel bearing 
grease which meets specifications. Since 
some wheel bearing greases are not com- 
patible, it is important that only lubricant 
meeting the Ford specifications be used. 
Add grease to the hub only until grease is 
flush with inside diameter of both bear- 
ing cups. 

Pack the grease retainer and bearing 
cone and roller assemblies with wheel 
bearing grease. Be sure the grease is forced 
between the bearing rollers. 

Place inner bearing cone and roller as- 
sembly in inner cup. Install new grease 
retainer as shown. Be sure that retainer is 
properly seated and that retainer lip faces 
toward the bearing. 





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.WOOD BLOCK 








t\}. - GREASE 
\ Af I RETAINER 




w4e v 


3 





Install wheel, hub, and drum assembly 
on spindle. Keep hub centered on spindle 
to prevent damage to grease retainer or 
spindle threads. 

Install outer bearing cone and roller as- 
sembly and flat washer on spindle. Then 
install adjusting nut. 

While rotating wheel and hub, torque 
adjusting nut to specification to seat the 
bearings. 

Back adjusting nut off one-half (V2) 
turn; then retighten to final specification 
or finger tight. 

Locate nut lock on adjusting nut so that 
castellations on lock are aligned with cot- 
ter pin hole in spindle. 




WITH 


BAC K 


TIGHTEN 


INSTALL 


WHEEL 


ADJ. 


ADJUSTING 


THE 


ROTATING 


USTIN G 


NUT TO 


LOCK 


TORQUE 


NUT 


10-T5 


AND A 


ADJUSTING 


IN. LBS. 


NEW 


NUT TO 


OFF 

TURN 


(FINGER 


COTTER 


1 7-2 5 

FT. LBS. 


TIGHT) 


PIN 



Install a new cotter pin, and bend ends 
of cotter pin around castellated flange of 
nut lock. Install grease cap, wheel cover, 
and lower vehicle. 

If the brake lining adjusting screw was 
backed off to remove the drum, it can be 
readjusted by making several brake appli- 
cations while moving vehicle in a reverse 
direction. The vehicle must be moved for- 
ward after each stop. 

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LUBRICATE FRONT 
SUSPENSION BALL JOINTS 

If vehicle has been parked in a tempera- 
ture below 20 degrees F., park in a heated 
garage for 30 minutes, or until joints will 
accept lubricant. 

The upper ball joint plugs are located 
on front of left ball joint and at rear of 
right ball joint. The lower ball joint plugs 
are on the underside of the ball joint. 

Wipe any accumulated dirt from around 
lubrication plugs. 

Remove plugs using a 5/16-inch six point 
socket. Use a hand-operated, low-pressure 
grease gun loaded with chassis and ball- 
joint lubricant which meets specifications. 
Force lubricant into joint until joint can 
be felt or seen to swell indicating that boot 
is full of lubricant. Do not lubricate until 
lubricant escapes from the boot as this de- 
stroys the weather-tight seal. Install plugs. 



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MAINTENANCE 

LUBRICATE STEERING 
ARM STOPS 

Clean all friction points and lubricate 
with lubricant meeting specifications. 
Steering arm stops are located on inside of 
steering arm and at upturned end of front 
suspension strut where it is attached to the 
lower control arm. 




TIRE ROTATION 

Cross-switching tires will equalize tire 
wear and may improve smoothness of ride. 
Should you desire to perform this your- 
self, the recommended pattern is illus- 
trated below. 




WHEEL BALANCING AND 
FRONT END ALIGNMENT 

Wheel balancing and front end align- 
ment require specialized equipment. 
Therefore, it is recommended that your 
Maverick be returned to your authorized 
dealer for these operations when required. 



MANUAL TRANSMISSION 
LINKAGE LUBRICATION 

If hard shifting efforts are encountered, 
apply one or two drops of engine oil at 
transmission shift arms pivot points as 
shown. 



COLUMN 
SHI FT ARM 



TRANSMISSION 
SHIFT LEVER 




SHIFT RODS 



LUBRICATION 
POINTS 



MAINTENANCE 

AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC 
SHIFT LINKAGE LUBRICATION 

If the manual linkage sticks or binds, 
clean and lubricate the shift linkage points 
as indicated with a few drops of engine oil. 



(LUBRICATION POINTS 



COLUMN 
SHIFT LEVER 



SHIFT ROD 




AUTOMATIC OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC 
TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL 

1. Make sure vehicle is standing level. 
Then firmly apply parking brake. 

2. Run engine at normal idle speed. If 
transmission fluid is cold, run engine at 
fast idle speed (about 1200 rpm) until 
fluid reaches its normal operating tem- 



4. 



6. 



perature. When the fluid is warm, slow 
engine to normal idle speed. 
With brakes applied, shift selector 
lever through all positions, and place 
lever at P. Do not turn off the engine 
during fluid level check. 
Clean all dirt from the transmission 
fluid dipstick cap before removing dip- 
stick from filler tube. 
Pull dipstick out of the tube, wipe it 
clean, and push it all the way back into 
tube. Be sure it is properly seated. 
Pull dipstick out of the tube again, and 
check fluid level. Fluid level should be 
above ADD mark. If necessary, add 
fluid to transmission through filler tube 
to bring level between ADD and FULL 
marks on dipstick. Do not overfill trans- 
mission. Install the dipstick. 



DIPSTICK 




CI7 OOADD-M] O0»-FUL.L CHECK WHEN HOT - IDLING IN PARK 



MAINTENANCE 



CLUTCH PEDAL FREE 
PLAY ADJUSTMENT 

The clutch pedal should always have 
free play to prevent premature release 
bearing and clutch failure. 

To Check Free Play 

Start engine and operate at idle speed. 
Lightly depress clutch pedal until an op- 
posing pressure is felt. This distance (see 
specifications) should be measured at the 
clutch pedal as shown. 




Free Play Adjustment 

1. Disconnect keeper spring and move re- 
lease fork rearward by hand until it 
stops. 

60 



2. Loosen locknut and turn adjusting nut 
to obtain desired free play. Move ad- 
justing nut away from swivel to in- 
crease free play. Move it toward 
swivel to decrease free play. 



RELEASE FORK 




ADJUSTING 
NUT 



3. After free play is obtained, hold the 
adjusting nut and tighten locknut 
against adjusting nut without disturb- 
ing adjustment. Connect keeper spring. 



AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC 
FRONT AND REAR BAND 
ADJUSTMENTS 

Band adjustments require expensive 
special tools and the adjustment is re- 
quired at 12,000 miles only unless used in 
severe service. Therefore, it is recom- 
mended that your Maverick be returned 
to your authorized dealer for these ad- 
justments when required. 

CHECKING REAR AXLE AND 
MANUAL TRANSMISSION 
LUBRICANT LEVELS 

Because of low clearance, it would be 
more convenient to take the vehicle to 
your local dealer or service station to 
check the rear axle and manual transmis- 
sion lubricant levels. 



CHECK AIR 
CONDITIONER SYSTEM 

Check operation of air conditioner con- 
trols and air conditioning temperatures 
(approximately 50 degrees F. at center 
register at 80 degrees outside temperature 
and 50% relative humidity) . 

Clean sight glass. Then, observe sight 
glass for bubbles with engine running at 
1500 rpm and A/C controls set at maxi- 
mum cooling. Bubbles in sight glass indi- 
cate an undercharge of refrigerant. If an 
undercharge of refrigerant is found, take 
the vehicle to your dealer for service. 

No bubbles in sight glass indicate either 
full charge of refrigerant or complete loss 
of refrigerant. While observing sight glass, 
cycle magnetic clutch off and on with 
engine running at 1500 rpm. To cycle 
magnetic clutch, have an assistant turn 
the blower switch OFF and ON with the 
TEMP lever at maximum COOL position. 
During time clutch is off, bubbles will 
appear if refrigerant is in system and will 
disappear when clutch is on. If no bubbles 
appear during on and off cycle of magnetic 



MAINTENANCE 

clutch, there is no refrigerant in system. 
If there is no refrigerant in system, it will 
be necessary to leak test, repair as re- 
quired, and charge system. Take the ve- 



hicle to your dealer for service. Under 
conditions of extremely high temperatures, 
occasional foam or bubbles may appear in 
the sight glass. 




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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 



FUSE LOCATIONS 

1 (20 amp.) Emergency Flasher, Cigar 
Lighter and Clock feed. 

2 (14 amp.) Courtesy, Dome, and Lug- 
gage Compartment Lamps. 

3 (4 amp.) Instruments, Automatic or 
Semi-Automatic Trans Quadrant, Ash- 
tray, and Radio Lamps. 

4 Spare 

5 (14 amp.) Heater. Note: (30 amp.) re- 
quired for Air Conditioning equipped 
units. 

6 (15 amp.) Back-Up Lamps, Radio and 
Windshield Washer. 

7 (20 amp.) (RPO) Accessory Feed. 



Fuses not located in Fuse Panel : 
Spot Lamp 
(7.5 amp.) Cartridge in feed line. 



Circuit Breaker Protection: 

Headlamp Switch (two circuit breakers 
integral with switch) 

(15 amp. C.B.) Protects: Horn, Stop, 
Front and Rear Marker, Front Park- 
ing, Rear and License Lamps 

(12 amp. C.B.) Protects: Headlamp 
Circuit. 

Windshield Wiper Circuit protected by 
6 amp. Circuit Breaker integral with 
windshield wiper switch. 

Electric Motors protected by integral 
circuit breakers: 

Windshield Wiper 

Fuse panel-located on dash panel to 
the left of steering column, above 
pedals. 




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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 



LIGHT BULB CHART 



Lamp 
Description 



STANDARD EQUIPMENT 
Headlamps 

Front Park/Turn Signal 
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn 
Back-up Lamp 
License Plate Lamp 
Dome Lamp 
Front & Rear Side Marker Lamp 

INSTRUMENT PANEL 
Hi-Beam Indicator 
Turn Signal Indicators 
Warning Lights (Oil, Alt., 

Hot, Brakes) 
Speedometer & Fuel Gauge 
Heater Controls 
Ash Tray Light 



Number 
of Bulbs 
Required 



2 
2 
2 
2 
1 
1 
4 

1 
2 

4 
2 

1 
1 



Candela® 

or 
Wattage 



40-50 watts 

3-32 c. 

3-32 c. 

32 c. 

4 c. 

12 c. 

2 c. 

2 c. 
2 c. 

2 c. 

2 c. 

2 c. 

1.5 c. 



Trade 
Number 



6012 

1157A 

1157 

1156 

97 

105 

194 

194 
194 

194 

194 

1895 

1445 



Lamp 
Description 


Number 
of Bulbs 
Required 


Candela© 

or 
Wattage 


Trade 
Number 


OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT 








Spotlight— 4.4^ Dia. 




30 watts 


4405 


Air Cond. Controls 




2 c. 


1895 


Radio Pilot Light 




1.9 c. 


1893 


Auto. Trans. Quadrant 




1.5 c. 


1445 


Tachometer Light 
(Round) 




2 c. 


1895 


Hood Mounted 




2 c. 


57 


Luggage Comp. Light 




6 c. 


631 



® Candela is the international term for candlepower. 



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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS 

Displacement (cubic inches) ... 170 200 

No. of Cylinders 6 6 

Bore (inches) 3.50 3 68 

Stroke (inches) 2.94 3 13 

Compression Ratio 9.1:1 9 2*1 

Distributor Point Gap (inches). . 0.027 027 

Dwell Angle at Idle Speed .... 35°-40° 35°-40° 

Ignition Timing* (BTC) 6° 6° 

Spark Plug (Autolite) BF-82 BF-82 

Spark Plug Gap (inches) 0.032-0.036 0.032-0 036 

*JF in f 0r der . 1-5-3-6-2-4 1-5-3-6-2-4 

Idle Speed (rpm) f 

Standard Transmission .... 750/500 750/500 

Automatic Transmission . . . 550/475 550/475 

Anti-Stall Dashpot Clearance . . 0.100 inch 0.100 inch 

Choke Housing Setting 1-Rich Index Mark 

Drive Belt Tension (gauge) 

New Belt 140 140 

Used Belt 110 110 

*If the individual requirements of the vehicle and/or the use of sub-standard fuels dic- 
tate, the initial timing may have to be retarded to eliminate detonation (spark knock). 
If retarding is necessary, it should be done progressively and not to exceed 2° BTC. 

f Higher idle speed is for vehicles without Air Conditioning. Lower idle speed is for air 
conditioned vehicles with A/C operating (except 200 C.I.D. engine with automatic trans- 
mission) and the throttle solenoid de-energized. To de-energize the throttle solenoid, 
disconnect the in-line wire connector. 



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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 



APPROXIMATE REFILL CAPACITIES Me^ure 



Cooling System 

(Includes 1 qt. for Heater) . . 

Engine Crankcase (Includes 

1 quart required for filter 

replacement) 4 l /2 quarts 

Automatic Transmission 8 quarts 

Rear Axle 2V2 pints 



250 C.I.D. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS 

Displacement (cubic inches) . . . 250 

No. of Cylinders 6 

Bore (inches) 3.68 

Stroke (inches) 3.91 

Compression Ratio 9.1:1 

Distributor Point Gap (inches). . 0.025 

Dwell Angle at Idle Speed .... 37°-42° 

Ignition Timing* (BTC) 6° 

Spark Plug (Autolite) BF-82 

Spark Plug Gap (inches) 0.032-0.036 

Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4 

Idle Speed (rpm)f 

Standard Transmission .... 

Automatic Transmission . . . 600/500 

Anti-Stall Dashpot Clearance . . 0.200 inch 

Choke Housing Setting 1-Rich 

Drive Belt Tension (with 

tension gauge) 

New Belt 140 

Used Belt 110 

*If the individual requirements of the vehicle and/or the use of sub-standard fuels dic- 
tate, the initial timing may have to be retarded to eliminate detonation (spark knock). 
If retarding is necessary, it should be done progressively and not to exceed 2° BTC. 

f Higher idle speed is for vehicles without Air Conditioning. Lower idle speed is for air 
conditioned vehicles with A/C operating and the throttle solenoid de-energized. To de- 
energize the throttle solenoid, disconnect the in-line wire connector. 



Engine 


Recom- 
mended 
Grade 
of Fuel 


Factory 

Adjusted 

Fuel Octane 

Requirements 


250 
C.I.D.-6 


Regular 


At least 
94 Octane* 



* Octane as rated by the Research Method. 



Imperial 
Measure 



9^2 quarts 8 quarts 



3% quarts 
6V2 quarts 
2 pints 






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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 

CHASSIS AND DRIVE LINE SPECIFICATIONS 

Clutch Pedal Free Play (at pedal) 1 inch 

Brake Lining Wear Limit (from rivet 

head to top of lining) 1/32 inch 

Wheel Bearing Adjusting Nut Torque 

To Seat Bearing 17-25 ft-lb 

Final Torque Specification 10-15 in-lb 

U.S. Imperial 

APPROXIMATE REFILL CAPACITIES Measure Measure 

Fuel Tank 

Except Calif. Reg. Vehicles . . 16 gallons 13 gallons 

Calif. Registered Vehicles ... 14 gallons 11% gallons 
Cooling System 
(Includes 1 qt. for Heater) 

170 C.LD. Engine -Standard . 10 quarts 8% quarts 

w/AC or Extra Cooling . . . 10V 4 quarts 8y 2 quarts 

200 C.LD. Engine -Standard . 9% quarts &V S quarts 

w/AC or Extra Cooling ... 10 quarts 8% quarts 
Engine Crankcase (Includes 

1 quart required for filter 

replacement) 4y 2 quarts 3 3 / 4 quarts 

Automatic Transmission 8 quarts 6y 2 quarts 

Semi -Automatic Transmission . . 8 quarts 6 l / 2 quarts 

Standard Transmission 3y 2 pints 3 pints 

Rear Axle 2y 2 pints 2 pints 






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SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICE INFORMATION 



LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS 



ITEM 


PART NAME 


FORD PART NO. 


FORD SPEC!RCATI01Vs| 


Motor Oil 


Ford 6000-Mile Motor Oil 
(Canadian-Long Life Super 
Premium Motor Oil) 
(MS Sequence tested) 


C5AZ-19579-D, E, K, L, M, P, S 
(Canadian CC7AZ-19579-A) 
(Canadian CC5AZ-19579-A, G) 


I 

ESE-M2C 101-B 


Engine Oil Filter 


Autolite Oil Filter — 6000 mile type 


C1AZ-6731-A (Canadian CC1AZ-6731-A) 


ES-C8AF-6714-A or C 


Manual-Shift Transmission 


Ford Standard Transmission Fluid 


C3RZ-19C547-B 


ESW-M2C83-B 


Automatic and Semi-Automatic 
Transmission Shift Linkage 


Ford Chassis Lube 


C1AZ-19590-B 


ESA-M1C75-B 


Automatic and Semi-Automatic Transmission 


Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid 


C1AZ-19582-A 


M2C33-F (Type F) 


Steering Arm Stops 


Ford Steering Arm Stop Pad Lube 


C7AZ-19590-A 


ESA-M1C25-A 


Steering Gear Housing 


Ford Steering Gear Grease 


C3AZ-19578-A 


ESW-M1C87-A 


Rear Axle-Conventional 


Ford Hypoid Gear Lube 


C6AZ-19580-B 


ESW-M2C105-A 


Brake Master Cylinder 


Ford Brake Fluid Extra Heavy Duty 


C6AZ-19542-A 


ESA-M6C25-A 


Front Wheel Bearings 


Ford Ball Joint and Multi-purpose Lube 


C1AZ-19590-B 


ESA-M1C75-B 


Front Suspension Ball Joints 


Body Hinges, Hood Latch and Auxiliary Catch 


Ford Polyethylene Grease 


C4AZ-19584-A, B 


EST-M1C106-B or 
ESB-M1C93-A 


Lock Cylinders 


Ford Lock Lubricant 


B4A-19587-A 


ESB-M2C20-A 


Speedometer Cable 


Ford Speedometer Cable Lube 


B5AZ-19581-A 


ESB-M1C135-A 



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IDENTIFICATION 

The official Vehicle Identification Number for title and registration purposes 
is stamped on a metallic tab that is riveted to the instrument panel close to the 
windshield on the driver's side and is visible from outside of the car. 

This number and other important identifying information are shown on the 
Vehicle Certification Label which is attached to the rear face of the driver's 
door. This label is made of a special material and tampering, alteration or 
removal will result in its destruction or the appearance of the word VOID. 



The description and specifications contained in this manual were m effect at the time the 
book was approved for printing. The Ford Motor Companies reserve the right to discon- 
tinue models at any time, or to change specifications or design, without notice and without 
incurring obligation. 



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FORD DISTRICT OFFICES 



Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 
Northeastern Connecticut 
BOSTON DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 583, Waltham, Mass. 02154 

Southeastern New York, 

Southern and Western Connecticut, 

Long Island 

NEW YORK DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

250 Westchester Avenue 

White Plains. New York 10604 



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NEWARK DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

U.S. Highway 46 

Teterboro, New Jersey 07608 

Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, 

Peninsular Maryland 

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 816, Pennsauken, N.J. 08101 



Mainland Maryland, Northern Virginia, 

Eastern W. Virginia 

WASHINGTON DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

8051 Gatehouse Road 

Falls Church, Virginia 22042 



Northern Georgia, Eastern Alabama 
ATLANTA DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 107, East Point, Georgia 30044 



Western North Carolina, 

South Carolina 

CHARLOTTE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 1515 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28201 



Florida, Southern Georgia 
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box Y, Jacksonville, Florida 32203 



Southern Virginia, 

Eastern North Carolina 

RICHMOND DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 1380, Richmond, Va. 23211 



Western Kentucky, Central Tennessee, 

South Central Indiana 

LOUISVILLE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

1961 Bishop Lane, Louisville, Ky. 40218 



Eastern Ohio 

CLEVELAND DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 41035, 

Brecksville, Ohio 44141 



Southeastern Michigan, Northwestern Ohio 
DETROIT DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 800, Wixom, Michigan 48096 



Western and Northern Michigan 

(exc. Upper Peninsula) 

LANSING DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 1297, Lansing, Michigan 48904 



Upper and Western New York, 

Northern Pennsylvania 

BUFFALO DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 244 

Buffalo, New York 14225 



Southwestern Pennsylvania, 

Northern West Virginia 

PITTSBURGH DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co 

P.O. Box 1078, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15230 



Northeastern Illinois, 

Northwestern Indiana 

CHICAGO DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

2225 North Avenue, Melrose Park, III. 60160 

Wisconsin (exc. Northwestern Corner), 
Upper Peninsula Michigan 
MILWAUKEE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
615 E. Michigan Street, Suite No. 400 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 

Northwestern Wisconsin, Minnesota, 

North Dakota, Central and Eastern Montana, 

Northern South Dakota 

TWIN CITIES DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

63 St. Anthony Blvd., N.E. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418 

Central and Western Indiana, 

Southeastern Illinois 

INDIANAPOLIS DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co 

P.O. Box 1992 

Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 

Southern Ohio, Southern W. Virginia, 
Eastern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana 
CINCINNATI DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 4, Lockland Branch 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 



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FORD DISTRICT OFFICES (Cont'd) 



Colorado, Eastern Wyoming 
DENVER DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 5588, Terminal Annex 
Denver, Colorado 80217 



Western Missouri, Kansas 

KANSAS CITY DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 11040, Antioch Station 

Kansas City, Missouri 64119 



Western Iowa, 

Central and Eastern Nebraska, 

Southeastern South Dakota 

OMAHA DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 14245, West Omaha Station 

Omaha, Nebraska 68114 



Southern Illinois, Eastern Missouri 
ST. LOUIS DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 12610, 

St. Louis, Missouri 63141 



Northern Illinois, Eastern Iowa 
DAVENPORT DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
211 Brady Street. Davenport, Iowa 52801 



Northern Texas (exc. Panhandle) 
DALLAS DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 37 
Carrollton, Texas 75006 

Southern Texas 

HOUSTON DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 1851, Houston, Texas 77001 

Arkansas, Western Tennessee, 
Northern Mississippi 
MEMPHIS DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 347, Hollywood Station 
Memphis, Tennessee 38108 

Southern Mississippi, Louisiana 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 517 

Metairie, Louisiana 70004 

Oklahoma, Panhandle District of Texas 
OKLAHOMA CITY DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
2233 West Expressway 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112 

Southern California, 

Southeastern Nevada 

LOS ANGELES DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

P.O. Box 127 

Pico-Rivera. California 90662 



Northern California, Southern Oregon, 

Western Nevada, Hawaii 

SAN JOSE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 1181 

San Jose, California 95108 

Utah, Idaho, Western Montana, 

Northeastern Nevada 

SALT LAKE CITY DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 2428 

Salt Lake City, Utah 84110 

Alaska, Washington, 

Northern Oregon 

SEATTLE DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 

Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 

P.O. Box 3565 

Seattle, Washington 98124 

Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas 
PHOENIX DISTRICT SALES OFFICE 
Ford Division— Ford Motor Co. 
P.O. Box 844, Phoenix, Arizona 85001 

FORD OF CANADA 
REGIONAL OFFICES 

British Columbia, Yukon 

PACIFIC REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 

P.O. Box 7100 

Vancouver, B.C. 



North West Territories, Alberta 
WESTERN REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 
P.O. Box 2357 
Edmonton, Alberta 

Saskatchewan, Manitoba, 

Northern Ontario— West of Geraldton 

MIDWESTERN REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 

1725 Ell ice Avenue 

Winnipeg 21, Manitoba 

Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario- 
East of Geraldton, North West Quebec 
CENTRAL REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 
8000 Dixie Road 
Bramalea, Ontario 

Quebec, Labrador, Southern Ontario- 
East of Gananoque 

EASTERN REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 
7800 South Service Road 
Trans-Canada Highway 
Pointe Claire 730, P.Q. 



New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, 

Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, 

ATLANTIC REGIONAL SALES OFFICE 

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited 

P.O .Box 2166 

Halifax, N.S. 



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INDEX 



Air Conditioner 26 

Air Pollution Controls 6 

Ash Trays 27 

Battery Care 19, 32 

Brakes 7 

Bulb Specifications 63 

Cooling System 

and Coolant 32 

Door Locks and Releases ... 2 

Driving Controls 6-9 

Engine 

Battery 18,19,32 

Coolant 32 

Fuel 30 

Gauges and 

Warning Lights .... 11, 13 

Oil and Filter 30, 31 

Specifications 62-69 

Starting 14 

Foreword 1 



Fuse Locations 62 

Heater and Defroster 25 

Hood Opening 29 

Instrument Panel 11 

Identification— Vehicle .... 69 
Jacking and Tire Stowage . . 35 
Lights 

Headlamps . 9, 23 

Indicator Lights 11, 13 

Instrument Panel 11 

Turn Signal and 

Emergency Flasher .... 8 

Keys .2 

Luggage Compartment 5 

Lubricant Specifications .... 66 
Maintenance 

Cleaning . 36 

Day-to-Day Care 28-36 

Non- Scheduled 40 

Scheduled 38-39 



Maintenance Operations 
Air Cleaner and Filter 

Element Replacement . . 46 
Air Conditioner System 

Check 61 

Anti-Stall Dashpot 

Adjustment 47 

Automatic Choke 

Adjustment 46 

Brake Lining Inspection. .56 
Brake Master Cylinder 

Fluid Level Check 55 

Choke External Linkage 

—Cleaning 46 

Clutch Pedal Free Play 

Adjustment .60 

Cooling System 

Inspection 50 

Cooling System — Drain 

and Refill .50 

Crankcase Ventilation 

System Cleaning 49 



Door Hinge Check 

Lubrication 54 

Door Window Weather- 
strip Lubrication 54 

Drive Belt Adjustment ... 50 
Emergency Flasher Unit 

Replacement 54 

Engine Oil and Filter- 
Changing 48 

Front End Alignment 58 

Front Parking and Turn 

Signal Lamp Bulb 

Replacement 53 

Front Suspension Ball 

Joint Lubrication 58 

Front Wheel Bearing 

Packing 56 

Fuel Evaporative Emission 

Control Valve 43 

Fuel Filter Replacement . . 46 



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INDEX 



Headlamp Adjustment . . . 52 
Headlamp Bulb 

Replacement 52 

Hinge Lubrication 54 

Hood Auxiliary Catch 

Lubrication . , 54 

Hood Latch Lubrication . . 54 
Idle Speed and Fuel 

Mixture Adjustment . .47 
Ignition Breaker Point 

Adjustment 45 

Ignition Breaker Point 

Replacement 44 

Ignition Timing . 45 

Instrument Cluster Lamp 

Bulb Replacement .... 53 
License Plate Lamp 

Bulb Replacement .... 52 
Lock Cylinder 

Lubrication 54 



Oil Filter Breather Cap 
Cleaning . 49 

Parking Brake Linkage 
Adjustment . . . . ' 55 

Quarter Window Weather- 
strip Lubrication 54 

Rear Axle Lubricant 

Level Check 60 

Rear Lamp Bulb 
Replacement 53 

Seat Track Lubrication . . 54 

Secondary Ignition 

Wiring Inspection .... .44 

Side Marker Lamp Bulb 
Replacement . . 53 

Spark Plug Cleaning or 
Replacement 44 

Steering Arm Stop 
Lubrication 58 

Tire Rotation 58 



Transmission Fluid 

Level 59-60 

Transmission 

Front and Rear 

Band Adjustment 60 

Transmission Linkage 

Lubrication 59 

Turn Signal Flasher 

Unit Replacement 54 

Wheel Balancing 58 

Windshield Wiper Blade 

Replacement .51 

Mirrors — Rear View 5 

Operating The Car 10-23 

Cold Weather Tips 19 

Economy Driving Tips . . 21 
Emergency Starting .... 18 

Engine Starting 14 

Instrument Check 13 

Towing 18 



Transmission 15-17 

Radio 27 

Seat Adjustments 3 

Seat Back Latch 3 

Seat Belts 4 

Service Literature 67,68 

Shoulder Belt .4 

Specifications and 
Service Information . . . 62-69 

Engine 64,65 

Fuel 30 

Lubricants 66 

Coolant 32, 65 

Literature 67,68 

Capacities 65 

Tires and Tire Care 33, 34 

Trouble Diagnosis 22, 23 

Wheel Changing . 35 

Windshield Wipers and 
Washer 8.51 



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