Ford Explorer: Maintenance / General Information

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Maintenance / General Information

Have your vehicle serviced regularly to help maintain its roadworthiness and resale value. There is a large network of authorized dealers that are there to help you with their professional servicing expertise. We believe that their specially trained technicians are best qualified to service your vehicle properly and expertly. They are supported by a wide range of highly specialized tools developed specifically for servicing your vehicle.

If your vehicle requires professional service, an authorized dealer can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your warranty information to find out which parts and services are covered.

Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts conforming to specifications. Motorcraft® parts are designed and built to provide the best performance in your vehicle.

Precautions

  • Do not work on a hot engine.
  • Make sure that nothing gets caught in moving parts.
  • Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed space, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation.
  • Keep all open flames and other burning material (such as cigarettes) away from the battery and all fuel related parts.

Working with the Engine Off

  1. Set the parking brake and shift the transmission to park (P).
  2. Switch off the engine.
  3. Block the wheels.

Working with the Engine On

WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and personal burn injuries, do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running.

  1. Set the parking brake and shift the transmission to park (P).
  2. Block the wheels.

    Maintenance

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    Opening and Closing the Hood

    Opening the Hood Open the left-hand front door. Fully pull the hood release lever and let it completely retract. Note: This action releases the hood latch...

    Other information:

    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Liftgate Latch


    Removal NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details. Remove the liftgate trim panel. Refer to: Liftgate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation). Remove the liftgate latch bolts...

    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: General Procedures - Fluorescent Dye Leak Detection - Vehicles With: R1234YF Refrigerant


    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment UV Leak Detector Electronic Leak Detector Leak detection Vehicles with air conditioning Review next note for important refrigerant system dye information. NOTE: Fluorescent refrigerant system dye is added to the refrigerant system at the factory to assist in refrigerant system leak diagnosis using a Rotunda-approved UV lamp..

    Categories

    Windshield Wipers

    Push the lever up or down to operate the windshield wipers.

    A - Single wipe.

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