Ford Fusion: Starting a petrol engine - Starting the engine - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Starting a petrol engine

Note: You can only operate the starterfor a maximum of 30 seconds at a time.

Cold or hot engine

All vehicles

CAUTION:

When the temperature is below-20ºC (-4ºF), switch the ignition onfor at least one second beforestarting the engine. This will make surethat the maximum fuel pressure isestablished for starting the engine.

Vehicles with manual transmission

Note: Do not touch the acceleratorpedal.

1. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

2. Start the engine.

Vehicles with automatictransmission

Note: Do not touch the acceleratorpedal.

1. Select park or neutral.

2. Fully depress the brake pedal.

3. Start the engine.

All vehicles

If the engine does not start within 15seconds, wait for a short period and tryagain.

If the engine does not start after threeattempts, wait 10 seconds and follow theFlooded engine procedure.

If you have difficulty starting the enginewhen the temperature is below -25ºC(-13ºF), press the accelerator pedalbetween ¼ to ½ of its travel and try again.

Flooded engine

Vehicles with manual transmission

1. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

2. Fully depress the accelerator pedaland hold it there.

3. Start the engine.

Vehicles with automatictransmission

1. Select park or neutral.

2. Fully depress the accelerator pedaland hold it there.

3. Fully depress the brake pedal.

4. Start the engine.

All vehicles

If the engine does not start, repeat theCold or hot engine procedure.

Engine idle speed after starting

The speed at which the engine idlesimmediately after starting will varydepending on the engine temperature.

If the engine is cold then the idle speedwill automatically be increased in order toheat the catalytic converter as quickly aspossible. This ensures that vehicleemissions are kept to an absoluteminimum.

The idle speed will slowly decrease to thenormal level as the catalytic converterwarms up.

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