Ford Mid-Size Cars 1971-1985 Repair Guide



Your car is equipped with an automatic transmission and cannot be push-started. Do not have your car pushed by another vehicle or push another vehicle with your car, as damage to the bumpers may result.

If your car needs to be towed, first make sure the parking brake is released and place the gearshift in N . Optimally it should be towed from the rear, with the rear wheels off the ground. When towed in this manner, the steering wheel must be clamped with the front wheels in the straight-ahead position, using a steering wheel clamping device designed for towing service use. Do not rely on the steering column lock to lock the wheels in the straight-ahead position.

If it is necessary to tow the car from the front, with the rear wheels on the ground, the transmission and differential must be working properly. When towed in this manner, do not exceed 35 mph or go farther than 50 miles, or transmission damage may result.

If the transmission or differential is inoperable, or the speed and distance requirement stated above cannot be maintained, use a dolly under the rear wheels.