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Free Ford S-Max and Galaxy videos on our YouTube channel

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Step-by-step video tutorials for your Ford S-Max and Galaxy MPV (2006-2015)

The Ford S-Max and Galaxy are popular MPVs among those who need something versatile as family transport yet also want their people carrier to be fun to drive – and that's precisely what the Galaxy and S-Max are. 

At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Ford repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Ford Galaxy and Ford S-MAX repair manuals are here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.

Haynes has also just added 15 videos to our YouTube channel that show you, step by step, how to carry out popular jobs on your S-Max/Galaxy.

Our YouTube playlist shows you:

How to replace the air filter
How to change the alternator
How to renew the auxiliary drive belt
How to fit a new battery
How to replace the front brake pads
How to drain the engine oil and fit a new filter
How to change the coolant
How to change the fuel filter
How to renew the headlight bulbs (shown below)
How to change the gearbox oil
How to fit a new pollen filter
How to change a rear light bulb
How to replace the rear brake pads
How to swap out the rear shock absorbers
How to change the starter motor

The videos are designed to complement our print and online manuals for the Ford Transit with the 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.2 turbodiesel engines.

A Haynes Online Manual gives you all the trusted content of a printed manual, with additional features to help you get the job done. Take your entire manual with you on every journey.

Key features:

  • All colour step-by-step guides for over 200 jobs with 700+ photos
  • Image zoom feature for close-up view of jobs
  • Brand-new “how to” video tutorials covering key repair tasks
  • Print complete sections to take with you into the workshop
  • Troubleshooting section – quickly find the cause of a problem
  • Colour wiring diagrams help track problems quickly and easily
  • Easy search feature – find your job fast
  • Dictionary of automotive terms
  • Quick links to popular DIY tasks and other jobs linked to your task
  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units

Does NOT cover petrol models or Powershift™ or automatic transmissions, Does NOT cover new S-MAX and Galaxy ranges introduced July 2015

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford S-Max and Galaxy, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your MPV. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Ford can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

Get the full print or online manual here

Here’s the S-Max/Galaxy headlight bulb video from YouTube:

Buyer’s guide: the Ford S-Max and Ford Galaxy story

The Mk1 Ford S-Max and Mk2 Ford Galaxy were introduced in 2006 and continued until 2015. They share an identical floorplan that’s based on the third-generation Ford Mondeo running gear and engines.

The S-MAX is the smaller of the two MPVs, although both models feature seven seats – the S-MAX is described as a 'sporty' seven-seater, while the Galaxy is a more family-oriented standard MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle).

Both petrol and diesel engines were available from launch, although petrol models are rare. The diesel engines were 1.6-, 1.8-, 2.0- and 2.2-litre models. Later models have a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fitted.

As for standard equipment, power-assisted steering was standard on all models and air conditioning was fitted to most. All models have an ergonomically designed cabin with high levels of safety and comfort for all passengers. The engine compartment is well-designed, and most of the items needing frequent attention are easily accessible.