Bodywork and fittings

General information

The model range includes 4-door Saloon, 3 and 5-door Hatchback, 5-door Estate, and 2- door Pick-up body styles.

Each body is of all-steel welded energyabsorbing monocoque construction, with a separate load-bearing rear chassis frame on P100 Pick-up models. Corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles, and includes zinc phosphate dipping of the body panels, and wax injection of box sections and doors.

All models have flush direct-glazed fixed glass panels, and integrated polycarbonate bumpers.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are entrusted to a dealer.

A wide range of interior equipment and trim options are available depending on model.

The procedures given in this Chapter apply to original equipment fitments, and do not cover after-market products.

See also:

Radiator fan - removal and refitting
All models except RS Turbo Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2 Disconnect the wiring plug at the fan motor and unclip the wiring from the shroud. 3 On pre-1986 models the fan sh ...

Ford Escort maintenance schedule
The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the man ...

Cylinder head - dismantling and reassembly
Note: A valve spring compressor will be required during this procedure. New valve stem oil seals should be used on reassembly. Dismantling 1 With the cylinder head removed, remove the camshaft. ...