Under the Hood

The Escort sedan comes with a 114-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the ZX2 uses a dual-camshaft version that generates 130 hp. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional.Antilock brakes also are optional.

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    Engine oil and filter renewal (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
    1 Frequent oil and filter changes are the most important preventative maintenance procedures which can be undertaken by the DIY owner. As engine oil ages, it becomes diluted and contaminated, whic ...

    Engine mountings - renewal
    1 The engine mountings incorporate hydraulic dampers and must be renewed if excessive engine movement is evident. 2 Working in the engine compartment, unscrew the central nuts securing the engine ...

    Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen (HEGO) sensor - removal and refitting
    Note: A new sealing ring will be required on refitting. Removal 1 Apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”). 2 ...