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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    Manifolds, exhaust and emission control systems
    All models utilise a light alloy inlet manifold which on carburettor models is coolant heated to improve the atomisation of the fuel/air mixture. The exhaust manifold is of cast iron construction ...

    Engine/automatic transmission assembly - reconnection and refitting
    1 Reverse the removal procedure described in Section 12, noting the following points. 2 Check that the engine adapter plate is correctly positioned on its locating dowels. 3 As the torque converte ...

    Engine - refitting (automatic transmission in vehicle)
    1 Reverse the procedure in paragraphs 1 to 10 of Section 6, noting the following points. 2 Check that the engine adapter plate is correctly positioned on its locating dowels. If necessary, a cable ...