Ford Escort Service and Repair Manual

Routine maintenance and servicin

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Brake hydraulic fluid renewal (Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km) or 3 years)
1 An assistant and bleeding equipment will be needed. A considerable quantity of hydraulic fluid will be required - probably about 2 litres (nearly half a gallon). 2 Slacken the front wheel nuts. ...

Alternator brushes - removal, inspection and refitting
1 Remove the alternator. Bosch type 2 Remove the two securing screws and withdraw the regulator/brush box assembly from the rear of the alternator (see illustration). 7.2 Withdrawing the regul ...

Battery - testing and charging
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. Standard and low maintenance battery - testing 1 If the car covers a small annual mileage it is worthwhile checking the s ...