Routine maintenance and servicing

This Chapter is designed to help the home mechanic maintain his/her vehicle for safety, economy, long life and peak performance.

The Chapter contains a master maintenance schedule, followed by Sections dealing specifically with each task on the schedule. Visual checks, adjustments, component renewal and other helpful items are included. Refer to the accompanying illustrations of the engine compartment and the underside of the vehicle for the locations of the various components.

See also:

Front tie-bar - removal and refitting
Pre-May 1983 1.1 litre models Removal 1 Jack up the front of the car and support it on stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”). 2 Unscrew and remove the nut which holds the tie-bar to the larg ...

Reference
General dimensions and weights Dimensions Overall length: Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4467.0 mm (176.0 in) Hatchback: ...

Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a Motorcraft maintenance-free battery which normally does not require additional water during its life of service. However, for severe usage or in high temperature ...