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:

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 ...

Weber 2V carburettor - adjustment
Idle speed and mixture adjustment 1 Refer to Chapter 1. Fast idle speed (XR3 models) 2 Remove the air cleaner as described in Section 2. 3 Have the engine at normal operating temperature, with ...

Anti-lock Braking System - description
1 From 1986 onward an anti-lock braking system is available as standard or optional equipment on certain Escort models. 2 The system comprises four main components: two modulators, one for each b ...