Ford Escort maintenance schedule

The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the manufacturer for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance, because it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.

If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

When the vehicle is new, it should be serviced by a factoryauthorised dealer service department, in order to preserve the factory warranty.

Maintenance - Component location
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    General information and precautions
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    Rear suspension front mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - renewal
    1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side members. 2 Unscrew and remove the three bolts securing the relevant front guide plate to ...