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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    Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) - removal and refitting
    Removal Note: During this procedure, ensure that the sensor wiper is not rotated beyond its normal operating arc 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Disconnect the wiring plug from the sens ...

    Air cleaner air temperature control - description and testing
    Thermostatically-controlled air cleaner 1 On all pre-1986 models and certain models from 1986 onwards, the air cleaner is thermostatically-controlled by a vacuum operated system to provide air at ...

    Hinge and lock check and lubrication (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
    1 Work around the vehicle, and lubricate the bonnet, door and tailgate hinges with a light machine oil such as Duckhams Home Oil. 2 Lightly lubricate the bonnet release mechanism and exposed secti ...