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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    Ignition timing (OHC models) - adjustment
    Note: During production the ignition timing is accurately set using a microwave process, and sealant is applied to the distributor clamp bolt. Because the electronic components require no maintena ...

    Steering column - removal, overhaul and refitting
    Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2 Turn the ignition key and rotate the steering wheel to bring the front roadwheels to the straight-ahead position. 3 Working within the engine ...

    Piston/connecting rod assemblies - removal and refitting
    Note: A piston ring compressor tool will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Remove the cylinder head and the sump as described in Sections 4 and 5 respectively. Do not remove the oil pick- ...