Rear roadspring (Saloon and Estate models) - removal and refitting
1 Raise the rear of the car and support it on stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”).
Remove the roadwheel.
2 Support the suspension lower arm by placing a jack beneath the spring seating.
3 On models equipped with a rear anti-roll bar disconnect the bar from the shackles by levering them apart with a screwdriver (see illustration).
13.3 Anti-roll bar-to-lower arm shackle attachment (arrowed)
4 Undo the nut and remove the lower arm inboard pivot bolt (see illustration).
13.4 Lower arm inboard pivot nuts and bolts (arrowed) - Saloon and Estate models
5 Slowly lower the jack beneath the arm and remove the spring and insulator pad.
6 Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal. If applicable the plastic sleeved end of the coil spring must be at the upper end when fitted. Tighten all nuts and bolts to the specified torque with the car standing on its roadwheels.
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 man ...
Valve clearance adjustment - OHV and HCS engines (Every 12 000
miles or 12 months)
OHV engines 1 This operation should be carried out with the engine cold and the air cleaner and rocker cover removed. 2 Using a ring spanner or socket on the crankshaft pulley bolt, turn the cran ...
Radiator - removal, inspection and refitting
All models except RS Turbo Pre-1986 models Removal 1 Drain the cooling system as described in Chapter 1. 2 Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 3 Release the retaining clips and disconnect ...