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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    Bumper - removal and refitting
    Front bumper Models up to 1987 1 Remove the radiator grille panel. 2 Disconnect the battery negative lead, then disconnect the wiring plugs from the indicators, and where applicable the foglamps ...

    Handbrake lever - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Chock the rear wheels, jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands. Release the handbrake. Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Slacken the handbrake cable adjuster. ...

    Central door locking system components - removal and refitting
    General 1 On pre-1986 models the locks, with the exception of the one on the driverís door, are actuated by solenoids (see illustration). 18.1 Layout of the solenoid operated central door lockin ...