Ford Escort Handbook
• Know Your Car
This section describes how to adjust seating, seat belts and mirrors to your own personal requirements and comfort. Use this section also to familiarize yourself with the driving controls, instrumentation and interior equipment fitted to your new Ford.
Seat Adjustment, Head Restraints, Rear View Mirrors, Seat Belts, Keys, Ignition Switch/Steering Column Lock, Instrument Panel, Steering Column Switches, Gearshift Positions, Automatic Transmission, Heating and Ventilation, Clocks, Fuel Computer, Interior Equipment, Door/Tailgate Locks, Rear Quarter Windows, Power Operated Windows, Converting Load Area, Rear Seat Armrest, Parcel Tray, First Aid Box Stowage, Warning Triangle Stowage, Manual Folding Roof and Power Roof Operation – Cabriolet only
• Car Security
This section provides information about security features already fitted to your vehicle and those which can be fitted by your Ford Dealer. In addition, a list of ‘Do, Do Not’ items, which should be adhered to when leaving your vehicle unoccupied, is included.
General Information, Window Marking, Car Alarm, Locking Fuel Cap, Locking Wheel Bolts, Battery/Ignition Isolator Switches and Always remember ‘Do, Do not items.
• Starting and Driving
Follow the instructions in this section to assist quick easy starting every time. Details on running-in and economic driving are covered, as well as some useful tips on touring and driving in adverse conditions.
Guidelines on Starting, Starting a Cold Petrol Engine, After Starting a Cold Petrol Engine, Starting a Warm Petrol Engine, Starting a Flooded Warm Petrol Engine, Starting a Diesel Engine, Selecting Gears, Clutch, Driving with Automatic Transmission, Running-in, Handbrake, Braking, Economic Driving, Winter Motoring, Diesel Fuel – Winter Usage, Towing a Trailer and Roof Rack.
• Regular Maintenance and Care
Recommended owner maintenance ranging from checking fluid levels in the engine compartment through to washing your car, is outlined in this section. In addition, we recommend that you have your car serviced at the specified intervals by your Ford Dealer. This will help to maintain your car in good condition, prolong its operating life and maintain its value.
Regular Maintenance, Driver’s Maintenance Chart, Under the Bonnet, Engine Oil Dipstick, Brake Fluid Reservoir, Battery, Ignition System, Automatic Transmission Fluid Level, Cooling System, Air Filter, Carburetor Adjustments, Windscreen Wash Reservoir, Headlamp Washer, Checking for Leakage and Corrosion, Tyre Care, Locks, Hinges and Catches, Function and Condition of Seat Belts, Corrosion Protection, Washing Your Car, Cleaning, Windscreen Washer Adjustments and Wiper Blades.
• What to do in an Emergency
Details of changing a wheel, towing, fuse or bulb replacement and useful tips on roadside emergencies are given in this section. In addition, a fault-finding chart is provided at the end of the section.
Towing the Vehicle, Tow/Push Starting, Starting Using Jump Leads, Spare Wheel, Jack and Wheel Brace, Jacking the Vehicle, Changing the Wheel, Drive Belt Adjustment, Bulb Replacement, Fuses & Relays and Fault-Finding Chart.
• Technical Data
This section details the technical specification for your Ford including engine data, recommended lubricants and fluids, capacities, kerb weights and dimensions. In addition, data on fuel consumption and speed ranges of each gear is given at the end of the section.
Vehicle Identification Plate, Chassis Number, Engine Number, Engine Data, Fuel Consumption, Gearshift Speed Data, Recommended Lubricants and Fluids, Capacities, Dimensions and Kerb Weights.
• Filling Station Information
Information you require when at a fuel filling station or should check before embarking on a long journey.
Tyre Sizes/Cold Tyre Pressures
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