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1989 ford escort cabriolet gearbox oil

How do you change/topup the gearbox oil 1989 ford escort cabriolet

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    how to top up



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Is it manual tranny? if so u do so under the car by removing the fill up plug which is located on the side of the tranny on driver side of the car if i remember. The plug under the tranny is to drain it.

If u drain it, when u fill it back up, u do so until oil slightly spills out by way of that side plug.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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    John Sawyer Apr 29, 2014

    The transmission fill plug is on the side of the transmission that faces the radiator. It can't be seen from above, so as Jean Leblanc says above, you need to get under the car to see it. Yours may be covered with old oil, so it may still be hard to see once you're under the car, but I've provided a photo of the plug in my 1989 Escort that should give people a fairly good idea as to its location. Note that the transmission mount is so close to the plug that it gets in the way of using a standard socket wrench (probably a deliberate design by Ford to prevent the average owner from getting to it), though you may be able to get a thin-headed socket wrench into the space between the plug and the mount. The square hole in the plug's head is 1/2-inch. Before removing the plug, first clean around it so no gritty oil gets inside the transmission.

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    John Sawyer Apr 29, 2014

    Sorry, the square hole in the plug's head is 3/8-inch.



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