Question about 1997 Ford Escort
These are pretty simple to do. Locate the drain plug on the oil pan nearest the passenger side or in this case the front on the engine. 13mm I believe. The oil filter should be right insight and will need to be turned by special pliers to make it real easy. These can be purchased at any autoparts store for around $10. You will need 5 quarts of the oil recomended on the cap which should be 5w 30 for colder climates and 10w 30 for hotter climates. Once the filter is off, allow to drain and take the old oil and filter to your nearest recycling centre, apply a light film of oil to the rubber gasket on the filter and reinstall hand tight. Do not use the pliers to install!! Refill with oil and you are good to go. Let me know if you have any problems.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
See Figure 8
Fig. 8: Location of the water pump mounting bolts (A) and stud (B)-2.0L SOHC engine
WARNING Do not use any abrasive grinding discs to remove gasket material. Use a plastic manual gasket scraper to remove the gasket residue. Be careful not to scratch or gouge the aluminum sealing surfaces when cleaning them.
See Figure 9
Fig. 9: Remove the water pump mounting retainers-2.0L DOHC engine
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
connection problem definately getting loose somewhere or getting cut internally needs checking for sure.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
On level ground, jack up the front of the car and support it with axle stands.
Get an open container that will take more than 5 ltrs.
Under the engine block you will find the sump.
On the sump you should find a 13mm nut, this is the drain plug.
Undo the drain plug and have the empty container directly below the sump plug.
Retain the sump plug and clean it with a rag.
When the oil has drained out of the sump, put back the plug making sure the washer is in good condition and the plug is tight.
Now unscrew the oil filter having the old oil container below the filter housing to catch any oil.
Wipe around the the filter housing to remove any and all old oil.
Now offer up the new oil filter but do not tighten.
If the new filter fits the oil filter housing, then remove it and lightly oil the rubber seal on the filter with clean oil.
Now refit the filter and tighten it up. Not too tight, you can do this by hand but get it as tight as you can.
Now lower the car to to the ground.
At the top of the engine you will find an oil filler cap. Undo this cap.
Now put in the new oil to just below the full mark on the dip stick. Let the oil drain through the engine to the sump for a couple of minutes before checking the oil level.
If the level is between 1/2 and full, replace the filler cap and start the engine.
Now look at the oil filter and the sump plug for any leaks. Also check around the oil filler cap for oil leaks and spillage.
With the engine turned off. Clean any oil spillages and tighten up the oil filter, sump and oil filler cap as required.
Now leave the oil to drain back to the sump for a few minutes.
Check the oil level and top up as required.
I find that it is best to top the oil up to just below the Max mark.
This should solve the problem.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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