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The engine in your 2002 Ford Escort should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Escort and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Escort is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Escort, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Escort, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.