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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.
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2002 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.