EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Transmission Fluid Level Check Ford Escort (1997-2003)

Stroli Motors helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

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.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Check Power Steering Level Ford Escort (1997-2003)
    Check power steering fluid level

    Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • 1997-2003 Ford Escort Oil Leak Fix
    Plug the oil leak

    If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • DRL Replacement 1997-2003 Ford Escort
    Replace a burnt out DRL

    DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • How to Jumpstart a 1997-2003 Ford Escort
    Proper jumpstart procedure

    Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Ford Escort (1997-2003)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Rotate Tires 1997-2003 Ford Escort
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2002 Ford Escort
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools