in a manual transmission escort follow your speedometer cable to the transmission, there is a 10mm bolt and a clip holding the speedo cable in, you read the gears to check fluid level and add fluid in the little hole, BUT BEWARE, The plastic holder for the speedo cable is broken VERY easily if too much force is used, your better off going to a dealership or a cheap mechanic to have it checked,
You can use any SAE certified transmission fluid in your 1998 Ford escort manual transmission. Make sure the transmission fluid is for your manual transmission and not an automatic transmission.
The fluid is added where the speedo cable and vehicle speed sensor enter the trans. These items are retained by a small bolt and clip.
auto trans fluid its crazy i know
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid in the automatic and manual transaxles according to the 1999 Ford Escort owners manual
To change the transmission fluid on the manual 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, drain the fluid from the drain hole near the speed sensor. Then refill the fluid using the plug in the side of the transmission.
is it an automatic, or manual shift?
The manual transmission on a 91 Ford Escort GT is filled with fluid by gently depressing the clutch with the engine off. Fluid is added to the reservoir until the level stops going down.
According to the 1997 Ford Escort Owner Guide both the automatic and manual transaxles ( transmissions ) take Motorcraft MERCON multi - purpose automatic transmission fluid
Both the manual and automatic transmissions take Mercon ATF.
The owners manual shows Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid for the 5 speed manual transaxle
YOU DONT IF IT IS A MANUAL TRANS - NO DIPSTICK hes right no dipstick as we know one but there is a dipstick in this manual trans.its the speedo assembly.remove 1 10 mm bolt and lift out the speedometer . BE VERY CAREFUL THESE BREAK ALL THE TIME SO IF ITS ROTTED HAVE A NEW ONE ON HAND!!the bottom of the gear is the low point of fluid the top of the gear is the full mark,the fluid is add to the speedo hole
try adding trans fluid
All you can do in your driveway is drop the trans pan, replace the trans filter, replace the trans pan gasket, install pan (no gasket sealer needed or required!) and refill what fluid drained out in the process which is aprox half of the fluid the trans holds. Take it to a trans shop if you want a complete fluid change. They will have the equipment to do a trans flush.
Mercon automatic transmission fluid.
you need to pull the speed senser. then add it to that
A manual transmission doesn't have a dipstick
I would call a local wrecking yard to find out. They should have all the referance and cross referencecs their.
If auto through the dipstick tube If std. through plug in side of trans
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used in the five speed manual transmission of a 2002 Ford Ranger ( according to the Owner Guide )
Is it a manual or automatic gearbox? Both the automatic and the manual require Dexron/Mercon.
The 2002 Ford Ranger owners manual shows : Motorcraft MERCON ATF ( automatic transmission fluid ) for the 5 speed manual trans. and Motorcraft MERCON V - ATF for the automatic transmissions
the manual trans should be dexIII auto fluid, sounds wrong but isnt, the auto trans i would think the same but not 100% on that
Manual transmissions usually have a screw plug more than halfway up on the side of the transmission body. Remove the plug. If fluid spills out, the transmission is full. You can check the level by inserting your finger in the hole. If the transmission needs fluid, it is added through the same hole until the fluid is level to the bottom of the hole. Be sure and use the correct type of fluid: some transmissions require transmission fluid and others require gear lube.