How do you tell if your Ford Escort wagon has ABS?
when you turn the car on, usually the lights on the dash show up "ABS"
On a 1998 Ford Escort : It could be equipped with ABS brakes . When you turn the ignition key to the run position , just before starting the engine , see if there is an ABS light that lights up momentarily in the lower left area of your dash ( assuming the bulb is not burned out , or if it is not equipped with ABS brakes )
On a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 there will be an " ABS " warning light under the engine temperature gauge . When you turn the ignition key to the run position , just before starting the vehicle , the light should come on for a few seconds to prove that the bulb works ( I don't know if ABS was a standard feature on the ZX2 model )