why is my escort so light on the power steering
what is the coolant capacity of a ford escort van 1,8
The 1995 Escort did not have power steering.
If you replaced the battery with a brand new one, then no. The battery comes from the store with a fuul charge. If it didn't come charged up, then you have bought a defective battery.
regular "green" coolant
The 98 escort zx2 did not come with a tilt steering wheel
Your serpentine belt is broke
Your reservoir may be low. This will trigger the coolant light. It is often a malfunctioning sensor and nothing is actually wrong with the cooling system or coolant. It can be easily replaced. Alternatively you can leave it, but monitor your engine temperature and coolant level.
Be careful there is a temperature coolant switch mounted next to the thermostat housing. I thought this was the sensor and replaced it by mistake. There is another sensor.
Open your hood, Now, on the left side of the engine, locate your coolant reservoir; and, immediately to the right of this should be your power steering fluid reservoir. I hope this helps you.
Power Steering Pump Reservoir.
Bad power steering pump