Call me an idiot but i am not sure how to check the levels of my brake, power steering, and transmision fluids. I would really like to know because the car feels like it could some more of all of these. Thanks.
brake, power steering, coolant, and oil all should be clearly marked under your hood....Transmission I have no idea where to check it, if you can. Just do what I did...right after I bought the car, I dropped it off at Hire´s and had them replace ALL the said fluids...plus brake fluid, but except the transmission fluid.
What do you mean under the hood? If you mean on the bottom of the hood there should be something to tell you i have an aftermarket hood and there is nothing to tell you. So i really dont have any idea how to check.
If you stand facing the front of your car with the hood up, and proped (safety first) .
-The Brake fluid is on the firewall in the far right corner... Its is a small white box with a black cap... the white box has a min and max line on it.
-The Power steering is in the near left corner (by the headlight) it is also in a white container with a black cap on it that has "power steering" written in yellow lettering... the cap has a dipstick on it.... it has a hot and cold mark on it.
- The tranny fluid on a manual is a little more difficult... There is a metal screw cap somewhere on the upper half of the tranny... take the cap off and stick your finger in... if you feel fluid, your fine; if you dont, fill it till you do.
92´ Black EGT, 5spd, GTS Blackouts front and back, Tinted.
On my LX, there is another dipstick behind the engine that has a black top to it, and it runs down to some unknown area. I´m pretty sure this is where you check transmission fluid levels. I think other escorts would be the same but ya never know. I dont know if this is normal, but my oil has a gasoline like smell to it, and some of the oil like when it gets on a paper towel looks a little brighter than oil is when you first put it in. But what can you expect from a 11+ year old car?