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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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?
 
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