Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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- Tag or mark vacuum hoses before disconnecting them. After completing a job, double check that the vacuum hoses are properly connected.


- To disconnect vacuum hoses, pull on the end, not the middle of the hose.


- To pull apart electrical connectors, pull on the connector itself, not the wires.
- Before disconnecting pressurized fuel lines, always perform Fuel Pressure Release procedure in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury.
- When replacing fuel filters, always check all affected lines and fittings for leaks.
- Never drain or store gasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due to the possibility of fire or explosion.


- To prevent serious burns:
  • Avoid contact with hot metal parts.
  • Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.


- Before servicing the vehicle:
  • Protect fenders, upholstery and carpeting with appropriate covers.
  • Take caution that keys, buckles, or buttons do not scratch paint.


- Do not operate the engine indoors without proper ventilation.
- Do not smoke while working on the vehicle.