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‘93 Ford Escort, Checking Transmission Fluid

Q: Where is the manual transmission fluid level checked on a 93 Ford Escort?

A: With the hood open looking at the engine, stand just to the right of center. Lean forward and look down behind the throttle plate assembly but in front of the firewall. Just above the passenger side drive axle on the transmission, you will see the vehicle speed sensor and speedometer cable. To inspect the fluid level in this transmission will require removal of the speed sensor from the transmission. The level indicator is the gear on the bottom of the speed sensor. If the oil level is below the gear, oil is needed. Ideally, the oil level should be in the mid to top area of the gear. This is also the point that you add oil if needed.

 
     
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