There is a small oil pan (with no drain hole) and a single bolt on the
cast aluminium part. This is the ZTEC engine (99 ZX2 Escort). Can
someone tell me what Ford's procedure is, or direct me to where I could
research this myself (my Google search came up empty).
Daughter's car (not mine), she only works part-time summers (money is
thin), so I've been teaching her a bit of auto-mechanics so she can do
some of her own servicing, or at least recognize when something needs to
be done. I was trying to save her a few bucks by doing the tranny oil
change myself. It's no big deal, just thought I'd ask the ng first.
There's a drain plug on the side but you're more likely going to have to
drop the pan anyway (and if it's like the sedan, you'll either have to
loosen the crossmember under it or raise the engine/trans as the pan won't
come out otherwise). Even my mechanic said it was a PITA when he changed
the fluid on mine.
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