ford Workshop Repair Guides

Ford Workshop Service and Repair Manuals

100-01 Introduction >
IntroductionEscort/Orion 1991 (08/1990-09/2001)
Print Print
Description and Operation
Appropriate service methods and correct repair procedures are essential for the safe, reliable operation of all motor vehicles as well as the personal safety of the individual doing the work. This manual provides general directions for accomplishing service and repair work with tested, effective techniques. Following them will help assure reliability.
There are many variations in procedures, techniques, tools and parts for servicing vehicles, as well as in the skill of the individuals doing the work. This manual cannot possibily anticipate all such variations and provide advice or cautions as to each. Accordingly, anyone who departs from the instructions provided in this manual must first establish that he compromises neither his personal safety nor the vehicle integrity by his choice of methods, tools or parts.
As you read through this manual, you will come across NOTES, CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
These are inserted into the section in the relevant procedure or descriptive passage and should be read in conjunction with the text to which they refer before commencing a repair operation.


To amplify or provide supplementary information relevant to a procedure or descriptive text.


To draw attention to possibilities of damage to equipment or components which may arise during the performance of a repair procedure.


To point out potential hazards to personnel associated with the performance of a repair procedure, or the possibility of an unsafe condition of the equipment or the vehicle arising if the procedure is not carried out correctly.

These cautions and warnings are not exhaustive. No manual could specify every eventuality. Care and common sense are necessary at all times. Any failure in this respect could have serious consequences.

100-01 Introduction >