How to Repair a Brake Booster in a 1985 Ford Escort?

Answer The power brake booster on a Ford Escort works by harnessing the vacuum created by the vehicle's engine. This not only increases the force applied to the brakes, but also lessens the distance the b... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Repair a Brake Booster in a 1985 Ford Es...

How to Repair a Brake Booster in an 85 Ford Ranger?

A power brake booster failure in a 1985 Ford Ranger is largely attributable to a failed diaphragm in the booster housing. There are few reasons for such a failure other than normal wear or a leak i... Read More »

How to Change the Timing Belt on a 1985 Through 1991 1.9 Ford Escort?

The service history on 1985 through 1991 Ford Escorts with the 1.9 engine indicates that the timing belt should be replaced at 60,000 mile intervals to be on the safe side. The timing belt tension... Read More »

How to Repair a Brake Line on an 85 Escort?

Repairing a brake line on a 1985 Ford Escort may be a little dirty, but it should not be too difficult for most amateur mechanics. A brake line leak is usually discovered when the brakes start to f... Read More »

How do I Bleed a 1985 Ford Brake System?

1985 Ford vehicles use a mixture of disc and drum brakes in the brake system. The system uses hydraulics to transfer force from the brake pedal into the various brakes and calipers in the wheel wel... Read More »