Pressure testr the cooling system and obseerve where leak originates
HAVE SAME PROBLEM,TOOK DRIVER SIDE DOOR OFF AND IT LOOKED TO ME LIKE THE PINS WERE PRESSED IN.AM NOW WONDERING IF THIS IS THE FACT OR IS THERE A WAY TO GET IT OUT. A SPECIAL TOOL OR PRY LOOSE WHAT COULD BE A CAP ON THE BOTTOM OF HINGE.
On the 1.9L engine for all 2nd gen. escorts it is .052" to .056". This info should be on a label on the underside of the hood.
Transmission problem. Take it to a professional.
The swaying to the right, sounds like alignment is out of whack but the stopping part on its own doesnt sound good. I couldn't even venture to say what that is. Take it to a shop before something happens that could be harmful to you or your passengers.