Ford Mustang Service Manual: Brake System (Diagnosis and Testing)

Brake System (Description and Operation)

Component Locations

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The vehicle is equipped with a vacuum-assisted or a hydro-boost power braking


The vehicle is equipped with a vacuum-assisted or a hydro-boost power braking system. The braking system is a front-to-rear split hydraulic system. The front wheel brakes utilize a dual piston brake caliper and disc brake system. The rear brakes utilize a single piston brake caliper and disc brake system. The parking brake system is a mechanical system that is controlled by an independent hand-operated parking brake control and is self-adjusting. A 4-wheel anti-lock brake system or anti-lock brake system with traction control (4WABS) is optional equipment on all models except Cobra. Cobra has ABS and traction control as standard equipment.

Brake System (Description and Operation)
Brake System (Description and Operation) Component Locations +   The vehicle is equipped with a vacuum-assisted or a hydro-boost power braking system. The braking system is a front-to-rear s ...

Inspection and Verification
Inspection and Verification WARNING: Use of any other than the approved DOT 3 brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative. WARNING: Brake fluid ...

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Removal
Removal WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, possibly resulting in personal injury. WARNING: Fuel suppl ...

Engine Support Insulators
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Disassembly
Disassembly 1. Inspect the clutch cylinder thrust surfaces, piston bore and clutch plate serrations for scores or burrs. Minor scores or burrs may be removed with a crocus cloth. Install a new clutch cylinder if badly scored or damaged. 2. Check fluid passa ...