Ford Mustang Service Manual: Disassembly

Disassembly

1. Remove the driveshaft (4602). For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section.

2. CAUTION: Under no circumstances is the driveshaft assembly to be clamped in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing driveshaft failure during vehicle operation.

Place the driveshaft on a suitable workbench, being careful not to damage the tube.

3. NOTE: If components are not marked and installed correctly, driveline imbalance can occur.

Index-mark the positions of the driveshaft components.

4. Clamp the U-joint tool in a vise.


4. Clamp the U-joint tool in a vise.

5. Remove all four of the snap rings.


5. Remove all four of the snap rings.

6. Remove the driveshaft flange yoke.


6. Remove the driveshaft flange yoke.

1. Position the driveshaft flange yoke in the U-joint tool.

2. Press out a bearing cup.

3. Remove the driveshaft flange yoke.

4. Press on the spider to remove the remaining bearing cup.

5. Remove the driveshaft flange yoke.

7. Remove the spider.


7. Remove the spider.

1. Reposition the driveshaft in the U-joint tool.

2. Press out the bearing cup.

3. Rotate the driveshaft.

4. Press on the spider to remove the remaining bearing cup.

5. Remove the spider.

8. Clean the yoke area at the end of the driveshaft.


8. Clean the yoke area at the end of the driveshaft.

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