Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Emission control system

WARNING

: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.

WARNING

: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.

Your vehicle is equipped with various emission control components and a catalytic converter which will enable your vehicle to comply with applicable exhaust emission standards. To make sure that the catalytic converter and other emission control components continue to work properly:

Use only the specified fuel listed.

Avoid running out of fuel.

Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is moving, especially at high speeds.

Have the items listed in Scheduled Maintenance Information performed according to the specified schedule.

The scheduled maintenance items listed in Scheduled Maintenance Information are essential to the life and performance of your vehicle and to its emissions system.

If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.

Illumination of the service engine soon indicator, charging system warning light or the temperature warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors, smoke or loss of engine power could indicate that the emission control system is not working properly.

An improperly operating or damaged exhaust system may allow exhaust to enter the vehicle. Have a damaged or improperly operating exhaust system inspected and repaired immediately.

Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine. By law, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services, sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are not permitted to intentionally remove an emission control device or prevent it from working. Information about your vehicles emission system is on the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal located on or near the engine. This decal also lists engine displacement.

Please consult your warranty information for complete emission warranty information.

    Fuel consumption
    Filling the Tank The advertised capacity is the indicated capacity and the empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fu ...

    On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
    Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engines emission control system. This system is commonly known as the on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II). The OBD-II system protects t ...

    Other materials:

    Installation
    Removal CAUTION: Since the engine is not free-wheeling, timing procedures must be followed exactly or piston and valve damage can occur. 1. Remove the engine front cover. For additional information, refer to Engine Front Cover in this section. 2. Remove the ...

    Fuel Vapor Control Tube Assembly Valve
    Evaporative Emissions (Description and Operation) Component Location   The evaporative emission system: is equipped with an on-board refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) system. prevents hydrocarbon emissions from reaching the atmosphere. stores f ...

    Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor - Cobra
    Electronic Engine Controls (Description and Operation) The electronic engine controls consist of the following: powertrain control module (PCM) throttle position (TP) sensor idle air control (IAC) valve engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor ...