Ford Mustang Service Manual: Engine - 3.8L

General Specifications




a - 20-200 seconds to leakdown 3.18 mm (0.125 in) with 225 Newtons (50


a - 20-200 seconds to leakdown 3.18 mm (0.125 in) with 225 Newtons (50 pounds) load and tappet filled with leak-down fluid.

Torque Specifications



a - Refer to the procedure in this section


a - Refer to the procedure in this section

b - Advance one-half turn after gasket contacts the sealing surface.

Engine (DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION)

The 3.8L engine has:

  • a V-block with six cylinders and splayed crankpins.
  • a distributorless ignition system.
  • a multiport, sequential fuel injection (SFI) system.
  • overhead valves.
  • hydraulic valve tappets for automatic lash adjustment.
  • connecting rod parting faces that are unique with an interference fit.
  • an engine dynamic balance shaft.
Exhaust Manifold - Inspection
Engine (Diagnosis and Testing) Special Tool(s) Commercially Available Leakdown Tester Quick Disconnect Compression Tester 134-R0212 or equivalent Dial Indicator Gauge ...

Engine Component View
Engine Component View Cylinder Heads and Valve Train Components   Engine Front Cover Components   Engine Components   Cylinder Block and Lower End Components   Engi ...

Other materials:

Transmission Connector Layouts
Transmission Description (Description and Operation) The 4R70W has the following features: Wide ratio gears Four speeds Rear wheel drive Automatic Electronic shift Torque converter clutch control Line pressure controls The transm ...

Removal
Removal NOTE: The convertible top hydraulic components are removed from the vehicle as an assembly. The hydraulic components are individually repaired and the system must be bled before being installed into the vehicle. Hydraulic system 1. Unlatch the conver ...

Fuse specification chart
Power Distribution Box WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the power distribution box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid rese ...