Ford Mustang Service Manual: Final assembly

Removal

1. Remove the differential assembly from the differential housing. For additional information, refer to Differential Case in this section.

2. CAUTION: Record the torque necessary to maintain rotation of the drive pinion gear through several revolutions prior to removing the pinion flange (4851).

Remove the pinion flange. For additional information, refer to Drive Pinion Flange and Drive Pinion Seal in this section.

3. Force the rear axle drive pinion seal metal flange up. Install gripping pliers and strike with a hammer to remove the seal.

4. Remove the rear axle drive pinion shaft oil slinger (4670).


4. Remove the rear axle drive pinion shaft oil slinger (4670).

5. Using the special tool and a soft-faced hammer, drive the pinion assembly


5. Using the special tool and a soft-faced hammer, drive the pinion assembly out of the outer differential pinion bearing (4621) and remove the drive pinion through the rear of the differential housing (4010).

6. Remove the outer differential pinion bearing.


6. Remove the outer differential pinion bearing.

7. Remove and discard the collapsible spacer (4662).


7. Remove and discard the collapsible spacer (4662).

8. Using the special tool and a suitable press, remove the inner differential


8. Using the special tool and a suitable press, remove the inner differential pinion bearing (4630).

9. NOTE: Do not remove the pinion bearing cups from the differential


9. NOTE: Do not remove the pinion bearing cups from the differential housing unless the cups are damaged.

To remove the bearing cups, tap alternately (with a brass drift of suitable length) on opposite sides of the cup to prevent the cup from cocking in the casting.

Installation


    Installation
    Removal 1. Remove the differential assembly from the differential housing. For additional information, refer to Differential Case in this section. 2. CAUTION: Record the torque necessary to maintain ...

    Differential Case
    Rear Drive Axle and Differential   The axle housing assembly consists of a cast center section with two steel tube assemblies and a stamped differential housing cover (4033). The diffe ...

    Other materials:

    Assembly
    Disassembly 1. NOTE: Mark the position of each gear shifter fork (7230). Place the gear shift plates (7N232) and the gear selector interlock sleeve (7K201) in the neutral position to center the gear shift plates and the selector body (7302). 2. Rotate the main shift control shaft (7358) coun ...

    General Maintenance Information
    General Maintenance Information NOTE: This is a generic maintenance schedule for all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. There may be items listed that do not apply to all vehicles. The Normal Schedule applies to operation of the vehicle under typical, everyday driving conditions. The maintenanc ...

    Symptom Chart
    Principles of Operation The speed control system is designed to maintain vehicle speed above 48 km/h (30 mph). After the ON switch is depressed, depressing the SET/ACCEL switch will activate the speed control servo. To increase a set speed, either depress and hold for continuous acceleration, or ...