Ford Mustang Service Manual: Frame and Mounting

Frame and Body Mounting

Torque Specifications

Frame Assembly


Frame Assembly

Underbody misalignment can affect front and rear wheel alignment, the operation of the suspension parts and drivetrain operation. Window glass cracks, door and window opening concerns, and air or water leaks at the doors are often caused by improperly tightened bolts and body misalignment.

Every structural member and outer panel is designed to offer the maximum protection in the event of a collision.

Body Misalignment Check

1. CAUTION: Do not attempt to correct any serious misalignment with one pulling/pushing operation. Damage to structure may occur.

NOTE: All body alignment measurements are made without trim and from metal to metal.

To check the body alignment, take two opposite diagonal measurements between the front, center or rear pillars. Take the measurements between reference points, such as crease lines or weld joints which are diagonally opposite each other on the two pillars being measured.

Installation
Removal WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury i ...

Underbody Misalignment Check
Underbody Dimensions   1. Underbody dimensions tolerances are +- 3.175 mm (0.125 in). Reference dimensions are not controlled dimensions. Reference points are +- 4.76 mm (0.1875 in). All und ...

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Getting the services you need
Warranty repairs to your vehicle must be performed by an authorized dealer. While any authorized dealer handling your vehicle line will provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your selling authorized dealer who wants to ensure your continued ...

Waxing
Regular waxing is necessary to protect the paint on your car from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year. When washing and waxing, park your vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash yo ...

Rear Drive Axle and Differential
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 differential housing cover uses silicone sealant as a gasket. ...