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 ...

Other materials:

Inspection and Verification
Principles of Operation Battery Saver The battery saver feature provides automatic shut-off of power to demand and courtesy lamp circuitry. When the generic electronic module (GEM) detects the ignition switch circuits are in the key OFF or removed ign ...

Timing Drive Components
Engine (Description and Operation) WARNING: Do not operate the engine with the hood open until the fan blade has been first examined for possible cracks and separation. The 4.6L (4V) (281 CID) Cobra engine is a V-8 with the following features: intercooled s ...

Removal
Removal 1. Remove the upper intake manifold. For additional information, refer to Upper Intake Manifold in this section. 2. Partially drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section. 3. Relieve the fuel system pressure. For add ...