Ford Mustang Service Manual: Installation

Removal

CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. If substitution is necessary, the part must be of the same finish and property class. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

1. Mark the rear shock absorber (18125) relative to the protective sleeve with the vehicle in a static, level ground position (curb height).

2. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. .


2. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. .

3. Remove both wheel and tire assemblies.

4. Remove the rear brake disc.

5. Remove the rear springs (5560). For additional information, refer to Spring-Cobra in this section.

6. Raise the subframe into position and remove the front bolts.

7. Lower the subframe from the vehicle.


7. Lower the subframe from the vehicle.

8. Mark the cam bolt position relative to the upper suspension arm and bushing (5500).

9. NOTE: Mark a new cam bolt in the same position as the old one for


9. NOTE: Mark a new cam bolt in the same position as the old one for assembly reference before discarding the old bolt.

Disconnect the upper suspension arm and bushing from the knuckle (5A968/5A969).

1. Remove and discard the nut and bolt.

2. Disconnect the upper suspension arm and bushing.

10. Remove the upper suspension arm and bushing.


10. Remove the upper suspension arm and bushing.

1. Remove and discard the nuts and bolts.

2. Remove the upper suspension arm and bushing.

Installation


    Removal
    Removal CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the sa ...

    Lower Arm
    Rear Suspension (Description and Operation)   Item Part Number Description 1 18125 Rear shock absorber 2 - Rear axle driveline vibration damper 3 5A649 R ...

    Other materials:

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    Assembly
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    Axle Housing
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