Ford Mustang Service Manual: Rear Suspension

Torque Specifications


WARNING: All vehicles are equipped with gas pressurized shock absorbers


WARNING: All vehicles are equipped with gas pressurized shock absorbers which will extend unassisted. Do not apply heat or flame to the shock absorbers during removal or component servicing. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.

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.

The rear suspension consists of the following components:

  • rear spring (4460)
  • rear shock absorber (18125)
  • rear upper suspension arm and bushings (5500)
  • common LH and RH
  • rear lower suspension arm and bushings (5A649)
  • common LH and RH
  • rear stabilizer bar (5A772) (4.6 2V-equipped models only)
  • axle drive line vibration dampers (4.6 2V-equipped models only)
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 sa ...

Rear Suspension (Description and Operation)
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:

Installation
Removal 1. Remove the air intake scoop bracket. For additonal information, refer to Section. 2. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube. For additional information, refer to Section. 3. Disconnect the accelerator cable, the speed control actuator cable and the ...

Using the boot
Installing the Boot WARNING: Always secure the retaining clips and boot straps on the vehicle or the boot may come loose while driving. Note: Be sure the boot is secure on the vehicle before driving. Improper installation can result in loss or damage of ...

Scheduled Maintenance
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION Why Maintain Your Vehicle? Carefully following the maintenance schedule helps protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance and may help to increase the value of your vehicle when y ...