Ford Mustang Service Manual: Removal

Removal

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.

3. CAUTION: Remove the rear brake calipers to prevent drag during the drive pinion bearing preload adjustment.

CAUTION: Do not allow the calipers to hang from the brake hoses.

Remove the rear brake caliper and support bracket from the knuckle as an assembly. Wire the caliper and support bracket assembly out of the way.

4. CAUTION: Index-mark the driveshaft flange and pinion flange (4851) to maintain initial balance during installation.

CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the yoke from the flange.

Disconnect and position the driveshaft out of the way.

 


 

5. Install an Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench on the nut and record the torque


5. Install an Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench on the nut and record the torque necessary to maintain rotation of the drive pinion gear through several revolutions.

6. CAUTION: After removing the nut, discard it. Use a new nut for


6. CAUTION: After removing the nut, discard it. Use a new nut for installation.

Use the special tool to hold the pinion flange while removing the nut.

7. Index-mark the pinion flange and drive pinion gear stem to maintain


7. Index-mark the pinion flange and drive pinion gear stem to maintain initial balance during installation.

8. Using the special tool, remove the pinion flange.


8. Using the special tool, remove the pinion flange.

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