Ford Mustang Service Manual: Road Test

Inspection and Verification

WARNING: A vehicle equipped with a Traction-Lok differential will always have both wheels driving. If, while the vehicle is being serviced, only one wheel is raised off the ground and the rear axle is driven by the engine, the wheel on the ground could drive the vehicle off the stand or jack. Be sure both rear wheels are off the ground.

WARNING: Never run the engine with one wheel off the ground, for example, when changing a tire. The wheel(s) resting on the ground could cause the vehicle to move.

WARNING: Do not balance the wheels and tires while they are mounted on the vehicle.

Possible tire disintegration or differential failure could result, causing personal injury and extensive component damage. Use off-vehicle wheel and tire balancer only.

Be sure to follow the warnings when carrying out inspection and verification.

    Inspection and Verification
    Inspection and Verification WARNING: A vehicle equipped with a Traction-Lok differential will always have both wheels driving. If, while the vehicle is being serviced, only one wheel is raised off t ...

    Symptom Chart
    Inspection and Verification WARNING: A vehicle equipped with a Traction-Lok differential will always have both wheels driving. If, while the vehicle is being serviced, only one wheel is raised off t ...

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    Cleaning the alloy wheels
    Note: Do not use chrome cleaner, metal cleaner or polish on wheels and wheel covers. A clearcoat paint finish coats aluminum wheels and wheel covers. In order to maintain their condition: Х Clean weekly with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner. Use a sponge ...

    Removal
    Removal Both mounts 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section. 2. Remove the coolant bypass tube. For additional information, refer to Section. 3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and detach the drive belt ...

    Assembly
    Disassembly 1. CAUTION: Do not place the cylinder head (6049) flat on the bench; the valves will bend. CAUTION: Before disassembly begins, mark the valve position on the face of each valve being removed. The valves must be re-installed into the same positio ...