Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Assembly

1. NOTE: Universal joint kits are to be installed as complete assemblies only. Do not mix components from other U-joint kits.

Install the spider.

1. Start a new bearing cup into the driveshaft yoke.

  • Check the needle bearings for correct positioning.

2. Position the new spider in the driveshaft yoke.

3. Position the driveshaft in the U-joint tool.

4. Press the bearing cup to just below the snap ring groove.

  • Repeat for the other bearing cup.

Universal Joint - Single Cardan, Flange Yoke

2. Inspect the driveshaft flange yoke. Install new if necessary.

3. Install the driveshaft flange yoke.

1. Start a new bearing cup into the driveshaft flange yoke.

  • Check the needle bearings for correct positioning.

2. Position the driveshaft flange yoke.

3. Position the driveshaft in the U-joint tool.

4. Press the bearing cup to just below the snap ring groove.

  • Repeat for the other bearing cup.

Universal Joint - Single Cardan, Flange Yoke

4. NOTE: Use the yellow snap rings supplied in the kit to assemble the universal joint (U-joint). If difficulty is encountered with the yellow snap rings, install the black snap rings, as required.

Remove the driveshaft from the U-joint tool, and install the four snap rings.

Universal Joint - Single Cardan, Flange Yoke

5. NOTE: Do not strike the bearings.

Check the U-joints for freedom of movement.

  • If binding, strike the yoke with a brass or plastic hammer.

Universal Joint - Single Cardan, Flange Yoke

6. Install the driveshaft. For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section.

 

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