Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Camshaft End Play - OHC Engines

Special Tool(s)

Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture 100-002 (TOOL-4201-C) or equivalent

1. Remove the roller followers. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

2. Use a Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture to measure camshaft end play.

3. Position the camshaft to the rear of the cylinder head.

4. Zero the indicator.

5. Move the camshaft to the front of the cylinder head. Note and record the camshaft end play.

  • If camshaft end play exceeds specifications, install new camshaft and recheck end play.

    Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

  • If camshaft end play exceeds specification after camshaft installation, install a new cylinder head. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

Camshaft End Play - OHC Engines

Camshaft -Lobe Surface

1. Inspect camshaft lobes for pitting or damage in the contact area. Minor pitting is acceptable outside the contact area.

  • If excessive pitting or damage is present, install new components as necessary. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

Camshaft -Lobe Surface

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