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

Special Tool(s)

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

1. Remove the valve tappets. 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 block.

4. Zero the indicator.

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

  • If the camshaft end play exceeds specifications, install a new camshaft thrust plate.

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

Camshaft End Play - Push Rod Engines

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    Other materials:

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