Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Camshaft Journal - Clearance, Plastigage Method

Special Tool(s)

Plastigage 303-D031 (D81L-6002-B) or equivalent

NOTE: The camshaft journals must meet specifications before checking camshaft journal clearance.

1. Remove the camshaft bearing cap and lay Plastigage across the surface. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

2. NOTE: Do not turn the camshaft while carrying out this procedure.

Position the camshaft bearing cap and install the bolts. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

Camshaft Journal - Clearance, Plastigage Method

3. Use Plastigage to verify the camshaft journal clearance.

  • If out of specification, install new components as necessary. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.
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