Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Checks and Services

Certain basic maintenance checks and inspections should be carried out at specified intervals. Any recognized adverse condition should be corrected as soon as possible.

Maximum Oil Change Interval (Normal Schedule)

  • 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 6 months, whichever occurs first.

Maximum Oil Change Interval (Special Operating Conditions)

  • 4,800 km (3,000 miles) or 3 months.

Monthly Checks

Check each of the following items every month:

  • All interior and exterior lights.
  • Tires for wear and correct air pressure.
  • Engine oil fluid level.
  • Windshield washer solvent fluid level.
  • Check and drain fuel/water separator.

Six Month Checks

Check each of the following items at least every six months:

  • Lap/shoulder belts and seat latches for wear and function.
  • Spare tire air pressure.
  • Power steering fluid level.
  • Parking brake for correct operation.
  • Safety warning lamps (brake, ABS, air bag, safety belt) for correct operation.
  • Coolant system fluid level and correct strength.
  • Battery connections. Clean if necessary.
  • Clutch fluid level, if equipped.
  • Windshield washer spray, wiper operation, clean all wiper blades.
  • Lubricate all hinges, latches and outside locks. Inspect for correct operation.
  • Lubricate door rubber weatherstrips. Inspect for excessive wear.
  • Clean body and door drain holes. Inspect for clogs and obstructions.

Special Checks (Mustang Only)

Carry out the following check every 8,000 km (5,000 miles):

  • Adjust clutch by lifting pedal (manual transmission Mustang only, as described in owner guide).
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