Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Cleaning the engine

Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal.

When washing:

Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage.

Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to avoid cracking the engine block or other engine components.

Spray Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean. In Canada, use Motorcraft Engine Shampoo.

Never wash or rinse the engine while it is hot or running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage.

Never wash or rinse any ignition coil, spark plug wire or spark plug well, or the area in and around these locations.

Cover the battery, power distribution box, and air filter assembly to prevent water damage when cleaning the engine.

    Repairing minor paint damage
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    Cleaning the windows and wiper blades
    The windows and wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicles glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include hot wax trea ...

    Other materials:

    Air Cleaner - 4.6L (2V) and 4.6L (4V)
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    Pinpoint Test K: LFC 35/DTC B1935 - Passenger Air Bag Circuit Resistance Low
    Pinpoint Test A: The Air Bag Warning Indicator Is Illuminated Continuously - RCM Disconnected, Inoperative or Lost/Low Ignition Feed Normal Operation NOTE: During normal operation the air bag indicator will be lit continuously for 6 seconds after the ignitio ...

    Installation
    Removal 1. Raise and support the vehicle. 2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. 3. Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). 4. Remove the differential housing cover (4033) and drain the lubricant. For additional information, refer to Differential Housing Co ...