Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Column

Removal and Installation

All vehicles

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute to allow the depletion of the restraint system backup power supply.

2. WARNING: To avoid the risk of serious personal injury, follow all warnings, cautions, notes and instructions at the beginning of the deactivation procedure.

Deactivate the supplemental restraint system (SRS). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Deactivation and Reactivation in this section.

3. WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, follow all warnings, cautions, notes and instructions in the clockspring removal and installation procedure.

Remove the clockspring (14A664).

4. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359).

1. Remove the screws.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector.

3. Remove the multi-function switch.

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5. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.

1. Remove the bolt.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector.

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6. Remove the pinch bolt and disconnect the coupling from the steering column.

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7. Disconnect the electrical connector.

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Vehicles with manual transmission

8. Remove the nuts and the steering column.

  • Discard the nuts.

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Vehicles with automatic transmission

9. Remove the nuts and lower the steering column.

  • Discard the nuts.

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10. Disconnect the ignition/shifter interlock and remove the steering column.

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All vehicles

11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

12. WARNING: To avoid the risk of serious personal injury, follow all warnings, cautions, notes and instructions at the beginning of the reactivation procedure.

Reactivate the supplemental restraint system (SRS). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Deactivation and Reactivation in this section.

    Wheel
    Removal and Installation 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait at least one minute to allow the depletion of the restraint system backup power supply. 2. Turn the steering wheel ...

    Steering Column Shaft
    Removal and Installation 1. CAUTION: Do not allow the steering column shaft to rotate while intermediate shaft is disconnected or damage to the clockspring can result. If there is evidence that the ...

    Other materials:

    Gearshift Lever and Boot
    Material Removal and Installation 1. Remove the gearshift lever knob. 2. Remove the console panel gearshift plate. Lift the gearshift lever boot over the gearshift lever. 3. Remove the bolts and the shift lever. 4. Remove the screws and the inner shif ...

    Flywheel Runout Check
    Special Tool(s) Dial Indicator/Magnetic Base 100-D002 (D78P-4201-B) or equivalent 1. Mount the special tool so that the indicator contact point rides on the clutch disc contact surface. 2. Turn the flywheel (6375); if the runout exceeds the ...

    Refueling
    WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others: • Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. • Turn off your engine when you are refueling. • Do not smoke if you are n ...