Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Connecting Rod - Bushing Diameter

1. Measure the inner diameter of the connecting rod bushing, if equipped. Verify the diameter is within specification.

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

Connecting Rod - Bushing Diameter

Connecting Rod -Bend

1. Measure the connecting rod bend on a suitable alignment fixture. Follow the instructions of the fixture manufacturer. Verify the bend measurement is within specification.

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

Connecting Rod -Bend

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    Connecting Rod - Twist
    1. Measure the connecting rod twist on a suitable alignment fixture. Follow the instructions of the fixture manufacturer. Verify the measurement is within specification. Refer to the appropriat ...

    Other materials:

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    Bulb
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