Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: 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 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 - Twist

Connecting Rod -Piston Pin Side Clearance

1. Measure the clearance between the connecting rod and the piston. Verify the 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 303 for the procedure.

Connecting Rod -Piston Pin Side Clearance

    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 s ...

    Connecting Rod - Bearing Journal Clearance
    Special Tool(s) Plastigage 303-D031 (D81L-6002-B) or equivalent NOTE: The crankshaft connecting rod journals must be within specifications to check the connecting rod bearing journa ...

    Other materials:

    Output Shaft and Direct Clutch Cylinder
    Special Tool(s) Compressor, Clutch Spring 307-015 (T65L-77515-A) Protector, Piston Seal 307-080 (T80L-77234-A) Protector, Transmission Direct Clutch Outer Fluid Seal 307-422 Material Item Specification ...

    1-2 Accumulator
    Removal 1. Compress the 1-2 accumulator cover and remove the accumulator piston retaining ring. 2. NOTE: Note the location of the 1-2 accumulator springs for reference during assembly. Remove the 1-2 accumulator. 1. Remove the 1-2 accumulator cover. 2. ...

    Manual seats
    WARNING: Do not adjust the driver’s seat or seatback while the vehicle is moving. WARNING: Rock the seat backwards and forwards after releasing the lever to make sure that it is fully engaged. Moving the seats backward and forward Recline adjustment WARNIN ...