Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Crankshaft End Play

Special Tool(s)

Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture 100-002 (TOOL-4201-C) or equivalent

1. Measure the crankshaft end play. Use a Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture to measure crankshaft end play.

2. Position the crankshaft to the rear of the cylinder block.

3. Zero the indicator.

4. Move the crankshaft to the front of the cylinder block. Note and record the crankshaft end play.

  • If crankshaft end play exceeds specifications, install a new crankshaft thrust washer (6334) or crankshaft thrust main bearing (6337). Refer to the appropriate section in Group 303 for the procedure.

Crankshaft End Play

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