Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Disassembly

1. Remove the driveshaft (4602). For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section.

2. CAUTION: Under no circumstances is the driveshaft assembly to be clamped in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing driveshaft failure during vehicle operation.

Place the driveshaft (4602) on a suitable workbench. Be careful not to damage the tube.

3. NOTE: If components are not marked and therefore installed incorrectly, driveline imbalance can occur.

Index-mark the driveshaft components.

Driveshaft Slip Yoke

4. Clamp the special tool in a vise.

Driveshaft Slip Yoke

5. Remove all four of the snap rings.

Driveshaft Slip Yoke

6. NOTE: If necessary, use a pair of pliers to remove a bearing cup if it cannot be pressed out all the way.

Remove the driveshaft slip yoke (4841).

1. Position the driveshaft slip yoke in the U-joint tool.

2. Press out a bearing cup.

3. Rotate the driveshaft slip yoke.

4. Press on the spider to remove the remaining bearing cup.

5. Remove the driveshaft slip yoke.

Driveshaft Slip Yoke

7. Repeat Step 5 to remove the remaining bearing cups and spider from the driveshaft.

Driveshaft Slip Yoke

8. Clean the yoke area at each end of the driveshaft.

    Driveshaft Slip Yoke
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