Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

Special Tool(s)

Clutch Aligner 308-020 (T74P-7137-K)

Material

Item Specification
Premium Long Life Grease XG-1-C ESA-M1C75-B

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Remove the transmission. For additional information, refer to Section.

3. Remove the starter.

1. Remove the terminal cap.

2. Remove the nuts.

3. Remove the wires and position them aside.

4. Remove the two bolts and the starter.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

4. Remove the clutch cable clip, then pull the cable through the clutch housing.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

5. Remove the two bolts and the inspection cover.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

6. Remove the seven bolts and the clutch housing.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

7. CAUTION: Loosen the bolts evenly to prevent damage to the pressure plate.

NOTE: If the pressure plate is to be reused, index-mark the pressure plate to the flywheel.

Remove the six bolts and the pressure plate and disc.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

Installation

1. NOTE: Clean the clutch pressure plate and flywheel with a commercial alcohol-based solvent so surfaces are free from oil film. Do not use cleaners with a petroleum base.

NOTE: Before installing the transmission, the ball stud, the clutch release lever and the input shaft must be cleaned and lubricated with grease.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  • Using the special tool, align the clutch disc and pressure plate to the flywheel.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

2. Tighten the pressure plate bolts in two stages.

  • Stage 1: Tighten the bolts to 45 Nm (33 lb-ft).
  • Stage 2: Tighten the bolts an additional 60 degrees.

Disc and Pressure Plate - 4.6L (4V) Engine

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