Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Driveshaft (Description and Operation)




NOTE: All driveshaft assemblies are balanced. If undercoating the vehicle, protect the driveshaft to prevent overspray of any undercoating material.

The driveshaft has the following features:

  • A tubular shaft used to transfer engine torque from the transmission output shaft to the differential in the rear axle housing, which transmits torque through the axle shafts to the drive wheels.
  • Consists of two single-cardan universal joints, a driveshaft slip yoke, a welded tube assembly and a driveshaft centering socket yoke.
  • The splined driveshaft slip yoke permits the driveshaft to move forward and rearward on the transmission output shaft during drivetrain movement and during driveshaft removal and installation.
    Torque Specifications Description Nm lb-ft Pinion flange bolts 112 83 ...

    Universal Joints
    The universal joints are: lubed-for-life design and require no lubrication. equipped with nylon thrust washers, located at each base of the bearing cup, which control end play, position the need ...

    Other materials:

    1. Inspect the rear axle pinion flange seal journal for rust, nicks, and scratches prior to installing the flange. Polish the seal journal with fine crocus cloth, if necessary. 2. Lubricate the rear axle pinion flange splines. Use SAE 75W-140 High Performa ...

    Reverse Servo Assembly
    Special Tool(s) Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture 100-002 (TOOL-4201-C) Remover/Installer, Servo Piston 307-251 (T92P-70023-A) Installer, Servo Piston 307-073 (T80L-77030-A) Removal 1. Remove the main co ...

    Exhaust Manifold - LH
    Removal 1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section. 2. Remove the LH exhaust manifold flange nuts. 3. Remove the RH exhaust manifold flange nuts. 4. Lower the vehicle. 5. NOTE: Discard the exhaust manifold gasket. ...