Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Engine System - General Information

General Specifications

General Specifications


NOTE: This section contains information, steps and procedures that may not be specific to your engine.

This section covers general procedures and diagnosis and testing of the engine system, except for exhaust emission control devices, which are covered in the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual.

The engine incorporates the following features:

  • a closed positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system.
  • an exhaust emission control system.
  • an evaporative emission control system.

Some engines incorporate a fail-safe cooling system. Refer to the appropriate section in Group for the procedure.

The engine, fuel system, ignition system, emissions system and exhaust system all affect exhaust emission levels and must be maintained according to the maintenance schedule. Refer to the scheduled Maintenance Guide.

Correct engine identification is required to order parts. Refer to the appropriate section in Group for the procedure.

For complete vehicle and engine identification codes.


Engine (Diagnosis and Testing)
Special Tool(s) Commercially Available Leakdown Tester Quick Disconnect Compression Tester 134-R0212 or equivalent Dial Indicator Gauge Adapter 303-007 (TOOL-6565-AB) ...

Other materials:

Recreational towing
Note: Do not tow with the Shelby GT500 model. It cannot tow a trailer. Note: Do not exceed the trailer weight for your vehicle configuration listed in the chart below. Note: Make sure to take into consideration trailer frontal area. Do not exceed 12 feet2 (1 ...

Engine (Assembly)
Special Tool(s) Guides, Connecting Rod 303-442 (T93P-6136-A) Installer, Crankshaft Vibration Damper 303-102 (T74P-6316-B) Installer, Front Cover Oil Seal 303-335 (T88T-6701-A) Installer, Crankshaft Rear ...

CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result. 1. NOTE: Two technicians are necessary to carry out this step. Install the instrument panel. 2. Install the upper instrument pa ...