Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Fill

1. WARNING: Do not mix oil types, any mixture or any unapproved oil can lead to seal deterioration and leaks. A leak can ultimately cause loss of fluid, which can result in a loss of power steering assist.

Check the fluid level. If necessary, fill the reservoir to the correct level.

  • Use Motorcraft MERCON Multi-Purpose ATF XT-2-QDX or MERCON equivalent.

2. Remove the fuel pump fuse from the battery junction box.

3. Raise the front wheels off the floor.

4. CAUTION: Do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Allow the starter to cool for 1 minute before cranking again. Premature starter failure can occur.

CAUTION: Do not hold the steering wheel against the stops for more than three to five seconds at a time. Damage to the power steering pump will occur.

Turn the steering wheel from stop-to-stop while cranking the engine.

5. Lower the vehicle.

6. CAUTION: Do not overfill the reservoir.

Check the fluid level. If necessary, fill the reservoir to the correct level.

  • Use Motorcraft MERCON Multi-Purpose ATF XT-2-QDX or MERCON equivalent.

7. Install the fuel pump fuse.

 

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