Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Flywheel Ring Gear

Removal

1. Remove the flywheel.

2. WARNING: This procedure should be carried out only by a correctly equipped and experienced acetylene torch operator. Tongs must be used or asbestos gloves worn when handling the heated flywheel ring gear. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.

CAUTION: Tap the flywheel ring gear evenly to prevent binding.

Remove the flywheel ring gear from the flywheel.

  • Evenly heat the flywheel ring gear with an acetylene torch and use a brass drift to drive the flywheel ring gear off the flywheel.

Installation

1. WARNING: This procedure should be carried out only by a properly equipped and experienced acetylene torch operator. Tongs must be used or asbestos gloves worn when handling the heated flywheel ring gear. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.

CAUTION: Do not heat the flywheel ring gear beyond 261C (500F). Use heatindicating crayons to prevent overheating.

CAUTION: Keep the torch moving to prevent hot spots.

Evenly heat the flywheel ring gear with an acetylene torch.

  • Install the flywheel ring gear with the bevel on the flywheel ring gear facing the rear of the flywheel.
  • Use a brass drift to tap the flywheel ring gear into position, reheat as necessary.

Flywheel Ring Gear

2. Install the flywheel.

 

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