Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Inspection and Verification

1. Verify the customer concern by operating the engine to duplicate the condition.

2. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical damage. Refer to the following chart.

Visual Inspection Chart


  • Engine coolant leaks
  • Engine oil leaks
  • Fuel leaks
  • Damaged or severely worn parts
  • Loose mounting bolts, studs and nuts

3. If the inspection reveals obvious concerns that can be readily identified, repair as necessary.

4. If the concerns remain after the inspection, determine the symptoms. GO to Symptom Chart .

    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) ...

    Symptom Chart
    Condition Possible Sources Action Difficult starting Damaged ignition system. Damaged fuel system. Damaged starting system. Damaged charging ...

    Other materials:

    Ignition Switch
    Removal 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. 2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 1. Remove the screws. 2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 3. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement. 1. Rem ...

    Input Shaft and Bearing
    Special Tool(s) Plate, Bearing/Oil Seal 205-090 (T75L-1165-B) Puller, Bearing 205-D064 (D84L-1123-A) Installer, Drive Pinion Bearing Cone 205-004 (T53T-4621-B) Adapter Set, Step Plate 205-DS011 (D80L-630 ...

    Countershaft Bearing
    Special Tool(s) Bearing Replacer 308-061 (T77J-7025-L) Front Bearing Replacer 308-062 (T77J-7025-M) Mainshaft Front Bearing Replacer 308-081 (T82T-7003-DH) Pinion Bearing Cone Remover 205-D002 (D79L-4621 ...