Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Installation

1. Install the spring.

1. Position the spring and spring insulator in the front suspension lower control arm.

2. Swing the arm into the fender well.

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2. Position a jack stand under the front suspension lower control arm inboard of the spring seat and raise the arm into position.

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3. NOTE: The front suspension lower arm nuts must be tightened with the suspension at curb height.

Install the bolts and nuts. Do not tighten the bolts at this time.

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4. Make sure the spring is correctly positioned in the front suspension lower arm.

1. Spring must not cover this hole.

2. Spring must cover this hole.

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5. Remove the special tool.

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6. Move the jack stand under the front suspension lower arm ball joint and raise the suspension until the shock absorber is compressed to the previously established alignment mark (curb height).

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7. Tighten the nuts.

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8. Remove the jack stand.

9. Install the power rack and pinion steering gear.

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10. Position the intermediate shaft and install the bolt.

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11. Connect the stabilizer bar link to the front suspension lower arm.

1. Install the link and bushing.

2. Install the nut.

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12. Connect the tie-rod end to the spindle.

1. Install the tie-rod end into the spindle.

2. Install the nut.

3. Install a new cotter pin.

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13. Install the wheel and tire assembly. 14. Lower the vehicle.

15. Check wheel alignment. Adjust if necessary.

 

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