Ford Mustang Service Manual: Installation

Removal

CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. If substitution is necessary, the part must be of the same finish and property class. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

All vehicles

1. Mark the rear shock absorber (18125) relative to the protective sleeve with the vehicle in a static, level ground position (curb height).

2. Raise the vehicle.


2. Raise the vehicle.

3. Disconnect the anti-lock sensor wire.

4. Remove the bolt and the parking brake cable bracket. Discard the bolt.


4. Remove the bolt and the parking brake cable bracket. Discard the bolt.

Vehicles equipped with a 4.6L 2V engine


Vehicles equipped with a 4.6L 2V engine

5. Remove the stabilizer bar (5A772). For additional information, refer to Stabilizer Bar in this section.

All vehicles

6. Support the differential housing with a jack stand.

7. Position the special tool 014-00942 under the rear lower suspension arm and bushing-to-axle pivot bolt.

8. Remove and discard the pivot bolt and nut.

9. Remove the spring (5560).


9. Remove the spring (5560).

1. Slowly lower the arm with the special tool 014-00942.

2. Remove the rear spring and the rear spring insulators (5536).

Installation


    Removal
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