Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Installation

1. Apply silicone gasket and sealant in the locations shown.

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2. Install the engine front cover.

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3. Install the belt idler pulleys and the bolts.

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4. Connect the CMP sensor electrical connector.

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5. Raise the vehicle.

6. Install the crankshaft front oil seal. For additional information, refer to Crankshaft Front Oil Seal in this section.

7. Tighten the four oil pan bolts in the sequence shown.

  • Stage 1: Tighten to 2 Nm (18 lb-in).
  • Stage 2: Tighten to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).
  • Stage 3: Tighten an additional 60 degrees.

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8. Install the drain plug.

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9. Position the power steering reservoir and install the bolts.

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10. Connect the CKP sensor electrical connector.

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11. Position the A/C muffler and tighten the nut.

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12. Install the power steering pump and the bolts.

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13. Position the battery cable and install the two nuts.

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14. Install the crankshaft pulley. For additional information, refer to Crankshaft Pulley in this section.

15. Install the water pump pulley and the bolts.

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16. Install the cooling fan.

17. Install the accessory drive belt. For additional information, refer to Section

18. Install the valve covers. For additional information, refer to Valve Cover RH and Valve Cover LH in this section.

19. Position the radio ignition interference capacitors and install the nuts.

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20. Fill the crankcase with clean engine oil.

    Removal
    1. Remove the nuts and position the radio ignition interference capacitors aside. 2. Remove the valve covers. For additional information, refer to Valve Cover RH and Valve Cover LH in this section ...

    Timing Drive Components
    Special Tool(s) Compressor, Valve Spring 303-567 (T97P-6565-AH) Holding Tool, Crankshaft 303-448 (T93P-6303-A) Aligner, Camshaft Position 303-557 (T96T-6256-B) ...

    Other materials:

    Trim Panel - Door
    Removal All vehicles 1. CAUTION: Use a shop towel or similar material between the tool and the front door trim panel or damage to the front door trim panel may occur. Position the window regulator switch plate (14527) aside. 1. Pull at the ser ...

    Installation
    1. CAUTION: In order to prevent foreign material from contaminating the engine block or the engine front cover it is necessary to seal the coolant and oil passages of both components. Failure to follow these directions will result in engine damage. CAU ...

    Cylinder Block Core Plug Replacement
    Special Tool(s) Slide Hammer 100-001 (T50T-100-A) Material 1. Use a slide hammer or tools suitable to remove the cylinder block core plug. 2. Inspect the cylinder block plug bore for any damage that would interfere with the correct sealing ...