Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: 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.

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

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2. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. .

3. Remove both wheel and tire assemblies.

4. Remove the rear brake disc.

5. Remove the rear springs (5560). For additional information, refer to Spring-Cobra in this section.

6. Raise the subframe into position and remove the front bolts.

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7. Lower the subframe from the vehicle.

8. Mark the cam bolt position relative to the upper suspension arm and bushing (5500).

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9. NOTE: Mark a new cam bolt in the same position as the old one for assembly reference before discarding the old bolt.

Disconnect the upper suspension arm and bushing from the knuckle (5A968/5A969).

1. Remove and discard the nut and bolt.

2. Disconnect the upper suspension arm and bushing.

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10. Remove the upper suspension arm and bushing.

1. Remove and discard the nuts and bolts.

2. Remove the upper suspension arm and bushing.

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    Installation
    CAUTION: The upper suspension arm and bushing nuts must be tightened with the suspension at curb height. Failure to do so can result in bushing failure, resulting in poor ride and handling. NOTE: If ...

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    Shift Patterns
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    Piston - Pin to Bore Diameter
    1. WARNING: Cover the end of the pin bore with a hand or shop rag when removing the retainer ring, since it has a tendency to spring out. Wear eye protection. NOTE: Piston and piston pins are a matched set and should not be interchanged. Measure the pisto ...