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. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.

2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

3. Remove the rear brake disc.

4. Support the lower suspension arm and bushing (5A649) with a jack stand.

5. Remove the nut and bolt and disconnect the shock absorber (18125) from the lower suspension arm and bushing. Discard the nut and bolt.

Toe Link - Cobra

6. Remove and discard the cotter pin and nut.

Toe Link - Cobra

7. CAUTION: Do not strike the toe link or the knuckle to disconnect the toe link. The toe link or the knuckle can be damaged.

Using the special tool, disconnect the toe link (5K848) from the knuckle (5A968/5A969).

Toe Link - Cobra

8. Remove the nut, bolt and the toe link. Discard the bolt and nut.

    Toe Link - Cobra
    Special Tool(s) Steering Arm Remover 211-003 (T64P-9171-A) ...

    1. CAUTION: Make sure the hardened washer is installed between the lower suspension arm and bushing and the shock absorber. Failure to do so can result in damage and failure of the lower suspension ...

    Other materials:

    1. CAUTION: To prevent refrigerant system contamination, do not allow dirt or other foreign materials to enter the A/C compressor. Clean the A/C compressor nose area. 2. Place the shaft seal on the special tool. Lubricate the shaft seal and the special tool ...

    General information
    WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the ...

    Component Test
    Windshield Wiper Motor CAUTION: Do not handle the wiper motor abusively when diagnosing the wiper operations. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to the motor magnets and will make the wiper motor inoperative. Rough handling of new ...