Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Removal

CAUTION: Since the engine is not free-wheeling, timing procedures must be followed exactly or piston and valve damage can occur.

1. Remove the engine front cover. For additional information, refer to Engine Front Cover in this section.

2. Remove the crankshaft sensor ring from the crankshaft.

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3. Disconnect the eight ignition coil electrical connectors.

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4. Remove the bolts and the eight ignition coils.

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5. NOTE: Use compressed air to remove any foreign material from the spark plug wells before removing the spark plugs.

Remove the spark plugs.

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6. NOTE: Rotate the camshaft to the base circle of the camshaft lobe before removing the followers. Keep the roller followers in order when removing.

Using the special tool, remove the 16 roller followers.

  • Rotate the crankshaft and camshaft as necessary.

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7. Remove the bolts and the LH timing chain tensioner.

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8. Remove the bolts and the RH timing chain tensioner.

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9. Remove the LH and the RH timing chain tensioner arm from the dowel pins.

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10. Remove the timing chains and the crankshaft sprocket.

11. Remove the timing chain guides.

1. Remove the bolts.

2. Remove the LH timing chain guide.

3. Remove the bolts.

4. Remove the RH timing chain guide.

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12. NOTE: RH shown, LH similar.

Install the special tool.

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13. NOTE: RH shown, LH similar.

Remove the bolt and the camshaft gear.

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    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) ...

    Installation
    1. CAUTION: The timing chain procedures must be followed exactly or damage to the valve and pistons will result. Compress the tensioner plunger, using an edge of a vise. 2. While holding the ratch ...

    Other materials:

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