Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Removal

All vehicles

1. Remove the air intake scoop. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Remove the Hydro-Boost brake booster. For additional information, refer to Section..

3. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section.

Manual transmission vehicles

4. Remove the screw and the dust shield.

Valve Cover LH

5. Disengage the clutch release cable from the clutch release fork.

Valve Cover LH

6. Lower the vehicle.

7. Remove the two screws and position the clutch release cable aside.

Valve Cover LH

All vehicles

8. Remove the LH ignition coil cover bolts and the cover.

Valve Cover LH

9. Disconnect the ignition coil electrical connectors.

Valve Cover LH

10. Remove the ignition coils

Valve Cover LH

11. Remove the bolt and position the oil level indicator tube aside.

Valve Cover LH

12. Disconnect the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve hose and the electrical connector.

Valve Cover LH

13. Disconnect the wiring harness anchor from the valve cover.

Valve Cover LH

14. Remove the LH valve cover.

Valve Cover LH

15. CAUTION: Do not use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These tools cause scratches and gouges which make leak paths. Use a plastic scraping tool to remove all traces of old sealant.

Clean and inspect the sealing surfaces and the valve cover gaskets. If necessary, install new gaskets. Make sure the gaskets are correctly seated on the valve cover.

Valve Cover LH

    Valve Cover LH
    Material Item Specification Metal Surface Cleaner F4AZ-19A536-RA or equivalent WSE-M5B392-A Silicone Gasket and Sealant F7AZ-19554-EA or equivalent WSE-M4G323- A4 ...

    Installation
    All vehicles 1. NOTE: If the valve cover is not secured within four minutes, the sealant must be removed and the sealing area cleaned with metal surface cleaner. Allow to dry until there is no sign ...

    Other materials:

    Body System (Diagnosis and Testing)
    Inspection and Verification Leaks NOTE: Trim will reveal the location of most leaks. 1. Remove any trim or carpet in the general area of the leak. 2. Road test or water test the vehicle. 3. Inspect for a dust pattern around the area in question. In ...

    Evaporator Core Orifice
    NOTE: The evaporator core orifice is an integral part of the condenser to evaporator line and should be installed as an assembly with the line. NOTE: A new evaporator core orifice should be installed whenever a new A/C compressor is installed. The evapora ...

    Electronic compass
    The compass heading displays in the center-integrated display. Note: Driving near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna may affect the compass reading. Magnetic or metallic objects placed in, on or near your vehicle may also aff ...