Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Torque Converter (Disassembly and Assembly of Subassemblies)

1. A new or remanufactured torque converter must be installed if one or more of the following statements is true:

  • A torque converter malfunction has been determined based on complete diagnostic procedures.
  • Converter stud or studs, impeller hub or bushing are damaged.
  • Discoloration (due to overheating).
  • The torque converter is found to be out of specification when carrying out one of the following torque converter checks:
  • One-Way Clutch Check
  • End Play Check
  • Stator to Turbine Interference Check
  • Stator to Impeller Interference Check
  • Torque Converter Leak Check
  • Evidence of transmission assembly or fluid contamination due to the following transmission or converter failure modes:
  • Major metallic failure.
  • Multiple clutches or clutch plate failures.
  • Sufficient component wear which results in metallic contamination.
    Assembly
    1. NOTE: Lubricate direct clutch piston inner seal and seal protector with petroleum jelly. Using the special tool, install the inner piston seal. Install the seal with sealing lip facing down. ...

    Torque Converter Cleaning And Inspection
    Material Item Specification MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-5-QM, XT-5-DM MERCON V 1. If a new torque converter is being installed, continue with Substep 2 of Step 2. ...

    Other materials:

    Starter Drive and Flywheel Ring Gear Inspection
    1. Remove the starter motor. For additional information, refer to Starter Motor-3.8L or Starter Motor-4.6L in this section. 2. Check the wear patterns on the starter drive gear and the flywheel ring gear . If the wear pattern is normal, install the sta ...

    Disassembly
    1. Remove the driveshaft (4602). For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section. 2. CAUTION: Under no circumstances is the driveshaft assembly to be clamped in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture ca ...

    Countershaft
    Special Tool(s) Plate, Bearing Oil Seal 205-090 (T75L-1165-B) Puller, Bearing 205-D064 (D84L-1123-A) Installer, Drive Pinion Bearing Cone 205-004 (T53T-4621-B) Remover/Installer, Bearing Tube 308-025 ( ...