Ford Mustang Service Manual: Installation

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.

6. Remove and discard the cotter pin and nut.


6. Remove and discard the cotter pin and nut.

7. CAUTION: Do not strike the toe link or the knuckle to disconnect the


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).

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


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

Installation


    Removal
    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 sa ...

    Spring - Coil
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