Ford Mustang Service Manual: Frame and Mounting
Frame and Body Mounting
Underbody misalignment can affect front and rear wheel alignment, the operation of the suspension parts and drivetrain operation. Window glass cracks, door and window opening concerns, and air or water leaks at the doors are often caused by improperly tightened bolts and body misalignment.
Every structural member and outer panel is designed to offer the maximum protection in the event of a collision.
Body Misalignment Check
1. CAUTION: Do not attempt to correct any serious misalignment with one pulling/pushing operation. Damage to structure may occur.
NOTE: All body alignment measurements are made without trim and from metal to metal.
To check the body alignment, take two opposite diagonal measurements between the front, center or rear pillars. Take the measurements between reference points, such as crease lines or weld joints which are diagonally opposite each other on the two pillars being measured.
- Underbody Misalignment Check
- Front Subframe - 3.8L Engine
- Front Subframe - 4.6L (2V) Engine
- Front Subframe - 4.6L (4V) Engine
- Rear Subframe
InstallationRemoval WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury i ...
Underbody Misalignment CheckUnderbody Dimensions 1. Underbody dimensions tolerances are +- 3.175 mm (0.125 in). Reference dimensions are not controlled dimensions. Reference points are +- 4.76 mm (0.1875 in). All und ...
Removal 1. Remove the A/C compressor (19703). For additional information, refer to Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor-3.8L or Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor-4.6L in this section. 2. Remove the bolt. 1. Hold the A/C disc and hub assembly (19D786) with the ...
Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number is located on the driver’s side instrument panel. Please note that in the graphic, XXXX is representative of your vehicle identification number. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following informatio ...
Fuel Tank And Lines (Description and Operation) WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, possibly resulting ...