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Ford Mustang 1994-98

Suspension/Steering

Front Suspension
Component Torque
Balljoint-to-Steering Knuckle Nut 109-149 ft. lbs.
Hub and Bearing Retaining Nut 221-295 ft. lbs.
Lower Control Arm Pivot Bolts/Nuts 141-191 ft. lbs.
Stabilizer Bar Bracket Nuts 44-59 ft. lbs.
Link Nuts 132-192 in. lbs.
Strut-to-Steering Knuckle Bolts/Nuts 141-191 ft. lbs.
Strut-to-Vehicle Bolts and Nuts 25-34 ft. lbs.
Rear Suspension
Component Torque
Axle Damper-to-Axle Bolt/Nut 57-75 ft. lbs.
Axle Damper-to-Vehicle Nut 57-75 ft. lbs.
Lower Arm-to-Axle Bolt/Nut 71-97 ft. lbs.
Lower Arm-to-Frame Bolt/Nut 71-97 ft. lbs.
Shock Absorber-to-Axle Bolt/Nut 57-75 ft. lbs.
Shock Absorber-to-Vehicle Nut 25-34 ft. lbs.
Stabilizer Bar-to-Lower Arm Bolts 29-37 ft. lbs.
Upper Arm-to-Frame Bolt/Nut 71-97 ft. lbs.
Upper Arm-to-Axle Bolt/Nut 71-97 ft. lbs.
Steering
Component Torque
Airbag Module Retaining Bolts 35-53 in. lbs.
Steering Gear-to-Crossmember Bolts 90-99 ft. lbs.
Steering Shaft-to-Steering gear U-joint Pinch Bolt 30-40 ft. lbs.
Steering Wheel Retaining Bolt 22-33 ft. lbs.
Tie-rod End-to-Steering Knuckle Nut 35-47 ft. lbs.

Warning: The models covered by this section are equipped with  airbags. Always disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable and wait two minutes before working in the vicinity of the impact sensors, steering column or instrument panel to avoid the possibility of accidental deployment of the airbag, which could cause personal injury. Do not use electrical test equipment on any of the airbag system wiring or tamper with them in any way. The steering column must not be rotated while the steering wheel is removed; to do so could damage the airbag contact assembly.

Front suspension and steering components1.   Stabilizer bar
2.   Stabilizer bar clamp
3.   Stabilizer bar end link
4.   Lower control arm
5.   Control arm pivot bolt/nut
6.   Control arm pivot bolt/nut
7.   Coil spring
8.   Strut assembly
9.   Steering knuckle
10. Balljoint
11. Tie-rod end
12. Tie-rod end jamb nut
13. Steering gear dust boot outer clamp
14. Steering gear dust boot
15. Steering gear dust boot inner clamp
16. Steering gear
Fig. 1 Front suspension and steering components.
Rear suspension components1. Stabilizer bar
2. Lower suspension arm pivot bolt/nut
3. Lower suspension arm-to-rear axle bolt/nut
4. Upper suspension arm pivot bolt/nut
5. Shock absorber
6. Shock absorber-to-rear axle bolt/nut
7. Coil spring
Fig. 2 Rear suspension components.

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