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Ford Mustang 1979-93 and Mercury Capri 1979-86

Engines

4 Cyl. Engines
Component Torque
Auxiliary Shaft Retaining Plate Screws 6-9 ft. lbs.
Auxiliary Shaft Sprocket Bolt 28-40 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Cover Bolts 6-8 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Cover Shield Bolt (if equipped) 28-40 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Retaining Plate Bolts 6-9 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Sprocket Bolt 50-71 ft. lbs.
Crankshaft Pulley/Sprocket Bolt 1979-86 100-120 ft. lbs.
1987-90 103-133 ft. lbs.
1991 and up 114-151 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 80-90 ft. lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Bolts 1979-86 Step 1 60-84 inch lbs.
Step 2 16-23 ft. lbs.
1987 and up (except 1991 2.3L) Step 1 178-204 inch lbs.
Step 2 20-30 ft. lbs.
1991 and up 2.3L Bolts Step 1 15-17 ft. lbs.
Step 2 20-30 ft. lbs.
Stud Bolts 20-33 ft. lbs.
Flywheel-to-Crankshaft Bolts 56-64 ft. lbs.
Fuel Pump-to-Engine Bolts (mechanical type) 14-21 ft. lbs.
Heat Shield Nuts (1991 and up 2.3L) 20-29 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts 1979-86 Step 1 5-7 ft. lbs.
Step 2 14-21 ft. lbs.
1987-88 15-22 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 20-29 ft. lbs.
Main Bearing Bolts 1979-86 Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 80-90 ft. lbs.
1987 and up Step 1 50-60 ft. lbs.
Step 2 75-85 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan-to-Engine Bolts 1979-86 Small Bolts 72-96 inch lbs.
Large Bolts 96-120 inch lbs.
1987 and up (except 1991 and up 2.3L) 120-162 inch lbs.
1991 and up 2.3L 120-144 inch lbs.
Oil Pan-to-Transmission Bolts 
(1991 and up 2.3L only)
Step 1 30-36 ft. lbs.
Step 2 30-39 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Pick-up Tube Nut 14-21 ft. lbs.
Rod Bearing Cap Nuts Step 1 25-30 ft. lbs.
Step 2 30-36 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Outer Cover Bolts 6-9 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Tensioner Adjustment Bolt 14-21 ft. lbs.
Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt 28-40 ft. lbs.
Water Pump Mounting Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Fig. 1 Cylinder head torque sequence-4cyl.
Fig. 2 Intake manifold torque sequence 1979-85-4cyl.
Fig. 3 Intake manifold torque sequence 1986 and later models-4cyl.
Fig 4 Exhaust manifold torque sequence 1979-88-4cyl.
Fig. 5 Exhaust manifold torque sequence 1989 and 90-4cyl.
Fig. 6 Exhaust manifold torque sequence 1991 and later-4cyl.
Fig. 7 Timing mark location.
Fig. 8 Firing order and cylinder location.

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