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Home Ford Mercury Ford Thunderbird And Mercury Cougar 1983-88

Ford Thunderbird And Mercury Cougar 1983-88

Engine

3.8L V6
Component Torque
Camshaft Sprocket Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Crankshaft Pulley-to-Vibration Damper Bolts 20-28 ft. lbs.
Carburetor-to-Intake Manifold Nuts 12-15 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts 1983 Step 1 47 ft. lbs.
Step 2 55 ft. lbs.
Step 3 63 ft. lbs.
Step 4 74 ft. lbs.
Step 5 NOTE
1984 and up Step 1 37 ft. lbs.
Step 2 45 ft. lbs.
Step 3 52 ft. lbs.
Step 4 59 ft. lbs.
Step 5 NOTE
Driveplate Mounting Bolts 54-64 ft. lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Fan-to-Fan Clutch Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
Fan Clutch-to-Water Pump Nuts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Fuel Pump Bolts 14-21 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts 1983 Step 1 5 ft. lbs.
Step 2 10 ft. lbs.
Step 3 18 ft. lbs.
1984 and up Step 1 7 ft. lbs.
Step 2 15 ft. lbs.
Step 3 24 ft. lbs.
Main Bearing Cap Bolts 65-81 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan Bolts 80-106 in. lbs.
Oil Pump Cover Bolts 18-22 ft. lbs.
Rocker Arm Cover Bolts 1983 (Screw) 36-61 in. lbs.
1984 and up (Bolt/Stud) 80-106 in. lbs.
Rocker Arm Fulcrum Bolts Step 1 5-11 ft. lbs.
Step 2 18-26 ft. lbs.
Rod Bearing Cap Nuts 31-36 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Timing Chain Cover-to-Block Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Vibration Damper-to-Crankshaft Bolt 93-101 ft. lbs.
Water Pump-to-Timing Chain Cover Bolts 15-22 ft. lbs.
EFI Components
Component Torque
Air Intake Throttle Body Mounting Nuts 15-22 ft. lbs.
Fuel Rail Bolts 6-9 ft. lbs.
Upper Intake Manifold-to-Lower Intake Manifold Nuts 19-28 ft. lbs.
NOTE Loosen all bolts 2 or 3 turns, then repeat tightening sequence.

 

 

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