Ford Mustang 1994 – 1997 Haynes Service Repair Manual
The purpose of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done, even if you choose to have it done by a dealer service department or a repair shop; it provides information and procedures for routine maintenance and servicing; and it offers diagnostic and repair procedures to follow when trouble occurs.
We hope you use the manual to tackle the work yourself. For many simpler jobs, doing it yourself may be quicker than arranging an appointment to get the vehicle into a shop and making the trips to leave it and pick it up. More importantly, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the expense the shop must pass on to you to cover its labor and overhead costs. An added benefit is the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that you feel after doing the job yourself.
Using the manual
The manual is divided into Chapters. Each Chapter is divided into numbered Sections, which are headed in bold type between horizontal lines. Each Section consists of consecutively numbered paragraphs.
At the beginning of each numbered Section you will be referred to any illustrations which apply to the procedures in that Section. The reference numbers used in illustration captions pinpoint the pertinent Section and the Step within that Section. That is, illustration 3.2 means the illustration refers to Section 3 and Step (or paragraph) 2 within that Section.
Procedures, once described in the text, are not normally repeated. When it’s necessary to refer to another Chapter, the reference will be given as Chapter and Section number. Cross references given without use of the word “Chapter” apply to Sections and/or paragraphs in the same Chapter. For example, “see Section 8” means in the same Chapter.
References to the left or right side of the vehicle assume you are sitting in the driver’s seat, facing forward. Even though we have prepared this manual with extreme care, neither the publisher nor the author can accept responsibility for any errors in, or omissions from, the information given.
The Ford Mustang is available in two-door sport coupe or convertible body styles and have a conventional front engine/rear-wheel drive layout.
The available engines on the models covered by this manual are: a 3.8L V6, a Single Over-head Cam two-valves per cylinder (SOHC-2V) 4.6L V8, a Dual Over-head Cam four-valves per cylinder (DOHC-4V) 4.6L V8 or a pushrod 5.0L V8 engine. All models use an electronically controlled muti-port fuel injection system. Later models are equipped with On Board Diagnostic Second generation (OBD II) computerized engine management system. OBD II monitors engine and emissions system operation for malfunctions. The check engine light on the instrument panel will illuminate if any component malfunction occurs.
Power from the engine is transferred through either a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission and a driveshaft to the differential which is mounted in the solid rear axle assembly. Axles inside the assembly carry power from the differential to the rear wheels.
Suspension is independent in the front, utilizing struts and lower control arms to locate the knuckle assembly at each wheel. Coil springs are mounted between the lower control arm and the frame. The rear suspension features coil springs and shock absorbers.
The steering gear is a power assisted rack and pinion type that is mounted to the front of the engine crossmember with rubber insulators.
The brakes are disc at the front and the rear with vacuum assist as standard equipment. Models equipped with 4.6L DOHC-4V engines utilize hydro boost assisted brakes as standard equipment. Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) are optional on all models.
- Introductory pages
- About this manual
- Introduction to the Ford Mustang
- Vehicle identification numbers
- Buying parts
- Maintenance techniques, tools and working facilities
- Booster battery (jump) starting
- Jacking and towing
- Automotive chemicals and lubricants
- Conversion factors
- Safety first!
- Tune-up and routine maintenance
- 3.8L V6 and 5.0L V8 engines
- 4.6L V8 engines
- General engine overhaul procedures
- Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
- Fuel and exhaust systems
- Engine electrical systems
- Emissions and engine control systems
- Manual transmission
- Automatic transmission
- Clutch and drivetrain
- Suspension and steering systems
- Chassis electrical system
- Wiring diagrams