Re: 60k service on a V6 Mustang
- I would take it to ford and have them pressure the system clean, you cant do this from home nore should you remove the TQ converter due to you have to drop the transmission to do this. Ford might charge a bit but... its worth it to have it done by them and if nothing more for the liability. A simple drain/fill is easy though. simply remove the pan slowly and let it drain a bit then fully remove it after it has lost enough fluid. After that replace the filter and put the pan back on. Fill it up shift the gears a bit after its cranked and it will eventually start to shift into gears keep the level of fluid correct and your fine. After a drive check the fluid and add as needed. Be sure not to over fill.
- The coolant is another think ford can flush, but for a basic drain/fill jack the car up a bit to locate the drain plug on the passenger side bottom of the radiator, its white plastic. Remove it and lower the car over a pan to catch the fluid. Fluid will come out as soon as you remove the plug. Let it drain fully, you can inspect it, just clean the pan first so you know whats in the fluid and not was just in the pan.
Once drained cap the radiator back and remove and clean the overflow bottom, take it completly off (two people make this easier, you will have to wiggle it out of the bracket at the bottom) use hot water to rinse it clean of all the black crap it will probably have in it. Once its clean reinstall it. Use 50/50 premix, should take 2 gallons but you may want to buy 3 just in case (you can always return if not needed). Fill up the radiator using a funnel once its nearly full, just about at the tip with minimul air, put the cap on. Fill the overflow tank up half way or a bit over~ and start the car. It will warm up and eventually the thermostat will open and the fluid will start circulating, be ready. When the fluid level in the overflow starts to drop add more, dont let it go dry. Dont add to much just keep it half way~ or so. let it do this a couple times until it wont take any more fluid. After this you can let the car cool a while. DO NOT REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP while the car is hot. After the car is cool locate the bolt located in front of the upper intake facing upward, you cant miss it. Its on a black tube~ highest point on the motor (for coolant so the air in the system can be bleed off) remove it and fill up with coolant. Do this a couple times, go for a drive and then check when you are back. Keep an eye on the temp to make sure it doesnt get hot (shouldnt) and you are good to go. You should need a bit under 2 gallons for just a drain/fill. Dont mix fluid types, if you have green use green if you have orange use orange if you have gold use gold etc etc.
The power steering is pretty easy just remove the bolt on the steering rack and it will drain, then fill it. Double check this due to ive never done it myself.
The rear end is easy, smelly, but easy. Remove the bolts on the rear cover. The fluid will leak out so dont remove all the bolts loosten them and let it ooze out the bottom. Once drained remove the lid fully and inspect the fluid you drained and the gears for metal shavings and other wear/tear~ you will see a chiped tooth or so its normal, just not HUGE chips. Clean off the mounting surface of the old RTV and oil. Make SURE its clean so the RTV can seal. Put new RTV on the rear end cover and stick it back on. Besure to go around the bolts especially on the INSIDE of the bolt. Stick it back on and bolt it back up. You will notice a fill plug on the other side of the rear end on the passenger side if i remember correct. remove this plug and poor the OEM spec gear lube into the rear end until it comes out of the hole (the rear end needs to be level) after it comes out cap the hole, your done. Inspect for leaks of coruse after you are done and have driven the car a couple times.
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