1994 – 1998 Mustang Torque Specs

Ford Mustang 1994-98

Brakes

Component Torque
Anchor Plate Bolts 95 ft. lbs.
Brake Caliper Bolt (Front except Cobra) 64 ft. lbs.
Brake Caliper Bolts (Rear) 23-26 ft. lbs.
Brake Hose-to-Front Caliper Banjo Bolts 29 ft. lbs.
Brake Hose-to-Rear Caliper Banjo Bolts 30-44 ft. lbs.
Master Cylinder-to-Power Brake Booster Nuts 16-22 ft. lbs.
Power Brake Booster-to-Firewall Nuts 16-21 ft. lbs.

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.
Manual Transmission
Component Torque
Shift Lever Retaining Bolts 23-31 ft. lbs.
Transmission-to-Bellhousing Bolts (T5) 45-64 ft. lbs.
Transmission Bellhousing-to-Engine Bolts 1988 4.6L Engine 39-54 ft. lbs.
All Other Engines And Years 28-38 ft. lbs.
Automatic Transmission
Component Torque
Torque Converter-to-Driveplate Nuts 20-33 ft. lbs.
Transmission-to-Engine Bolts 40-50 ft. lbs.
Clutch & Drive Train
Component Torque
Companion Flange/Pinion Nut (minimum) 140 ft. lbs.
Differential Pinion Shaft Lock Bolt 15-30 ft. lbs.
Driveshaft U-joint-to-Pinion Flange Bolts 70-95 ft. lbs.
Pinion Bearing Preload (minimum, original bearings) 8-14 in. lbs.
Pressure Plate-to-Flywheel Bolts 12-24 ft. lbs.
5.0L V8
Component Torque
Camshaft Sprocket Bolt 40-45 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate Bolts 108-144 inch lbs.
Crankshaft Pulley-to-Vibration Damper Bolts 35-50 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts Step 1 25-35 ft. lbs.
Step 2 45-55 ft. lbs.
Step 3 NOTE
Exhaust Manifold Bolts 26-32 ft. lbs.
Flywheel/Driveplate Mounting Bolts 75-85 ft. lbs.
Front Engine Mounting Bolts 72-98 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts Step 1 96 inch lbs.
Step 2 16 ft. lbs.
Step 3 23-25 ft. lbs.
Main Bearing Cap Bolts 60-70 ft. lbs.
Oil Filter Insert-to-Engine Adapter Bolt 20-30 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan Mounting Bolts 110-144 inch lbs.
Oil Pick-up Tube-to-Main Bearing Cap Nut 22-32 ft. lbs.
Oil Pick-up Tube-to-Oil Pump Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Mounting Bolts 22-32 ft. lbs.
Rocker Arm Fulcrum Bolts 18-25 ft. lbs.
Rod Bearing Cap Nuts 19-24 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
Timing Chain Cover Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
Water Pump Bolts 15-21 ft. lbs.
Water Pump Pulley-to-Water Pump Bolts/Nuts 15-21 ft. lbs.