This Mustang Parts Installation Guide Works For
Installation Time: 2 Hours
(701-0001, 701-0002, 701-0003, 701-0004)
This kit includes a 12mm x 60mm bolt that is used to start the new balancer pulley onto the crankshaft. DO NOT TIGHTEN THIS BOLT. It is used only to pull the balancer on far enough for the factory bolt to reach, and then is removed. USE THE FACTORY BOLT TO HOLD THE BALANCER PULLEY IN PLACE. DAMAGE TO THE CRANKSHAFT MAY OCCUR IF THE ,INSTALLATION BOLT IS OVER-TIGHTENED.
Note: Ford has changed the torque specifications for the crankshaft bolt between 1996 and 2001 even though the Ford Dealer lists the same part number for the bolt. Steed a has found both procedures to work with good result, but suggests you follow Ford's recommendation for your year vehicle.
1996-1997 Original Ford torque specs: Torque to 116-121 Ib-ft. 1998-2003 Revised Ford torque specs:
Step 1) torque to 66 Ib-ft
Step 2) loosen bolt 1 full turn
Step 3) torque to 37 Ib-ft
Step 4) tighten bolt an additional 90 degrees.
On automatic transmission cars, prevent the engine from turning by holding the torque converter. Access the torque converter by removing a plug towards the front-drivers side of the transmission. (Consult a service manual for more information). Hold the torque converter from turning with a 14mm wrench.
Note: To preserve appearance and prevent corrosion the pulleys are finished with a protective powdercoat. Occasionally during manufacture some powdercoat is inadvertently applied to the inside if the alternator pulley, making it difficult to install. If this is the case, simply scrape off the powdercoat with a utility knife or sandpaper.