Caution! Installing this product requires disassembly of some components of the suspension. If you are not confident you can complete the job safely, have the work performed by a certified technician who is familiar with the front suspension of a Mustang. Failure to reassemble the suspension properly can lead to serious injury.
Note: These instructions are intended as a general outline only! Always consult a good shop manual from a reputable company for the exact procedure for each step outlined below.
1. Raise the front of the car and place it on jack stands. Remove the front wheels, brake calipers, and rotors. Disconnect the front swaybar endlinks from the swaybar.
2. Disconnect the spindle from the strut and the balljoint.
3. Press out the old balljoints and press in the new balljoints. This can be done two ways:
A. Remove and replace the balljoints while the control arm is still on the car. This can be done with a Balljoint Press Tool such as MAC part number BJ7025M.
B. Remove the front control arms from the car and bring them to a machine shop to press out the old balljoints and install the new ones.
4. If the spacers are going to be used, remove the springs and reinstall them with the spacers on top of the spring. Make sure the spring and spacer seat properly in the spring perch on suspension crossmember (K-member).
5. Install the grease fitting in the bottom of the new balljoints and lubricate with good quality high-pressure grease.
6. Remove the brake dust shields from the spindle. On most cars they are riveted on. Drill or chisel through the rivet to remove the dust shield. This is necessary to prevent the dust shield from interfering with the control arm when using the balljoint.
7. Re-assemble the suspension and torque the bolts to factory specifications. Have the suspension aligned by a reputable repair shop.