Mustang Airaid GT Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (2011-2015) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • 3-inch Extender
  • #8 Socket
  • #10 Socket
  • Pliers
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
Install Difficulty:
  • Easy
  • Easy Project
1. To start the installation of your new Mustang Airaid 450-638 Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer, disconnect the negative battery cord from the battery using a #8 socket.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
2. Remove the engine cover by pulling up with both hands on the location shown in the picture and also on each side.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
3. Remove the bolt holding the cold air intake in place using a #10 socket with at least a 3-inch extender.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
4. Remove the three tubes connected to the cold air intake. The resonator tube requires the use of pliers for removal.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
5. Remove the Mustang oxygen sensor connector by pulling the red tab up away from the cold air intake first and then pulling the plug.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
6. Loosen the clamp closest to the throttle body using the flat head screw driver. Lift out the cold air intake as it is now disconnected.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
7. Using a #10 socket with at least a 3 inch extender, loosen the 4 bolts holding the throttle body in place. Remove theMustang throttle body from the manifold and set it to the side Note: DO NOT remove the plug connected to the throttle body. Discard the bolts as they are replaced by the ones included with the Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
8. Place the new bolts through the throttle body, make sure the washers are between the head of the bolt and the throttle body. Slide on the supplied gasket and then slide on the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer. It must be done in this order (see the picture below)
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
9. Line up the bolts with the holes on the Mustang intake manifold and tighten them just a little bit using your fingers.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
10. Tighten the bolts using a #10 socket with at least a 3-inch extender in the order shown in the picture.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
11. Reconnect the cold air intake at the Mustang throttle body first and position it back in place. Tighten the clamp closest to the throttle body using the flat head screw driver.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
12. Using the bolt removed earlier, tighten down the Mustang GT cold air intake using a #10 socket and at least a 3-inch extender.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
13. Reconnect the three hoses to the Mustang cold air intake. You will need to use pliers to reconnect the resonator tube.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
14. Reconnect the air sensor plug and push the red clip in.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
15. Place the Mustang engine cover back in place and push down firmly with both hands in the same locations that were used to pull up on earlier.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image
16. Reconnect the negative Mustang battery cable and tighten down using a #8 socket.
Mustang Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Image