Mustang 10.5" V8 King Cobra Clutch Kit (1986-2001) Installation Instructions

1. To start installing your Mustang CJ Pony Parts 10.5" King Cobra Style Clutch Kit, put all four wheels up on jack stands. Disconnect your negative battery cable. Remove your shifter boot retainer from inside the car. Then remove your shifter by removing the four bolts that hold it to your transmission.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
2. From under your car, remove the four bolts that hold the driveshaft to the rear axle.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
3. Once all bolts are removed, slide your Mustang driveshaft towards the rear and remove it.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
4. Next, remove your Mustang H-Pipe or Mustang X-Pipe by unbolting the eight bolts that connect it to the headers and exhaust. Disconnect all oxygen sensors and remove your mid pipe.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
5. Now you have a clear view of the Mustang manual transmission to remove it.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
6. Unbolt the transmission from the Mustang transmission mount by removing the two bolts.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
7. Remove the transmission crossmember by unbolting each bolt on the each end of the crossmember. Be sure to support the rear of your transmission before you completely remove the crossmember.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
8. Disconnect the back up light by pulling it off the sensor.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
9. Remove the speed sensor by removing the one bolt and pulling it out.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
10. Remove the clutch cable dust shield by unbolting the one the bolt.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
11. Push and slide the Mustang clutch cable out of the transmission so it is free hanging and not connected to anything.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
12. Remove any push pins that hold the harness to the transmission and let the harness hang off to the side.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
13. Unbolt your Mustang starter by removing the three bolts holding it to your transmission. With your transmission supported, remove the seven bolts that hold the transmission to the engine. There are two bolts on the passenger side, three bolts on the driver side and two bolts on the top. To reach the top bolts, allow your engine and transmission to sag down a little and use a swivel socket. Once all bolts are out, slide the transmission straight back until its out of the pilot bearing, then lower it down.
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14. Now remove your Mustang flywheel by unbolting the six bolts that hold it to your engine. You will need to wedge something like a flat head against your flywheel to stop it from spinning as you unbolt it.
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15. Before you install your Mustang clutch kit, you may or may not want to replace your pilot bearing at this time. If you do, you will need a special pilot bearing removal tool that can be rented from your local auto parts store. Re-install your new pilot bearing by lightly hammering it back into place.
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16. Install your new flywheel by reinstalling the six Mustang flywheel bolts you removed earlier. Be sure to use loctite on these bolts. Also, make sure to install the three dowel pins on your flywheel by hammering them on. These are used to line up your clutch.
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17. Place your clutch disc and pressure plate onto your Mustang flywheel. Use your alignment tool to hold the clutch in place as you line it up with the bolts on the flywheel.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
18. Be sure the clutch goes through all three dowel pins on the flywheel and everything is aligned before you tighten it completely.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
19. Now you can reinstall your transmission. Lift up your transmission and slide it into place. It should go in smoothly, so do not force it. Now, reinstall the three bolts that were removed earlier.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
20. Next, reinstall the seven bolts holding the Mustang transmission to the engine.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
21. Reinstall your clutch cable on your transmission by pulling it onto the Mustang clutch release lever.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
22. Attach the clutch cable dust shield with the bolt removed earlier.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
23. Connect the vehicle speed sensor with the bolt removed prior.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
24. Reinstall the Mustang transmission crossmember into place with the same two bolts as before, then install your transmission mount to your crossmember with two more bolts.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
25. Slide your driveshaft back into its place in your transmission and then reinstall the four bolts that were removed earlier.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
26. Reconnect the mid pipe to your Mustang headers and exhaust with the eight bolts you removed. At this point, reconnect everything on your harness by plugging it back in. This includes all your oxygen sensors and back up switch.
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27. Now, from inside your car, reinstall your Mustang shifter with the four bolts that were removed before.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
28. Reinstall your boot retainer and slide your shifter bezel over the shifter. Screw on your shift knob.
Mustang CJ Pony Parts V8 Clutch Kit Install Image
29. Your installation is now complete! Start your car and take it for a drive to ensure everything is working properly. Try not to beat on your transmission for at least 500 miles to properly break in your clutch. Enjoy your new Mustang 10.5" King Cobra Style Clutch Kit!