1982 Mustang – Mechanical Information

1982 Ford Mustang Mechanical Information & Drawings


Code Transmission
4 Four speed overdrive (SROD)
5 Five speed manual
5 Five speed manual overdrive
6 Borg Warner 4 speed manual
7 4 Speed overdrive (RUG)
7 4 Speed (ET)
V 3 Speed automatic C3
W 3 Speed Automatic C4
C 3 Speed Automatic C5
T Automatic Over Drive (AOD)
Z C-6 Police automatic


Axle Information

Your Mustang will be equipped with a Vehicle certification label on the driver’s side door jam. This label will show your axle code under the “AX” slot.

All axles for these years are integral carrier type axles, however they will come in two sizes; a 7.5 inch and an 8.8 inch. There is a small metal tag bolted to the axle on the bottom line of the tag will be 3 pieces of information. The first piece will be the ratio, the second piece will tell you the ring gear size (7.5 or 8.8) and the last piece of information will be the build date (year, month & day).


Axle identification Ratio and Type
B 2.47 Axle Ratio – Conventional
C 2.47Axle Ratio – Limited slip
8 2.73 Axle Ratio – Conventional
M 2.73 Axle Ratio – Limited slip
Y 3.08 Axle Ratio – Conventional
Z 3.08 Axle Ratio – Limited slip
F 3.45 Axle Ratio – Conventional
R 3.45 Axle Ratio – Limited slip
5 3.27 Axle Ratio – Conventional
E 3.27 Axle Ratio – Limited slip
W 3.73 Axle Ratio – Limited slip

The following table contains torque specifications if repairing the axle

U bolt nuts to pinion flange 8 – 15 lbs
Differential pinion shaft lock bolt 15 – 22 lbs
Axle fille plug 15 – 30 lbs
Axle cover plate bolts 10 – 15 lbs
Anti-lock speed sensor 40 – 60 inch lbs
7.5 axle pinion shaft nut 170 ft lbs
8.8 axle pinion shaft nut 140 ft lbs
(4) rear of driveshaft bolts to axle companion flange 70 – 95 ft lbs
Upper axle arms to axle 70 – 100 ft lbs
upper axle arms to frame 120 ft lbs
lower coil spring axle arm to axle 70 – 100 ft lbs
Lower axle arm to frame 90 – 95 ft lbs
Upper shock absorber nuts 14 – 26 ft lbs
Lower shock absorber nuts 85 ft lbs

Vacuum Information

There is no vacuum information posted at this time. If you need teh information, contact me.

Carburetor Information


E2ZE-ADA 0.460 3 0.275 0.118 0.393
E2ZE-APA 0.460 2 0.275 0.118 0.393
E2ZE-ARA 0.460 2 0.275 0.118 0.393
E2ZE-UA 0.460 3 0.275 0.118 0.393
E2ZE-VA 0.460 3 0.275 0.118 0.393

Efficient carburetion depends greatly on careful cleaning and inspection during overhaul since dirt, gum, water or varnish in or on the carburetor parts are often responsible for poor performance.

Overhaul the carburetor in a clean area. Carefully disassemble the carburetor, referring often to the exploded views. Keep all similar and look-alike parts segregated during disassembly and cleaning to avoid accidental interchange during assembly. Make a note of all jet sizes.

When the carburetor is disassembled, wash all metal parts (except diaphragms, electric choke unit, pump plunger and any other plastic, leather, fiber, or rubber parts) in clean carburetor solvent. Do not leave the parts in the solvent any longer than is necessary to sufficiently loosen the dirt and deposits. Excessive cleaning may remove the special finish from the float bowl and choke valve bodies, leaving these parts unfit for service. Rinse all parts in clean solvent and blow them dry with compressed air if possible. Wipe clean all cork, plastic, leather and fiber parts with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Blow out all passages and jets with compressed air and be sure that there are no restrictions or blockages. Never use wire or similar tools to clean jets, fuel passages or air bleeds. Clean all jets and valves separately to avoid accidental interchange.

Examine all parts for wear or damage. Especially, inspect the float(s) for dents or distortion. Replace the float if fuel has leaked into it.

Check the throttle and choke shaft bores for wear or an out-of-round condition. Damage or wear to the throttle arm, shaft or shaft bore will often require replacement of the throttle body. These parts require a close tolerance of fit; wear may allow air leakage, which could affect starting and idling.

Throttle shafts and bushings are not normally included in overhaul kits. They can be purchased separately.

Inspect the idle mixture adjusting needles for burrs or grooves. Any such condition requires replacement of the needle, since you will not be able to obtain a satisfactory idle.

Test the accelerator pump check valves. They should pass air one way, but not the other. Test for proper seating by blowing and sucking on the valve. Replace the valve as necessary. If the valve is satisfactory, wash the valve again to remove moisture.

Check the bowl cover for warped surfaces with a straightedge. Closely inspect the valves and seats for wear and damage, replacing as necessary.

The proper carburetor overhaul kit are recommended for each overhaul. These kits contain all gaskets and new parts to replace those which deteriorate most rapidly. Failure to replace all of the parts supplied with the kit (especially gaskets) can result in poor performance. I recommend that you always buy the major repair kit. It contains all the parts needed to completely service the carb, and if I have the carb apart to start with, why not do a good job!


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