Ford Mustang Repair Manual 1994-2004
Ford Mustang Fourth Generation
3.8 L (232 cu in) OHV Essex V6 (1994-2004)
4.6 L (281 cu in) 2v SOHC Modular V8 (1996-2004 GT)
4.6 L (281 cu in) 4v DOHC Modular V8 (1996-2001 Cobra)
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In November 1993, the Mustang appeared its first major update in quite a while. Code-named “SN-95” by the automaker, it depended on a refreshed form of the back wheel drive Fox stage called “Fox-4.” The new styling by Patrick Schiavone joined a few styling signs from prior Mustangs. For the first run through since its presentation 1964, a notchback car model was inaccessible.
The base model accompanied a 3.8 OHV V6 3.8 L (232 cu in) motor evaluated at 145 bhp (108 kW) in 1994 and 1995, or 150 bhp (110 kW) (1996–1998), and was mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission or discretionary 4-speed programmed. In spite of the fact that at first utilized in the 1994 and 1995 Mustang GTS, GT and Cobra, Ford resigned the 302 cid pushrod little square V8 after almost 30 years of utilization, supplanting it with the more up to date Modular 4.6 L (281 cu in) SOHC V8 in the 1996 Mustang GT. The 4.6 L V8 was at first evaluated at 215 bhp (160 kW), 1996–1997, however was later expanded to 225 bhp (168 kW) in 1998.
For 1999, the Mustang was reskinned with Ford’s New Edge styling topic with more keen forms, bigger wheel curves, and wrinkles in its bodywork, yet its essential extents, inside plan, and undercarriage continued as before as the past model. The Mustang’s powertrains were continued for 1999, yet profited by new enhancements. The standard 3.8 L V6 had another part port enlistment framework, and was appraised at 190 bhp (140 kW) 1999–2000, while the Mustang GT’s 4.6 L V8 saw an expansion in yield to 260 bhp (190 kW) (1999–2004), because of another head plan and different improvements. In 2001, the 3.8 L was expanded to 193 bhp. In 2004, a 3.9L variation of the Essex motor supplanted the standard 3.8L mid year with an expansion of 3 ft⋅lb (4 N⋅m) of force just as NVH enhancements. There were likewise three substitute models offered in this age: the 2001 Bullitt, the 2003 and 2004 Mach 1, just as the 320 bhp (240 kW) 1999 and 2001, and 390 bhp (290 kW) 2003 and 2004 Cobra.