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Ford Mustang 2009 Owner's Manual Supplement

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2009 05+ Mustang (197)
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2008 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    WELCOME Congratulations on your decision to purchase or lease the latest from Ford SVT — the Shelby GT500. If you’ve owned or leased an SVT product in the past, we’re glad you’re back. If this is your first SVT vehicle, welcome to the SVT family! We are confident that our dedication to quality, craftsmanship and customer service will ensure many miles of exhilarating, safe and comfortable driving in your new Shelby GT500.
  • Page 3 Introduction SVT HISTORY The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) was established in 1991 to “Polish the Ford Oval” by creating low-volume, factory-produced vehicles designed for those select few whose idea of driving is a high-powered, passionate experience — not just a means of getting from point A to point B.
  • Page 4: Shelby Gt500 Unique Features

    Shelby GT500 unique features UNIQUE FEATURES • 5.4L DOHC 32V Supercharged V-8 engine with intercooler — 500 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm, 480 lb-ft torque @ 4,500 rpm SAE certified • Engine oil cooler • TR-6060 6 speed manual transmission • Dual disc Cera-Metallic clutch •...
  • Page 5 Shelby GT500 unique features • Unique Shelby GT500 seats • Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, shift boot and parking brake handle • I/P appliques, door panels, and scuff plates SHELBY GT500 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER Upshift Illuminates when it is best to shift to the next highest manual transmission gear to maximize fuel economy.
  • Page 6 Shelby GT500 unique features SHIFTLAMP and SHIFTTONE can be used separately, together, or turned off completely. To use the performance shift indicator feature, first bring the vehicle to a complete stop then use the message center controls as follows: 1. Press SETUP repeatedly until PRESS RESET TO SET SHIFTPOINT appears in the display.
  • Page 7 Shelby GT500 unique features Message Center The following are possible messages you may see in your Shelby GT500 message center: CHECK TRACTION CONTROL™: Displayed when the Traction Control™ system is not operating properly. If this message is displayed on the message center, the Traction Control™ system will be partially operable.
  • Page 8: Driving Your Shelby Gt500

    Driving your Shelby GT500 ALTERNATE CALIBRATION Your Shelby GT500 power train control module (PCM) strategy contains a feature to limit supercharger boost pressure and engine speed to 4000 rpm for the first five consecutive miles of vehicle operation or 50 engine start/warm up cycles.
  • Page 9: Driving Through Water

    DRIVING YOUR SHELBY GT500 THROUGH WATER The Ford Shelby GT500 has aerodynamic devices attached to the underbody designed to help control airflow for superior performance. Therefore, the driver must be especially careful to avoid driving through deep or standing water.
  • Page 10: Washing Your Vehicle

    Driving your Shelby GT500 WASHING YOUR SHELBY GT500 Do not drive your vehicle through an automated, commercial car wash due to the vehicle’s low ground clearance, tire width and track. Wash your vehicle by hand, with a commercial wand, or by using a touchless commercial wash with no mechanical tracks on the floor.
  • Page 11: Chassis

    Chassis SUSPENSION • 8.8 inch solid rear axle with limited slip differential (3.31:1 ratio) Coupe stabilizer bars: • 34 x 5.8 mm tubular front stabilizer bar • 24 mm solid rear bar • Tokico twin tube shocks and struts Convertible stabilizer bars: •...
  • Page 12: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    20 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.
  • Page 13 • The Shelby GT500 original equipment tires are optimized for performance in both wet and dry conditions. Ford does not recommend using the original equipment tires when temperatures are below 40°F (5°C) or in snow/ice conditions.
  • Page 14 Chassis • Extra caution should be taken when operating the vehicle near its maximum load, including assuring proper tire pressure and reducing speeds. • Extra caution should be taken when operating on rough roads to avoid impacts that could cause tire damage. •...
  • Page 15 Chassis Tire rotation Because your vehicle is equipped with unique larger tires on the rear wheels, you can only rotate the tires side to side. You must not rotate tires in a crisscross pattern or front to rear. If you notice that the tires wear unevenly, have them checked.
  • Page 16: Roadside Emergencies

    Roadside Emergencies AUXILIARY RELAY BOX The relay box is located in the engine compartment by the power distribution box. Fuse/Relay Fuse amp Description location rating — Not used — Not used — Not used — Not used Intercooler Pump Fuel Pump Fuse #2 —...
  • Page 17: Wrecker Towing

    . When towing with a flatbed, 4x4 blocks must be used when loading/unloading your vehicle. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur.
  • Page 18 Roadside Emergencies Transportation instructions When towing the vehicle, ensure that you use two mini J hooks and attach them to the crossmember oblong holes as shown. Other methods may damage the vehicle. 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Supplement USA (fus)
  • Page 19 Roadside Emergencies Wheel lift When towing the Shelby GT500, for front loading, the front tires must be 16 in. (41 cm) higher than the rear. For rear loading, the rear tires must be 14 in. (36 cm) higher than the front.
  • Page 20 Roadside Emergencies Flatbed 1. 36 in. (91 cm) 4x4 loading block 2. 18 in. (45.72 cm) 4x4 loading block 3. 11.5° maximum 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Supplement USA (fus)
  • Page 21: Maintenance And Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications 5.4L DOHC SUPERCHARGED V–8 ENGINE 1. Battery 2. Supercharger 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air Filter Assembly 6. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 7. Intercooler coolant reservoir 8. Engine coolant reservoir 9. Engine oil filler cap 10.
  • Page 22: Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION Use Motorcraft SAE 5W-50 full synthetic or an equivalent SAE 5W-50 full synthetic oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C931-B. Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine treatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that is not covered by Ford warranty.
  • Page 23 Maintenance and Specifications When the engine is cold, check the level of the engine coolant in the reservoir. COLD FILL RANGE • The engine coolant should be at the “cold fill range” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir. • Refer to the scheduled maintenance information for service interval schedules.
  • Page 24 The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with either green-colored Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A or yellow-colored Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant meeting Ford Specification WSS-M97B51-A1. To determine your vehicle’s coolant type (color), check your coolant reservoir. • Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored), VC-5-A (U.S., Mexico) or CXC-10 (Canada) or Motorcraft...
  • Page 25 Maintenance and Specifications • Do not mix with recycled coolant unless from a Ford-approved recycling process (see Use of recycled engine coolant section). WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, make sure the engine is cool before unscrewing the coolant pressure relief cap.
  • Page 26: Air Filter(S)

    Maintenance and Specifications 10. If necessary, add a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water to the engine coolant reservoir until the coolant level is at the “cold fill range” as listed on the reservoir. After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration (refer to Checking engine coolant in the Owner’s Guide).
  • Page 27: Part Numbers

    Maintenance and Specifications Changing the air filter element 1. Release the clamps that secure the air filter housing cover. 2. Carefully separate the two halves of the air filter housing. 3. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing. 4.
  • Page 28: Refill Capacities

    Maintenance and Specifications MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES Ford part Ford part name Item Capacity number / Ford or equivalent Specification Between MIN Motorcraft High PM-1-C / and MAX Performance DOT Brake fluid WSS-M6C62-A or lines on 3 Motor Vehicle...
  • Page 29 Performance rear axle lube, meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192–A. Fill 1/4-9/16 in. (6-14 mm) below bottom of fill hold. Add 4 oz. (118 ml) of Additive Friction Modifier C3AZ-19B546-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles.
  • Page 30 Maintenance and Specifications DRIVETRAIN Item Description Rear axle 8.8 in. solid rear axle with limited-slip differential 3.31:1 ratio Driveshaft 2 piece steel Transmission Tremec TR–6060 6-speed manual with integral clutch housing Gear ratios Gear Ratio 2.97 1.78 1.30 1.00 0.80 0.63 Reverse 2.90...
  • Page 31 Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE INFORMATION Item Description Configuration Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast-iron cylinder block and cast aluminum cylinder heads 90.2 x 105.8 mm (3.55 x 4.165 in) Bore x Stroke 5410 cc/330 cid Displacement 8.4:1 Compression ratio Horsepower 500 Horsepower @ 6000 rpm Torque 480 lb-ft torque @ 4500 rpm Redline...
  • Page 32 Maintenance and Specifications Engine drivebelt routing 5.4L DOHC 32V Supercharged V-8 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Supplement USA (fus)
  • Page 33: A Word About Warranty Coverage

    Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer nationwide. SVT does not recommend modifying or racing SVT vehicles, as they are designed and built to be driven as delivered from the factory. The Ford Motor Company Warranty Guide discusses vehicle usage and the...

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