2005-2009 Ford Mustang 4.6L 3-Valve
Carefully place the tensioner in the soft
jaws of a vice. Using a hacksaw or a small
grinder, remove the center stop of the tensioner.
Here is the tensioner with the stop re-
moved. Ensure that there is no material left on the body of the tensioner where the stop previ- ously was. Grind or file the body to make this
area smooth and flat with the surrounding area of
Re-install the modified tensioner into it
original location with its bolts. Torque the three bolts to 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm) using a 10mm socket
and torque wrench.
Remove the throttle body from the intake
manifold by removing the two bolts at the top using a 8mm wrench. Remove the nuts at the
bottom of the throttle body using a 10mm wrench.
Remove Stop As Shown
This area must be flat and smooth.