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Fox Body Mustang Cold Air Intake Installation (89-93 5.0L)

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 11/22/2013
Last Updated: 6/17/2022

Help your Fox Body Mustang make more horsepower! Watch our installation video as we install a Cold Air Intake on our Stang.

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Fox Body Mustang Cold Air Intake Installation (89-93 5.0L)

Easily free up some extra horsepower on your Fox Body Mustang with one of the LMR's wide selection of cold air intakes. Not only will you benefit from extra horsepower but you will also benefit from it not breaking the bank! These performance intakes include everything you need to finish off the installation. Installation only requires a few hand tools and can be done in your driveway!

Feel free to watch our video or check out our tutorial below with step-by-step instructions on how to install a cold air intake on your 89-93 5.0L Fox Body Mustang!

***PLEASE NOTE*** The video included above shows Cold Air Intake (P/N-LRS-9659CA3K). These same general steps can be used on most aftermarket versions, but always make sure to check all manufacturer instructions and recommendations before installing.

Tools Needed:

  • Basic Automotive Handtool Set
  • 5/16" Nut Driver
  • Assorted Screwdrives
  • General Cleaning Supplies
  • Assorted Pliers

Installation Instructions

  1. Unplug the mass air meter. Remove the two mass air bracket to strut tower bolts. Slide the mass air boot to the air box clamp out of position.


  2. Loosen the air inlet tube clamp with a flat-bladed screwdriver or 5/16" nut driver. Remove the mass air and inlet tube assembly from the vehicle. Loosen the two clamps at the mass air meter.


  3. Separate the mass air meter from the airbox boot and intake tube. Remove the three retaining bracket bolts from the bottom of the mass air. Remove the two air box retaining nuts, and then remove the air box from the engine bay.


  4. Remove the three air silencer retaining nuts from the fender apron. From underneath the fender, you can fully remove the air silencer from the car. Back up top, remove the two rubber insulators, and clean up the area if needed.


  5. Slide the elbow tube through the fender plate opening and install the fender plate using the supplied hardware. Slide the boot with the lip in the middle of it on the end of the elbow tube.


  6. Slide two clamps into place, and then place the mass air in the boot making sure this is facing the correct direction of the airflow. Slide the smaller boot on the other end of the mass air, and then slide on two more of the supplied clamps. Put on the remaining boot to the throttle body with the last two more clamps.


  7. Finally, install the inlet tube, make sure there's clearance at the strut tower for the inlet tube, tighten all the clamps and reconnect the mass air meter electrical connector


  8. From underneath the passenger side fender, you can now install the air filter onto the elbow tube and tighten the clamp.


  9. Step back and appreciate your new Cold Air Intake!



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Fox Body Mustang Cold Air Intake Installation (89-93 5.0 SVE)

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Published on 2013-11-11
1989-93 FORD MUSTANG 5.0 SVE COLD AIR INTAKE KIT POLISHED - FOX BODY
Brand: SVE
Part Number # LRS-9659CA3K
Fits: Ford Mustang 5.0L - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)

Are you looking to increase horsepower and fuel economy on your Fox Body Mustang? How about doing all of this without breaking the bank? Well you are in luck! The SVE Cold Air Intake for the 89-93 5.0L Mustangs will do all of this and even improve the looks of your underhood with its polished finish. Installation is super easy with the help of this how to installation video!

Each SVE intake includes all the needed hardware and components you need to replace the restrictive factory intake tube and box with this high flow SVE CAI. Don't forget to look at our SVE Power Packages that include the SVE intake and under drive pulley kit, 70mm throttle body and many other SVE performance parts. They are guaranteed to wake up any 5.0L HO push rod motor!! See our complete line of SVE performance packages here: http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/products/Mustang-Performance-Parts-Kits-1979-1993Mustang Performance Part Kits

LatemodelRestoration.com, SVE & 5.0Resto are dedicated to the restoration and performance of your Project Foxbody Mustang!!
Transcript
Improving the power output of your Fox Mustang 5.0 from '89 to '93 can be as economical and simple as installing one of our SVE cold air induction kits. Not only does it brighten up your underhood appearance, it improves your rear wheel horsepower. Installation takes mere minutes using common hand tools and is a direct replacement for your existing induction system. Follow along as we show you just how easy it is to install.

Unplug the mass air meter. Remove the two mass air bracket to strut tower bolts. Slide the mass air boot to air box clamp out of position. Loosen the air inlet tube clamp. Remove the mass air and inlet tube assembly from the vehicle.

Loosen the two clamps at the mass air and separate the mass air meter from the boot and tube. Remove the three bracket bolts from the bottom of the mass air. Remove the two air box retaining nuts. And then remove the air box from the car.

Remove the three air silencer retaining nuts. From underneath the fender, you can fully remove the air silencer from the car. Back up top, remove the two rubber insulators. Clean up the area if needed.

Slide the elbow tube through the fender plate and install the fender plate using the supplied hardware. Slide the boot with the lip in the middle of it on the end of the elbow tube. Slide two clamps into place.

Put the mass air in the boot. Slide the smaller boot on the other end of the mass air. Slide on two more clamps. Put on the remaining boot to the throttle body and two more clamps. Finally, install the inlet tube.

Making sure there's clearance at the strut tower and inlet tube, tighten all the clamps and reconnect the mass air meter. From underneath the fender, you can install the air filter onto the elbow tube and tighten the clamp.

See? That didn't take very long at all. You'll notice we did not use the bracket included with the kit. This is because, well, mainly my personal preference. I don't like putting them on, because sometimes it just makes things a lot more difficult. You can use yours if you desire. You can check out more SVE performance products for your Fox Mustang at latemodelrestoration.com.
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About the Author

Jeff has written for LMR for 12+ years and has owned multiple Mustangs and an SVT Lightning. His passion for writing comes from a love of the Mustang community & creating a great customer experience. Read more...