CV axle restoration (questions)

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  1. GEN 3 SHO FAN

    GEN 3 SHO FAN SHO Member

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    As Christmas is coming soon, I made to myself some gifts, thanks to rockauto rebates.

    With these discounts, I try to buy parts that I will not buy normally.

    This year, Rockauto had some kind of a restoration kit for CV axle joint (27$ CA with no core fee). I was curious because CV axle for SHO aren't no longer available new. That came in a very old Motorcraft box.

    Parts numbers :
    TX-250
    F50Y-3B413-A
    20355B

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    I'm wondering if that part is really for SHO or a misclassified one for SLO only.

    Any thoughs ?

    -> Fordpartgiant lists them for Taurus 1995-2007 that let me think its for SLO...
    -> Yoyo parts lists them for Taurus 1995-1999 and Lincoln 1989-1994 (pointing for SHO)
    -> A guy on E-bay selling this part out of a scrapped SHO lists the part for SHO only (he possibly rode the number on his part, which its a good clue)

    Other question : If I repair one CV axle do I need to restore also the other "half" of the shaft (where there is a second boot) ?

    Can this kit fit on the 2 sides (driver and passenger) ? I don't know well these parts, except lenght, is there any other difference between sides ? If it fit, it could be a good alternative to the right CV axle witch is more difficult to find.

    Thanks for the infos,
     
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    gamefanatic SHO Member

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    I am guessing based on my memory and what I am seeing in the picture, but that doesn't look like the inner, but might be an outer. I

    I remember correctly when I had a SLO version, the difference was in the middle shaft length.
     
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    Ok thanks. (good new)

    Yes its an outter "half". Is there bearings in the other half ? Probably I guess...

    I'm wondering if the wear might be more in the outter side rather than in the inner side...

    According to the photo I took on the net over time, there is also a difference in the shape of inner side of axle (between SHO and SLO) but I can be wrong. There is 3 big grooves on SLO ones and SHO stills round like outter side. (Hope Im clear here...)
     
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    You are spot on. There are like half moon impressions in the SLO, and full cylinder on SHO. Definitely different there.

    The tranny side has a different setup, but does have bearings.
     
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