Ford Taurus Mercury Sable CV Axle Shaft Front Pair A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008 - CAACS00005

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  • Quantity:   Pair
  • Front or Rear Location:   Front


These axle shafts are new, aftermarket parts. They are just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order!


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • Replaces dealer part number: YF1Z3A428RN, YF1Z 3A428 RN, 4F1Z3B437AA, 4F1Z 3B437 AA, E6DZ3V427AARM, E6DZ 3V427 AARM, E8DZ3V427AARM, E8DZ 3V427 AARM, E90Y3V427AARM, E90Y 3V427 AARM, F0DZ3V427AARM, F0DZ 3V427 AARM, F2DZ3B437A, F2DZ 3B437 A, F2DZ3B437B, F2DZ 3B437 B, F5DZ3B437B, F5DZ 3B437 B, YF1Z3A427LB, YF1Z 3A427 LB
  • CV Style Axle Shafts
  • Brand New, not refurbished or rebuilt
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • No core charges
  • Correct for models with or without ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)
  • Correct for Models with AX4N Automatic transmission
    • 19 Bolt transmission pan
  • Not correct for SHO Models


Features & Benefits of each NEW CV (Constant Velocity) axle shaft:

  • 100% Neoprene Boots for excellent Ozone resistance. - Eliminates cracking; a leading cause for failure of CV boots
  • 3% moly grease. - Provides excellent high temperature and extreme pressure characteristics which extends the life of the joint
  • Axle nut supplied 100%. - If axle nut from the vehicle is worn or stripped there is no need to buy a separate axle nut because it is provided
  • Splines rolled 100%. - Guarantees proper installation of axle into mating hub and transmission eliminating installation hassle
  • Threads rolled 100%. - Guarantees proper installation of axle nut eliminating installation hassle


Axle shafts may need replacing for a variety of different reasons. On vehicles that do heavy work or endure other extreme use you can actually break an axle or strip the splines or teeth. More often the CV joint wears out causing noises and vibration while accelerating or turning.

CV axles are designed to transmit the power from your vehicle's drivetrain to the wheels while being able to flex and pivot to the demands of the steering and suspension systems.  If your vehicle is making clicking noises at lower speeds or when making turns, it may be time to replace your CV axles with our 100% brand new assemblies.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Hub Nut and Wheel (1:03)
    • Use a screwdriver to pry off the center cap, exposing the hub nut
    • If you are using hand tools make sure the car is on the ground with the wheels on the ground
    • If you are using air tools go ahead and raise and secure the vehicle and use a 30mm socket
    • Remove lug nuts with a 19mm socket and the wheel
  2. step : Disconnecting the Tie Rod (1:50)
    • Remove the cotter pin that holds the bolts for the tie rod end
    • Use your 18 mm to remove the tie rod end bolts
    • Use a tie rod end and ball joint puller to disconnect the tie rod
  3. step : More Disassembly (2:40)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the upper stabilizer link bolt and the strut clamp bolt
    • Remove the 10mm bolt securing the brake line bracket while those soak
    • Pull that brake line bracket out
    • Slide the bracket that has the ABS sensor and pull that clip off
  4. step : Removing the Upper Stabilizer Bolt (3:14)
    • Use an 18mm and a 10 mm wrench to remove the upper stabilizer bolt
    • Remove that link and put the bolt back on for safe keeping
  5. step : Disconnecting the Lower End of the Strut (3:40)
    • Use an 18mm wrench to hold the bolt and use a 21mm to remove the nut, and a small hammer to drive the bolt out
  6. step : Removing the Axle (4:40)
    • Pull the wires out of the way and down
    • Remove the washer from the hub bolt and move everything out of the way
    • Use a pry bar and pry the axle from the hub
    • Use your hands to pull the axle the rest of the way out
    • Use a pry bar to pull out the other end
  7. step : Checking the Seals (6:02)
    • Make sure to change any seals that may be leaking before replacing the axle
  8. step : Installing the New Axle (6:09)
    • Install your new 1A Auto axle, checking to make sure it is seated properly all the way in.
  9. step : Reassembling (6:51)
    • Push your suspension down and pull your strut over to line it back up
    • Ensure that your bracket is going down into its slot in the steering knuckle
    • Once you have everything lined back up, jack it up and it will come together
    • Replace the nut and bolt, tighten to 100 foot pounds
  10. step : Reinstalling the Stabilizer Links (8:17)
    • Re-clip and slide that ABS bracket back into place
    • Tap the stabilizer link with a hammer to secure that into the strut
    • Put the bolt on and use your wrench to get it good and tight
  11. step : Reinstalling the Tie Rod (9:30)
    • Tighten to 50 foot pounds. Pull it a little tighter to put the cotter pin back in
  12. step : Reassembling the Wheel (10:12)
    • Replace the washer and hub nut, wheel and lug nuts.
    • Torque the hub nut to 130 foot pounds
    • Replace centercap
    • Torque your lug nuts to 80-100 foot pounds making sure to use the star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Large Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 20mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Tie Rod Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
1994-1995Ford Taurus Ford Taurus CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.8L & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
1994-2007Ford Taurus Ford Taurus CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 1, 2, or U) & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
1996-2005Ford Taurus Ford Taurus CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit S) & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
1994-1995Mercury Sable Mercury Sable CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.8L & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
1994-2004Mercury Sable Mercury Sable CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 1, 2, or U) & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
1996-2004Mercury Sable Mercury Sable CV Axle Shaft Front Pair V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit S) & AX4N Automatic Transmission A1 Cardone 66-2042, 66-2008
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Brand #: 66-2042, 66-2008

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