Ford Pick-Ups/Expedition/Navigator 1997-2000

Drive Axle


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Fig. Fig. 1 The axle identification tag is typically attached to one of the axle cover bolts

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Fig. Fig. 2 Differential identification label. Limited slip units have a separate tag secured by a cover bolt

The drive axle code is found stamped on a flat surface on the axle support arm or on the axle tube next to the differential housing. Also, and more easily found, is a tag secured by one of the differential housing cover bolts. The axle tag has several identifying codes on it including manufacturer, axle ratio, ring gear diameter and date of manufacture. The axle code is also listed on the certification label, however, this is a code is not the axle ratio, but a two digit code (4 X 2 only) and three digit code (4 X 4 only) with the third digit being the front axle identifying code.