IF you try to buy a NEW CARDONE Part, BEWARE.
Cardone is buying new parts from Chinese Manufacturers.
Rebuilt Parts are usually Excellent Quality. Rebuilt Synchroshaft/CPS assemblies in many cases are New Genuine Ford Parts with the Ford Part Numbers/Casting Number ground off. I believe that Cardone is doing this because the supply of cores is low. This is probably a continuing/limited process. When there are enough cores available in the system, you are not going to find New Ford Parts in Cardone Rebuilt Part Boxes, and there is no guarentee that you will or won't find a rebuilt part in a random box. So, if you are buying a Cardone Rebuilt, open the box and make sure of what you are receving before you leave the store.
Cardone appears to be moving into the new parts business to capitalize on their name, using it to attract people who want new parts, who also recognize the Cardone name. Unfortunately Cardone has decided to sell the same Chinese Manufactured new junk parts that Dorman is already selling.
The new Cardone Synchroshaft/CPS assemblies are Chinese Made. Yeap, the same junk part sold by Dorman, with many documented failures.
I just dropped down to the local Kragen/Parts America Store to look for a replacement water pump since my original Ford water pump was damaged this past weekend when the 14 month old 10K miles Dorman Cooolant Recovey Tank Split in three places while I was on the freeway causing my water pump to go dry. My water pump bearings are now clacking and last night, the pump started seizing. The only coolant recovery tank I could get on short notice from NAPA, Kragen, or AutoZone was the Dorman Chinese part. I went to all three places and personally inspected them to find all three stores selling the same Dorman part. In some cases a box with a different name, but still the same exact part.
I asked about Cardone new water pumps, since they were available at Kragen with a lifetime warranty, and found a Chinese made part in the box. Not a great looking part either. I handed it back to the parts guys and said: " no thanks, no more Chinese made junk if I have a chice". AutoZone gets $1 more for their new water pumps, but their Duralast water pump looks better made, and is marked US made. I would like to have another Genuine Ford water pump, but the cost is more like $150 from FastPartsNetwork.com. I would hate to see what a Ford Dealer wants for one since I was just quoted $58.50 for the coolant tank (last one I bought from Ford cost less than $28).