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Old 11-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a difference? Do they use the same CV axle assemblies? Rock Auto and O'Reilly's only show the 4F50N.
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They are identical to my knowledge. Just a renamed version of the AX4N. Should not be any different.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Correct. Just renamed for 2004. Not sure why but I'm sure Ford had some reason/logic behind that.
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Notice how Ford started to do a lot of weird things in 04'. Like they began to make all of their car models start with a "F". Ford has done some odd things over time....
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4F50N = 4 speed, Front wheel drive, 500 Newton meters torque capacity, Non synchronous. Kind of like GM names their trannies: Like the 4T65E in my Grand Prix GT = 4 speed, Transverse mount (FWD) 650 Nm torque capacity, Electronically controlled.
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Jeff, what does AX4N stand for then since you explained 4F50N.

The 4 is for four speed, the N is for non synchronous, but what about the A and the X? There is no explanation of the torque capacity.
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Automatic Transaxle 4 speeds Non-synchronous ?
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Interesting........ the trans pan in my 05 Freestar says AX4N, not 4F50N
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My 04 says AX4N as well. They must have just had alot of leftover pans lol
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