Decoding Ford Part Numbers

Decoding Ford Part Numbers

How to read a Ford Part Number

One thing that is important to understand is how to decode a Ford part number. Early part numbers had two parts and later i.e. mid 50’s were split into three parts. The first part or prefix of the number can have 2, 3, or 4 letters/numbers. This prefix is referred to as the year code. The middle set of numbers is known as the base. This refers to the application, such as brakes, engine, windows etc. The base or application number is divided into two categories. They are chassis and body. Parts in the body section have the body style as the first to digits. For instance if you have a two door hard top the base for that part number will have either 62 or 65. A convertible will have 76 and a wagon will have 71. The third part of the number is the suffix and is used to recognize design changes.

Our search system has been designed to recognize the complete part number the year code and the base. Using the year code is a quick way to search out the exact parts that are available for the year car or truck you are working on. It is also highly recommended that you purchase one of the CD’s that is available which covers the car or truck you are working on.

As a footnote we have tried our best to insure the information below is correct. If you find an error please let us know. Also with the change in Ford part numbers in 1998 it has been difficult to keep up with the codes for all the models.

Now on to the decoding Details….. To understand the Ford Master Parts Catalog you need to have an understanding of how to decode a part number.

1940 – 1997

Part numbers can be decoded as follows:

Let’s start with the part number:



C9AZ-13341-B – SWITCH and MOUNTING PLATE ASSY. – TURN INDICATOR

Prefix: C9AZ

Base: 13341

Suffix: B



To understand each read on.

Prefix

The Prefix C9AZ defines ….Decade….Year….Model and Design Responsibility

Decade: C9AZ
A = 40’s
B = 50’s
C= 60’s
D = 70’s
E = 80’s
F = 90’s




Year: C9AZ
This is the first year that the part was used on the car

So, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Therefore C9 is read as 69



Model: C9AZ
Third Digit is the Model of the vehicle (1940-1997).

Please Note: The Model information in the part number may or may not be the same when looking at the fitment in the catalog. For instance Mustang has a part number code of “Z” but a fitment code of “F”.

A–Ford – Galaxie, LTD, XL
B – Bronco (1970-74), Fairmont (1978-82), Festiva, then Aspire
C – Mercury Capri (60’s – 70’s), Escort
D – Falcon, Maverick, Granada, Taurus, 96 and later Taurus/Sable common parts
E – Escort
F – common Tempo/Escort parts (same parts, different body panels)
G – Mercury Montego, Monarch
H – Ford heavy truck
J – marine (boat engines, stationary power plants)
K – Tracer
L – Lincoln Mark series and regular 4-door Lincoln
M – full size Mercury for unique parts (otherwise, use A)
N – Ford tractor
O – Fairlane/Torino to 76, then 77-79 LTD II, Lincoln Continental (1990’s)
P – Bobcat and Pinto
R – Merkur, then Contour/Mystyque
S – T-bird
T – light truck, Bronco, Explorer
U – Econoline can
V – Lincoln Town car
W – Cougar
X – Villager
Y – Lincoln or Mercury/Lincoln non-vehicle-specific part
Z – Mustang or Ford non-vehicle-specific part
2 – Probe
3 – Tempo
4 – 96+ Sable body parts
5 – Expedition
6 – Topaz
7 – Ranger, Explorer
8 – Windstar
9 – Aerostar


Design Responsibility: C9AZ
Z– Engineering
Base Number

The center part of the number is called the base. 13341 In the Master Parts Catalog these base numbers or organized like chapters in a book. 13341 is the basic part number and is the number for SWITCH and MOUNTING PLATE ASSY. – TURN INDICATOR. If part of a pair, which means a left or right, then the lower number is the right hand side (i.e. 120 is right, and 121 is left). Also the driver’s side of the car is the left side. The only exception is power window motors for only one car.

Series means the 1000, 1001, 1999, 1A001, to 1Z999 where every basic part number is a unique part on a car, and the same part ‘name’ for a different car is differentiated by the prefix.

The Sections in the Master Parts Catalog are:

Chassis
1000 – 1250 Wheels
1350 – 1499 Spare Wheel Carrier
2001 – 2285 Brakes (service)
2307 – 2438 Brakes (power)
2442 – 2482 Brake Control
2505 – 2900 Brakes (parking)
3000 – 3359 Front Suspension and Steering Linkage
3500 – 3764 Steering Gear
4000 – 4296 Rear Axle
4600 – 4859 Drive Shaft
5000 – 5176 Frame
5200 – 5299 Muffler & Exhaust Pipe
5300 – 5499 Front Spring Stabilizer
5550 – 5832 Rear Spring
6000 – 6898 Engine
6905 – 6968 Transmission Overdrive and Engine Steady Rest
7000 – 7997 Transmission (Automatic or Manual) and Clutch
8000 – 8499 Radiator and Grill
8500 – 8689 Water Pump and Fan
9002 – 9296 Fuel Tank
9301 – 9420 Fuel Pump
9421 – 9499 Manifolds, Clamps
9500 – 9599 Carburetor
9600 – 9699 Air Cleaner
9700 – 9999 Accelerator and Choke Control Rods
10000 – 10449 Generator and Alternator
10500 – 10653 Voltage Regulator
10654 – 10756 Battery
10838 – 10990 Instruments
11000 – 11382 Starter Motor
11450 – 11688 Lighting and Ignition Switch
12000 – 12390 Ignition Coil, Distributor and Condenser
12402 – 12425 Spark Plugs
13002 – 13248 Lamps (Head and Parking)
13402 – 13796 Lamps (Rear)
18809 – 13853 Lamps (License and Pillar) & horn
14197 – 14689 Wiring
15000 – 15858 Miscellaneous Accessories
16000 – 16550 Front Fender
16600 – 16999 Hood
17005 – 17125 Tools
17248 – 17383 Speedometer & Tachometer
17402 – 17666 Windshield Wiper & Washer
17700 – 17730 Mirror
17736 – 17999 Bumper
18000 – 18125 Shock Absorber
17148 – 18249 Comfort- Convenience Accessories
18250 – 18699 Heater
18800 Radio & Antenna
18900 Speakers and Radio Accessories
19000 Gasoline
19100 Fire Extinguishers
19500 – 19585 Custom Accessories; Appearance and Maintenance Materials
19600 – 19980 Air Conditioner
Body*
00000 series are body front (door posts and ahead and floor pans) including instrument panel and dash, but not gauges
23000 series and up are body sheet metal and exterior rubber bits
40000 series and up are back half of the car (trunk, roof racks, T-roof etc)
50000 series and up are exterior moldings’, emblems, and nameplates
60000 series and up are seats
70000 series and up are doors, windows, (not windshield), seat trim/covers


*Note – in the Body section the first two numbers define the body style of the car. You need to refer to the front section of the catalog to find out this information if you do not know what your car is.

Final digits – Design Level. On Soft trim used to define color. A or AA first design, then AB, AC, AD, etc. BA or CA would be a part that was the same function as the AA but slightly different



1998 to Present – Prefix Change

The Prefix C9AZ defines ….Decade….Year….Model and Design Responsibility





Everything changed in 1998. Ford converted the prefix to a new system to be used worldwide.

So 1C3Z-15200-AB – LAMP ASSY. – FOG

Year: 1C3Z …………………2001 F250 SD/350/450/550 (1999-present)



This is the list for years until 2028 (This list is based on information obtained from Ford Sept 2017)

X -1999
Y – 2000
1 – 2001
2 – 2002
3 – 2003
4 – 2004
5 – 2005
6 – 2006
7 – 2007
8 – 2008
9 – 2009
A – 2010
B – 2011
C – 2012
D – 2013
E – 2014
F – 2015
G – 2016
H – 2017
J – 2018
K – 2019
L -2020
M -2021
N -2022
P -2023
R -2024
S -2025
T -2026
V -2027
W -2028


Model: 1C3Z (This list is based on information obtained from Ford Sept 2017)

A1 – U89-U540
A2 – EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC (2001-2011)
A3 – B376 DS B2 4DR NOTCH
A4 – D401 MERC FREESTYLE
A5 – D385 LINC SDN MKS (2009-2016)
A6 – B299 B479 FIESTA (2011-present)
A7 – B450 B-SUV
A8 – D471 FORD X/DVR UTY FLEX (2009-present)
A9 – B474 MAV
B1 – E385 LINC SDN
B2 – W414 FORD
B3 – P376/U375 P/U
B4 – J61 J64 MAZDA
B5 – U502 EXPLORER (2011-present)
B6 – CD524 FORD SPORT BACK
B7 – M526 LINC SPORT CONV
B8 – D257 MKS
B9 – D257 MKS-L
CP – COMMODITY PLAN
C1 – TRANSIT (2010-present)
C2 – ECONOLINE (1999-present)
C3 – F250 SD/350/450/550 (1999-present)
C4 – F650/750/CARGO (1999- present)
C5 – AVIATOR (2002-2006)
C6 – CAL 1 Blackwood (2220)
C7 – EXCURSION (2000-2005)
C8 – U260
C9 – U297
D1 – U469
D2 – VH280 ASTON MARTIN
D3 – VH300 ASTON MARTIN
D4 – VH400 ASTON MARTIN
D5 – V475 B PNL VAN
D6 – J88 MAZDA
D7 – V196 ECONO VAN
D8 – C420
D9 – D544 MKS
E1 – DO NOT USE
E2 – C264
E3 – A29 THINK NEIGHBOR
E4 – A306 THINK CITY
E5 – CD338 FORD FUSION (2006-2012)
E6 – MERC ESCAPE-MARINER (2004-2010)
E7 – CAB OVER ENG CLASS 5
E8 – B409 CAR
E9 – D472 MERC X OVR UTY MKT (2010-present)
F1 – TAURUS (1999-present)
F2 – WINDSTAR FREESTAR MONTERAY(F/M) (1999-2003)
F3 – CONTINENTAL (FWD) (1999-2002 2017-Present)
F4 – SABLE (1999-2005)
F5 – VILLAGER (1999-2002)
F6 – VOLVO
F7 – Transit
F8 – FW178
F9 – 219 FORD FREESTYLE TAURUS X SABLE (2004-2009)
G1 – D250 REPLS 500 TAURUS (2005-PRESENT)
G2 – U263 LINC
G3 – AM305F ASTON MARTIN
G4 – AM803 ASTON MARTIN
G5 – D310 UNC SPORT
G6 – D365 LINC CTU
G7 – FORD GT 2005 2006 2017-PRESENT)
G8 – F237 LINC CVT
G9 – EUCO PLATFORM
HC – HARNESS COMP JLR
H1 – L318/L317
H2 – L318 L319 TBE1
H3 – L320
H4 – L321/L322 TBE2 TBE3
H5 – L314/L315/L359
H6 – CD378 LINC ZEPHYR MKZ(2006-2012)
H7 – F SERIES SPORTS CAB
H8 – E396 FORD MERC
H9 – DO NOT USE
J1 – Y465 VOLVO
J2 – Y466 VOLVO
J3 – L513
J4 – L486 LAND ROVER 4XX
J5 – C520 FORD ESCAPE
J6 – C520 C482 ESCAPE HEV (2013-PRESENT)
J7 – C521 C499 C483 L SUV
J8 – ELECTRIC C-CAR TOP HAT
J9 – ELECTRIC C-CAR PLATFORM
K1 – D568 TAURUS (China)
K2 – V362 ARTISAN 1 TON
K3 – V363 TRUNKER 2 TON
K4 – V363N TRUNKER 2 TON
K5 – L405 JLR RANGER ROVER
K6 – L494 JLR RG RVR SPRT
K7 – L550 JLR FREELANDER
K8 – TROLLER
L1 – EXPEDITION (1999-present)
L2 – EXPLORER (1999-present)
L3 – F150/F250 (1999-present)
L4 – MAVERICK 4X4
L5 – RANGER (1999-present)
L6 – AEROSTAR
L7 – NAVIGATOR (1999-present)
L8 – FORD ESCAPE (2000-2012)
L9 – MOUNTAINEER (1999-2010)
M1 – TRACER
M2 – VX62/V191/CD340 GAL
M3 – J97 COURIER
M4 – J71
M5 – C214/C307/C344/C346
M6 – U293 MAZDA ELC
M7 – J37 MAZDA GN
M8 – J56J MAZDA
M9 – U467 3 RAW PROD
N1 – BV226/B515 ECO SPORT
N2 – C195 LKON
N3 – SE161 PUMA
N4 – S272 (C1)
N5 – P1 VOLVO (C1)
N6 – J46 MAZDA (C1)
N7 – CD334 MERC Milan (2006-2011)
N8 – DO NOT USE
N9 – CD379/390
PL – JLR PLA PLATFORM
P1 – U470
P2 – J73 MAZDA
P3 – B2EH PLATFORM MAZDA
P4 – C505 2009 SUV
P5 – CD533 LINC MKZ (2006-present)
P6 – D532 TAURUS B11 PLAT
P7 – 5530 MUSTANG D11 PFM
P8 – CD548 MERC (MILAN)
P9 – MERC FOCUS
R1 – AMV03 ASTON MARTIN
R2 – FALCON
R3 – MUSTANG (1999-present)
R4 – SCORPIO
R5 – FAIRLANE
R6 – LTD
R7 – E265 RAPTOR
R8 – X200 JAG
R9 – MARK VIII
S1 – ASPIRE
S2 – CONTOUR (1999-2000)
S3 – C212 MAV
S4 – CE14 C170 ESC FOCUS
S5 – BE146 B420/421 KA
S6 – BE91/B226/256/FIESTA
S7 – CD132/162/345/391 Mondeo
S8 – PROBE
S9 – MYSTIQUE 1999-2000)
T1 – V227 TRANSIT CONNECT (2009-present)
T2 – U204 MAZDA UNIQUE
T3 – U293 USE MS
T4 – U334/367/CD539
T8 – J44 MAZDA
T9 – VOLVO SPA PLATFORM
U1 – POWER PRODUCTS
U2 – MOTORCRAFT BRAND
U3 – OUTSIDE SALES
U4 – FEO VEH
U5 – Ford
U6 – GLOBAL AFTERMARKET
U7 – SERVICE ONLY
U8 – CASTING AND FORGING
U9 – MOTORHOME
V1 – B232 BMAV EU FAP
V2 – B2E PLATFORM FORD
V3 – B410 TRK
V4 – C394 C520 C482 KUGA
V5 – BE2 PLATFORM MAZDA
V6 – C1 PLATFORM
V7 – J26E MAZDA P/U
V8 – P501 F100 P/UP 2011
V9 – P525 F100 P/U 2012
W1 – TOWNCAR
W2 – COUGAR
W3 – GRAND MARQUIS
W4 – F236 LNC LS (1999-2006_
W5 – EW171
W6 – THUNDERBIRD RWD (2002-2005)
W7 – CROWN VICTORIA
W8 – X100 X150 JAG
W9 – X300 X350 X351 X360
X1 – X600 JAG
X2 – X250 X260 JAG
X3 – DO NOT USE
X4 – X400 JAG
X5 – X12 SPORTS
X6 – C2 PLATFORM
X7 – C519
X8 – C488
X9 – H492 H566
Y1 – B2EH PLATFORM FORD
Y2 – P298 ASTON MARTIN
Y3 – B516
Y4 – N352 JMC
Y5 – VH5 ASTON MARTIN
Y6 – VH6 ASTON MARTIN
Y7 – ASTON MARTIN JULIETTE
Y8 – ASTON MARTIN P289
Y9 – ASTON MARTIN PARIS
1B – B/CAR FOE
1C – C344
1D – C344 C1 PLATFORM
1E – C346
1F – C346 C1 PLATFORM
1G – CD539E CD390 PLATFORM
1H – FORD MILLENNIAL
1J – JMC HVY TRK
1K – C484
1L – B500 SUPER B
1M – CDC PLATFORM
1N – LINC MPU
11 – ADV TECH
2B – B-CAR FNA
2G – CD539N U540 CD539C
3B – B-CAR FSAO
3G – D544 D568 PLATFORM
4B – B-CAR INDIA
5B – B-CAR CHINA
6B – B-CAR ASIA
7B – B552
81 – PHK 131 LT
99 – FORD MOTORSPORTS


Design Responsibility: 1C3Z

(Mostly the same as before) (This list is based on information obtained from Ford Sept 2017)



Example:

A – R5VT
B – BODY
C – CHASSIS
D – OVERSEAS PRD ENG R5VT
E – ENGINE NORTH AMERICA
F – ELECTRIC ACD
G – ENGINE MECHANIC
H – CLIMATE CONTROL
J – FCSD PARTS & ACC.
K – IMPORT RELEASE
L -FCSD POWER PRODUCTS
M -PERFORMANCE SVO
N –VOLVO
O- Outside
P -TRANS & AXLE (AUTO)
Q -DIESEL ENGINE
R -TRANS & AXLE (MANUAL)
S -LT/HVY TRK SPEC ORDER
T -ELECTRICAL – R&VT
U -ELEC & FUEL HANDLING
V -DOMESTIC SPECIAL ORDER
W -TRANS & AXLE(DRIVELINE)
X -PLASTIC & TRIM
Y -SPECIAL VEHICLE VC1
Z –FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
1 -EUROPEAN PDC
2 -LAND ROVER
3 -LARGE LUXURY VC
4 -TRUCK VC
5 -FSAO
6 -OLOSAN
7 -TRANS & AXLE
8 -ELECTRIC VEHICLE
9 -AUSTRALIA ASIAN PACIFIC