What do ford part numbers mean?
Ford Part Numbers are divided into 3 sections:
- Base Part Number
An example would be DC46 (prefix), 6600 (basic part number), AA (suffix).
a) The 4-digit Prefix breaks down as follows:
1. The 1st digit of the Prefix is the decade, for example:
A = 1940s, B = 1950s, C =1960s, D = 1970s, etc.
2. The 2nd digit of the Prefix is the year within the decade,
1 = 1st year, 2 = 2nd year, etc.
3. The 3rd digit of the Prefix is the model, for example:
A = full-size, D = Falcon (later Maverick), F = foreign/Trans Am racing,
G = Comet (later Montego), H = Holman & Moody HiPo parts, J = industrial,
L = Lincoln, M = Mercury, O = Fairlane (later Torino), P = Autolite
(Motorcraft), R = Rotunda (generic), S = Thunderbird, T = truck,
U = Econoline/Club Wagon van, V = Lincoln, W = Cougar and Z = Mustang.
4. The 4th digit of the Prefix is the Engineering Department,
A* = Chassis, B* = Body, E* = Engine, F* = Engine Accessories,
J* = Autolite, P* = Automatic Transmission, R* = Manual Transmission,
and W* = Axle.
NOTE: * = Used in Casting Part Numbers (see below for more details)
M** = Holman & Moody Service Parts, X** = Muscle Car Parts,
Y** = Lincoln/Mercury, Z** = Ford.
NOTE: ** = Used in Service Part Numbers (see below for more details)
b) The Basic Part Numbers are divided into numerical groups, for example:
1000 = Wheels,
2000 = Brakes,
3000 = Suspension & Steering,
4000 = Axle & Driveshaft,
5200 = Exhaust,
5300-5400 = Front Springs stabilizer,
5500-5900 = Rear Springs,
6000 = Engine,
7000 = Transmission,
8000 = Radiator, Grille, Cooling & Belts,
9000 = Fuel/Oil Gauges,
10000 = Charging & Instruments,
11000 = Starting,
12000 = Ignition,
13000 = Lamps & Horn,
14000 = Wiring,
15000 = Accessories,
16000= Molding & Ornaments,
17000 = Safety Equipment (Jack, Speedometer, Washer, Wipers, Mirrors, Bumpers),
18000-18100 = Shocks,
18200-18700 = Comfort-Convenience Equipment (Floor Mats, Heater, etc.),
18800 = Radio & Antenna,
18900 = Speakers,
19000 = Gasoline,
19100 = Fire Extinguishers,
19500 = Custom Accessories & Car Care,
19600-19900 = Air Conditioning, etc.
Note: Even Basic Part Numbers denote right hand (passenger) side parts,
while odd Basic Part Numbers denote left hand (driver) side parts.
c) The Suffix denotes the change level, for example:
A = 1st change level, B = 2nd change level, Z = 26th change level,
AA = 27th change level, etc.