Decoding Ford Part Numbers

The list may contain errors

First Digit: Decade (EXAMPLE: C5ZZ)

A = 1940's (often omitted)

B = 1950's

C = 1960's

D = 1970's

E = 1980's

F = 1990's

Second Digit: Year Number (EXAMPLE: C5ZZ)

Last digit of year of introduction or revision. This number corresponds to the decade shown in the first digit. Thus C5 = 1965.

Third Digit: Model (EXAMPLE: C5ZZ)

A = Ford (Generic) / Galaxie (1958-later)

B = Bronco (1970-73), Maverick (1975-77), Fairmont (1978-83)

C = Remanufactured Parts (1966-75), Elite (1975), Capri (1979-later)

D = Falcon (1960-69), Maverick (1970-74), Granada (1975-82), LTD (1983-later)

E = Truck (Cab over Engine) (1970-73), Pinto (1976-80), Escort (1981-later)

F = Foreign sales / Trans Am Racing

G = Comet (1961-67), Montego (1968-76), EXP (1982-later)

H = Holman/Moody HiPo Part, Heavy Truck (1966-82), Medium Heavy Truck (1983-later)

I = NOT USED

J = Industrial / Marine engines

K = Edsel (1958-60), Tilt Cab (1970-73), Comet (1975-77), Zephyr (1978-83), Marquis (1983-later)

L = Lincoln (1958-60), Mark (1961-later)

M = Mercury (1958-later)

N = Tractor (1958-later)

O = Fairlane (1962-68, Torino (1969-76), LTD II (1977-79), LN7 (1982-83)

P = Autolite (Later Motorcraft) (1962-later)

Q =- NOT USED

R = Rotunda (Generic)(1962-69), Ford of Europe (1970-later), Remanufactured Parts (1976?-later)

S = Thunderbird (1958-later)

T = Truck (1958-65), Light/Medium Truck (1966-82), Bronco (1966-82, Except 1970-73), Light Truck & Bronco I (1983-later)

U = Econoline/Club Wagon Van (1961-later)

V = Lincoln Continental (1961-81)

W = Cougar (1967-80), XR7 (1981-82), Cougar (1983-later)

X = Truck (Short Highway) (1970-73)

Y = Meteor (Canada) (1962-72), Bobcat (1975-80), Lynx (1981-later)

Z = Mustang 1964-73; Mustang II 1974-78; Mustang 1979-later

1 = NOT USED

2 = Pinto (1972-75)

3 = Tempo (1984-later)

4 = Comet (1971-74), Monarch (1975-80), Cougar (1981-82), Marquis (1983-later)

5 = Recreation Vehicles (1974-75), Continental (1982-later)

6 = Pantera (1971-75), Topaz (1984-later)

7 = Courier (1971-82); Ranger/Bronco II (1983-up); Explorer (1991-later)

8 = Capri (U.S. Parts) (1972-75)

9 = Turbine Engine Parts (1970-75)

Fourth Digit: Design Engineering Office (EXAMPLE: C5ZZ)

A = Light Truck Engineering Division

B = Body and Electrical Product Division

C = Chassis

D = Overseas Product Engineering

E = Engine

F = General Parts/Electrical and Electronics Division

G = NOT USED

H = Climate Control (1972-up)

I = NOT USED

J = Autolite/Ford Parts & Service Division

K = NOT USED

L = Industrial Engine Parts & Service

M = Performance/Special Vehicle Operations (Incl. Holman Moody)

N = Tractor Parts

O = NOT USED

P = Auto Transmission

Q = NOT USED

R = Manual Transmission

S = Light & Heavy Truck Special Order Parts

T = Heavy Truck Engineering

U = Special Vehicle Operations

W = Axle and Driveshaft

X = Emissions, Economy and Special Vehicle Engineering (Muscle Car Parts)

Y = Lincoln/Mercury Service Parts

Z = Ford Service Parts