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Understanding Ford Part numbers

So as I get it the part numbering system works kinda like this

VehicleModelYear * Specific Part * Revision

Do we have or know of the superduty pre-fixes ?

I am looking at ball joints and have:

4C3Z or F6TZ or 2C3Z or 5C3Z

I have a belief that 4C = 2004 F6 = 1996+ 2C = 2002 and 5C = 2005

Where the 3Z is some truck designation and TZ is truck.

I get the part number and revision part but how do I know which ones of these I need, ugh!
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PM this guy - He's a Supporting Vendor. If anyone could help decipher part numbering system, he probably could.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...sel-parts.html
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PM this guy - He's a Supporting Vendor. If anyone could help decipher part numbering system, he probably could.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...sel-parts.html
i agree
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I have dylans email. Hes been a ton of help.

I have the parts I need in quote, I just want to understand the differences between the parts and how the numbering works.

I thought others may as well.
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Certainly wouldn't hurt - I just figured the dealers know what all that 'code' means. Maybe a brief tutorial could be arranged.
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here is simpliest term for you guys
Ball joint
Motorcraft genuine OEM-YR 2004
4C3Z3049DB
5C3Z3050E

Motorcraft after market
F6TZ3V049BA
2C3Z3V050BA
V=motorcraft preffered Value
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 AM
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here is simpliest term for you guys
Ball joint
Motorcraft genuine OEM-YR 2004
4C3Z3049DB
5C3Z3050E

Motorcraft after market
F6TZ3V049BA
2C3Z3V050BA
V=motorcraft preffered Value
I got the part numbers for that specific part from you eariler, and thank you will be ordering when I get back.

But this thread isn't about Ball-Joints its about the numbering system. What do the Pre-fixes mean?

4C3Z means something specific to the model. What that is is what I want to know. as does all the other 4 digit pre-fixes.
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I got the part numbers for that specific part from you eariler, and thank you will be ordering when I get back.

But this thread isn't about Ball-Joints its about the numbering system. What do the Pre-fixes mean?

4C3Z means something specific to the model. What that is is what I want to know. as does all the other 4 digit pre-fixes.
the first 4 digest is nothing sepecific, it goes by what the part is, That F6TZ can range from 1995-2004. Its not year specific
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meaning if the parts are shared across model years they could not make logical sense to anyones specific MY ?

http://www.fairlanet.com/partnumbers/

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meaning if the parts are shared across model years they could not make logical sense to anyones specific MY ?

Decoding Ford Part Numbers

Prefix

Decade Year Model Department
A = 1940's (often omitted)
B = 1950's
C = 1960's
D = 1970's
E = 1980's
F = 1990's
Last digit of year of introduction or revision
A = Ford (Generic) / Galaxie
C = Truck
D = Falcon
E = Explorer
F = Foreign / Trans Am Racing
G = Comet (Later Montego)
H = Holman/Moody HiPo Part
J = Industrial
L = ?
M = Mercury
N = ?
O = Fairlane (Later Torino)
P = Autolite (Later Motorcraft)
Q = ?
R = Rotunda (Generic)
S = Thunderbird
T = Truck
U = Econoline/Club Wagon Van
V = Lincoln
W = Cougar
Z = Mustang
A = Chassis
B = Body
D = ?
E = Engine
F = Engine Accessories
J = Autolite
M = Holman Moody
P = Auto Transmission
R = Manual Transmission
S = ?
U = ?
W = Axle
X = Muscle Car Parts
Y = Lincoln/Mercury Service Parts
Z = Service Parts
heres the rest

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
H = Climate Control (1972-up)
J = Autolite/Ford Parts & Service Division
L = Industrial Engine Parts & Service
M = Performance/Special Vehicle Operations (Incl Holman Moody)
N = Tractor Parts
P = Auto Transmission
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
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