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Anyone have any idea how to decode the 2000 - current numbering system Ford uses? Namely to decipher specific years? Such as YF3Z? and such and such?

I know the 20th century A-B-C-D-E-F, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 decoding methods. I don't need 87 links restating how to decipher those. I know how to read them. So no posting them please, or Ban:D
 

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Anyone have any idea how to decode the 2000 - current numbering system Ford uses? Namely to decipher specific years? Such as YF3Z? and such and such?

I know the 20th century A-B-C-D-E-F, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 decoding methods. I don't need 87 links restating how to decipher those. I know how to read them. So no posting them please, or Ban:D
Is this info on Bob The Oil Guy's website along what you're looking for, Matt? It's for decoding new Ford's part numbering: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2235013

Year/Decade Codes

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
I = Not Used
J = 2018
K = 2019
L = 2020
M = 2021
N = 2022
O = Not Used
P = 2023
Q = Not Used
R = 2024
S = 1995
T = 1996
U = Not Used
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
Z = Not Used
0 = Not Used
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 3005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
8 = 2008
9 = 2009

Product Line Codes

S1 = Aspire
S2 = Contour
S4 = Escort/Focus
S5 = Ka
S6 = Fiesta
S7 = Mondeo
S8 = Probe
S9 = Mystique
M1 = Tracer
F1 = Taurus
F2 = Windstar
F3 = Continental
F4 = Sable
F5 = Villager
F6 = Thunderbird
F7 = EN158
F8 = FW178
L1 = Bronco
L2 = Explorer
L3 = F150/F250
L4 = Maverick 4X4
L5 = Ranger
L6 = Aerostar
R1 = Aston-Martin
R2 = Falcon
R3 = Mustang
R4 = Scorpio
R5 = Fairlane
R6 = LTD
R8 = Jaguar S-Type
R9 = Mark VIII
W1 = Town Car
W2 = Cougar
W3 = Grand Marquis
W4 = DEW98
W5 = EW171
W6 = Thunderbird RWD
W7 = EN114 Crown Vic
W8 = Jaguar XK8/XKR
W9 = Jaguar XJ-Series
C1 = Transit
C2 = Econoline
C3 = Medium Truck
C4 = L-Series/Cargo-CF Series Truck
U1 = Power Products
U2 = Motorcraft Brand
U3 = Outside Sales
U4 = #3

Design Responsibility Codes

A = Advanced Vehicle Technologies Core Operations
B = Not Assigned
C = Chassis Operations
D = Overseas Product Engineering
E = Engine Engineering, Engine Product and Manufacturing Engineering
F = Electronics Engineering Operations
G = Not Assigned
H = Climate Control Operations
I = Not Used
J = Ford Customer Service Division Parts and Accessories Engineering
K = Import Release Section
L = Ford Customer Service Division Power Products Engineering
M = Special Vehicle Operations
N = Not Assigned
O = Not Used
P = Transmission and Axle Product and Manufacturing Engineering (Automatic Transmission)
Q = Not Used
R = Transmission and Axle Product and Manufacturing Engineering (Manual Transmission)
S = Light and Heavy Truck Engineering/Truck Special Order Department
T = Not Assigned
U = Electrical and Fuel Handling Division
V = Domestic Special Order Engineering Section
W = Transmission and Axle Product and Manufacturing Engineering (Axle and Drveline)
X = Plastic and Trim Products Operations
Y = Not Assigned
Z = Ford Customer Service Division Product Analysis
0 = Not Used
1 = Vehicle Center 1
2 = Vehicle Center 2
3 = Vehicle Center 3
4 = Vehicle Center 4
5 = Vehicle Center 5
6 = Vehicle Center 6
7 = Not Assigned
8 = Electric Vehicle Engineering
9 = Not Assigned

1 series are wheels and hubs
2 series are brakes
3 series are front suspension and front axle
4 series are rear axle and associated
5 series are exhaust and chasses
6 series is engine mechanical
7 series is transmission
8 series is engine cooling
9 series is fuel and emission
10 series is electrical
11 series is starting
12 series is ignition and engine electrical
13 series is lighting
14 series is electrical wiring

just some from memory


list keeps going. also even basics are passenger (right) side, odd are driver side. One letter in a basic can completely change it. an example a 1 piece driveshaft is a 4602, a multi piece is a 4R602. There are basics you will know without thinking, there are some you never learn but you just have to know how to find them.
 

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As a 20 year Ford parts guy, I can tell you that those new part numbers sure don't roll off the tongue like the old ones do! LOL


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as if they couldn't have kept the same setup, gone to G for the 2000, H for 2010 and so on...basic numbers are enough of a learning curve, then they go and change it with the new prefix setup. at least they didn't go to a gm/mopar/foreign number , system, no idea how the other manufacturers systems work, but they sure aren't easy on the eyes, at least the Ford numbers still are
 

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So what are they going to do in 2025?
 

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I wonder the same thing. .. maybe that is the real end of the world
What are you sayin'? Ford engineers outsmarted the Mayans? Well, Ford IS still here and without a government bail-out/take-over :D
 
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