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#4066948 - 06/11/20 01:10 PM Door Sticker Spring Code
66lincoln Offline

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Loc: Arizona
Vehicle: 2004, M75

Door sticker says the spring code is XX22

policecars.us/crownvicnewvin.html says the following:
X = 5A891 Air Ride Suspension - Catch Word HDS
2 = Front Spring, Catch Word AFD
(What does Catch Word mean?)

etis.ford.com says the following:
Both rear coils 3W73-5560-CA
Both front spring/shock assemblies 4W73-18B036-BA

The policecars website must have the wrong spring codes. My car has never had air ride and I've searched it all over, and I don't see any evidence that it was removed. So I believe ETIS.

Question: Is there a more accurate listing of the spring codes somewhere? Is X the front or rear? Is 2 the front or rear?

Thanks.

p.s. oddly, my ETIS listing shows the under hood lamp as a delete, yet when I open my hood it's there. That's the only discrepancy I see in my ETIS list.
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#4067078 - 06/12/20 10:06 AM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: 66lincoln]
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"Catch word" is the letters/numbers on the spring itself, there was originally a tag on each spring and it has a code on it.
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#4067126 - 06/12/20 02:00 PM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: 66lincoln]
2007CrownVic Offline
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The ETIS list could show the underhood light as deleted because it's part of another package. Those build lists pop up with things like that sometimes.

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#4092550 - 01/21/21 08:28 AM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: 66lincoln]
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Loc: Connecticut
I see a lot of people asking about front leaf spring codes and what their actual capacity is so I went through my spring books and matched up the codes with capacities so here you go. I'll list the spring code and then the capacity in pounds next to it and the capacity is per side.

R = 1430
S = 1630
T = 1830
U = 2030
V = 2230
W = 2430
X = 2630

Now in the middle of 00 Ford switched from a berlin eye design to a standard design so some of the springs such as the R code was only used from 99-00 and when you switch out springs you want to be sure to switch out to the 01-04 version because of the standard eye receiving full support from the spring underneath it. Easiest way to tell on the berlin eye is if there's a gap between your 2 leafs and you should always replace this design with the standard eye.

FYI - There is also a 3950 lb capacity spring but this is the X code with an extra tapered leaf installed on it so the 2630 is the heaviest Ford made.
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#4092576 - 01/21/21 01:29 PM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: RyderPhan]
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Registered: 10/30/13
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Originally Posted By RyderPhan
I see a lot of people asking about front leaf spring codes and what their actual capacity is so I went through my spring books and matched up the codes with capacities so here you go. I'll list the spring code and then the capacity in pounds next to it and the capacity is per side.

R = 1430
S = 1630
T = 1830
U = 2030
V = 2230
W = 2430
X = 2630

Now in the middle of 00 Ford switched from a berlin eye design to a standard design so some of the springs such as the R code was only used from 99-00 and when you switch out springs you want to be sure to switch out to the 01-04 version because of the standard eye receiving full support from the spring underneath it. Easiest way to tell on the berlin eye is if there's a gap between your 2 leafs and you should always replace this design with the standard eye.

FYI - There is also a 3950 lb capacity spring but this is the X code with an extra tapered leaf installed on it so the 2630 is the heaviest Ford made.


Converted to the berlin eye version. Was so easy. Those leaf springs just slid into place between the existing coil springs!
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#4092578 - 01/21/21 01:45 PM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: 66lincoln]
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Registered: 10/16/01
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Originally Posted By RyderPhan
I see a lot of people asking about front leaf spring codes and what their actual capacity is so I went through my spring books and matched up the codes with capacities so here you go. I'll list the spring code and then the capacity in pounds next to it and the capacity is per side.

R = 1430
S = 1630
T = 1830
U = 2030
V = 2230
W = 2430
X = 2630

Now in the middle of 00 Ford switched from a berlin eye design to a standard design so some of the springs such as the R code was only used from 99-00 and when you switch out springs you want to be sure to switch out to the 01-04 version because of the standard eye receiving full support from the spring underneath it. Easiest way to tell on the berlin eye is if there's a gap between your 2 leafs and you should always replace this design with the standard eye.

FYI - There is also a 3950 lb capacity spring but this is the X code with an extra tapered leaf installed on it so the 2630 is the heaviest Ford made.

Originally Posted By 85GT

Converted to the berlin eye version. Was so easy. Those leaf springs just slid into place between the existing coil springs!
Leaf springs?
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#4092580 - 01/21/21 02:00 PM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: CrystalPistol]
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You didn't know we had leaf springs?? LOL. Ryder seems to think so. I'm just playing along wink
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#4092594 - 01/21/21 03:45 PM Re: Door Sticker Spring Code [Re: 85GT]
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Registered: 10/16/01
Posts: 2982
Loc: Shenandoah Valley
Originally Posted By 85GT
You didn't know we had leaf springs?? LOL. Ryder seems to think so. I'm just playing along wink
Missed that memo.

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Edited by CrystalPistol (01/21/21 03:47 PM)
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