Identifying Scrap Ford Catalytic Converters & Common Serial Numbers

Posted: January 6, 2022

Hello and welcome to this week’s Cat Chat, I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.

This week, we are going to give you some important information on Ford Catalytic Converters. Ford has very specific markers on their catalytic converters that can help with identification and finding their serial numbers which help you get the best price that you can.

You can see their logo or FoMoCo (Ford Motor Company):

The Ford Cats have shields that have the dots and slots which gives you a good idea that you have a Ford Catalytic Converter.

Ford has multiple codes on their catalytic converters.

Example: “5E212” looks like a code but is generally a very generic number for them. After the 5E212 there will be other sets of numbers on the catalytic converter enabling you to identify the cat you have.

The Ford Catalytic Converters serial number setup is:

4 Digit – 5 Digit – 2 Digit

Examples: 5E212 F4TA AD

XF1C – 5F250 – HB


Common Scrap Ford Catalytic Converters:

  • Serial #: XL345E214JD – Ford F150
  • Serial #: 2L2A5E242VA – Ford Explorer
  • Serial #: F4A23AA – Ford Grande Marquis
  • Serial #: YL3C5G218AA – Ford Expedition
  • Serial #: F7CC – Ford Escort
  • Serial #: 1F1C5E212BA – Ford Taurus

WATCH: Learn how to find the Serial #’s on a Ford Cat Catalytic Converters