Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY
The number posted earlier in the thread (which is stamped on the bottom of the tray) is NOT the part number, it is a design/engineering number, which they apparently cannot use to track it down.
At least 2/3rds of the time the engineering part number and the service part number are the same. In cases where not there is a mapping of one to the other and worst case it's via a subassembly.
So your dealer is lazy. Just like Roy OBrien Ford was lazy when I called them. In fact the guy said "that doesn't even resemble a Ford part number" and was quite the... well, I am done with 9 Mile and Mack.