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Question 1997 Center Cap Confusion

Hello everyone!

I'm in a bit of a mess. I can't find the correct center caps for my 1997 v8 4.6L.

This is an actual picture of one of my 16" rims:

I can't find ANY matching caps. I always think I find the right cap, but then it ends up not having 5 clips on the back (which I assume it needs, looking at the grooves on the rim...),
or it doesn't measure 7" across the face (which is the size of the gap on my rims...).

Are 16" rims rare or something? Ideally somebody can link me the right center cap on ebay, or provide me with the part # I need.

I really appreciate any help. Thank you!

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Those are the 96/97 sport wheels. The center cap for them is smooth with no emblem, and it has holes to expose the lug nuts. Here is a link that has pics of the same wheels with their center caps.


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You might have the Sport Option, check on the drivers door jam sticker, under springs, it will say JEJJ or JJJJ
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Watch putting the flat face ones on since there is no notch the pry them off at.

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Okay good, so I had narrowed it down to the correct center cap, but man... I can not find them on the internet anywhere.

There are some Taurus ones that look identical:
...but they all seem to be 15" (6.5") ones.

Any suggestions? Thanks for the help so far.
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Originally Posted by ccsigle View Post
There are some Taurus ones that look identical:
Any suggestions? Thanks for the help so far.
Same cap as far as I know.


It's not a 97 Sport, it just looks like one!

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exactly the same, thats where i got mine years ago, early 90's taurus like this......

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