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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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What does the VIN tell us?

Hi All,

I have a Wrangler TJ and would like to know what each letter/number in the VIN means. Does it also contain the year of manufacture?

Any help?

Cheers!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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google---Vehicle Identification Number--wikipedia

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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Unread 05-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Hi All,

I have a Wrangler TJ and would like to know what each letter/number in the VIN means. Does it also contain the year of manufacture?

Any help?

Cheers!
Anith
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1st Digit - Country of Origin
2nd Digit - Manufacturer
3rd Digit - Vehicle Type
4th Digit - Gross Vehicle Weight
5th & 6th Digit - Line(Model)
7th Digit - Body Style
8th Digit - Engine
9th Digit - Check Digit
10th Digit - Year
11th Digit - Plant
Last 6 Digits - Serial #

Last edited by minges14; 05-22-2013 at 07:13 AM.. Reason: Edited to adjust the 5th&6th digit
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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1st Digit - Country of Origin
2nd Digit - Manufacturer
3rd Digit - Vehicle Type
4th Digit - Gross Vehicle Weight
5th Digit - Line(Model)
6th Digit - Body Style
7th Digit - Engine
8th Digit - Check Digit
9th Digit - Year
10th Digit - Plant
Last 6 Digits - Serial #
I'm not sure if this is supposed to be funny but no, most of these are wrongs including vins being 17 digits long and not 16.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle...ication_Number
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Unread 05-22-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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11 + 6 = 17
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Unread 05-23-2013, 04:56 AM   #7
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1st Digit - Country of Origin 1 = USA
2nd Digit - Manufacturer J = Jeep
3rd Digit - Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4th Digit - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
E = 3001 - 4000 lbs
F = 4001 - 5000 lbs

5th Digit - Vehicle line Y = Wrangler 4x4
6th Digit - Series
1 = Sport,
2 = SE,
4 = Sahara
(mine is 'A' )

7th Digit - Body Style 9 = Open Body
8th Digit - Engine
H = 2.5L Leaded Gasoline.
P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline.
S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline.
V = Leaded Gasoline

9th Digit - Check Digit
10th Digit - Model Year
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006

11th Digit - Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
Last 6 Digits - Serial #
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #8
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11 + 6 = 17
Hey, you can add! Have a gold star! We need to work on your reading comprehension though.

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