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Unread 09-10-2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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VIN location on engine

Where would I find the VIN number stamp on a 80's CJ7 with the inline 6?

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Unread 09-10-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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There is an engine build date code on the passenger side of the engine on a raised flat surface on the block between the 2nd and 3rd cylinders. There is also an engine block casting number on the drivers side of the block
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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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The VIN is not on the engine.
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The VIN is not on the engine.
That ofcourse is on the narrow plate above your windshield wiper motor on the inside of the jeep.
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Unread 09-10-2011, 07:00 PM   #5
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Although I don't know Jeeps or even AMCs for that matter I do know cars and starting in late 68 VINs are on all engine installed at the factory, not on warranty or over the counter replacements. I believe it was a federal mandate so if I were ask to bet on it, I'd bet the farm, but again I don't know Jeeps so I could be wrong.
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Unread 09-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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you are wrong, vin never been on any engine, there is a engine number but its not a vin number. there is also a tag on the firewall with the vin number on it
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Unread 09-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #7
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Well, I know for fact it is on all or most engines or maybe to clarify the build plant, year and sequential number (serial number part of the VIN). Where do you think the term matching numbers comes from. It is also on transmissions. Look on e-bay and you will probably find a number of engines for sale with the VIN number posted. It is not even a question, the only question I cannot definitively answer is if they were on Jeep/AMC engines but again I believe it was a federal mandate. I will look for one on my 360 tomorrow and then I will be able to answer to that.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4814893_read-engine-vin.html
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Unread 09-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #8
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This is off a Mopar site, you will notice many lost and founds for engine block #XXXX:

http://www.transamcuda.com/lostandfound.htm

This is from a Camaro site:

http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#PadStamps
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Unread 09-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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Not a VIN as mentioned but just a build code when the engine was built. I'll give my CJ-7 as an example.

The stamping on the engine as shown in the picture below shows: 403C15 which means it's a 258CID engine built on March 15, 1984.

1st Character (Year)=4 or 1984
2nd & 3rd Characters (Month)=03 or March
4th Character (Engine Type)=C or 258
5th & 6th Characters (Day)=15 or 15th day



I'm an original owner of my Jeep and I ordered it during the first week in March of 1984 and received it at the dealership somewhere around March 27th or 28th. Took a little over three weeks to get from the time the order was placed.
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I maybe confused are ya'll saying Jeeps didn't or no vehicle did? What about other AMCs?
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I know Jeep did not put VIN numbers on engines just date codes when built. If your Jeep was built on a Wednesday, you could have received an engine that was built the week before.
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I maybe confused are ya'll saying Jeeps didn't or no vehicle did? What about other AMCs?



OP asked for VIN "on engine", however as stated the "vin" is not on the engine, only a build code. maybe OP needs to clarify which # they actually need........... . then maybe you won't be confooooosed....(J/K) ;p
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OP asked for VIN "on engine", however as stated the "vin" is not on the engine, only a build code. maybe OP needs to clarify which # they actually need........... . then maybe you won't be confooooosed....(J/K) ;p
I came from the 70's Corvette world and all the engines, trannies and rear axles had the last 6 digits of the VIN number stamped on them. That's how you could tell if it was a "numbers matching" car (original driveline to the car). I thought it was a goverment requirement for all cars but maybe Jeep was considered a truck which may have different rules. On Chevy V8's, the stamp is on a boss located on the right front of the block.

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My confusion is about the disagreement, I understand the OP was asking about a VIN for a Jeep engine. I have found info that supports Jeeps didn't put VINs on engines this morning, but I thought some of you were implying no engine had a VIN which as Ollie points out is wrong. I too thought it was a law but somehow Jeep got around it , what I cant find is for how long, as in starting in 19XX they started, I know it is a Chrysler practice so I assume they started when they became part of Chrysler.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #15
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I came from the 70's Corvette world and all the engines, trannies and rear axles had the last 6 digits of the VIN number stamped on them. That's how you could tell if it was a "numbers matching" car (original driveline to the car). I thought it was a goverment requirement for all cars but maybe Jeep was considered a truck which may have different rules. On Chevy V8's, the stamp is on a boss located on the right front of the block.

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