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Old 09-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Complete Identification codes.

Complete VIN and Doortag Codes.

Thought this worth posting. I had seen it on another site, but it was not complete... I had not found it on this forum. Mod, if this is already on this site, please feel free to delete.

Identification Codes

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted on the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.

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Item Description 1 World manufacturer identifier 2 Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 3 Vehicle line, series, body type 4 Engine type 5 Check digit 6 Model year 7 Assembly plant 8 Production sequence number

Vehicle Identification Number

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The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier.
  • 1FT — Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle
  • 2FT — Ford Motor Company, Canada, truck, completed vehicle
  • 3FT — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, truck, completed vehicle
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The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and GVW code (all vehicles use hydraulic brakes).
  • 3 — 6,600 pounds, F-250 under 8,500 pounds GVWR
  • Z — 5,001-6,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • R — 6,001-7,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • P — 7,001-8,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • D — 5,001-6,000 pounds with first generation air bags
  • E — 6,001-7,000 pounds with first generation air bags
  • F — 7,001-8,000 pounds with first generation air bags
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Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.
  • F07 — F-150 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Flareside)
  • F08 — F-150 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Flareside)
  • F17 — F-150 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • F18 — F-150 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • F27 — F-250 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • F28 — F-250 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • X07 — F-150 SuperCab, 4x2 (Flareside)
  • X08 — F-150 SuperCab, 4x4 (Flareside)
  • X17 — F-150 SuperCab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • X18 — F-150 SuperCab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • X27 — F-250 SuperCab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • X28 — F-250 SuperCab, 4x4 (Styleside)
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The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders.
  • 2 — 4.2L, OVH, EFI, V6 Gas
  • W — 4.6L, Modular SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
  • M — 5.4L, SOHC, Natural Gas
  • Z — 5.4L, Bi-Fuel (NGV/Propane)
  • 3 — 5.4L, 2V, SOHC, SFI, V8, Gas
  • L — 5.4L, 2V, SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
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The ninth VIN position is a check digit.
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The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
  • X — 1999
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The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
  • L — Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)
  • S — Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
  • C — Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario)
  • E — Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
  • K — Kansas City (Claycomo, Missouri)
  • N — Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • M — Cuautitlan (Cuautitlan, Mexico)
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The last six VIN positions are an alphanumeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number.
  • A00000-E99999 — Ford Division
Vehicle Certification (VC) Label
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Item Description 1 Exterior paint code 2 Region code 3 Domestic special order code 4 Wheelbase code 5 Brake code 6 Interior trim code 7 Tape/paint pinstripe code 8 Radio code 9 Axle code 10 Transmission code 11 Spring code
The vehicle certification (VC) label contains the manufacturer name, the month and year of manufacture, the certification statement, and the VIN. It also includes gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).
Vehicle Certification (VC) Label — Canada (Typical)


Paint Codes

Refer to the paint manufacturer code book for information.

Radio Codes

  • 7 — AM/FM stereo with clock
  • 9 — AM/FM stereo cassette with clock
  • K — AM/FM stereo cassette with CD player
  • Y — Delete standard radio with clock
  • G — Delete radio chassis only, AM/FM stereo, all other components installed (F-Series, Ranger, Econoline)
  • 8 — Electronic, Premium AM/FM stereo cassette
  • 5 — Electronic, Premium AM/FM stereo cassette
Axle Codes
The following lists the gear ratios on axles.
  • 18 — 3.08, non-limited slip, F-150
  • 19 — 3.55, non-limited slip, F-150, F-250
  • 26 — 3.73, non-limited slip, F-150, F-250
  • 27 — 3.31, non-limited slip, F-150, F-250
  • 28 — 3.73, non-limited slip, F-150, F-250
  • H9 — 3.55, limited slip, F-150, F-250
  • B6 — 3.73, limited slip, F-150, F-250
Transmission Codes
  • E — Four-speed automatic overdrive (4R100)
  • M — Five-speed manual overdrive (Mazda M5R2-C)
  • U — Four-speed automatic (AODE-W/4R70W)
  • 7 — Four-speed automatic (NAAO 4R100)
Spring Codes
The following lists available spring codes.

Front Springs

  • Base part number — 5310 (RH/LH)
Torsion Bars
  • Base part number — 5B326 (RH)
  • Base part number — 5B327 (LH)
Load Leveling Suspension
  • P
Rear Springs
  • Base part number — 5560
Interior Trim Codes
The following lists the interior trim and interior color codes.

Interior Trim

  • V — Vinyl bench
  • C — Cloth bench
  • F — Cloth captain's chairs with console
  • M — Cloth 60/40
  • A — Vinyl full bench
  • H — Leather captain's chairs with console
  • E — Leather 40/60
Interior Color Codes
  • X — Medium Prairie Tan
  • 2 — Medium Graphite
  • T — Dark Graphite
  • R — Dark Denim
Tape Stripe Codes
  • D — Silver Metallic/Medium Platinum Metallic
  • E — Light Prairie Tan/Medium Palomino (XL and XLT)
  • G — Deep Crystal Blue/Light Portofino (XL and XLT)
  • H — Silver Metallic/Deep Crystal Blue (XL and XLT)
  • J — Light Prairie Tan/Medium Palomino (XL and XLT)
  • K — Deep Crystal Blue/Gold Metallic (XL and XLT)
  • L — Deep Crystal Blue (upper), Medium Dark Woodrose (lower), Lariat
  • M — Jewel Green/Gold Metallic (upper and lower) Lariat
  • N — Toreador/Gold Metallic (upper and lower) Lariat
  • B — Blue Sport (STX Package)
  • X — Tapestripes deleted

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nice - I just found out my truck was assembled in Norfolk, Virginia!
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Will these codes work on all 97-03s? I'm looking for one with a limited slip and the axle codes could be very helpful.
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Default Trying to decipher my vin#

I am not currently anywhere near my truck....I bought it out of state and all I have is the title application and new plates. I'm wondering if the lady at the deputy registrar's office copied the VIN number correctly as not much seems to add up. Here's the VIN on my title appl. 1FTRF7W8YNBxxxxx There is no assembly plant that is coded with a "B". There is no engine on your list that is an "8"....I can't see how she could have mixed up the 7th and 8th digits and also the 10th and 11th...? I suppose anything is possible.

[QUOTE=tolken4;268410]Complete VIN and Doortag Codes.

Thought this worth posting. I had seen it on another site, but it was not complete... I had not found it on this forum. Mod, if this is already on this site, please feel free to delete.

Identification Codes

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted on the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.

Click the image to open in full size.

Item Description 1 World manufacturer identifier 2 Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 3 Vehicle line, series, body type 4 Engine type 5 Check digit 6 Model year 7 Assembly plant 8 Production sequence number

Vehicle Identification Number
Click the image to open in full size.

The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier.
  • 1FT Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle
  • 2FT Ford Motor Company, Canada, truck, completed vehicle
  • 3FT Ford Motor Company, Mexico, truck, completed vehicle
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The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and GVW code (all vehicles use hydraulic brakes).
  • 3 6,600 pounds, F-250 under 8,500 pounds GVWR
  • Z 5,001-6,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • R 6,001-7,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • P 7,001-8,000 pounds with second generation air bags
  • D 5,001-6,000 pounds with first generation air bags
  • E 6,001-7,000 pounds with first generation air bags
  • F 7,001-8,000 pounds with first generation air bags
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Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.
  • F07 F-150 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Flareside)
  • F08 F-150 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Flareside)
  • F17 F-150 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • F18 F-150 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • F27 F-250 Regular Cab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • F28 F-250 Regular Cab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • X07 F-150 SuperCab, 4x2 (Flareside)
  • X08 F-150 SuperCab, 4x4 (Flareside)
  • X17 F-150 SuperCab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • X18 F-150 SuperCab, 4x4 (Styleside)
  • X27 F-250 SuperCab, 4x2 (Styleside)
  • X28 F-250 SuperCab, 4x4 (Styleside)
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The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders.
  • 2 4.2L, OVH, EFI, V6 Gas
  • W 4.6L, Modular SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
  • M 5.4L, SOHC, Natural Gas
  • Z 5.4L, Bi-Fuel (NGV/Propane)
  • 3 5.4L, 2V, SOHC, SFI, V8, Gas
  • L 5.4L, 2V, SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
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The ninth VIN position is a check digit.
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The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
  • X 1999
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The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
  • L Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)
  • S Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
  • C Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario)
  • E Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
  • K Kansas City (Claycomo, Missouri)
  • N Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • M Cuautitlan (Cuautitlan, Mexico)]
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If what you posted as your VIN is what is on the title, (1FTRF7W8YNBxxxxx) you are missing one letter or number. All VIN numbers today have 17 digits, you are only showing 16.
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If what you posted as your VIN is what is on the title, (1FTRF7W8YNBxxxxx) you are missing one letter or number. All VIN numbers today have 17 digits, you are only showing 16.
You're so right. I hadn't noticed the missing digit....it's no wonder I was confused. Incredibly the lady at the deputy registrars office didn't. She forgot the 1 that should have been between the F and 7 (1FTRF17....) but even more incredible is that she also put a 5 down on the title application where it should've been a 3.

I never thought of copying the old North Dakota title...it could have been wrong on that, and she copied down what she had. I've never seen an issued title that was that far off....??

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I've got a fairly plain, basic F150 Styleside regular cab 2x4 4.6L 4-speed Automatic with 3.55 gears built in Norfolk, VA.

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