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VIN Decoder

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New11/11/2006

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin_tools/default.asp#

Pretty cool. Type in your Ford VIN and you get basic specifications.

U.L.
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Thanks Dan...

That link helped some, it gives the same description for the 4th digit, even
though they are different, and it doesn't give any info about the 9th
digit....which is one of the numbers I was wondering about.
Rick Glass
'99 SF 104k Flowmasters Kirk'd
97 SF 116k...parked until Kirk'd
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To further clarify, the 4th digit is F on 98's and 99's since they have "second gen airbags". 96 and 97 SHO's will be L for the fourth digit.

Scott
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Ah, thanks......

Now to figure out that 9th digit.


Rick Glass
'99 SF 104k Flowmasters Kirk'd
'97 SF 116k...parked until Kirk'd
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

The official Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for title and registration purposes is stamped on a metal tab that is fastened to the instrument panel (04320) close to the windshield glass (03100) on the LH side of the vehicle. It is visible from outside.

The Vehicle Identification Number is also located on the vehicle certification label.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-character alpha-numeric vehicle identification number. This number is used for warranty identification of the vehicle and indicates the following:

manufacturer

type of restraint system

line

series

body type

engine

model year

assembly plant consecutive unit number

The last six digits of the Vehicle Identification Number indicate the Consecutive Unit Number of each unit built at each assembly plant. The Consecutive Unit Numbers begin as follows:

000,001 through 599,999: Ford Division Vehicles

 

Item

Part Number

Description

1

World Manufacturer Identifier

2

Restraint System Type

3

Manufacturer Specification

4

Line, Series, Body Type

5

Engine Type

6

Check Digit

7

Vehicle Model Year

8

Assembly Plant

9

Production Sequence Number

 

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So the 9th digit (item #6) is just a "check digit" meaning it is probably some arithmetic expression of the overall VIN # (like they do on UPC codes). 
Dan Carman
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Yup
Paul
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That way, in case someone fat-fingers a VIN, that would catch it.

Ron Porter
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This will answer the question completely.....

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600,001 through 999,999: Lincoln and Mercury Division Vehicles
Typical Vehicle Identification Number
Paul 
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