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This page is here to help you break down the V.I.N. on your Ford truck.

Following the 17-digit V.I.N. on your truck, select the character for each box that matches it's place in the V.I.N.  

Sample V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number)

Typical VIN

Position Number
   
Position 1-3 World Manufacturer Identifier
Position 4 Restraint System Type
Brake Type and GVWR Class (Trucks and Vans Only)
Position 5-7 Line, Series, Body Type
Position 8 Engine Type
Position 9 Check Digit
Position 10 Model Year
Position 11 Assembly Plant
Position 12-17 Production Sequence Number

Ford V.I.N. Number Breakdown

Position Definition
1st Position (Nation Of Origin)
1 - USA
2 - Canada
3 - Mexico
2nd Position (Manufacturer) F - Ford
3rd Position (Type Of Vehicle)
C - Basic (Stripped) Chassis
D - Incomplete Vehicle
M - Multipurpose Vehicle
T - Truck
4th Position (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
A - Up To 3,000 lbs.
B - 3,001-4,000 lbs.
C - 4,001-5,000 lbs.
D - 5,001-6,000 lbs.
E - 6,001-7,000 lbs.
F - 7,001-8,000 lbs.
G - 8,001-8,500 lbs.
H - 8,501-9,000 lbs.
J - 9,001-10,000 lbs. 
K - 10,001-14,000 lbs.
L - 14,001-16,000 lbs.
M - 16,001-19,500 lbs.
5th, 6th, 7th Position (Line, Series, Body Type)
E11 Econoline Club Wagon
E31 Econoline Club Wagon (Heavy Duty)
S31 Econoline Club Wagon (Super Club Wagon)
E14 Econoline E-150 (Cargo Van)
E24 Econoline E-250 (Cargo Van)
E27 Econoline E-250 (Commercial Cutaway)
E29 Econoline E-250 (Commercial Basic)
E30 Econoline E-350 (RV Cutaway)
E34 Econoline E-350 (Cargo Van)
E37 Econoline E-350 (Commercial Cutaway)
E39 Econoline E-350 (Commercial Basic)
S24 Econoline E-250 (Super Van)
S34 Econoline E-350 (Super Van)
E40 E-Super Duty (RV Cutaway)
E47 E-Super Duty (Commercial Cutaway)
F07 F-150 Flareside, 4x2
X07 F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4x2
F08 F-150 Flareside, 4x4
X08 F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4x4
F17 F-150 Styleside, 4x2
X17 F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4x2
F18 F-150 Styleside, 4x4
X18 F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4x4
F27 F-250 Styleside, 4x2
X27 F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4x2
F28 F-250 Styleside, 4x4
X28 F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4x4
U12 Bronco II 4x2
U14 Bronco II 4x4
U22 Explorer (2-door), 4x2
U32 Explorer (4-door), 4x2
U24 Explorer (2-door), 4x4
U34 Explorer (4-door), 4x4
U35 Explorer (4-door), AWD
U52 Mountaineer (4-door) 4x2
U54 Mountaineer (4-door) 4x4
U55 Mountaineer (4-door) AWD
R10 Ranger 4x2
R11 Ranger 4x4
R14 Ranger 4x2 (2-door SuperCab)
R15 Ranger 4x4 (2-door SuperCab)
R18 Ranger 4x2 (4-door SuperCab)
R19 Ranger 4x4 (4-door SuperCab)
8th Position (Engine Type)
A - 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger 1997 and older)
B - 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)
C - 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger)(2.0 on older Rangers)
E - 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Mitsubishi)
E - 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder - SOHC (Explorer, Mountaineer)
F - 7.3-Liter 8-Cylinder Diesel (Econoline)
L - 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M - 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder Natural Gas (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
P - 2.2-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)
P - 5.0-Liter 8-Cylinder (Explorer/Mountaineer)
S - 2.8-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
S - 6.8-Liter 10-Cylinder (Econoline)
T - 2.9-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
U - 3.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
W - 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (F-150, F-250)
X - 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Explorer, Ranger)
Z - 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
2 - 4.2-Liter 6-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
6 - 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
9th Position (Check Digit) Ignore
10th Position (Model Year)
A - 1980
B - 1981
C - 1982
D - 1983
E - 1984
F - 1985
G - 1986
H - 1987
J - 1988
K - 1989
L - 1990
M - 1991
N - 1992
P - 1993
R - 1994
S - 1995
T - 1996
V - 1997
W - 1998
X - 1999
Y - 2000
1 - 2001
2 - 2002
3 - 2003
4 - 2004
5 - 2005
6 - 2006
7 - 2007
8 - 2008
9 - 2009
11th Position (Assembly Plant)
B - Oakville (Oakville, Ontario Canada)
C - Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario Canada)
D - Avon Lake (Avon Lake, Ohio)
E - Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
H - Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)
K - Kansas City (Claycomo Missouri)
L - Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)
M - Cuautitlan, Mexico
N - Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
P - Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minnesota)
S - Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
T - Edison (Edison, New Jersey)
U - Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)
Z - St. Louis (Hazlewood, Missouri)
12th Position (Sequential Number)

Last 6-Digits Are The Sequence Number Beginning With A00001 (Ford) or J00001 (Lincoln/Mercury)

A00001-E99999 = Ford Division 

J00001-L99999 = Lincoln / Mercury Division

Here Is A Sample Ford V.I.N. To Break Down:

V.I.N.# 1FTCR15X0TTA01050

Using the sample V.I.N. given, you can see that this vehicle is:

Sample V.I.N. Decoded

Position

Code

Definition

1

(1)

Made in the USA

2

(F)

Made by Ford

3

(T)

Is a Truck

4

(C)

Has a G.V.W.R. of 4,001 - 5,000 lbs.

5, 6 & 7

(R15)

Ranger 4x4 (2-Door SuperCab)

8

(X)

Has a 4.0 Liter V-6

9

(5)

Check Digit - Ignore

10

(T)

Was built in 1996

11

(T)

Was built in Edison New Jersey

12

(A)

Ford Division

13 thru 17

(01050)

Was the 1,050th truck built that year

 
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