Help Identify 96 Explorer 5.0


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Gozi

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3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
P235/75R15
The vin stamp is on the engine block. Its on the other side from the starter. It reads V U J 5 4 2 5 1. V is 1997 right? Hard to see the V, but at other angle its clear. What is the U and the J code? The 54251 is the numbered series.
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The vin stamp is on the engine block. Its on the other side from the starter. It reads V U J 5 4 2 5 1. V is 1997 right? Hard to see the V, but at other angle its clear. What is the U and the J code? The 54251 is the numbered series.
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Right, V is 1997

U is Louisville assembly plant.

J denotes the 10th production run of 1-99,999 vehicles built for the 97 model year, and the 54251 is the vehicle's position within the J run.
 

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3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
P235/75R15


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