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1981 - 1986 CJ & J Series Vin Decoder Page

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The VIN number is stamped on a plate on the outer edge of the dashboard visible thru the window. It is also found stamped on the bottom line of a metal tag which is placed in the upper left(driver's side) corner of the firewall, by the hinge.
Character Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 - 17
Vehicle ID Number 1 J C N J 1 5 U X G T 123456
Character Position Vehicle ID Number Description
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1 Country of Manufacture:
1 United States
2 Canada
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J Manufacturer:
B AMC Canada, Ltd.
J Jeep Corporation
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C Vehicle Type:
C Multi-Purpose Vehicle
D Incomplete Vehicle
E Export, Left Hand Drive
F Export, Right Hand Drive
T Truck
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N
Engine:
B GM, 4 Cyl, 151 CID
C 6 Cyl, 258 CID
F Diesel, 145 CID, Isuzu
H V8 Cyl, 304 CID
L 6 Cyl, 232 CID
N V8 Cyl, 360 CID
P Diesel, 2.1 Liter, Renault
U AMC 4 Cyl, 150 CID
Y AMC 4 Cyl, 150 CID, Export
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J Transmission & Transfer Case:
A 3 Speed, Automatic Transmission, Column Shift, Full Time Transfer Case
B Automatic Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
C Automatic Transmission, Floor Shift, Full Time Transfer Case
E Automatic Transmission, Column Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
F 5 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
G 4 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Full Time Transfer Case
H 4 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time or Full Time Transfer Case
J Automatic Transmission, Column Shift, Part Time or Full Time Transfer Case
K Automatic Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time or Full Time Transfer Case
L 5 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
M 4 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
N 5 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Part Time Transfer Case
P 5 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, Full Time Transfer Case
W 5 Speed, Manual Transmission, Floor Shift, none
X Part Time Transfer Case
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15 Body Style:
15 Wagoneer, 4 Door Station Wagon, 109" Wheelbase
16 Cherokee, 2 Door Station Wagon, 109" Wheelbase
17 Cherokee, 2 Door Station Wagon, 109" Wheelbase
18 Cherokee, 4 Door Station Wagon, 109" Wheelbase
25 J-10, Pick-up Truck, 119" Wheelbase
26 J-10, Pick-up Truck, 131" Wheelbase
27 J-20, Pick-up Truck, 131" Wheelbase
85 CJ-5, 2 Door, Open Body
86 CJ-6, 2 Door, Open Body
87 CJ-7, 2 Door, Open Body
88 CJ-8, 2 Door, Open Body
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U
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Rating:
A 3750#, 5975#, 6200#
C 6200#
D 5975#, 6200#
E 4150#
H 4850#, Non-Regulated Export
L 5975#
N 5975#, 6200#
P 6800#
S 7600#
U 5200#
Y 8400#
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X A single number, or the letter X, or a check mark, is used to verify the transcription of the vehicle identification number.
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G Model Year
B 1981
C 1982
D 1983
E 1984
F 1985
G 1986
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T Plant Code:
B Brampton, Ontario, Canada
T Toledo, Ohio, USA
12 - 17 123456 Sequential Serial Number
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