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Vehicle configuration from VIN?

Anyone know how I can find out a detailed vehicle configuration from the vehicle's VIN? Can this be done online?


Thanks in advance.

John T.
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I found this one ......

http://www.carcare.org/stats.shtml
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all Vin numbers are required to be the same sequence for the first 11 digits, the last six are manufacturer specific. i posted below an example from an unnamed source for an 03 f-350 superduty. there are a ton of different codes so posting all codes for every modle for every manufacturer would be WAY too long....but this will give all superduty owners what the first eleven digits of thier vin mean.......Marc


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

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)

The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer code.

1FD — Ford Motor Company, USA, incomplete vehicle
1FM — Ford Motor Company, USA, multi-purpose vehicle
1FT — Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle
3FT — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, completed vehicle
3FD — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, incomplete vehicle

Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and GVWR code (all vehicles use hydraulic brakes).

N — 8,501-9,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
S — 9,001-10,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
W — 10,001-14,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
X — 14,001-16,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
A — 16,001-19,500 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
H — 8,501-9,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags
J — 9,000-10,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags
K — 10,001-14,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags
L — 14,001-16,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags
M — 16,001-19,500 pounds GVWR, without air bags

Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type

Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.

F20 — F-250, Regular Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
X20 — F-250, SuperCab, 4x2, single rear wheels
W20 — F-250, Crew Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
F21 — F-250, Regular Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
X21 — F-250, SuperCab, 4x4, single rear wheels
W21 — F-250, Crew Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
F30 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
X30 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x2, single rear wheels
W30 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
F31 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
X31 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x4, single rear wheels
W31 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
F32 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
X32 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
W32 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
F33 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
X33 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
W33 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
F34 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
X34 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
W34 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
F35 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
X35 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
W35 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
F36 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
X36 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
W36 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
F37 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
X37 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
W37 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
F46 — F-450, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
X46 — F-450, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
W46 — F-450, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
F47 — F-450, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
X47 — F-450, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
W47 — F-450, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
F56 — F-550, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
W56 — F-550, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
X56 — F-550, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
F57 — F-550, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
X57 — F-550, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
W57 — F-550, Crew Cab, (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
U40 — Excursion, 4x2, XLT
U41 — Excursion, 4x4, XLT
U42 — Excursion, 4x2, Limited
U43 — Excursion, 4x4, Limited
U44 — Excursion, 4x2, Eddie Bauer
U45 — Excursion, 4x4, Eddie Bauer

Engine Code

The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders.

F — 7.3L, OHV, DI Turbo, V8, Diesel
L — 5.4L, Modular, SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
P — 6.0L, OHV, DI Turbo, V8, Diesel
S — 6.8L, SOHC, EFI, V10, Gas
Z — 6.8L, compressed natural gas (NGV), SOHC, EFI

Check Digit Code

The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit.

Model Year Code

The tenth VIN position is the model year code.

• 3 — 2003

Assembly Plant Code

The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.

E — Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
J — IMMSA (Monterrey, Mexico)
M — Cuautitlan (Cuautitlan, Mexico)

Sequential Build Code

The last six VIN positions are an alphanumeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number.

• A0000-E99999 — Ford Division
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Whoa, bro! That's some serious info you dug up!

What I was looking for was a more detailed information database of the truck itself. Dodge has a database that can tell you gear ratios, etc. just from giving them the VIN. I called the Ford dealer, and according to them, Ford doesn't have that available. One parts person claimed they did for something like '04's and later.
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Whoa, bro! That's some serious info you dug up!

What I was looking for was a more detailed information database of the truck itself. Dodge has a database that can tell you gear ratios, etc. just from giving them the VIN. I called the Ford dealer, and according to them, Ford doesn't have that available. One parts person claimed they did for something like '04's and later.
the aswer to your question is no, i have never seen that.....that would be the last six dealer didgits that are not specified on here.....ill PM you about it more to explain........Marc
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That was pretty cool Marc, had to pull my VIN number out and compare!
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Older post but very helpful to me!
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The vin code is how I did my name. Marc WAY TO GO.
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This link may help also.
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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