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Vin number and certification label codes for 1996-1999
(1FT) - (F) - (E11) - (6) - (0) - (W) - (H) - (A00001)
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Item Description
1 World Manufacturer Identifier
2 Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
3 Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type
4 Engine Type
5 Check Digit
6 Model Year
7 Assembly Plant
8 Production Sequence Number

The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer code.
1FM — Ford Motor Company, USA, multi-purpose vehicle.
1FT — Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle.
1FD — Ford Motor Company, USA, incomplete vehicle.
1FC — Ford Motor Company, USA, basic (stripped) chassis.
1FB — Ford Motor Company, USA, bus.
1FF — Ford Motor Company, USA, motor vehicle equipment without engine/powertrain (Glider).
1MH — Mercury, USA, incomplete vehicle.
2FM — Ford Motor Company, Canada, multi-purpose vehicle.
2FT — Ford Motor Company, Canada, truck, completed vehicle.
2FD — Ford Motor Company, Canada, incomplete vehicle.
2FC — Ford Motor Company, Canada, basic (stripped) chassis.
2FB — Ford Motor Company, Canada, bus.
2FF — Ford Motor Company, Canada, motor vehicle equipment without engine/powertrain (Glider).
2MH — Mercury, Canada, incomplete vehicle.
3FB — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, bus.
3FC — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, basic (stripped) chassis.
3FE — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, incomplete vehicle.
3FM — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, multi-purpose vehicle.
3FT — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, truck, completed vehicle.
4M2 — Mercury, USA, multi-purpose vehicle.
4M3 — Mercury, USA, incomplete vehicle.
4M4 — Mercury, USA, truck, completed vehicle.

The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and GVW code (all vehicles use hydraulic brakes).
A — 0-3000 Pounds
B — 3,001-4,000 Pounds
C — 4,001-5,000 Pounds
D — 5,001-6,000 Pounds
E — 6,001-7,000 Pounds
F — 7,001-8,000 Pounds
G — 8,001-8,500 Pounds
H — 8,501-9,000 Pounds
J — 9,001-10,000 Pounds
K — 10,001-14,000 Pounds
L — 14,001-16,000 Pounds
M — 16,001-19,500 Pounds

Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and 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
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)

The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders.
6 — 4.6L EFI-SOHC (Windsor), eight cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
W — 4.6L EFI-SOHC, eight cylinder (F-150, F-250)
L — 5.4L EFI-SOHC, eight cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
S — 6.8L EFI-SOHC, ten cylinder (Econoline)
F — 7.3L Turbo-Diesel, eight cylinder (Econoline)
2 — 4.2L EFI-OHV, six cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
Z — 5.4L SOHC, gaseous fuel prep, eight cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M — 5.4L SOHC natural gas, eight cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
X — 4.0L EFI-OHV, six cylinder (Explorer, Ranger)
E — 4.0L EFI-SOHC, six cylinder (Explorer, Mountaineer)
P — 5.0L EFI, eight cylinder (Explorer/Mountaineer)
B — 2.5L OHV-DI diesel, four cylinder (Ranger)
C — 2.5L EFI-SOHC, four cylinder (Ranger)
U — 3.0L, six cylinder (Ranger)

The ninth VIN position is a check digit.

The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
T - 1996 V - 1997 W — 1998 X-1999

The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
L — Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)
S — Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
H — Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)
C — Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario)
E — Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
K — Kansas City (Claycomo, Missouri)
N — Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
U — Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)
Z — St. Louis (Hazlewood, Missouri)
P — Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minnesota)
T — Edison (Edison, New Jersey)


The vehicle certification label (on drivers door latch edge).

The vehicle certification (VC) label contains the manufacturer name, the month and year of manufacture, the certification statement, and the VIN. It also includes gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR), Exterior Paint Code Region Code Domestic Special Order Code Wheel Base Code Brake Code Interior Trim Code Tape/Paint Pinstripe Code Radio Code Axle Code Transmission Code Spring Code.

Radio Codes (1997-1999)
8 — AM/FM stereo with cassette, Premium Sound (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
7 — AM/FM stereo with clock (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
9 — AM/FM stereo with cassette and clock (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
3 — AM radio with clock (Econoline)
2 — AM/FM stereo with compact disk player (Explorer/Mountaineer)
K — AM/FM stereo with cassette, compact disk player and digital sound processing (Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
Z — AM/FM stereo with compact disk player (Ranger)

Axle Codes
The following lists the gear ratios on rear axles.
19 — 3.55 non-limited slip (Econoline, F-150)
18 — 3.08 non-limited slip (F-150)
17 — 3.31 non-limited slip (Econoline)
H9 — 3.55 limited slip (F-150, F-250)
B6 — 3.73 limited slip (F-150, F-250)
24 — 3.73 (Econoline)
32 — 4.10 (Econoline)
35 — 4.09 (Econoline)
34 — 3.73 (Econoline)
39 — 3.55 (Econoline)
52 — 4.10 (Econoline)
56 — 4.10 (Econoline)
81 — 4.63 (Econoline)
27 — 3.31 non-limited slip (F-250)
26 — 3.73 non-limited slip (F-250)
41 — 3.27 non-limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
45 — 3.55 non-limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
46 — 3.73 non-limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
42 — 4.10 non-limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
D1 — 3.27 limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
D4 — 3.73 limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
D2 — 4.10 limited slip (Explorer/Mountaineer)
84 — 3.45 non-limited slip (Ranger)
86 — 3.73 non-limited slip (Ranger)
87 — 4.10 non-limited slip (Ranger)
89 — 4.56 non-limited slip (Ranger)
F6 — 3.73 limited slip (Ranger)
F7 — 4.10 limited slip (Ranger)
92 — 3.08 non-limited slip (Ranger)
R5 — 3.55 limited slip (Ranger)
91 — 3.27 non-limited slip (Ranger)
96 — 3.73 non-limited slip (Ranger)
R6 — 3.73 limited slip (Ranger)

Transmission Codes
U — automatic 4R70W-AOD (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer)
E — automatic E4OD (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M — five-speed manual overdrive (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
D — automatic five-speed (Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
T — Automatic four-speed (Ranger)

Spring Codes
The following lists available spring codes.

Front Springs
1 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer)
2 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer)
3 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
4 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
G — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
8 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
9 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
Z — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
T — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
U — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
6 — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
C — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
E — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
F — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (F-150, F-250)
B — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
D — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
E — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
F — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
G — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
H — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
J — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
L — 5B326 (RH), 5B327 (LH) torsion bar (Explorer/Mountaineer)
P — automatic ride control (Explorer/Mountaineer)
A — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
B — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
C — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
D — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
E — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
F — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
G — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
H — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
J — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
K — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
L — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
N — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Ranger)
P — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
R — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
S — 5310 spring (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
T — 5310 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
U — 5310 spring (Econoline)
V — 5310 spring (Econoline)
W — 5310 spring (Ranger)
Z — 5310 spring (Econoline)

Rear Springs
6 — 5560 spring (Econoline)
7 — 5560 spring (Econoline)
C — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150, Ranger)
E — 5560 spring (Ranger)
N — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
P — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
R — 5560 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
S — 5560 spring (Econoline, Ranger)
T — 5560 spring (Ranger)
X — 5560 spring (Ranger)
G — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150)
K — 5560 spring (Econoline, F-150, Ranger)
A — 5560 spring (F-150)
B — 5560 spring (F-150)
D — 5560 spring (F-150)
F — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
H — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
J — 5560 spring (F-150)
L — 5560 spring (F-150, Explorer/Mountaineer)
1 — 5560 spring (F-250)
2 — 5560 spring (F-250)
3 — 5560 spring (F-250, Ranger)
4 — 5560 spring (F-250)
X — 5580 spring, load-leveling suspension (F-250)
Y — 5580 spring, load-leveling suspension (F-250)

Interior Trim Codes (1998)
The following lists the interior trim and interior color codes for Interior Trim
A — Hampton vinyl bucket seats — Econoline
E — Camden cloth captain chairs — Econoline
C — Stockton vinyl bucket seats — Econoline
F — Kirk cloth captain chairs — Econoline
A — vinyl full bench seat (split back), vinyl full bench (Mexico) — F-150, F-250
C — polyknit full bench seat (split back), polyknit full bench (Mexico) — F-150, F-250
F — cloth captains chairs with console — F-150, F-250
H — leather captains chairs with console — F-150, F-250
M — cloth 40/60 bench seat — F-150, F-250
E — leather 40/60 bench seat — F-150, F-250
A — vinyl bucket seats (Explorer)
J — cloth premium bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
Z — cloth sport bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
G — cloth sport bucket seats — less power (Explorer)
F — leather sport bucket seats (Explorer/Mountaineer)
M — cloth split bench seat (Explorer)
1 — limited leather sport bucket seats (Explorer)
H — simulated split vinyl bench seat (Ranger)
E — Cirrus cloth 60/40 split bench seat (Ranger)
G — Triad luxury sport bucket seats (Ranger)

Interior Color Codes (1998)
X — Medium Prairie Tan (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
2 — Medium Graphite (Econoline, F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
S — Willow Green (F-150, F-250, Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)
D — Denim Blue (Econoline)
P — Mocha (Econoline)
N — Cordovan (F-150, F-250)
E — Dark Denim Blue (Explorer/Mountaineer, Ranger)

Tape Stripe Codes (1998)
B — Silver/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
C — Light Teal/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
D — Medium Silver/Red — Econoline (Chateau)
H — Silver Metallic/Heliotrope (F-150, F-250) 4x2
2 — Ebony/Amethyst (F-150, F-250) 4x2
T — Silver Metallic/Medium Titanium (F-150, F-250) 4x4
5 — Ebony/Graphite Sparkle (F-150, F-250) 4x4
R — Silver/Dark Toreador — upper, Dark Toreador/Silver — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
8 — Dark Blue/Coral Peach — upper and lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
9 — Bright Green/Pacific Green — upper, Pacific Green/Bright Green — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
S — Silver/Ebony/Silver — upper, Ebony/Silver/Ebony — lower (F-150, F-250 Lariat)
C — Light Prairie Tan/Heliotrope (F-150, F-250) 4x2
F — Light Prairie Tan/Medium Titanium (F-150, F-250) 4x4
V — Violet Metallic kit (Explorer XLT)
W — Light Willow kit (Explorer XLT)
R — Medium Santa Fe kit (Explorer XLT)
P — Platinum kit (Explorer XLT)
G — Anniversary Gold (Mountaineer)
P — Oxford White/Platinum (Mountaineer)
R — Toreador Red/Platinum (Mountaineer)
W — Medium Wedgewood/Platinum (Mountaineer)
Y — Pacific Green/Platinum (Mountaineer)
U — Ebony/Platinum (Mountaineer)
0 — Light Pearl Gold Metallic (Explorer Limited)
1 — Charcoal Green (Explorer Limited)
2 — Desert Violet (Explorer Limited)
3 — Ebony (Explorer Limited)
P — Platinum (Ranger XLT "Off Road")
S — Silver (Ranger XLT "Off Road")
B — Blue/Dark Blue (Ranger XLT)
C — Copper/Gold (Ranger XLT)
G — Green/Gold (Ranger XLT)
T — Teal (Ranger Splash)
V — Violet (Ranger Splash)
4 — Silver/Medium Graphite (Ranger SE/LE)
5 — Beige/Brown (Ranger SE/LE)
8 — Santa Fe/Woodrose (Ranger SE/LE)
 

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Discussion Starter #3
WOW!

Tons of info here.
Thanks!
You're welcome. I hope to post a lot more information based on the questions I have been asked on all the other forums i been a member of.
 
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