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VIN Decoding - 1989-1992

Contributed By: Joe Schaefer

The 17 character/digit VIN is located on a plate mounted on the left side of the instrument panel at the base of the windshield. The VIN is also found on an ID plate on the drivers side of the firewall in the engine compartment.

1st Digit - Manufacturing County

1- U.S.
2- Canada

2nd Digit - Manufacturer

J- Jeep Corporation

3rd Digit - Type

4- MPV ( Multi Purpose Vehicle)
6- Incomplete Vehicle

4th Digit - GVWR

F- 4001-5000
G- 5001-6000
H- 6001-7000

5th Digit - Line

S- Grand Wagoneer

6th Digit - Series

1- "S" (E)
2- Base (L)
3- Pioneer/Islander (M)
4- Sahara (H)
5- Laredo/Grand (P)
6- Eliminator (S)
7- Limited (X)

7th Digit - Body

5- 4-door Wagon
8- 4-door Wagon

8th Digit - Engine

7- 5.9 Litre V-8

9th Digit - Check Digit

A number or letter.

10th Digit - Model Year

9- 1989 etc

11th Digit - Plant Location

J- Brampton
L- Toledo #1
P- Toledo #2

12th thru 17th Digit - Sequential Serial Number

Starts With 000,001


Jeep Engine, Chassis, and Body Service Manual 25M888, 1989 JEEP Vehicles, copyright 1988 Jeep/Eagle Corporation
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