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A car VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) contains unique information about where the car was made and can be found in your car or online.
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The Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, includes specific information about your car, including the model year, engine code, and country of origin.

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Where do you find the vehicle identification number?
Each car is required to have a unique vehicle identification number (VIN). This is used for a very wide range of things, from your title to your insurance and much more. Without a VIN, your car is likely not insurable....
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Where is the vehicle identification number located?
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is one of the most important identifiers about your car. It provides information about the manufacturer, the make and model, the year, where it was assembled and more. You’ll also find that it’s required in...
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Where are the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) located?
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is an important piece of information used on a wide range of documentation. It’s 17 digits long, and it is located in several places on your car. You’ll find it here: On the dashboard,...
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Where do I find the vehicle identification number?
The vehicle identification number, or VIN, for your car gives a lot of information about the vehicle. You’ll also need it for titling purposes, for insurance and in many other situations. The information contained in the VIN includes where...
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needing factory transmission make or type or code
Without getting the identification plate off of the transmission and getting the transmission type you will have to contact a dealer in your area with your vehicle identification number to get the correct transmission your vehicle came with.
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I lost my only car key. How can I get a replacement?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would contact your local Mitsubishi dealer. They should be able to make you a key based off of your VIN number. Sometimes emailing is more efficient than trying to set an appointment. Try going...
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Does the VIN number have to be in the ECM for the vehicle to run?
Some new ECMs will give you a certain amount of free starts before it will not start unless the VIN is added. I am not sure if this is the case with your ECM but you have a dealer telling...
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engine suddenly died and wont turn over
There is a recall, 05v270000, for electrical system wiring dated 2005-06-07. This is a Ford recall number that pertains to this exact problem you are having and the cause of the issue may be the fuel injection wire harness or...
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ECU and related components
Your ECU would have to be programmed. Although it is possible nowadays for consumers to download the software from the OEM for a fee, you need an interface cable and knowledge of the programming steps. Once you add up the...
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I need a website where i can find spare parts.
Here are some websites I would recommend checking for parts: Mercedes Parts Center MB Online Parts Get Mercedes Parts Your VIN number should be located on the driver's side of the windshield lower corner. You should also be...
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Rebuilt & replaced engine confirmation
The rebuilt engine depending on how it came will depend on if the outer engine covers and components were reused. Some engines will come complete with all components and just remove and drop in the new motor and other engines...
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Don't know the VIN number
Hi there. It will be hard to find the vehicle identification (VIN) unless you readily have access to any documentation for your vehicle, such as the registration card, insurance documents, any police reports, or vehicle history reports. Otherwise, you (or...
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How can I access the service history of my car?
Checking this vehicle's history could be a very difficult task since you are seeking information from another country. The previous owner may have kept receipts and records every time services were performed, but you will have to track down the...
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vin # 10th # is V for year, what year is vehical
Hi there. On all vehicles since 1981 till the present day all have 17 digits on the vehicle identification number. The tenth digit is the year of the vehicle and a 'V' would represent a specific year until it rolls...
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Vin# dont match the car and now the car is starting to act up could i get my money back or another car
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately we can not give you legal advice on the situation. We can say a discrepancy in paperwork, and specially with the vehicle identification number, is cause for concern. There are several different online...
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The vin for this vehicle is not available at this time. I don't have it in my possession right now.
Many repairs do not require VIN number detail. It is typically only if you are requesting (or yourself buying) dealer supplied OEM parts that VIN numbers are required for parts ordering. If you write back in, or call YourMechanic at...
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I have a 2009 expedition flex fuel 5.4l 3v with the VIN's 8th digit being a 5. Will a VIN's 8th digit being a V work?
If you are wanting to change out the engine block, then you can for there are no numbers on the engine blocks. The only thing is different is with the electronics on the engine that works with the fuel management...

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