how do I find out when my car was manufactured
Posted by sethgiesek... on
It's all in the VIN.
A car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is the automotive equivalent of
How to read a VIN
1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For example: U.S.A.(1or 4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)
2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).
3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.
4th to 8th characters- VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section. These 5 characters occupy positions 4 through 8 of the VIN and may be used by the manufacturer to identify attributes of the vehicle. Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.
9th Character - The check digit "character or digit 9" in the sequence of a vehicle identification number (VIN) built beginning with model year 1981 (when the 17 character digit format was established) can best be described as identifying the VIN accuracy.
A check digit shall be part of each vin (since 1981) and shall appear in position
nine (9) of the VIN on the vehicle and on any transfer documents containing
the vin prepared by the manufacturer to be given to the first owner for purposes
other than resale. Thus, the vins of any two vehicles manufactured within a 30
year period shall not be identical. The check digit means a single number or letter
"x" used to verify the accuracy of the transcription of the vehicle identification
After all other characters in the VIN have been determined by the manufacturer
the check digit is calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation
specified. This is based on vin position, sample vin, assigned value code,
weight factor and multiply assigned value times weight factors. The values are added and the total is divided by 11. The remainder is the check digit number.
The correct numeric remainder - zero through nine (0-9) will appear.
However, if the remainder is 10 the letter "X" is used to designate the check
10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)
11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.
12th to 17th characters- VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section. The last 8 characters of the VIN are used for the identification a of specific vehicle. The last four characters shall always be numeric. Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
91 ford explorer 4.0 where is the fuel pump relay? some say under hood and others say passenger side fire wall inside of vehicle near floor board?
Posted by charlescrb on
The fuelpump relay is located under the hood on the right side fender well, rightside would be the passenger side and is inside the relay box, heres a diagram to help you locate the relay, good luck.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
before i changed my fuel pump. I started my explorer and it ran for 4 seconds then turned off. My 1st instinct was the fuel pump. I changed the pump, and it still didn't star. Checked the fuses under the hood and saw that the eec relay fuse was blown. I tried different fuses and the same happened. What do i do
Try a new relay first. This may not be good news if that does not work. If you can find the EEC (computer) and unplug it, then replace the fuse-if it blows you have another cheaper part on the circuit thats bad.
If the fuse does not blow, then the EEC must be shorted.
If you have to replace the EEC you may find a kindly dealer with a cash-for-clunker sitting there to violate. Salvage yards have them, Ebay sells them. I have seen them at swap meets for $20. They are a high price part even rebuilt at Dealers or autoparts stores.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
how much gas is in the reserve tank of a ford explorer 2003.I alway wonder
Posted by mtlynam on
technically there is no reserve tank, just at zero most tanks have about 2 -3 gallons to allow you to get to a gas station
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
my E.E.C fuse keeps blowing already replaced fuel pump, fuel pump relay, E.E.C relay as well as tried different fuses it keeps blowing fuses anyone got an answer
sounds like you got a short try tracing harness to see if theres anything visible
Posted on May 26, 2008
What is recommended tire pressure for Michelin LTX M/S P235/75R15 105S on a 1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer?
Posted by burke156 on
open the drivers door and on the side of the actual door there will be a sticker with your tire size and suggested pressures,I recommend 32 psi,when you drive the car it should come up 2 or 3 psi putting it at 35 psi
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
My windshield wiper switch that's on the steering column only works on high (the mister still works) and I have to time it right when I shut it off otherwise the wipers stop right when I turn the switch to the off position. I don't know how to find out if its the switch or what. Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
the most common problem is called the multi-function switch or turn signal switch--replace it----8 out of 10 thats the problem
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
alternator for 91 ford explorer not charging ? what does the charging wiring diagram look like for this vehicle ?
Posted by Rich Rich on
I have a 1991 ford explorer w/4.0 v6 it runs fine and the gears all shift fine going forward, but when i put it into reverse it always hesitates for about a second then goes into gear. What could be causing that?
Posted by kcir007 on
Also Replace Valve Body Gasket. They do blue out which will cause this hesitating. If doing it yourself check 11 auto on You Tube. Good luck
Posted on Jun 15, 2015
I need a wiring diagram for a 1991 ford explorer with 4.0l engine, for the engine compartment and the starting system
Posted by jeffskiley on
These are usually bought.
Posted on May 07, 2010
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