See Figures 1 through 6
The engine identification code is contained within the VIN as the 8th digit and identifies the engine type, displacement and fuel system. The VIN can be found on the instrument panel. See the Engine Identification chart for engine VIN codes.
The engine identification code is also located on the rear of the engine block, just below the cylinder head on the 2.5L engine, on the left rear side of the engine block behind the starter on the 2.0L engine for 1995-98, as well as the 2.4L engine for 1995-96, and at the rear of the engine block on the 2.4L engine for 1997-98 models. This code supplies information about the manufacturing plant location and time of manufacture.