Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair Guide



The 8th character of the VIN designates the engine type installed in the vehicle. An engine identification label may also be attached to the engine timing cover.

The codes are as follows on 1991-96 models:

Code 8: 1.8L DOHC engine
Code J: 1.9L SOHC engine

The codes are as follows on 1997-99 models:

Code P: 2.0L SOHC engine
Code 3: 2.0L DOHC engine