Ford Mustang 1994-1998 Repair Guide



See Figure 1


The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is stamped onto a metal tag mounted in the upper left-hand corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle. The VIN is also presented on various other labels and identifiers found throughout the vehicle.

The VIN is an identification code comprised of a seventeen-digit combination of numbers and letters. Each letter, number or combination represents different items, such as manufacturer, type of restraint system, line, series and body type, engine, model year and consecutive unit number.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Note that some VIN plates may convey additional information, such as whether a vehicle has an air bag

The last six digits of the VIN indicate the assembly plant production sequence number of each individual vehicle manufactured at the factory. The unit numbers are divided as follows by manufacturer:

000,001 through 599,999-Ford division vehicles
600,000 through 999,999-Lincoln and Mercury division vehicles

Refer to the acompanying specifications chart and illustrations for VIN breakdown.


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The vehicle certification label is affixed to the driver's side door pillar. The vehicle certification label displays various, important information regarding your particular vehicle, such as the following:

Name of the manufacturer
Month and year of manufacture
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Certification statement
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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Fig. Fig. 2: The vehicle certification label provides various important information regarding your vehicle

Vehicle color
Vehicle body type
Brake type
Moulding option (if applicable)
Tape stripe or paint stripe option (if applicable)
Interior trim option (if applicable)
Radio type (if applicable)
Axle ratio identification
Transmission identification
Spring identification
District sales office
Special order codes

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Fig. Fig. 3: The codes on the vehicle certification label can be deciphered as shown

Refer to the accompanying illustration for the location of the specific identification codes on the label.