The transmission has two identifying stampings; the transmission identification and the VIN derivative. The transmission identification number gives the transmission model, build date, and the application code. The transmission identification number is stamped on the automatic transmission case. The VIN derivative is created from the complete VIN and is stamped in two different places.
Fig. The transaxle VIN derivative number (1) is stamped into the horizontal cast rib on the right-hand rear of the transaxle housing, the transaxle ID nameplate (2) is located just forward of the VIN derivative
Fig. This gives the transmission identification plate location and breakdown for the rear wheel drive Catera. The metal transmission tag system is explained
Fig. The location of the transaxle stamping on the rearward corner of the box