GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Engine

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The V8 engine VIN codes are normally on the front of the engine block, directly below the right cylinder head. All engines and transmissions are stamped with a VIN derivative, created from the complete VIN. Using this derivative, it is possible to tell if the engine in the vehicle is the original engine. To determine if the engine is original, compare the VIN and the VIN derivative. The VIN derivative should be the same as positions three and ten through seventeen on the VIN. The stamping contains nine positions, and are broken down as follows:



Position 1-GM car division identifier
 
Position 2-model year code
 
Position 3-car assembly plant code
 
Position 4 through 9-assembly plant sequential number of vehicle
 



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Fig. Fig. 1: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) derivative



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Fig. Fig. 2: Engine identification number breakdown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Engine identification number locations-1993-95 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: The engine identification number on 1996-97 vehicles can be found in one of several locations



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Fig. Fig. 5: Engine Identification

 
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