GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Engine

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See Figures 1 through 5

On the 1987-92 4.3L V6 engine, the engine identification number is found on a machined pad on the block, at the front just below the right side cylinder head.

On the 1993-97 4.3L V6 engine, the engine identification number is found on a machined pad on the rear of the cylinder block, below and behind the left cylinder head where the engine mates with the bell housing.

On V8 gasoline engines, the engine identification number is usually found on a machined pad on the block, at the front just below the right side cylinder head. The engine identification number is sometimes also found on a machined pad on the left, rear upper side of the block, where the engine mates with the bell housing.

On V8 diesel engines, the engine identification number is found on a machined pad on the front of the block, between the left cylinder head and the thermostat housing, and/or on a machined pad on the left rear of the block, just behind the left cylinder head. The engine number is broken down as follows:

Example - F1210TFA



F - Manufacturing Plant: F=Flint and T=Tonawanda
 
12 - Month of Manufacture (December)
 
10 - Day of Manufacturer (Tenth)
 
T - Van engine
 
FA - Transmission and Engine Combination
 



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Fig. Fig. 1: Engine identification number location - 1987-92 4.3L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Engine identification number location - 1993-97 4.3L engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Engine identification number location - 5.0L and 5.7L engines



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Fig. Fig. 4: Engine identification number location - 7.4L engine



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Fig. Fig. 5: Engine identification number location - 6.2L and 6.5L diesel engines

See Figures 6 and 7



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Fig. Fig. 6: Engine Identification



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Fig. Fig. 7: Engine Identification

 
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