VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATE
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is stamped on a plate located on the top left hand side of the instrument panel, so it can be seen by looking through the windshield. It is also found on various other anti-theft labels found throughout the vehicle. The VIN is a seventeen digit sequence of numbers and letters which can be important for ordering parts and for servicing. The VIN plate is part of the Federal Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard and cannot be removed or altered in anyway. The 8th digit of the VIN identifies the factory equipped engine while the 10th digit will give the vehicle model year.
SERVICE PARTS IDENTIFICATION LABEL
See Figure 5
The service parts identification label has been developed and placed on the vehicle to aid in identifying parts and options which were originally installed on the vehicle. The service parts identification label is located on the inside of the glove box door. In most cases, the label lists the VIN, wheelbase, paint information and all production options or special equipment on the truck when it was shipped from the factory. Always refer to this information when ordering parts.
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
See Figure 6
The certification label shows the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), the front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and the Payload Rating.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the weight of the originally equipped truck and all items added to it after leaving the factory. The GVW must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your truck.
The Payload Rating shown on the label is the maximum allowable cargo load (including the weight of the occupants) that the truck can carry. The payload rating is decreased if any accessories or other equipment is added to the truck after delivery from the factory. Deduct the weight of any added accessories from the original payload rating to determine the new payload rating.