Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

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See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

When American Motors Corporation took over the Jeep Corporation, the numbering system was changed to the American Motors 13 digit (through 1980) or 17 digit (1981 and later) alpha-numerical Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

This number is stamped on a metal plate on the left side of the firewall.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Serial number identification for 1971-74 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Serial number identification for 1975-80 models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Vehicle identification plate for 1981-86 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Vehicle identification plate is located on the firewall, it may be hard to see on older vehicles such as this

 
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