The seventh position of the VIN represents the installed transaxle type and body type. This single digit represents the body (or platform) type, and transaxle type installed for each particular model year. Sometimes this code will remain the same from one year to another and from one model to another, although the installed transaxle type could be different. Although the code describes which transaxle type is installed as original equipment for a particular model year, this code is not a portion of the four-character transaxle type and serial number stamped on the transaxle casing.
The transaxle type and serial numbers are stamped into the transaxle casing facing up and near the starter motor assembly. The transaxle type is a four-character code, which is followed by and separated from the transaxle serial number by a hyphen. This code is used the by the manufacturer to designate the transaxle type and the transaxle specifications may vary from transaxle to transaxle.
See Figure 1