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AMC Corporation (1981 - 1990)

3rd digit - type
CMulti-Purpose Vehicle
Dincomplete vehicle
Eexport; left hand drive
Fexport; right hand drive
Ttruck
4th digit - engine
B151 CID 4 cyl. GM1981-1986
2.1L 4 cyl., turbo diesel1987-1990
C4.2L (258 CID), 6 cyl., 2 barrel carburetor1981-1990
E2.46L, 4 cyl., 1 barrel carburetor1987-1990
F145 CID Isuzu Diesel1981-1986
H2.46L, 4 cyl., TBI1987-1990
304 CID V-81981-1986
L232 CID 6 cyl.1981-1986
M4.0L, I-6, MPI1987-1990
N5.9L (360 CID), V-8, 2 barrel carburetor1981-1990
P2.1L Renault Diesel1981-1986
U150 CID 4 cyl. AMC1981-1986
Y2.46L (150 CID), 4 cyl., 1 barrel carburetor AMC (export)1981-1990
5th digit - transmission
A3-speed, automatic, column shift, full-time transfer case
Bautomatic, part-time transfer case
Cautomatic, full-time transfer case
Eautomatic, column shift, part-time transfer case
F5-speed manual, part-time transfer case
G4-speed manual, full-time transfer case
H4-speed manual, full- or part-time transfer case
Jautomatic, column shift, full- or part-time transfer case
Kautomatic, full- or part-time transfer case
L5-speed manual, part-time transfer case
M4-speed manual, part-time transfer case
N5-speed manual, part-time transfer case
P5-speed manual, full-time transfer case
W5-speed manual, no transfer case
Xpart-time transfer case
Note: All transmissions are floor shift unless noted otherwise.
6th & 7th digits - series & model 8th digit - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
1Cherokee / Wagoneer station wagon, 109" wheelbase
15 - 4-door Wagoneer
16 - 2-door Cherokee
17 - 2-door Cherokee
18 - 4-door Cherokee
2J-10 / J-20 pick-up
25 - J-10, 6' 6" bed, 119" wheelbase
26 - J-10, 8' bed, 131" wheelbase
27 - J-20, 8' bed, 131" wheelbase
6Comanche pick-up
63 - 4×4, 6' bed, 113" wheelbase
64 - 4×2, 6' bed, 113" wheelbase
65 - 4×4, 7' bed, 120" wheelbase
66 - 4×2, 7' bed, 120" wheelbase
7Cherokee / Wagoneer station wagon, 101" wheelbase
73 - 4×2 2-door Cherokee
74 - 4×2 4-door Cherokee
75 - 4×4 4-door Wagoneer
77 - 4×4 2-door Cherokee
78 - 4×4 4-door Cherokee
79 - 4×4 4-door Cherokee
8open body Wrangler / CJ
81 - 2-door Wrangler, 93½" wheelbase
82 - 2-door Wrangler, 103½" wheelbase
85 - 2-door CJ-5
86 - 2-door CJ-6
87 - 2-door CJ-7
88 - 2-door CJ-8
1981 - 1986
A3,750 / 5,975 / 6,200 lbs.
C6,200 lbs.
D5,975 / 6,200 lbs.
E4,150 lbs.
H4,850 lbs., non-regulated export
L5,975 lbs.
N5,975 / 6,200 lbs.
P6,800 lbs.
S7,600 lbs.
U5,200 lbs.
Y8,400 lbs.
1987 - 1990
F5,001 - 6,000 lbs.Comanche, base & Custom, Metric Ton, Big Ton
J3,001 - 4,000 lbs.Wrangler base & Cherokee base
K3,001 - 4,000 lbs.Wrangler Sport & Cherokee Pioneer
L3,001 - 4,000 lbs.Wrangler Laredo & Cherokee Laredo
M3,001 - 4,000 lbs.Wrangler Sahara
N5,001 - 6,000 lbs.Grand Wagoneer & J-10 Truck
P4,001 - 5,000 lbs.Comanche Pioneer
6,001 - 7000 lbs.J-20 Truck
R5,001 - 6,000 lbs.Comanche Pioneer, Metric Ton, Big Ton
S4,001 - 5,000 lbs.Comanche Chief
7,001 - 8,000 lbs.J-20 Truck
T4,001 - 5,000 lbs.Comanche Laredo
U5,001 - 6,000 lbs.Comanche Laredo, Metric Ton, Big Ton
6,001 - 7000 lbs.Grand Wagoneer & J-10 Truck
Y8,001 - 9,000 lbs.J-20 Truck
14,001 - 5,000 lbs.Wrangler base, Cherokee base, Comanche base
24,001 - 5,000 lbs.Wrangler Sahara & Cherokee Pioneer
34,001 - 5,000 lbs.Wrangler Sport & Cherokee Chief
44,001 - 5,000 lbs.Wrangler Laredo, Cherokee Laredo, Wagoneer Limited
54,001 - 5,000 lbs.Cherokee E.C.E. & Comanche Eliminator
94,001 - 5,000 lbs.Cherokee Limited
11th digit - assembly plant
BBrampton, Ontario
TToledo, Ohio

Information from Brian's Military Jeeps helps you 'Keep Em Rolling'.

Daimler-Chrysler (1991+)

4th digit - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Dup to 3,000 lbs.
E3,001 - 4,000 lbs.
F4,001 - 5,000 lbs.
G5,001 - 6,000 lbs.
H6,001 - 7,000 lbs.
J7,001 - 8,000 lbs.
Wbus and incomplete vehicle
5th digit - line
B4×2 Cherokee; right hand drive
J4×4 Cherokee; left hand drive (Comanche)
N4×4 Cherokee; right hand drive (Briarwood)
S4×4 Grand Wagoneer
T4×2 Cherokee; left hand drive (Comanche)
X4×2 Grand Cherokee; left hand drive
Y4×4 Wrangler; left hand drive
Z4×4 Grand Cherokee; left hand drive
6th digit - series
1Sport (S)
2SE (base)
3Pioneer & Islander
4Sahara
5Renegade, Grand & Laredo
6Sport, Renegade & Eliminator
7Limited & Country
8Sport
 
7th digit - body type
54-door wagon
6truck
72-door wagon
84-door wagon
92-door open body
8th digit - engine
B2.1L 4 cyl. turbo DieselENA
E2.5L 4 cyl. gasoline (TBI); 1990
F2.5L 4 cyl. gasoline (1 BBL)EPB
G2.5L 4 cyl. gasoline (TBI)EDA
H2.5L 4 cyl. leaded gasoline (MPI)EPE
L4.0L 6 cyl.; 1990
M2.5L 4 cyl. turbo DieselENC
P2.5L 4 cyl. unleaded gasoline (MPI); 1991+EPE
S4.0L 6 cyl. unleaded gasoline; 1991+ERH
V4.0L 6 cyl. leaded gasoline (MPI)ERH
Y5.2L V-8 gasoline (MPI)ERH
Z4.7L V-8
75.9L I6 24-valve HO diesel
5.9L V-8 unleaded gasoline

EQA
11th digit - assembly plant
A
Jefferson Assembly
CDetroit, MichiganAuburn Hills
Cairo, EgyptArab American Vehicles
EBeijing, ChinaBeijing Jeep Corp.
JBrampton, Ontario
Jakarta, IndonesiaP.T. Gaya
LToledo, Ohio#1
MShan-Alam, MalaysiaA.M.I.
PToledo, Ohio#2
VValencia, Venzuela
WTol


Edited by The Boss - Jun 13 2012 at 12:18am
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4 speed auto overdrive transmissions are 4 foward gears with the 4th gear being over drive.
Most 4 speed overdrives also has a lock up torque converter that locks up and has 0% slip once engine is above X RPM..

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