Vehicle Identification Number/VIN Decoder Table 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ


A VIN number contains vital details related to your Jeep, from the engine type, to where it was built, and what type of transfer case it comes with. The YJ Jeep Wrangler VIN number location can be found on the inside of the windshield on the driver’s side. Refer to the below Jeep Wrangler VIN decoder table to learn about your Wrangler YJ. The Jeep VIN charts break down the YJ Wrangler by year; 87-88 and 89-95.  Use the VIN decode to quickly verify or reference parts on your YJ to complete your project.

1987-1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ VIN Decoder Chart

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle TypeC = MPV
D = Incomplete Vehicle
4Engine Type C = 4.2L (258 Cu. In.) 6-Cylinder
H = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder TBI (Gasoline)
U = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder 1 Bbl. (Gasoline)
5Transmission/ (Transfer Case)L = 5=Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
X = 4-Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
B = Auto Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
E = Auto Column Shift (Part Time 4WD)
J = Auto Column Shift (Full Time 4WD)
A = Auto Column Shift (2WD)
6 - 7Body Style81 = Wrangler
8Weight Rating J or M = 3001 - 4000 lbs
1 or 2 = 4001 - 5000 lbs
9Check DigitManufacturer Assigned
10Model YearH = 1987
J = 1988
11Assembly PlantJ = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17Sequential Serial NumberSix Digit Number
Position: 1
Interpretation: Country of Origin
Code=Description: 1 = United States

Position: 2
Interpretation: Make
Code=Description: J = Jeep

Position: 3
Interpretation: Vehicle Type
Code=Description:
C = MPV
D = Incomplete Vehicle

Position: 4
Interpretation: Engine Type
Code=Description:
C = 4.2L (258 Cu. In.) 6-Cylinder
H = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder TBI (Gasoline)
U = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder 1 Bbl. (Gasoline)

Position: 5
Interpretation: Transmission/ (Transfer Case)
Code=Description:
L = 5=Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
X = 4-Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
B = Auto Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
E = Auto Column Shift (Part Time 4WD)
J = Auto Column Shift (Full Time 4WD)
A = Auto Column Shift (2WD)

Position: 6 - 7
Interpretation: Body Style
Code=Description: 81 = Wrangler

Position: 8
Interpretation: Weight Rating
Code=Description:
J or M = 3001 - 4000 lbs
1 or 2 = 4001 - 5000 lbs

Position: 9
Interpretation: Check Digit
Code=Description: Manufacturer Assigned

Position: 10
Interpretation: Model Year
Code=Description:
H = 1987
J = 1988

Position: 11
Interpretation: Assembly Plant
Code=Description:
J = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio

Position: 12-17
Interpretation: Sequential Serial Number
Code=Description: Six Digit Number

 

1989-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ VIN Decoder Chart

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle Type3 = MPV
6 = Incomplete Vehicle
7 = Truck
4GVWRE = 3001-4000
F = 4001-5000
G = 5001-6000
H = 6001-7000
5Model LineY = Wrangler
6Trim Level1 = "S"
2 = Base
4 = Sahara
5 = Laredo
6 = Renegade
7Body Style9 = 2 door open body
8EngineE = 2.5L
L = 4.0L
M = 4.2L (89)
S = 4.0L (91-95)
T = 4.2L (90)
9Check DigitManufacturer Assigned
10Model YearK = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
11Assembly PlantJ = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17Sequential Serial NumberSix Digit Number
Position: 1
Interpretation: Country of Origin
Code=Description: 1 = United States

Position: 2
Interpretation: Make
Code=Description: J = Jeep

Position: 3
Interpretation: Vehicle Type
Code=Description:
3 = MPV
6 = Incomplete Vehicle
7 = Truck

Position: 4
Interpretation: GVWR
Code=Description:
E = 3001-4000
F = 4001-5000
G = 5001-6000
H = 6001-7000

Position: 5
Interpretation: Model Line
Code=Description: Y = Wrangler

Position: 6
Interpretation: Trim Level
Code=Description:
1 = "S"
2 = Base
4 = Sahara
5 = Laredo
6 = Renegade

Position: 7
Interpretation: Body Style
Code=Description: 9 = 2 door open body

Position: 8
Interpretation: Engine
Code=Description:
E = 2.5L
L = 4.0L
M = 4.2L (89)
S = 4.0L (91-95)
T = 4.2L (90)

Position: 9
Interpretation: Check Digit
Code=Description: Manufacturer Assigned

Position: 10
Interpretation: Model Year
Code=Description:
K = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994

Position: 11
Interpretation: Assembly Plant
Code=Description:
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio

Position: 12-17
Interpretation: Sequential Serial Number
Code=Description: Six Digit Number


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