VIN# question

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by clonestocker, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. clonestocker

    clonestocker New Member

    I have a 1997 5.7 Vortec engine and trans. Is the VIN located anywhere on these parts? thx matt
  2. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It should be on a flat spot on the front of the engine block. Not sure about the tranny
  3. clonestocker

    clonestocker New Member

    Where exactly would that be? matt
  4. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    The engine id is stamped (V8 engines) on a pad near the front of the passenger side of the block. It is near the top of the block, by the valve cover.

    The vehicle VIN (and, I'm not sure if it is the complete VIN, or just some of the VIN information) can be found in different locations depending upon year and block. Some are near the engine ID, some may be near the oil filter and some may be at the rear near the bell housing.

    I would enter the engine ID into a search engine and see if the location of VIN can be located.

    The tranny ID is usually on the bell housing, the VIN should be there as well.
  5. RallySTX

    RallySTX Member 100 Posts

  6. clonestocker

    clonestocker New Member

    There is a VIN type # on the machined pad at the rear of the trans but the #'s don't match anything VIN like. Thanks I'll keep looking. matt
  7. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That is the engine ID, only info about that engine.

    Enter the ID into google and see if there is any VIN location info online
  8. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    The VIN number will not be on the engine or transmission at all. The VIN was only stamped onto the VIN plate and a few different spots on the body and frame. The VIN stays with the vehicle, where the engine and transmission don't neccisarily.

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