Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by clonestocker, Jun 24, 2012.
I have a 1997 5.7 Vortec engine and trans. Is the VIN located anywhere on these parts? thx matt
It should be on a flat spot on the front of the engine block. Not sure about the tranny
Where exactly would that be? matt
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.
It should be in front of the passenger side head on the block. http://www.nastyz28.com/sbchevy/sblock.php
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
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
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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