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Re: VIN # tell tranny type? (spongebob_squarepants)

It should tell the tranny type, but not sure.
I know you can find the engine type from a VIN, so why not the tranny?
 

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Re: VIN # tell tranny type? (TurboDave18t)

Nope, VW does not include the trany type in the VIN. Some manufacturers like Volvo for example do. Here is a quick breakdown of a VW VIN.
Sample VIN from my car - 3VWSC29MXYM00000
My car is a 2000 Jetta GLS 2.0 with Active Belts, Dr/Pass Air Bag + Side Impact Air Bag-Dr/Pass Manufactured in Mexico
VIN Position 1, 2, & 3 is the World Manufacturer Identifier
Europe - WVW
Mexico - 3VW
Brazil - 9BW
VIN Position 4 is the Series
Tells what trim line it is GL, GLS, or GLX, 4-Motion, Wagon, etc..
VIN Position 5 is the Engine
Depending on what model it is the letter corresponds to engine type.
2.0, 1.8T, 2.8, 1.9D, etc...
VIN Position 6 is the Restraint System
Number tells you what Seat Belts & Air Bags the car has
VIN Position 7 & 8 is the Model
Beetle, Passat, Jetta, Golf
VIN Position 9 is a Check Digit
Unknown what its use is
VIN Position 10 is the Model Year
I know 1 = 2001
I guess from my VIN Y = 2000
VIN Position 11 is the Assembly Plant
B = Belgium for 1997-1998 model years
E = Emden, Germany
H = Hannover, Germany
K = Osnabruck, Germany for model year 1997
M = Mexico
P = Mosel, Germany
W = Wolfsburg, Germany
4 = Curitiba, Brazil



[Modified by MTHANDZ, 3:40 AM 2-8-2002]
 
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