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Old 12-04-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me anything about this VIN?

3FAHP39533R142299
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3FAHP39533R14Z299

....the bold digit is hard to read in the photocopy i have.. thanks


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Old 12-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #2
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well, never mind...
i just found the vin decoder

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp

but if you can tell me any additioinal info, i appreciate it...
*edit.. fixed dead link
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Its a '2'. The last 6 are all digits.

http://www.ofoc.ca/garage/vin.html

3FA = Ford Motor Company (Mexico)
H = Active belts (all positions) and front and side air bags (driver and passenger)
P = Ford North American vehicles
39 = Focus SVT 3-door
5 = SVT Zetec 2.0
3 = Check digit, ignore
3 = 2003
R = Hermosillo: Hermosillo, Mexico
142299 = Production Sequence Number
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thanks bro... i guess i need to run a carfax to find out anything more about it right?
or is there a cheaper (free) way of doing this?
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3 = Check digit, ignore
142299 = Production Sequence Number

What is the "check digit" used for?
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What is the "check digit" used for?
There's a 'check digit' in all 17-digit vins.
It's used to authenticate / validate the vin.
It's determined by some algorithm of the other digits.
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The only work Ford's database is showing is that it had it's rear shocks replaced, doesn't mean it didn't have work at an indy shop.
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The only work Ford's database is showing is that it had it's rear shocks replaced, doesn't mean it didn't have work at an indy shop.
thanks man, that's good to know.
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