TeamSwift

Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:13 am

Underbody braces, turbos and more!

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:17 am
Posts: 248
Location: OBX NC.
i searched with little result.
can anyone tell me how to tell the difference by vin or chassis # in a 89-94 swift SOHC or DOHC.
i think AS35S is a sohc but i am just guessing. :roll:

_________________
91 m/t vert heavy body mods
92 a/t vert stock (wife's commuter)
NE North Carolina
Geozukigti Wrote:
"Born to be slow, good for show, now it can go!"
n1tr0 wrote:
of course it could also be part of the whole 'metro'sexual movement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:17 pm
Posts: 3566
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
You have a car with an AS35S chassis tag?

My '93 1.3 SOHC carries an SF413 tag, and I've noticed that quite a few Google searches on SF413 will also return information on both AA35S & AB35S, both of which also appear to be 1.3 SOHC, but I have never come across an AS35S


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: ...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:56 pm 
Offline
A legend in his own mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 3:06 am
Posts: 3345
Location: In T-Dot-getting >35mpg in a non GTi
every USA or Canada '89-'94 SSGTi will be:

AA34S

HTH,
TGstring

_________________
2017: I forgot if my memory loss is a good thing or bad thing.

LNLC Founding Member

Certified to advise if this thread is GAY


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:25 am 
Offline
banned

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:35 pm
Posts: 1145
Location: Indianapolis, IN
mine has 2JS i think :o


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:52 am
Posts: 1546
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
http://crxresource.org/modules.php?name ... =0&thold=0
for non-register
Quote:
Vehicle Identification Numbers


By accessing this information, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify CRX Resource, its site administrators, and authors. You agree to assume full personal responsibility for any consequences that arise from your use of this information. This information is presented without warranty as to suitability for the described application, merchantibility, or validity. Proceed at your own risk.
North American
Vehicle ID
Every vehicle built or shipped to the United States has a seventeen number identification number, which is called the VIN, short for Vehicle Identification Number. This number codes many characteristics and information regarding your motor vehicle.
Your dealership will be able to verify if certain recall work has been performed on your vehicle, by supplying them the VIN. Caution: Each manufacturer probably uses a different key for position numbers three through eight. The production sequence does not necessarily start at zero.

Heres an example of a VIN: JHMED9232MS000200. Special thanks to David Miller for supplying much of the information below:

1st Postion: Country of Origin

JHMED9232MS000200

1
United States
J
Japan
2
Canada
K
Korea
3
Mexico
V
France


2nd Position: Manufacturer

JHMED9232MS000200

B
Dodge
M
Hyundai
C
Chrysler
N
Nissan
E
Eagle
P
Plymouth
F
Ford
T
Toyota
G
General Motors
Y
Mazda
H
Honda
Z
Ford/Mazda
M
Mercury


3rd Position: Type or Make

JHMED9232MS000200

4th - 8th Position: Unique vehicle attributes

JHMED9232MS000200

9th Position: Check Digit

JHMED9232MS000200

10th Position: Model Year

JHMED9232MS000200

B
1981
M
1991
C
1982
N
1992
D
1983
P
1993
E
1984
R
1994
F
1985
S
1995
G
1986
T
1996
H
1987
U
1997
J
1988
V
1998
K
1989
W
1999
L
1990
Y
2000


11th Position: Assembly Plant

JHMED9232MS000200

T
Tochigi
S
Suzuka
C
Sayama


In the case of the CRX, this will always be S for the Suzuka plant.

12th - 17th Position: Production Number Sequence

JHMED9232MS000200

maybe this helps you to how to read vins.

_________________
sorry bout my bad english


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:17 am
Posts: 248
Location: OBX NC.
thanks, i have been loking through for sale ads & most list vin #. so the
AA34S is the info i needed to determine SOHC vs DOHC :D

_________________
91 m/t vert heavy body mods
92 a/t vert stock (wife's commuter)
NE North Carolina
Geozukigti Wrote:
"Born to be slow, good for show, now it can go!"
n1tr0 wrote:
of course it could also be part of the whole 'metro'sexual movement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:52 am
Posts: 1546
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sorry to bump this ancient thread but close what I am trying to find out... even my useless ancient post is kinda helpful. :lol:

I am trying to decode the VIN and find out why I have damn unique "C." :huh:

The VIN, I am trying to check is [REMOVED].

as far as I research... I believe.

SF413 is chassis type (MK2 and MK3) but is it actually VIN? I don't think so.
BTW SA413 is MK1.

This VIN will contain some type of swift.

Not sure why MK1 have two size of engines.
XXXXX, AB515, SA413 FWD 4 cylinder 1324cc, 1984 - 1987 = MK1
AA33S, AB33S, SA413, 4 cylinder 1298cc, 1986 - 1988 = MK1

AA34S, AB34S, SF413, 4 cylinder 1298cc, 1989 -1990 = MK2

AF34S = AWD (I don't know if it's true) A = FWD and F = AWD... maybe... :o

AA35S, AB35S = [WRONG] MK3??? I guess?[WRONG] both 34 and 35 could be mk2 or mk3

[WRONG]I also suspect that B is Cultus (Japan spec) while A is non Japan spec.[/WRONG]

Again I don't see type engine... only chassis.

SOURCE
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37842
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=45578
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw45auSrfiU (read description)

_________________
sorry bout my bad english


Last edited by CMA on Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:46 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:31 pm 
Offline
Suzuki Elder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:47 pm
Posts: 11675
Location: columbus, ohio
the aftermarket supply crowd uses sf413 as a designation of the chassis with other descriptors for the suspension and power train. the same is true for the sa413 designation.

the mk1 cars came outfitted with the g13k dohc 16v engine, the g10 3 banger with the rocker type head, and the g10t for the american domestic market turbo cars.

the mk2, premiered in the 1989 sales year, was designated the sf413 chassis with permutations according to trim level, suspension level, and power train level. accordingly, variants of the sf413 run from the base model g10 with no sway bars and 12 inch wheels to the gt with the highest trim level and hidden options like grey tinted glass, fog lights, rear wiper and defogger, the g13b dohc 16v engine, a full house suspension, and 14 inch wheels. in between were several other variants of the same chassis.

to add to the confusion there was also the convertible and in the canadian domestic market only, the turbo3 cars which had unique trim - striped seats in blue or red, and performance features shared by other variants like brakes.

the awd drive cars you referred to actually did exist in world markets. also in world markets the sf413 chassis remained in service far beyond its end production for the north american domestic market at the end of the 1994 model year. the swift was still in active production in a couple of plants in eastern europe up until 5 or 6 years ago.

_________________
1991 Blue Geo Metro Convertible highly modified 1.0L Turbo3 5 spd. - 1991 Red Geo Metro Convertible customized with a Twincam 5 spd.

My Turbo3 Project
My Cardomain Page -Ol' Blue
My YouTube Channel
My Photo Gallery
SAAB Sonett II


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:36 am
Posts: 885
Location: Vancouver BC
The decoder is from the introduction section of the 1989 GTi manual.

If the VIN you want to decode starts with: JS2AC35S0R

JS2 means your car was built in Japan by Suzuki
A means car line A
C means series C
3 means engine 3
5 means design sequence value
S means S type body
0 is check digit
R means 1994 (0 and Q are not used)


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:36 am
Posts: 885
Location: Vancouver BC
The AA34S were the 2wd 3 door cars
The AB34S were the 2wd 4 and 5 door cars.
The AF34S were the 4wd cars
The AK34S were the convertibles

My guess is the letters not listed above were country specific versions.. Maybe the C was USA spec cars.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:52 am
Posts: 1546
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ragtop, That's good information to add...

SuzukiTom, Very appreciate for more details that what I am looking for.


There is another issue that bothers me... why 3? I know non Gti doesn't have DOHC engine so why3?

_________________
sorry bout my bad english


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: vin breakdown?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:36 am
Posts: 885
Location: Vancouver BC
Why was the engine code 3?

because engine code 3 means the engine was a 4 cylinder.
and engine code 4 means the engine was a 3 cylinder.

The different variants of each engine code.. with different valve counts, turbo, multiple cams. etc. were specified using a sub model numbering scheme.

I think there is a huge old thread somewhere on TeamSwift archives that covers VINs.. Everyone that contributed to it and took the time to read it had a huge headache afterwards.. in fact... my head is spinning now..

:ez_sick:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group