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Ford Manufacture Dates

The chart below allows you to ascertain the manufacture date of your Ford car and engine using the VIN number and engine number. Although an original engine will have the same manufacture date as the car, many cars have had engine swaps, so it is worth checking both. The manufacture date of the car is defined by the last two letters in the VIN number.
e.g. An early chassis number such as BBATRD13749 will have a manufacture code of RD which translates to March 1975 using the table below. The original engine number for this car would be RD13749 (the last part of the chassis number is always the original engine number), so the first two letters of the engine number defines the engine’s manufacture date. A later chassis number would have a format such as WFOAXXGABAFM12345 (with original engine number of FM12345). The manufacture code is FM which translates to March 1985.


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Jan EJ FL GC HB J KL LC MB NJ PL RC SB TJ UL WC AB BJ CL DC EB
Feb EU FY GK HR JU KY LK MR NU PY RK SR TU UY WK AR BU CY DK ER
Mar EM FS GD HA JM KS LD MA NM PS RD SA TM US WD AA BM CS DD EA
Apr EP FT GE HG JP KT LE MG NP PT RE SG TP UT WE AG BP CT DE EG
May EB FJ GL HC JB KJ LL MC NB PJ RL SC TB UJ WL AC BB CJ DL EC
Jun ER FU GY HK JR KU LY MK NR PU RY SK TR UU WY AK BR CU DY EK
Jul EA FM GS HD JA KM LS MD NA PM RS SD TA UM WS AD BA CM DS ED
Aug EG FP GT HE JG KP LT ME NG PP RT SE TG UP WT AE BG CP DT EE
Sep EC FB GJ HL JC KB LJ ML NC PB RJ SL TC UB WJ AL BC CB DJ EL
Oct EK FR GU HY JK KR LU MY NK PR RU SY TK UR WU AY BK CR DU EY
Nov ED FA GM HS JD KA LM MS ND PA RM SS TD UA WM AS BD CA DM ES
Dec EE FG GP HT JE KG LP MT NE PG RP ST TE UG WP AT BE CG DP ET

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Jan FJ GL HC JB KJ LL MC NB PJ RL SC TB VJ WL XC YB 1J 2L 3C 4B
Feb FU GY HK JR KU LY MK NR PU RY SK TR VU WY XK YR 1U 2Y 3K 4R
Mar FM GS HD JA KM LS MD NA PM RS SD TA VM WS XD YA 1M 2S 3D 4A
Apr FP GT HE JG KP LT ME NG PP RT SE TG VP WT XE YG 1P 2T 3E 4G
May FB GJ HL JC KB LJ ML NC PB RJ SL TC VB WJ XL YC 1B 2J 3L 4C
Jun FR GU HY JK KR LU MY NK PR RU SY TK VR WU XY YK 1R 2U 3Y 4K
Jul FA GM HS JD KA LM MS ND PA RM SS TD VA WM XS YD 1A 2M 3S 4D
Aug FG GP HT JE KG LP MT NE PG RP ST TE VG WP XT YE 1G 2P 3T 4E
Sep FC GB HJ JL KC LB MJ NL PC RB SJ TL VC WB XJ YL 1C 2B 3J 4L
Oct FK GR HU JY KK LR MU NY PK RR SU TY VK WR XU YY 1K 2R 3U 4Y
Nov FD GA HM JS KD LA MM NS PD RA SM TS VD WA XM YS 1D 2A 3M 4S
Dec FE GG HP JT KE LG MP NT PE RG SP TT VE WG XP YT 1E 2G 3P 4T
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