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How Do I Know What Size Engine Is In My Truck?

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Hannah Barton answered
Without knowing the specific make and model of the truck, only a general answer can be offered. Most trucks have the engine size listed on a placard which can be viewed if you raise the hood. Also if you check the owner’s manual the engine size should be listed.

A Vehicle Identification Number, commonly abbreviated to VIN, is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles. If you were to take the VIN number to the manufacturer, they could tell you what type of engine the vehicle was originally fitted with. The actual original engine capacity can also be obtained through manufacturer records depending on the age of the vehicle.

The first three characters of a VIN number uniquely identify the manufacturer of the vehicle using the World Manufacturer Identifier or WMI code. A manufacturer who builds fewer than 500 vehicles per year uses a nine as the third digit, and the 12th, 13th and 14th position of the VIN for a second part of the identification.

Some manufacturers use the third character as a code for a vehicle category (e.g. Bus or truck), a division within a manufacturer, or both. For example, within 1G (assigned to General Motors in the United States), 1G1 represents Chevrolet passenger cars, 1G2 represent Pontiac passenger cars and 1GC are Chevrolet trucks.
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celeste swindle answered
I have a 1974 chevy truck 4 by 4 and I am trying to find out what size engine it has the numbers are vo314tyz
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5.3 liter vortec v8 2001
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I have a jeep that has a 4 cyl. In it but I don't know the size it says 2.5 on inside hood but the man that I got it from said that he thought it had been changed and thought it was a chevy 2.2 . I got some numbers off the pass. Side of the block , but still don't know how to find out what size it is , does anyone know how to find that out.
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Karl Sagan answered

Strange that you aren't familiar with this info. I am browsing for a truck on https://www.truck1.eu/tractor-units/6x2 now and I already know nearly everything about the models I consider as an option. Anyway, just googling the model will help you to find all the needed information

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You know man it would help if you tell us what kind of truck you have and how many cylinders it has if you don't tell me that than I can't help you because you wont help yourself check on the engine itself to see if it says anything like 5.0 or 5.3 or vortex or magnum or 4.3l or anything like that then count how many cylinders it has like 4 6 or 8 then ask your dealer what motor did that brand of vehicles make that was like lets say a 5.3 l chevy v8 and they will give you an answer like oh its a ls series 325 cubic inch motor with 300 horsepower and 320 ft.lbs. Of torque
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Verrysweet Bee answered
Look on the chasity of the motor itself or look in your owners manual if you have one and it should tell you what the size is , or auto retailer, mechanic can tell you just by lookin at it or tell you to raise the hood , cause it can be underneath the hood
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Anonymous answered
Get a clue. If you don't know what size engine is in it, you shouldn't be driving it.
thanked the writer.
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We are not all as smart as you
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What a DUMB A** remark some people have used vehicles that the original motor may have been changed out. Therefore one would need to locate the engine code that is located on the drivers side of the block. That will help you find the info on what you currently have in the vehicle.

Sounds like he should not be driving himself with the Rocket Science attitude he has!

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