1.23. Identification of the car

Identification number (VIN) of the car.

Fig. 1.39. An arrangement of identification number (VIN) of the car in a motor compartment


Fig. 1.40. An arrangement of identification number (VIN) of the car in the top part of the dashboard from the driver


As documentation and lists of spare parts are compiled on the basis of system of numbers, number of a certain model of the car is very important for the correct identification of the required element. Identification number (VIN) of the car is located in a motor compartment (fig. 1.39), on some cars it is in the top part of the dashboard from the driver, it can be seen through a windshield (fig. 1.40). Number is specified also in the registration certificate of the car. It contains information on the manufacturer, model and type of a body, date of issue of the car.

Identification number of the engine.

Fig. 1.41. Arrangement of identification number of the engine


Number is beaten out on the block of cylinders under a spark plug of the first cylinder near the generator (fig. 1.41).

Number of the transmission.
Number is beaten out on the plate attached to an end face under the back party of a head of the block of cylinders.

Number of the generator.
It is placed on the label attached to its case.

The plate on compliance to standards of toxicity of the fulfilled gases.
The plate is attached from the lower party of a cowl.
The details specifying the provision of a vacuum hose, the recommended lubricants and the schedule of check of a tension of a driving belt, are placed from the lower party of a cowl.

Identification of a body.
The identification label of a body is on a partition of a motor compartment.

Plates with the indication of pressure in tires.

Fig. 1.42. A plate arrangement with the indication of pressure in tires: and – four - and five-door models; b – two-door models


The recommended pressure in tires contains in the plate fixed on a rack of a door of the driver (fig. 1.42).