How to Get the Engine Size From a VIN Number

by Cynthia Measom
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A vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers that identify a specific vehicle. Each of the the letters and numbers stands for something such as the country and year of manufacture; make and model; manufacturing plant name and location and equipment specifications, such as engine size. To find out the engine size of a specific vehicle, you will need to decode the VIN.

Step 1

Navigate to and enter the vehicle's VIN into the designated box.

Step 2

Click "Go" to submit the information to the VIN decoder.

Step 3

Locate the engine size next to the "Cylinders" heading on the VIN decoder screen.

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