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Vehicle Identification Number/VIN Decoder Table for 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ


Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN numbers can be found on the inside of the windshield on the drivers side.

1984-1988 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart
Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type C = MPV
D = Incomplete Vehicle
4 Engine Type B = 2.1L (128 Cu. in.) 4-Cylinder Turbo (Diesel)
H = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder TBI (Gasoline)
U = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder 1 Bbl. (Gasoline)
W = 2.8L (171 Cu. In.) V6 2 Bbl. (Gasoline)
M = 4.0L (242 Cu. In.) 6-Cylinder (Gasoline)
5 Transmission/ (Transfer Case) L = 5=Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
X = 4-Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
B = Auto Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
C = Auto Floor Shift (Full Time 4WD)
E = Auto Column Shift (Part Time 4WD)
J = Auto Column Shift (Full Time 4WD)
A = Auto Column Shift (2WD)
6 and 7 Body Style 73 = 2WD Cherokee Wagon 2-Door
74 = 2WD Cherokee Wagon 4-Door
75 = 4WD Wagoneer Wagon 4-Door
77 = 4WD Cherokee Wagon 2-Door
78 = 4WD Cherokee Wagon 4-Door
8 Trim Package 1 = Custom
2 = Pioneer
3 = Chief
4 = Laredo
5 = Wagoneer
6 = Limited
K = Cherokee Base (2WD)
L = Pioneer (2WD)
M = Laredo (2WD)
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
11 Assembly Plant J = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number


1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart
Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 3 = MPV
6 = Incomplete Vehicle
7 = Truck
4 GVWR E = 3001-4000
F = 4001-5000
G = 5001-6000
H = 6001-7000
5 Car Line J = Cherokee 4WD
N = Wagoneer 4WD
T = Cherokee 2WD
6 Series 2 = Base (L)
3 = Pioneer (M)
5 = Laredo (P)
7 = Limited (X)
7 Body Style 5 = 4-door wagon
7 = 2-door wagon
8 = 4-door wagon
8 Engine E = 2.5L
L = 4.0L
P = 2.5L
S = 4.0L
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year K = 1989
11 Assembly Plant J = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number


1997-1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart
Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line J = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 2WD (RHD)
T = Cherokee 2WD
(LHD)
6 Series 2 = SE
6 = Sport
7 = Country
7 Body Style 7 = 2-Door Sport Utility
8 = 4-Door Sport Utility
8 Engine P = 2.5L 4-Cylinder MFI (EPE)
S = 4.0L I-6 HO MFI (ERH)
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
11 Assembly Plant L = Toledo #1
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number


2000-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart
Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating F = 4001-5000
5 Vehicle Line F = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
J = Cherokee 4×4(RHD) EXPORT
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 4×2 (RHD)
T = Cherokee 4×2
(LHD)
6 Series/Transmission N = 5 speed manual
A = 3 speed auto
B = 4 speed auto
4 = Sport
6 = Cherokee Country/Limited
5 = Classic
7 Body Style 7 = 2dr Sport Utility
8 = 4dr Sport Utility
8 Engine M = 2.5L Diesel
P = 2.5L Gasoline
S = 4.0L Gasoline
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year Y = 2000
Z = 2001
11 Assembly Plant L = Toledo, Ohio Plant #1
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number
Left Hand Drive = Drivers side
Right Hand Drive = Passengers side

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