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What alternator do I need for 1998 gmc 2500 7.4l

I see reference to VIN#, which character specifies the alternator type?

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There is no character that tells you what alt the vin will help you with what mtr you have installed then the part store can help with what alt you need kdc744

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Would like to know more about the Honda PC800 what year and colour it is with this vin number RC341200086 engine number RC34e1200086.


You've given a model number, not a VIN number.

Since 1981, all VINs must be exactly 17 characters. Since this motorcycle was produced from 1989-1990 and 1994-1998, it should have 17 characters.

1989-1990 seem to only have been produced for Japan, France, and Italy. Since your model starts with RC341 it was produced for California, between 1994-1998.

If you have access to the bike, turn on the blinker and let it stay on. If it eventually turns off automatically, it is a 1994-1996. If it does not switch of automatically, it is a 1997 or 1998.

There is about a 3x better chance that it's a 1994-1996 and not a 1997-1998, based on total production numbers.

I believe most of the colors were as shown below, but can't be sure:34b6b098-0d3a-404e-8ebe-387975d74343.jpg

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The factory coolant temp sensor had 3 wires an a aftermarket on as 2 how do i hook it up.


you bought the wrong sensor
there car 3 types used on many engines.
and there are many GM engine options, every year.
so did you buy it in a store, o r online,?

most online buyer need to know what they are ordering.
(yes, buying parts can be a horror,for anyone.)
that is because online is not indexed by VIN, (dolts)
Some stores, list 2 of 5 engines and stupidly assume there are just 2. this really ges my goat.... end rant.
in a real store they ask for VIN, on GM there is a RPO sticker
in the glove box.and has engine code right there. (a build list)
some times the VIN gets it right the engine code there,, but not always.

the 3 sender are. (circa 98) ECT, dash guage, and A/C over heat.
post the engine size,.vin # or rpo sticker photo.

when you see the 3 wire, that usually means the sensor covers
2 temp senders in one. and is wrong for you.
try using smp cat. 2.4l or 4.3L it shows.
i looked there and both engines are 2 pins. 1998
tell me brand of sensor and box pn, and ill tell you every engine it fits
or go to rockauto, and do same.

i looked and not one 3pin ,just 2 and the 1pin gauge sender
if you have different engine. than the 2 listed above. all bets off.

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Rebuilt moter on 1998 gmc 1500 truck need to know how marks line up on timming gears


4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L, 6.5L DSL Turbo VIN F or 6.5L DSL Turbo VIN S ??????????

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What year motors, can I use to replace my blown 1996 305 vortec t.b.i.? I own a 1996 GMC 1500, sl, ext. cab. Does it have to be a vortec for my current computer to work properly? Will engine mounts, bell...


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Just purchased a GMC w5500 truck. I have a hand made alternator holding bracket. I would like to know if you pictures of this original bracket so i can purchase the original one. the problem is that all...


They should be able to determine what you need with the VIN number or Alternator size?? The problem with the dealer is if they order 2 and one is wrong, they cant just send it back, they have to keep it for a year, or more. If they are cheap, just order and buy both.

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How i know what type engine my chevy cobalt has???


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GM has traditionally encoded the platform as the fourth character of the VIN. Other content includes an engine code the eight character, model year 10 th character and so on.
Take note of the eight character and call a GM dealer.

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I need the firing order for my 1998 gmc 4x4 pickup with a 5.0 liter engine


For 1998 GMC K 1500 P/U 4WD 5.0 liter V-8 VIN "M" check...

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Hi, have most of the MX5 books but where does this car originate. chassis no.JMONA30P500100161. Its a 1996 into New Zealand from somewhere? Anybody help with this.? Thanks out there


How to read a VIN
1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For example: U.S.A.(1or 4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)
2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).
3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.
4th to 8th characters- VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section. These 5 characters occupy positions 4 through 8 of the VIN and may be used by the manufacturer to identify attributes of the vehicle. Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.
9th Character - The check digit "character or digit 9" in the sequence of a vehicle identification number (VIN) built beginning with model year 1981 (when the 17 character digit format was established) can best be described as identifying the VIN accuracy.
A check digit shall be part of each vin (since 1981) and shall appear in position
nine (9) of the VIN on the vehicle and on any transfer documents containing
the vin prepared by the manufacturer to be given to the first owner for purposes
other than resale. Thus, the VINs of any two vehicles manufactured within a 30
year period shall not be identical. The check digit means a single number or letter
"x" used to verify the accuracy of the transcription of the vehicle identification
number.
After all other characters in the VIN have been determined by the manufacturer
the check digit is calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation
specified. This is based on vin position, sample vin, assigned value code,
weight factor and multiply assigned value times weight factors. The values are added and the total is divided by 11. The remainder is the check digit number.
The correct numeric remainder - zero through nine (0-9) will appear.
However, if the remainder is 10 the letter "X" is used to designate the check
digit value/number.
10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)
11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.
12th to 17th characters- VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section. The last 8 characters of the VIN are used for the identification a of specific vehicle. The last four characters shall always be numeric. Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line.

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are used to uniquely identify motor vehicles. Prior to 1980 there was not an accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats. Modern day VINs consist of 17 characters that do not include the letters I, O or Q.

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How do I find out when my car was manufactured


It's all in the VIN.

A car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is the automotive equivalent of
human "DNA".

How to read a VIN
1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For example: U.S.A.(1or 4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)
2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).
3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.
4th to 8th characters- VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section. These 5 characters occupy positions 4 through 8 of the VIN and may be used by the manufacturer to identify attributes of the vehicle. Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.
9th Character - The check digit "character or digit 9" in the sequence of a vehicle identification number (VIN) built beginning with model year 1981 (when the 17 character digit format was established) can best be described as identifying the VIN accuracy.
A check digit shall be part of each vin (since 1981) and shall appear in position
nine (9) of the VIN on the vehicle and on any transfer documents containing
the vin prepared by the manufacturer to be given to the first owner for purposes
other than resale. Thus, the vins of any two vehicles manufactured within a 30
year period shall not be identical. The check digit means a single number or letter
"x" used to verify the accuracy of the transcription of the vehicle identification
number.
After all other characters in the VIN have been determined by the manufacturer
the check digit is calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation
specified. This is based on vin position, sample vin, assigned value code,
weight factor and multiply assigned value times weight factors. The values are added and the total is divided by 11. The remainder is the check digit number.
The correct numeric remainder - zero through nine (0-9) will appear.
However, if the remainder is 10 the letter "X" is used to designate the check
digit value/number.
10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)
11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.
12th to 17th characters- VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section. The last 8 characters of the VIN are used for the identification a of specific vehicle. The last four characters shall always be numeric. Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line.

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