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General Identification - CJ-3A

Serial Number

The vehicle serial number is stamped on a metal plate located at the dash under the hood. It is on the right side of the vehicle for model CJ-3A as shown in Fig. 2. Refer to Par. A-3 for specific information on codes. (A-5, page 4)

General serial number identification

Axles

All live axles on 'Jeep' vehicles are identified by a model number cast into the axle differential housing near or on one of the reinforcing webs, as shown in Fig. 5. The differential gear ratio may be determined from the axle ratio tag installed under one of the gear cover screw heads. (A-8, page 5)

Axle Model Number Location

Carburetor

Carburetors are identified by the manufacturer's model number stamped or cast into the carburetor body, as shown in Fig. 6. (A-9, page 5)

Carburetor Model Number Location

Generator

Generators are identified by the manufacturer's model number stamped on a metal plate attached to the generator housing, as shown in Fig. 8. (A-11, page 5)

Generator Model Number Location

Distributor

Ignition distributors are identified by the manufacturer's model number stamped on a plate attached to the distributor housing, as shown in Fig. 10. (A-13, page 6)

Distributor Model Number Location

Starting Motor

Starting motors are identified by a manufacturer's model number stamped on a metal tag attached to the motor housing, as shown in Fig. 12. (A-15, page 7)

Starting Motor Number Location

Excerpt from the Service Manual for Universal Jeep Vehicles