Just have an odd question and wondering if anyone has ever run into this. Recently the blower motor was chirping quite a bit so I ordered a motor online rather than make a 50 miles round trip to the closest car parts store. The motor was the wrong fit and the seller was wondering if my truck was a 1999 instead of a 1998. Title, dash plate, and door plate all match.
I have now found a correct motor and changed it. Parts guy says 98 and 99 are the same but…
Now to my question.
The 10th character of the VIN is W which makes it a 1998.
The production month of the truck (door tag) states October of 1998. In all of my life I have never seen a current production year model anything manufactured that late in the year.
The month of June is the latest I have ever seen and even that is rare.
So; anyone ever run into this or have any ideas on that situation?