How to check I am picking the correct part for my car:
Your Vin Tag Tells it all

Look @ Your Vin Tag Passanger Side Strut Top

See Applied Model Should be 7 Digits See Pic Below




First Didgit : B is Legacy

Second Digit: E or H

E is for Sedan
H is for Wagon

Third Digit: Engine Displacment

5 = 2.0 EJ201, EJ202, EJ204, EJ206 EJ208 NA & Turbo
9 = 2.5 EJ254 NA
E = 3.0 EZ30D
C = 2.5 DOHC NA EP Suspension Wagon Only
S = 2.0 EJ208 DOHC S401

Fourth Digit: Year

A = 11/1997 to 04/1999
B = 01/1999 to 04/2000
C = 10/1999 to 04/2001
D = 12/2000 to 04/2003

Fith Digit : Number of Doors

4 Saloon 4 Door
5 Wagon 5 Door

Sixth Digit: Model Grade

Too Many to List

Seventh Digit: Transmission & Fuel

Sample Car Model Code= BE5A48T

B = Legacy
E = Sedan
5 = Engine 2.0lt
A = Year 11/1997 to 04/1999
4 = 4 Doors Wagon
8 = Grade in this case RSK


Now Engine Type

Look at the vin Tag Engine Type

The First Five Digits are your Engine Code

Sample = EJ206DXAKE so this has a engine code of EJ206

See Picture.