Where exactly can you find the VIN?
Unless the car has been tampered with, you should find it on a strip of metal embedded somewhere on the dashboard, visible from outside of the vehicle.
Give your local dealership a call and ask one of the technicians, but be sure to have your VIN number handy, as they will ask for a certain portion of the number. I did exactly that myself for my 1989 Buick Century, and the technician ran my VIN to find out what type of transmission was installed at the factory.
Can you find the VIN number on a Mazda engine or is the engine number related to the VIN in any way?
How do you find a VIN number if you only have the license plate number to a vehicle and the vin is not on the windshield or anywhere else on the car?
Every vehicle has the VIN stamped into the frame. Here is a website that will help you find where to locate your VIN: http://www.autohausaz.com/html/vehicle_identification_numbers.html If you have the Licence plate then you should be able to trace the VIN through your local DMV or Registry agent and the VIN will also be located on the Registration as well as the Insurance slips for the vehicle.