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My mechanic has been trying to locate the correct air condtioner compressor for my
1988 Toyota corolla DE. He has been sent several wrong ones, due to confusion over the actual  year of the car. Can you please help us make sense of this dilemma and locate the right part ?
Thank you

The only thing I can recommend to you, unless you have done that already is to contact the Toyota dealer and give them the production date off the door plate and the Vin number. I understand that for a car this old they may not have listing but there is nothing personally that I can do other than what you have already tried, the problem may also be that the newer compressors are fitted with different service valves for the R134 refrigerant then the old R12 which is no longer available, it's been phased complete out.

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