Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

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See Figures 1 through 7

All models have a vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a plate which is attached to the left side of the instrument panel. This plate is visible through the windshield. The VIN is also stamped on a plate in the engine compartment which is usually located on the cowl.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The VIN number is stamped to a metal plate mounted to the top left side of the instrument panel



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Fig. Fig. 2: An identification plate may also be found on the cowl

The serial number on all 370-80 models consists of a series identification number, followed by a 6-digit production number. The serial number on all 381 and later models was changed to a new 1 digit format. The first three digits are the world manufacturer identification number. The next five digits are the vehicle description section (same as the series identification number used on vehicles through 380). The remaining nine numbers are the production numbers.



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Fig. Fig. 3: A 17 digit VIN is found on all 1981 and later vehicles covered by this information



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Fig. Fig. 4: Later model Toyotas have VIN plate markings at multiple locations



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Fig. Fig. 5: A vehicle certification label is usually found on the driver's door jamb



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Fig. Fig. 6: A second information label (usually found in the trunk or passenger compartment) contains vehicle weight, tire size and recommended pressures



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Fig. Fig. 7: Although early Corolla's were normally identified by there engine size, a chassis designation was also available

 
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