Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Air Conditioning Components

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

Repair or service of air conditioning components is not covered by this guide, because of the risk of personal injury or death, and because of the legal ramifications of servicing these components without the proper EPA certification and experience. Cost, personal injury or death, environmental damage, and legal considerations (such as the fact that it is a federal crime to vent refrigerant into the atmosphere), dictate that the A/C components on your vehicle should be serviced only by a Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) trained, and EPA certified automotive technician.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the A/C unit components



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Fig. Fig. 2: R-12 and R-134a refrigerants are NOT compatible

If your vehicle's A/C system uses R-12 refrigerant and is in need of recharging, the A/C system can be converted over to R-134a refrigerant (less environmentally harmful and expensive). Refer toChapter 1for additional information on R-12 to R-134a conversions, and for additional considerations dealing with your vehicle's A/C system.



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Fig. Fig. 3: A Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) trained, and EPA certified automotive technician are the only people that should service the A/C system



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Fig. Fig. 4: Refrigerants can cause serious injury and even death if not handled correctly

 
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