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    No Heat, no AC, no fan, no electric (except head / tail lights)

    I'm trying to learn myself how to work on this van of mine. The head / tail / blinkers work. There is nothing else electric that works in this van. The first thing I want to work on is the fan...

    08-13-2017 01:36 PM
    John A Feider

    Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    Hey Tim.......John here from big CO country! Hope you're still in the Prev business. I finally recovered from all my skiing and eye injuries and am back to putting my '92 Prev back together. I...

    08-11-2017 02:31 PM

    check engine light.

    hello everyone, new to the site. been a fan of the weird old toyota van for years. i recently picked up a 84 2wd manual with 109k on it. check engine light is a problem. i followed the steps layed...

    07-28-2017 03:01 PM
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Cali Cruiser

    Re: Wanted drivers side rear slider window

    I think more detailed information would help find you a replacement.

    Do you have a picture of your window assembly to properly identify it? The reason for asking...most vans have factory windows,...

    Cali Cruiser 08-16-2017, 06:22 PM Go to last post

    200K mile service recommendations?

    Recently just passed 200K miles on my van. There are a few things I've been putting off but I'm looking for recommendations from folks with higher mileage vans on preventative maint. I'm the second...

    brentlehr 08-16-2017, 04:47 PM Go to last post

    Re: 20w-50 oil for these vans?

    Congrats on the van.:thmbup: The manual states that's OK to use. But personally I only use that if it's on sale and the hot months of the year. Normally I grab 10w-40. I'm not an expert but with my...

    ratatouille 08-16-2017, 04:43 PM Go to last post

    20w-50 oil for these vans?

    I just picked up a new van. Miles are around 150k.

    There's a sticker on the windshield indicating the last oil change was with 20w-50. Is this an acceptable weight? Or, should I drain it?

    NewVanOwner 08-16-2017, 02:30 PM Go to last post

    1987 4x4 Van leaking oil

    It is leaking from the front. I believe it is either the front seal or the oil pump seal. I can do both at the same time. My question is if it's possible to pull the front pulley and do the seals...

    jtholley03 08-16-2017, 11:10 AM Go to last post