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  1. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    I know they are still listed as for sale on many sites (even Amazon until fairly recently*), even though I and others have been told directly by John Wright at Addco that they were discontinued many...
  2. Addco rear sway bar for Previas available Dec 2020 (limited quantity)

    As of 11/20/2020 I have some of these on order at Addco and they should be available starting around mid-December at $163.17 plus shipping and taxes. As I'm the purchaser, you'll have to contact me...
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    Previa Bulbs and Power Usage (non-LEDs)

    From the Yahoo! Previa Group "Files" Archives. Was feeling a bit nostalgic and poking around as even the email distribution of messages will go away on 12/15/2020, saw this and didn't think it was...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    My understanding is that starter motor fails almost always involve the plunger not working properly rather than the motor part.

    Typically for a bad starter plunger you'll hear a "click" as it...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    I assume that, although I can't say for certain, as my donor's dash was deconstructed on a whim down to the firewall in much the same manner as most children unwrap their presents - to embrace latent...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    Now my guess is you've got no starter relay in your van to find.

    I've examined the exposed wiring harness of my donor automatic-transmission 1991 and can't find any connector that would be for a...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    ...and no wires-to-nowhere there, no bracket where it might have been? I've got a '92 (built 12/15/91) and the relay's there. The only thing I can think of it that someone modified the wiring harness...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    It looks like you have some tracing to do. When you say the relay is not there, does that mean its socket is not there either? It might have been relocated off its bracket and placed nearby under the...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    From a Noel DeSouza post in an archived Yahoo Previa Group files: "For the benefit of the next person trying to track it down, attached is a picture of the 3 relays under the right-side of the...
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    Re: Previa Inner Tie Rod Removal Tool

    No, I used (borrowed) the NAPA tool 776-1080
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    Fuse panel exposed after dash removal

    Since I have the entire under-dash wiring exposed on my 1991 Donor, thought I'd post a few images of the fuse panel, since the underside is very hard to get to without (a) pulling the dash out and up...
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    Re: 1992 Previa Heater Control Valve?

    There is a seal of sorts on the valve - a plastic sleeve inside between the housing and the part that rotates. I cut mine apart some time ago when mine stopped working properly. I had to replace mine...
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    Re: Rear Fender Bumper

    FWIW, my bumper almost fell off in '15; the brackets had maybe 25% of the metal on them that yours did - just enough metal to keep them in close proximity to the rear of the van; I literally yanked...
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    Re: Illumination Issue - Same Circuit?

    I tried replaced my dash bulbs with LEDs years ago, if for no other reason than I tend to be a can't-leave-well -enough-alone type (yes I'm an EE). The directional indicators were wicked bright...
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    Re: BMW SADS Conversion

    I'm not going to claim any great expertise when it comes to these couplers - I was documenting a lot of web-searching and forum-reading I've done (as much for myself as anybody else for later on!)....
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    Re: BMW SADS Conversion

    I've recently replaced my ABCMart replacements with (maybe OEM?) ones taken off my donor van, but I always tune into SADS-replacement discussions. Did some further research and am posting this as...
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    Re: Wiper Blade Replacement 1991 Previa

    Just some more detail, not any experience with a substitution. I purchased a few on ebay after reading this thread, and fooled with them a bit. As described, the hard backing strip in the ANCOs just...
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    Re: Knock sensor replace

    The old "Yahoo Group" post was not me doing the work or the write-up; I archived the Group and occasionally transplant what looks to be useful to here. There's often a decent amount of stringing...
  19. How not to grease the rear slip yoke on a Previa Alltrac

    Another Yahoo Previa Group repost - mine - recounting , well, let's call it a learning experience. Fortunately, my "Ohhh..that's how it works" blunder was reversable. And so, for anyone who hasn't...
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    Re: Knock sensor replace

    [Added years later as a followup to this discussion]

    RELATED *ARCHIVAL* Yahoo Previa Group Discussion and File: Knock Sensor Replacement WITHOUT Dropping the Engine? (From 2011)

    DO NOT REPLY...
  21. Alarm may be triggered by faulty door lock cylinder position switch

    A Yahoo Previa Group repost, but it's me, so I can respond to this thread. In case it's useful...
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    Does...
  22. ARCHIVED Yahoo Previa File: Annotated Cylinder Head Removal Photos

    CANNOT REPLY TO OP - NOT AN ORIGINAL TOYOTAVANTECH POST. Copied FYI from archived Yahoo Previa Group files.
    Photo Album "removing-a-cylinder-head-at-the-salvage-yard" by Corey Hageman (cmh11294)...
  23. Re: early (1991-93) vs. later (1994-95) JDM engines

    The comments about the need (at least in the longer term) to use an SC-compatible transmission as well were the eyebrow-raisers for me. I'd also be really leery of using a non-SC ECU. Good luck &...
  24. Re: early (1991-93) vs. later (1994-95) JDM engines

    [Begin Disclaimer]OK, it's take-it-with-a-grain-of salt time, since what follows are extracts from years-ago Yahoo Previa Group discussions that I remembered seeing. I have all the messages from the...
  25. Jigs for attaching new inner tie rod (on a Previa)

    Ran across these and thought I'd post 'em for inspiration or grins. These combinations of clamps, scrap metal and washers are what I used to stabilize/avoid damage to the steering rack on a '92...
  26. Re: Previa Electric door lock switch only unlocks

    Gah. I just realized in my haste I posted a photo of the window switch assembly. Duh.
    I think the lock switches just pop out. You could work a little flat blade screwdriver down and in from the...
  27. Re: Previa Electric door lock switch only unlocks

    Drivers side switch can't lock the doors or does nothing at all?
  28. Re: Previa Electric door lock switch only unlocks

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    (from my '91 parts bin)
    Clippy things fore and aft, so maybe slip a blade-ey thing in from the front or back to push in then lift? Switches in parallel ground one pin or another on either a...
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    Re: Lift support for Tailgate 84-89

    I've purchased Strongarm lift supports (on Amazon) from these folks for a friend's BMW and my Previa. They may have something compatible. https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com
  30. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    Camry - sorry, P0441, and I've got the EGR VSV in hand, having checked out the other stuff...
  31. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    Well >takes welding helmet off and holds over heart< they're gone, only the ongoing email distribution list left (and I'm not sure how anyone would even join it). As mentioned, I've got the files,...
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    Re: A Previa OEM Muffler Autopsy

    The only thing I could think of as a cause might be that small "drain" or pressure-equalization whozit or whatever it is just shy of the tailpipe exit. Perhaps as it becomes occluded, it allows some...
  33. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    Thought I'd mention that I've place it all in a Google Drive folder. Placed a link in the Yahoo group but don't want to put in in the forum here because it'd eventually show up in a Google search and...
  34. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    It looks like I have everything downloaded, although it'll take some doing to make it more digestable than it is.
    62046 messages, each downloaded as a "<message#>.json and a <message#>_raw.json (I...
  35. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    Currently downloading! Will obviously update later if it actually worked. Just like many Previa fixes, wound up being something "simple;" the name of the group in a command line had to be just...
  36. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    I have enough software exposure to often be able to blunder along enough to get things done with the help of the google, but I tried for a while with the Python script and was only able to get a...
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    Re: Brake hardware/pad support plates

    The placement of these support plates confuse me every time I do a brake job, and speaking of dumb, this is probably the reason THIS happened to me when I didn't install them correctly - my pad...
  38. Re: Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    I wouldn't count on gaining access at this point; it's been flaky at best - sometimes being laggy, not showing images, either putting up a post right away or 1-2 days later, things like that.

    I...
  39. Yahoo Previa Group Files available until 12/14/2019

    The Yahoo Previa group's files will be deleted on 12/14/19. Over the years, I've saved a lot of them that might be useful to my '92, and just went back to download some stuff I only had saved the...
  40. Replacement brake calipers from NAPA - (temporary?) quality issues

    I've replaced Previa calipers over the years with NAPA remanufactured units and recently had issues with some, so this is an FYI for something to watch out for. I was told at the counter there was...
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    A Previa OEM Muffler Autopsy

    I have an 1992 All-Trac whose non-whistling muffler was replaced with a Bosal in 2013 after 19 New England winters (2 winters not driven in a garage while head gasket, etc. got (eventually) fixed -...
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    Re: Seized calipers?

    Additional info:
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    What it can look like if you let your pads wear too thin and the piston over-extends:
    9517
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    Re: Strange false warnings

    The first thing to check with stuff like that is the battery - with a load tester, i.e. one that actually draws some current from the battery to see how it holds up. When an older lead-acid battery...
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    Re: Previa Yahoo Group refugees may be arriving

    We'll try to settle in downwind, so the white smoke from the failing head gaskets doesn't limit your visibility.

    All this fancy-shmancy website stuff; it's gonna take us awhile to adjust from what...
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    Previa Yahoo Group refugees may be arriving

    With the imminent demise of the Previa Yahoo Group, talk has turned to where to resettle, and FYI I have been touting this site as the preferred destination. So if you hear the virtual sound of...
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    Re: Seat heater, thermometer, scangage II

    Here's what I did for heated seats on my 1992 Previa (OBD1, so no scangauge option)
    Agree that "High" setting is only for initial warm up for a couple of minutes on a really cold day.
    (Previously...
  47. Previa (1992) Coolant and Heater Hose Replacement Part Numbers & Locations

    The attached document contains the official Toyota part numbers and locations for coolant & heating hoses based on the refresh of my '92's originals (which still look pretty good). It's not...
  48. Repairing Previa Harmonic Balancer Oil Sealing Surface

    Copied from a post I made to the Yahoo Previa Group. While looking to fix some oil leaks, I saw I had some scoring on the shaft of my harmonic balancer where the oil seal rides on it and used an SKF...
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    Re: MPG and Previas

    There's this, FWIW:
    http://blog.toyota.co.uk/history-of-the-toyota-previa
    [In 1993] Previa also underwent a subtle revision primarily focused on improving its aerodynamics. The launch version had...
  50. Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    I usually hang out in the Yahoo Previa group where last year a member got Addco to agree to do a run of now-discontinued Previa rear sway bars for the wholesale unit cost of $140 IF we could commit...
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