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    Re: Best spare parts to grab from a U-Pull-it?

    IF you're really lucky, and it isn't a rustbucket, look for things that typically get badly corroded, like undercarriage braces & brackets, spare-tire holder parts, bumper mounts, small coolant/oil...
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    Re: led headlight conversions

    FWIW Here are the notes I have accumulated (but never acted upon, but consider I have fog lights I purchased in 2000 that are still sitting on the shelf :no:) . Not sure all references are properly...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    I've heard Scotty Kilmer talk about a chemical kit you can get to test for exhaust gas chemicals in the coolant, maybe that's worth doing. I started to get white smoke before things got bad and...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    See if there's a place you can park it significantly nose-up to run for a bit so air - if that's the problem - could migrate from the engine block to the front?
  5. Thread: cold start 97

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    Re: cold start 97

    Just ran across a note I made referencing a video on this topic and thought of this thread. It's 1990's Camry-related (which is what I used it for) but probably applies to the Previa as well. It...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?7023-Seat-heater-thermometer-scangage-II&p=41072#post41072

    In this thread, I put a "poster"-style photo and description of what to do for a DIY...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    I'll add some detail to John's post, since I remember reading stuff by folks who referred to things and thinking "whaaaat?"

    To properly drain everything, there's a block engine drain plug under...
  8. Thread: cold start 97

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    Re: cold start 97

    Sorry, ISC not ICS. Darn TLAs.
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    Re: cold start 97

    Well, the Idle control valve is normally part of the throttle body - or I guess you could call it an assembly - so maybe there are some semantics at play, since I agree with you the body itself is a...
  10. Thread: cold start 97

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    Re: cold start 97

    I was curious so saw what appears to be a lot of relevant posts, one even about a '97 with high idle.

    Google
    toyotavantech.com: previa idle speed control valve
  11. Thread: cold start 97

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    Re: cold start 97

    Here's what I think it might suggest - that you have two bad throttle bodies - there's an Idle Speed Control module attached to the throttle, controlled by the coolant temperature. Since the symptoms...
  12. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    ...and it only took me 2 years. Pretty much par for the course for anything I do that's Previa-related.:no:
  13. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    Previa Sway Bars are back in the world! :dance2:
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    I know at least one of the recipients is going to document his install on instagram.

    Absolute last chance (not entirely sure about whether...
  14. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    I only use facebook when absolutely necessary - My antisocial tendencies are as digital as my IRL ones. I have an account for when that's the only way to access something- no "friends," etc. There...
  15. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    Getting mine delivered tomorrow, with the rest about to ship from Addco. Any interest in photos of the kit? I won't be installing it until I get my windshield frame fixed (if...):bdmd:so no install...
  16. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    The sway bars have been fabricated and are about to be shipped! There are some unclaimed extras that Addco might be able to ship directly to you if you let me know ASAP so I can get shipping and tax...
  17. Thread: recarpeting

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    Re: recarpeting

    The inertial sensor is a "crash sensor," a metal box mounted to the floor underneath the floor convenience tray - or whatever it's called - located forward and between the front seats. In a crash,...
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    Re: Looking for front coil springs

    Maybe contact a company that specializes in springs, like https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/ and see if you an get any further insight/leads into what might work? (Especially if they have some...
  19. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    Update: bars are going into production next week (3/29)
  20. Thread: radiator

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    Re: radiator

    I'd check with NAPA if one's around and see what they might have. They'll probably know who they get it from so you could check out the manufacturer if need be. I know the local Toyota service guys...
  21. Thread: radiator

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    Re: radiator

    I replaced mine (for a '92 AT) in 2007 with a "Modine" radiator* from NAPA @ $249.

    I see a Denso DEN 2213132 listed on their website for $190; I would imagine that's good.
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  22. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    Mods at Toyotanation were fine with it (not a "group buy" & I'm not profiting), so offer is posted there as well.
  23. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    A correction to my initial post now that Addco reorganized their site a bit. The catalog listing the Previa rear bar is still there, just in a different subdirectory than before:

    On the Addco.net...
  24. Re: Gauging interest in special run of Addco rear sway bar for Previas

    I have an account at TN & was thinking of posting, but there are so many warnings about hawking stuff, I may contact the admins to not run afoul of any prohibitions against "group buys," or being a...
  25. Addco rear sway bar for Previa - special order avail to ship arround 3/25/21

    So, it's happening, I have an ETA from Addco that a limited number of sway bars will be available around 3/25/21. If you're interested let me know and I can have yours shipped directly from Addco....
  26. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT-IS-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for Previas

    See if you can figure out what it's connected to (and better still, what it actually does). Either way, go to a Toyota dealer parts desk with the part number and photo. My suspicion would be that...
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    Re: Seat heater, thermometer, scangage II

    I know folks periodically get flummoxed trying to get the head rests off the captain's chairs, and I just ran across a pic I took of a "skeletonized" chair so thought I'd add it here to show exactly...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  46. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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)...
  50. 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 &...
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