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    Re: ignition delay

    Good. Silent Cal strikes again.
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    Re: ignition delay

    Ow. That hurts - heck of a way to maintain a Previa. So what would you do if you had to replace or rebuild the starter?
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    Re: ignition delay

    Then you can narrow it down to the starter. (Dan is right: If we think about the circuit, what else besides mechanical friction in the solenoid plunger could produce a delay? [OK, there is the odd...
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    Re: ignition delay

    Can't argue with that -- which is why this is one of those cases where I defer to Calvin Coolidge: Don't cross problems before you come to them; they may evaporate first. And if not, you will have...
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    Re: Front Drivers Seat Clip

    It's good that you asked - gives me a chance to correct what I said earlier about it being a couple years ago, which turned out to be another example of my faulty memory. I found the pictures I took...
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    Re: Front Drivers Seat Clip

    Picture? i don't know how your 95 may differ from my 91, but when I installed seat heaters (a couple years ago) I also swapped driver's seat with captain's seat behind it, and I don't recall a...
  7. Re: Where is the best place to buy the best quality SAD coupling kit ??

    Sorry, I have not had to address that detail yet: my van is at 313K, but the couplers have less than 100K. (I've only had to replace them once so far. Rubber lasts longer here (though steel does...
  8. Re: Where is the best place to buy the best quality SAD coupling kit ??

    First, there is this link to Zen Previa, in which he quotes a post from the Yahoo Previa group about adapting to a 91:
    [I suspect that date is wrong, but it's no longer possible to search the group...
  9. Re: Where is the best place to buy the best quality SAD coupling kit ??

    Can you still get any couplings (91-94 or 94-97) from Toyota? If so, you might be able to get all of the bits needed to convert to the later shaft.

    OTOH, the late Yahoo Previa group seemed to...
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    Re: Roof rack rails question

    Dan, once again you are way ahead of me, and I could not find a translation. :wnk: Help for the acronymically challenged?
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    Re: Roof rack rails question

    How are your 400W delivered? - 30A @ 12V? If so, do you ever get 30A?
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    Re: Oil prime after engine rebuild

    In the FSM, rebuild is covered in the Cylinder Block file (attached) of the Engine Mechanical section. Priming is not required, but of course all assembly steps note use of engine oil on threads and...
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    Re: EGR Cleaning Question

    It has been years since I did that job and my memory is not the greatest, but I recall deciding that I could not pull that tube without dropping the engine, which I did not want to do for just that....
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    Re: Headlight Help Needed

    You are now in Texas? - you could hardly be better placed to find a salvage Previa. (Houston is where I found body parts (from a 96) for my 91.)
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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    It can't hurt (though I've had mine out a few times and never needed that). You can use the bolt at the front end of the shaft, or just put a strap wrench around the SADS and turn it a little.
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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    As they are independent jobs, let's come back to the distributor after you get the starter fixed. Does the attached section from a 91 FSM help?
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    Re: valve cover torque

    and 43 in-lb for the ignition cord support bolt, and 48 in-lb for the #2 (outer) cover. [p.EM-11 of the 91 FSM]
    Just a nut driver is all that is needed. That lets you feel the torque-up, without...
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    Re: Disable door open warning bell

    :wnk:
    Jonny, thanks for the update. If you don't mind losing your seatbelt nanny (I don't), you can just pull the plug on that relay.
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    Dan, that is such a good point, I wish I had thought of it (having done exactly that):
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    You still need to clean them up and refinish, but at least you may find sound metal to work with....
  20. Re: Best spare parts to grab from a U-Pull-it?

    Nice list, Jonny, but I wondered about two items:
    Because (as you said) it takes serious work to get out the fan switch, and because it is such a candidate for replacement (electrically...
  21. Re: Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    Great thread, Jonny -- and especially valuable now for all of us. Thanks!
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    Indeed you were. After seeing a Previa in a Pittsburgh yard near me vanish in less than a month last year, I had thought they would be practically unicorns by now. May I ask where you found this?...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    props to you for figuring out how to unhook all of those cables to take the whole control panel out... there's not a lot of room there, and I didn't bother trying because putting it back in would...
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    Re: Wiper Blade Replacement 1991 Previa

    Just to be clear we're on the same page: you mean 94-97 wiper arms/blades? (No 98-99 Previa in North America, right?)


    Are you still talking about blade-mounted (in the 91-97 Previa fashion)...
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    Re: front blower mystery-resistor bypass?

    Jonny, I checked out the thread you linked, and have to say how impressed I am with your post #7. I went a different way, disconnecting all of the lever cables so that i could pull the HVAC control...
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    Re: seat cushion transplant

    You mean swap seats? After considering swapping the two front seats (because each wears more on the outer edge), I realized that only the driver seat needed attention, and the best candidate for that...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    The point of pulling the upper radiator hose is to try to assure that, as you fill, any air in the system is in that open part, and so will just bubble up into the reservoir when you connect it....
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    Most likely it's OK. You began this thread by observing that heat was not reliable, so "obviously there's air in the line." So you observed that air in the system will form a pocket in the heater...
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    Re: Overheating & gurgling behind dash

    Mine is a 91, so I'm hazy on the different S/C cooling system, but have two questions based on N/A experience:


    When you flushed it, did you pull the thermostat and the block plug?
    How much...
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    Re: location of factory stereo amplifier

    Ah! - OK, as I don't know how much of the 93 is disassembled, let me at least describe the situation for the 91 LE, as I understand it. [BTW: If nothing else, your follow-up gives a chance to...
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    Re: location of factory stereo amplifier

    Is it not there, behind/below the glove box, as noted earlier in the thread for the 91? If no amp, aren't there at least the three connectors (two from the head unit, one out to speakers)?
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    Re: recarpeting

    Finally you got to a question I can answer :wnk:: The only reasons I can think of why carpets might be different are:

    color;
    holes for seats (only for middle row AFAIK) and plumbing lines (for...
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    Re: EGR vacuum lines

    It's what I would do -- Autozone or other parts store, or even hardware or building supplies store. ToyoDIY.com recommends marking the replacement hose with the part numbers on original hose:

    I'm...
  34. Re: resistance between knock sensor harness and ground

    Silverbox, my Previa, like yours is 91, and I did not know that the knock sensor (mine is 89615-12020, like yours) changed for later years. Still I would not expect that to be relevant to your...
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    Re: Sticky Oil Level Sensor, Best Fixes

    To each his own, Jonny. I kinda like Rocketman's basic approach of using as much of the protection system as practicable -- but insert yourself into the control loop, in place of the ECU, to avoid...
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    Re: Sticky Oil Level Sensor, Best Fixes

    Jonny, what you said to rocketman, I say of your post:



    Most of all, by bumping this topic, you brought a great thread to the attention of this forum, adding a lot of good info on the sensor...
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    Re: How to disassemble the dash on a Previa

    If I understand what you mean by "dummy lights", those two light bulbs in the HVAC panel can be replaced fairly easily, as you say. (As Jonny says, as long as you leave out those two 8mm-head screws...
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    Re: Help Please - 93 Previa SADS fit

    Couplers are still good -- but then I got over 240K on the OE couplers. One thing I've learned about longevity: Metal may go fast in the rust belt (where I am), but rubber goes fast in the sun belt...
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    Re: Help Please - 93 Previa SADS fit

    Sorry that I can't offer personal experience (still running on ABCmarts couplers for 60K miles), but people in Yahoo's Previa forum reported good life and performance from BMW couplers, such as p/n...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    Yes. Sorry to be late to this thread, but I can confirm that. I have replaced starter contacts twice in our 91 Previa, once in an 89 Camry that we no longer have. It's a cheap fix (~$10 from local...
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    Re: How to disassemble the dash on a Previa

    Jonny, I just came back to this thread to report to Tim that I had pulled the HVAC panel (probably not the way he did it, but I could not figure out any other way), and saw that you had posted since...
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    Re: Removing the Previa HVAC panel

    The solution involved making a tool to release the cables from their keepers; without the tool, I could not have done it. To make the tool took a couple of trials, each with many adjustment...
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    Re: How to disassemble the dash on a Previa

    Hi Tim,

    I realize it's five or six years since you posted these pics in this thread, which seems to have been five or six years after you actually did the job, but could you help with a basic...
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    Removing the Previa HVAC panel

    I am trying to remove the HVAC panel, and am finding the cable clips extremely tricky to negotiate. In well over an hour of effort, I have managed to disengage one of the three cables below the HVAC...
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