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  1. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT-IS-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for Previas

    I'm not 100% certain but I think that is the wire which goes to the oil pressure switch which illuminates the oil pressure light (oil can symbol) on the dashboard.
    Does your oil pressure light come...
  2. Re: How concerned should I be about the radiator cracking (pic included)

    If your thermostat has more than 100K on it, or if you don't know, change it at this time, too. Get genuine Toyota - it's a cheap part and a very easy job. Hardest thing is finding the engine drain...
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    Re: Power steering reservoir clean flush

    I was waiting for a while and a lot of driving to be sure I was reporting accurately here.

    Before I did the above procedure my Previa had the original power steering fluid from 1991 and with over...
  4. Re: Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    Another update.
    15000+ miles later and this is the situation... every couple of months or so the CEL will come on, but almost always goes off again by itself shortly thereafter, or on the next...
  5. Re: Alltrac - driveshaft failure at the u joint - running in FWD

    Unfortunately cgregs32 has not completed his thread, so I'll do it for him. I happen to know that the replacement front shaft he bought from me and installed about a month ago was working fine right...
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    Re: Previa heating system troubles

    Your warm-not-hot issue might be a malfunctioning air mix damper. Mine is the opposite... it blows warm when the dashboard setting is on cold.
    Edit. Just realized the hot/cold valve under the hood...
  7. Re: Alltrac - driveshaft failure at the u joint - running in FWD

    How did my old drive shaft work out for you?
  8. Re: How to wire up LEDs to door jamb switch for courtesy lights (polarity issue?)

    It would have been nice if GreenLantern had explained what he did to fix the lighting after initially asking for help. A solution which was informative to others would have been a simple addition by...
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    Re: Valve shim adjustment tool.

    I should have added this info when I originally posted.
    Exhaust spec is .010" - .014". Assuming the factory had it in the middle to begin with, it is reasonable to extrapolate that my exhaust valve...
  10. Re: Alltrac - driveshaft failure at the u joint - running in FWD

    Ha, I'm in SLC too. Update your profile. You can buy mine for scrap yard price to get you on the road again with AWD for the rest of the Winter (not much of one yet, eh?). I doubt I'll ever turn...
  11. Re: Valve clearance - how much out of spec is actually bad?

    This is just for anyone reading this old thread wondering whether they should check their valve clearances.
    As this thread show, having the correct clearances has a significant effect on the running...
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    Fuel Pump Filter and In Line Fuel Filter

    There seemed to be no thread on the Previa forum dedicated to these parts so I thought I'd start one.
    My '91 has never had any fuel system maintenance so I was thinking of doing something about...
  13. Re: where do i find the flash light flasher on a 93 previa???

    just in case you haven't put it back together yet, DO NOT replace the two screws holding the radio from underneath. It clicks in place nice and solidly without them. This allows all subsequent upper...
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    Power steering reservoir clean flush

    This Van thread inspired me to spruce up the power steering system on my Previa...
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    Re: When did your original Previa starter fail?

    This thread has some useful info, too.

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?5299-1992-Previa-Starting-and-Electrical-Problem&p=31117#post31117

    If it is the starter itself which is...
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    Re: Previa Dashboard Lights Bulbs

    After 27 years and 245,000 miles I finally lost the fuel gauge illumination bulb. Being an incandescent kind of guy I replaced with an old school stock bulb.

    Using Timsrv's dash disassemble thread...
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Put these two sites in your favorites. There's a lot of information, esp on tiresize.com, with visualization too, including offset. They even helped me figure things out (!), and there are several...
  18. Re: Alltrac - driveshaft failure at the u joint - running in FWD

    cgregs and I have corresponded a little over this. I wanted to summarize here.

    His van is running RWD (front shaft is removed)
    I recommended locking the transfer as a method of protecting it...
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    Re: Van squealing when to many accessories on

    Very likely to be the drive belt. Probably the most common squealing noise you'll hear from a vehicle is slipping drive belts, and it is often load/fan speed dependent. When you turn the steering...
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    Re: Bad viscous coupler, disconnecting front shaft

    This is definitely the way to do it - removing the front shaft AND locking the transfer - rather than merely taking a drive shaft off and hoping the transfer behaves the way you want it to.
    ...
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    Re: manual previa shifting issue

    It has been 30,000 miles since I put the 10W30 engine oil in my transmission to address the 2nd gear grinding issue I had. I was very happy with the results - the problem basically went away except...
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    Re: Transfer case 5 mm ball bearing

    The ball bearing is probably the one which should sit inside a hole in the shift fork and interfaces with two detents on the shift shaft. I just looked inside my spare transfer case just now. If it...
  23. Re: Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    2500 miles later and everything is still fine.

    Here is some further information....
    It seems like vacuum modulators of this type were phased out of Toyota vehicles in the early 2000s. Camrys are...
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    Disable door open warning bell

    Do you like to listen to radio/tapes/cds/mp3s when you're camping? With the doors open so you can hear the music from your deck chair? Hate that annoying bell? Do this.

    The bell is only active on...
  25. Re: Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    This is an FYI mainly to give you guys a good laugh, but the modulator looks like it can be repaired...

    Sure enough, my "good" scrap yard modulator developed 2 tears in the diaphragm. I fixed it...
  26. Re: Largest 'all-terrain' tire size on a stock Previa AWD without modifications

    Some photos of two different tires mounted on the stock front wheels of my 91. The stock offset, BTW, is +50mm.

    Left front is 205/75r15 (pretty worn down tread on the edges). Right front is...
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    Re: Random 92 Awd stalling issue ..

    [QUOTE=Tjsprevia;32850]Easier said then done for sure .. for me ..

    took it it to the Toyota dealer and they said my van was too old to work on because it had and obi 1 and not a OBI2


    This...
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    Re: Noise from...the transfer case?

    Check the drive shaft joints too.
    If you determine it is the TC and replacing oil does not fix it, don't put too much faith in the vehicle getting you where you want to go. You might be lucky for a...
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    Re: Disabling AWD on 95 AllTrac

    If you want a real solution this is what you have to do. You have to do BOTH the following, otherwise your vehicle will get effed.

    1. Lock the transfer per the manual. This bypasses the viscous...
  30. Re: Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    Some observations.
    It is interesting that the design hinges around vacuum supplied to the EGR valve via the P port... that orifice joining P to Q is only about .015" in diameter!
    Since the only...
  31. Vacuum Modulator, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Previa

    The Vacuum Modulator on my 91 has really been giving me fits, so I decided to cut an old bad one apart and try to determine why it failed.

    This is what your vacuum modulator looks like...
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    Re: Need help with VSV for 1994 LE model

    There are several on-line Toyota parts houses which are great resources for looking up parts, availability and model interchange. This is the one I like best - the link below is the starting point...
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    Re: Preventing HG Failure..

    Replace the coolant and the thermostat right away. Previa thermostats can fail closed (happened to my very neglected one). Toyota thermostats are actually cheap and replacing it is one of the simpler...
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    Re: i have the all time sliding door cure for you

    I know what you mean about metal on metal - preferable to have the roller wear out than the body - but I did this mod today anyway. A couple of slight differences to note...

    i) instead of the...
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    Playing MP3s using your original Previa radio.

    My 91 just had the radio and tape player, no CD unit. I finally got tired of pirating tapes to play and have rigged it up to accept the tunes on my iphone. This is a $10 job.

    On the back of the...
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    Previa Dashboard Lights Bulbs

    TVT appears to have a bunch of threads on dash bulb stuff for the Vanwagon, but only a few for the Previa, and those are somewhat specific so I thought I would start another one. Forgive me if...
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    Re: 1992 Previa Starting and Electrical Problem

    OK, after I got the terminal nut cut off and starter removed this is what the main terminal contact looked like inside...

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    A close up....

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    The contact patch of mine was...
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    Re: 1992 Previa Starting and Electrical Problem

    This is a short thread so I thought I might piggy back a question on here...I have starting problems which I am attributing to the starter so went to take it off the vehicle this morning. Did not get...
  39. Thread: Code PO401

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    Re: Code PO401

    If you're having recurring EGR codes after replacing components check for air flow through the steel spider pipes which connect the modulator with the other parts of the system. Two of those pipes...
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    Re: EGR code fix revisited, shortened version

    OK, this is another post (hopefully last) in this thread which I seem to have hijacked!
    So, code eventually came back after cleaning out the clogged/rusted pipe pictured in the previous post so it...
  41. Thread: MPG and Previas

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    Re: MPG and Previas'

    Fuel consumption on my '91 is pretty much identical to batook's (post #18). It seems like there's got to be something not quite right if a tank only gets barely past 200 miles.
    Just supplying...
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    Re: Previa hot idle irregular

    When the old ISCV came out of the van it looked identical, felt identical and resistance-tested identical to the one from the scrap yard. When I installed the scrap yard one, however, it worked....
  43. Thread: Viscous coupler?

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    Re: Viscous coupler?

    I have not replaced the viscous coupling alone, but have replaced the entire transfer case twice. After that I converted it to 2 wheel drive by locking the transfer and removing the front drive...
  44. Re: How does the cabin heat control work in Previa? Hot air even when lever on blue e

    Just checked mine. When the cabin lever is at the Cold position the lever under the hood is at about the 10 o'clock position. When the cabin lever is Hot the lever under the hood is at about 8...
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    Re: Previa hot idle irregular

    Since the 3c accelerator pedal shimming fix only lasted a few months before the symptoms returned I'm getting ready to look at the Idle Speed Control valve (as Toyota calls it) as suggested above....
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    Re: Attention 1991 Previa Owners

    If I recall, haha, there was also a radio-catching-fire recall.
    When I had my wipers done, the dum fu.. didn't put the arm back on correctly and shortly afterwards the splines stripped. Unless you...
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    Re: EGR code fix revisited, shortened version

    Here are some pics of the throttle body of my 91 from the EGR port cleaning project... Yuk, that clod in the lower right side of the intake manifold is a big ol carbon plug in the EGR passage...
  48. Thread: Seized calipers?

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    Re: Seized calipers?

    This is worth a try for a sticking piston for anyone interested in a cheap, quick and easy no-harm-done type of thing....

    Both front brakes have seized on my van within the last 3 years. If it is...
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    Replace your previa thermostat

    My thermostat stopped working the other day. Stuck closed so the van overheated. When I got the new one it became obvious that the old one was a little different!

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    The c-clip holding the...
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    Re: 4runner upper ball joint conversion?

    Tim - I fixed your previous post for ya.
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