1992 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Toyota Previa

1992 Toyota Previa Problems

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning  the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.

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1992 Toyota Previa Questions

I just bought an manual trans AWD 92 Previa. When I'm waiting at a stoplight and I put it in neutral the car dies about a 3rd of the time. It doesn't feel like it's stalling, but as soon as I take my foot off the clutch it dies. I've been told this could be a symptom of the clu...

My 1992 Toyota Previa intermittently makes a noticeable clunk when shifting from Park or Neutral into Drive or Reverse. Generally the problem is more regular and more accute in colder conditions. The U-joints are good. I think that it is related to a sensor and not the internal workings of the...

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1992 Toyota Previa Reviews

The most reliable car. I have had very few repairs. At 125,000 miles so far. Practically like new. No rust. I hope to have this car for another 17 years. Both kids grew up with this car. We are all very attached to it. My daughter went from car seat to drivers seat in this van. Its a winner!

Bought my 92 Previa LE new. Drove it 200k in 19 years. It rusted badly around wheel wells, door sills, and rear window seal area, due to salty Chicago area roads. Everything else ran strong! Sold it for $2500 in '11 and bought a rust-free 94 Previa LE with 135k from North Carolina for $4000. I always use Mobile 1 Synthetic oil. I just love these roomy and high mpg vans from Toyota...nothing...

not for texas :)

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