1993 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Toyota Previa

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1993 Toyota Previa Problems

Engine Problems Due to Pickup/Iginition Coil Failure Inside Distributor

The ignition coil inside the distributor can fail. There will be a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coil inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressor inside the distributor, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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.

Loss of Power at Freeway Speeds

A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.

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1993 Toyota Previa Questions

My 93 Previa is idling (really) high in P and N. And running poorly in general. (1 answer)

And sometimes in D it lags and surges. Or if I'm cruising at around 45-55 and let my foot off the pedal it seems to drag......like I'm slightly braking. This all began after I was having starter issues, which I've seemed to have fixed. Although the starter seems to stick a little s...

i need to replace the motor in my 1993 Previa, is a 1995 compatibly? (1 answer)

van sound funny after i replace my starter, it has been sitting for 2 weeks (1 answer)

it's been sitting in same spot for about 2 weeks, makes a weird sound when i start it, white smoke coming from muffler, had a hard time starting it at first, now start right away, its kinda cold, sometimes it get super cold a night(weather)

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1993 Toyota Previa Reviews

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I have a 1993 Previa with 190,000 miles and still going strong. One of the last rear wheel drive minivans on the road. Very durable and outlast its contemporaries on the road. My two boys grew up with it and they are now driving it too. Great car!
I have two of these, my son has one. Best car on the road!!

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