1996 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota Previa

1996 Toyota Previa Problems

Loss of Power on Highway Due to Internally Leaking Fuel Pulsation Dampener

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

Crankshaft Pulley Bolt May Come Loose

Some engines have had the problem of the crankshaft pulley bolt coming loose. This will make a rattling noise as the engine idles. Our technicians tell us that the pulley bolt should have a thread locker applied and then retorqued.

Air Flow Sensor May Fail at Higher Mileages

At higher mileages (125,000+) the mass air flow sensor may cause the vehicle to idle rough, run rich and even stall. It is recommended to replace the mass air flow sensor with a factory unit because the aftermarket units have very mixed results.

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1996 Toyota Previa Questions

What do my back brakes not work? (2 answers)

When bleeding, there is pressure at the "rear level sensor" bleeding valve, but no air or fluid comes out of the rear brake bleeder valves. Rear brakes aren't working ar all....except for the emergency break.

when I push the gas from a complete stop why does the engine hesitate? (1 answer)

when the engine hesitates I have to let off the gas peddle and then I have to barlly push it then the van will get up and go and any rmp it just seems to be at idle not sure why, does any one have some advice, also Havent done a tune up in 2 yrs

how to stop the vibration (rattle) on my front drive shaft. (2 answers)

the rubber flexable couplins have been replaced.

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