1996 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Toyota Previa Problems

Failed Emissions Test Due to Blocked 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.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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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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