1997 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Previa

1997 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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1997 Toyota Previa Questions

I am wondering what to do with my Limited slip differential? (3 answers)

Over a year ago i replaced the oil in it. I used an oil which should be for LSD. But shortly after the change I have been hearing clunking noises and the LSD works as an open diff. The car: European Toyota Hiace 97" (I believe it maybe called a Granvia in the US) I beleive the LSD is of the ...

how do i change spark plugs 97 previa many thanks john (1 answer)

been told number 3 has got a misfire what is firing order thanks john

why the car not starting but turning over? (1 answer)

fuel pressure ok, battery new,change spark plug wire and spark plugs and checked crank sensor.Tried to start the engine no fire and flooded the engine.

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1997 Toyota Previa Recalls

Recall 97V056000
DUE TO A CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE OIL SEPARATOR PLATE AND THE DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING OF THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL UNIT, OIL LEAKAGE AT THE AIR BREATHER PLUG CAN OCCUR, WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY ABOVE 75 MILES PER HOUR.

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