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1997 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 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.

The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.

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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1997 Toyota Previa Questions

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 ...

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

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

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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