1997 Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Toyota Previa Problems

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Coolant Temperature Sensor

At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.

Check Engine Light With Code P0170

Occasionally, the mass air flow sensor can go lean and set a code P0170 for fuel system lean. This in not an oxygen sensor problem. If there are no vacuum leaks, the mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. Our technicians remind us to use a factory part because the aftermarket rebuilds are very inconsistent.

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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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