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looking to buy and seller says timing belt broken, but I thought it was a chain.
can a timing chain break. is it a zero clearance engine?

My toyota previa is not engagging gears if you turn the key on the engine will start but if you try to put it on gear Drive evn Reverse the gears are not engagging so l just want to know what could be the problem.thank you

Tried to tern heating on but dose not work and how would I fix this problem

Gage show fast high temperature, but not over head motor

Plastic covers ruined by desert sun. Bought new lights, need advicce on how to replace the whole headlight unit

Will a supercharged intercooled Toyota Previa maintain 6 PSI @ 12,000 feet? How much will it loose on my next trip to Aspen, Colorado @ 12,000 feet? Are their any cheap tweeks to maintain 6 PSI ? Respectfully Submitted, Rex McGuire

my egine light went on last night will on my way home from work, car had all it power no funny noises, only this morning I start engine just swing but does not start any help on were to check

There is an intake leak how do I find it?

Replacing a cat converter on this van! The Aftermarket item I am looking at says OBDII compatible...will this cat converter still work with the Old OBDI diag SYSTEM?? The O2 sensors are the interface with the OBDI diag SYSTEM sooo it shouldn't make any difference to the Actual Hardware...same size and shape from the PHOTO? I'm an Oregon resident so the EMMISION TESTING is no long a problem... the just want the part to work?? Any experience with this issue would be appreciated!

We have added new coolant also.

I start it and it turns over then chugs and shakes and stalls 2nd try I.can get it into.gear then it stalls out as soon as I touch the gas. By the 4-5 time I can get it to drive but by slowly pressing on the gas. As it chugs then it just fixes itself after driving for 30 seconds. After that it's 100 percent good and idles fine. Please help, thank you.

The van only has 122,000 miles and is in mint shape, literally. Just so you know that I know, the next comment is not referring to the hazard lights. my van won't start, the small marker lights at all four corners of the vans lighting system is flashing along with a relay clicking sound in the cab that matches each pulse of the lights. The vans starter motor will not turn over, battery appears OK, lights and radio work, not even a clicking sound when the ignition switch is turned on. When the hazard lights are turned on, the clicking sound is added to the relay sound and the main running lights are engaged. So I end up with marker and mains pulsing at different intervals and no starting van.

It only started to do this recently. I changed the starter a few years ago when it did it once then but in the last 2 weeks it's done it 3 or 4 times. Once again, if I try to start it 10 to 15 minutes or so after I turn it off and after a long drive it won't start. But if I wait an hour or more, it will start. An authorized Toyota service dept. can't seem to figure out what's wrong with it.

also the ob light is blinking on/off. one of the 2 fault codes says" Shift Solenoid E", Question are those solenoids or sensors located inside the transmission?. Transmission is operating normal don't feel anything wrong with it... Thanks. Rene.

Auto repair company says I need to replace mounts with shocks. Are they the same as the front strut mounts because that is all I can find online?

I have no spark. I don't believe its the ignitor. I checked the d6 and d12 pins on the ecu/ecm. 1.8 ohms.]

thank you

check engine light is on, one diagnosis said the egr needs to be cleaned out. How difficult is this, can an amateur do this>?

219,000 miles. Also is the radio antenna connected to front windshield? Husband messed with seal around windsheld near antenna or rather drivers side. Ever since he did this my radio has static on every station.

I've had a coolant leak issue for the past year. First they replaced the cap. Then they replaced the heater control valve. Recently, the temps dropped below freezing and I noticed a puddle of coolant under front mid/passenger side of my car.This is where the puddles always appear. I checked the expansion tank and it was full. Took my 1992 Previa in and they did pressure tests and couldn't find any leaks.The radiator was full. They checked the water pump and thermostat and all showed no indication of leaks. They sent me on my way and it didn't leak for 3 nights. The next day the temp dropped again and there was a large puddle under my car again. I checked the expansion tank and it was empty this time. I filled it and took it back in. The radiator was low but again they could not find or reproduce the leak. I had an oil change while I was there. They sent me on my way. The engine now knocks and shakes at stops and when reversing. It eventual stopped after about 10 miles. I went to work and the heater was running hot. I left work about 7 hours later and half the car ride home (about 15 minutes) was fine but then the heater started blowing cold air and the knocking returned. Checked my car this morning and sure enough the reservoir was empty again. I took the car to a different mechanic and they too could not find any leaks. Anyone have an idea of what could be causing this issue. I'm at my wits end.

And sometimes in D it lags and surges. Or if I'm cruising at around 45-55 and let my foot off the pedal it seems to I'm slightly braking. This all began after I was having starter issues, which I've seemed to have fixed. Although the starter seems to stick a little still. My mechanic replaced the TPS but that didn't do much. At 195k it's never really had a problem....but I will say for the past year or so if I punch it it definitely bucks around. Seems I need to ease into high speeds often. Thoughts?

The door will not open and I want to open it so I can put gas in the tank but I don't want to damage the door.