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.
Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter on Toyota Previa
Average mileage: 177,937 (135,000–220,000)
13 people reported this problem
1993 Toyota Previa 220,000 mi, Visitor
Starting when this vehicle was 3 years old, it periodically will not start - no sound, no turn over of any sort. This never occurs with a cold start. Tends to occur when vehicle is warm and/or after it has been parked on a hot day. Impossible to re-create at a shop. Replacing part #8591030050, a RELAY ASSY, CIRCUIT seemed to help for a few years. Generally after the vehicle has sat for 1 - 3 hours it will start normally.
if your starter wont turn over just lightly knock your starter body to loosen the solenoid. then try to start your van.make sure you have good battery too.
1993 Toyota Previa 185,689 mi, Visitor
My toyota previa no started motor starter gooda alternator good battery good close and open door well
1995 Toyota Previa 135,000 mi, Visitor
starts then won't . Starts then won't .
1993 Toyota Previa 170,000 mi, Visitor
Occasionally van won't start - engine won't turn over - no sound, etc. Then after about half an hour it will consistently start. This has only occurred while driving in the mountains on about 100 mile trips and once on a 25 minute highway drive. The last time, tapping the starter made it work (apparent cause). I am going to take out the starter and have it tested (I have a remanufactured one, with the cold climate option, waiting for me at the parts store. Seems the same situation as amentioned in a previous post.