1992 Toyota Previa Q&A
1992 Toyota Previa Question: Timing Chain
I have a 1992 Previa (which I bought new!) and am not sure if I should be concerned about the timing chain. I have regular oil changes but don't know if I should have it maintained somehow? It has 249,000 miles. - Visitor
Frequent oil changes will certainly add to the life of the chain. The valves are shim adjusted and need periodic check/adjustment. With the valve cover off the timing chain and guides can be inspected but they are not troublesome or a failure item. - patrick mannion
We have (had) a 1996 Previa LE Supercharged AWD. The timing chain slipped and broke after 285,000 miles. We drove it gently from 166,000 miles using synthetic oil - I am a mechanic and performed my own repairs. We owned it from 2005 and only needed about $1000 in parts (inc. tires) during our ownership (purchased for $4,000). - Synectic
...nd and 3rd. Clutch? But if so why only in 2nd and 3rd? $1,000? 3. I’m guessing it needs a timing chain since we’ve owned it for 90,000 miles. $700? Given that the above approaches $2,000 maybe it’...
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