Toyota Previa Repair and Maintenance
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Toyota Previa ProblemsFailed Emissions Test Due to Blocked 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.
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
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.
Toyota Previa Questionscan I get a manual for dummies re: getting carbon out of a plugged egr system? (2 answers)
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...
Toyota Previa RecallsRecall 97V056000
Toyota is recalling 1991 Camry and Previa models because the failure of a specific electronic component in the radio may cause an electrical short circuit. If this happens, it may result in a passenger compartment fire. Dealers will repair the radio.