Is a toyota pickup and toyota previa have the same door cylinder locks
1991 Toyota Previa

Is a toyota pickup and Toyota previa have the same door cylinder locks

(1991 Toyota Previa)
The locks on my 1991 previa are frozen up, have used penetrating oil and brake cleaner both. Can get them to move but not smoothly. Would probably brake a key. Can't find any cylinder locks on line but can find 90's Toyota pickup truck cylinder locks that look to be the same. Will they interchange?
Tags: toyota, previa
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Popular Answer
on July 07, 2019

Google search reveals several door lock cylinders for 1991 Toyota Previn - looks like eBay has quite a few..

I have no ides if pickup parts are interchangeable..

Keep in mind a different key will also be required - perhaps removal of door trim panels so the mechanism can be inspected / manipulated and more throughly lubricated is in order - trim panel removal is inevitable anyway.
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on July 08, 2019

Inserting the red straw from a can of WD-40 into key slot and liberally spraying lock cylinders will help.

Also lowering the window glass and aiming spray at lock mechanism and liberally spraying works well - spray needs to be concentrated on the lock mechanism between door and outer side of glass..

Exercise lock mechanism manually using inside lock button.

Lastly - don’t forget about your local auto repair facility - old school / experienced mechanic can work wonders - IF any are still around that is .. Younger generation only knows how to replace parts!

Good luck!
on July 08, 2019
I have taken them out and sprayed them down. Scrub with a brush, this van has set for awhile. The local key shop won't $40 a lock to repair them. If I can replace for $15 each on ebay that's the way ill go. That's why I asked if the 90's Toyota pickup lock would work. Think I'll just order one and see if it will work.
on July 08, 2019

I’ve had bunches of similar problems at the shop over the years - always been able to revive the lock cylinders - a worn key will certainly make this problem more pronounced - and that same key may work just fine in the ignition lock - it is worn too - - however the door locks on the other hand don’t get used as much - a newly cut key can be most useful in these situations as it matches up with the lock tumblers much better than a worn key - just seems sorta odd ALL door locks are seized - the key,, may very well ‘be’ the KEY here!

In any event - good luck with it!

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on July 07, 2019

Google search reveals several door lock cylinders for 1991 Toyota Previn - looks like eBay has quite a few..

I have no ides if pickup parts are interchangeable..

Keep in mind a different key will also be required - perhaps removal of door trim panels so the mechanism can be inspected / manipulated and more throughly lubricated is in order - trim panel removal is inevitable anyway.
Sign in to reply
on July 08, 2019

Inserting the red straw from a can of WD-40 into key slot and liberally spraying lock cylinders will help.

Also lowering the window glass and aiming spray at lock mechanism and liberally spraying works well - spray needs to be concentrated on the lock mechanism between door and outer side of glass..

Exercise lock mechanism manually using inside lock button.

Lastly - don’t forget about your local auto repair facility - old school / experienced mechanic can work wonders - IF any are still around that is .. Younger generation only knows how to replace parts!

Good luck!
on July 08, 2019
I have taken them out and sprayed them down. Scrub with a brush, this van has set for awhile. The local key shop won't $40 a lock to repair them. If I can replace for $15 each on ebay that's the way ill go. That's why I asked if the 90's Toyota pickup lock would work. Think I'll just order one and see if it will work.
on July 08, 2019

I’ve had bunches of similar problems at the shop over the years - always been able to revive the lock cylinders - a worn key will certainly make this problem more pronounced - and that same key may work just fine in the ignition lock - it is worn too - - however the door locks on the other hand don’t get used as much - a newly cut key can be most useful in these situations as it matches up with the lock tumblers much better than a worn key - just seems sorta odd ALL door locks are seized - the key,, may very well ‘be’ the KEY here!

In any event - good luck with it!

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