1991 Toyota Previa - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


The shaft has excessive clearance inside the distributor. Replace the distributor with a known good one or pick up a new one.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 06, 2018 | 395 views


I have done this with the help of my Chilton's manual. I would get one if I were you, then just follow the instructions. Cost around $20 at auto parts stores.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017 | 90 views


I would first try putting a small amount of starter fluid in the air cleaner when it refuses to start. If it starts then, it is likely low fuel pump pressure which can be caused by a clogged fuel filter, bad fuel pump, or a poor wiring connection to the pump.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017 | 62 views


Use a reverse drill bit designed to remove broken shafts.
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1991 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017 | 37 views


Most likely a vacuum leak, but please read thru my tips at the link below.
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017 | 111 views


if you have taken off the belts and there is no sound check the bearings on the pulleys wiggle the bearings and spin them any sounds come from them they need replacing. replacing oil help with the problem but a bearing could be damaged .

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017 | 135 views


trace back from the spark plugs and you will end up at the distributor cap.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 25, 2016 | 40 views


Should be listed in the owners manual, if not hook a amp meter to the fuse terminals, switch on all accessories and note the draw ,then fit the next highest fuse. Example 10 amp draw fit 15 amp fuse.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 03, 2016 | 42 views


replace whit a new one

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015 | 30 views


open hood

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015 | 301 views


This is a total judgement call that only you can make; it all depends on your circumstances and the real damage to the vehicle. From my experiences, if you are not capable and willing to do do almost all of the work yourself, you should quit while you are ahead and move on. Things like wheel alignment, should be done by a pro with the right equipment.
Questions you need to ask yourself:
1. What is the vehicle worth now v.s. what is it worth repaired. This is actual resale value that if you have a salvage title won't be an easy sell. (write down some realistic numbers for comparison and leave out emotional attachment)
2. What is the vehicle worth to you; assuming you will actually drive it another 100K to 200K miles to the point where it won't have more than scrap value when you are done with it.
3. Do you have a place to work on the vehicle; the street doesn't count here?
4. Do you live near self service junk yards? You can learn a lot about how not to take things apart and a lot about how your vehicle is put together at these places as well as get in on bargain days when they reduce prices. Be careful of the shady people that sometimes lurk around these places and call themselves mechanics that offer to help you for a price. Here is a link that shows a bit about these places:
Down On The Junkyard The Truth About Cars
5. If self service junkyards are not available to you, check the standard junkyards and get some quotes from several yards. If they send off to another yard for parts, there will usually be a much higher price than if they pull it off one they have on their lot. A number of these yards are rip off artists; be careful of leaving a deposit that isn't 100% refundable if you are not satisfied.
6. How much are you going to spend on new parts. Things like brakes and universal joints are not worth trying to get from the junk yard. Rock Auto is your friend here.
RockAuto Parts Catalog
7. How much are the parts going to cost you to fix it? Write down twice that figure for all of the hidden things.
8. What is your time worth and how much beer will you have to supply your buddies to help you. Believe me it will take three to four times as much time as you first expect.
9. Are you going to paint the vehicle, assuming you find all of the body parts? Call some places that paint vehicles for some pricing. Face it you are not going to put a $3000 paint job on an old Previa.
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10. The vehicle will definitely need a 4 wheel alignment before it is fully functional. Other things to consider are how fast you need the vehicle, what your state requires for inspections etc., what is required for registration etc. and will your neighbors complain about your yard looking like a junkyard.
11. Do the math and be realistic about it. Is it worth it to YOU?
12. Alternatives to consider: Parting it out if you have time and space will bring the most $ for what you have. You may want to remove the engine to swap into a different Previa if one should turn up. Craigslist is your best bet here.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015 | 301 views


Did you prime the new pump with some engine oil? Another trick is to use some light grease to coat the pump gears so they will seal against themselves. If you primed the pump and are sure the pump is working, you may have worn out engine bearings or some internal oil leak that is keeping the oil from getting pressure.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014 | 204 views


Did you pack the pump with vasoline before starting the engine to prime it easier?

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014 | 134 views


Does not work?
IS THERE A SPLIT OR HOLE IN IT? OR DOES IT JUST NOT FEED OIL THROUGH AS IT SHOULD

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014 | 25 views


Go to Toyota Nation, Previa Forum.
or
search for Samay in Seattle, he's the expert

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 03, 2014 | 297 views


It should be stamped on the block just under the head gasket.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 26, 2014 | 188 views


You could try draining the coolant from the bottom of the radiator, rather than the block.
If you can not find a coolant release valve, try removing the hose from the lowest connection of the radiator.
Make sure that you take the cap of the expansion bottle (or radiator) to ensure that air can enter to let the coolant out.

1991 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 03, 2014 | 63 views

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