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Toyota previa 1993 (about 170K) check engine light on. Why?

For no apparent reason ck engine light came on. no obvious problems with the van. Could it just be on for routine maintenance check. All fluid levels are good. Recently serviced.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have a 1996 Previa and recently the "check engine" light came on. I was told to get it scanned at an AutoZone or somewhere and find out codes as well. My immediate question is, is this something that could wait a couple of weeks, or not? The van continues to run well, but the light is scaring me. Will the engine get damaged if I delay until after Christmas dealing with this? I support three grandkids on a single income, and I'm limited in what I can do and when I can do it (which is why I'm driving a '96 Previa, plus I love Toyotas!);)~

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem where is the plug in for the obd II computer so i can get a code. is the car too old for me to use this hand held computer i bought at auto zone. 1993 previa

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    The "check engine light "comes on when the vehicle ECU sees a problem with the emission or the electronic sesnors on the engine.

    I would suggest that the vehicle be taken to a auto repair service capable of scanning the car, and after it is scanned, get back to me with the code(s), and I will assist you further.

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Could be as simple as loose gas cap.

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