Question about 1993 Toyota Previa
Especially in warm humid weather when i drive the Previa and it gets fully warmed up. then i stop.......say, for 10 or 15 min.........when i try to start it ... NOTHING, no click no nothing. sometimes a jump will help, sometimes not. BUT if i leave it for an hour or two and let it cool down it ALWAYS starts up, easy as pie. i had an old chevy van that did a similar thing and it was the neutral safety switch that chevy had cleverly places low on the transmission so it could **** up all the road goo making it intermittant in a similar way. but the previa has that switch much more protected. WHAT TO DO??
I have a 1997 Premio (like Carina) diesel and I have the same prob. My diagnostic says Throttle Position Sensor Circuit. Does it give white smoke when it doesn't start? It might also have to do with fuel injection then. Press the accelerator pedal fully and try to start when hot. Strangely, after doing that, my problem was solved. But mechanics give other views...
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
The reason I asked if you had your starter worked on recently is whoever did the work may not have installed a simple but critical part while doing the repair. Chevrolet had the same issue years ago; the starter sits very close to the exhaust, and gets very hot. If the starter gets too hot, “it will do nothing”. The issue was resolved by putting a thin, insulated shield between the starter and exhaust. The repair is quite simple, yet very effective. Putting a starter heat shield in place will resolve your issue.
I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on May 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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