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  • First Name
    Bruce
  • Toyota Model
    Previa T2 D4D
  • Toyota Year
    2006
  • Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Hi all, since i only have one master key for my 03 Previa , I purchased a new uncut remote key off ebay.I had the key cut -ok programmed the remote door locking -ok , however i performed the inserting the key five times followed by opening and closing the drivers door six times trick as prescribed on many forums to match the transponder to the ecu . The security light entered programming mode as it should (stayed on ) but when the new key was then inserted it began flashing a 2-1 code , which i think means matching unsuccessfull. This i suspect is due to the wrong type of chip in the key , but I dont know which is the correct one . Any wisdon anyone?? thanks
  2. Hello all , I am in the process of replacing my timing belt and water pump on my 2.0 d4d mk 2 Previa. I have a problem withdrawing the crankshaft pulley . I have got it nearly off but then it fouls the chassis leg . It appears that the only way to get it off is by lowering the engine so that it clears the chassis leg . After having looked at the lower engine mounting , it looks as though the entire engine would have to be lifted about 50mm to free the mount of its studs . The option of removing the mount to block bracket isn't possible as the rubber mount masks one of the bolts . It would appear that the rear and front mounts may have to come off first in order to lift the engine high enough to clear the lower mounting . I haven't investigated the three lower mount seating cup to chassis bolts as yet , as there are three plastic plugs to remove from the underside of the sub frame to access the nuts , but i am hoping that the studs on these are shorter than those on the rubber block unit , thereby allowing removal of the mount with less lift of the engine required . After having a cursory look around under the offside wheel arch , I also noted that the rear wishbone bush seems to have collapsed and guess what ? the mounting bush masks the front wishbone bolts too .So the mount simply has to come off . When i removed the power steering pump , I undid the three bolts that secure its brackets to the water pump , but the top one couldn't be withdrawn as it fouled the pulley . The opposite side of the bracket has a captive nut , so why on earth did Toyota not put the captive nut on the pulley side so that the bolt could be simply withdrawn from the back side where there is plenty of room ?. I did manage to withdraw the bolt eventually by sawing the flange off the bolt head against one flat of the hexagon . This allowed it to clear ---JUST This is my first Toyota , but i am thinking that the designers have given very little consideration the the poor bugger that has to work on them , in fact its undoubtedly the worst car i have owned for maintenance Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated
  3. Hello all , I am in the process of replacing my timing belt and water pump on my 2.0 d4d mk 2 Previa. I have a problem withdrawing the crankshaft pulley . I have got it nearly off but then it fouls the chassis leg . It appears that the only way to get it off is by lowering the engine so that it clears the chassis leg . After having looked at the lower engine mounting , it looks as though the entire engine would have to be lifted about 50mm to free the mount of its studs . The option of removing the mount to block bracket isn't possible as the rubber mount masks one of the bolts . It would appear that the rear and front mounts may have to come off first in order to lift the engine high enough to clear the lower mounting . I haven't investigated the three lower mount seating cup to chassis bolts as yet , as there are three plastic plugs to remove from the underside of the sub frame to access the nuts , but i am hoping that the studs on these are shorter than those on the rubber block unit , thereby allowing removal of the mount with less lift of the engine required . After having a cursory look around under the offside wheel arch , I also noted that the rear wishbone bush seems to have collapsed and guess what ? the mounting bush masks the front wishbone bolts too .So the mount simply has to come off . When i removed the power steering pump , I undid the three bolts that secure its brackets to the water pump , but the top one couldn't be withdrawn as it fouled the pulley . The opposite side of the bracket has a captive nut , so why on earth did Toyota not put the captive nut on the pulley side so that the bolt could be simply withdrawn from the back side where there is plenty of room ?. I did manage to withdraw the bolt eventually by sawing the flange off the bolt head against one flat of the hexagon . This allowed it to clear ---JUST This is my first Toyota , but i am thinking that the designers have given very little consideration the the poor bugger that has to work on them , in fact its undoubtedly the worst car i have owned for maintenance Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated
  4. Sorry , I forgot to state the model of car . Its an 04 Previa with the 2.0 d4d engine
  5. Hello all , I just had to replace my turbo chra as it had developed 1.1mm axial movement . I have removed the sump and checked the oil pickup is clean , also the oil feed and return pipes , and all of the inlet tract My question is What is the best way to disable the engine , so that i can crank it with the key to get oil pressure up prior to starting and without any fault codes being thrown up sorry if this topic has been covered before and thanks in advance
  6. Thanks Alf for that helpful information , I have also found this useful link on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGwe8gXCFko
  7. Hi everybody , just bought my first Toyota, a Previa T2 D4D, and being used to doing all of my own servicing and repairs on every car/motorcycle that i have ever owned , I,m frustrated by the apparent lack of a workshop manual for this model as far as i can see .does anyone know a source of service info ? and alternatively re the engine / gearbox side of things , will a D4D engined manual for the Avensis or other model yield any useful information ? A wiring diagram , i suspect might prove the most elusive thing . I hope someone can point me in the right direction