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All info found on this site was collected from various places and
from the workshop manuals & from work I have done myself.
ny info I have found on the internet also has a link to view original
URLs if still active as I have found a lot not active anymore
All workshop pdf's are based on a 1995 previa as the Tarago/Previa was around from 1990 till 2000
If you want to download the full manual you can from downloads page

The First Generation Toyota Tarago, Estima, Previa[Preh-via] is one of the best and mos out standing minivans [mini bus] ever produced.  

Seriously' where else are you going to find a supercharged AWD minivan straight from the factory?

The Toyota Previa in the USA
, & New Zealand also known as the Toyota Estima (エスティマ) in Japan, Toyota Canarado in the Asia Pacific, and Toyota Tarago in Australia, is an MPV or multi-purpose vehicle (known as a minivan in North America) produced by Toyota since 1990. The name "Previa" is derived from the Spanish and Italian for "preview," as Toyota saw the first Previa as a vehicle that would preview technologies used in future minivans. Along with the Toyota Sienna, the Previa is the second largest minivan in Toyota's line-up after the bigger and more luxurious Alphard/Vellfire (which is not offered in most Western markets).

With a almost flat 4 cylinder engine sits low and in the middle of the van, allowing for excellent weight distribution.  
Even in rear wheel drive, the minivan is felt to be a formidable vehicle for use on snow and all other kinds of torrain.
Plus an AWD is available for those who need maximum traction.

First generation (XR10, XR20; 1990–2000)

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United States
1997 model year Previa S/C AWD (last model year in the US)


In Australia, the Tarago was offered in GL/GLI, GLS, and GLX forms with 7-8 passenger seating from 1991 models. In addition to the Australian market, there were various special edition models available, which varied in trim levels. These include the RV (either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic with 4WD), commemorative Rugby World Cup editions and Getaway. Feature-wise, all of the special edition models are marketed between the base GLI and GLX models. When the later-style update models were released in Australia, the top of the line GLS model was renamed "Ultima" and the Getaway became a mainstay trim level, being renamed Getaway II.

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