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1996 Toyota 4Runner

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1996 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Drive Train -- Verified

On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

1996 Toyota 4Runner Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1996

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Toyota recalls 1996 4Runner trucks because the label that warns consumers about the special handling conditions of the truck is not affixed to the driver's side sun visor. If the driver is not aware of these conditions, a loss of control may occur. Dealers will install new sun visors that include the missing sticker.

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Suspension & Steering, February 28, 2002

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Toyota has recalled 1996-1998 4Runner trucks because when they are loaded down fully, steering response and handling may be compromised, which can cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension parts.

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1996 Toyota 4Runner Questions and Answers

Ami, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, Hampton, GA

The fuse labeld EFI keeps blowing causing my car to stall. I have replaced it several times and it cranks back up immediately but then blows again and then my car stalls. What is causing the fuse t...

lvnash, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, Gold Beach, OR

How does one remove the front parking light bulbs?

lira_z, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, 3.0L V6, Chicago, IL

My check engine light has come back on, on my 96 toyota 4 runner, (after months of being off) and the code suggest a clogged vent valve or canister. Where is the vent valve located so I can check i...

DeborahNixon, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Dunlap, TN

Will not crank, will not even turn over, replaced the park neutral safety switch, started has been checked out also-good, So what will cause it not to do anything when I turn the switch on? And wha...

scrounger, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, 3.4L V6, Moorpark, CA

nox levels are at about 600ppm at 15 and 25 mph. cleaned air flow sensor,replaced cat,o2 sensor switchig fast.replaced fuel filter.

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