1996 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota 4Runner

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1996 Toyota 4Runner
$
1,147
to $
2,500
1996 Toyota 4Runner
$
112
to $
619
1996 Toyota 4Runner
$
301
to $
490
1996 Toyota 4Runner
$
212
to $
645
1996 Toyota 4Runner
$
437
to $
616

1996 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

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1996 Toyota 4Runner Questions

electrical short in signal lights (1 answer)

tail brake right hand rear turn signal and front marker lights stay on with master fuse in fuse block.When master power fuse is in all these lights stay on and hazard lights will not work. With master power fuse out all lights work normally.unless head lights are on.

Why do my tail lights flash randomly flash when my 1996 4runner is parked & off? (1 answer)

They randomly flash when my 4runner is off. I can look into the driveway and just see them flash randomly.

How much is a reasonable price to instal a Revtech differential drop kit ? (1 answer)

The 3 inch lift is causing the boots to tear . Lasted about 6 month and if I continue the ball joints will need to be replaced again.

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1996 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1996-1998 4Runners Due to Poor Steering Response with Heavy Load

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.

Toyota Recalls 1996 4Runners Due to a Missing Warning Label on Sun Visor

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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