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 ProblemsEngine Coolant Temperature Sensor May Stop Working at Higher Mileages
At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.
1996 Toyota 4Runner QuestionsWhy 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.
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.
1996 Toyota 4Runner RecallsToyota 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 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.