1996 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Toyota Camry Problems

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.

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1996 Toyota Camry Questions

I lost the power steering in my vehicle. The power steering fluid leaks, but I always keep it filled. Now I actually have no power steering at all. Very difficult to turn.

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1996 Toyota Camry Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

Toyota is recalling 1996 Camry models because the plastic material of the bulb holders of the rear tail light assembly does not have sufficient heat resistance. When the bulb is illuminated, the resulting high temperature can cause the bulb holder to deform. This may cause the bulb to lose electrical contact and become inoperative, increasing the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the bulb holder and harness if necessary.

Toyota is recalling 1996 T100, Camry, Celica, Corolla, and Tacoma models because the cruise control system may fail to hold the speed set by the driver and can accelerate above the intended set speed. This can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the cruise control assemblies.

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1996 Toyota Camry Reviews

very reliable car. great city/highway mpg. drive in snow great. the only problem with camrys are that they have a egr problem; with high mileage, most of them idles and stall a lot.

GREAT CAR,220,000 MILES STILL GOING I LOVE MY 96,TOYOTA

The car has 170,000 miles on it but still works great as long as it receives regular maintenance. After 12 years the only problem I've come across is oil leaks which are easily fixed.

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