1996 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

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

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1996 Toyota Camry Problems

Power Steering Leak From Pump and/or Hose

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

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

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.

Hesitation on Acceleration

Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.

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1996 Toyota Camry Questions

Camry Indicator Lights Won't Turn Off Even With Key Out of Ignition. Help Please (1 answer)

My '96 Camry started fine yesterday and drove it to the bank. When I turned the car off, I noticed all of the indicator lights stayed on even when I took the key out of the ignition. I happened to press the brake and all the lights shut on and off as I pressed and released the brake. Very wei...

1996 toyota camry 3.0l wont start on cold morning or cold weather (1 answer)

replaced the I.A.C. valve and E.C.T. sensor also the cold start switch

Why does the engine die after running for less than five minutes? (1 answer)

Engine cracks and runs great for about five minutes. It then dies and will not restart for at least 4-6 hours. Fuel pump has been changed. Seems like once motor gets hot it dies?

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1996 Toyota Camry Recalls

Recall 99V307000
Toyota Recalls 1996 Camrys Due to Exterior Lighting Problem

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 Recalls Various 1996 Models Due to Cruise Control Issues

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

based on 11 customer reviews
Three years ago this month I bought a 1996 Camry LE 4 cylinder (164,000 miles) off Craigslist for $950. It had been in an accident (front fenders and bumper replaced from a wrecking yard)so the body was rough but the interior clean. It came with new snow tires on it and I just use them year round. I had to change the oil pan because the drain plug was stripped. And I've had to change a couple h...
I bought my Camry in 99 and it had 34,ooo miles on it. I'm the second owner and I have 373793 on her now. Never had a major engine or tranny issue. She still rides smooth and even gets 31 mpg on the old 2.2. My next will be a Toyota and I hope it's just as good!
I have a 1996 Toyota Camry Station Wagon 4 Cycl with a 5FSE engine. Other then routine maintenace I have put very little into it. It runs like new.

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