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.

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.

One or More Motor Mounts May Wear Out on Higher Mileage Vehicles

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

Rear suspension bounces (1 answer)

I get up to 60 mph when it starts to bounce but I have new struts

Check Engine Light reading code P0402. (1 answer)

My check engine light has been on so many times this month. 3 weeks ago my car was reading code p0401. Did a tune up, and changed the vacuum mod. Drove it for 130 miles and it popped back on. Ran the code again and now it's a p0402. Replaced the EGR valve. Drove 150 miles came back on. What&#...

what is the torque spec for the valve cover after replacing the gasket on2.2L (2 answers)

2.2L 4 cylinder engine

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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

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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