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.
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1996 Toyota Camry
1996 Toyota Camry Problems
The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.
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.
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
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.
1996 Toyota Camry Recalls (Recent)
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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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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.
1996 Toyota Camry Questions and Answers
I have a 1996 Toyota Camry. The breaks in my car have been making grinding noises for 2 years. The last year, number 3, the brakes have to pumped and they still go to the floor. We had it professio...
How do I replace left front turn signal bulb?
Kepps running hot
How do I take the rotors off? Do I need any special tools? I know how to replace the breaks, just need help with taking rotors off?
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 hoses and put new contacts in the starter. I was able to do that stuff myself. I change the engine oil every 5000 miles at wherever there is a $19.95 sale but I'm not going to touch the transmission oil--it looks clean--just drive the car until it drops. I figure the car should last to at least 204,000 miles which will give me 40,000 miles (ten years at the rate I use it) of transportation for a $950 purchase. 21 mpg in the city.
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.
GREAT CAR,220,000 MILES STILL GOING I LOVE MY 96,TOYOTA
the lht are not brought enough and the misc s ok