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1996 Toyota Celica

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1996 Toyota Celica Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning  the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

It is important to regularly check the valve clearance as the exhaust valves may become too tight. This will lead to valve failures, which are expensive to repair.

1996 Toyota Celica Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 2, 1996

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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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1996 Toyota Celica Questions and Answers

Mandeep, 1996 Toyota Celica, Monticello, MN

Hi i have a Toyota celica 1996 automatic and my car doesn't move when i put it in Drive or in 2nd gear, but it Reverses and Parked works fine. Before the car was driving fine until i started h...

colacow, 1996 Toyota Celica, Schenectady, NY

in slow moving traffic when i dab the brakes they make a crunch.all fluid levels are correct.

Visitor, 1996 Toyota Celica, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Jacksonville, FL

i know it's a long story, but plesase read it and help me out. we can't figure out what is wrong!

my fiance was flushing my radiator the other night, and he filled it back up and every...

markwilson76, 1996 Toyota Celica, Independence, KY

i just changed oil in my toyota and now it wont go into gear. wasn't having any problems till now

gucci main, 1996 Toyota Celica, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Reinholds, PA

My friends celica shut off while driving.It cranks fine but has no spark. He replaced the coil pack, crank sensor and the ignition module and still no spark. He can't get any codes out of the ...

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