1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

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

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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

ABS Light Due to Wheel Bearings and/or CV Joints With Excessive Runout

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) may function erratically or illuminate the warning light due a damaged wheel speed sensor. A wheel bearing and/or CV joint with excessive runout can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.

P0773 fault code at higher mileage due to failed 3-way lock-up solenoid

A transmission fault code of P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid has failed and will need replacement.

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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Questions

Recently on acceleration white smoke comes from the exhaust... (1 answer)

Trying to remain optimistic...noticed leakage around PCV grommet....what are the possibilities? Also after a recent oil change the oil appears dark in color...

Oil leaking from lower part of engine. (2 answers)

My tail lights brake light stays on constantly what would the problem be (1 answer)

Parklights go out blinkers work but brake light stays on

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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Reviews

I had 279,000 miles on mine before a mud bog got me sideways and I had a rollover accident that totalled it. No injuries whatsoever. Owned it for 10 years. My esteem for durability, safety and reliability is vastly more important to me than any concerns about 13 MPG. My experience with brake costs seems consistent with other posts here, also the Birfield joints (CV joint) can be an Achilles...
Everything is great but lets not forget that engine block and head are made out of two different materials and that marriage is not always the most faithfull:( That is the only bad thing that I can say about FJ80, other than that install 100 series brake pads and notice about 10%improvement in braking. Don't seem like much but trust me you can feel it!!!
Bought my 1996 approx 9 years ago with 80k, now have 199k. Have had to replace some gaskets-leaked oil, and replaced the starter. Drive to many ski areas, and many back roads, have never lost traction much less been stuck. This car is great, it does eant brakes though. Plan I keeping it and when i buy another car it will be a used landcruiser.

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