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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser

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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

At higher mileages (125,000 -150,000) the power steering pump may begin to leak on the 6 cylinder vehicles and could require replacement.

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.

Maintenance -- Verified

Our technicians tell us that it is important to change the coolant with factory coolant and replace the thermostat every 60,000 miles. The will help protect the head gasket, otherwise the head gasket can deteriorate and be stressed to the point of failure.

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...

1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Questions and Answers

cirehol, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser, Lithonia, GA

I have a 96 land cruiser and for some reason I can't open the hatch, it does n ot appear to be stuck, I have no problem opening the hatch from the inside (except now I was playing around with ...

Visitor, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Hillpoint, WI

My '96 TLC won't turn over - starter only clicks. How do you change the starter? How many bolts hold the starter on? I can see two bolts on the bottom - is there another on the top?

Visitor, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Saint Michaels, MD

At what milage should the timing belt be changed? Is it a belt or chain?

pros, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Bangor, ME

front oil pump leaking

dac, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, New York, NY


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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Reviews

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.

I bought my 1996 with 18K on her, she was less than 1 yr old. She now has 92K on her! She guzzles gas (about 12-13mpg) pulling my boat or not. Rusted exhaust had to be replaced, replacing U joints on drive shafts (1K) but love her! Onyx gets me thru everything and has NEVER gotten stuck or left me stranded! Besides, there is a 08 Sequoia but the wife gives me that "walk away before I shoot you look" so Onyx and I will be rolling for years to come.

I have 180 k on mine and it has been great it eats a lot of brakes but the only other repair has been a starter.

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