The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.
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1995 Toyota T100
1995 Toyota T100 Problems
On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
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.
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...
At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.
1995 Toyota T100 Recalls (Recent)
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Toyota is recalling 1990-1995 4Runner, 1990-1995 pickup, and 1993-1998 Toyota T100 trucks because the steering relay rod may crack under stress. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering relay rod.
1995 Toyota T100 Questions and Answers
What is the recommended weight of oil for my engine? I have constantly low oil pressure using 20W50.
How much and what weight oil goes in to a 95 t-100 toyota 4x4 3.4V6 rearend?
i have a 95 t100 sr5 with an automatic transmission that has 181k miles on it. Just recently it has started to knock hard when shifting into reverse after the truck has sat for a few hours. It wil...
please help me. my neighbor pulled on my shift leaver and damaged something. if green park indicator light doesn't come on truck will not start and will roll
1995 Toyota T100 Reviews
I purchased my '96 T100 last Feb. with 312K (now @ 327K). The first thing I did was purge the trans with synthetic atf (I had great luck doing this in my '81 pick up with a 3vz/auto from an '88 runner with over 300K). After driving for a few months I decided to plow with it this winter. I am amazed at how much pep this truck has right off idle, it does however seem to lag at around 65mph (ie, hills and hauling). I still get 19-21 mpg with the auto (which is higher than '12 models...) Since recently replacing head gaskets and head bolts I've decided to install a TRD Super Charger. My only real gripe is the brakes, rear discs and optional locker would have been nice but can be added.
I agree that this truck is very straight forward in it's design and is actually a pleasure to work on with no mysteries as to how stuff works. A common problem I've found is intermittent 4wd failure which is usually a direct failure of the release vacuum switch on drivers fender well below the fuse box, that disengages the front axle. It bypasses and won't allow the actuator to pull. I just disconnected mine and capped the vacuum tube. Just make sure that when you disengage transfer case that you are traveling below 5mph and not under power (it bangs).
I bought my T100 at the end of 1994. It has most of original part. It did not start to show some small rust spots until 2006. I let my son drive it for over a year then I let my best friend who had caner drive it for well oever 2.5 years. When he died this past august I got my truck back. It has almost 240,000 miles and still running strong.
I bought this truck brand new and have put 430,000 miles on it. Still has the original engine and clutch. It is still running strong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
I have a T100 4x4 extra cab and love it. The vehicle has over 231000 miles on it and I am still getting 21 miles a gallon on the highway. I wish Toyota would build the T100 again. It is large enough to handle the loads (material and people) that I have to carry and not so big that you can not find a parking place.
I have 172,000 miles on my T-100 XCab, and this has been the most reliable vehicle I've owned (bought used in 2002). Only complaint is I'd like a 'tighter' feeling front-end suspension/steering, but there are some things that can be done there.