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1996 Toyota T100

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1996 Toyota T100 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

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 T100 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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Suspension & Steering, October 5, 2005

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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.

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1996 Toyota T100 Questions and Answers

bluethebear, 1996 Toyota T100, 3.4L V6, Rock Springs, WY

when you hit the brake pedal the signal lights come on but shine.

angel5199, 1996 Toyota T100, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Coeur D Alene, ID

By mistake,my T-100,with a GREASE-GUN,was greased with Marine Grease for boat trailers. WRONG GREASE!!! Will this HARM the T-100 and what can I do about it? Some grease do not mix.

richardwilson, 1996 Toyota T100, 3.4L V6, Traverse City, MI

So this just happened all of a sudden and had no pre warning of something wrong. but I was driving down the road and the truck pulled hard to the right, I got the truck aligned and it was just shak...

Visitor, 1996 Toyota T100, 3.4L V6, Kent, WA

I am worried about aftermarket rotors & pads compatibility. I dont to pay more for Toyo brand Rotors & pads, but willing to, if there are issues with aftermarket parts. I also need torquein...

adamchavez, 1996 Toyota T100, 3.4L V6, Riverside, CA

i need bay used what years and models can l look for?

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1996 Toyota T100 Reviews

I bought this truck new in 1996. It has 234,700 miles on it. It is a 4WD 6cyclinder with xcab. It does not use oil, gets about 21 miles per gallon combined. The original tires were Goodyear, changed out at 90,000 miles. I replaced them with Goodrich and got 100,000 out of that set. I replaced a clutch bracket a few years ago. The original exhaust lasted 11 years.
Right now I have a problem after the truck heats up shifting into gears. Sometimes I have to turn the engine off and put it into reverse. Anybody have any ideas about this problem. I don't see any leakage under the truck.

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