1996 Toyota T100 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota T100

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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.

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

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.

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Multiple cracks in engine head,needs to be replaced

Replaced the starter, air filter and oil change. Truck starts now but when in park and revved up it Boggs down and dies. What should I look into / do next?

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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.

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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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 aft...

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